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Published March 12, 2009
Wacker Polymers extends its vinnapas and vinnol portfolio Wacker Polymers changed the name of its Airflex, Flexbond, Flexcryl and Vinac products. All vinyl acetate homopolymer, vinyl acetate-ethylene and acrylic copolymer grades will be known as Vian… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Huntsman CUts Workforce, Closes titanium dioxide plant Huntsman Corp. has recently enacted a company-wide initiative to reduce costs across its division and functions, which will eliminate 117 jobs by year-end, or nine percent of its workforce. Full… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Evonik Registers Synthetic Amorphous Silica In compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, Evonik Industries has successfully registered synthetic amorphous silica with the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. This authorizes the compan… Read More »
Surfactants Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published March 6, 2009
Surfactants manufacturers have developed products that offer compatibility, performance and economic advantages. Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Rahn launches two new in-can stabilizers Rahn has launched two new in-can stabilizers. Low viscosity Genorad 22 in- can stabilizers are designed for use in UV coating formulations and ink jet inks. It offers effective stabilization without compromis… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Celanese launches EcoVAE Emulsions in Asia Celanese Emulsion Polymers has introduced EcoVAE emulsions for low odor, low VOC interior decorative paints to the Asian region. This new line of products was created to meet the regulatory requirements fo… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Gelest publishes cross-coupling reagents brochure Gelest has published a new 36-page brochure, “Silicon-Based Cross-Coupling Reagents.” The brochure provides a discussion of cross-coupling reactions, a recently introduced synthetic method… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Henkel Corp. has introduced two versatile and durable translucent aliphatic waterborne urethane resins used for formulating industrial water-based coatings. Henkel SF18 and SF26 can be used in the formulation of high performance wood, vinyl, metal an… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Rahn launches two new in-can stabilizers Rahn has launched two new in-can stabilizers. Low viscosity Genorad 22 in- can stabilizers are designed for use in UV coating formulations and ink jet inks. It offers effective stabilization without compromis… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Celanese launches EcoVAE Emulsions in Asia Celanese Emulsion Polymers has introduced EcoVAE emulsions for low odor, low VOC interior decorative paints to the Asian region. This new line of products was created to meet the regulatory requirements fo… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Gelest publishes cross-coupling reagents brochure Gelest has published a new 36-page brochure, “Silicon-Based Cross-Coupling Reagents.” The brochure provides a discussion of cross-coupling reactions, a recently introduced synthetic method… Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Henkel Corp. has introduced two versatile and durable translucent aliphatic waterborne urethane resins used for formulating industrial water-based coatings. Henkel SF18 and SF26 can be used in the formulation of high performance wood, vinyl, metal an… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Sartomer americas announces restructuring Sartomer Company is restructuring its Americas division. The restructure reflects the growth and independence of the European and Asian operations, which have functionally been supported by the Americas group… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
AkzoNobel has submitted its list of substances in compliance with the European Union’s REACH legislation. The company completed the process ahead of the Dec.1 cut-off date and has pre-registered approximately 6,000 substances following the intr… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Celanese launches EcoVAE Emulsions in Asia Celanese Emulsion Polymers has introduced EcoVAE emulsions for low odor, low VOC interior decorative paints to the Asian region. This new line of products was created to meet the regulatory requirements fo… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Cognis has launched Dehydran SE 1, a high-performing, “green” alternative to mineral oil-based defoamers, in the European market. This polymer emulsion defoamer for high PVC water-based paint enables manufacturers to replace mineral oil-b… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
U.S. metal powder demand to reach $3.5 billion in 2012 According to a new study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, OH-based industry market research firm, demand for metal powders is expected to remain steady in value terms at about $3.5 billion i… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
BASF reduces production worldwide BASF is temporarily shutting down approximately 80 plants worldwide. In addition, BASF is reducing production at approximately 100 plants. Worldwide, approximately 20,000 employees will be affected by the production… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Celanese launches EcoVAE Emulsions in Asia Celanese Emulsion Polymers has introduced EcoVAE emulsions for low odor, low VOC interior decorative paints to the Asian region. This new line of products was created to meet the regulatory requirements fo… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Cognis has launched Dehydran SE 1, a high-performing, “green” alternative to mineral oil-based defoamers, in the European market. This polymer emulsion defoamer for high PVC water-based paint enables manufacturers to replace mineral oil-b… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Sartomer americas announces restructuring Sartomer Company is restructuring its Americas division. The restructure reflects the growth and independence of the European and Asian operations, which have functionally been supported by the Americas group… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
AkzoNobel has submitted its list of substances in compliance with the European Union’s REACH legislation. The company completed the process ahead of the Dec.1 cut-off date and has pre-registered approximately 6,000 substances following the intr… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
U.S. metal powder demand to reach $3.5 billion in 2012 According to a new study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, OH-based industry market research firm, demand for metal powders is expected to remain steady in value terms at about $3.5 billion i… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
BASF reduces production worldwide BASF is temporarily shutting down approximately 80 plants worldwide. In addition, BASF is reducing production at approximately 100 plants. Worldwide, approximately 20,000 employees will be affected by the production… Read More »
Additives Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published January 8, 2009
