• PPG appoints Jain VP, strategic planning & corporate development

    January 17, 2011
    || PPG Industries has appointed Anup Jain vice president, strategic planning and corporate development. Jain will join the company’s operating committee and report directly to chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch at PPG’s global headquarters in…

  • BASF completes Cognis acquisition

    January 17, 2011
    || BASF has completed its acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH from Cognis Holding Luxembourg S.à r.l. controlled by Permira Funds, GS Capital Partners and SV Life Sciences. The equity purchase price was €700 million. Including net financial d…

  • Evonik plans capacity expansion for isophorone products

    January 17, 2011
    || Evonik Industries has announced plans to construct a new production plant for isophorone and isophorone diamine. The company reports that a suitable site is currently being sought, and economic and strategic market factors play an important role in t…

  • Huber enter into agreement with Almatis

    January 17, 2011
    || Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, and Almatis, Inc. have reached an agreement under which Almatis will toll produce for HEM certain specialty hydrate flame retardant products previously produced and marketed by A…

  • Momentive to sell ink and adhesive resins business

    January 17, 2011
    || Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business to Harima Chemicals, Inc., a producer of pine-based products. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.…

  • Omnova Solutions completes acquisition of Eliokem

    January 17, 2011
    || Omnova Solutions has completed its acquisition of specialty chemicals manufacturer Eliokem International. Omnova paid €227.5 million for Eliokem. In addition to Omnova’s five chemical production facilities in North America, which provide p…

  • Arkema to acquire Total’s photocure and coatings resins business

    January 17, 2011
    || Arkema is set to acquire the coatings resins and photocure resins businesses of Total’s specialty chemicals activities for a €550 million. The acquisition expands Arkema’s position in the global coatings resins market and further inc…

  • DSM to acquire 51% of AGI Corporation

    January 17, 2011
    || Royal DSM N.V. of the Netherlands intends to acquire a 51 percent stake in AGI Corporation of Taiwan (AGI). AGI offers a broad range of UV (ultraviolet) curable resins and other products that are used in coatings for paper, wood, plastic and graphic…

  • Hydrite Chemical Co. launches new website

    January 17, 2011
    || Hydrite Chemical Co. has launched their improved and updated website - www.hydrite.com. The site offers a fresh new design and details of their updated industrial cleaning, sanitizing, ingredient, foam control and bulk chemical offerings. “We i…

  • Rhodia acquires Feixiang Chemicals

    January 17, 2011
    || Specialty chemical producer Rhodia has completed the acquisition of Feixiang Chemicals after receiving approval of the Chinese authorities. Located in Zhangjiagang near Shanghai, Feixiang Chemicals is China’s leading producer of amines and surf…

  • Cognis offers two new FoamStar defoamers

    January 17, 2011
    || To help meet consumers’ demands for green and high-performance premium flat paints, Cognis has launched two new defoamers: FoamStar EF 20 and FoamStar EF 22. The two new defoamers represent a breakthrough in defoaming efficiency with very low V…

  • Cytec introduces UV curable PUD for wood and plastic

    January 17, 2011
    || Cytec Industries Inc. has launched Ucecoat 7710, an innovative new aliphatic UV-PUD resin for high gloss mirror effect. Due to this characteristic, this  material opens new possibilities for clear topcoats on wood furniture and plastic substrate…

  • Silberline introduces APL-12243 inhibited aluminum pigment

    January 17, 2011
    || Silberline has launched APL-12243 inhibited aluminum pigment designed specifically for use in waterborne attic barrier coatings. This innovative and cost effective product has been created to maximize the radiant barrier properties of coatings applie…

  • Songwon launches new additive formulations

    January 17, 2011
    || Songwon, an additives supplier to the polymer industry, has developed a new and innovative range of high heat, low color distortation, and low emission additive formulations for thermoplastics which deliver significant benefits to compounders, molder…

  • Zinsser Bondz Maximum Adhesion Primer

    January 17, 2011
    || Rust-Oleum Corporation has launched Zinsser Bondz Maximum Adhesion Primer, specifically formulated to bond any topcoat to difficult to paint surfaces. The fast drying urethane modified acrylic formula provides adhesion to hard, dense interior and ext…