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Dow Expands EMEA Distribution Agreement

Safic-Alcan, independent specialty chemicals distributor (La Défense, France) and Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced the extension of their existing agree...


Dow Announces Increase in Methyl Cellulose

Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced a series of incremental methyl cellulose capacity investments, which the company says aims to help construction try mix...


Dow Announces Increase in Methyl Cellulose

Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced a series of incremental methyl cellulose capacity investments, which the company says aims to help construction try mix...


Clariant Announces Plans with SABIC

Global specialty chemicals supplier Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) announced last week a plan to combine some of its coatings-related business units with segments of Saudi Basic Industries ...


Hemp-Reinforced Concrete Formula Olympics-Bound

A Canadian firm that has been at work for years on concrete fortified with hemp fibers says it has refined its product after early experimentation, and its NForce-Fiber product is set for us...


Company Revamps Adding Hemp to Concrete

In a search for viable concrete reinforcement materials, Canadian Greenfield Technologies dug into the potential of hemp fiber and developed NForce-Fiber, an additive that boths reinforces c...


Carrots, Beets Used to Strengthen Concrete

Engineers at the United Kingdom’s Lancaster University say they have found a way to both strengthen concrete and make it more environmentally friendly by adding nano platelets extracted from...


Ingredients Launched for Eco-Label Paints

Specialty chemicals company Clariant recently announced the development of new additives that the company says is a step for more environmentally friendly interior coatings.


Clariant Expands Agreement with Distributor

Specialty chemicals company Clariant announced Wednesday that it has expanded its partnership with raw materials distributor Palmer Holland for its Additives segment.


Evonik Opens New Silicones Plant in China

German specialty chemicals company Evonik opened a new plant in Shanghai, China, earlier this month.


Evonik Opens New Silicones Plant in China

Specialty chemicals company Evonik (Essen, Germany) celebrated the opening of its new plant in Shanghai, China, last week.


New Additive Made for Powder Coatings

Specialty chemicals company Clariant has unveiled a new additive made for the tribological enhancement of electrostatic powder coatings.


Manufacturing Innovation Cuts Production Step

An entire production step has been eliminated for paints and coatings manufacturers, according to specialty chemicals company Evonik.


EPA Reveals Small Business Innovation Research Grants

A concrete alternative, an isocyanate-free polyurethane and a bio-based replacement for fumed silica are among the developments on the receiving end of a new round of Small Business Innovati...


Coatings Projects Get EPA Research Money

An isocyanate-free polyurethane, a bio-based replacement for fumed silica and an unlikely combination of pig manure and old shingles used to bind pavement are among the developments on the r...


Co-Binder Made for Flexibility

Chemical manufacturer Evonik has introduced a new co-binder for corrosion-resistant paints and coatings that the company says promotes resistances to damage from chemicals and ultraviolet li...


UK Firm Unveils Graphene Plans, US Expansion

A new high-performance graphene intermediate product for coatings formulators has been unveiled by UK company Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., which also recently announced an expansion into the Unit...


German Additive Hits US Market

Chemical distributor ChemSpec Ltd. is now offering Deurex low-density polyethylene wax products in the United States.


Paper Cautions Use of Antimicrobial Paints

Paints, flooring, door knobs and other building products made with antimicrobial additives could enable proliferation of so-called “super bugs” and their use should be approached with skepti...


Swiss Firm Develops New Concrete Additive

A startup firm associated with a Swiss university says its newly developed additive can help to control many properties of concrete, leading to harder material that's slower to deteriorate.


New Concrete Additive Shows Versatility

A new concrete additive promises to make concrete harder, more resistant to deterioration, and quicker to dry, according to a startup company with origins at a Swiss university.


Evonik to Buy Huber Silica Unit

In a deal valued at $630 million, Evonik Industries AG has agreed to purchase the silica business of U.S. firm J.M. Huber in an effort to expand its specialty chemicals business, the Essen, ...


Evonik to Acquire Huber Silica Business

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany) announced Monday (Dec. 12) that it is acquiring the silica business of U.S. firm J.M. Huber in a $630 million deal.


Huntsman to Spin Off Pigments Business

Huntsman Corporation, an American-based global chemical manufacturer with more than $10 billion in revenue last year, is looking to move ahead with a plan to spin off its Pigments & Additive...


