Cytec Industries Inc. will exhibit at the Interlakokraska show taking place from March 12 to March 15, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. The company will be represented at the show by technical, sales and business personnel from its Liquid, Powder and UV/EB Curable Coating Resins and Additives as well as its Specialty Additives product lines.
FUJIFILM Hunt Chemicals U.S.A., Inc. has appointed Color Resolutions International as its exclusive dealer to roll out FUJIFILM's CodeStream®, a new aqueous coating used in the marking of variable data, including codes, lot numbers and expiry dates on corrugated, cartons and labels during the packaging process.
Luvata ElectroFin announces that it will provide corrosion-proofing services at a second Florida facility to meet the growing demand for HVAC&R coil protection against corrosive coastal environments. The newest facility in Pompano Beach, Florida will offer INSITU®, a spray applied, permanent, water-based, synthetic coating developed specifically for the protection of heat transfer coils and components.
Sun Chemical and the Druckfarben Hellas Group are pleased to announce the merger of their publications divisions in the South Eastern Europe region. Both companies identified the opportunity to strengthen their position in a growing region and the new joint venture allows this through establishing a successful long-term partnership.
Gevo, Inc announced that the USPTO has rejected all patent claims of Butamax covering isobutanol-producing yeast in U.S. Patent No. 7,851,188 ('188 patent) which is currently being asserted against Gevo. In doing so, the USPTO has now rejected all requested claims and correspondingly every critical claim in both patents asserted against Gevo by Butamax.
At the Middle East Coatings Show in Dubai, the WACKER Group will be presenting a broad range of innovative polymer and silicone products for paint and coatings applications. WACKER will be debuting two products in particular on the Arabic market: its SILRES® IC 368 intermediate, as well as VINNOL® H 30/48 M, specially developed for pharmaceutical and food packaging.
Ashland Inc. celebrated the launch of its Aquapas™ redispersible powders (RDP) production line in Nanjing, China. This new RDP production line is built inside the Ashland manufacturing campus in the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park. The launch ceremony was attended by officials from various levels within the Jiangsu provincial and Nanjing municipal governments.
BASF announced that it is participating in collaborative projects with Perma-Pipe Oil and Gas, New Iberia, Louisiana, under contract to LLOG Exploration Company LLC, Houston, Texas, to supply glass syntactic polyurethane (GSPU) insulation for the Mandy and WHO DAT subsea developments.
Cytec Industries Inc. and its affiliated companies announced to its customers a selling price increase on all powder coating resins in North America, a range of Specialty Coating Resins and Additives in the Americas and price increase for its entire range of Powder Coating Resins and Additives sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Effective April 1, 2012, DuPont Titanium Technologies announces a price increase of 20 cents per pound (USD), or as permitted by contract, for all DuPont™ Ti Pure® titanium dioxide (TiO2) sold in North America (United States and Canada) into coatings, plastics, laminates and specialty applications.
The tests ensure that coatings for cargo oil tanks in crude oil tankers comply with the specifications of the IMO MSC.288(87) SOLAS regulations. The performance standard requires approved coatings to remain in "GOOD" condition for a period of 15 years from initial application. The regulation applies to all building contracts placed on or after 1 January 2013 for newbuildings over 5,000 deadweight tons.
Virdia announced major company milestones, including a new brand and CEO, its latest funding round, and a $75 million deal with the Mississippi Development Authority to build manufacturing plants in the state. Virdia has developed the CASE™ process, which converts cellulosic biomass to high quality fermentable sugars and lignin, and is based on a series of patented and patent-pending technologies.
Ashland Specialty Ingredients (ASI) will present a wide range of innovative application solutions for the paint and coatings industry at this year's Middle East Coatings Show, March 12-14 in Dubai, UAE. Visitors will experience a wide range of products and services that address unmet coatings market needs.
GIA releases a comprehensive global report on Polyols markets. The world market for Polyols is forecast to reach 4.33 bn pounds by 2017, steered by evolving consumer needs and rising awareness about nutritional and health benefits of foods. Growing application in various end-use sectors including food & confectionery, industrial and pharmaceuticals has led to an accelerated demand for polyols.
Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. offered its long-range view of the trends that may shape the renewable chemicals market. Topping the list is the expansion into Asian markets as a reaction to the demand for renewable materials and a result of population growth, economic development and associated resource scarcity.
Korea-based Chokwang Jotun has won an important contract of supplying paint to Quad 204, petrol giant BP's newest North Sea project. The new FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading unit) will replace the existing Schiehallion FPSO, producing from the Schiehallion and Loyal fields located in deep water west of the Shetland Islands in the North Sea.
Merck will be presenting its effect pigments for architecture at the Middle East Coatings Show in Dubai. The focus of the exhibition will be on architectural applications, which have been seeing rapid growth in the region for the past several years. The trend toward gold and silver shades, which can be seen in lifestyle products and interior designs, is also being reflected in architecture.
Momentive announced that its extensive line of hardcoat products will be marketed under the new brand name SilFORT, effective immediately. The SilFORT portfolio of more than 20 products represents nearly two decades of advanced, patent-protected hardcoat technology developed by Momentive to enable the use of polymeric materials in demanding industrial and consumer applications.
Arsenal Capital Partners announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the global colorants business from Evonik Industries. Evonik's colorants business develops, produces and markets the COLORTREND® brand of paints for decorative end-use applications in the architecture sector.
A BCC study analyzed the status of global markets for optical coatings. Optical coatings may be devices, but more typically are a value-added feature of an optical element such as a lens or a digital display. Many elements are fabricated and coated in volume and thus have low prices and margins.