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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Ziegler resigns as FSCT: Robert Ziegler

    Ziegler resigns as FSCT executive director Robert Ziegler has resigned as executive director of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technol-ogy (FSCT). He served as executive director of the organization since Jan. 2006. Prior to this assignm…
    04.18.07

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    BASF Appoints : Darlene Eilen-berger

    BASF Appoints new managers BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions has appointed Darlene Eilen-berger marketing director, NAFTA. Eilenberger re­places Guy Bargnes, who has accepted the position of national sales director for the Refinish gr…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News | Pigments

    silberline makes: Parfait Jean Marie Likibi

    Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc. has appointed Parfait Jean Marie Likibi chief technology officer, global technology. Prior to joining Silberline, Likibi held the position of high performance organic pigments technology director and products manage…
    04.18.07

  • People in the News | Pigments

    Elementis appoints McClatchy president, Dutro to board: Greg McClatchy

    Elementis has appointed Greg McClatchy president of Elementis Specialties. He brings 20 years of industry experience to the role, including senior positions at Elementis Pigments, serving as managing director Elementis Linatex and serving most recent…
    04.18.07

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    Cech Appointed John Cech

    John Cech, general manager, CVC Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has been appointed to serve as president of the Thermoset Resin Formulations Association (TRFA). In this capacity, Cech will promote the organization’s mission to serve the needs o…
    04.18.07

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    Dow Corning names marketing

    Dow Corning Corp. has named Stacy Coughlin global marketing communications and e-business manager for two Dow Corning industries, Xiameter and Construction. In this role, Coughlin will oversee the creation and implementation of marketing communica…
    04.18.07

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    BLACKMER appoints

    Blackmer has appointed Carol Johnson market manager, process – North America. In this new role, Johnson will be responsible for the growth and development of the company’s position within the process industries.…
    04.18.07