Raw Materials and Chemicals

Kraton Receives Notice of Termination of Combination Agreement from LCY

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Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. recently announced that on August 8 it received notice from LCY Chemical Corp. that LCY had exercised its right to terminate the Combination Agreement between Kraton and LCY.
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Readers Most Interested in Acquisition of Emerald Performance Materials

Emerald Performance Materials’ Acquisition garnered the most reader interest last week.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Crowell Named Executive Director of CertiPUR-US

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The Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam recently announced it has appointed Michael Crowell executive director of the association and its CertiPUR-US® program.
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Evonik Builds Polymer Dispersants Plant in Germany

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Evonik Industries recently announced it is building a new production plant for polymer dispersants at its Goldschmidtstrasse site in Essen, Germany.
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AkzoNobel Announces Solar Cell Technology Collaboration

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AkzoNobel recently announced it has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore.
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Dow Corning Six Month Sales Grow 12%

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Dow Corning Corp. recently announced year-to-date sales of $3.02 billion.
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Ashland Expands Polymer Production Capacity

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Ashland Specialty Ingredients recently announced plans to expand capacity at its Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) production facility.
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Emerald Acquired by American Securities

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Emerald Performance Materials LLC has completed the sale of the company to an affiliate of private equity firm American Securities LLC.
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Ask Dr. Dave: Why are some waterborne adhesives called latex, others called dispersions and yet others emulsions?

Dave Dunn's August 2014 column.
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Many companies use different terms to disassociate their water-based adhesives from adhesives based on natural latex.


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Market Trends: Silicone Sales Continue to Rise

A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicone is the variety of sales markets for silicone products.
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Silicones are irreplaceable in many industrial sectors. Silicone elastomers, oils and resins are the most important product types that are manufactured based on quartz sand.


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