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  • BASF to Start-up a Butadiene Extraction Facility in Antwerp, Belgium (Sep 19, 2014)
    BASF recently announced the start-up of a new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tons. The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Europe.
  • Bostik Expands its Cementitious Powder Manufacturing Capabilities by Opening Plant in Malaysia (Sep 19, 2014)
    Bostik has expanded its cementitious powder manufacturing capabilities with the recent opening of a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru. A new facility producing tile adhesive and related cementitious powder products will provide better, faster service to the Group’s clients and support the numerous new construction projects in the region.
  • GECA Releases New Standard for Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants (Sep 19, 2014)
    Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is pleased to announce the release of its newest standard for Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants, which now covers a wider variety of products and sets a new environmental benchmark for the industry.
  • DRT at FEICA: Presents Plant-based Resins for Adhesives Industry (Sep 18, 2014)
    On the occasion of the FEICA tradeshow, taking place in Berlin from September 17th to 19th, DRT puts a spotlight on its adhesives activity. Specialist of the valorization of rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin, DRT works constantly on the innovation of its ranges for this fast growing sector.
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  • FLEXcon Adds Topcoated Polypropylene Film for Labeling to its THERMLfilm® NEXgen™ Range (Sep 18, 2014)
    FLEXcon announced the expansion of the THERMLfilm® NEXgen™ product line, offering new topcoated polypropylene films that provide printing converters with the perfect balance of performance and price. These new thermal transfer printable polypropylene films, along with certain other THERMLfilm NEXgen products, utilize an aqueous acrylic adhesive coated on a 50# kraft liner manufactured from up to 30 percent post-consumer waste.
  • Shurtape® Offers Duct Tapes Enhanced with Stickier Adhesive with Superior Holding Power (Sep 18, 2014)
    Every craftsman knows the key to success on the job is having the right tools – and no toolbox is complete without a roll or two of duct tape. Its versatility and strength make this silver tape a mainstay, entrusted to protect, hold, seal and repair a variety of items. Shurtape®, is now expanding its co-extruded duct tape offering with the ShurGRIP™ line, which features a new adhesive for aggressive stick and dependable performance.
  • Electrolube Offers UR5604, a High-performance PUR Resin for Potting and Encapsulating (Sep 17, 2014)
    UR5604 is a two-part, high performance polyurethane especially formulated for potting and encapsulating. Applying UR5604 resin couldn't be easier; it offers low mixed system viscosity, ensuring a fast and efficient potting process, and the RoHS compliant (2011/65/EU) product provides excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates. With a cured system temperature range of -40°C to +130°C, the resin more than meets the operating temperature range specification for this sensor application.
  • Genomatica Presents Outcomes of Using its BDO Integrated Biotechnology Platform (Sep 17, 2014)
    Genomatica announced the latest results from the use of their proprietary, integrated biotechnology platform. Genomatica uses their platform to develop processes that harness biotechnology as an integral part of converting alternative feedstocks to major chemicals. Genomatica leveraged their platform to create microorganisms that achieved a ‘titer’ (concentration of product) of over 50 grams per liter for one of their programs in less than half the time required by an earlier program.
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  • UBE to Expand Production Capacity of Polycarbonate Diol by Opening New Facility in Thailand (Sep 16, 2014)
    Ube Industries, Ltd. announced that its Thai subsidiary, UBE Fine Chemicals (Asia) Co., Ltd., will open a production facility for polycarbonate diol to meet rising global demand. The new facility is designed to manufacture 3,000 tonnes of PCD annually and is scheduled to start production in October 2015.
  • ATP Adhesive Systems Builds a New Production Facility for Adhesive Tapes in Germany (Sep 15, 2014)
    ATP adhesive systems has entered into a new era with the construction of a new production facility in Mihla-Buchenau, Germany. The overall investment of ca. 20 million euro for site includes the construction of a production and warehousing facility with a 12’000 m2 floor area together with 860 m2 office complex.
