• Vencorex Plans Expansion of its Isophorone Diisocyanate Production Facility in France

    December 2, 2014
    Vencorex is significantly expanding its capacity of isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). The expansion of this monomer capacity will take place at Pont de Claix site, France. The new capacity will be 20 kT to be available by the end of 2016. “This…

  • Nexa Autocolor Coatings Rolls Out New Look

    December 2, 2014
    PPG Industries is launching new branding for automotive refinish brand Nexa Autocolor coatings to give a fresh look to its full range of products. The innovative Aquabase Plus waterborne line will be the first with updated product packaging. Nexa…

  • PPG Industries Foundation Donates More than $55,000 to Educational Programs in Pittsburgh Area

    December 2, 2014
    The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $55,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where the company maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. The grants highlight…

  • Stefan Krawielitzki Joins the AVA Group

    December 2, 2014
    The AVA Group has welcomed Stefan Krawielitzki to AVA Biochem BSL AG and AVA-­‐CO2 Switzerland AG as an Organic Chemistry Expert.  With this appointment, the AVA Group says it "gains a well-connected expert with more than 20…

  • BASF Launches New Orange Pigment for Industrial Coatings Applications

    December 2, 2014
    BASF announced the North American launch of Irgazin Orange EH1287 for industrial applications which include agriculture, construction and earth moving equipment coatings. Irgazin Orange EH1287 improves material flow allowing formulators to…

  • Wacker Develops Water Scavenger for Silane-Curing Adhesives and Sealants

    December 2, 2014
    Munich-based chemical company Wacker is expanding its product range of functional silanes with a new arylalkoxysilane monomer. Marketed as Geniosil XL 70, this additive is designed as a water scavenger for silane-curing adhesive and sealant formulati…

  • AkzoNobel Signs Global Supply Agreement with Daimler AG

    December 2, 2014
    Daimler AG has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings making the company one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships and approved bodyshops worldwide. The contract covers the supply and support of Akzo…

  • Duke of Kent Opens Sika R&D facility

    December 1, 2014
    Sika is further expanding its research and development activities. In the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Edward Duke of Kent, Sika has opened a state-of-the-art research facility in Preston in northwest England. Sika employs around 800 staff…

  • BASF Expands Superior Materials Territory

    December 1, 2014
    Superior Materials Inc., based in Garden City, NY, has announced that effective January 1, 2015, BASF Corporation will be expanding its distribution responsibility for Attapulgite specialty additives into the Mid-West region. This will include Ohio,…

  • Sherwin-Williams Announces Coral Reef as Color of the Year 2015

    December 1, 2014
    Coral Reef (SW 6606) has been named Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015. "The uplifting, vivacious hue with floral notes is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space," the company said.…

  • Evonik Increases Prices for VESTAMIN

    December 1, 2014
    Evonik Industries has announced a global price increase for the product group VESTAMIN up to nine percent, effective January 1st, 2015. This increase will apply to all orders shipped on or after this date and as contracts allow. "Th…

  • AMS 3095A Qualification for Chrome-Free Paint Systems AkzoNobel

    December 1, 2014
    AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings celebrates AMS 3095A qualification of new, 100 percent chrome-free paint systems for commercial fleet maintenance. The new systems provide customers with increased flexibility and choice, including multiple topcoat option…

  • Transaction Completed Between Wintershall and Statoil

    December 1, 2014
    BASF Group company Wintershall is continuing its growth course in Norway. By acquiring shares in the production fields Gjøa (5%) and Vega (24.5%), Wintershall is increasing its production in Norway from about 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent (…

  • Micronized PTFE Market Worth $868.29 Million by 2019

    December 1, 2014
    According to a new report by Markets & Markets, “Micronized PTFE Market by Application (Inks, Thermoplastics, Coatings, Grease & Lubricants, Elastomers), by Geography - Global Forecast to 2019,” the market has a projected val…

  • U.S. Zinc Celebrates 65 Years

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. Zinc is commemorating the company’s opening in 1949, celebrating 65 successful years in the zinc products marketplace. The company’s roots were as a wholesaler of nonferrous metals. Now, U.S. Zinc is a premier global supplier of zinc…

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