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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.

California Governor Signs Chemical Disclosure Bill into Law

October 24, 2017 Industry News
The new law requires companies to identify on labels and online information about the chemical ingredients found in cleaning products; that is, household and institutional products, and automotive care products, but not industrial products or cosmetics.

DOC Report Addresses Streamlining Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing

October 24, 2017 Industry News
The Department of Commerce report presents recommendations for streamlining the federal permitting processes and reducing the regulatory burdens that affect domestic manufacturing. Notably, DOC highlights several of the regulations and issues raised by ACA, under the report's “Priority Regulatory and Permitting Issues” section.

Paint Materials Costs Rebound Following Recent Lows

October 23, 2017 Industry News
ACA tracks two key sets of government data showing price trends in the industry – one is the historical figure for the pricing of “prepared paint” as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the other is an ACA-developed figure for “paint materials,” which is also based on BLS data

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.