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Published June 3, 2015
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. recently received a Ringier 2015 Coatings Technology Innovation Award for its Natrostone H30 rheology modifier. It is the fifth consecutive year that Ashland has won a Ringier Innovatio… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
Solvay has opened a new research and innovation laboratory Solvay Nicca Tokyo Innovation Laboratory. Located near the Haneda airport and occupying a total area of 250 sqm, the laboratory will be the key innovation centre for Solvay Novecare to suppor… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
Air Products introduces the latest additions to its innovative portfolio of defoamers—Airase 4750V and 4800 defoamers—at the Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, N.J., from June 1-4. Air Products’ Airase 4750V and 4800 oil-based… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
BASF is participating in the 10th CESIO World Surfactant Congress at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 1 to 3, 2015. In keeping with the theme “Surfactants in a Globalizing World — Creating New Possibilities,… Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business has completed a significant project to expand capacity and increase manufacturing efficiencies at its solvent acrylics production facility in Sant Cugat (Barcelona), Spain. Solvent acrylic… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
 U.S. Zinc has begun implementation of its project to expand production at its Changshu, China zinc oxide plant. The expansion is slated for completion by the first quarter of 2016. The full project, which includes facility additions, new emplo… Read More »
Nikola Juhasz, Senior Director, Global R&D at Sartomer Division, Arkema Group
Published May 19, 2015
Nikola Juhasz, Senior Director, Global R&D at Sartomer Division, Arkema Group, discusses the latest developments at Sartomer. Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
Volatile Free, Inc. has launched a new addition to the SEALGUARD line; VFI-991 SILICONE. SEALGUARD VFI-991 SILICONE is UL rated and contains a 70 percent solids formulation. “One of our goals this year was to offer a more diverse line of silic… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
Eastman Chemical Company recently announced that it is expanding its polyolefin portfolio with the addition of Aerafin polymer. Aerafin is an innovative polymer created for use in hygiene construction hot melt adhesives. It enables a broad processing… Read More »
Published May 15, 2015
Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Company announced the successful start-up of a new state-of-the-art polyether polyols plant in Asia Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand. The Company invited customers to the site for a celebration and… Read More »
Arkema Adds Premium Acrylic Capacity in Brazil
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published May 15, 2015
Arkema is boosting production of premium acrylic resin products by 60 percent for paints and coatings manufacturers in Brazil Read More »
Biocides Directory
Published May 15, 2015
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select biocide suppliers. For more information please contact the company. Read More »
Published May 14, 2015
For reliable quality and superb consistency in wax additives, formulators rely on Micro Powders®, the recognized leader in advanced wax technology. Our specialty products meet the demanding requirements of diverse markets, from paints, coatings a… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
AkzoNobel is helping customers in China to make more efficient use of limited land resources by expanding its portfolio of locally produced agrochemical products. China has a well-documented shortage of arable land, which means sustainable technol… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
In a move to alleviate the impact of the tight C8/C10 fatty acid market situation, the chemical company Oxea has launched n-Pelargonic Acid HP (high purity). It is a special grade of its existing product n-Pelargonic Acid, also known as n-Nonanoic Ac… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corporation announced plans to expand capacity of specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities in Petfurdo, Hungary and in Conroe, Texas. The new multipurpose unit at Petfurdo extends the Huntsman man… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
An innovative Versatic Acid Derivative from Hexion has been shown in recent studies to deliver superior durability and unique performance characteristics in coatings applications, the company recently announced. The monomer known as VeoVa vinyl es… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Patcham, a global suppliers of wide range of coatings additives and paint driers, will showcase its Pat-Add portfolio at the Coatings for Africa Expo (Sandton convention center, Johannesburg, South Africa, Stand No.827). Patcham will promote :… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
The Dow Chemical Company has closed on the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s ownership share of Univation Technologies previously a 50/50 joint venture with Dow. In October 2014, Dow and ExxonMobil announced jointly the signing of… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
Oxea has lifted the Force Majeure notice issued in March for the production of Trimethylolpropane and Potassium Formate at its production site at Bishop, Texas. All of the safety recommendations at Oxea’s primary third-party services supplier,… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
Clariant  has introduced innovative solutions for wood coatings based on renewable sources, that can protect effectively against surface damages and meet the demand for more sustainable coating systems. Ceridust 8090 TP and the latest innovatio… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
BASF and LANXESS have signed an agreement on BASF’s purchase of the polyisobutene business consisting mainly of intellectual property for a new, innovative technology to produce high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB). On behalf of BASF, L… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
Albemarle Corporation provided an update to the previously announced realignment of its global business units resulting from its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings in January. The company has announced its senior leadership team and business and functi… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
BASF inaugurated its new Ultramid (polyamide 6 and 6/6.6) polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year, will further strengthen BASF’s local produ… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
The Oman Oil Company (OOC) together with its subsidiary, the chemical company Oxea, has signed an agreement with the German University of Technology (GUtech) in Maskat, Oman. According to this agreement, GUtech, a private university that is associate… Read More »
