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Published August 25, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announces plans to participate at the Western Coatings Symposium which takes place October 25-28, 2015 in Las Vegas. Lubrizol experts will deliver three technical presentations at the sy… Read More »
Published August 25, 2015
Oxea announced the launch of the new product n-Propanol (Biocide Quality). It is designed for manufacturers who require base materials that meet the most recent requirement of the European legislation for biocidal products, the Biocidal Products Regu… Read More »
Published August 24, 2015
Chromaflo Technologies, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, has recently released a video describing its Infrared Reflective Technology and how can benefit end users. The video exp… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
 BASF in conjunction with HORN, its extender distributor in the western region of the United States, received the 2014 Supplier Excellence award from Behr Paint, one of the largest suppliers of architectural paint and exterior wood care products… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
 Bayer MaterialScience, which will operate under the new name Covestro from September 1, is celebrating a major anniversary: 50 years of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) production in Leverkusen. Today, the site is home to the world’s larg… Read More »
Published August 18, 2015
R.E. Carroll, Inc. distributor of specialty chemicals and petroleum products located in Ewing, New Jersey has acquired JH Calo Company, also a distributor of specialty chemicals located in Westbury, New York.  JH Calo will operate as a divisi… Read More »
By David Savastano, Editor
Published August 18, 2015
In part 2, Joon Choo discusses different types of waxes for inks and coatings, as well as new technologies. Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
The Dow Chemical Company announced that 21 of its latest innovations have been shortlisted for the green technology, disruptive technology, mechanical devices/materials and process/prototyping categories for R&D Magazine’s prestigious 2015… Read More »
By Paul Pang, vice president, managing director/China, IHS Chemical
Published August 17, 2015
IHS Chemical reported that the impact of the recent explosions that occurred in Tianjin, China on the chemicals supply chain in the country is expected to be minor. A fire broke out late on Wednesday night at the container warehouse at the Tianjin… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany recently announced that approvals have been secured from all relevant jurisdictions for its planned acquisition of U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. Unconditional approval from Brazil’s Counc… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published August 17, 2015
The short-term outlook for biomaterials in coatings in Europe has been looking grim in the wake of falling oil prices. Read More »
Published August 14, 2015
Brenntag, one of the global market leaders in chemical distribution, announces the expansion of its distribution agreements with Dow Coatings Materials (DCM) focused on the Coatings & Construction business in Europe. The expansion includes the ad… Read More »
Published August 12, 2015
BASF inaugurated its new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai. In line with BASF’s approach to stay close to customers worldwide, this new plant will further strengthen BASF’s local manufac… Read More »
Published August 5, 2015
Lonza has acquired Zelam, a research-focused chemical company based in New Zealand, which develops and manufactures products for crop protection, specializing in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar nutrients and additives. Zelam also develop… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Emerald Specialty Polymers, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced Nychem 1561X604, a new nitrile latex emulsion designed to optimize strength, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and other performance characteristics… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Maroon Group LLC has acquired 100 percent of the assets of D.B. Becker Co., Inc., an East Coast, U.S. distributor of specialty chemicals based in Clinton, New Jersey.  D.B. Becker’s management team will continue to actively manage the busi… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
Rhein Chemie Corporation has merged into its parent LANXESS Corporation as business unit Rhein Chemie Additives.  The merger is part of the previously announced LANXESS Group-wide restructuring program, “Let’s LANXESS Again”, i… Read More »
Published July 31, 2015
 Hexion Inc. has successfully restarted production of VeoVa vinyl ester products at its manufacturing facility at Moerdijk, Netherlands, which produces a variety of Versatic acid derivatives. As a result, Hexion has lifted its Force Majeure noti… Read More »
Published July 30, 2015
To accommodate continued growth, Micro Powders has completed an expansion of its Tarrytown, NY product development laboratory that triples the size of the previous space. The new laboratory is flexibly designed to support product development activiti… Read More »
Published July 29, 2015
Solvay has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S.-based Cytec to acquire 100 percent of its share capital for $75.25 per share in cash. The total cash consideration will amount to $5.5 billion, corresponding to an enterprise value of $… Read More »
Joon Choo - Shamrock Technologies (Part 1)
By David Savastano, Editor
Published July 29, 2015
In part 1, Joon Choo discusses the history of Shamrock Technologies and the role of waxes in inks and coatings. Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation has announced the launch of a new hyperdispersant reactor at its Avon Lake, Ohio facility. The unit will be used for the manufacture of Solsperse(TM) hyperdispersants. Through excellent dispersion stability, Solsperse hyperdi… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announced that the company’s board of directors has approved the plan to add a second benzoic acid purification and finishing process at its facility in Rotterdam, Neth… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
Global specialty chemical company Evonik Industries has inaugurated its Richmond Business and Innovation Center. Dr. Klaus Engel, Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, along with other company executives and state, county and lo… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, presented Dr. Andreas Köllnberger with the 2015 Alexander Wacker Innovation Award. The 41-year-old chemist had developed a process for producing ultrathin silicone films. As thin as 10 micrometers, the pr… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