Huntsman Spinoff to Focus on TiO2

American chemical manufacturer Huntsman Corporation has announced it is moving forward with plans to spin off its Pigments & Additives business and create a new publicly traded company.


New Additives Work Across Applications

Two new flow and leveling additives from manufacturer Evonik are specially designed for use in can and coil coatings.


Resins Firms' Merger Complete

Allnex, an international resins supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, has completed its acquisition of global resins manufacturer Nuplex Industr...


Additives Take Aim at Foam

Evonik has launched a new series of additives billed to address foam formation during architectural coating production and application.


Sika Buys Concrete Fiber Producer

Specialty chemical company Sika Corp. has announced the acquisition of FRC Industries, an Alabama-based producer of polypropylene fibers for concrete.


Additives Made for Cement Production

Cement makers in North America now have access to the C-ADD line of additives from global coatings and adhesives manufacturer MAPEI.


Additives Made for Stronger Cement

Coatings and adhesives manufacturer MAPEI has announced it is introducing its C-ADD cement additives division to the North American market.


Halox Expands Corrosion Inhibitor Line

A corrosion inhibitor that can be used in architectural and industrial coatings as well as concrete admixtures is now available in liquid form.


Corrosion Inhibitor Goes Liquid

An established corrosion inhibitor for use in coatings and concrete admixtures is now available in liquid form.


Follow the Glowing Road

Could roadways of the future illuminate themselves? If research proceeds the way scientists at a Mexico university plan, glow-in-the-dark cement could light the way without the need for elec...


New Additive Claims Better Coverage

A new rheology modifier on the market promises performance and affordability for formulators of paints meant for use in commercial and residential settings.


Binder Helps Metal Coatings Take the Heat

Michelman Inc. has announced the availability of its waterborne binder designed for use in the formulation of intumescent coatings that protect structural and architectural steel.


Environmental Efforts Earn Recognition

An Avon, OH-based supplier of specialty additives, resins and pigments has achieved recognition from the state agency tasked with protecting the environment and public health by ensuring com...


Sika Inks Deal with L.M. Scofield

Specialty chemical company Sika Corp. has acquired L. M. Scofield, a 100-year-old North American producer of concrete color additives and decorative products.


Dow Corning’s New Silicone Technologies

Midland, MI-based Dow Corning has announced it will showcase four new products for the paint and coatings industry at the upcoming American Coatings Show 2016, set for April 12-14 in Indiana...


Dow Corning Touts New Additives, Resins

Dow Corning has introduced new silicone-based additives and resins made for the paint and coatings industry.


Flame Retardant Found in Nature

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin say they have discovered a nontoxic flame retardant with the help of marine mussels.


MN Enacts Ban on Flame Retardants

ST. PAUL, MN—Minnesota has turned up the heat on flame-retardant chemicals, enacting the nation’s most restrictive law of its kind.


PPG Adds French, Australian Firms

Two acquisitions on two continents in two days have yet again expanded the geographical and product footprint of the world's largest paint and coatings company.


Huntsman Sheds Pigment Jobs, Plans

A year after announcing major expansion of its global pigment business, Huntsman Corp. is making sharp course corrections, with new plans for hundreds of layoffs and cuts in production capac...


2 New Options for Harsh Environments

Dow has unveiled two polyurethane products for protecting infrastructure in the harshest environments.


In the Lab: Keeping White Roofs White

A white roof coating that can repel both water and dirt, even in the smoggiest cities, is the latest focus of a U.S.-China building science research partnership underway at several federal f...


Navy Additive Helps ‘Heal Like Skin’

A new powder added to off-the-shelf commercial primers is helping scratched military vehicles heal themselves before corrosion starts, U.S. Navy developers say.


Insulating Aerogel Takes Top Honor

A versatile hydrophobic silica aerogel used in a remarkable range of insulating, building and coating products has been named "2013 Best Overall Innovation” by a panel of chemical experts.


Newest Corrosion Weapon: Poison

For those who find blasting and coating too much work to fight corrosion, Australian materials engineers are reporting a new option: arsenic.


New Name Caps Cytec Resins Transition

So long, Cytec; hello, Allnex.


Cytec Coatings Unit Gains New Identity

Two months after becoming an independent company, Cytec Industries’ old coating resins business officially has a new name: Allnex.


Static-Busting Paint Team Tops Contest

A team of university students has developed an additive that converts paint to a conductive coating for transportation—an invention that has netted them a $10,000 grand prize.


 
 
   

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