• DuPont announces leadership changes

    January 17, 2011
    DuPont recently implemented a number of management changes. Rick Olson, currently president of DuPont Titanium Technologies, will lead productivity improvement and business process simplification programs across the company. Olson’s business pr…

  • Solution Dispersions names Melville new business development manager

    January 17, 2011
    Solution Dispersions, a producer of aqueous carbon black dispersions, has named Steve Melville new business development manager. He will work under the management of Jeff Randolph, president. Melville will focus on servicing current customers, solici…

  • Lubrizol names Day corporate vice president and general counsel

    January 17, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has elected Suzanne F. Day corporate vice president and general counsel, replacing Joseph  W. Bauer, who is retiring after 25 years with the company. Day will assume global responsibility for legal services, directing th…

  • Valspar appoints Arnold chief technology officer

    January 17, 2011
    The Valspar Corporation named Cynthia A. Arnold senior vice president and chief technology officer. In this role Arnold will lead Valspar’s global technology activities and will become an officer of the company, reporting to chairman and CEO Wi…

  • PPG appoints Jain VP, strategic planning & corporate development

    January 17, 2011
    PPG Industries has appointed Anup Jain vice president, strategic planning and corporate development. Jain will join the company’s operating committee and report directly to chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch at PPG’s global headquarters in…

  • BASF completes Cognis acquisition

    January 17, 2011
    BASF has completed its acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH from Cognis Holding Luxembourg S.à r.l. controlled by Permira Funds, GS Capital Partners and SV Life Sciences. The equity purchase price was €700 million. Including net financial d…

  • Evonik plans capacity expansion for isophorone products

    January 17, 2011
    Evonik Industries has announced plans to construct a new production plant for isophorone and isophorone diamine. The company reports that a suitable site is currently being sought, and economic and strategic market factors play an important role in t…

  • Huber enter into agreement with Almatis

    January 17, 2011
    Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, and Almatis, Inc. have reached an agreement under which Almatis will toll produce for HEM certain specialty hydrate flame retardant products previously produced and marketed by A…

  • 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…

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