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AkzoNobel Invests in Sulfur Derivative Plant

November 20, 2017 Business News
According to the company, AkzoNobel is the only company to produce a high strength, high purity NaSH at 60 percent concentration, which means the product qualifies as an eco-premium solution, offering advantages in terms of energy efficiency, emissions, and waste water.

Clariant Expands Partnership with Palmer Holland

November 20, 2017 Business News
Palmer Holland will become the sole regional distributor in North America for Clariant's performance additives, flame retardants, and waxes.

LANXESS to Acquire Solvay’s Phosphorus Additives Business

November 20, 2017 Business News
The site in Charleston, S.C. includes six production units, where approximately 90 employees manufacture phosphorus chloride plus numerous derivative products such as flame-retardants and intermediates for the agrochemical industry.

Mason Color Works Launches New Division

November 20, 2017 Business News
The division is dedicated to plastic pigment technology for coatings, which provides heat resistance, UV durability, and chemical resistance.

House Passes Regulatory Reform Bill

November 7, 2017 Industry News
The bill addresses the “sue and settle” method often employed to force federal agencies to issue regulations without participation by states and/or the regulated community.

House Tax Legislation Advances ACA Tax Reform Aims

November 7, 2017 Industry News
Corporate tax reform is a federal priority for ACA, which has long maintained that U.S. manufacturers face higher tax costs than almost all their competitors in other countries. ACA has asked Congress to overhaul the tax code to create a climate that encourages innovation and spurs investment, job creation and economic growth.

SCAQMD Adopts Rule 1168 for Industrial Adhesives and Sealants

November 7, 2017 Industry News
The final rule amends volatile organic compound (VOC) limits and reporting requirements for industrial adhesives and sealants.

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.