• Momentive to sell ink and adhesive resins business

    January 17, 2011
    Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business to Harima Chemicals, Inc., a producer of pine-based products. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011.…

  • Omnova Solutions completes acquisition of Eliokem

    January 17, 2011
    Omnova Solutions has completed its acquisition of specialty chemicals manufacturer Eliokem International. Omnova paid €227.5 million for Eliokem. In addition to Omnova’s five chemical production facilities in North America, which provide p…

  • Arkema to acquire Total’s photocure and coatings resins business

    January 17, 2011
    Arkema is set to acquire the coatings resins and photocure resins businesses of Total’s specialty chemicals activities for a €550 million. The acquisition expands Arkema’s position in the global coatings resins market and further inc…

  • DSM to acquire 51% of AGI Corporation

    January 17, 2011
    Royal DSM N.V. of the Netherlands intends to acquire a 51 percent stake in AGI Corporation of Taiwan (AGI). AGI offers a broad range of UV (ultraviolet) curable resins and other products that are used in coatings for paper, wood, plastic and graphic…

  • Hydrite Chemical Co. launches new website

    January 17, 2011
    Hydrite Chemical Co. has launched their improved and updated website - www.hydrite.com. The site offers a fresh new design and details of their updated industrial cleaning, sanitizing, ingredient, foam control and bulk chemical offerings. “We i…

  • Rhodia acquires Feixiang Chemicals

    January 17, 2011
    Specialty chemical producer Rhodia has completed the acquisition of Feixiang Chemicals after receiving approval of the Chinese authorities. Located in Zhangjiagang near Shanghai, Feixiang Chemicals is China’s leading producer of amines and surf…

  • Cognis offers two new FoamStar defoamers

    January 17, 2011
    To help meet consumers’ demands for green and high-performance premium flat paints, Cognis has launched two new defoamers: FoamStar EF 20 and FoamStar EF 22. The two new defoamers represent a breakthrough in defoaming efficiency with very low V…

  • Cytec introduces UV curable PUD for wood and plastic

    January 17, 2011
    Cytec Industries Inc. has launched Ucecoat 7710, an innovative new aliphatic UV-PUD resin for high gloss mirror effect. Due to this characteristic, this  material opens new possibilities for clear topcoats on wood furniture and plastic substrate…

  • Silberline introduces APL-12243 inhibited aluminum pigment

    January 17, 2011
    Silberline has launched APL-12243 inhibited aluminum pigment designed specifically for use in waterborne attic barrier coatings. This innovative and cost effective product has been created to maximize the radiant barrier properties of coatings applie…

  • Songwon launches new additive formulations

    January 17, 2011
    Songwon, an additives supplier to the polymer industry, has developed a new and innovative range of high heat, low color distortation, and low emission additive formulations for thermoplastics which deliver significant benefits to compounders, molder…

  • Zinsser Bondz Maximum Adhesion Primer

    January 17, 2011
    Rust-Oleum Corporation has launched Zinsser Bondz Maximum Adhesion Primer, specifically formulated to bond any topcoat to difficult to paint surfaces. The fast drying urethane modified acrylic formula provides adhesion to hard, dense interior and ext…

  • Spies Hecker presents Permahyd Silver Star base coat for fine metallic finishes

    January 17, 2011
    Spies Hecker presented a new innovative solution for the painting of rims and add-on parts, new Spies Hecker Permahyd Silver Star base coat for fine metallic finishes. New Spies Hecker Permahyd Silver Star base coat contains extra-fine effect pigment…

  • Bluestar Silicones presents a new generation of silicone coatings for airbags

    January 17, 2011
    Bluestar Silicones has launched a new generation of silicone products, which bring new functionalities and advantages to textile coaters and cushion designers: a better compatibility with various substrates (emerging new fibers and new manufacturing…

  • Keva Industries introduces Keva Energy Saving Paint based on acrylic coating

    January 17, 2011
    Keva Industries has developed Keva Energy Saving Paint, an innovative energy solution insulative paint which utilizes the very latest ceramic micro-spheres almost similar to that used by NASA (USA) for use on the space shuttle tiles. It is an elastom…

  • Mar-Bal, Inc. introduces Thermital composite solution with PVD finishing technology

    January 17, 2011
    Mar-Bal, Inc., has introduced Thermital, a thermoset composite combined with a PVD finishing technology. With repeatable textures, Thermital offers customizable colors of steel and unlimited glosses. Stainless steel, chrome and brass are some example…