Supplier News

  • Dow CLoses polyethylene

    October 20, 2006
    The Dow Chemical Company has closed its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production facility at Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. “The closing of our LDPE facility in Sarnia was a difficult decision, but due to the suspension of ethylene shipment…


  • BASF relocates Johnson Polymer

    October 20, 2006
    BASF Corporation has announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant, an…


  • FSCT Holds Two-Day

    September 12, 2006
    FSCT Holds Two-Day SHort Course at ICE The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is offering a two day short course “Guidelines for Coating Formulations,” before this year’s International Coatings E…


  • BASF renames Engelhard world

    September 12, 2006
    BASF has registered a new corporate name, BASF Catalysts LLC, in the U.S. for the recently acquired Engelhard Corp. BASF will extend its brand to Engelhard companies in other regions of the world over the next few months based on local registra…


  • Silberline expands

    August 14, 2006
    Silberline Manufacturing, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has opened a new sales office and distribution center in Mexico. The office will operate as a separate entity under the management of Ivan Diaz, country manager and assi…


  • Clariant High performance

    August 14, 2006
    Clariant and Hangzhou Baihe Chemical Co. Ltd. have begun production of high performance pigments through its new joint venture, Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. Ltd. The new facility in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China will produce red and y…


  • Cytec Expands production

    August 14, 2006
    Cytec Industries is expanding production of its Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply chain process and increase Cytec&rsq…


  • BASF acquires Johnson Polymer

    August 14, 2006
    The acquisition of resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer by BASF was closed on July 1, 2006. The acquisition includes Johnson Polymer’s production sites in the U.S. and the Netherlands, as well as technical centers and offices in Asia Pacific. It…


  • IN Brief

    July 12, 2006
    Chemtura Corp.’s world headquarters in Middlebury, CT has been certified to the RC14001 international…


  • BASF completes

    July 12, 2006
    BASF has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Engelhard is now a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration pr…


  • Dura Chemicals acquires

    July 12, 2006
    Dura Chemicals Inc., of Alameda, CA, has acquired the North American metal carboxylate and anti-skinning business of Elementis Pigments, Inc. Dura Chemicals will now offer the Nuodex, Nuxtra, Nuocure, Nuact, Drymax and Exkin product lines. This…


  • Degussa starts production at

    July 12, 2006
    Degussa AG has begun production at its new polyesters and colorants plants in Shanghai. The new multi-user site is located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The investments are pooled in Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai), a subsidiary of Degus…


  • BASF Opens nanotechnology research center in Singapore

    June 13, 2006
    BASF has opened its first research center for nanotechnology in Asia. The Competence Center for Nano-structured Surfaces in Singapore involves a €13 million expenditure up to 2008 and will employ a staff of 20, comprised mainly of scientis…


  • Sartomer implements Sales

    June 13, 2006
    Sartomer Company has implemented sales control on its Wingtack resins product line. According to Sartomer, the control is being implemented as a result of a number of events worldwide affecting the availability of C5 resin-making streams. Sartomer&rs…


  • Reichhold Named Top Alkyd Resin Supplier in Brazil

    June 13, 2006
    Reichhold has been named the top alkyd resin supplier to the paint and coatings industry in Brazil. This designation came as part of the 10th Annual Paint and Pintura Awards, which recognizes excellence among suppliers to the paint and coatings…