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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 »
Shamrock Technologies Announces New Director of Sales for EMEA
Published March 16, 2015
Shamrock Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Colstee as its Director of Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Erik’s background is in the Inks and Coatings industry. He has more than 25 years of experience in che… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Archroma has announced that its halogen-free flame retardant powder coating additive, Pekoflam HFC, is since November 2014 officially recognized as a manufacturer certified product by the Oeko-Tex Association. Being the first powder additive to be li… Read More »
Published March 10, 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 10, 2015
DIC offers two new aqueous dispersion products with plans to file an approval application for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for both. EPICLON EXA-8530 is an aqueous dispersion of a high molecular weight solid epoxy resin from DIC Corp. The resi… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Production of key raw materials for Perstorp’s innovative general purpose PVC plasticizers, Valeraldehyde and 2-propylheptanol and associated chemicals at a major extension to Perstorp’s main plant in Stenugsund, Sweden has begun on time.… Read More »
Published March 9, 2015
Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its existing vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions production facilities in the United States. The Munich-based chemical company will add a new reactor with an annual capacity of 85,000 metric tons at its Ca… Read More »
Published March 9, 2015
The Carbon Company and the chemical company BASF have concluded the joint research of a new composite material system as an important development step of their collaboration. The system aims at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing thermo… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
BASF has made bio-based Polytetrahydrofuran 1000 (PolyTHF 1000) available for the first time. The company is now providing this intermediate to selected partners for testing various applications in a large scale. “The bio-based PolyTHF 1000 is… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
One of the best-known and most successful brands of Munich-based chemicals group Wacker has turned 60: on March 4, 1955, the company sought trademark protection from the German Patent Office for the name Elastosil. Since then the number of different… Read More »
Published March 5, 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, announced today that its newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary, Arge… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
The Advanced Biochemical Thailand (ABT) Epicerol plant was among the top three finalists for ‘Commercial Scale Plant of the Year.' The prestigious accolade was announced at the WBM Bio Business Awards in Amsterdam. Since its… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
BASF is significantly expanding its production capacity for about 20 specialty amines at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen. The company will therefore invest a double-digit million euro amount in expanding current production facilities, which are plan… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Wacker Chemie AG is currently building a new plant for specialty monomers with an annual capacity of 3,800 metric tons at its Burghausen site. Wacker has budgeted approximately €8 million for this. The specialty monomers vinyl neodecanoate and v… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Accella Performance Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of polyurethane systems and recycled rubber products, has announced the acquisition of IPS Polymer Systems, Inc. (“IPS”) in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  Accella is backed by Arsenal Capit… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation has introduced a new mobile application - the Wood Coatings Product Guide - designed to help formulators of wood coatings identify advanced Lubrizol chemistries that help achieve a wide-range of performance needs. "We a… Read More »
Published March 3, 2015
AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business recently broke ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company’s total investment in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million. As well as contributing t… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
WACKER aims to strengthen its commitment to sustainable business practices in the supply chain. To this end, the company now joined the “Together for Sustainability” (TfS) initiative. Established in 2011, the project is targeted on implem… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Aakash Chemicals, a hybrid manufacturer of colorants and specialty additives headquartered in the Chicago area, announced that Frank Bursch has become president of the organization. Bursch was most recently the marketing and sales director for Plast… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has named Stephen Edwards business manager with responsibility for the adhesives & sealants, electronics, personal care, a… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Maroon Group, a specialty chemical supplier located in Avon, Ohio, presented at the Cleveland Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) on February 19, 2015. The presentation was attended by a group of engineering professionals,… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Significant kiln investment and process debottlenecking has enabled Solvay to increase capacity for its Neolor product line by 50 percent. This extra-capacity allows Solvay to serve the fast growing market demand for high stability inorganic pigments… Read More »
Published February 24, 2015
While biocides market growth in the mature markets of Europe and the United States is estimated at 2% and slightly less than 1%, respectively, the 5% growth forecast in biocides consumption in Southeast Asia during 2014-2019 makes this region one of… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
The BASF site in Freeport, Texas, hosted a grand opening ceremony today for its first new plant to come online since 2007, adding a new product mix to the Freeport portfolio. The dispersions plant manufactures acrylic emulsion polymers that are for… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
GCiS China Strategic Research estimates that the domestic market of flame retardant chemical in China is valued at nearly RMB 6.8 Bn, or roughly USD 1.1 Bn, as of the year end of 2014. The study finds that the market will continue to thrive in the ne… Read More »
