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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 »
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 »
Published January 24, 2012
Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the prices of its unsaturated polyester resins (UPRs) and gelcoats portfolio sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by 100 euros per ton effective Feb. 1, 2012… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
Reichhold, Inc. announced a price increase of $0.08 per pound on all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and flame retardant resins sold in North America for the composites industry. This increase is effective for all orders shipped on o… 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
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 »
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 »
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 20, 2012
Mike Sheehan, regional commercial manager, North America, Dow Microbial Control recently spoke to Coatings World about the biocides market as it adapts to the growing trend towards low and zero VOC coatings formulations. "When discussing the lo… 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 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 17, 2012
Pflaumer Brothers, Inc. of Ewing, N.J., United States, introduced a new amine-functional resin for polyurea polyaspartic coatings used on concrete, metal, plastic composites, wood and other substrates. The polyaspartic amine, designated Teraspartic… Read More »
Published January 17, 2012
Pflaumer Brothers, Inc. of Ewing, N.J., United States, introduced a new amine-functional resin for polyurea polyaspartic coatings used on concrete, metal, plastic composites, wood and other substrates. The polyaspartic amine, designated Teraspartic… 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 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 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
Cappelle Pigments has entered into an agreement with Ferguson Chemical Innovation to represent its high quality pigment products in the Canadian market. After a thorough search, Cappelle Pigments said it was determined that Ferguson would best fit i… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
Cappelle Pigments has entered into an agreement with Ferguson Chemical Innovation to represent its high quality pigment products in the Canadian market. After a thorough search, Cappelle Pigments said it was determined that Ferguson would best fit i… Read More »
Light Stabilizers Make the UV Protection of Environmentally Friendly Coatings Easier
By Yung-Chi Yang, Steven Lee and Dr. Yao-Hsing Huang, Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation
Published December 8, 2011
Today's class of "green" coatings depend on light stabilizers to protect against UV degradation. Read More »
Published November 11, 2011
Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup… Read More »
Published November 11, 2011
Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R… Read More »
Published November 11, 2011
Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup… Read More »
Published November 11, 2011
Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Lanxess is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of U.S.-based Verichem Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will  bolster its position in the U.S. material protection m… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Cristal Global, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Outotec of Espoo, Finland to build a new fully scalable ilmenite-processing plant for Cristal Global in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, estimated to become operational in Q4 2013. The plant will be constr… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Lanxess is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of U.S.-based Verichem Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will  bolster its position in the U.S. material protection m… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Cristal Global, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Outotec of Espoo, Finland to build a new fully scalable ilmenite-processing plant for Cristal Global in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, estimated to become operational in Q4 2013. The plant will be constr… Read More »
Published November 8, 2011
Evonik has opened its first research and development center for additives for paints and coatings in Asia. A single-digit million US dollar amount has been invested to set up the “Tego Innovation Center” in two locations, Singapore and Sh… Read More »
Published November 8, 2011
Evonik has opened its first research and development center for additives for paints and coatings in Asia. A single-digit million US dollar amount has been invested to set up the “Tego Innovation Center” in two locations, Singapore and Sh… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience AG has signed a contract for the sale of its Viverso GmbH subsidiary to Nuplex Industries Ltd., for €75 million. The company is a manufacturer of polymer resins based in New Zealand and Australia. Bayer MaterialScience will… Read More »
Published October 31, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience AG has signed a contract for the sale of its Viverso GmbH subsidiary to Nuplex Industries Ltd., for €75 million. The company is a manufacturer of polymer resins based in New Zealand and Australia. Bayer MaterialScience will… Read More »
Published October 26, 2011
The world’s biggest manufacturer of drug ingredients, Lonza Group AG, Basel, Switzerland has come into an agreement to buy Arch Chemicals Inc. for approximately $1.2 billion creating a global leader in the bacteria and fungi killing business.&n… Read More »
Published October 26, 2011
The world’s biggest manufacturer of drug ingredients, Lonza Group AG, Basel, Switzerland has come into an agreement to buy Arch Chemicals Inc. for approximately $1.2 billion creating a global leader in the bacteria and fungi killing business.&n… Read More »
Published October 20, 2011
Arkema recently inaugurated two new plants for fluorinated polymers and rheology additives on the Changshu industrial platform in China. At the same time, Arkema also laid the foundation stone of its future research and development center in China, m… Read More »
Published October 20, 2011
Arkema recently inaugurated two new plants for fluorinated polymers and rheology additives on the Changshu industrial platform in China. At the same time, Arkema also laid the foundation stone of its future research and development center in China, m… Read More »
Published October 19, 2011
Ashland Inc. opened its new technical center in Mumbai, India where it will develop additives for the coatings and construction industries. The center offers the latest technologies for rheological additives, surfactants, foam-control agents, buffers… Read More »
Published October 19, 2011
Rhodia Novecare has expanded production capacity for specialty surfactants and polymers at its Zhenjiang, China site to help meet growing demand from local customers. Production technologies applied in Zhenjiang will help reduce waste water, salt pro… Read More »
Esstech launches Exothane Elastomers
Published October 19, 2011
Esstech, Inc. has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of Exothane Elastomers. Representing the most recent advances in Esstech's urethane chemistry, these versatile materials offer performance enhancements across a broad range of… Read More »
Published October 19, 2011
Ashland Inc. opened its new technical center in Mumbai, India where it will develop additives for the coatings and construction industries. The center offers the latest technologies for rheological additives, surfactants, foam-control agents, buffers… Read More »
Published October 19, 2011
Rhodia Novecare has expanded production capacity for specialty surfactants and polymers at its Zhenjiang, China site to help meet growing demand from local customers. Production technologies applied in Zhenjiang will help reduce waste water, salt pro… Read More »
Esstech launches Exothane Elastomers
Published October 19, 2011
Esstech, Inc. has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of Exothane Elastomers. Representing the most recent advances in Esstech's urethane chemistry, these versatile materials offer performance enhancements across a broad range of… Read More »
Published October 14, 2011
Ashland Inc. is expanding production of Natrosol hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) by 7,000 metric tons across its global network through capacity additions at its facilities in Nanjing, China, and Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. In addition, Ashland is incr… Read More »
Published October 14, 2011
Hydrite Advanced Resins, LLC (HAR) introduced two new epoxy resins for a wide range of composites, coatings and adhesive applications at the recent 2011 Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Canada. Two grad… Read More »
Published October 14, 2011
Ashland Inc. is expanding production of Natrosol hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) by 7,000 metric tons across its global network through capacity additions at its facilities in Nanjing, China, and Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. In addition, Ashland is incr… Read More »



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