• 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…

  • Blackmer appoints: Tom Madden

    March 12, 2009
    || Blackmer appoints madden Managing director Blackmer has promoted Tom Madden to the position of managing director. Madden joined Blackmer more than 30 years ago as a member of its manufacturing management team. By 1997, he had progressed to the p…

  • Cytec Welcomes New : Shane Fleming

    March 12, 2009
    || Cytec Welcomes New Chairman of the Board and CEO Cytec Industries Inc. welcomed Shane Fleming as chairman of the board, president and CEO effective January 1st, 2009. As previously announced in October, Cytec’s board of directors elected Fle…

  • Dow, Rohm & Haas settle disagreement over merger

    Tim Wright March 11, 2009
    || Dow Chemical and Rohm & Haas settled their disagreement over their already-agreed merger.

  • AkzoNobel wins paint contract for Dutch rebranding project

    Tim Wright March 11, 2009
    || AkzoNobel's car refinishes business has been chosen to supply paint systems for the rebranding of Essent Network, the distribution arm of Dutch energy supplier Essent (now operating under the name Enexis).

  • AkzoNobel, ChemPoint.com join forces in the North American powder coatings market

    Tim Wright March 9, 2009
    || AkzoNobel has chosen e-distributor ChemPoint.com as their North American supplier of its Interpon powder coatings products and services.

  • PPG helps Penske Racing 'go green' with Envirobase High Performance coatings

    Tim Wright March 9, 2009
    || PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the teamís racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings system.

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