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November 30, 2011
Aculon, Inc., a nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, has completed the expansion of the company's research and production laboratory space. Started four months ago, the expansion of Aculons laboratory facility on Sorrento Valley R…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
Novagard Solutions, Inc., a supplier of specialty chemical products providing engineered solutions to the automotive, building construction, electrical, medical, general industrial and product assembly industries announces the Underwriters Laboratori…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
White/white pearl has emerged as the fastest growing color to tie with silver as the world's leading automotive color choices, according to the 2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report. A substantial increase in the popularity of white/whit…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
The ability to dramatically lower underbonnet and cockpit temperatures, as well as prevent damage to the surrounding bodywork has led Le Mans Series participant JMW Motorsport to use ThermoHold, a ceramic thermal barrier coating technology from Zirco…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
Researchers at the University of Surrey have invented a new process to make bespoke coatings that could one day reduce the 'drag resistance' of ships and aeroplanes and thereby lower fuel consumption. The coatings have textures that could re…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
ShawCor Ltd. announced that its pipecoating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a second contract from Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the flowlines on the Wheatstone Project. This contr…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
A carbon nanotube coating developed at the University of Michigan acts as a "magic black cloth" that conceals an object's three-dimensional geometry and makes it look like a flat black sheet. The 70-micron coating, or carbon nanotube c…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
Apropos' brand new polyester powder coating plant has been officially recognized by the world's leading powder coating authority. AkzoNobel has awarded the plant Service First Applicator status - one of just forty such accreditations in the…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, has expanded its technical center in India. This center of excellence located in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, now also includes laboratories, applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersio…  Read More »
November 30, 2011
The demand for acrylic resins in European Union (EU) follows the down-grade trend. In 2010 the demand amounted to 471,800 tons. Within 2006-2010 periods the alkyd resins consumption decreased by 30%. The decline is reasoned partly by economic recessi…  Read More »
November 16, 2011
BASF plans to establish the global headquarters of its dispersions and pigments division in Hong Kong. As of January 1, 2012, the division head and about 50 global positions, currently located in Ludwigshafen and Basel, Switzerland will transition to…  Read More »
November 11, 2011
Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R…  Read More »
November 11, 2011
Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup…  Read More »
November 11, 2011
Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R…  Read More »
November 11, 2011
Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup…  Read More »

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