• PPG Reaches Agreement to Sell Mt. Zion Float Glass Manufacturing Facility

    July 21, 2014
    || PPG Industries announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Illinois, glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close i…

  • HMG Paints' Pioneering Future Entrepreneurship

    July 21, 2014
    || Eight students aged 14-15 from Manchester Communication Academy have successfully completed the first stage of their pioneering Future Entrepreneurship Partnership at HMG Paints Ltd. HMG Paints, the UK’s largest independent industrial paints m…

  • BASF Raises Prices for 1,6-Hexanediol in Europe

    July 21, 2014
    || BASF increases its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts allow by 150 Euro per ton. The price adjustment will be done to reflect the increased operating, logistics as well as raw material costs and to assure…

  • Munson Machinary to Expand Headquarters

    July 21, 2014
    || Munson Machinery is expanding the size of its Utica, New York, headquarters by approximately one-third, it was announced by Charles Divine, President and CEO. “The expansion will boost our fabrication and assembly capabilities to increase prod…

  • Sherwin-Williams Receives Top Honors

    July 21, 2014
    || For the eighth time, CertaPro Painters honored Sherwin-Williams with its “Platinum Supplier of the Year” award, the highest distinction presented annually to its suppliers. Sherwin-Williams was voted Supplier of the Year at CertaPro Pain…

  • PPG Directors Announce Quarterly Dividend of 67 Cents Per Share

    July 18, 2014
    || The board of directors of PPG Industries declared a regular quarterly dividend of 67 cents per share, payable Sept. 12 to shareholders of record Aug. 11. This marks the company’s 464th consecutive dividend payment. PPG has paid uninterrupted a…

  • BASF Receives Registration for First Wood Protection Nets

    July 18, 2014
    ||  The novel, patented net technology Storanet has received registration for commercialization in Germany. BASF can now provide the first non-liquid technology to prevent pest problems in harvested timber. Since it does not need to be applied with…

  • Bayer Unveils INSQIN for PU Coated Fabrics

    July 18, 2014
    || Bayer MaterialScience, one of the world's leading polymer producers, has launched INSQIN, a novel turnkey solution for a new generation of polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics. The launch marks a new chapter in the footwear and apparel sector, in whi…

  • Lignin-based Value Added Chemical Product Expected to Launch in 2021

    July 18, 2014
    || Lignin, a component of lignocellulosic biomass and a common byproduct stream from cellulosic conversion processes, has a potential market worth of USD242 billion across 13 select products alone, but commercialization of these lignin derived chemicals…

  • 3M Super 77 Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation

    July 18, 2014
    ||  In 1964, 3M revolutionized the way people thought about traditional glue with an innovative formula able to be dispensed from an aerosol can. Fifty years later, this was the idea that started it all and Super 77™ from 3M remains the leade…

  • Hemmelrath strengthens international presence – New location in Russia

    July 18, 2014
    || On June 24, 2014, Hemmelrath Lackfabrik GmbH founded the company’s first Russian branch, Hemmelrath RUS, in Nizhny Novgorod.  With the new location, Hemmelrath opens up the Russian OEM market for itself and lays the foundation for further…

  • New software for Malvern’s NanoSight NTA Systems Improves User Experience

    July 18, 2014
    || Malvern Instruments has launched NTA 3.0, a new version of the software that drives its NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) systems. With an improved, easy-to-use interface, the new NTA 3.0 software makes accessing programs and protocols q…

  • 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…