• PPG offers coatings for biofuel storage tank lining applications

    July 13, 2011
    PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings business has introduced Novaguard, Phenguard and Sigmaguard CSF coatings for petrochemical and biofuel storage tank lining applications in the U.S. The addition of solvent-free Novaguard and Sigmagua…

  • Büchner to succeed Wijers as CEO of AkzoNobel

    July 13, 2011
    The supervisory board of AkzoNobel has announced that Hans Wijers, chief executive officer has decided to step down with effect from the annual general meeting (AGM) 2012. The board also announced the appointment of Ton Büchner as the company&rs…

  • DKSH Performance Materials appoints business manager

    July 13, 2011
    DKSH has appointed Mathias Greger business unit manager for its specialty chemicals distribution business in North America. He has been working with the Swiss-based market expansion services group over the past year, leading the in-house consulting t…

  • AkzoNobel forms partnership in China to secure TiO2 supply

    July 13, 2011
    AkzoNobel has entered into a partnership in China with Quangxi CAVA Titanium Industry Co. Ltd. for the production and supply of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The collaboration, which includes the construction of a new TiO2 plant in Qinzhou, will help to s…

  • Celanese Emulsion Polymers doubles VAE capacity in China

    July 13, 2011
    The Emulsion Polymers business of Celanese Corporation dedicated its expanded vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) unit in Nanjing, China. The expansion, which doubles the original capacity of the VAE unit, came online in the second quarter. “This VAE…

  • Michelman names chemical specialties R&D manager

    July 13, 2011
    Michelman has hired Michael Kramer as its chemical specialties R&D manager. Kramer will be based at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, OH and will be responsible for the global chemical specialties R&D activities, including proje…

  • PPG begins resin production in China

    July 13, 2011
    PPG Industries began operations at a new facility in the Zhangjiagang Yangtze International Chemical Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, which is its first resin production plant in mainland China. With initial production capacity of 27,000 metric ton…

  • Ashland wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award

    July 13, 2011
    Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., received Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for achievements in coatings additives and food and beverage technologies during recently held ceremonies in Shanghai. The awards…

  • Gelest appoints Herberg regional sales manager

    July 13, 2011
    Gelest, Inc. has appointed Michael Herberg sales manager, Southeast and Midwest. He is based in North Carolina and is responsible for managing field sales.  A veteran of the chemical industry, Herberg comes to Gelest with broad experience that e…

  • BASF launches dispersions and pigments website

    July 13, 2011
    BASF’s dispersions and pigments business in North America has launched a new website: www.basf.us/dpsolutions. The new website provides customers with easy access to information about the company’s high-value ingredients and solutions for…

  • Rhodia to increase hydroquinone capacity in China

    July 13, 2011
    Rhodia has announced plans to increase its worldwide production capacity of hydroquinone by 20 percent, especially at Rhodia Zhenjiang unit in China by 2012. The global demand for hydroquinone is driven by high, sustained growth of certain markets su…

  • US Phosphor names Sexton general manager

    July 13, 2011
    US Phosphor, a manufacturer of long-persistence phosphor, has named Allen Sexton general manager.  Sexton brings decades of phosphor and chemical industry experience to the company. He will have key responsibilities in advancing US Phosphor&rsqu…

  • 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…

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