• Flowcrete America Announces its Latin American Arrival

    July 30, 2014
    || Flowcrete Americas has revealed its plan for further expansion in the region, allowing it to develop a significant presence within Latin America’s major food and beverage markets. The resin flooring specialist has identified a demand for its…

  • Self-Cleaning Paint To Be Used On Superyachts

    July 30, 2014
    || Earlier this year world leading car manufacturer Nissan revealed an innovative self-cleaning paint that repels dirt.  Now according to experts, this type of super-hydrophobic coating will be available to superyachts within two years and is alrea…

  • AkzoNobel to Collaborate with SERIS on Solar Cell Technology

    July 30, 2014
    || AkzoNobel has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore in order to explore less costly ways of producing high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells. The company's High Purity…

  • Clariant Confirms Outlook on Solid Q2 Results

    July 30, 2014
    || Clariant confirms outlook on solid Q2 results Sales from continuing operations rose 6% in local currencies. In Swiss francs, sales decreased 1% to CHF 1.53 billion from CHF 1.54 billion in the second quarter 2013 Strong volume growth offset by unfa…

  • Dürr Acquires Bersch & Fratscher and Czech to Expand Paint Application Technology Range

    July 30, 2014
    || Dürr has expanded its range in paint application technology through two new acquisitions. At the end of June, the Group took over the German company Bersch & Fratscher GmbH (Befrag) from Karlstein/Main as well as the Czech company EST+ a.s.…

  • Huntsman and Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical to Build MDI Splitter Plant in Shanghai

    July 30, 2014
    || Huntsman and Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. (SCAC) has announced plans to double the MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) splitting capacity of their joint venture company, Huntsman Polyurethanes Shanghai Ltd. Co.(HPS), at the Shanghai Chemica…

  • D.B. Becker Announces New Hire

    July 29, 2014
    || The D.B. Becker Co., Inc. has hired Ahmed Khan as technical account manager. Khan will be responsible for the Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida Panhandle regions. Khan brings an extensive background in formulating, technology and market deve…

  • Benjamin Moore Debuts Limited Edition Fenway Collection

    July 29, 2014
    || Benjamin Moore is commemorating its 12-year partnership with the Boston Red Sox with the launch of The Fenway Collection, a limited-edition collection of paints featuring the iconic colors of Fenway Park. The Fenway Collection is now available exclus…

  • Superior Materials Expands Territory with Heucotech

    July 29, 2014
    || Superior Materials,  Inc., an East Coast distributor, headquartered in Garden City New York, has expanded its territory with Heucotech Ltd. Effective August 1, 2014, Superior Materials’ expanded region for Heucotech will include Maryland a…

  • AkzoNobel Expands Superior Materials

    July 29, 2014
    || AkzoNobel Performance Additives has expanded the territory of Superior Materials, Inc. into the Ohio, Kentucky, Southern Indiana, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania markets. This expansion will be effective on August 15, 2014 and will include the…

  • Michelman Launches Hydraban 430, a Water Resistant Coating for Paper

    July 29, 2014
    || Michelman has introduced HydraBan 430, a highly water resistant coating for paper and corrugated. Because it imparts a high degree of water repellency, the new coating helps maintain the structural integrity of corrugated shipping boxes while they a…

  • Arkema Opens Production Plant for Methyl Acrylate in Texas

    July 29, 2014
    || Arkema has started up its new plant for the production of methyl acrylate, an acrylic acid derivative used in the manufacture of polymers for water treatment, elastomers and engineering polymers. This investment, on its Clear Lake site in Texas, repr…

  • Dow Reports Second Quarter Results

    July 29, 2014
    || Dow Chemical  reported earnings of $0.73 per share, or $0.74 per share on an adjusted basis(1) This compares with earnings of $1.87 per share versus the year-ago period, or adjusted earnings of $0.64 per share – representing an increase of…

  • Dow Launches New Website in Poland

    July 29, 2014
    ||  Dow (NYSE: Dow) has launched a Polish language website to serve as a source of information about the company for local stakeholders. The new site will promote and raise awareness of Dow in Poland, provide information about the company’s p…

  • Orion Engineered Carbons Begins Trading On NYSE

    July 28, 2014
    || Orion Engineered Carbons S.à r.l. announced that it priced the initial public offering of 19.5 million common shares at a price to the public of $18.00 per share. The shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday July 25 under…