Supplier News

  • Rockwood acquires global

    October 18, 2007
    Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the global color pigments business of Elementis plc. As previously disclosed, Rockwood paid approximately $140 million for Elementis’ color pigments and specialty paint driers busin…


  • ALTANA completes acquisition

    October 18, 2007
    After having received the approval by the German and British antitrust authorities, Altana AG will now complete the acquisition of the worldwide effect pigments business of the British company Wolstenholme Group Ltd. With immediate effect Wolstenholm…


  • OM group to

    October 18, 2007
    OM Group, Inc. has agreed to acquire Borchers GmbH, a leading European-based specialty coatings additives supplier. Borchers operations will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. Terms of the deal were not di…


  • Dow and Solvay form JV for peroxide plant

    September 20, 2007
    Dow Chemical Company and Solvay S.A. have entered into an agreement to create a joint venture for the construction of a hydrogen peroxide (HP) plant in Thailand. Scheduled to be operational in 2010, the new HP plant will serve as a raw material…


  • Akzo Nobel Sets up $2 Billion Revenues Target in China

    September 20, 2007
    Akzo Nobel has announced new strategic targets for China which outline the company’s ambition to achieve revenues totaling $2 billion by 2012. Rapid expansion in recent years has seen the company significantly increase both its presence and its…


  • Rohm and Haas to build

    September 20, 2007
    Rohm and Haas have announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region. The proposed plant will produce polymer emulsions for a number of markets including paint, coatings and adhesives. Construction at the site will begin in t…


  • Troy launches gold standard material protection campaign

    September 20, 2007
    Troy Corp. will launch its new 2008 “Gold Standard in Material Protection” campaign at the 2007 International Coatings Expo (ICE)  Oct. 3-5 in Toronto. The new corporate image is designed to reflect the company’s continued lea…


  • BASF Opens polyurethanes

    September 20, 2007
    BASF has recently celebrated the inauguration of its new polyurethanes specialities site in Pudong, Shanghai. The site operates under the name BASF Polyurethanes Specialties (China) Co. Ltd. and comprises a polyurethane system house, a te…


  • FSCT issues Call for

    September 20, 2007
    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has issued a call for technical papers and student posters to be considered for presentation at FutureCoat!, which will be held as part of the Inter­national Coatings Expo (ICE) 200…


  • ISP acquires Bode Chemie's biocides business

    August 10, 2007
    International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP), through one of its subsidiaries, has acquired the biocides business of Bode Chemie, based in Hamburg, Germany. In the transaction, ISP acquired Bode’s range of industrial biocide products for the p…


  • Degussa doubles carbon

    August 10, 2007
    Degussa has doubled its production plant capacity for carbon black in Paulinia, Brazil, to 1000,000 tons. With the expansion capacity, Degussa is augmenting its position as the world’s second largest manufacturer of carbon black with approximat…


  • Cytec Expands Global Production of CRYLCOAT Powder Coating Resins

    August 10, 2007
    Cytec Industries Inc. has made plans to increase globally its production capacity of Crylcoat powder coating resins. Through investments and debottlenecking in Romano, Italy, Fengxiang, China and Rayong, Thailand, Cytec is adding approximately 20,000…


  • Rohm and Haas to

    August 10, 2007
    Rohm and Haas has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region. The proposed plant will produce polymer emulsions for a number of markets including paint and coatings materials, and adhesives. The plant is a greenfield…


  • 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…