• Dow completes Rohm and Haas

    May 12, 2009
    || The Dow Chemical Company has completed its acquisition of Rohm and Haas. The deal will create a $14 billion diversified business portfolio, which will be called Dow’s Advanced Materials division. The division is intended to achieve $3 billion i…

  • Merck to cut back on

    May 12, 2009
    || Merck to cut back on pigment production German-based Merck KGaA is set to cut back on pigment production in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China. The company said it would put approximately 500 German pigment workers on shorter hours but didn’t…

  • SSCT Holds Annual Meeting

    May 12, 2009
    || SSCT Holds Annual Meeting and Technology conference The 73rd Annual Meeting and Technology Conference of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), was held at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia on Marc…

  • Altana acquires additives

    May 12, 2009
    || Altana acquires additives business of DyStar group The specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt-based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sal…

  • BASF Executives to Take

    May 12, 2009
    || BASF Executives to Take Over Ciba CEO and CFO Roles The board of directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz from BASF as the new CEO of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue with his responsibilities for the…

  • Munzing sells leather business

    May 12, 2009
    || Münzing sells leather business Münzing has sold its leather business to Zschimmer & Schwarz in Heilbronn, Germany. The transaction was effective on March 31st, 2009 and includes the transfer of Münzing’s complete line of leat…

  • LyondellBasell to Reduce

    May 12, 2009
    || LyondellBasell to Reduce LDPE Production in France LyondellBasell Industries announced a project to cease the production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) at Fos-sur-Mer, France. The unit has been partially idled since March and the company has sta…

  • Atlas launches new device

    May 12, 2009
    || Atlas launches new device Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced its latest technology for ultra-accelerated exposure testing. This new outdoor testing device can provide approximately 63 years of South Florida UV radiation exposure in a si…

  • US Demand For Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013

    May 12, 2009
    || US Demand For Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013 Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals is projected to increase 3.6% annually to $1.2 billion in 2013. Although this represents a substantial deceleration in v…

  • Evonik names head of colorants

    May 12, 2009
    || vonik Industries has announced that Matthias Creutz will take over as head of the Colorants Product Line. He will retain his current responsibilities as head of supply chain management and production. Creutz replaces Jochen Rosenau, who is also head…

  • PG hires new sales manager: Jay Lickus

    May 12, 2009
    || PG hires new sales manager PPG Industries has hired Jay Lickus as regional sales manager for the Southwest U.S. region. His responsibilities include sales growth and support in Arizona, Nevada and Southern California. Lickus joins PPG with more tha…

  • M.F. Cachat Company Names

    May 12, 2009
    || M.F. Cachat Company Names amy Technical Sales rep The M.F. Cachat Company, a marketer and distributor of specialty chemical products, has hired Frances Amy as technical sales representative for Northern New Jersey. Amy was previously with Ci…

  • R.E. Carroll announces

    May 12, 2009
    || R.E. Carroll announces organization changes R.E. Carroll, a distributor of raw materials, has named R. Emmett Carroll chief executive officer and Robert E. Carroll was promoted to president. Richard DeLange has been named chief financial offi…

  • EMERALD KALAMA CHEMICAL: Emerald Kalama

    May 12, 2009
    || EMERALD KALAMA CHEMICAL APPOINTS PRODUCT LINE MANAGER Emerald Kalama Chemical has appointed Shamsi P. Gravel product line manager for its K-Flex Plasticizers. Gravel will be responsible for leading all commercial aspects of the product line, includ…

  • DuPont renews agreement with Pennsylvania College of Technology

    Tim Wright May 6, 2009
    || DuPont has extended for five years an agreement to serve as a major corporate sponsor of the Collision Repair Technology Program at Pennsylvania College (Penn College) of Technology.

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