Published April 29, 2015
Evonik Industries recently awarded Chem-Materials, Inc, its Distributor of the Year award for Highest Sales Growth in 2014. This award was based on sales growth in 2014 relative to a previous three year average. The award was presented on April 14,… Read More »
Published April 22, 2015
DIC has introduced MEGAFACE RS, a series of fluorosurfactant additives which have excellent compatibility with a variety of resins for UV curing on coating film surfaces. Added to formulate a variety of self-cleaning and fingerprint-resistant coatin… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Global functional additive manufacturer Total Cray Valley has announced that it will be exhibiting several novel additives for high-performance thermoplastic formulations at this year’s Compounding World Congress. Cray Valley’s plastic fo… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Effective immediately, BASF and Neuss/Germany-based Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG will start an exclusive collaboration in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur® brand in Europe. Grolman will initially market the BASF spec… Read More »
Resins Market Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published April 17, 2015
Increasing home and automotive sales are helping the resins market make gains. Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
The Coating Resins business of Arkema has expanded acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil by 60 percent. The new reactor will enable manufacturing of Arkema’s product chemistries previously unavailable in the region… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
Following two years of successful co-operation, the global chemical company Oxea has extended its distribution partnership with the Dutch chemical distributor IMCD for its Amines in Europe. Starting in April, the new contract will allow IMCD to distr… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
BASF and the Seattle Mariners have teamed up for the fourth season to support Zero Waste promotion at Safeco Field and showcase how baseball loves chemistry. In 2011, BASF became corporate partner of the Seattle Mariners for Sustainable Saturdays, a… Read More »
Published April 6, 2015
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has finalized the sale of DSM Synres to Standard Investment. DSM Synres produces solventborne alkyd and acrylic coating resins at its site in Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands for t… Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
BYK Additives & Instruments is launching a new additive on the market: BYK-1640 is a polymer-based, VOC- and silicone-free defoamer for aqueous systems which is also suitable for some applications that come into direct contact with food. Mineral… Read More »
Published March 31, 2015
Eastman Chemical Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Taminco Corporation, has recently launched TamiSolve NxG (NxG), a novel next-generation high-performance solvent with a favorable safety, health and environmental profile compared with NMP and N… Read More »
Published March 31, 2015
PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Flood Australia, which manufactures and distributes specialty wood stain and paint additive solutions for consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Financial terms were not dis… Read More »
Published March 31, 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’… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
BASF and Heidelberg University have signed a new agreement for their joint catalysis laboratory “Catalysis Research Laboratory” (CaRLa). The research cooperation at Heidelberg site ongoing since 2006 has been extended to October 2017. &l… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
For the eighth time since 2004, recently Evonik held the “Evonik Meets Science China” symposium in Beijing, with the theme on “Industrial Biotechnology.” More than 100 experts and professors specialized in industrial biotechno… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Argex Titanium Inc., an emerging producer of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as white pigment in paint, plastic, paper, cosmetics and other applications, has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with PVS Chemicals a gl… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 25, 2015
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select surfactants suppliers. Read More »
Published March 24, 2015
AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. has introduced three Fluon ETFE compounds that are reinforced with proprietary conductive, strengthening and reinforcing fillers to better tolerate extreme temperatures, pressures, harsh chemicals and v… Read More »
Published March 24, 2015
A team of researchers, led by Dr. Wenjun Wu, Principle Scientist for Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, was recently awarded the Roon Award by the American Coatings Association (ACA) at the 2015 Coatings Tech Conference in Louisville,… Read More »
Published March 24, 2015
Estron Chemical Inc. has named Anna Chizhikova applications manager - powder coating raw materials, Estron Chemical. Chizhikova has more than 20 years experience in powder coatings.  She began her career in this industry in 1994 as a technician… Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
BASF has made progress in its plans to build a world-scale methane-to-propylene complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company has selected Freeport, Texas, as the potential site. It will use Air Liquide’s proprietary Lurgi MegaMethanol and Methan… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
PPG Industries held a ceremony to mark the completion of a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot plant for on-site resin production at its Sumaré, São Paulo, Brazil, coatings manufacturing facility. Resin produced at the facility will be use… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, will come together as one company at the European Coatings Show 2015 to explain how its product families of pigments and resins can be used together to create enticing coatings for a full range of coatings ap… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
Scott Bader has recently become an approved composites materials supplier of molding and structural adhesive products to all of the production facilities around the world which make up the Daimler AG Group of manufacturing companies: Mercedes-Benz Ca… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
Sika has agreed to acquire Axson Technologies. The intended transaction was initially announced in January 2015. With annual sales of CHF 75 million and 365 employees, Axson Technologies is a leader in the field of epoxy and polyurethane polymer form… Read More »

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