• Axalta Prices Secondary Offering

    August 12, 2015
    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has priced a secondary offering of 30,000,000 of its common shares at $29.75 per share. All of the shares are being offered by certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group (the “selling shareholders”). The selling s…

  • BASF Opens Resin and Electrocoat Plant for Coatings in China

    August 12, 2015
    BASF inaugurated its new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai. In line with BASF’s approach to stay close to customers worldwide, this new plant will further strengthen BASF’s local manufac…

  • NSF Funds Research for Development of Atomically Thin Coatings

    August 12, 2015
    The study and development of atomically thin coatings will be the focus of a one of a kind National Science Foundation funded university/industry center. Led by Penn State, in collaboration with Rice University in Houston, the Industry/University…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • PPG introduces DURAFORM BP Polyester Coatings for Building Products

    August 11, 2015
    PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ BP coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for building product manufacturers. Designed for one-coat application over aluminum…

  • BASF Increases Production Capacity for Chelating Agents in Ludwigshafen

    August 11, 2015
    BASF is investing in the expansion and flexibilization of its production facilities to manufacture chelating agents at its site in Ludwigshafen. By increasing the production capacity, the company is responding to the rapidly growing global demand for…

  • Dow Introduces More Efficient, Sustainable Polyurethane for Pultrusion

    August 11, 2015
    To help create the strongest and lightest composite infrastructure materials, Dow Polyurethanes has introduced VORAFORCE TP 1200 series to the North America market. The novel polyurethanes solution enables fast, energy-efficient pultrusion composite…

  • Intumescent Coatings Market to Reach USD 1.11 Billion by 2022: Grand View Research

    August 11, 2015
    The global intumescent coatings market size is expected to reach USD 1.11 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Construction industry growth is anticipated to drive the market growth of intumescent coatings. Rapid ind…

  • Axalta Commences Secondary Offering

    August 11, 2015
    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has commenced a secondary offering of 30,000,000 common shares. The shares will be offered by certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group (the “selling shareholders”). The offering is being made pursuant to a regis…

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