Supplier News

  • Bayer Participates in

    April 5, 2006
    Bayer MaterialScience is participating in the NanoCare research project, which aims to further enhance scientific analysis of nanomaterials. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is focusing on the pro…


  • Degussa expands

    April 5, 2006
    Degussa AG’s coatings and colorants business unit will expand its entire isophorone chemicals production line at the Herne, Germany site. The unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2007. Isophorone and its derivatives, isophorone diamine and…


  • BASF Invests in specialty amines plant in U.S.

    April 5, 2006
    BASF is building an alky-lethanolamine (AEOA) plant at its U.S. Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana. The new plant, scheduled to come on line in 2007, complements existing amine production facilities at Geismar. The site currently manufactures some 20…


  • BASF acquires construction chemicals

    April 5, 2006
    BASF AG has reached an agreement with Degussa AG to acquire Degussa’s construction chemicals business. The purchase price for equity is just under €2.2 billion. As a result, the transaction value for BASF is €2.7 billion. The transact…


  • Keynote Speakers at Color Pigments Conference

    February 9, 2006
    Color Pigments 2006–A Global Perspective, the 2006 International Color Pigments Conference will be held at the Hotel InterContinental, Chicago, IL on April 18-20. The conference will feature Dave Frescoln, CEO of Flint Ink/XSYS̴…


  • BASF to acquire Engelhard

    February 9, 2006
    BASF has made an all-cash proposal to acquire Engelhard Corporation, an Iselin, NJ-based supplier of goods for catalysis and surface finishing, for $37 a share or $4.9 billion. This price represents a 23% premium above the Dec. 20, 2005 closing price…


  • IN BRIEF

    January 16, 2006
    IN BRIEF Bunge has launched a new website (www.biphorpigments.com) dedicated to Biphor white pigment…Lanxess Corporation’s U.S. headquarters, located in Pittsburgh, PA, has achieved RC14001 certification. CW…


  • ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD

    January 16, 2006
    ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD MINI-SYMPOSIUM THIS MONTH ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications will hold its annual mini-symposium on Jan. 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The…


  • AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER

    January 16, 2006
    AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER FROM HEXION FOR ITS INK AND ADHESIVE RESINS BUSINESS Akzo Nobel has received an offer from Hexion Specialty Chemicals for its ink and adhesive resins business for €88 million. The offer involves all assets and al…


  • LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES

    January 16, 2006
    LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES LOW-COST PIGMENTS ONLINE LinearSource (www.linearsource.com), a new online venture launched in December, was developed to provide a low-cost alternative for pigment cus-…


  • CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES

    January 16, 2006
    CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DIVISION Cytec Industries Inc. has combined its two specialty chemical divisions, Cytec Surface Specialties and Cytec Performance Specialties into a new unit named Cytec Specialty Chemicals. Shane…


  • LANXESS SELLS

    January 16, 2006
    LANXESS SELLS ISL-CHEMIE TO BERLAC AG Lanxess has sold iSl-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, Kürten, Germany to Berlac AG, Sissach, Switzerland. The purchase price for iSL-Chemie, a subsidiary of Lanxess business unit Rhein Chemica Rheinau Gmbh,…


  • ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES

    January 16, 2006
    ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES AMP-95 CAPACITY Angus Chemical will increase production of AMP-95 (amino-2-methyl-1- propanol), a multi-purpose additive used in a variety of paint and coatings formulations. The increased volume will allow customers…


  • Akzo Nobel to close U.S. surfactants site

    January 16, 2006
    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to close its McCook plant operated by its surfactants business near Chicago. A project has started to transfer production to some of the company’s other U.S. chemicals facilities, with completion of the tran…


  • PRICING CHANGES

    December 7, 2005
    PRICING CHANGES Air Products: Nov. 15—$0.04/wet lb. increase for vinyl acetate homopolymer and copolymer emulsions, all ethylene, vinyl chloride-based emulsions and acrylic-based copolymers in the U.S. and Canada; Dec. 15 —$0.12-$0.16/ l…