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March 7, 2014
WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its prices for VINNAPAS vinyl acetate-ethylene and VINNOL ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Effective April 1, 2014, WACKER will implement a price increase of…  Read More »
March 7, 2014
 BASF SE inaugurated a new global Research and Development (R&D) Center at its Thane site in Navi Mumbai, India, focusing on organic synthesis, advanced process and formulation research, discovery chemistry for modern agricultural solutions,…  Read More »
March 7, 2014
PPG Industries has formed an agreement between the commercial coatings group of its automotive refinish business and Van Nay, LLC, to expand the line of ECK corrosion-prevention products that PPG distributes. PPG now offers the full line of ECK produ…  Read More »
March 7, 2014
Hempel Protective has recently provided coating solutions, with a volume of 130,000 liters for the biggest port cranes in the world at the ECT Delta Terminal in the port of Rotterdam. There are five huge quay cranes for unloading the largest containe…  Read More »
March 7, 2014
A new specification option out of the paint industry is available through a strategic alliance forged among nine regional coatings manufacturers: The National Paint Alliance (NPA). For the first time national accounts, their specifiers and buyers &nd…  Read More »
March 6, 2014
Evonik Industries AG has acquired Silbond Corp., one of the leading suppliers of silicic acid esters. The transaction, with a purchase price in the mid-double-digit million Euro range, closed on February 28, 2014. As a special group of functional sil…  Read More »
March 6, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently announced a commitment to invest $60 million in Wuppertal, Germany to build a next-generation facility that will expand capacity to produce waterborne industrial coatings. Production at the new operations center is exp…  Read More »
March 6, 2014
Axalta Coatings Systems unveiled its latest generation of industrial electrical insulation products designed specifically for the China market. These new and innovative products are Axalta’s next generation Voltron wire enamel, Voltatex 8500, a…  Read More »
March 6, 2014
BASF broke ground today on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for hi…  Read More »
March 6, 2014
Gevo, Inc., the world's only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced  that Porta Hnos S.A. has signed a letter of intent to become the exclusive licensee of GIFT in Argentina to produce renewable isobutanol. "Isobutanol&…  Read More »
March 6, 2014
Polytetrafluoroethylene accounts for the major share of fluoropolymer market. PTFE is the linear homopolymer of TFE with a repeat unit and is made by polymerizing TFE in water using free radical initiators. The PTFE market is experiencing huge growth…  Read More »
March 6, 2014
Bio-based material and chemical (BBMC) technologies have reached an inflection point with companies scaling to commercial production levels and growing revenues, according to Lux Research. The leading growth category will be intermediate chemicals li…  Read More »
March 5, 2014
Allied Market Research reports that the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) considers succinic acid as one among the top twelve chemical building blocks. Succinic acid, as a platform chemical, is growing in demand in various applications. However, cons…  Read More »
March 5, 2014
Research and Markets has added the "Booming Paint Industry in India" report to their offering. Over the past few years, the Indian paint market has substantially grown and caught the attention of many international players. The growth in t…  Read More »
March 5, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has acquired DuPont's Baytown, Texas, aniline production facility. With the acquisition, Bayer assumes responsibility for the facility's direct operating personnel. Financial terms were not disclosed. Aniline is a pr…  Read More »

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