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WACKER Expands Technical Center and Opens Laboratory for Cyclodextrins

November 6, 2017 Business News
WACKER stated that is cooperating with leading scientists to tap the potentials of cyclodextrins, as the plant-based sugar molecules offer a novel and environmentally sound alternative to many traditional materials.

Sika Acquires Butterfield Color

November 6, 2017 Business News
Butterfield generated sales of CHF 20 million in 2016.

RPM Acquires Ekspan Holdings

November 6, 2017 Business News
Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, Ekspan has annual net sales of more than $10 million.

Strategic Materials, Inc. Opens Processing Facility in Wisconsin

November 6, 2017 Business News
The 125,000-square foot facility sits on 15 acres, and will replace the company’s East Troy, Wis. facility. Most of its existing employees will be retained.

BASF and Applied Minerals Sign Purchase and Supply Agreement

November 6, 2017 Business News
Applied Minerals will exclusively supply halloysite clay to BASF to develop and sell co-branded halloysite clay-based products to key BASF markets, including paints and coatings, inks, rubber, adhesives, paper and ceramic honeycomb catalytic substrates.

Novomer to Open Innovation Center in New York

October 23, 2017 Business News
Novomer will occupy the leased space in December where it is currently undertaking significant renovations and improvements, and the larger facility will house technology research, product development activities, and a COEth™ Process demonstration unit to make customer samples for a variety of products, Novomer stated.

Nexeo Solutions and Yparex Sign Distribution Agreement in Europe

October 23, 2017 Business News
Yparex is a product family of The Compound Company, whose portfolio includes a range of tie-layer resins, coupling agents, and compatibilizers.

Spherix Mineral Products Partners with ChemSpec

October 23, 2017 Business News
The partnership will allow ChemSpec to deliver enhanced solutions to the silicone compounding market, the company stated

DSM Partners with RP America

October 23, 2017 Business News
According to the company, this latest addition of Somos materials to their portfolio complements the offering of equipment and service for their growing SLA customer base.

BASF Expands Distribution Relationship with Azelis Americas

October 23, 2017 Business News
Through this expansion, GMZ becomes the sole distributor of BASF’s Dispersions & Resins Division portfolio of products across the Midwest and Northeast markets including Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, and Michigan.