• Michelman CEO appointed to TechSolve board of directors

    Michelman CEO appointed to TechSolve board of directors

    February 13, 2012
    || Steven Shifman, president and CEO of Michelman, Inc., has been appointed to serve on the TechSolve board of directors. As a TechSolve board member Shifman will provide guidance on TechSolve’s overall strategic direction, mission and growth plan…

  • Lanxess invests €20 million in aromatics network

    February 13, 2012
    || Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is investing in a €20 million expansion of cresol production at its Leverkusen site. It plans to increase capacity for this intermediate for the global market by roughly 20 percent by mid-2013. Among other app…

  • Container manufacturer GVU changes over to BASF paints

    Container manufacturer GVU changes over to BASF paints

    February 13, 2012
    || Container manufacturer GVU GmbH & Co. KG has partnered with BASF Coatings and will begin using the paint maker's commercial vehicle product portfolio on its line of containers. At its site in the German town of Ossendorf, GVU produces some 3…

  • Coatex to raise prices for coatings market, NAFTA region

    February 13, 2012
    || Effective March 1, 2012 or as contracts allow, Coatex, Inc. will increase the list and off-list selling prices of its thickener and dispersant product lines sold to the coatings market for the NAFTA region. Acrylic-based dispersants will increase $0.…

  • New Ross laboratory Ribbon/Paddle Blender

    New Ross laboratory Ribbon/Paddle Blender

    February 13, 2012
    || Ross has introduced a new Ribbon Blender Model, the 42NSD-1S, a multi-purpose unit equipped with interchangeable double ribbon and paddle agitators. With a maximum working capacity of one cubic foot, the 42NSD-1S is ideal for most laboratory and pilo…

  • Container manufacturer GVU changes over to BASF paints

    February 13, 2012
    || Container manufacturer GVU GmbH & Co. KG has partnered with BASF Coatings and will begin using the paint maker's commercial vehicle product portfolio on its line of containers. At its site in the German town of Ossendorf, GVU produces some 3…

  • Michelman CEO appointed to TechSolve board of directors

    February 13, 2012
    || Steven Shifman, president and CEO of Michelman, Inc., has been appointed to serve on the TechSolve board of directors. As a TechSolve board member Shifman will provide guidance on TechSolve’s overall strategic direction, mission and growth plan…

  • Coatex to raise prices for coatings market, NAFTA region

    February 13, 2012
    || Effective March 1, 2012 or as contracts allow, Coatex, Inc. will increase the list and off-list selling prices of its thickener and dispersant product lines sold to the coatings market for the NAFTA region. Acrylic-based dispersants will increase $0.…

  • Lanxess invests €20 million in aromatics network

    February 13, 2012
    || Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is investing in a €20 million expansion of cresol production at its Leverkusen site. It plans to increase capacity for this intermediate for the global market by roughly 20 percent by mid-2013. Among other app…

  • New Ross laboratory Ribbon/Paddle Blender

    February 13, 2012
    || Ross has introduced a new Ribbon Blender Model, the 42NSD-1S, a multi-purpose unit equipped with interchangeable double ribbon and paddle agitators. With a maximum working capacity of one cubic foot, the 42NSD-1S is ideal for most laboratory and pilo…

  • Dürr to build sustainable automotive paint shop in China for FAW-VW

    February 10, 2012
    || Dürr has been contracted to build an automobile paint shop in China for the FAW-VW joint venture. This automotive paint shop which Dürr says will have the lowest emissions in all China and a capacity of 34 vehicles per hour will go into ope…

  • Reichhold to implement a five percent hike on its alkyd, polyester and urethane resins

    February 10, 2012
    || Reichhold, Inc. said it will increase prices on all solventborne, water reducible and 100 percent solids alkyd, polyester and urethane resins by five percent. This increase is effective for all orders shipped on or after March 1, 2012 or as contracts…

  • Perstorp raises costs for Capa caprolactone monomers and polymers, and purified isophthalic acid

    February 10, 2012
    || Perstorp said it is increasing the price for its Capa caprolactone monomers and polymers by up to €200/ton in Europe; £170/ton in UK; US$0.12/lb in North America; ¥20/kg in Japan; and US$260/ton in Asia and the rest of the world effect…

  • Cytec to hike costs for powder coating resins and additives globally

    February 10, 2012
    || Cytec Industries Inc., is increasing prices for its entire range of powder coating resins and additives sold in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The price of all products in the range will be increased by 0.12 to 0.15 EUR/kg for shipments from Europe…

  • Celanese hikes VAE emulsions costs in the Americas

    February 10, 2012
    || Celanese Corporation said it will increase the price of all emulsions—vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE), vinyl acrylic, pure acrylic, PVAc homopolymers and other copolymers—sold in the Americas by $0.03 / wet pound, effective February 20, 2012…