Supplier News

  • BASF to acquire Johnson Polymer

    June 13, 2006
    BASF will acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc. of Sturtevant, WI. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million on a cash and debt-free basis. Both companies have agreed not to disclose additiona…


  • SIlberline and Taizhu form

    June 13, 2006
    Silberline, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has formed a global strategic alliance with Taizhu, one of China’s top pearlescent pigment producers. Silberline and Taizhu will engage in joint marketing and technical coopera…


  • Reichhold Named Top Alkyd Resin Supplier in Brazil

    June 13, 2006
    Reichhold has been named the top alkyd resin supplier to the paint and coatings industry in Brazil. This designation came as part of the 10th Annual Paint and Pintura Awards, which recognizes excellence among suppliers to the paint and coatings…


  • Sartomer implements Sales

    June 13, 2006
    Sartomer Company has implemented sales control on its Wingtack resins product line. According to Sartomer, the control is being implemented as a result of a number of events worldwide affecting the availability of C5 resin-making streams. Sartomer&rs…


  • BASF Opens nanotechnology research center in Singapore

    June 13, 2006
    BASF has opened its first research center for nanotechnology in Asia. The Competence Center for Nano-structured Surfaces in Singapore involves a €13 million expenditure up to 2008 and will employ a staff of 20, comprised mainly of scientis…


  • Dow to build glycol ethers plant in China

    May 12, 2006
    The Dow Chemical Company will begin construction of a new propylene oxide-based glycol ethers facility at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China. The new facility is scheduled to come on line in late 2008, with an annual capacity of 120,000 metric ton…


  • CIBA Specialty chemicals forms JV with Biosignal

    May 12, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has formed a joint development and licensing agreement with Biosignal, Sydney, Australia to develop novel anti-microbial compounds for consumer and industrial products based upon Biosignal’s anti-biofilm technology. Bio…


  • Clariant to discuss stabilizers at Additives conference

    May 12, 2006
    Clariant Pigments and Additives will discuss new stabilizer concepts for optimizing the protection of interior and exterior automotive coatings against light and temperature at the Additives 2006 symposium held in Rosemount, IL June 19-21. Gerd Faor…


  • Holliday Pigments Forms

    May 12, 2006
    UK-based Holliday Pigments Ltd., a manufacturer of ultramarine pigments, has formed a joint venture in China with its parent company Yule Catto. The new venture, Holliday Pigments/Yule Catto Asia Ltd. (China), will be based in mainland China. Asia Pa…


  • Industrial Copolymers receives

    May 12, 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 manage…


  • Huntsman Forms Green Chemistry Business Unit

    May 12, 2006
    Huntsman Corp. has formed a new strategic business unit dedicated to the enhancement of the company’s green chemistry initiatives. Examples of Huntsman’s existing sustainable chemistry products include carbonates that reduce VOCs in pai…


  • BASF acquires construction chemicals

    April 5, 2006
    BASF AG has reached an agreement with Degussa AG to acquire Degussa’s construction chemicals business. The purchase price for equity is just under €2.2 billion. As a result, the transaction value for BASF is €2.7 billion. The transact…


  • BASF Invests in specialty amines plant in U.S.

    April 5, 2006
    BASF is building an alky-lethanolamine (AEOA) plant at its U.S. Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana. The new plant, scheduled to come on line in 2007, complements existing amine production facilities at Geismar. The site currently manufactures some 20…


  • Degussa expands

    April 5, 2006
    Degussa AG’s coatings and colorants business unit will expand its entire isophorone chemicals production line at the Herne, Germany site. The unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2007. Isophorone and its derivatives, isophorone diamine and…


  • Bayer Participates in

    April 5, 2006
    Bayer MaterialScience is participating in the NanoCare research project, which aims to further enhance scientific analysis of nanomaterials. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is focusing on the pro…