Chromaflo Technologies, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, is very pleased to announce two new positions to support the Thermoset Composites market at its Ashtabula, Ohio facility.… Read More »
Published July 20, 2015
The European Union Standing Committee on Biocidal Products recently gave notice that Selektope is approved under the EU Biocidal Products Directive as an antifouling substance for use in both professional and non-professional antifouling products.… Read More »
Published July 13, 2015
Solvay inaugurated its new large-scale alkoxylation plant in Singapore, the largest plant of its kind in Asia, as part of its global strategy to expand growth of its specialty surfactants in the region. The facility comes on-stream at a time when reg… Read More »
Published July 13, 2015
The Chemours Company, a global chemical company with market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, announced the completion of its spin-off from DuPont and its launch as an independent, publicly traded corporation.… Read More »
Published July 10, 2015
For manufacturers looking for a high-performing static-dissipative additive for coatings and plastics, Milliken Chemical’s Zelec electroconductive powders (ECPs) offer remarkable flexibility and durability, the company stated. Zelec powders wor… Read More »
Published July 10, 2015
It is no longer possible to imagine the powder coating industry without cost-optimized application processes. On the one hand, lowering the baking temperature plays a key role in a resource-efficient process. On the other, the demands on the performa… Read More »
Published July 8, 2015
DuPont has developed a new water-based, low-VOC coating solution based on Teflon PTFE for fasteners in highly corrosive environments. This easy to handle one-coat system is particularly suitable for applications requiring very high corrosion resistan… Read More »
Published July 7, 2015
Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Company announced the expansion of their methylene diphenyl diisocyante (MDI) product family. As highly, versatile chemistry, the expanded MDI offering provides customers the option of these products… Read More »
Published July 6, 2015
Double Bond Chemical, a manufacturer of photoinitiators and oligomers, recently increased its annual output in photoinitiator production from 4,500 tons to 9,000 tons, and its annual output in oligomers production increased to 10,000 tons. DBC produc… Read More »
Published July 2, 2015
Troy Corporation has completed the previously announced acquisition of the industrial biocides business from Ashland Inc. Ashland Specialty Ingredients’ industrial biocides business was formerly owned and operated by ISP, Inc. Financial terms w… Read More »
Published July 1, 2015
 IGM Resins, a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of products and technical services to the global radcure industry, has acquired the Photoinitiator business of Lamberti on 30 June 2015. The acquisition adds to IGM’s technic… Read More »
Published July 1, 2015
 BASF is selling its 25 percent share in the joint venture SolVin to Solvay. The transaction will take place on July 1, 2015. Financial details were not disclosed. In addition, BASF has reached agreements with Solvay and Inovyn to continue to s… Read More »
Published June 29, 2015
EBECRYL 854 is the latest addition to Allnex’s portfolio of energy curable polyester acrylates. According to the company, the resin opens new possibilities to wood coating systems through balanced flexibility/hardness and good flow, even when u… Read More »
Published June 25, 2015
Molecular Rebar Design, a developer and manufacturer of innovative nanomaterials products and solutions, announced that Kurt Swogger (CEO) and Dr. Clive Bosnyak (CSO), are recipients of the prestigious “Inventor of the Year” award given b… Read More »
Published June 24, 2015
BASF SE has entered into a technology license agreement with EM.tec design GmbH for the production of valure. The new production plant, located in Bingen, Germany, will have an annual capacity of about 1.5 million square meters of surface finished ma… Read More »
Published June 23, 2015
Evonik Industries has completed its previously announced acquisition of Monarch Catalyst Pvt. Ltd., of Dombivli, India. Monarch Catalyst, which employs about 300 staff, will be renamed Evonik Catalysts India Pvt. Ltd, and its existing customer base w… Read More »
Published June 23, 2015
Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, has acquired the Safire nitrogen and phosphorus halogen-free fire retardant technology from Floridienne Group and its subsidiary Catena Additives. The goal of this acquisition i… Read More »
Published June 19, 2015
BASF inaugurated its world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers in Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil. These are the first plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers in South America. The complex… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
Air Products’ Materials Technologies segment has recently won the 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for the Coating Industry in China for its Carbowet GA-series grind aids. This is the fifth consecutive year Air Products as one of the g… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
BioAmber announced that construction of its 30,000 MT succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario is complete. Commissioning is progressing as planned and the plant is on schedule to begin commercial operations in Q3 2015. All piping work has been comple… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announces an expansion at one of its European Formulations & Applications Centers of Excellence in Blackley, UK. In addition to a formulations and applications technical team, the Black… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have joined forces to build and operate a new membrane electrolysis facility for potassium hydroxide solution and chlorine in Germany. Start-up is expected by the end of 2017. The 50-50 joint venture involves the co… Read More »
Published June 15, 2015
Hexion Inc. and North American Composites (NAC), a wholly owned entity of IP Corporation, have announced a distribution agreement for epoxy resins in the U.S. NAC will represent Hexion and its extensive line of epoxy resins, curing agents and modifer… Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
Solvay has started production at its two new large-scale and “on-pipe” alkoxylation facilities in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and in Singapore. Both units are located in integrated petrochemical hubs and receive ethylene oxide via dedicate… Read More »
Voltatex 4204 Resin from Axalta Coating Systems Attains Global Certification by Underwriters Lab
Published June 10, 2015
The one-component impregnating resin is formulated for use in electrical motors and transformers. Read More »

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