• BioAmber wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

    July 13, 2011
    || BioAmber, Inc. has been awarded a 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Award promotes technology that provides substantial environmental…

  • Cytec opens production line for Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions Stabilizers in Shanghai

    July 13, 2011
    || Cytec Industries Inc. announced that a new production line for Cyabsorb Cynergy Solutions stabilizers will be set up in Cytec’s manufacturing site in Fengxian, Shanghai, China. The start up of the new production line is expected in the first qu…

  • Archway Sales adds to customer service team

    July 13, 2011
    || Pat O’Brien has joined Archway Sales, Inc. as a technical sales representative for its Midwest region. O’Brien has more than 20 years experience in technical sales in the chemical/industrial industry. He was most recently an account execu…

  • Emerald to increase capacity of colorant product line

    July 13, 2011
    || Emerald Performance Materials Specialties Group has increased capacity of its Hilton Davis Lake Colorant product line in Cincinnati, Ohio/USA. Emerald Hilton Davis produces colorants in several forms at its Cincinnati location, which has manufactured…

  • Nordson opens demo center in China

    July 13, 2011
    || Nordson Corporation announced the opening of a new demo center in Dongguan, China that will further the company’s ability to meet the needs of customers in its Advanced Technology Systems operating segment. The new center will initially be focu…

  • Clariant expands capacity for Mowilith emulsions

    July 13, 2011
    || Clariant has scaled-up production capacity for its Mowilith emulsions by 35 percent. The additional capacity is especially intended for its wide-ranging line of copolymers and terpolymers. The investment will also enable the unit to enhance its portf…

  • Rhodia and SIBUR form JV

    July 13, 2011
    || Rhodia and SIBUR have signed a letter of intent to create a joint venture in specialty surfactants. This strategic alliance would be focused on creating a leader in the CIS market where specialty surfactants are used particularly in home and personal…

  • Evonik and Taiyo Nippon Sanso open plant for monosilane and Aerosil

    July 13, 2011
    || Evonik Industries and its partner Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) officially started up the new integrated production facility for monosilane and Aerosil in Yokkaichi, 400 kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan. Evonik has realized a future-oriented…

  • GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. to acquire BASF’s bisomer monomer business

    July 13, 2011
    || GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has entered into an agreement with BASF to acquire the Bisomer monomer business (hydroxy methacrylates, multifunctional methacrylates (MFM) and specialty adducts) and conventional contact lens business of Cognis UK. The…

  • Omnova expands manufacturing of Pliotec acrylic coating

    July 13, 2011
    || Omnova Solutions has expanded manufacturing capability for its Pliotec water-based acrylic coating resins to include three locations in the U.S. The expansion is part of the integration of Eliokem—acquired in December 2010—into Omnova&rsq…

  • PPG sponsors Pittsburgh science shows at 12 schools in Metro Detroit

    July 13, 2011
    || The PPG Industries Foundation sponsored interactive assemblies about color, chemistry and climate change presented recently by Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh at 12 schools in Metro Detroit. Through an employee program of the foundation, employ…

  • Sun Chemical introduces reddish blue pigment for automotive coatings

    July 13, 2011
    || Sun Chemical has launched Palomar Alpha Blue 60, a reddish blue high performance effect pigment for coatings that can maintain its color properties for years under the impact of sunlight and other harsh weather conditions, according to the company. I…

  • Dow offers Evoque pre-composite polymer technology

    July 13, 2011
    || Dow Coating Materials (DCM) has launched Evoque pre composite polymer technology designed to change the way formulators think about hiding and the use of titanium dioxide (TiO2). Evoque pre-composite polymer technology improves the particle distribut…

  • Michelman launches Michem Emulsion 62330 for exterior wood applications

    July 13, 2011
    || Michem Emulsion 62330 from Michelman is a fine particle-sized emulsion that delivers excellent water repellency when added to varnishes and other coatings such as architectural paint, stains and sealants, without affecting gloss, according to the com…

  • Evonik offers new Tego dispersing additives

    July 13, 2011
    || Evonik has introduced Tego Dispers 653 and Tego Dispers 656 dispersing additives for universal pastes. The products offer excellent water resistance for indoor and outdoor applications, according to the company. With the new water-resistant wetting a…