• Archway Sales welcomes Kip Peterson

    December 19, 2011
    Kip Peterson has joined Archway Sales, Inc. as a technical sales representative for the Northeast Region. He brings to Arch more than 12 years experience in sales. He will be responsible for growing sales in southern New England and eastern New York…

  • BASF to move its global headquarters for dispersions and pigments division to Hong Kong

    December 19, 2011
    BASF plans to establish the global headquarters of its dispersions and pigments division in Hong Kong. As of January 1, 2012, the division head and about 50 global positions, currently located in Ludwigshafen and Basel, Switzerland will transition to…

  • Dow and Saudi Aramco sign agreement for Sadara Chemical Company

    December 19, 2011
    Saudi Aramco president and CEO Khalid Al-Falih and Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris signed a joint venture shareholders' agreement for Sadara Chemical Company. Sadara will be comprised of 26 manufacturing units, several of which constitute &q…

  • Dow Performance Monomers increases capacity of crude acrylic acid

    December 19, 2011
    The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has increased crude acrylic acid (CAA) capacity at its Deer Park, Texas facility by 15%.  This capacity increase is a result of various improvement projects implemented in the CAA Oxi…

  • Lubrizol to buy thermoplastic polyurethane maker Merquinsa

    December 19, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its engineered polymers business with the purchase of Merquinsa, a maker of specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs). Located in Barcelona, Spain, Merquinsa products are used in a wide range of applicati…

  • DSM Coatings Resins plans organizational alignment

    December 19, 2011
    DSM Coating Resins has outlined plans to align the organization with its strategic focus on its core coating and graphic arts resins markets. As part of these plans, the business unit will merge two business units (formerly known as DSM Powder Coatin…

  • Taminco launches new websites

    December 19, 2011
    Taminco has launched redesigned websites for the company’s coatings additives Advantex and Vantex-T. Visitors to the websites (advantexamine.com and vantex-t.com) will be able to find product brochures, technical and performance data and resear…

  • Wacker expands its technical center for polymer dispersions for coatings and paint applications in India

    December 19, 2011
    Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, has expanded its technical center in India. This center of excellence located in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, now also includes laboratories, applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersio…

  • Horn opens new corporate facility

    December 19, 2011
    Now known as Horn—formerly E.T. Horn—a distributor of specialty ingredients and materials, the company has brought its business units together to work collaboratively in a new corporate facility. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year…

  • PNWSCT issues call for papers

    December 19, 2011
    The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology (PNWSCT) has issued a call for papers for the PNWSCT Coatings Fest 2012, which will be held October 10-12 in Semiahmoo, Washington. Topics of interest for the conference include: new product appli…

  • Konica Minolta Sensing launches new corporate website

    December 19, 2011
    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, launched their new corporate website to better serve its customers in the Americas. KMSA departed from its past web structure and pushed t…

  • Introducing EAG Coatings Solutions

    December 19, 2011
    Effective November 15, 2011, CAS-MI announced that it is renamed EAG Coatings Solutions. This rebranding emphasizes the commitment to coatings product development and analytical problem solving, while also reflecting the company’s recent inclus…

  • Lonza forms manufacturing license agreement with Sumitomo Seika Chemicals

    December 19, 2011
    Arch Chemicals Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Lonza Group Ltd. operating within the Lonza Microbial Control business sector, has reached an agreement pursuant to which Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd. of Japan has licensed Arch under…

  • Lanxess launches a fully revised website for its colorants products

    December 19, 2011
    Effective immediately, Lanxess’ business unit Functional Chemicals (BU FCC) is presenting its business line Colorants on the internet on a fully revised website. All information on products, industries and applications is now presented under ww…

  • Omnova Solutions launches a new emulsion for the concrete floor market

    December 19, 2011
    Omnova Solutions has launched Pliotec SC55, a self-crosslinking all acrylic latex for the concrete sealer market. This APE-free and formaldehyde-free resin has excellent UV stability, blush resistance and adhesion to concrete said the company. Clear…

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