• Clariant, Xl Performance Chemicals form alliance

    March 12, 2009
    || Clariant, Xl Performance Chemicals form alliance Clariant’s Functional Chemicals Division and Dalton, GA-based XL Performance Chemicals have formed an alliance to serve the $2.3 billion worldwide foam-control market. In the initial phase of the…

  • CAS-MI LABORATORIES

    March 12, 2009
    || CAS-MI LABORATORIES LAUNCHES INNOVATION CENTER CAS-MI Laboratories has opened its CAS-MI Innovation Center, an incubator for new industrial and consumer formulated products, including paints, coatings, plastics, adhesives and more. The scientists at…

  • Univar's site U+ Certified

    March 12, 2009
    || Univar’s site U+ Certified Univar recently announced that its Brussels site has attained full compliance with its stringent U+ standards. Launched in 2006, U+ is a goal-based combined management system that requires each site to continually imp…

  • Inksolutions to sell and

    March 12, 2009
    || Inksolutions to sell and distribute Synkoloid/Muralo Brands of products Effective Feb. 1, 2009, Inksolutions LLC has been awarded the license to sell and distribute the Synkoloid and Muralo brands of products West of the Rockies, in Western Canada a…

  • Evonik Registers

    March 12, 2009
    || Evonik Registers Synthetic Amorphous Silica In compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, Evonik Industries has successfully registered synthetic amorphous silica with the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. This authorizes the compan…

  • Huntsman Cuts Workforce,

    March 12, 2009
    || Huntsman CUts Workforce, Closes titanium dioxide plant Huntsman Corp. has recently enacted a company-wide initiative to reduce costs across its division and functions, which will eliminate 117 jobs by year-end, or nine percent of its workforce. Full…

  • Wacker Polymers extends its

    March 12, 2009
    || Wacker Polymers extends its vinnapas and vinnol portfolio Wacker Polymers changed the name of its Airflex, Flexbond, Flexcryl and Vinac products. All vinyl acetate homopolymer, vinyl acetate-ethylene and acrylic copolymer grades will be known as Vian…

  • Bayer Reduces Work Time

    March 12, 2009
    || Bayer Reduces Work Time Bayer MaterialScience, in an effort to offset the effects of the financial crisis, has temporarily lowered the company’s work time by 6.7% with corresponding reductions in salaries for non-managerial employees.…

  • Cytec Accelerates

    March 12, 2009
    || Cytec Accelerates product Development Cytec Industries’ polymer additives group is accelerating the expansion of its Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions stabilizers product range. Products for the automotive, construction, coatings and agricultural f…

  • Dow to Close LDPE

    March 12, 2009
    || Dow to Close LDPE Plant in Freeport, TX Driven by current economic conditions and overcapacity for low density polyethylene (LDPE) in the North…

  • Alberdingk Boley adds to U.S. sales: Alberdingk Boley

    March 12, 2009
    || Alberdingk Boley has grown its sales force to a five member team, emphasizing the company’s commitment to growth in the U.S. Dean Goad, with 20 years of experience in the industry, most recently at Stahl, has been hired as the new technical sal…

  • Lindner Appointed President of Clariant's Asia Pacific Region: Peter Lindner

    March 12, 2009
    || Lindner Appointed President of Clariant’s Asia Pacific Region Peter Lindner has been appointed the new president of Clariant’s Asia Pacific operations. He takes over for Gary Fielding, who has left the company to pursue other opportunitie…

  • Netzsch promotes hill: John Hill

    March 12, 2009
    || Netzsch promotes hill to advisory role Netzsch Fine Particle Technology LLC has appointed John Hill application and process advisor. In his new position, Hill will work closely with customers in a variety of industries to solve their most difficul…

  • Sto Corp. names thomas CFO: Christopher M. Thomas

    March 12, 2009
    || Sto Corp. names thomas CFO Sto Corp. has named Christopher M. Thomas chief financial officer. Thomas brings more than 13 years of domestic and international experience in all aspects of corporate finance and accounting. Prior to joining Sto Co…

  • CPS color group names : Tapio Engstrom

    March 12, 2009
    || CPS color group names new chief financial officer Tapio Engström has been appointed both chief financial officer of CPS Color Group Oy and a member of CPS Color Group’s management team. Engrström, who will be based at the company&r…

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