Supplier News

  • 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…


  • Dow Shuts down

    April 5, 2006
    The Dow Chemical Company will permanently cease production at its Train I toluene diisocyanate (TDI) production line at Texas Operations in Freeport, TX. Effective immediately, the 130 million pounds per year train will be permanently shut down. The…


  • 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…