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2024 ASI Top 20: Nan Pao Resins Chemical Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1963, Nan Pao is a leading manufacturer of specialty adhesives, footwear adhesives, liquid and powder coatings, hot-melt adhesives, and construction materials in Taiwan. The company employs over 2,800 employees throughout the world, with factories in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, the Philippines, Singapore, and Australia. Consolidated revenue for Nan […]

Shin-Etsu Chemical Plans to Build Plant for Silicone Products in China

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has decided to establish a new company, Shin-Etsu Silicone (Pinghu) Co. Ltd., in Zhejiang Province, China, and construct a new silicone products plant to expand its silicone business. In 2002, Shin-Etsu Chemical established Zhejiang Shin-Etsu High-Tech Chemical Co. Ltd. (Zhejiang Shin-Etsu) in Zhejiang Province, China. Zhejiang Shin-Etsu […]

Taking Action in the EU to Create a Sustainable Chemical Industry

A group of four EU Member States — the Netherlands, France, Ireland, and the Czech Republic — are proposing an overarching long-term European policy framework to achieve the transition from fossil to sustainable carbon feedstocks in the chemical industry. More supportive member states are expected to join this proposal soon, as it provides a clear […]

Survey of Chemical Distributors Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Freight Rail Service

The Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD), formerly the National Association of Chemical Distributors, released the results of its most recent survey on members’ rail use and issues during the final half of 2023. The survey was conducted by John Dunham & Associates. The chemical industry, one of the largest customers of freight rail in both […]

The Alliance for Chemical Distribution Urges the Federal Maritime Commission to Adopt New Regulations

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled, “Federal Maritime Commission: Improved Use of Data on Shippers’ Complaints Could Enhance Oversight.” The report, which was required under the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, examined whether shippers of hazardous materials (hazmat) were disadvantaged by ocean carriers during the pandemic. Many shippers found it […]

MFG Chemical Acquires H.P. Polymers

Platte River Equity announced its portfolio company MFG Chemical, a specialty and custom manufacturer of complex chemistries, has acquired H.P. Polymers (HPP). HPP is an independent North American paint and coatings resin manufacturer based in Puslinch, Ontario. The company’s products are used in diverse end markets including metal, wood, marine, specialty, and coil applications. The […]

SUN CHEMICAL: Laminating Adhesives | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Suitable for plastic films, foils and paper for flexible packaging applications, SunLam™ laminating adhesives provide a range of solutions. The SunLam family of solvent-free, water-based, or solvent-based lamination adhesives are suitable for general performance applications, such as snack and confectionary, through to high-end applications.  These adhesives have technologies that contribute to increased sustainability for flexible […]

Sun Chemical Announces Pigment and Pigment Dispersions Price Adjustments

Sun Chemical recently announced the company will introduce price adjustments for its pigments and pigment dispersions. The new prices will begin April 1, 2024, or as contractually permitted.  According to Sun Chemical, these price adjustments are implemented in response to rising labor costs, global inflation, and continuously elevated energy expenses over the past 18 months. […]

Digitalization Is Revolutionizing Chemical Industry Maintenance

In the dynamic landscape of the chemical industry, the adoption of digitalization has emerged as a transformative force, revolutionizing traditional maintenance practices. This article explores the impact of digitalization on enhancing maintenance performance, addressing challenges, and unlocking unprecedented benefits for chemical enterprises. In the chemical industry, digitalization refers to the integration of advanced technologies to […]

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