• 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…

  • PPG Reports Record Second Quarter Net Sales and Earnings

    July 17, 2014
    ·         Second quarter net sales of $4.1 billion, up 5 percent versus prior year ·         All-time quarterly record adjusted earnings per diluted share…

  • Interim Report 2nd Quarter

    July 17, 2014
    We will publish BASF’s Interim Report 2nd Quarter/1st Half 2014 on July 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. (CEST). The results will be presented in a conference call that will be transmitted via the internet from 9:00 a.m. (CEST).…

  • Azelis Extends Contract with Allnex

    July 17, 2014
    Azelis has announced that it will extend its co-operation with Allnex, a leading manufacturer of performance materials for all coating applications. For the first time, Azelis will offer the complete range of Allnex liquid resins, additives and cros…

  • PPG Appoints McGarry Chief Operating Officer

    July 17, 2014
    PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry, currently executive vice president, to chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1.   McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operati…

  • Kenny Messer Appointed President of Sartomer Americas

    Kenny Messer Appointed President of Sartomer Americas

    July 16, 2014
    Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., and a global manufacturer of specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has appointed Kenny Messer regional group president of Sartomer Americas. In this new role, Messer will oversee operati…

  • WACKER POLYMERS to Raise Prices For Dispersions

    July 16, 2014
    WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its pric- es for vinyl acetate-ethylene and ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions of the VINNAPAS and VINNOL brand in the regions Americas and Greater China. As customer contracts allow, effective August 1, 2…

  • EPA Grants VOC-Exempt Status to ANGUS’ AMP Multifunctional Paint Additive

    July 16, 2014
    ANGUS Chemical Company has announced that AMP, a multifunctional specialty chemical that’s widely used in latex paint formulations, is no longer classified as a volatile organic compound (VOC) under a final rule by the U.S. Environmental Protec…

  • Sherwin-Williams  Elects New Director

    Sherwin-Williams Elects New Director

    July 16, 2014
    The Sherwin-Williams Company's  Board of Directors has elected Matthew Thornton III to the Board of Directors.  Thornton is senior vice president, U.S. Operations, FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company an…

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