• PPG begins resin production in China

    || PPG Industries began operations at a new facility in the Zhangjiagang Yangtze International Chemical Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, which is its first resin production plant in mainland China. With initial production capacity of 27,000 metric ton…

  • Ashland wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award

    || Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., received Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for achievements in coatings additives and food and beverage technologies during recently held ceremonies in Shanghai. The awards…

  • BASF launches dispersions and pigments website

    || BASF’s dispersions and pigments business in North America has launched a new website: www.basf.us/dpsolutions. The new website provides customers with easy access to information about the company’s high-value ingredients and solutions for…

  • Rhodia to increase hydroquinone capacity in China

    || Rhodia has announced plans to increase its worldwide production capacity of hydroquinone by 20 percent, especially at Rhodia Zhenjiang unit in China by 2012. The global demand for hydroquinone is driven by high, sustained growth of certain markets su…

  • BioAmber wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

    || BioAmber, Inc. has been awarded a 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Award promotes technology that provides substantial environmental…

  • Cytec opens production line for Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions Stabilizers in Shanghai

    || Cytec Industries Inc. announced that a new production line for Cyabsorb Cynergy Solutions stabilizers will be set up in Cytec’s manufacturing site in Fengxian, Shanghai, China. The start up of the new production line is expected in the first qu…

  • Emerald to increase capacity of colorant product line

    || Emerald Performance Materials Specialties Group has increased capacity of its Hilton Davis Lake Colorant product line in Cincinnati, Ohio/USA. Emerald Hilton Davis produces colorants in several forms at its Cincinnati location, which has manufactured…

  • Nordson opens demo center in China

    || Nordson Corporation announced the opening of a new demo center in Dongguan, China that will further the company’s ability to meet the needs of customers in its Advanced Technology Systems operating segment. The new center will initially be focu…

  • Clariant expands capacity for Mowilith emulsions

    || Clariant has scaled-up production capacity for its Mowilith emulsions by 35 percent. The additional capacity is especially intended for its wide-ranging line of copolymers and terpolymers. The investment will also enable the unit to enhance its portf…

  • Rhodia and SIBUR form JV

    || Rhodia and SIBUR have signed a letter of intent to create a joint venture in specialty surfactants. This strategic alliance would be focused on creating a leader in the CIS market where specialty surfactants are used particularly in home and personal…

  • Evonik and Taiyo Nippon Sanso open plant for monosilane and Aerosil

    || Evonik Industries and its partner Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) officially started up the new integrated production facility for monosilane and Aerosil in Yokkaichi, 400 kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan. Evonik has realized a future-oriented…

  • GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. to acquire BASF’s bisomer monomer business

    || GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has entered into an agreement with BASF to acquire the Bisomer monomer business (hydroxy methacrylates, multifunctional methacrylates (MFM) and specialty adducts) and conventional contact lens business of Cognis UK. The…

  • Omnova expands manufacturing of Pliotec acrylic coating

    || Omnova Solutions has expanded manufacturing capability for its Pliotec water-based acrylic coating resins to include three locations in the U.S. The expansion is part of the integration of Eliokem—acquired in December 2010—into Omnova&rsq…

  • Ashland to buy ISP for $3.2 billion

    || Ashland Inc. has agreed to acquire International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP), a global specialty chemical manufacturer of functional ingredients and technologies. Under the terms of the stock purchase agreement, Ashland will pay approximately $3.…

  • DuPont expands TiO2 capabilities, opens production facilities at Mexico

    || DuPont announced a comprehensive titanium dioxide expansion plan which will add approximately 350,000 metric tons of global capacity and strengthen the company’s capability to meet the increasing demand from its customers. The expansion inclu…