• 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…

  • Emerald to increase capacity of colorant product line

    July 13, 2011
    Emerald Performance Materials Specialties Group has increased capacity of its Hilton Davis Lake Colorant product line in Cincinnati, Ohio/USA. Emerald Hilton Davis produces colorants in several forms at its Cincinnati location, which has manufactured…

  • Nordson opens demo center in China

    July 13, 2011
    Nordson Corporation announced the opening of a new demo center in Dongguan, China that will further the company’s ability to meet the needs of customers in its Advanced Technology Systems operating segment. The new center will initially be focu…

  • Clariant expands capacity for Mowilith emulsions

    July 13, 2011
    Clariant has scaled-up production capacity for its Mowilith emulsions by 35 percent. The additional capacity is especially intended for its wide-ranging line of copolymers and terpolymers. The investment will also enable the unit to enhance its portf…

  • Rhodia and SIBUR form JV

    July 13, 2011
    Rhodia and SIBUR have signed a letter of intent to create a joint venture in specialty surfactants. This strategic alliance would be focused on creating a leader in the CIS market where specialty surfactants are used particularly in home and personal…

  • Evonik and Taiyo Nippon Sanso open plant for monosilane and Aerosil

    July 13, 2011
    Evonik Industries and its partner Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) officially started up the new integrated production facility for monosilane and Aerosil in Yokkaichi, 400 kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan. Evonik has realized a future-oriented…

  • GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. to acquire BASF’s bisomer monomer business

    July 13, 2011
    GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has entered into an agreement with BASF to acquire the Bisomer monomer business (hydroxy methacrylates, multifunctional methacrylates (MFM) and specialty adducts) and conventional contact lens business of Cognis UK. The…

  • Omnova expands manufacturing of Pliotec acrylic coating

    July 13, 2011
    Omnova Solutions has expanded manufacturing capability for its Pliotec water-based acrylic coating resins to include three locations in the U.S. The expansion is part of the integration of Eliokem—acquired in December 2010—into Omnova&rsq…

  • PPG sponsors Pittsburgh science shows at 12 schools in Metro Detroit

    July 13, 2011
    The PPG Industries Foundation sponsored interactive assemblies about color, chemistry and climate change presented recently by Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh at 12 schools in Metro Detroit. Through an employee program of the foundation, employ…

  • Sun Chemical introduces reddish blue pigment for automotive coatings

    July 13, 2011
    Sun Chemical has launched Palomar Alpha Blue 60, a reddish blue high performance effect pigment for coatings that can maintain its color properties for years under the impact of sunlight and other harsh weather conditions, according to the company. I…

  • Dow offers Evoque pre-composite polymer technology

    July 13, 2011
    Dow Coating Materials (DCM) has launched Evoque pre composite polymer technology designed to change the way formulators think about hiding and the use of titanium dioxide (TiO2). Evoque pre-composite polymer technology improves the particle distribut…

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