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  • Raw material & Equipment

    Rohm and Haas launch Rhoplex

    Rohm and Haas has introduced a new acrylic technology for flat to semi-gloss architectural paint. Rhoplex VSR-1050 acrylic emulsion is a performance driven binder based on new advanced acrylic technology with a unique polymer structure and ambient cr…
    04.18.07

  • Binders | Raw material & Equipment

    Sartomer introduces

    Sartomer has recently introduced Krasol NN prepolymers, which function as binders for granulated rubber composites. Krasol NN prepolymers were designed to produce composites by coating/binding granulated rubber products. Rubber-based composites produ…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | Raw material & Equipment | Solvents

    Tego reactive dispersant

    Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tegomer D 3403, a nonionic reactive dispersant for the production of polyurethane dispersions. By the complete or partial replacement of conventional anionic dispersants, Tegomer D 3403 impar…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | Pigments | Raw material & Equipment

    clariant offers licocene pp ma

    Clariant’s pigments and additives division has introduced Licocene PP MA 6452 TP, an adhesion promoter for natural fiber-filled wood composites with a polymer matrix. This coupling agent and compatibilizer was specially developed for the…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Bayer Materialscience

    The coatings, adhesives, sealants business unit of Bayer Material­Science AG has extended its range of solvent-free products with the addition of two Bayhydrol polyurethane dispersions specially developed for the coating of plastics. Bayhyd…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Cognis offers Versamine S

    Cognis’ Versamine S range of curing agents enable coatings manufacturers to develop high-solids epoxy coatings that are easy to apply and cure very quickly. The Versamine S range of curing agents are suitable for marine, protective and civil en…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Cytec launches new

    Cytec Industries Inc. has launched two new energy curable resins for a broad range of industrial metal applications. Ebercryl 3213 epoxy acrylate is designed to provide outstanding adhesion to metal substrates for general pipe and tubing applications…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Dow Expands Versify line of

    The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a number of new grades of Versify plastomers and elastomers, each designed to deliver performance and processing benefits to address specific market needs. Versify plastomers and elastomers are a highly versati…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Ferro launches two

    Ferro Corp.’s has launched RealEase and AquaRealEase, porcelain enamel coatings for a variety of appliance and houseware applications. RealEase resists scratching with metal utensils at cooking temperatures and is dishwasher safe. Its color and…
    04.18.07

  • Raw material & Equipment

    Dupont launches

    DuPont has developed a new manufacturing process to remove greater than 97% of trace levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its homologues and direct precursors from its fluorotelomer products. This process meets key commitments of the EPA voluntar…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | Supplier News

    Sartomer announces corporate

    Sartomer Company has announced a corporate restructuring designed to enhance global customer support for companies with multi-national operations. Effective immediately, Sartomer will operate with three geographical sales regions, five central…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | Supplier News

    Lubrizol to build

    The Lubrizol Corp. is investing approximately $40 million to build a facility in Songjiang, just outside of Shanghai. The new facility will include manufacturing, commercial and technical capabilities. It will be built on approximately 31,000 square…
    04.18.07

  • Supplier News

    Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane

    Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to acquire Hyperplast UK, a manufacturer of polyurethanes elastomers and Autothane Ltd., a manufacturer of advanced automotive suspension components. &ldqu…
    04.18.07

  • Supplier News

    Tronox to increase

    Tronox has announced plans to increase annual capacity at the Tiwest pigment plant by 40,000-50,000 tons, providing increased sales in the Asia-Pacific regions where demand grew by approximately 11-13% in 2006. The company estimates the total expansi…
    04.18.07

  • Supplier News

    Dow to expand

    The Dow Chemical Company has announced plans to expand production of MDI at its Freeport, TX facility by 50% over the next 36 months. Previously Dow had announced plans to expand MDI production at its Estarreja, Portugal site. These two project…
    04.18.07

  • Supplier News

    Cognis supports Global

    Cognis is supporting the Global Communications Project 2007, an international competition for students. The aim of the project is to increase awareness and understanding of the issues related to international communications among university students…
    04.18.07

  • Supplier News

    DuPont opens new

    DuPont opens new technical center in Russia DuPont opened a technical center near Moscow to support Russian manufacturers who use the company’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) products in the country’s rapidly expanding coatings, plastics and…
    04.18.07

  • Supplier News

    Lanxess opens new

    Lanxess Corp. recently opened its Pittsburgh-based Technology Center. The North American labs for the Technical Rubber Products, Material Protection Products and Functional Chemicals business units have been consolidated into the new Lanxess fa…
    04.18.07

  • Supplier News

    LYONDELL CHEMICAL SELLS

    Lyondell Chemical Company has announced plans to sell it sworldwide inorganic chemicals business to National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd. (Cristal) for approximately $1.2 billion, including the assumption of certain liabilities directly related to t…
    04.18.07

  • Additives | People in the News

    Noveon names Schnur VP, general: Eric R. Schnur

    Noveon, Inc. has named Eric R. Schnur vice president and general manger of its performance coatings division. In his new role, Schnur will be responsible for leading business and growth activities related to the global performance coatings orga…
    04.18.07