• ShawCor To Provide Pipe Coating Services For The PNG LNG Project

    January 11, 2010
    Bredero Shaw, the pipe coating division of Shawcor, has received contracts worth approximately $170 million from Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the PNG LNG Project operated by Esso Highlands L…

  • Industrial Nanotech Receives Shipping Container Order from New Distributor in India

    January 11, 2010
    Industrial Nanotech, Inc., has received an initial inventory order from Angstrom Technology Private Limited, the company’s exclusive distributor for India, for one sea container (1,440 gallons) of mixed Nansulate thermal insulation and asset pr…

  • Dow completes polyols expansion project

    January 11, 2010
    Dow Chemical has completed its multi-year polyols expansion project at the company’s Terneuzen, Netherlands plant. The additional capability will support customers in Europe as well as in other growing regions such as India, the Middle East and…

  • PPG Introduces BPA-free Packaging Coatings to Chinese Aerosol Industry

    January 11, 2010
    PPG has launched the Monobloc Dev­elopment Project, aiming to upgrade its internal and external coating solutions for aerosol cans to the Chinese market. The development of BPA-free powder internal coatings will help to make low-thickness applica…

  • LyondellBasell to shut down one pp production line

    January 11, 2010
    LyondellBasell has shut down one polypropylene (PP) line in Wesseling, Germany. As a result, PP capacity at the site will be reduced by 110KT.…

  • Bayer MaterialScience Invests in Medical Technology

    January 11, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience has entered into an agreement to acquire PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Tech­nologies, provides polymer coatings, s…

  • Clariant to acquire Euromaster assets

    January 11, 2010
    Clariant has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Euromaster based in Russia and specializing in the manufacture of masterbatches. With its headquarters in Nizhnekamsk in the Republic of Tatarstan, the company manufactures masterbatches and s…

  • A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry

    January 11, 2010
    IRL has published a new edition of its title, “A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry,” which now contains data for 2009. The study points to Russia having a decorative paint market of 800,000 tons and an industrial coatings market of 51…

  • Dow Coating Materials wins Euroclip award

    January 11, 2010
    Dow Coating Materials has been awarded the Euroclip Award for best presentation at Eurocoat 2009 Trade Fair and Congress. Held this year in Barcelona, September 29 through October 1, the Euroclip competition is an annual Eurocoat forum in which parti…

  • Nova Paint Club Conference held in Spain

    January 11, 2010
    Spanish paint company Barnices Valentine hosted the Fall 2009 Nova Paint Club Conference in Barcelona from Oct. 26-30. The conference brought together Nova board members and technical and purchasing committee members to discuss joint strategies to ta…

  • Evonik's Shanghai facility goes on stream

    January 11, 2010
    Evonik Industries has brought its Shanghai-based €25 million-facility fully on stream. The new site has an annual capacity of approximately 100,000 metric tons of MMA, and also includes plants for production of methacrylic acid, butyl methacryla…

  • Cognis opens new sulfation facility in Mexico

    January 11, 2010
    Cognis has opened a new SO3 sulfation plant at its site in Ecatepec, Mexico, which produces ingredients for use in products used in emulsion polymers for coatings and adhesives.…

  • U.S. Demand for Soy chemicals to increase

    January 11, 2010
    Demand for soy chemicals is forecast to increase 7.8% per year to $2.7 billion in 2013 in the U.S., according to “Soy Chemicals,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc. The success of the soy chemicals industry is dependent on the cont…

  • Univar expands business in the Middle East and Africa

    January 11, 2010
    Univar have announced plans to  expand its business in the Middle East and Africa. With the company’s soon-to-be-opened facility in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone, Univar aims at better serving existing and potential customers and suppl…

  • Perstorp to increase Aliphatic Isocyanates Production capacity in China

    January 11, 2010
    Perstorp plans to increase its production of aliphatic polyisocyanates in response to growing market demand in Asia. The company will commence implementation of a new production structure in China in 2012. Upon completion, production capacity should…