Industry

H.B. Fuller Acquires ND Industries Inc.

H.B. Fuller Company has acquired ND Industries Inc., a provider of specialty adhesives and fastener locking and sealing solutions for automotive, electronics, aerospace, and other industries. Headquartered outside Detroit, Mich., ND Industries serves a global market with facilities in the United States and Asia, and pre-applied coating partners around the world, and generated approximately $70 million in revenue in fiscal 2023, per H.B. Fuller’s announcement.  H.B Fuller says the new business, which includes five U.S. locations and 300 employees, will operate within H.B. Fuller's existing Engineering Adhesives global business unit. Read More…

AkzoNobel Invests in Dutch Research Labs

AkzoNobel is building two new research labs at its Sassenheim site in the Netherlands. Work is about to start on building a technology center for Powder Coatings, while a newly opened polymer lab will develop resin technologies for all the company’s businesses. Read More…

Azelis Expands Partnership with LANXESS

Azelis has been appointed the exclusive distributor in the United States of LANXESS polymer additives phosphorous flame retardants, including the Disflamoll® and Levagard® product lines. According to the company, Azelis’ CASE technical expertise and application labs in the Americas region will be leveraged to grow the market and support customers' needs. Read More…

AkzoNobel Boosts Capability in North America

AkzoNobel has invested more than $30 million to install advanced technologies and increase total manufacturing capacity at its four powder coatings sites in North America. According to the company the enhancements will help maximize the versality and long-term sustainability performance of its powder coatings portfolio. Read More…

BYK Additives Plans Laboratory and Seminar Complex in Wesel

BYK has announced it is constructing a laboratory building at its site in Wesel, Germany. Estimated at €25 million, the aim of the project, according to the company, is to generate new innovations together with customers and for customers in end-use labs. In addition, the new building, which will be heated and cooled with 100 percent renewable energy, will make integrated seminar and function rooms available for visits by customers. Read More…

Arkema Obtains ISCC+ Certification in France

Arkema received ISCC+ certification for its Villers-Saint-Paul site, France. The company says the site is the first UV-LED-EB curable resins manufacturing site in Europe to receive this certification and its Mass Balance approach allows it to offer a new range of Sartomer® bio-attributed solutions, reinforcing the already existing bio-segregated range containing up to 85% biobased content. Read More…