Supplier News

  • Bayer completes Taiwan

    August 10, 2007
    Bayer MaterialScience has completed its acquisition of the Taiwan Ure-Tech Group. The move has made the company the world’s largest supplier of resins and films. Bayer Material­Science intends to move the global headquarters of its Thermopl…


  • Paint industry pioneer

    August 10, 2007
    Henry (Hank) Godshalk, chairman of Finishes Unlimited recently passed away. Godshalk along with his wife Zoe, founded Finishes Unlimited in 1970. Headquartered is Sugar Grove, IL, the company manufactures water-based industrial coatings and recently…


  • Hexion Acquires Huntsman

    August 10, 2007
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Huntsman Corporation valued at approximately $10.6 billion. “This transaction provides Hexion and Huntsman with a great opportunity to create a world-class company…


  • Freeman Technology wins

    August 10, 2007
    Freeman Technology has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2007, considered to be the UK’s most prestigious commercial prize. Freeman Technology’s award is in the category of Innovation and recognizes the development, comm…


  • PRA acquires IRFAB

    August 10, 2007
    reached an agreement to acquire Irfab Chemical Consultants, based in Brussels, for an undisclosed sum. Irfab founder, Franco Busato, will continue to support the business as senior advisor and consultant for at least two years, to ensure continuity o…


  • In brief

    August 10, 2007
    Degussa has expanded its capacity for the production of isophorone at its North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany plant...Clariant has entered into a strategic cooperation with Nanogate to develop and market new surface refinement materials...Basell, a…


  • BASF opens polyurethanes site in China

    July 19, 2007
    BASF celebrated the inauguration of its new polyurethanes specialties site in Pudong, Shanghai. The site operates under the name BASF Polyurethanes Specialties (China) Co. Ltd. and comprises a polyurethane system house, a technical research and devel…


  • Huntsman to open new

    July 19, 2007
    Huntsman has completed its first Asia Pacific polyetheramines plant. Located at Jurong Island, Singapore, the plant is expected to be in commercial operation by the third quarter. It will be capable of producing 15,000 tons per year of Jeffamine poly…


  • Lanxess earns epa

    July 19, 2007
    Lanxess Corp.’s Material Protection Products business unit has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for several formulations based on the active ingredient Benzisothiazolinone (BIT). These formulations included 10% and 20…


  • In brief

    July 19, 2007
    Reichhold Corp. has been named the top alkyd resin supplier in Brazil for the ninth time at the 11th annual Paint & Pintura Awards.................Sartomer Company’s technical literature will now be available in Japanese for fre…


  • AltairNano and Sherwin-Williams form JV

    June 18, 2007
    Altair Nanotechnologies, a supplier of advanced ceramic nanomaterials and The Sherwin-Williams Co. have formed a joint venture, AlSher Titania. AlSher Titania will combine the Altairnano Hydrochloride Pigment (AHP) process and the Sherwin-Williams Hy…


  • Akzo Nobel to invest

    June 18, 2007
    Akzo Nobel is slated to spend €250 million on building two chemical plants in China–the first confirmed investments in a new multi-site facility being established by the company in Ningbo. The two new facilities, located within the Ningbo…


  • Sartomer plans

    June 18, 2007
    Sartomer Company has announced plans to open a new 356-square-meter technical center and office space in Yokohama, Japan in Dec. 2007. The facility will house Sartomer Japan, which opened in 2005 and is part of the Asian operations of the company. Th…


  • Lanxess opens new

    June 18, 2007
    Lanxess has opened a new plant in Shanghai as part of its Asia strategy launched in 2006. This is Lanxess’ second production facility for inorganic pigments in China. The plant, with an annual capacity of approximately 20,000 tons, will be oper…


  • Angus Chemical to build

    June 18, 2007
    Angus Chemical Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, is building an R&D manufacturing plant to assist in the scale-up and validation of next-generation nitroalkane-based products. Located on the Angus manufacturing campu…