Supplier News

  • 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’…


  • Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group

    December 7, 2005
    Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of thermoset resins for industrial uses, has signed an agreement to purchase the coatings and adhesives business unit of…


  • Bayer MaterialScience Expands Shanghai Polymer R&D Center

    December 7, 2005
    Bayer MaterialScience Expands Shanghai Polymer R&D Center Bayer MaterialScience has commenced construction to expand its Polymer Research and Development Center (PRDC) in Pudong, Shanghai. When complete, the PRDC will be Bayer MaterialScience&rs…


  • 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…