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Wayne T. Smith has been named the new chairman and chief executive officer of BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, N.J. 

Ferro Corporation has signed a definitive agreement with the shareholders of Nubiola Pigmentos (Nubiola) to acquire the equity of Nubiola on a cash-free and debt-free basis for €146 million. 

Croda International Plc held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 28 for a plant in New Castle, Del. 

AkzoNobel has finalized the €153 million divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira, a deal announced in July 2014. 

On April 28, Michelman India held a grand opening ceremony for its new Business and Technology Centre in Mumbai, India.

The coatings division of BASF has signed a manufacturing agreement with Guangdong Yinfan Chemistry Co., Ltd. (Yinfan).

Oxea has extended its distribution partnership with the Dutch chemical distributor IMCD for amines in Europe.

Arkema’s coatings resins business has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil by 60 percent.

SiVance, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, has officially opened a new research and development laboratory on its current R&D and manufacturing campus in Gainesville, Fla.

The Lubrizol Corporation's performance coatings business has enhanced hyperdispersant capacity at its Huddersfield, U.K. facility. 

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