Supplier News

  • Akzo Nobel increases

    December 7, 2005
    Akzo Nobel increases capacity for Bermocoil Akzo Nobel is investing €24 million to increase capacity at its Bermocoil production facility in Sweden. Capacity at the Ornskoldvik factory, which produces the company’s globally marketed Ber…


  • Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers

    December 7, 2005
    Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi and Southern Society for Coatings Technology has issued a call for papers…


  • Dynea To Build Resin and

    December 7, 2005
    Dynea To Build Resin and Formaldehyde Plant in Canada Dynea plans to build a new resin and formaldehyde production facility in Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada. The plant will provide phenol formaldehyde resin, urea formaldehyde resin, formaldehyde and ot…


  • PRICING CHANGES

    December 7, 2005
    PRICING CHANGES Air Products: Nov. 15—$0.04/wet lb. increase for vinyl acetate homopolymer and copolymer emulsions, all ethylene, vinyl chloride-based emulsions and acrylic-based copolymers in the U.S. and Canada; Dec. 15 —$0.12-$0.16/ l…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Synthesia To Start

    November 3, 2005
    Synthesia To Start High-Performance DPP Pigments Production Synthesia, a division of Aliachem, is prepared to start the production of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) reds at its pigments and dyes plant in Pardubice, the Czech Republic. The DPP product…


  • CPMA issues Call For Papers

    November 3, 2005
    CPMA issues Call For Papers The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at its 2006 CPMA International conference, “Color Pigments 2006—a Global Perspective,” to b…


  • Angus SterLington, LA Site Expansion Complete, Facility

    November 3, 2005
    Angus SterLington, LA Site Expansion Complete, Facility Not Affected by Hurricanes The Angus Chemical Co. recently announced the completion of a multi-million dollar investment project at its Sterlington, LA site. The company added additional volum…


  • Sartomer Declares

    November 3, 2005
    Sartomer Declares Force Majeure For Wingtack C5 Resin Line Sartomer Company has declared force majeure for its Wingtack C5 resins. The declaration was made as a result of Hurricane Rita and its impact on the company’s manufacturing faciliti…


  • Lyondell To

    November 3, 2005
    Lyondell To Increase Propylene Glycol Ether Capacity Lyondell Chemical Company has made plans to increase its annual propylene glycol ether (PGE) capacity by 50,000 metric tons by the beginning of 2007. With this additional PGE capacity, Lyond…


  • Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies

    November 3, 2005
    Remmele Engineering Acquires May Coating Technologies Remmele Engineering has acquired the May Coating Technologies division of Acumeter Laboratories. The May Coating Technologies line of standard web handling and coating equipment will be integra…


  • Thomas E. Hill Receives

    November 3, 2005
    Thomas E. Hill Receives 2005 FSCT Heckel Award The FSCT has awarded FSCT past-president Thomas E. Hill, president and CEO of The Coatings Alliance, the 2005 recipient of the organization’s highest honor—the George Baugh Heckel Award. P…


  • 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…


  • 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…