• A Profile of the Central American

    March 12, 2009
    || A Profile of the Central American and Caribbean Paint Industry Information Research (IRL) has published a report dedicated to the Central American and Caribbean paint markets titled, “A Profile of the Central American and…

  • Rohm and Haas launches Rhoplex CS-100

    March 12, 2009
    || Rohm and Haas has launched a new innovative binder, Rhoplex CS-100 emulsion to the North American architectural coatings market. This new thermoplastic, water-resistant binder provides excellent resistance to water blushing, is VOC-compliant and exhi…

  • New Colour Index

    March 12, 2009
    || New Colour Index for BASF Orange Pigment BASF has developed a new brilliant orange pigment that has been listed in the Colour Index (C.I.) as Pigment Orange 82. BASF will market the orange pigment under the tradename Sicopal Orange L 2430 for coatin…

  • Sartomer offers hydrophobic

    March 12, 2009
    || Sartomer offers hydrophobic urethane oligomer Sartomer Company has introduced a hydrophobic urethane acrylate oligomer. CN9014 offers increased chemical resistance and enhanced dielectric properties, and is compatible with hydrophobic acrylate monome…

  • Cytec offers modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings

    March 12, 2009
    || Cytec offers modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings Cytec Industries Inc. has launched the Ebecryl 3300 resin, a new modified UV epoxy acrylate for metal coatings. UV/EB curable coatings containing the Ebecryl 3300 resin demonstrate high react…

  • BASF Launches

    March 12, 2009
    || BASF Launches 2-Propylheptyl Acrylate BASF is expanding its portfolio of specialty monomers and launching its new product 2-propylheptyl acrylate (2-PHA). This is a new raw material and building block for functional polymers. 2-PHA belongs to the gr…

  • Multifunctional Additives

    March 12, 2009
    || Multifunctional Additives for Aqueous Coatings BYK has launched BYK-3520 and BYK-3521, new multifunctional additives that combine good flow and defoaming properties, helping to eliminate surface defects. BYK-3520 and BYK-3521 both offer substrate we…

  • Rohm & Haas sues Dow for breach of

    March 12, 2009
    || Rohm & Haas is suing Dow Chemical in a Delaware court for failing to complete the agreed $15.4 billion takeover within the agreed time frame. After receiving the green light from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on January 23, 2009, Dow wa…

  • 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…

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