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PPG to Build Coatings Manufacturing Facility in Russia

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PPG Industries recently announced plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia. The
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ACC: U.S. Economy Continues to Improve

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The U.S. economy continues to improve, with forecasts now suggesting economic expansion into 2015, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer.
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AkzoNobel to Expand in China

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AkzoNobel recently announced plans to invest more than €50 million (~ $67 million) in China to build new manufacturing facilities for its Powder Coatings and Decorative Paints businesses in Chengdu.
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Silicone Technology for Aerospace and Aircraft

Silicone’s versatility makes it a valuable asset for demanding industries.
By Brian Burkitt and Danielle Peak
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Over the last 50 years, the aerospace and aircraft industries have used silicone in an ever-growing number of applications. Silicone inherently has high dielectric strength (typically ≥ 500 V/mil) and a large coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), allowing it to absorb stresses during thermal cycling.


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ARKEMA COATING RESINS: Waterborne Alkyd

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This new binder is an APEO and ammonia-free short oil alkyd emulsion designed for use in a variety of coatings in which performance similar to solvent-based alkyds is desired.
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AkzoNobel Retains DJSI Ranking

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AkzoNobel recently announced it has again been ranked in the number-one position on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
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Huntsman to Acquire Rockwood’s Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide Businesses

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Huntsman Corp. recently announced it has entered an agreement to acquire the Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) businesses of Rockwood Holdings Inc.


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UMICORE SPECIALTY MATERIALS BRUGGE NV: Catalysts

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This company offers the Valikat range of novel catalysts for polyurethane sealants and adhesives, which can reportedly serve as a substitute for mercury and tin catalysts while keeping equivalent performance and cure profile.
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BASF to Expand Polyurethane Materials Production in Louisiana

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BASF recently announced plans to build a polyurethane systems house in Geismar, La., in which polyurethane raw materials will be blended to deliver customized products to customers in the transportation, furniture, and construction industries.
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291 Housing Markets Listed as Improving in September

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A total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September.
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