• Huntsman invests $70M to expand polyetheramines capacity in Singapore

    March 15, 2011
    || The performance products division of Huntsman Corporation is going ahead with the engineering design for a 40,000-ton capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore. Huntsman plans to invest more than $70 million a…

  • Brenntag opens chemical distribution facility in Indonesia

    March 15, 2011
    || Brenntag, a global chemical distributor, has unveiled its new distribution facility in Jakarta built to meet growing market demand. The facility will provide a bigger storage capacity than the current warehouse in Jakarta, and allow Brenntag to impro…

  • Rhodia acquires Suzhou Hipro Polymers’ guar unit in China

    March 15, 2011
    || Rhodia has acquired the guar derivatives production unit belonging to Suzhou HiPro Polymers based in Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province, China. This Chinese unit will complement Rhodia’s existing global guar derivatives manufacturing footprint wi…

  • Altana acquires polymer modifier producer Kometra

    March 15, 2011
    || The specialty chemicals Group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire Kometra Kunststoff-Modifikatoren und -Additiv GmbH. Kometra produces polymer modifiers in Schkopau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. These modifiers are specific surface-active copolymers…

  • Red Devil chosen to be featured on “World’s Greatest!...” TV program

    March 15, 2011
    || Red Devil Equipment Company, a mixing equipment manufacturer located in Minnesota, MN, was asked to be showcased on the “World’s Greatest!...” TV show. Although initially surprised, the company was excited to be selected and went ah…

  • New company, Schepise Chemical Sales, formed and launches web site

    March 15, 2011
    || A new company, Schepise Chemical Sales, LLC, Bristol, PA, has been formed and launched its web site www.SchepiseChemicalSales.com. “Schepise Chemical Sales provides sales services to manufacturers of fine specialty chemicals and bridges the gap…

  • Color Communications, RAL form distribution partnership

    March 15, 2011
    || Color Communications, Inc. is now the distributor of RAL products in North America. RAL means precision and standardization of color communication. Color Communications, one of the leading producers of color tools for the decorative, automotive refin…

  • Oxea extends specialty ester capacity; intends to build a new unit

    March 15, 2011
    || Oxea has announced a significant capacity expansion for specialty esters to keep up with growing demand. The capacity of the existing ester unit in Oberhausen will be extended by 40 percent, effective second half 2011. Additionally, Oxea has the inte…

  • BASF and Medi-Solve Coatings collaborate

    March 14, 2011
    || BASF Future Business GmbH and Medi-Solve Coatings LLC have formed a collaboration in the field of antimicrobial coatings for catheters and other minimally invasive medical devices. This collaboration combines Medi-Solve’s proprietary AquaCoat c…

  • RPM acquires synthetic fiber manufacturer

    March 14, 2011
    || Through its subsidiary The Euclid Chemical Company, RPM International Inc. has acquired PSI Packaging, Inc. (PSI), a producer of micro- and macro-fibers for the ready-mixed and pre-cast concrete market. With headquarters and manufacturing located in…

  • AkzoNobel opens new industrial coatings plant for coil and plastic coatings

    March 14, 2011
    || AkzoNobel’s plan to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new industrial coatings plant near Bangalore. The facility, which will produce co…

  • Helios strengthens operations in Slovenia

    March 14, 2011
    || Helios Group has opened a car refinishing coatings center and a production plant for water-based coatings in Domzale, Slovenia. The coatings manufacturer also opened a center for metal coatings in Medvode, Slovenia. Helios invested €14 million i…

  • GMM opens facility in India

    March 14, 2011
    || GMM Development Limited has opened a new manufacturing facility located in Ahmedabad, India. The new GMM India facility includes a technical development center, full-scale coatings production area, and offices for administration, sales and finance. T…

  • Keco Coatings opens industrial facility

    March 14, 2011
    || Keco Coatings has acquired a second facility for the company’s high‐performance coating operation in Indianapolis, IN. Keco plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013. The new jobs will include engineering, manag…

  • Entropy Resins launches new Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems

    March 11, 2011
    || With its Super Sap line of bio-derived epoxy systems, Entropy Resins, a California-based materials company, is enabling a new generation of companies to create environmentally friendly yet high performance composite products. Over the past year, E…

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