Published February 17, 2015
Stepan Company has sold  its Specialty Polyurethane Systems business to J6 Polymers, LLC. The products associated with this business are produced at the company's Millsdale, Illinois facility and third party toll manufacturers. During a tra… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 11, 2015
AkzoNobel has received the 2015 JEC Innovation Award for its patented cure system for bio fiber reinforced composites in the competition’s Resins category.  The company will receive its award during the JEC Europe Composites Show in Paris… Read More »
Published February 9, 2015
Huntsman Corporation will begin construction on a 25,000-ton capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore in the first half of 2015, taking total capacity to 50,000 tons. Huntsman is investing $100 million for t… Read More »
Published February 4, 2015
PPG Industries is increasing precipitated silica production capacity at its Delfzijl, Netherlands, manufacturing location by more than 15,000 tons per year, due in part to growing global demand for AGILON performance silica products. The expansion i… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
Royal DSM has announced a substantial investment in its Wilmington, Massachusetts manufacturing facility. The company will upgrade its facilities to produce state-of-the-art waterborne resins for inks and coatings. Patrick Niels, President of DSM Re… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation has acquired EcoQuimica Industria e Comercio Produtos Quimica Ltda., a manufacturer and supplier of coatings technology for products sold into decorative paints, textiles, cement, elastomeric coatings and paper coatings. Head… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
BASF is expanding its production footprint in Asia Pacific with the start-up of its first production plant for polymer dispersions in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. This production plant is built at the existing BASF production site, located in the Pasir Gu… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
Michelman has acquired its long-time sales and service partner, Supack International P/L, making it an integral part of Michelman India.  Michelman India is dedicated to the development of the Indian market, with an immediate focus on the growin… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
Fluon ETFE powders from AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. are designed for seamless rotolining and electrostatic coatings of industrial equipment used in chemical processing applications in the in the food, petroleum and potable water/wastewater industries… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
Michelman is introducing a number of new fiber sizings to support advanced generations of engineered resin composites increasingly being used in automotive design and manufacturing applications. As lightweight composites replace more and more metal c… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
The Dow Chemical Company  and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) are partnering to invigorate chemistry education and support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the nation’s schools. Dow and A… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
OMNOVA Solutions has announced the North American and Latin American introduction of PLIOTEC HDT 12 resin specifically designed for the formulation of waterborne, high-gloss, anti-corrosion direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings. Already available in Europe,… Read More »
Published January 22, 2015
AkzoNobel has received the 2015 JEC Innovation Award for its patented cure system for bio fiber reinforced composites in the competition’s Resins category. The company will receive its award during the JEC Europe Composites Show in Paris March… Read More »
Published January 21, 2015
Two years after being launched in the European markets, BASF's MasterSeal 6100 FX has become a reality used in several European countries and in the most complex and demanding waterproofing projects. MasterSeal 6100 FX is a highly flexible a… Read More »
Published January 21, 2015
BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10 percent at its site in Geismar, Louisiana, as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. BASF wi… Read More »
Published January 20, 2015
The paints and coatings industry in Europe faces substantial challenges. Efficient production is meant to go hand in hand with ever better performance. At the same time, coatings must meet the increasing demand for health-friendly and resource-saving… Read More »
Pigment Market Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published January 19, 2015
The pigment market has been given a boost by a recovering economy and an invigorated automotive market. Read More »
Additives Industry Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published January 19, 2015
Pricing stability and a unique market position have industry suppliers hopeful for the coming year. Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Alberdingk Boley, Inc. - a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water based UV dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols and linseed oil - has announced the addition of the Vanora product line to its pro… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Methacrylate binders from Evonik, marketed as DEGALAN, are designed to offer multiple possibilities for the formulation of heat-sealing lacquers. They are used in the sealing of yogurt containers and pharmaceutical blister packaging. The requirement… Read More »
Published January 9, 2015
A new technical brochure (TI 1459) that details the use of regular- and low-color Carbon Black Pigments dedicated to tinting applications in paints and coatings is now available from Orion Engineered Carbons. The 12-page brochure explains product and… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
Michelman has introduced what it calls "an improved organizational structure" consisting of three Strategic Business Groups. "The new structure will help Michelman better anticipate and serve its customers’ needs by driving coll… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
Cardolite introduced a comprehensive line of cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) based polyols for adhesives, coatings, foam and elastomer applications. Polyols derived from CNSL have unique qualities compared to widely known polyester and polyether polyol… Read More »



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