Supplier News

  • Bayer MPP unit Opens

    August 11, 2005
    The material product protection business unit (MPP) of Bayer Chemicals AG, which will soon be part of the newly-formed, global chemical company Lanxess, has established additional microbiology laboratories in all of its key regions to provide efficie…


  • Mixing and dispersing

    August 11, 2005
    A two-day seminar, “Consistent mixing and dispersing: the theory and technology of incorporating powders into liquids,” will be held in Orlando, FL Dec. 8-9. Keynote speakers, Peter Holman, president of Holman Engineering and…


  • second European COngress

    August 11, 2005
    The European Congress for Surface Technology, which will be held in Hanover, Germany April 13-14, 2005 has issued a call for papers. The congress will focus on trends in the field of surface technology. Papers should cover the following topics:…


  • Surface Specialties UCB

    August 11, 2005
    Surface Specialties UCB has been named supplier of the year in Brazil by Tintas and Vernizes magazine, following a survey of UV-curable resin users in the country who were asked to make nominations from their main suppliers. Surface Specialties&rsqu…


  • Eastman doubles capacity

    August 11, 2005
    Eastman Chemical Company will increase capacity at its Kingsport manufacturing facility. The two-phase project will result in doubling of 2-ethyl hexanoic (2-EH) acid from 40 million pounds to 80 million pounds. The first phase of the project is sche…


  • Johnson Polymer

    August 11, 2005
    Johnson Polymer has set up a new alliance with Tawazon Chemical Company, LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to offer more service to the coatings, printing and packaging industries in the Middle East and Africa. Tawazon Chemical Company LLC is repre…


  • In Brief

    August 11, 2005
    In brief: Akzo Nobel has completed the sale of its catalysts and phosphorous chemicals businesses for #850 million...Sartomer’s Chatom, AL plant has been recommended for ISO 9001:2000 registration...Charles Ross and Son Company has launc…


  • BASF Begins production

    August 11, 2005
    BASF Begins production at Amino Resins Plant BASF has begun production of high quality, low-formaldehyde, amino resins for the North American coatings market at its new Wyandotte, MI manufacturing plant. This production unit provides BASF with sig…


  • ASTM Metallic

    August 11, 2005
    ASTM Metallic and inorganic coatings meeting ASTM Committee B08 on Metallic and Inorganic Coatings will be held Oct. 13-15 at ASTM’s international headquarters in West Conshohocken, PA. For more info contact ASTM’s Dan Sch…


  • Eastman Chemical Company

    August 11, 2005
    Eastman Chemical Company and Apollo Management, L.P. have completed the sale of certain businesses and product lines in Eastman’s coatings, adhesives, specialty polymers and inks (CASPI) segment to Apollo. Apollo said the new company wi…


  • Tiwest produces one

    August 11, 2005
    Tiwest produces one millionth ton of Ti02 The Tiwest joint venture pigment titanium dioxide pigment plant in Kwinana, Western Australia has produced its one millionth ton of…


  • Acima Launches new

    August 11, 2005
    Acima Launches new biocide In Response to Carbendazim Regulations Acima has launched a new product line in response to the European Commission’s recently published 29th ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress) of the Dangerous Substances Dire…


  • Dickie to Receive

    August 11, 2005
    Dickie to Receive FSCT 2004 Heckel Award The Federation of Society for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that Ray A. Dickie, editor of JCT Research and JCT Coatings-Tech, has been named the recipient of the George Baugh Heckel Award, the o…


  • American Chemical

    August 11, 2005
    American Chemical Society Seeks Tess Nominations The American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Material: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is seeking nominations for the 2005 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings. This award, which will be pre…


  • Engelhard Receives 2004

    August 11, 2005
    Engelhard Receives 2004 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Engelhard Corp. received a 2004 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Five winners received awards for innovative, yet prac…