Suppliers discuss the effects of the bad economy on the additives market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 8, 2009
For this year's annual pigments market update, Coatings World asked a panel of experts to address key issues facing the market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2009. The panel is made up of individuals from some of the world's largest and most diverse pigment suppliers including BASF, Ciba, Clariant, Heucotech, Sun Chemical and Toyo Ink. Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation Lanxess AG is building a cogeneration plant at its Brazilian site in Porto Felize for the combined generation of steam and electricity. The new plant, which will have a capacity of 4.5 MW, will oper… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group Imerys has acquired Kings Mountain Minerals Inc. and Suzorite Mining Inc. from Zemex Minerals Group Inc. These companies have two plant sites totaling 100 employees, one located in Kings Mountai… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Arkema will open a new 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit at its Carling site in France to keep up with the strong growth of the acrylic esters market. Due to come on stream in the fall of 2009, this 50,000 metric ton production unit will use a n… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Eliokem introduces Pliotec CR30 for low VoC formulations Eliokem has introduced Pliotec CR30 resin to aid in low VOC formulations. This acrylic latex was designed specifically for high performance low VOC (below 50 g/l) garage floor coatings and can… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Ciba introduces xymara fireball effect pigment Ciba has launched Xymara Fireball, a versatile “color-travel” effect pigment. Ciba Xymara Fireball combines unique effects and shade depth with excellent technical properties, according to th… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Cognis has launched Sovermol 815 branched polyether/polyester to meet the demands of solvent-free polyurethane systems for industrial floor coatings. Sovermol bio-based polyols are free from solvents and VOCs. Sovermol 815 combines good technological… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Eliokem introduces Pliotec CR30 for low VoC formulations Eliokem has introduced Pliotec CR30 resin to aid in low VOC formulations. This acrylic latex was designed specifically for high performance low VOC (below 50 g/l) garage floor coatings and can… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Ciba introduces xymara fireball effect pigment Ciba has launched Xymara Fireball, a versatile “color-travel” effect pigment. Ciba Xymara Fireball combines unique effects and shade depth with excellent technical properties, according to th… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Cognis has launched Sovermol 815 branched polyether/polyester to meet the demands of solvent-free polyurethane systems for industrial floor coatings. Sovermol bio-based polyols are free from solvents and VOCs. Sovermol 815 combines good technological… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation Lanxess AG is building a cogeneration plant at its Brazilian site in Porto Felize for the combined generation of steam and electricity. The new plant, which will have a capacity of 4.5 MW, will oper… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group Imerys has acquired Kings Mountain Minerals Inc. and Suzorite Mining Inc. from Zemex Minerals Group Inc. These companies have two plant sites totaling 100 employees, one located in Kings Mountai… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Arkema will open a new 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit at its Carling site in France to keep up with the strong growth of the acrylic esters market. Due to come on stream in the fall of 2009, this 50,000 metric ton production unit will use a n… Read More »
Green Building the Future
By Tim Wright
Published October 30, 2008
Paint makers and their raw material suppliers are key players in the green building boom taking place in the U.S. Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Eastman Expands Coatings eCommerce Offerings Eastman Chemical Company has extended its relationship with ChemPoint.com, an online distributor of fine and specialty chemicals. ChemPoint is now actively marketing and offering sales and customer servi… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Altana acquires effect pigment business of USBP The Altana Group signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. US… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Troy Receives Environmental stewardship Award Troy Corporation’s Newark, NJ manufacturing facility was awarded the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) Stewardship Award. This award is given to members of the regulated co… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Cognis sells its stake in JV to PTT Chemical Cognis has sold its fifty percent stake in Cognis Oleochemicals joint venture to PTT Chemical International, a Singapore-based wholly-owned subsidiary of PTT Chemical Public Company Ltd. PTT Chemical is… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Reichhold to build resin plant in Tianjin, China Reichhold has recently announced plans to expand into the Chinese market by building a composite resins plant in Tianjin, China. Phase I of the new plant is scheduled for completion by the end of 2009… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
The Dow Chemical Company is exploring divestiture options for its Clear Lake Operations acrylic acid and esters, and UCAR Emulsion Systems specialty latex business in North America. Dow has engaged J.P. Morgan to act as financial adviser in support o… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
DSM powder coating resins launches uralac corres DSM Powder Coating Resins has launched Uralac Corres, a new technology platform based on polyester resins for corrosion protective coatings. The first product in this line, Uralac P7604 is specific… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Sartomer Introduces sr533R peroxide-cured elastomers Sartomer Company has introduced SR533R, a scorth-retarding version of triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC). This new co-agent allows formulators to mitigate the rapid onset of scorth and increase in-proce… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Rohm and Haas has launched Duraplus MP emulsion, a new binder for the North American floor finish market. This new multi-purpose, styrene-acrylic waterborne copolymer can be formulated to meet the strictest VOC standards and still outperform traditio… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Ciba has introduced two new dispersants for industrial and automotive coatings. Ciba EFKA 4310 and EFKA 4320 are designed to improve the stability of pigment dispersions and their compatibility with resins, thereby increasing flexibility in manufac… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
DSM powder coating resins launches uralac corres DSM Powder Coating Resins has launched Uralac Corres, a new technology platform based on polyester resins for corrosion protective coatings. The first product in this line, Uralac P7604 is specific… Read More »



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