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Dow Signs Supply Agreement to Transform Plastic Waste into Circular Products

Dow recently announced the company has signed an agreement with Freepoint Eco-Systems Supply & Trading LLC (Freepoint Eco-Systems) for an estimated 65,000 metric tons per year of certified-circular, plastic waste-derived pyrolysis oil to produce new, virgin-grade equivalent plastics in Dow’s U.S. Gulf Coast operations. Together, Dow and Freepoint Eco-Systems are building a recycling system that […]

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 […]

Wausau Coated Products Names Senior Manager of Customer Solutions

Wausau Coated Products Inc., an independent family-owned and operated manufacturer of adhesive-based label products, recently announced the promotion of Gina Roemke to senior manager, customer solutions. An employee of Wausau Coated Products (WCP) for over 25 years, Roemke has worked in different roles in the organization including HR manager, outside sales representative, product marketing manager, […]

Industry Leaders Partner to Reduce Emissions in Adhesive Products

Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Kraton Corp., and Dow Inc. have achieved a reduction in product carbon footprint for two of Henkel’s North American flagship products for end-of-line packaging. The products are TECHNOMELT® SUPRA 100 and TECHNOMELT® SUPRA 106M. The TECHNOMELT SUPRA 100 LE and TECHNOMELT SUPRA 106M LE formulas are designed with biobased alternatives that reduce […]

Univar Solutions and Dow Expand Relationship for Construction Silicone Products

Univar Solutions LLC is expanding its partnership with Dow to distribute construction silicone products in various regions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Specifically, CEE countries in the partnership include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The partnership will give customers in the region access […]

Kraton Announces Price Increase for HSBC Products

Kraton Corp., a sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announced a general price increase for its HSBC products.  As of April 1, 2024, or subject to the terms of any applicable contracts and obligations, all the company’s HSBC products will be subject to a general price […]

Arkema Partners with ISMERT to Reduce Acrylic Products’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Arkema announced a partnership with the carrier ISMERT, part of the MGE Group, to address the challenge of reducing transportation emissions. In another shift toward decarbonization, the two companies are taking proactive steps to reduce by more than 80% the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with acrylic product transportation. “Through this partnership with ISMERT, we […]

OQ Chemicals Halts Production of Several Products After a Disruption at a Raw Material Supplier

OQ Chemicals has declared Force Majeure for certain products manufactured at the Oberhausen, Germany site due to a significant disruption at a raw material supplier. The disruption occurred at a raw material supplier’s synthesis gas unit located at the OQ Chemicals’ Oberhausen site. The site partner produces technical gases, including synthesis gas, which is supplied […]

PPG Announces Review of Alternatives for its Silica Products Business

PPG has engaged Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as financial advisor to assist in a review of strategic alternatives for its silica products business. PPG’s silica products business, which operates within the company’s specialty coatings and materials strategic business unit, manufactures and supplies precipitated silica products to major manufacturers around the world as performance-enhancing additives, […]

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