Supplier News

  • 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…


  • SSCT Seeks presentations

    June 18, 2007
    The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) will hold its 2008 Annual Technical Conference at the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort in San Destin, FL on April 20-23. SSCT is currently seeking technical speakers for this event. Al…


  • Dow Polyurethanes invests further in Europe

    May 17, 2007
    Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to expand capacity at two of its European facilities. The company plans to increase name-plate capacity at its polyols plant in Terneuzen, The Netherlands by 180 kilotons per year, and at its propylene glycol fac…


  • Wacker Opens technical

    May 17, 2007
    Wacker has opened a new technical center in Beijing for construction applications. The center’s lab facilities will develop and test construction sector polymeric binders. The Beijing center will focus on developing formulations and meeting req…


  • Dow epoxy chooses

    May 17, 2007
    Dow Epoxy has selected Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP) as the site for its worldscale 150,000-MTPA glycerine-to-epichlorohydrin (GTW) plant and 100,000-MTPA liquid epoxy resins (LER) plant. Both plants are slated to start up between 2009-201…


  • FSCT Board appoints

    May 17, 2007
    Mark Algaier, of Hillyard Industries, St. Josephs, MO and member of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) board of directors, has been appointed as the secretary/treasurer of the FSCT. Algaier replaces Joseph Pontoski, FSCT chief…


  • In brief

    May 17, 2007
    Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit is discontinuing its Vestagon B 31/B 55 and B 68 crosslinkers for epoxy and hybrid powder coatings...Sartomer Company has enhanced features to its online technical library (www.sartomer.com),…


  • Sartomer announces corporate

    April 18, 2007
    Sartomer Company has announced a corporate restructuring designed to enhance global customer support for companies with multi-national operations. Effective immediately, Sartomer will operate with three geographical sales regions, five central…


  • Lubrizol to build

    April 18, 2007
    The Lubrizol Corp. is investing approximately $40 million to build a facility in Songjiang, just outside of Shanghai. The new facility will include manufacturing, commercial and technical capabilities. It will be built on approximately 31,000 square…


  • Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane

    April 18, 2007
    Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to acquire Hyperplast UK, a manufacturer of polyurethanes elastomers and Autothane Ltd., a manufacturer of advanced automotive suspension components. &ldqu…