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  • kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China

    November 3, 2005
    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China Akzo Nobel is ramping up its chemicals activities in China by investing approximately €15 million in two new production facilities, including a new polysulfides plant in Taixing. The company will…


  • Kerr-McGee to separate chemical

    November 3, 2005
    The board of directors of Kerr-McGee Corp. has approved the separation of its chemical business through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares of the Class A common stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tronox Incorporated. The IPO is planned for…


  • IN BRIEF

    October 14, 2005
    IN BRIEF SPX Process Equipment has relaunched its web site at www. s p x p e . c o m … D e g u s s a Engineered Carbons has launched a new web site www.dec-lp.com…QPanel’s calibration lab in Cleveland, OH has joined Q-Lab W…


  • DELTECH PROPERTIES

    October 14, 2005
    DELTECH PROPERTIES PURCHASES ASSETS OF ADCO CHEMICAL COMPANY Deltech Properties has purchased the Newark, NJ-based assets of Adco Chemical Company.Adco was the former manufacturing arm of UR-Cryl Polymer Corporation and Thibaut and Walker. De…


  • BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE HITS

    October 14, 2005
    BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE HITS RESIN PRODUCTION MILESTONE Bayer MaterialScience’s Bitterfeld facility in Germany has produced 500,000 tons of coating resin. The company has reported that in the past year, production has increased by 12%. Bay…


  • POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER

    October 14, 2005
    POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER COATINGS SYSTEMS BUSINESS UNIT PolyOne Corp. has unveiled Polymer Coating Systems (PCS), the new name of its business unit that custom formulates and manufactures liquid polymer coatings and additives. With manufactur…


  • MICHELMAN UNVEILS

    October 14, 2005
    MICHELMAN UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY Michelman, a manufacturer of waterbased coatings for paperboard and performance- enhancing additives for industrial applications, has unveiled a new brand identity, corporate tagline and marketing campaign.…


  • TRI-SERVICE CORROSION

    October 14, 2005
    TRI-SERVICE CORROSION CONFERENCE NOV. 14-18,ORLAND0 NACE International’s 2005 Tri-Service Corrosion Conference will be held Nov. 14-18 at the Wyndham Palace in Orlando, FL. “Transcending and Integrating Corrosion Prevention and Con…


  • BASF RECEIVES PRODUCT

    October 14, 2005
    BASF RECEIVES PRODUCT LEADERSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD Frost and Sullivan has given its 2005 Product Leadership of the Year award to BASF for developing a new pellet form of triphenylphosphine (TPP), which is used in a variety o applications, incl…


  • WACKER BEGINS PRODUCTION OF

    October 14, 2005
    WACKER BEGINS PRODUCTION OF REDISPERSIBLE POWDERS IN CHINA Wacker Group has begun production of Vinnapas redispersible powders at its spray drying facility located in Jiangsu Province, China. “The investment is Wacker’s response to…


  • Reichhold announces management buyout

    October 14, 2005
    Reichhold has reached an agreement with Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. (DIC) for a management buyout. Reichhold has been a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC since 1987. DIC had planned a restructuring of the company and concluded that the sale…


  • DETROIT COLOUR COUNCILíS

    September 19, 2005
    The Detroit Colour Council’s annual panel conference will be held Sept. 20 at Michigan State University’s Manage-ment Education Center. “Automotive Exterior Color Harmony Issues” will address major issues surrounding bod…


  • September 19, 2005
    EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS FEDERATION FORMED The Brussels-based European Federation for Construction Chemicals (EFFC), an affiliate of CEFIC, has been established as a forum for construction chemicals manufacturers, such as Sika and Remmer…


  • NDSU DEPARTMENT OF COATINGS

    September 19, 2005
    NDSU DEPARTMENT OF COATINGS AND POLYMERIC MATERIALS CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University has scheduled a celebration Oct. 20-22 to commemorate its centennial year. Eve…


  • ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL

    September 19, 2005
    ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL MEETING MOVE TO NEW ORLEANS The U.S.’s paint and coatings executive and formulation trade associations have announced plans to move their annual meetings–and a key trade show–to New Orleans, LA from C…