• Ashland Inc. completes ISP acquisition

    September 14, 2011
    Ashland Inc. completed its acquisition of privately owned International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP), a global specialty chemical manufacturer of functional ingredients and technologies. The purchase was an all-cash transaction for $3.2 billion, sub…

  • Celanese Emulsions opens technology center in Florence, KY

    September 14, 2011
    The Emulsion Polymers business of Celanese Corporation has moved its application technology group in the Americas to a state-of-the-art facility in the greater Cincinnati area.  Celanese Emulsions will join technology teams from Ticona, the engi…

  • Dow increases capacity of glycidyl methacrylate

    September 14, 2011
    The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company announced a 10% increase in capacity for the production of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) at its Freeport, Texas facility. This results from a successful debottlenecking initiative that addre…

  • BioAmber to begin a biobased succinic acid plant in Ontario

    September 14, 2011
    BioAmber Inc., through its subsidiary Bluewater Biochemicals, has selected Sarnia, Ontario, Canada as the location for its first North American biosuccinic acid plant. The Sarnia plant will have an initial capacity of 17,000 MT and will be commission…

  • Evonik expands production capabilities of MMA

    September 14, 2011
    Evonik Industries, one of the leading suppliers of methacrylate chemistry, is increasing the production capabilities of its methyl methacrylate plants throughout the world, to meet the rising demand. Evonik will increase its production capabilities o…

  • Momentive to expand production of silanes

    September 14, 2011
    Momentive Performance Materials Inc. will expand production capacity for silanes at its manufacturing facilities in Sistersville, West Virginia and Termoli, Italy to help meet growing demand from its global customer base, particularly in China, for t…

  • Croda invests in NA lubricant ester production facilities

    September 14, 2011
    Croda Inc has opened its new, state-of-the-art facility for the production of lubricant esters at its Atlas Point manufacturing site in New Castle, DE. This expansion will enable Croda to better supply its value added technologies to the North Ameri…

  • Pflaumer introduces 34 new colorants for polyaspartic polyurea coatings

    September 14, 2011
    Pflaumer Brothers, Inc., Ewing, NJ has introduced 34 new Terachem 53-Colorants for polyurea polyaspartic coatings used on concrete, metal, wood and other substrates. The new colorant line is based on Pflaumer’s polyaspartic amines, designated…

  • PSG opens new regional office in Singapore

    September 14, 2011
    Pump Solutions Group (PSG) has opened a new regional office in Singapore. PSG’s Singapore office will primarily operate as a competency center that will be used to assist in growing the reach and marketability of all PSG brands throughout Asia.…

  • Arkema offers Synaqua 4804 alkyd emulsion

    September 14, 2011
    Arkema Coating Resins offers Synaqua 4804 alkyd. Synaqua 4804 alkyd emulsion technology allows the formulation of solvent-free waterborne paint with application performances that are very similar to those of traditional solvent-based paint and lacque…

  • Dow Microbial offer new dry-film preservative

    September 14, 2011
    Dow Microbial Control has launched Bioban 358, a new dry-film preservative. Bioban preservatives help protect a wide range of paint and coatings formulations from microbial contamination. Bioban 358 is a combination of DCOIT, OIT and Diuron active su…

  • Baltimore Innovations launches Suprasil fumed silica powders

    September 14, 2011
    Baltimore Innovations has expanded its range of rheological additives with the launch of its high-quality Suprasil powders. This new range of fumed silica powders can be used to thicken products that have low viscosity. They are also extremely versat…

  • PPG launches Deltron DC2000

    September 13, 2011
    PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear with superfast airdry capability to the collision center market. The new clearcoat is part of the PPG Deltron line of products. DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clear is designed for use over De…

  • Bayer MaterialScience introducing new UV coatings technology

    September 13, 2011
    Bayer MaterialScience is introducing new developments in UV-curing coatings. The technology is characterized by high productivity and environmental compatibility, and has proven effective in numerous applications for polyurethane coatings, the compan…

  • Glasurit’s new steel primer paste turns 68 Line into a DTM solution

    September 13, 2011
    Glasurit’s Ratio Truck System and the associated 68 Line topcoat system are designed to meet the requirements posed by commercial vehicle finishes. To do so better, Glasurit has launched a steel primer paste to complement the 68 Line. Glasurit…

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