Raw Materials and Chemicals

Palmer Holland Named Distributor for INEOS Oligomers

September 23, 2013
INEOS Oligomers recently announced it has selected Palmer Holland as its new U.S. distributor for Indopol® polybutenes (PIB).
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September 23, 2013
This company has announced the commercial availability of Inherent C18 Diacid, a mid-chain length, bio-based diacid.
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Huntsman to Acquire Rockwood’s Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide Businesses

September 19, 2013

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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September 18, 2013
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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Celanese Announces International Impact Program

September 18, 2013
Celanese recently unveiled its International Impact Program, an employee volunteer program of the Celanese Foundation intended to help organizations and people around the world address economic, social, and environmental challenges.
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BASF to Expand Polyurethane Materials Production in Louisiana

September 18, 2013
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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Pilot Chemical Supports U.S. National Luge Team

September 17, 2013
Pilot Chemical recently announced that the U.S. National Luge Team will be in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the Pilot Chemical USA Luge Slider Search.
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Cabot Names E.W. Kaufmann Distributor in New England

September 16, 2013
E.W. Kaufmann Co., a KODA Distribution Group company, recently announced it has been appointed the newest distributor for Cabot Corp.
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MINNESOTA ELASTOMERS: High-Temperature Tackifiers

September 12, 2013
PB 404-44 is a new tackifier that can reportedly retain some tack to 750/800°F and maintains a seal within an autoclave for 5 minutes.
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Nordson Completes Acquisition of Polymer Processing Companies

September 12, 2013
Nordson Corp. recently announced it has completed its acquisition of Münster, Germany-based Kreyenborg Group’s Kreyenborg GmbH and BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik GmbH companies.
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