• Verdezyne granted US patent for a biobased adipic acid production process

    August 16, 2012
    Verdezyne, Inc., a privately-held industrial biotechnology company focused on producing renewable chemicals from non-petroleum sources, has been granted a United States Patent for a bio-based adipic acid production process. U.S. Patent No. 8,241,879,…

  • Valspar reports its Q3 2012 results; sees three percent growth in revenue

    August 16, 2012
    The Valspar Corporation reported its results for the third-quarter ended July 27, 2012. Third-quarter sales totaled $1.08 billion, an increase of one percent from the third quarter of 2011. Net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $86.4 million,…

  • US automotive coatings market to grow at 2.7percent till 2017

    August 16, 2012
    Revenue within the US automotive coatings manufacturing market has been forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7percent over the next five years, to reach a total market value of $1.5 billion in 2017, according to new research…

  • Invista to expand Terate aromatic polyester polyol production at its manufacturing sites

    August 16, 2012
    Invista Specialty Materials is investing several million dollars at its two Terate aromatic polyester polyols manufacturing sites located in Wilmington, N.C., and Vlissingen, Netherlands. These investments involve upgrades to boost global production…

  • BlueScope and Nippon Steel sign JV for coated products

    August 16, 2012
    BlueScope and Nippon Steel Corporation have agreed to form a new joint venture encompassing BlueScope's ASEAN and North American building products businesses. Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) of Japan will be the world's second largest steelmak…

  • BlueScope and Nippon Steel sign JV for coated products

    August 16, 2012
    BlueScope and Nippon Steel Corporation have agreed to form a new joint venture encompassing BlueScope's ASEAN and North American building products businesses. Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) of Japan will be the world's second largest steelmak…

  • Evonik and BioAmber to develop catalysts

    August 15, 2012
    Evonik Industries’ Catalysts Business Line has recently formed an agreement with U.S. based BioAmber Inc. on a long term cooperation for the development and manufacturing of catalysts for making BDO (1,4- butanediol), THF (tetrahydrofurane) and…

  • BASF India to build chemical production complex

    August 15, 2012
    Toyo Engineering India Limited, an Indian subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corporation has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC) to build a new multi-business chemical production site for BASF India Limited part of BA…

  • Elementis to acquire Watercryl Quimica

    August 15, 2012
    Elementis plc announced that it has agreed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Elementis Holdings Limited, to purchase Watercryl Quimica Ltda, a Brazilian coatings additives company, for a cash consideration of $24 million. Watercryl was establishe…

  • Bluestar Silicones opens manufacturing and R&D

    August 15, 2012
    Bluestar Silicones, a global integrated silicones manufacturer, held a grand opening for its new plant and R&D center in York, South Carolina. The multi-million-dollar investment is the centerpiece of Bluestar Silicones’ strategic growth pl…

  • Evonik begins construction of production plants in China

    August 15, 2012
    Evonik Industries will begin construction of production plants for the manufacture of isophorone and isophorone diamine in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), China. The group is investing more than €100 million in the plants, which are…

  • Ross offers tilted design double planetary mixers

    August 15, 2012
    Charles Ross and Son has introduced new double planetary mixers with a slightly tilted configuration for more effective and complete discharge of flowable products. Double planetary mixers are versatile equipment used in the preparation of pastes and…

  • Oxea launches two phthalate-free, low migration plasticizers

    August 15, 2012
    Oxea has launched its latest additions to the Oxsoft product range of phthalate-free and non-VOC plasticizers. Marketed under the names Oxsoft Duo 1 and Oxsoft Duo 2, the new products are specifically designed to help manufacturers tackle the challen…

  • Troy’s Powdermate EX2099 renamed 575FL

    August 15, 2012
    Troy Corporation announced that its performance powder coating additive formerly known as Powdermate EX2099 has been renamed Powdermate 575FL. The new name represents the next generation in flow and leveling, enabling the production of pigmented coat…

  • Cytonix offers FluoroPel PFC1740G fluorosurfactant for wood care products

    August 15, 2012
    Cytonix, LLC introduced its newest fluorosurfactant, FluoroPel PFC1740G. Designed to provide excellent flow, leveling, wetting and surface tension reduction to hydrocarbon-based solvent formulations, PFC1740G is an ideal additive for wood care produc…