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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 »
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 »
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 »
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