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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 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 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 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 »
Published June 5, 2015
BASF has signed a contract to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys, a leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, based in Paris, France. In September 2014, BASF announced its plan to evaluate strategic options… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announced the addition of new acrylic emulsion capacity at its manufacturing facility in Antwerp, Belgium. The facility manufactures resin technologies for the paint and coatings, graphic a… Read More »
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 June 2, 2015
Troy Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the industrial biocides business from Ashland Inc. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days, contingent on standard closing conditions and completion of re… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are teaming up to support further expansion of Grupa Azoty, Poland’s leading chemical and fertilizer company. The agreements, signed in London on… Read More »
Published May 27, 2015
Clariant has created the complete toolbox for formulators to design hot melts with superior performance for any need, using sustainable processing. It features Clariant’s acclaimed Licocene metallocene-based systems and formulating guidelines,… Read More »
Published May 26, 2015
Perstorp officially opened a major extension to its capacity to produce PVC plasticizers and key chemical intermediates. The new state-of-the-art Oxo plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, began producing material soon after its start-up in January, and is no… 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 21, 2015
Munich-based chemicals group Wacker has expanded its technical center in Moscow, Russia. Auguste Willems of Wacker’s Executive Board and Dr. Christian Hartel, head of Wacker Silicones, dedicated the new service lab in the presence of several cu… 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 19, 2015
Evonik Industries, a supplier of methacrylate chemistry products, has doubled its production capacities for VISIOMER MAAH (methacrylic anhydride) at its site in Worms, Germany, in 2015.    VISIOMER MAAH is an important building block… 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 »



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