• Micro Powders appoints technical director

    November 10, 2011
    || Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) has appointed Richard Czarnecki technical director. In this position, Czarnecki will assume responsibility for all technology functions for both the industrial and personal care divisions of MPI. Richard reports to Warren Pu…

  • H.B. Fuller names Joan Schuller as vice president, Asia Pacific region

    November 10, 2011
    || H.B. Fuller Company has appointed Joan Schuller as vice president, Asia Pacific, effective Nov. 28, 2011. Schuller, of Blue Bell, Pa., joins H.B. Fuller from Dow Advanced Materials. Prior to its acquisition by Dow, Schuller spent 16 years at Rohm and…

  • BYK-Gardner USA increased staff by nine

    November 10, 2011
    || BYK-Gardner, worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties, has increased its staff by nine. Rae Roby is the new regional sales manager for the Michigan and Northern…

  • Cristal Global forms TiO2 partnership with Outotec

    November 10, 2011
    || Cristal Global, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Outotec of Espoo, Finland to build a new fully scalable ilmenite-processing plant for Cristal Global in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, estimated to become operational in Q4 2013. The plant will be constr…

  • Lanxess acquires U.S. biocide specialist Verichem

    November 10, 2011
    || Lanxess is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of U.S.-based Verichem Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will  bolster its position in the U.S. material protection m…

  • Dow Chemical expands worldwide

    November 10, 2011
    || The Dow Chemical Company has announced a number of worldwide expansion plans. The company recently announced that it will open an office in Chengdu, China in the first half of 2012. Serving as Dow’s business and sales hub in Western China, the…

  • ILC Performance Products acquires Halox

    November 10, 2011
    || ICL Performance Products, a global specialty phosphate producer, has acquired Halox, a division of Hammond Group, Inc. The Hammond, Ind.-based company is an industry leader in specialty phosphate-based, corrosion inhibitor products for the paint and…

  • Lubrizol enhances global testing capabilities

    November 10, 2011
    || Lubrizol Additives, a business segment of The Lubrizol Corporation, has made enhancements to its global research and testing capabilities. In the past three years, Lubrizol has invested more than $35 million to support R&D and testing activities,…

  • Cristal Global forms TiO2 partnership with Outotec

    November 10, 2011
    || Cristal Global, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Outotec of Espoo, Finland to build a new fully scalable ilmenite-processing plant for Cristal Global in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, estimated to become operational in Q4 2013. The plant will be constr…

  • Lanxess acquires U.S. biocide specialist Verichem

    November 10, 2011
    || Lanxess is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of U.S.-based Verichem Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will  bolster its position in the U.S. material protection m…

  • SCS building new coating center in Austin, Texas

    November 10, 2011
    || Specialty Coating Systems is expanding its parylene coating service operations into the South United States region. Build-out is underway for a new 13,000 square foot facility located in Austin, Texas. The new coating center will begin full productio…

  • Hamamatsu introduces deuterium light source units with ultrahigh brightness

    November 10, 2011
    || Hamamatsu's L11798 and L11799 deuterium light source units offer ultrahigh brightness and ease of use for a wide variety of UV applications such as semiconductor inspection, film thickness measurement, UV-visible spectroscopy, and environmental a…

  • Dow Microbial Control introduces Bio-Pruf antimicrobial

    November 10, 2011
    || Dow Microbial Control, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, has introduced Bio-Pruf to the materials preservation market. Bio-Pruf is a technology that provides long-lasting antimicrobial protection to different end-use products, including p…

  • BASF offers Efka 2010 high efficiency defoamer

    November 10, 2011
    || BASF has further strengthened its portfolio of high performance defoamers for industrial coating applications with Efka 2010. The new silicone-free defoamer marks the latest addition to this product class and is suited for use in a wide range of solv…

  • Dow introduces next generation of catalyst technology

    November 10, 2011
    || The Dow Chemical Company has introduced Consista C601 polypropylene, the first 6th generation Ziegler Natta catalyst. Consista C601 is a non-phthalate based catalyst system with broad applicability and advantaged capability to produce high performanc…

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