For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. closed the acquisition of Penreco, a Texas general partnership, on Jan. 3, 2008 for approximately $267 million in cash, excluding customary post-closing purchase price adjustments.
Penre… Read More »
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. closed the acquisition of Penreco, a Texas general partnership for approximately $267 million in cash, excluding customary post-closing purchase price adjustments.
Penreco was owned by ConocoPhillips Compa… Read More »
Tego Offers Micronized
Waxes for Printing Inks
Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced two new micronized waxes designed to improve scratch resistance and anti-blocking properties in printing inks and coatings. Vestowax X 41… Read More »
Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY, in 1971, and then relocated to Scarsdale, NY. In 1989, the company moved its… Read More »
Degussa will increase the prices for its Fischer Tropsch waxes (Vestowax H 100, 1050, 200 and 2050) by an average of 9 percent effective June 1. This adjustment is necessary due to elevated energy, freight and logistic costs.… Read More »
Shamrock Technologies, Inc. has consolidated and expanded its corporate offices, laboratories and manufacturing facilities in the historic Ironbound section of Newark, NJ. Located at Foot of Pacific Street, the contact phone number is (973) 242-2999.… Read More »
While pricing of key ingredients remains a concern, availability is becoming a serious issue for the ink industry, as the supply of key raw materials such as acrylic acid is not keeping up with demand. Read More »
Warren Pushaw has been appointed president of Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) effective June 1, 2004. A chemist and 22-year veteran of Micro Powders, Mr. Pushaw has served in various positions, most recently as technical director, vice president and… Read More »
As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year. Read More »
Effective Jan. 1, Johnson Polymer is implementing a price increase of $0.02 to $0.04 per pound on emulsions, resin solutions, additives and waxes; $0.04 per pound on polyurethane dispersions and urethane-acrylic hybrids; and $0.04 - $0.06 per pound o… Read More »
Spectra Colors Corp. has been presented with the “Excellence in Customer Service Award for 2003” from Sanford Corporation, the world’s largest writing instrument manufacturer/marketer and the maker of Sharpie markers and PaperMate b… Read More »
While the raw material market is showing some signs of beginning to correct itself as some price increases have been announced, the question of whether the ink industry can support such increases remains uncertain. Read More »
Bayer Chemicals has expanded its line of material protection products with the acquisition of two families of biocide chemistry.
Bayer acquired the EPA-registered active ingredient thiabendazole (TBZ) and dibromodicyanobutane (… Read More »
BASF has increased the capacity of its production facilities for waxes and wax emulsions at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, site by 10,000 tons per year. The company now has a total production capacity of 45,000 tons per year. BASF intends to consolidate… Read More »
The resins business line, a part of the coatings & colorants business unit of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, has recently completed a restructuring of its organization with the formation of three product lines: advanced adhesives, precoated metal a… Read More »
Clariant is offering an expanded “Product Finder” on the Internet. Under http://pa.clariant.com, visitors to the Pigments & Additives division’s homepage will have access to the company’s search engine.
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Ink Systems has been making a number of significant moves. Earlier this year they moved into their new 50,000 sq. ft headquarters in Commerce, CA. They have now opened a new 20,000 sq. ft facility in Elk Grove Village, IL. This facility will house an… Read More »
The New York Printing Ink Manufacturers Association (NYPIMA) and the New York Printing Ink and Pigments Club (NYPIPC) have announced that as of January 2001, they have combined to form the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA).… Read More »
Two years ago, Larry Weissman was hired by Shamrock Technologies owner Bill Neuberg to become the company’s new CEO and president. Mr. Weissman had followed the same path taken by Jack Gallagher, who had left Elementis after it had purchased Rh… Read More »