• AIHA Releases Japanese Translation of IHSTAT

    July 18, 2014
    || The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has released the Japanese translation of IHSTAT, a data interpretation statistical package that computes descriptive statistics, determines if the distributions are normal or log normally distri…

  • Evonik Builds Dispersant Plant in Essen

    July 17, 2014
    || Evonik Industries is building a new production plant for polymer dispersants at the Goldschmidtstrasse site in Essen. The specialty chemicals company is thus investing an amount in the doubledigit- million-euro range and is tripling its global capaci…

  • Ashland Inc. Announces Global Price

    July 17, 2014
    || Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the price of its portfolio of hydroxyethylcellulose products 5 percent globally effective August 1, 2014, or as contracts allow.    Responding to changing marke…

  • PPG Reports Record Second Quarter Net Sales and Earnings

    July 17, 2014
    || ·         Second quarter net sales of $4.1 billion, up 5 percent versus prior year ·         All-time quarterly record adjusted earnings per diluted share…

  • Interim Report 2nd Quarter

    July 17, 2014
    || We will publish BASF’s Interim Report 2nd Quarter/1st Half 2014 on July 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. (CEST). The results will be presented in a conference call that will be transmitted via the internet from 9:00 a.m. (CEST).…

  • Azelis Extends Contract with Allnex

    July 17, 2014
    || Azelis has announced that it will extend its co-operation with Allnex, a leading manufacturer of performance materials for all coating applications. For the first time, Azelis will offer the complete range of Allnex liquid resins, additives and cros…

  • PPG Appoints McGarry Chief Operating Officer

    July 17, 2014
    || PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry, currently executive vice president, to chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1.   McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operati…

  • Kenny Messer Appointed President of Sartomer Americas

    Kenny Messer Appointed President of Sartomer Americas

    July 16, 2014
    || Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., and a global manufacturer of specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has appointed Kenny Messer regional group president of Sartomer Americas. In this new role, Messer will oversee operati…

  • WACKER POLYMERS to Raise Prices For Dispersions

    July 16, 2014
    || WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its pric- es for vinyl acetate-ethylene and ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions of the VINNAPAS and VINNOL brand in the regions Americas and Greater China. As customer contracts allow, effective August 1, 2…

  • EPA Grants VOC-Exempt Status to ANGUS’ AMP Multifunctional Paint Additive

    July 16, 2014
    || ANGUS Chemical Company has announced that AMP, a multifunctional specialty chemical that’s widely used in latex paint formulations, is no longer classified as a volatile organic compound (VOC) under a final rule by the U.S. Environmental Protec…

  • Sherwin-Williams  Elects New Director

    Sherwin-Williams Elects New Director

    July 16, 2014
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company's  Board of Directors has elected Matthew Thornton III to the Board of Directors.  Thornton is senior vice president, U.S. Operations, FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company an…

  • Axalta and Yongjia Step Up Efforts to Increase Powder Coating Product Offerings in China

    July 16, 2014
    || Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is stepping up its efforts to expand its product offerings in China. Manufacturing capacity for new modified polypropylene powder products will be added to the Huangshan…

  • BASF Welcomes 22 Engineering Students to Geismar for Summer Internship Program

    July 16, 2014
    || BASF is providing 22 chemical and mechanical engineering students the opportunity to spend this summer working as interns at its Geismar, Louisiana site -- the global company's largest manufacturing facility in North America. The interns, selecte…

  • ShawCor Ltd. Acquires Desert NDT

    July 16, 2014
    || ShawCor Ltd. has completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Desert NDT LLC , first announced on May 8, 2014, for a total consideration of approximately $260 million, subject to adjustment for changes in working capital. Desert is a…

  • Valspar Announces Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results

    July 16, 2014
    || The Valspar Corporation  will release its third quarter fiscal 2014 financial results on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, before the market opens. The company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, beginning at…