• Cytec offers Ebecryl 4858 aliphatic urethane acrylate

    February 11, 2011
    Cytec Industries Inc. has launched Ebecryl 4858 aliphatic urethane acrylate for UV/EB cured films and plastics. Ebecryl 4858 is well suited for applications where flexibility and toughness are required together with good chemical and abrasion resista…

  • Silberline introduces liquid metal effect pigments

    February 11, 2011
    Silberline has introduced Sparkle Silver Ultra liquid metal (LM) effect pigments. According to the company, the pigments produce a brilliant sheen with no visible particles and provide the appearance of pure metals such as brushed aluminum, polished…

  • Celanese to construct industrial ethanol production facilities in China

    February 11, 2011
    Celanese Far East Limited, a subsidiary of Celanese Corporation, has signed letters of intent to construct and operate industrial ethanol production facilities in Nanjing, China, at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park and in Zhuhai, China, at the Ga…

  • Cytec aims to complete expansion of polymer additives facility by 2012

    February 11, 2011
    Cytec Industries Inc. has announced that a project is underway to significantly increase the capacity of its light stabilizer production facility in Willow Island, WV. “Global demand for high performance UV protection for plastics and coatings…

  • Kuraray expands PVA resin production facility

    February 11, 2011
    Tokyo-based Kuraray Co., Ltd. is expanding polyvinyl acetate (PVA) resin production at its European subsidiary Kuraray Europe GmbH—Kuraray’s wholly owned subsidiary in Frankfurt, Germany. In response to growing demand for PVA resin in Eur…

  • Frost & Sullivan predicts Indian acrylic emulsions market to generate revenue of $491.2 M by 2016

    February 11, 2011
    New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Indian Water-based Adhesive Market,” finds that the total water-based adhesive market earned revenues of $328.9 million in 2009 and estimates this to reach $666.7 million in 2016. Increasing income levels…

  • Buhler acquires Draiswerke

    February 11, 2011
    The Buhler Technology Group recently acquired the U.S.-based Draiswerke, Inc. The company generated sales of approximately $5 million last year and will be integrated in the Buhler grinding and dispersion business unit, which offers solutions for man…

  • Arkema increases Kynar PVDF fluorinated polymer capacity in China

    February 11, 2011
    In 2007 Arkema announced the construction of a Kynar PVDF fluorinated polymer production plant on its Changshu site in China, scheduled to come on stream in March 2011. Arkema has now decided to speed up the development of this plant, and announced a…

  • Chemark names Reggie Horne VP, industrial coatings and chemicals

    February 9, 2011
    The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc. of Southern Pines, NC has appointed Reggie Horne as vice president, industrial coatings and chemicals. Chemark , a globally recognized management consulting company focusing narrowly on all aspects of the coatings,…

  • Aceto Corp. names new VP human resources

    February 9, 2011
    Aceto Corp. has named Charles Alaimo vice president, human resources, responsible for the coordination of all of Aceto’s human resources activities globally. Most recently, Alaimo served as director, global human resources for Colby Electronics…

  • Michelman appoints new chemical specialties R&D manager

    February 9, 2011
    Michelman has hired Michael Kramer as its chemical specialties R&D manager. Kramer will be based at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, OH and will be responsible for the global chemical specialties R&D activities, including proje…

  • DKSH appoints new head for global specialty chemicals

    February 9, 2011
    DKSH’s performance materials business unit has appointed Natale Capri global head of its business line specialty chemicals industry. Capri brings more than 15 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry. Capri started his career at…

  • Deeks makes additions to company

    February 9, 2011
    Deeks and Company, Inc., a chemical and container distributor based in the southeast U.S., has hired Dennis R. James as an account executive responsible for eastern GA and SC. In his new position James brings many years of experience in the chemical…

  • Nuplex Resins appoints John Willhite as technical manager, industrial markets

    February 9, 2011
    Nuplex Resins has appointed John A. Willhite as technical manager, industrial markets, effective November 29, 2010. In this role, Willhite will lead and manage all activities of the Applications and Technical Service Laboratory related to the industr…

  • Pilarz named 2011 ASTM International chairman

    February 9, 2011
    Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety has been elected chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest and diverse standards developing organizations. Pilarz, who…

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