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BASF opens first automotive coatings production plant in Thailand

BASF opens first automotive coatings production plant in Thailand

BASF’s Coatings division has inaugurated a new automotive coatings plant at its Bangpoo manufacturing site, Samutprakarn province, Thailand. 

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Flint Group announces global price increase for all Packaging Inks products

Flint Group announces global price increase for all Packaging Inks products

Increased, incremental cost escalation has forced Flint Group to raise the prices of its Packaging Inks products.

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Orion Engineered Carbons completes speciality carbon black line in Korea

Orion Engineered Carbons, a worldwide supplier of speciality and high-performance carbon black, has completed construction of a new carbon black production line at its plant in Yeosu, South Korea, to produce speciality products. 

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AkzoNobel and Black Bear team up to make powder coatings from old tyres

AkzoNobel and Black Bear team up to make powder coatings from old tyres

Tyres that have reached the end of the road are being harvested for carbon black and used to produce powder coatings in a new cooperation between AkzoNobel and Dutch company Black Bear. 

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BASF invests €140M in Shanghai automotive coatings plant

BASF invests €140M in Shanghai automotive coatings plant

BASF’s Coatings division has inaugurated a world-scale automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Caojing, Shanghai, China. 

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Tronox defends Cristal acquisition

Tronox defends Cristal acquisition

Tronox Limited has said it will vigorously fight a lawsuit filed December 5, 2017 by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeking to block the company's proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of Cristal, a privately held global chemical and mining company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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AkzoNobel to expand colloidal silica capacity in Sweden

AkzoNobel to expand colloidal silica capacity in Sweden

AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business is investing more than €4M to increase production capacity in Sweden for its Levasil CC-branded product line of patented surface modified colloidal silica. 

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Covestro launches coating and adhesive raw materials with significantly lower monomer content

Covestro launches coating and adhesive raw materials with significantly lower monomer content

Covestro has succeeded in reducing the residual monomer content of free monomeric diisocyanates to under 0.1% by weight. 

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Praxair and GE Aviation open advanced jet engine coatings facility

Praxair and GE Aviation’s joint-venture business has opened a new facility that will develop and apply speciality coatings to repair and enhance performance of jet engine parts. 

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AkzoNobel shareholders support separation of Specialty Chemicals business

AkzoNobel shareholders support separation of Specialty Chemicals business

Shareholders of AkzoNobel have approved the separation of its Specialty Chemicals business as part of its strategy to create two focused, high performing businesses; Paints and Coatings and Specialty Chemicals.

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Axalta ends Nippon Paint talks after rejecting rumoured US$9.1bn bid

Axalta ends Nippon Paint talks after rejecting rumoured US$9.1bn bid

Axalta Coating Systems has ended talks with Japan’s Nippon Paint Holdings about a potential sale.

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Argex Titanium’s Ti02 approved in commercial tests

Argex Titanium’s Ti02 approved in commercial tests

Canadian company Argex has had its TiO2 pigments validated for commercial optical properties tests.

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