  • Dow Attains Sustainability Milestone with BETAMATE™ Structural Adhesives (Sep 15, 2014)
    BETAMATE™ Structural Adhesives have been named Dow’s third “Breakthrough to World Challenges,” meeting a milestone set by the Company as part of its 2015 Sustainability Goals. A recent recipient of a 2014 R&D 100 Award and two 2014 PACE Awards, BETAMATE Structural Adhesives are used to bond the body structure of automobiles during assembly which enables improved vehicle safety and durability while optimizing weight reduction and providing greater design flexibility.
  • Huber Announces Capacity Expansion at its Precipitated Alumina Trihydrate Facility in Arkansas (Sep 15, 2014)
    Huber Engineered Materials announces it has increased capacity at its Precipitated Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) plant in Bauxite, Arkansas (U.S.) by 30 percent. The continuous investments at Bauxite will effectively position Huber to continue supporting its customers’ growth strategies with the manufacture of a broad range of precipitated ATH products.
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  • Bemis Signs Agreement to Sell its Pressure Sensitive Materials Business, MACtac, to Platinum Equity (Sep 12, 2014)
    Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business (known as “MACtac”) to Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for a purchase price of $170 million. This transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval, is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014. The Company plans to use the proceeds of the sale to fund the growth of its flexible packaging business.
  • Epoxy Resin Market Value to Reach USD 9.2 Billion by 2019: MarketsandMarkets (Sep 12, 2014)
    The report "Epoxy Resin market by Application (Coatings, Electronics, Construction, Wind Turbine, Composites, and Adhesives) and Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2019" defines and segments the epoxy resins market with an analysis and forecasting of the market size in terms of volume and value. The market of epoxy resin is projected to grow from an estimated USD5,995.8 million in 2013 to USD9,219.1 million by 2019, with a CAGR of 7.4% between 2014 and 2019.
  • Scott Bader at China Adhesive'14: to Exhibit Crestabond® M1-04 Grade & much more (Sep 12, 2014)
    Scott Bader Asia Pacific is exhibiting for the first time at China Adhesive, which this year is taking place from 25-27 September at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention. The Scott Bader stand will be showcasing the new ‘rapid bond’ Crestabond® M1-04 grade, launched earlier in 2014. This is the latest addition to the range of methacrylate based structural adhesives which can reliably bond a variety of metal and plastic substrates with no requirement for a substrate primer.
  • ACC's CPI Announces Names of Finalists for 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award (Sep 11, 2014)
    The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced BASF Corporation, Dow, and Novomer, Inc. as the finalists for the 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award. Attendees at the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will have the opportunity to vote for one of these finalists during the conference’s Opening Session on Monday, Sept. 22. The winner will be announced during the Closing Session on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
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  • Bayer to Expand Production Capacity of TPU at its Cuddalore Facility in India (Sep 10, 2014)
    Bayer MaterialScience is planning to increase its production capacities in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu India to meet the continued growth in demand for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). With the addition of a second TPU production line, the annual capacity of Cuddalore site will increase to 6,000 metric tons from its current capacity of 2,500 metric tons. The installation is expected to be completed by the 2nd quarter 2015.
  • Nordson Acquires Dima Group, a Netherlands-based Manufacturer of Dispensing Equipment & more (Sep 10, 2014)
    Nordson Corporation has acquired Dima Group B.V., a Netherlands based manufacturer of conformal coating, dispensing and surface mount technology (SMT) equipment for the global electronics assembly market. The transaction is not material to Nordson results, and terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Dow Elastomers at FEICA'14: to Address Hotmelt Adhesive Solutions & Key Industry Trends (Sep 9, 2014)
    Dow Elastomers will address key industry trends and hot melt adhesive (HMA) solutions during the FEICA 2014 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO, taking place from 17-19 September in Berlin. Close to 500 delegates from across the globe are expected to attend this annual conference, the most important event in the European adhesive and sealant industry calendar.
  • KRAHN CHEMIE to Distribute LANXESS’s High-performance Elastomers for Adhesives in Poland & more (Sep 9, 2014)
    The LANXESS High Performance Elastomers unit has transferred its distribution business in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to KRAHN CHEMIE Polska. The core products of this division are the technical rubber products CR, EVM, NBR and HNBR.
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