• Heucotech opens universal colorants plant

    March 15, 2011
    Heucotech Ltd., a member of the Heubach Group, has completed construction of a facility in Fairless Hills, PA/USA. The new plant will produce universal colorants for decorative coatings for the NAFTA market and employs state-of-the-art technology to…

  • Bayer opens polyisocyanates unit for production of polyurethane coatings

    March 15, 2011
    Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated a manufacturing facility for polyisocyanates at Ankleshwar, in the state of Gujarat, India. Polyisocyanates are used as raw materials for the production of polyurethane coatings and adhesives. With the investment…

  • Clariant to acquire Süd-Chemie

    March 15, 2011
    Clariant AG is planning the acquisition of a controlling majority in Süd-Chemie AG. As part of the planned transaction, Clariant has come to agreements with the majority shareholder One Equity Partners (50.4 percent) and the family shareholders…

  • Cytec sells building block chemical business

    March 15, 2011
    Cytec Industries Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its building block chemicals business, with 2010 sales of $600 million, to an affiliate of HIG Capital, LLC. Total consideration to be received of $180 million includes cash consideration of $165…

  • Eastman completes sale of performance polymers PET business

    March 15, 2011
    Eastman Chemical Company has completed the sale of its performance polymers segment’s PET business, related assets and technology to DAK Americas, LLC. The total cash proceeds of the transaction were $600 million, subject to post-closing adjust…

  • CPS Color invests €3.5 million in increased colorant production

    March 15, 2011
    CPS Color has increased its capacities for colorant production by nearly 40 percent, investing €3.5 million both in the supply chain and in research and development facilities at several sites. The move supports CPS Color’s position as a g…

  • 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…

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