Industry News

  • Evonik Intends to Shut Down Production of Polyethylene Waxes

    09.16.10
    Evonik Industries intends to shutdown its production of polyethylene waxes in Herne/Germany at the end of December 2010. The Group has taken this step as a part of a profitability analysis. The modification and sale of Fischer-Tropsch-based waxes wil…


  • Evonik Increases Prices for Vestasol, Vestamin, Vestanat and Vestagon

    09.16.10
    Evonik Industries’ Coatings & Additives Business Unit will raise the selling prices for isophorone derivatives up to 10 percent, effective July 1, 2010 in all regions worldwide. This affects all products sold under the brand names Vestasol,…


  • NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology LLC Acquires Premier Mill

    09.16.10
    NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC and SPX Corporation signed a definitive agreement on April 30, 2010 under which NETZSCH acquired the Premier Mill business of SPX Corporation. Premier Mill is a well-known brand of grinding and dispersing equipme…


  • Styron Begins Operations

    09.16.10
    Styron, a former business division of The Dow Chemical Company, announced the new company’s direction following the close of its sale to Bain Capital Partners on June 17.       As a standalone, privately held company, Styr…


  • CHINACOAT 2010 Announces New Show Days

    06.17.10
    Sinostar International Ltd. in Hong Kong, the organizer of the CHINACOAT series of exhibitions, announced the show date of CHINACOAT this year, originally scheduled to be held on Dec. 1-3 in Guangzhou, needed to be re-scheduled to Sept. 27-29.  …


  • Hydrite Announces Lucidene Price Increase

    06.17.10
    Effective May 17, 2010, Hydrite Chemical Co. will be increasing list and off-list pricing for Lucidene emulsions by $0.05/lb to $0.08/lb. This price increase is necessitated by raw material costs increasing and supply shortages of key raw materials.…


  • DSM to Increase Prices for All Liquid Coating Resins in North America

    06.17.10
    Effective June 1, DSM NeoResins will increase prices in North America for all its liquid resins with USD $0.04 to USD $0.15 per pound, depending on the product line. The price increase affects the entire liquid coating resins, adhesives, graphic arts…


  • Diransa San Luis S.A., Ercros Deutschland GmbH Signed Agreement for Cooperation

    06.17.10
    The producers of emulsion polymers, Diransa San Luis S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina and Ercros Deutschland GmbH, Recklinghausen, Germany, announce that an agreement of cooperation has been signed in the field of waterborne binders and solid resins for…


  • IGT Testing Systems, Testprint BV Reach Agreement for International Cooperation

    06.17.10
    IGT Testing Systems and Testprint BV announced that they have reached an agreement for international cooperation.      Both companies have been active in the paper, ink, printing and allied industries for a very long time and their r…


  • Union Process Expands Presence in China

    06.17.10
    Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of size reduction and dispersing equipment for a broad range of industrial applications, has moved its China operation into a larger facility.      Dr. Andrew Szegvari founded Uni…


  • Cognis Sells UV Acrylates Business to IGM Resins

    06.17.10
    Cognis has signed an agreement that it intends to sell its UV acrylates business to IGM Resins B.V., based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. The UV acrylates business is part of Cognis’ Functional Products strategic business unit. The sale is expec…


  • Investment in New Technology by Evonik

    06.17.10
    In developing custom-designed colorant solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority – but speed is also of the essence. Evonik's Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer dem…


  • Univar to Acquire Quaron Group

    04.29.10
    Univar has signed an agreement to acquire the Quaron Group, a distributor of chemicals in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.      “We are pleased to announce an agreement to add the Quaron group to Univar’s widely reco…


  • SKion Exceeds Threshold of 95 Percent Of ALTANA Shares

    04.29.10
    SKion GmbH has informed ALTANA that as of Feb. 2, 2010, it held 129,342,421 shares or 95.04 percent of the ALTANA shares.      At the same time, SKion is requesting ALTANA AG to convene a shareholders meeting pursuant to §327a S…


  • AllessaChemie GmbH Exits from Reflex Blue Market

    04.29.10
    Effective July 1, 2008, AllessaChemie GmbH acquired the reflex blue business from Clariant International AG. Due to an increasing competitive pressure enhanced by the negative impact of the worldwide economic crisis, the reflex blue business is suffe…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Granted Fifth Patent on Immersion Milling

    04.29.10
    In a continuing pursuit to develop and introduce better technology to media milling, Hockmeyer Equipment has received notice that its fifth patent covering immersion mill enhancement has been granted by the U.S. government. Patent Number 7,559,493 co…


  • Deacom Updates Menu, Functionality with 12.1 ERP Software Release

    04.29.10
    Deacom, Inc. has issued a new version of the Deacom ERP Software System. Updates to Deacom 12.1 comprise design changes to the main menu and enhancements to specific functionality.       The Deacom menu contains all the function…


  • Sensient Announces New Website To Feature Technical Colors Group

    04.29.10
    Sensient Technical Colors Group announces the launching of its new web site, www.sensientinkjet.com, which features the broad range of capabilities that Sensient has. The new website brings together the four separate inkjet businesses under one globa…


  • XSER Coatings LLC Enters UV Curable Coatings Market

    04.29.10
    XSER Coatings LLC has announced its entry as a new player in the UV curable coatings market. XSER Coatings was started by John K. Braddock in New Brunswick, NJ to provide specialty UV coatings for a wide variety of end-use markets. Their lab personne…


  • GSE Dispensing Appoints Ariangraf In Spain, Portugal

    04.29.10
    GSE Dispensing has appointed the Barcelona-based graphics industry distributors Ariangraf as its representatives for Spain and Portugal.…