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  • Industry News

    Perstorp Forms JV in Japan, Seeks FDA OK for DEPD

    Perstorp Group of Sweden and Koei Chemical Co. of Japan have reached an agreement to form a joint venture for the marketing and sales of specialty chemicals to the coatings, lubricants, polymers and specialty chemicals industries, mainly in the Japan…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    In Brief

    l PPG has earned ISO-14001 certification for its coatings manufacturing facilities worldwide…Lyondell Chem-ical Co. will now market MTBE through ChemConnect (www.chemconnect.com), in addition to existing direct and third-party sales channels&h…
    08.10.05

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    Solutia Completes Sale of Businesses To UCB

    Solutia Inc. has completed the sale of its resins, additives and adhesives businesses to UCB S.A. for $500 million. The agreement includes 10 production sites that make liquid and powder coating resins, technical resins, additives and pressure-sensit…
    08.10.05

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    Dow Idles Portion of PMDI Production at TX Facility

    Dow Idles Portion of PMDI Production at TX Facility l The Dow Chemical Company has idled a portion of its polymeric methyl diphenyl diisocyante (PMDI) production capacity at Houston Operations in La Porte, TX, until further notice.̴…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Englhard Forms Alliance

    Engelhard Forms Alliance With Nippon Sheet Glass l Engelhard Corp. has formed an alliance with Nippon Sheet and Glass to develop and market new special effect pigments for makers of coatings, inks and plastics. The two companies are developing n…
    08.10.05

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    BASF Expands PolyTHF

    BASF Expands PolyTHF Capacity in Ulsan, Korea l BASF has increased the annual production capacity of its PolyTHF (polytetrahydrofuran) plant in Ulsan, Korea from 30,000 metric tons to 40,000 metric tons through debottlenecking. The PolyTHF plant s…
    08.10.05

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    Ashland Expands Adhesives Production At UK Plant

    Ashland Expands Adhesives Production At UK Plant l Ashland Specialty Chemical Co. has expanded its facility in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. This fully automated plant is Ashland’s second European facility to manufacture pressu…
    08.10.05

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    Peninsula Polymers Forms

    Peninsula Polymers Forms JV With CCP l Peninsula Polymers, Inc. (PPI) and Cook Composites and Polymers, Co. (CCP) have formed a North America coatings distribution joint venture. The new entity will retain the name Peninsula Polymers and is expect…
    08.10.05

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    ASTM Seeks Technologists to Develop New Standard

    ASTM Seeks Technologists to Develop New Standard l ASTM Subcommittee E12.11 on Visual Methods is looking for users and producers of high-gloss paints and coatings to join its development of a Standard Practice for the Measurement of Distinctivenes…
    08.10.05

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    Cognis Acquires Laporte Performance Chemicals

    Cognis Acquires Laporte Performance Chemicals l Cognis has signed a contract to acquire Laporte Performance Chemicals, a subsidiary of the former Laporte plc, which belongs to Degussa AG. The acquisition includes two production and development sites…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    In brief

    In Brief Sartomer Company’s Grand Junction, CO manufacturing plant has achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration…E-epoxy.com celebrated its second anniversary on January 29…The Electrocoat Association has launched the E-Coat Protected…
    08.10.05

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    ENGELHARD ACQUIRES

    Engelhard Corporation has completed its acquisition of Shuozhou Anpeak Kaolin Co, Ltd., a China-based specialty minerals company, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition gives Engelhard a strategic base from which to source its specialty minera…
    08.10.05

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    Bayer Acquires Biocides

    Bayer Chemicals has expanded its line of material protection products with the acquisition of two families of biocide chemistries from Ondeo Nalco Co. The two products are DBDCB and TBZ. DBDCB, which is FDA-registered, is a preservative that ca…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Huntsman Opens New Pigments

    Huntsman Tioxide has opened a new €58 million pigment plant at Greatham, UK. The new plant, ICON 2, will produce white pigments for the paint and plastics industries and will employ approximately 250 people. The facility, which became full…
    08.10.05

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    VP of BASF To

    VP of BASF To Receive CDMA Award ● The Commercial Development and Marketing Association (CDMA) will present its Award for Executive Excellence to Carl A. Jennings at its awards banquet to be held in Boston, MA on April 28. Dr. Jennings i…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    Biox Therapeutics

    of Blox Thermoplastic Resins ● The epoxy products and intermediates (EP&I) business of the Dow Chemical Company has discontinued production of BLOX thermoplastic resins. “After reevaluating our business direction, we have determi…
    08.10.05

  • Industry News

    In Brief

    Corp., Millburn, NJ, has been approved as a Small Business Enterprise and certified as a women and minority owned enterprise for the sale of colorants…Dow Chemical Co. has launched a new biocides web site at www.dowbiocides.com… U…
    08.10.05

  • Additives | Industry News

    SOLUTIASELLSRESINS, ADDITIVES

    Solutia has signed a definitive agreement to sell its resins, additives and adhesives businesses to UCB S.A. for $500 million. The sale is expected to close early this year. “We are very pleased to welcome the resins, additives and adhesi…
    08.10.05

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    Noveon Acquires Assets and

    Noveon, Inc. has acquired certain assets, technology and other intellectual property from CDI Dispersions and will expand manufacturing capacity at its Noveon Hilton Davis subsidiary in Cincinnati, OH. Terms were not disclosed. “The acqu…
    08.10.05

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    Elementis Specialties Installs

    Elementis Specialties Installs Water Treatment Plant in WV ● Groundbreaking recently took place for a new water treatment plant being installed at Elementis Specialties’ facility in Charleston, WV. The $3.2 million water purificatio…
    08.10.05