Supplier News

  • Tronox restarts

    November 17, 2006
    Tronox restarts production at tiwest plant Tronox has restarted production at the Tiwest synthetic rutile plant in Chandala, Western Australia. Tiwest, a 50/50 joint venture between Tronox and Ticor Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Kumba Resources Ltd., i…


  • Cytec expands production of

    November 17, 2006
    Cytec expands production of acrylic resins in n. America Cytec Industries has announced the manufacturing start-up for select Macrynal high solids acrylic polyols and Viacryl water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facili…


  • Longtime Coatings Chemist,

    November 17, 2006
    Longtime Coatings Chemist, Engelhardt passes away Carl Engelhardt passed away Aug. 26 in Clearwater, FL. A longtime paint and coatings chemist, Engelhardt retired as vice president technical from Brooklyn Paint and…


  • BASF relocates Johnson Polymer

    October 20, 2006
    BASF Corporation has announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant, an…


  • Dow CLoses polyethylene

    October 20, 2006
    The Dow Chemical Company has closed its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production facility at Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. “The closing of our LDPE facility in Sarnia was a difficult decision, but due to the suspension of ethylene shipment…


  • FSCT, Dow Corning Join

    October 20, 2006
    FSCT, Dow Corning Join Habitat for Humanity at ICE 2006 In conjunction with ICE 2006, volunteers from Dow Corning and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) will join Habitat for Humanity for a building project in N…


  • Hexion to purchase Oricas

    October 20, 2006
    Hexion to purchase Orica’s adhesives resins Business Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase the adhesives and resins business of Orica Limited. The Orica adhesives and resins business manufactures formaldehyde an…


  • Heubach expands

    October 20, 2006
    Heubach has started up production for the manufacture of bismuth vanadate pigments. With a total capacity of 300 tpa, the production unit will manufacture bismuth vanadate pigments for use in industrial, automotive and waterborne decorative coatings.…


  • Chemtura forms

    October 20, 2006
    Chemtura Corp. has formed a joint venture with Japan-based Hakuto Co., Ltd. to work in the areas of polymerization inhibitors for styrene monomer refining processes. These inhibitors, Hakutol PC series, developed by Hakuto, have demonstrated superior…


  • BASF renames Engelhard world

    September 12, 2006
    BASF has registered a new corporate name, BASF Catalysts LLC, in the U.S. for the recently acquired Engelhard Corp. BASF will extend its brand to Engelhard companies in other regions of the world over the next few months based on local registra…


  • FSCT Holds Two-Day

    September 12, 2006
    FSCT Holds Two-Day SHort Course at ICE The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is offering a two day short course “Guidelines for Coating Formulations,” before this year’s International Coatings E…


  • BASF acquires Johnson Polymer

    August 14, 2006
    The acquisition of resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer by BASF was closed on July 1, 2006. The acquisition includes Johnson Polymer’s production sites in the U.S. and the Netherlands, as well as technical centers and offices in Asia Pacific. It…


  • Cytec Expands production

    August 14, 2006
    Cytec Industries is expanding production of its Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply chain process and increase Cytec&rsq…


  • Clariant High performance

    August 14, 2006
    Clariant and Hangzhou Baihe Chemical Co. Ltd. have begun production of high performance pigments through its new joint venture, Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. Ltd. The new facility in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China will produce red and y…


  • Silberline expands

    August 14, 2006
    Silberline Manufacturing, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has opened a new sales office and distribution center in Mexico. The office will operate as a separate entity under the management of Ivan Diaz, country manager and assi…