Supplier News

  • WACKER TAKES OVER POLYMER

    August 11, 2005
    WACKER TAKES OVER POLYMER BUSINESS FROM WUXI XINDA Wacker-Chemie GmbH has taken over the polymer business from the Chinese chemicals manufacturer Wuxi Xinda Fine Chemical Co. Ltd. Wuxi Xinda is a leading Chinese supplier of solid polyvinyl ace…


  • COGNIS BRONZE INNOVATION AWARD

    August 11, 2005
    COGNIS BRONZE INNOVATION AWARD GIVEN TO WATERPOXY SYSTEM Cognis has given its Bronze Innovation Award to the team responsible for developing three new water-based epoxy systems for lowthickness and high-thickness flooring applications. The awa…


  • EPA DELISTS EGBE FROM

    August 11, 2005
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed ethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE) from the Clean Air Act (CAA) list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The EPA decision means that EGBE will no longer be subject to the CAA’s M…


  • BASF expands presence in Asia

    August 11, 2005
    BASF-YPC Co. Ltd., a joint venture between BASF and Sinopec, has produced its first chemical product, methyl acrylate, at its petrochemical site in Nanjing, China. “This was the ambitious goal set by BASF and Sinopec when they established…


  • In brief:

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • UV.EB west to be held

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • Wacker-Chemie GmbH

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • Lyondellís TBAc

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • Radtech issues call for

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • ayer Materialscience

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • Eastmanís JV plant in

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • FSCT Issues Call for Papers

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • Cognis and eternal

    August 11, 2005
    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.…


  • DSM to acquire NeoResins from 

    August 11, 2005
    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…


  • Wackerís Pioloform Binders

    August 11, 2005
    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…