AkzoNobel is launching Imagine Chemistry, an opportunity to partner with start-up firms, students, research groups and career scientists from across the world to jointly exploit the knowledge of chemistry and solve several real-life chemistry-related challenges.
Specialty chemicals distributor Azelis announced an extended distribution agreement in which the company will offer Lonza’s Materials Protection ingredients to market segments that include coatings, inks, and adhesives and sealants.
Vencorex announced the completion of industrial projects that include the expansion of monomer (HDI and IPDI) capacity in France (Pont de Claix site), a new derivatives unit (Tolonate™) at its Rayong, Thailand, plant, and a new waterborne derivatives (Easaqua™) production chain at its Freeport, Texas, site.
Evonik Industries AG has completed its acquisition of the specialty additives business (Performance Materials Division) of Air Products Inc. for $3.8 billion, and the integration of the acquired business is underway.
As of January 1, 2017, Ferro and Simon & Werner GmbH have extended their current distribution partnership in Germany for pigments used in coatings, construction, plastics, cosmetics and other industrial markets.
Henkel is the first winner of the SURCAR International Award for Environmental Footprint, honoring the company’s commitment to waste prevention and water treatment with its Bonderite Thin Film 1800 Series zirconium oxide pretreatment process for car bodies.