Supplier News

  • BASF launches new R-M waterborne product in U.S.

    August 11, 2008
    BASF launches new R-M waterborne product in U.S. BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions has launched a new member of its R-M brand—Onyx HD—a high performance, environmentally compliant waterborne automotive refinish basecoat that complies wi…


  • Henkel provides €150,000

    August 11, 2008
    Henkel provides €150,000 for Chinese earthquake victims Henkel has donated €150,000 to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake in China. Working closely with the Henkel sites in China, the company is in the process of channel…


  • Sto Emeraldcoat boasts ICC-ES approval

    August 11, 2008
    Sto Emeraldcoat boasts ICC-ES approval Sto Corporation’s Sto EmeraldCoat, part of the StoGuard air and moisture barrier system, has received ICC-ES approval for use under all claddings except exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS). The n…


  • Rohm and Haas to build plant in Vietnam

    July 16, 2008
    Rohm and Haas Company has announced plans to build an acrylic emulsion facility in Nhon Trach city, within the Dong Nai province of Vietnam. The company will spend approximately $10 million for this facility, which will serve the needs of the paint a…


  • Lanxess improves Texas facility

    July 16, 2008
    Lanxess Corp. has enacted a number of initiatives to improve waste and energy conservation at its Orange, TX manufacturing plant. One initiative is to recycle solvent from two different waste streams at the Orange plant. The waste will be shipped to…


  • In Brief

    July 16, 2008
    In brief DSM Powder Coating Resins has opened a new R&D facility in China...Cray Valley has implemented sales control on its Norsolene A series and S series hydrocarbon resins manufactured in its Channelview, TX facility...Dow has declared…


  • BASF increases capacity for amines

    June 12, 2008
    BASF will double its manufacturing capacity for certain alkyl-etho­nalamines (AEOA) by mid-2009. This expansion is the company’s response to increases in its customers’ demand for these products. BASF manufactures its range of AEOA sp…


  • Cytec Increases Capacity for Resydrol

    June 12, 2008
    Cytec Industries announced plans to increase capacity for Resydrol water-based alkyds at the company’s Wallingford, CT production facility. The new capacity will increase Cytec’s ability to respond to customer needs in North America.…


  • Dow Inaugurates new formulation Lab in Spain

    June 12, 2008
    Dow Inaugurates new formulation Lab in Spain Dow recently inaugurated a new formulation and prototyping development laboratory in Ribaforada, Spain. The lab, which is part of the existing Dow Polyurethane Systems House facility at the site, will f…


  • BASF Expands portfolio of polymer dispersions

    June 12, 2008
    BASF Expands portfolio of polymer dispersions BASF has expanded its portfolio of polymer dispersions for construction chemicals with the acquisition of BCD Rohstoffe für Bauchemie Handels GmbH. These polymer dispersions are primarily used fo…


  • Rohm and Haas acquires Finndisp

    May 13, 2008
    Rohm and Haas Co. has completed the acquisition of Finndisp, the polymer dispersions division of OY Focit AB for €60 million. Finndisp, based in Hanko, Finland, makes water-based emulsions used in the manufacture of paint, coatings, lacquers a…


  • DSM Neoresins opens R&D 

    May 13, 2008
    DSM NeoResins has opened its R&D facilities for powder coating resins in Shanghai, China. The facilities will feature chemical synthesis as well as application testing. The company has also completed NeoResins+ expansion in Meppen, German…


  • Celanese opens technology center

    May 13, 2008
    Celanese has recently opened its Houston Technology Center for its emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200 square-foot facility, which will house both the R&D and technical services groups, includes both analytical a…


  • Dow Introduces Dow Coatings Solutions

    May 13, 2008
    The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new global market-facing business unit, Dow Coating Solutions, to customers involved in all aspects of the industry. Dow Coating Solutions focuses exclusively on the needs of coatings formulators and levera…


  • Sun Chemical and Nantong DIC form Metallic Pigments

    May 13, 2008
    Sun Chemical and its parent company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC) have formed a joint venture with Nantong DIC Metallic Pigments Co., Ltd., an aluminum pigment manufacturer. The joint venture expands on a distribution agreement announced in Oc…