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Momentive Performance Materials, Wilton, CT, USA, announced that its NXT Z family of silanes is now commercially available in the United States.

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Bayer MaterialScience, Leverkusen, Germany, is now offering extra quantities of TDI to cover sudden demand peaks. Production capacities are basically being utilised to the full, but additional volumes will be provided by calling on a 30,000 t/y pilot installation at the Dormagen site.

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Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), Leverkusen, Germany, plans to build a world-scale plant for the manufacture of polymer-filled polyether polyols (PMPO) at its Antwerp site in Belgium.

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Perstorp AB, Perstorp, Sweden, which at the end of September 2007 acquired a production unit for Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA) in Singapore, has now signed an agreement with the chemical and pharmaceutical group Solvay, Brussels, Belgium, for the acquisition of its caprolactone business, which had sales of EUR 60 million in 2006.

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Dennis H. Reilley, retired chairman and CEO of Praxair, Inc., and chairman of Covidien Ltd., has been elected to its Board of Directors of The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA.

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The specialty chemicals company, Perstorp AB, Perstorp, Sweden, announces price increases on a number of products.

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KraussMaffei is setting up a new development lab for reaction process machinery and systems, located at its main plant in Munich-Allach, Germany.

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Dow Europe, Horgen, Switzerland, announces a price increase of EUR 0.05 – 0.10/kg - depending on grade, for its line of Tergitol TMN series and Triton CF, DF and BG series specialty surfactants in Europe.

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National Coatings Corporation (NCC) has announced the release of a Low Rise Roofing Adhesive product line (LRRA) adding to their line of environmentally responsible, energy saving, sustainable roof systems for commercial and industrial buildings.

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