• Merck Gets Approval to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich

    August 17, 2015
     Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany recently announced that approvals have been secured from all relevant jurisdictions for its planned acquisition of U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. Unconditional approval from Brazil’s Counc…

  • PPG Aerospace Donates Coatings for F-4 Restoration

    August 14, 2015
    An F-4 Phantom fighter jet on display at the New England Air Museum was restored with coatings and technical talent donated by PPG Industries’ aerospace business to honor the jet’s U.S. Air Force service during the Vietnam War. PPG don…

  • TMR: Paints and Coatings Drive the Global Epoxy Resins Market

    August 14, 2015
    A recently released report from Transparency Market Research (TMR) forecasts that the global epoxy resins market will develop at a CAGR of 6.9 percent from 2014 to 2020. TMR, a market intelligence firm based in the U.S., states that by 2020, the glob…

  • Bayer Names its Members for the Future Covestro Board of Management

    August 14, 2015
    The Supervisory Board of Bayer MaterialScience AG (in future: Covestro) has named the members of the future Covestro Board of Management effective September 1, 2015. Patrick Thomas has been confirmed as chairman of the Board of Management of Covestro…

  • Brenntag Signs Agreement with Dow Coatings Materials to Expand its Distribution Business

    August 14, 2015
    Brenntag, one of the global market leaders in chemical distribution, announces the expansion of its distribution agreements with Dow Coatings Materials (DCM) focused on the Coatings & Construction business in Europe. The expansion includes the ad…

  • Pact Group and LiquiGlide Collaborate on Nonstick Paint Packaging Solutions

    August 14, 2015
    LiquiGlide Inc., a manufacturer of wet, liquid-impregnated surface technology, announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Australia-based sustainable and innovative packaging manufacturer, Pact Group Holdings. Working with LiquiGlide’s pat…

  • Markets & Markets Releases Report on Electrocoating Market

    August 13, 2015
    A new report from Markets & Markets, “Electrocoating (E-Coat) Market by Type (Cathodic Epoxy, Cathodic Acrylic, Anodic), by Application (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Automotive Parts & Accessories, Heavy Duty Equipment, Applianc…

  • Lubrizol Enhances Singapore Innovation Center

    August 13, 2015
    The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business has announced new lab capabilities at its Innovation Center in Singapore. The Innovation Center - a $5.5 million investment between Lubrizol's Performance Coatings and Personal and H…

  • BASF: Honeycomb on the Car Roof

    August 12, 2015
    With the polyurethane foam system Elastoflex E from BASF it is possible for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part featuring a honeycomb sandwich structure with a class-A film. The roof module in the standard model of the new smart fortw…

  • Center for Polyurethanes Industry Announces Finalists for Innovation Award

    August 12, 2015
    The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has announced the finalists for the 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award, selecting innovations created by Dow Chemical, Honeywell and Novomer. Since its inception in 2005, the Polyurethane Innovation…

  • Wacker Reports Lower Energy Consumption in its Sustainability Report

    August 12, 2015
    Wacker Chemie AG published its new Sustainability Report for 2013-2014. The facts and figures given in the report underscore that WACKER has made further progress in many areas that are of importance to sustainable business management. For example, t…

  • Brenntag Expands its Business by Acquiring Majority Stake in Trychem

    August 12, 2015
    Brenntag, one of the global market leaders in chemical distributions, enters into a joint cooperation with 51% ownership in chemical distributor Trychem FZC, Dubai, United Arabic Emirates (UAE). Trychem is active in the distribution of solvents se…

  • LANXESS Raises 2015 Guidance After Completing a Strong Second Quarter

    August 12, 2015
    Following a strong second quarter, specialty chemicals company LANXESS raised its guidance for the full year 2015. The company now expects to achieve EBITDA pre exceptionals within a corridor of EUR 840 million and EUR 880 million. It had previously…

  • Merris Puts a New Spin on Paint Mixing

    August 12, 2015
    The Spinmix 550 is the latest in a series of highly-regarded commercial paint-mixers from Merris engineering who, over the past 45 years, have established a solid reputation in the construction of paint mixing and dispensing equipment. The user-frien…

  • QCP to be Acquired by GAF

    August 12, 2015
    GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Quest Construction Products (QCP), a division of Quest Specialty Chemicals. The transaction, expected to close as soon as practical subject to customary closing conditions,…

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