Supplier News

  • Cognis Receives awards

    April 5, 2006
    Cognis has received five awards from the League of American Communica-tions Professionals (LACP) in recognition of the quality of its its marketing communications. The company’s Synlubes Technology and Polymers, Coatings and Inks (PCI) bu…


  • Reichhold, PRosim and

    April 5, 2006
    Reichhold, Prosim and Ege Kimya have jointly announced the creation of a strategic alliance in Turkey in the fields of unsaturated polyester resins for composites applications and saturated polyester resins for powder coatings. Reichhold and Prosim…


  • Industrial Copolymers receives

    April 5, 2006
    Industrial Copolymers, a Preston, UK-based chemical company, recently was awarded an Environmental Waste Management Award in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to the development of environmentally sustainable products and…


  • BASF to acquire Engelhard

    February 9, 2006
    BASF has made an all-cash proposal to acquire Engelhard Corporation, an Iselin, NJ-based supplier of goods for catalysis and surface finishing, for $37 a share or $4.9 billion. This price represents a 23% premium above the Dec. 20, 2005 closing price…


  • Keynote Speakers at Color Pigments Conference

    February 9, 2006
    Color Pigments 2006–A Global Perspective, the 2006 International Color Pigments Conference will be held at the Hotel InterContinental, Chicago, IL on April 18-20. The conference will feature Dave Frescoln, CEO of Flint Ink/XSYS̴…


  • Akzo Nobel to close U.S. surfactants site

    January 16, 2006
    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to close its McCook plant operated by its surfactants business near Chicago. A project has started to transfer production to some of the company’s other U.S. chemicals facilities, with completion of the tran…


  • ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES

    January 16, 2006
    ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES AMP-95 CAPACITY Angus Chemical will increase production of AMP-95 (amino-2-methyl-1- propanol), a multi-purpose additive used in a variety of paint and coatings formulations. The increased volume will allow customers…


  • LANXESS SELLS

    January 16, 2006
    LANXESS SELLS ISL-CHEMIE TO BERLAC AG Lanxess has sold iSl-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, Kürten, Germany to Berlac AG, Sissach, Switzerland. The purchase price for iSL-Chemie, a subsidiary of Lanxess business unit Rhein Chemica Rheinau Gmbh,…


  • CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES

    January 16, 2006
    CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DIVISION Cytec Industries Inc. has combined its two specialty chemical divisions, Cytec Surface Specialties and Cytec Performance Specialties into a new unit named Cytec Specialty Chemicals. Shane…


  • LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES

    January 16, 2006
    LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES LOW-COST PIGMENTS ONLINE LinearSource (www.linearsource.com), a new online venture launched in December, was developed to provide a low-cost alternative for pigment cus-…


  • AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER

    January 16, 2006
    AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER FROM HEXION FOR ITS INK AND ADHESIVE RESINS BUSINESS Akzo Nobel has received an offer from Hexion Specialty Chemicals for its ink and adhesive resins business for €88 million. The offer involves all assets and al…


  • ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD

    January 16, 2006
    ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD MINI-SYMPOSIUM THIS MONTH ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications will hold its annual mini-symposium on Jan. 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The…


  • IN BRIEF

    January 16, 2006
    IN BRIEF Bunge has launched a new website (www.biphorpigments.com) dedicated to Biphor white pigment…Lanxess Corporation’s U.S. headquarters, located in Pittsburgh, PA, has achieved RC14001 certification. CW…


  • 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…


  • 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’…