Supplier News

  • Adm and Metabolix

    August 11, 2005
    Adm and Metabolix form strategic alliance Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Metabolix, Inc. have entered a strategic alliance for the purpose of commercializing PHA natural polymers. The two companies are planning to establish a 50,000-ton…


  • Consistent Mixing course to

    August 11, 2005
    Consistent Mixing course to be held Jan. 20-21 in Las Vegas “Consistent Mixing: The Key to Uniform Quality” will be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-21. The primary focus of the course will be achieving maximized mixing methods through…


  • 2005 NW Coatings Fest

    August 11, 2005
    2005 NW Coatings Fest Issues call for papers The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology is requesting abstracts for the 2005 NW Coatings Fest, May 5-7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Tacoma, WA. Speakers should be prepared to…


  • Johnson Polymer, Essential Industries end JV

    August 11, 2005
    Johnson Polymer will end its global technical and commercial alliance with Essential Industries of Merton, WI at the end of the month. The companies joined forces in April 2001 to leverage their polyurethane chemistry capabilities. The de…


  • RadTech forms UV

    August 11, 2005
    RadTech forms UV Composites Group RadTech has added a composites focus group, dedicated to aiding in the safe adoption of UV technology in the composites industry through education, information, assistance and the promotion of UV to a wide range…


  • BASF Researchers win Award for Nanocomposite based films

    August 11, 2005
    BASF Researchers win Award for Nanocomposite based films BASF researchers, Franca Tiarks and Jörg Leuninger of BASF’s polymer research and development architectural coatings, won this year’s Farbe & Lack award. Awar…


  • ASTM Paint Committee

    August 11, 2005
    ASTM Paint Committee Develops new standards Three subcommittees of ASTM Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications are currently at work on proposed new standards. Subcommittee D01.42 on architectural coat…


  • Bayer MaterialScience

    August 11, 2005
    Bayer MaterialScience Builds new production facilities in China Bayer MaterialScience will build two new production facilities near Shanghai for polyurethane and coating raw materials. By 2006, a production facility for hexamethylene (HDI) and a…


  • Akzo Nobel divests its

    August 11, 2005
    Akzo Nobel divests its uv/eb resins business Akzo Nobel has signed an agreement to sell its UV/EB resins business to Cray Valley S.A. of France, which is part of the Total Group. Sales of the business were E27 million in 2003. Akzo Nobel announc…


  • UCB

    August 11, 2005
    UCB has signed an agreement to sell its Surface Specialties business to Cytec Industries Inc. for l1.5 billion. The sale is expected to be concluded by the end of December. Through its acquisition of Solutia’s coating resins, additives and ad…


  • IAL publishes Study

    August 11, 2005
    IAL Consultants has published The Market for Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in East Asia, the first volume in a three-volume series covering Asian polyurethane industries and markets. According to the report, production of polyuret…


  • IAL publishes Study

    August 11, 2005
    IAL Consultants has published The Market for Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in East Asia, the first volume in a three-volume series covering Asian polyurethane industries and markets. According to the report, production of polyuret…


  • Michelman acquires

    August 11, 2005
    Michelman, Inc., a manufacturer of water-based functional coatings and additives for the paperboard and converter industries, has acquired all the technology and related water-based coating assets from the former joint venture Proman Coatings L…


  • RFAB releases new Powder

    August 11, 2005
    n 2003, the powder coatings market in central and eastern European countries was valued at more than 50,000 tons and more than E160 million, according to a new study from market research firm IRFAB. Approximately 50% is locally manufactured and the…


  • Clariant To Build new plant

    August 11, 2005
    Clariant’s pigments and additives division recently placed the foundation stone for a new plant to produce wax by metallocene catalysis. Clariant will invest more that k20 million in the new plant which has a planned annual production capacit…