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Readers Most Interested in ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
March 17, 2014

News from ExxonMobil regarding expansion plans for tackifier production drew the most reader interest last week.


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Huntsman Expects European Commission to Proceed with its Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide Businesses Acquisition

March 17, 2014
Huntsman Corp. announced that it expects to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Rockwood’s Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide businesses.
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Huntsman Opens Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Production Facility in Shanghai

March 13, 2014
Huntsman Corp. announced the official opening of its new thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production facility in Shanghai, China.
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AkzoNobel Doubles Capacity at Chinese Coatings Site

March 13, 2014
AkzoNobel has completed the expansion of its Industrial Coatings site in Songjiang near Shanghai, China.
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Vertellus Opens Second Facility in India

March 12, 2014
Mumbai office of Vertellus Specialty Materials (India) Pvt. Ltd. functions primarily as a business office.
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ARKEMA: Thermoplastic Resins

March 12, 2014
This company has introduced its first range of liquid thermoplastic resins under the brand Elium®.
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Bayer Acquires DuPont Aniline Facility

March 11, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has acquired DuPont’s Baytown, Texas, aniline production facility.
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Will Increasing U.S. Demand for Shale Gas and Tight Oil Affect the Adhesives Industry?

March 11, 2014
Demand for products and services related to the development of shale gas and tight oil resources in the U.S. is forecast to rise 3.5% annually.
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Burke Named E.W. Kaufmann VP-Sales

March 10, 2014
Edmund F. (Ted) Burke has been appointed vice president of Sales at The E.W. Kaufmann Co.
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Zachert Named Chairman of LANXESS Board

March 7, 2014
Matthias Zachert will take over as chairman of the Board of Management at LANXESS AG on April 1.
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