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Published January 24, 2012
Miami Chemical has announced plans to increase its available domestic inventories on dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diethyl phthalate(DEP) in preparation of Eastman Chemical’s planned discontinuation of manufacturing after December 31, 2011. Acco… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Lanxess’ Functional Chemicals business unit is presenting its Colorants product line on the internet on a fully revised website. All information on products, industries and applications is now presented under www.colorants.lanxess.de and www.co… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical have signed a joint venture for the worldwide manufacturing and sales of products for the polyurethane industry. At a ceremony in Grenoble, France, the future cooperation agreement between Perstorp and PTT Global Chem… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Huntsman Corporation has acquired EMA Kimya Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a polyurethanes systems house in Istanbul, Turkey. The EMA systems house has the capacity to manufacture polyester polyols and blend MDI polyurethane systems used primaril… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
The Dow Chemical Company announced that the SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and Siam Cement Group, has finalized the start-up of its new propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand by successfully completing its full capacity performance tes… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Honeywell has purchased Evonik Industries’ portfolio of manufacturing technology, including patents, for the production of polyethylene waxes used in a variety of applications, from paints and coatings to adhesives and inks. The technology fea… Read More »
Construction to begin at Emerald Kalama Chemical in The Netherlands for K-Flex manufacturing operation
Published January 24, 2012
Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, has started the construction of a new operation to produce K-Flex non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents at its facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new operation is sch… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
The performance monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has completed several capacity expansion projects as a result from debottlenecking initiatives and reliability improvement plans. The business recently announced a 10 percent increase in c… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Rockwood Holdings Inc. announced that its Color Pigments and Services business will build an advanced technology production facility in Augusta, Georgia for the synthesis of iron oxide pigments. This $115 million investment will result in the first n… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Miami Chemical has announced plans to increase its available domestic inventories on dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diethyl phthalate(DEP) in preparation of Eastman Chemical’s planned discontinuation of manufacturing after December 31, 2011. Acco… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Lanxess’ Functional Chemicals business unit is presenting its Colorants product line on the internet on a fully revised website. All information on products, industries and applications is now presented under www.colorants.lanxess.de and www.co… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical have signed a joint venture for the worldwide manufacturing and sales of products for the polyurethane industry. At a ceremony in Grenoble, France, the future cooperation agreement between Perstorp and PTT Global Chem… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Huntsman Corporation has acquired EMA Kimya Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a polyurethanes systems house in Istanbul, Turkey. The EMA systems house has the capacity to manufacture polyester polyols and blend MDI polyurethane systems used primaril… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
The Dow Chemical Company announced that the SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and Siam Cement Group, has finalized the start-up of its new propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand by successfully completing its full capacity performance tes… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Honeywell has purchased Evonik Industries’ portfolio of manufacturing technology, including patents, for the production of polyethylene waxes used in a variety of applications, from paints and coatings to adhesives and inks. The technology fea… Read More »
CHINACOAT2011 Was A Massive Success
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
CHINACOAT2011 in Shanghai mirrored China's growing and dynamic coatings industry. Read More »
Growing Paint Additives Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Environmental pressures and the growing shift toward water-based paint systems are fueling demand for paint and coating additives, providing tremendous growth potential for additives suppliers. Read More »
Pigments Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Although still not back to pre-recession levels, the pigments market has continued to recover. Pigment companies are reporting a decrease in supply issues and an increase in demand for certain market segments, such as automotive coatings. Read More »
Architectural Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
In high growth regions demand for architectural coatings continues to grow, but in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe difficult conditions remain. Read More »
If We Told You That, We’d Have To... You Know...
By Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Technology Litigators, Contributing Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Protecting novel compositions and processes. Read More »
Construction to begin at Emerald Kalama Chemical in The Netherlands for K-Flex manufacturing operation
Published January 24, 2012
Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, has started the construction of a new operation to produce K-Flex non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents at its facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new operation is sch… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
The European business of Nuplex Industries, Nuplex Resins BV, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company with KVIL Group (KVIL), a Russian paint and resins producer. Initially, the 50:50 venture will be respo… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
Royal DSM has signed a memorandum of understanding between its US-based business unit DSM Functional Materials and Empresa Brasileira de Biotechnologia (Ebrabiotech) of Brazil for the launch of a new line of DSM-branded bio-based materials targeting… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
PPG Industries Colombia and its Pittsburgh, Pa.-based parent, PPG Industries, have completed the acquisition of the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador. The parties first announced an ac… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
The European business of Nuplex Industries, Nuplex Resins BV, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company with KVIL Group (KVIL), a Russian paint and resins producer. Initially, the 50:50 venture will be respo… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
Royal DSM has signed a memorandum of understanding between its US-based business unit DSM Functional Materials and Empresa Brasileira de Biotechnologia (Ebrabiotech) of Brazil for the launch of a new line of DSM-branded bio-based materials targeting… Read More »
Published January 23, 2012
PPG Industries Colombia and its Pittsburgh, Pa.-based parent, PPG Industries, have completed the acquisition of the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador. The parties first announced an ac… Read More »
Bayer MaterialScience builds multipurpose plant for coating raw materials
Published January 20, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. The products hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) are used primarily for hig… Read More »
Bayer MaterialScience builds multipurpose plant for coating raw materials
Published January 20, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at Chempark Leverkusen. The products hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) are used primarily for hig… Read More »
Published January 19, 2012
Reichhold launched its new manufacturing facility in Tianjin in northern China in December 2011. With 20 manufacturing sites and five technology centers across the globe, Reichhold has further strengthened its presence in the global market with its e… Read More »
The Growing Need For Mentoring Senior Executives
By Ira Miller, Contributing Editor, irachemark@aol.com
Published January 19, 2012
The second of a two-part series exploring the topic of mentoring. Read More »
Suvinil Invests Nearly $100 Million in Brazil Positioning
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent, thurstoncw@rodpub.com
Published January 19, 2012
Abrafati says Brazil’s architectural segment will double expansion this year. Read More »
Europe’s Economies Brace For A Tough 2012
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent, milmocw@rodpub.com
Published January 19, 2012
With a recession looming on the horizon, Europe’s paint and coatings industry is readying itself for a rough year. Read More »
Impact Of A Lower Growth Chinese Economy
By Dan Watson, China Correspondent, watsoncw@rodpub.com
Published January 19, 2012
After years of unprecedented growth, China’s economy is cooling off a bit. Read More »
Published January 19, 2012
Reichhold launched its new manufacturing facility in Tianjin in northern China in December 2011. With 20 manufacturing sites and five technology centers across the globe, Reichhold has further strengthened its presence in the global market with its e… Read More »
Published January 12, 2012
AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of China’s leading specialty surfactant producer, Boxing Oleochemicals. Boxing is a supplier of nitrile amines and derivatives, which are used in a variety of industrial and consumer applications includin… Read More »
Published January 12, 2012
AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of China’s leading specialty surfactant producer, Boxing Oleochemicals. Boxing is a supplier of nitrile amines and derivatives, which are used in a variety of industrial and consumer applications includin… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in packaging coatings by exercising the right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian-based packaging coatings producer. AkzoNobel currently is a shareholder in Metlac. This position was inherited… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in packaging coatings by exercising the right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian-based packaging coatings producer. AkzoNobel currently is a shareholder in Metlac. This position was inherited… Read More »
Published January 10, 2012
Celanese Corporation has completed the acquisition of certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines—Vinac and Flexbond—which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. “This acquisition will… Read More »
Published January 10, 2012
Celanese Corporation has completed the acquisition of certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines—Vinac and Flexbond—which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. “This acquisition will… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
H.B. Fuller said it agreed to buy Swiss firm Forbo's industrial adhesives business for $395 million, as the specialty chemicals maker bulks up its presence in Europe. Europe, India, Middle East and Africa together form the second-largest mark… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
H.B. Fuller said it agreed to buy Swiss firm Forbo's industrial adhesives business for $395 million, as the specialty chemicals maker bulks up its presence in Europe. Europe, India, Middle East and Africa together form the second-largest mark… Read More »
Published January 5, 2012
Effective Feb. 1, 2012, DuPont Titanium Technologies will implement a net price increase of 200 Euros per metric ton, or as permitted by contract, for all DuPont Ti Pure titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades for all countries in which invoicing is in Euro,… Read More »
Published January 5, 2012
Effective Feb. 1, 2012, DuPont Titanium Technologies will implement a net price increase of 200 Euros per metric ton, or as permitted by contract, for all DuPont Ti Pure titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades for all countries in which invoicing is in Euro,… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
The joint venture for the worldwide manufacturing and sales of products for the polyurethane industry between specialty chemicals company Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical has been signed. At a ceremony in Grenoble, France, the future cooperation agr… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
According to a new report released by First Research, the U.S. paint and coatings manufacturing industry includes about 1,100 companies with combined annual sales of $20 billion. Large companies include Benjamin Moore, RPM International, Sherwin-Will… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
In 2010, the global market scale of coatings hit about USD90 billion and was expected to grow around 10 percent to USD99 billion in 2011. Building decorative coatings accounts for approximately 45 percent of the total market, the most among all coati… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
The joint venture for the worldwide manufacturing and sales of products for the polyurethane industry between specialty chemicals company Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical has been signed. At a ceremony in Grenoble, France, the future cooperation agr… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
OAO Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, announced that its steel production unit, the Cherepovets Steel Mill, has commissioned its second color-coating line (CCL-2). The total inv… Read More »



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