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Baker McKenzie advises Sika on divestment of business of MBCC Group to INEOS

Sika, a worldwide construction chemicals company headquartered in Switzerland, has taken a significant step toward completing its EUR 5.3 billion acquisition of the MBCC Group from private equity firm Lone Star. Lone Star bought MBCC, the former building chemicals branch of BASF, in 2019 and sold it to Sika in November 2021. On January 13. […]

February 1, 2023

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Arkema successfully completed today a €400 million bond issue with an eight-year maturity and an annual coupon of 3.50%.

This operation was carried out as part of the Group’s financing policy. It will enable the Group to extend the average maturity of its financial resources and initiate the refinancing of its upcoming bond maturities.   Arkema is rated BBB+ by Standard & Poor’s and Baa1 by Moody’s (stable outlook).

February 1, 2023

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Henkel signs agreement with Shell on renewable-based ingredients for Persil®, Purex® and all® brands

Shell will replace around 200,000 tonnes of fossil feedstocks with renewable feedstocks for cleaning compounds used in Henkel’s top North American laundry brands. A mass balancing method validated by a third party will be utilised. Henkel and Shell Chemical LP have agreed to a five-year collaboration to replace up to 200,000 tonnes of fossil feedstocks […]

February 1, 2023

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Pidilite Employs Potent Apps to Strengthen Client Contractor Relationships

Pidilite’s contractors and influencers are more productive as a result of the Salesforce applications it has built. And by automating sales and service, Pidilite is able to respond to consumer demands more quickly.  The goods of Pidilite Industries Limited vary from adhesives, waterproofing solutions, and building chemicals to craft supplies, industrial resins, and polymers. Fevicol […]

February 1, 2023

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What is an automated fluid dispensing system?

A machine that dispenses fluids such as adhesives, sealants, and lubricants is known as an automated fluid dispensing system. A fluid reservoir, a pump, and a control system are typically included in this system. The system is designed to dispense fluids accurately in a specified amount and to a specific location. They are used in […]

January 17, 2023

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Azelis Expands Partnership with Sun Chemical to France and Benelux

Azelis has entered a new distribution agreement with Sun Chemical, an inks, coatings, pigments, and advanced materials company. Sun Chemical, a manufacturer of inks, coatings, pigments, and advanced materials, has signed a new distribution agreement with Azelis. The agreement took effect on January 1, 2023. The mandate expands Azelis’ pigment product portfolio in the French […]

January 16, 2023

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High interest rates, earnings uncertainty holding back chemicals M&A- Banker

High interest rates, a lack of available financing, and economic uncertainty are stifling mergers and acquisitions in the chemical industry (M&A). However, activity is expected to pick up after this difficult period as a backlog of deals builds, according to an investment banker. “We’re in a transitional period. Smaller deals are where we’re seeing more […]

January 16, 2023

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British Billionaire Ratcliffe’s Ineos to Buy Sika Assets

The British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s chemicals company has agreed to buy assets that Sika AG is selling to appease antitrust regulators. Sika confirmed an earlier Bloomberg News report that a subsidiary of Ratcliffe’s firm will acquire MBCC Group’s admixtures business in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including the United Kingdom, as well as its […]

January 16, 2023

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H.B. Fuller to Launch New Bio-Compatible Adhesive for Medical Applications

H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL), one of the world’s leading adhesives suppliers, announces the release of Swift®melt 1515-I, the company’s first bio-compatible product that is IMEA – India, Middle East, and Africa – compliant. The product is intended for use in medical tape applications that require stick-to-skin adhesion under extreme climatic conditions, such as the high […]

January 16, 2023

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Dow Packaging Adhesives Receives Mechanical Recycling Approval in Europe

Following a scientific evaluation by the non-profit, cross-industry initiative RecyClass, two Dow adhesive systems commonly used for a wide range of polyethylene (PE) film packaging applications have been approved as mechanical recycling compatible. The approval includes solvent-free MOR-FREETM L 75-300/ CR88-300 and waterborne ROBONDTM L-350/ CR-3 lamination adhesives, which will be added to Dow’s REVOLOOPTM […]

December 22, 2022

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Adhesives and Sealants in the Construction Ecosystem

The sustainability of products in the construction sector is receiving a lot of attention in Europe. The significance of this topic is justified by the sheer size of the construction industry, its share of materials used and produced in the European Union, and the share of greenhouse gas emissions it represents. Furthermore, the ongoing geopolitical […]

December 22, 2022

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Fire Rated Silicon from JCP

JCP Fixings, a supplier of high-quality construction fixings from Owlett-Jaton, offers a comprehensive range of products capable of meeting the construction industry’s demanding expectations, including a B1 fire rated silicon sealant/adhesive. JCP’s B1 fire rated silicon sealant/adhesive provides up to 4 hours of fire retardation and an efficient seal against smoke and gas for up […]

December 22, 2022

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Sabre Adhesives Launch Collection of High-Quality Industrial Adhesives Perfect For A Wide Range Of Applications

Sabre Adhesives has been working with key industries since 2005 to understand exactly what they require, how to overcome any challenges, and are constantly pushing boundaries to develop breakthrough formulas and quality products with their global team of chemists, engineers, and manufacturers. They have been developing specialised adhesives, sealants, and coatings that provide industries with […]

December 22, 2022

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Henkel launches Loctite UK 2073-2173 for High Performance Exterior Bonding Applications

The new Loctite UK 2073-2173 adhesive from Henkel is solvent-free, elastic, and based on two-component polyurethane (2K-PU) technology. It was developed for superior performance on a variety of substrates. Henkel has added Loctite UK 2073-2173 to its extensive line of 2-component polyurethane adhesives. Henkel has been a trusted partner to the automobile sector for many […]

November 30, 2022

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Henkel Announces Change to Leadership of Adhesive Technologies Business Unit

Jan-Dirk Auris, the board member in charge of the Adhesive Technologies business unit, will leave Henkel at the end of January 2023, according to a recent announcement from the firm. This follows a decision to forgo extending his current term, which is set to expire at the end of 2023. He will be in favour […]

November 30, 2022

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SIKA Invests in Its Industrial Sealant Offering

Leading building chemicals provider Sika has appointed Dean Bell to the position of Technical Engineer for Sealing and Bonding in order to improve the support and training provided to specifiers and engineers in order to help them find the ideal product solution for industrial and commercial contracts. The new position will assist the sealing and […]

November 30, 2022

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The Colors of Success

In its first decade, Kaizen Paint Middle East pursued a strategy of building a regional footprint rather than immediate profitability while carving a niche for itself in the paint industry through consistently delivering the highest quality paint products- Syed Ameer Hamza Hasan, CEO, Kaizen Paints Middle East on the brand focus area. With a career […]

November 16, 2022

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Electrically Conductive Adhesive from Henkel Designed to Accommodate Compact Camera Module Complexity

Novel formulation for grounding applications provides room-temperature moisture cure capability to protect heat-sensitive substrates while improving yield and enhancing reliability. Henkel continues to lead in consumer electronic material solutions and today announced its latest innovation, an electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) that cures at room temperature, improving yield rates and protecting sensitive structures within mobile device […]

November 16, 2022

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Inflation Now at a Manageable Level; Expect Better Margins in H2- Mr. Bharat Puri, Managing Director, Pidilite

According to Mr. Puri- the current quarter will have some lag due to the carry forward of some of the high-priced inventory, but the fourth quarter would witness better margins. The inflation is still high compared to the past, but it has come down to a ‘manageable level’ The current quarter will have some lag […]

November 16, 2022

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