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  • Industry News

    TOR MINERALS COMPLETES

    TOR MINERALS COMPLETES PLANT EXPANSION, LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT TOR Minerals International has completed the expansion of its Corpus Christi, TX titanium dioxide plant and the introduction of its new Ti02 product, Hitox-SF (superfine). The plant…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News | Solvents

    In Brief

    IN BRIEF Paints & Solvents has changed its name to ACCESSA Coatings Solutions...Rohm and Haas Company will open Rohm and Haas Kimyasal Ürünler Dagitim ve Ticaret A.S., a new marketing and sales office in Gebze, Turkey...Nuplex…
    08.11.05

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    DSM to acquire NeoResins from 

    Royal DSM N.V. and Avecia have announced DSM’s intention to acquire NeoResins, Avecia’s coating resins business. It is anticipated that the closing will take place in the first quarter of 2005. DSM will pay Avecia a transaction price of…
    08.11.05

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    Cognis and eternal

    Cognis and eternal chemical form joint venture Cognis and Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) have formed a manufacturing joint venture for energy cure products. Eternal Specialty Chemical (Zuhai) Co. Ltd. is located in Zhuhai, China.…
    08.11.05

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    FSCT Issues Call for Papers

    FSCT Issues Call for Papers for ACSeries prograM The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has issued a call for papers for the first Advancement in Coatings Series (ACSeries) program scheduled for 2005. “Research Methods in…
    08.11.05

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    Eastmans JV plant in

    Eastman’s JV plant in china begins operations Eastman Chemical Ltd. and Qilu Petrochemical Company have begun operations at its joint venture plant, Qilu Eastman Specialty Chemical Ltd. (QESCL), in Zibo, Shandong Province, China. QESCL…
    08.11.05

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    ayer Materialscience

    Bayer Materialscience consolidates aromatic polyisocyanate production Citing a decrease in demand for Desmodur CB aromatic polyisocyanate in the NAFTA region, Bayer MaterialScience has announced plans to close its production facility in New Mart…
    08.11.05

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    Radtech issues call for

    Radtech issues call for papers for e|5 2006 RadTech International has issued a call for papers for e|5: UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference, April 24-26, 2006 at Lakeside Center at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. RadTech is seek…
    08.11.05

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    Lyondells TBAc

    Lyondell’s TBAc Receives Voc exemption As a result of the U.S. EPA signing a final rule excluding tertiary butyl acetate from the definition of a VOC, Lyondell Chemical Company’s tertiary butyl acetate (TBAc), a non-HAP organic solven…
    08.11.05

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    Wacker-Chemie GmbH

    Wacker-Chemie GmbH Realigns Organization Effective January 1, Wacker-Chemie GmbH is realigning its organization into five independent business divisions. The goal is to make better use of the existing market and technology opportunities for chemic…
    08.11.05

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    UV.EB west to be held

    UV.EB west to be held Feb. 10-11 in los angeles UV.EB West 2005 will be held Feb. 10-11 at the Renaissance Hotel LAX, Los Angeles, CA. This two-day conference and table top exhibition will feature sessions including Intro to UV/EB technology, Adva…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    In brief:

    In brief: Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit recently announced double-digit price increase for its Vestamin IPD and Vestanat products...Interpolymer, a manufacturer of specialty polymers and wax emulsions, has launched its new…
    08.11.05

  • Industry News

    Johnson Polymer, Essential Industries end JV

    Johnson Polymer will end its global technical and commercial alliance with Essential Industries of Merton, WI at the end of the month. The companies joined forces in April 2001 to leverage their polyurethane chemistry capabilities. The de…
    08.11.05

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    2005 NW Coatings Fest

    2005 NW Coatings Fest Issues call for papers The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology is requesting abstracts for the 2005 NW Coatings Fest, May 5-7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Speakers should be prepared to…
    08.11.05

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    Consistent Mixing course to

    Consistent Mixing course to be held Jan. 20-21 in Las Vegas “Consistent Mixing: The Key to Uniform Quality” will be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-21. The primary focus of the course will be achieving maximized mixing methods through…
    08.11.05

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    Adm and Metabolix

    Adm and Metabolix form strategic alliance Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Metabolix, Inc. have entered a strategic alliance for the purpose of commercializing PHA natural polymers. The two companies are planning to establish a 50,000-ton…
    08.11.05

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    RadTech Europe

    RadTech Europe Issues Call for Papers RadTech Europe has issued a call for papers for its 2005 conference and exhibition, “UV/EB–Join the Winning Technology,” Oct. 18-20 in Barcelona, Spain. Technical papers should demonstrate th…
    08.11.05

  • Binders | Industrial Coatings  | Industry News

    Wackers Pioloform Binders

    Wacker’s Pioloform Binders Celebrate 60 years of service Pioloform polyvinyl butyrals from Wacker-Chemie have been used by industrial coatings and printing ink manufacturers for 60 years. The main pioneering work by Wacker dates back to 1924…
    08.11.05

  • Additives | Industry News

    UCB

    UCB has signed an agreement to sell its Surface Specialties business to Cytec Industries Inc. for l1.5 billion. The sale is expected to be concluded by the end of December. Through its acquisition of Solutia’s coating resins, additives and ad…
    08.11.05

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    Akzo Nobel divests its

    Akzo Nobel divests its uv/eb resins business Akzo Nobel has signed an agreement to sell its UV/EB resins business to Cray Valley S.A. of France, which is part of the Total Group. Sales of the business were E27 million in 2003. Akzo Nobel announc…
    08.11.05