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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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