• 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…

  • Elementis launches DAPRO DF 5800F defoamer

    August 15, 2012
    Elementis has launched DAPRO DF 5800F, an aromatic-free, general purpose defoamer used in industrial solvent-borne coatings. It is suitable for aromatic-free applications. DAPRO DF 5800F prevents foaming caused by mechanical forces during mixing, pro…

  • Spectrum Press launches Colour Critical offset production process

    Spectrum Press launches Colour Critical offset production process

    August 15, 2012
    Singapore-based Spectrum Press International, which prints color cards for coatings manufacturers, has introduced Colour Critical, an alternative and cost efficient offset production process for the paint industry. Together with the latest offset equ…

  • Hempel launches high-solids antifoulings

    August 15, 2012
    At a time when the volatile global economy is hitting shipping hard, Hempel is launching high-solids versions of their Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, which offer optimized features and stronger ROI the company said. The new versions, Glob…

  • BASF expands automotive coatings production in Shanghai

    August 15, 2012
    BASF Shanghai Coatings Company Limited is investing in a new basecoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant will increase the company's local production capacity for basecoat by 13,500 tons per year. Basec…

  • McCain expands powder coating operations

    August 15, 2012
    McCain Manufacturing, the outsource manufacturing division of McCain Inc., announced the expansion of its North American powder coating operations. Housed at McCain's 100,000-square-foot, LEED-certified manufacturing facility in Vista, California…

  • RPM reports Q4 and year-end results for fiscal 2012; reports sharp gain in sales and income

    August 15, 2012
    RPM International Inc. reported sharp gains in net sales, net income and diluted earnings per share for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter and year ended May 31, 2012. Net sales and net income were up significantly over prior-year results. Net sales gre…

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