Supplier News

  • 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…


  • Dynea To Build Resin and

    December 7, 2005
    Dynea To Build Resin and Formaldehyde Plant in Canada Dynea plans to build a new resin and formaldehyde production facility in Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada. The plant will provide phenol formaldehyde resin, urea formaldehyde resin, formaldehyde and ot…


  • Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers

    December 7, 2005
    Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi and Southern Society for Coatings Technology has issued a call for papers…


  • Akzo Nobel increases

    December 7, 2005
    Akzo Nobel increases capacity for Bermocoil Akzo Nobel is investing €24 million to increase capacity at its Bermocoil production facility in Sweden. Capacity at the Ornskoldvik factory, which produces the company’s globally marketed Ber…


  • Bayer MaterialScience Expands Shanghai Polymer R&D Center

    December 7, 2005
    Bayer MaterialScience Expands Shanghai Polymer R&D Center Bayer MaterialScience has commenced construction to expand its Polymer Research and Development Center (PRDC) in Pudong, Shanghai. When complete, the PRDC will be Bayer MaterialScience&rs…


  • Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group

    December 7, 2005
    Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of thermoset resins for industrial uses, has signed an agreement to purchase the coatings and adhesives business unit of…


  • Eastman opens

    December 7, 2005
    Eastman opens lab in Shanghai Eastman Chemical Company recently inaugurated its China laboratory in Shanghai to support the development of new formulations and performance-enhancing applications for North Asia-based customers. Eastman’…


  • BASF starts up Shanghai amino resins plant

    December 7, 2005
    BASF has started commercial production of its amino resins located at BASF Auxiliary Chemicals Company in Pudong, Shanghai, China. BASF’s amino resins are marketed under the trademark Luwipal. Applications are in baking finishes, acid-curable p…


  • Thomas E. Hill Receives

    November 3, 2005
    Thomas E. Hill Receives 2005 FSCT Heckel Award The FSCT has awarded FSCT past-president Thomas E. Hill, president and CEO of The Coatings Alliance, the 2005 recipient of the organization’s highest honor—the George Baugh Heckel Award. P…


  • Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies

    November 3, 2005
    Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies Remmele Engineering has acquired the May Coating Technologies division of Acumeter Laboratories. The May Coating Technologies line of standard web handling and coating equipment will be integra…


  • Lyondell To

    November 3, 2005
    Lyondell To Increase Propylene Glycol Ether Capacity Lyondell Chemical Company has made plans to increase its annual propylene glycol ether (PGE) capacity by 50,000 metric tons by the beginning of 2007. With this additional PGE capacity, Lyond…


  • Sartomer Declares

    November 3, 2005
    Sartomer Declares Force Majeure For Wingtack C5 Resin Line Sartomer Company has declared force majeure for its Wingtack C5 resins. The declaration was made as a result of Hurricane Rita and its impact on the company’s manufacturing faciliti…


  • Angus SterLington, LA Site Expansion Complete, Facility

    November 3, 2005
    Angus SterLington, LA Site Expansion Complete, Facility Not Affected by Hurricanes The Angus Chemical Co. recently announced the completion of a multi-million dollar investment project at its Sterlington, LA site. The company added additional volum…


  • CPMA issues Call For Papers

    November 3, 2005
    CPMA issues Call For Papers The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at its 2006 CPMA International conference, “Color Pigments 2006—a Global Perspective,” to b…


  • Synthesia To Start

    November 3, 2005
    Synthesia To Start High-Performance DPP Pigments Production Synthesia, a division of Aliachem, is prepared to start the production of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) reds at its pigments and dyes plant in Pardubice, the Czech Republic. The DPP product…