• The Global Adhesives Industry

    The Global Adhesives Industry

    October 6, 2010
    The global consumption of formulated adhesives was 16.6 billion pounds in 2009 worth $20.6 billion, according to Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney.

  • AkzoNobel Completes National Starch Divestment

    October 6, 2010
    AkzoNobel has finalized the $1.3 billion sale of its National Starch business.

  • Troy Offers Polyphase PW20 in Canada

    October 5, 2010
    Troy Corporation has received ap­proval from The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada for the use of Polyphase PW20 for the protection of interior and exterior paints. Polyphase PW20 is a zero VOC, broad-spectrum fungicide engineere…

  • DSM Offers a Polyester Resin for Hybrid Powder Coatings

    October 5, 2010
    DSM Powder Coating Resins has expanded its portfolio of polyester resins for epoxy-free coatings with a new resin in its Uralac Veranda polyester resins range. Uralac Veranda is based on a patented technology and it meets a pressing demand for epoxy-…

  • Perstorp Introduces Voxtar

    October 5, 2010
    Perstorp has launched Voxtar, a renewable pentaerythritol platform, which can reduce the carbon footprint by 63% compared to fossil-based Penta and Di-Penta, according to the company. Voxtar products maximize value by helping formulators and producer…

  • Songwon Launches Range of UV Additives for Plastics

    October 5, 2010
    Songwon, an additives supplier to the polymer industry, has developed a new range of UV additive solutions. Songlight 2790 GR and Songlight 2930 GR are 100% UV active systems consisting of synergistic blends of several additives. The innovative new c…

  • Lubrizol Introduces Permax 805 Vinylidene Chloride Emulsion

    October 5, 2010
    The Lubrizol Corp. has introduced Permax 805 vinylidene chloride emulsion, an APE-fee, low VOC, small particle size vinylidene chloride acrylate copolymer emulsion that exhibits extremely low moisture vapor permeability and excellent oxygen barrier p…

  • New High Performance Multipurpose Additives from Tego

    October 5, 2010
    Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH now offers Tego Rad 2010 and 2011 multipurpose additives. Radiation-curable and cost efficient, these new high performance multipurpose additives can be used in formulating radiation-curing coatings and printing inks. The 5 -…

  • Hamamatsu Introduces New Light Source for UV Curing

    October 5, 2010
    Hamamatsu’s new Lightningcure LC-L3 series is a UV light source for fast UV curing of UV adhesives, UV/radcure coatings, and UV inks. This light source features 9 long-lasting light emitting diodes (LED) that generate stable, high-intensity UV…

  • Eastman to Expand Resin Production

    October 5, 2010
    Eastman Chemical Company will expand production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins at its Middelburg, The Netherlands and Longview, TX facilities. The Middelburg expansion, which is the third expansion of its Regalite hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins…

  • Cray Valley Expands Texas Polyols Plant

    October 5, 2010
    The Hydrocarbon Specialty Chemical division of Cray Valley has obtained approval for a 40% capacity increase for its plant at Channelview, TX. The additional capacity is expected to be online by September 2011. The plant produces Poly bd hydroxyl ter…

  • Hydrite Advanced Resins Begins Manufacturing Epoxy Resins at Wisconsin Plant

    October 5, 2010
    Hydrite Advanced Resins, LLC, (HAR), a new company formed from the combined resources of Hydrite Chemical Co. and the technologies of Polymers 2000 LTD, has begun epoxy resin production at its new facility in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. In March, HAR c…

  • Nubiola Expands Production Capacity of Ultramarine Violets and Pinks

    October 5, 2010
    Pigment supplier Nubiola is set to expand capacity of its ultramarine violets and pinks by 30 percent at its Llodio production plant in Basque Country, Spain. The expansion will be achieved by installing new equipment that operates with Nubiola&rsquo…

  • Sale of Cognis’ UV Acrylates Business to IGM Resins Complete

    October 5, 2010
    Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis and IGM Resins B.V., based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands, announced that the sale of Cognis’ UV acrylates business has now been formally completed. Following the signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreeme…

  • Coatex Reaffirms its Ambition to Develop its Business in Asia

    October 5, 2010
    Coatex, a subsidiary of Arkema Group, has affirmed its ambition to develop its business in Asia with a new plant to start up mid 2011 and a technical service application laboratory launch early 2011. To attain its objective, Coatex is making solid in…

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