Industry News

  • M. F. Cachat Expands Agreement with Columbian Chemicals

    04.29.10
    The M. F. Cachat Company announces expansion of its distribution agreement with Columbian Chemicals carbon black products to include the northeast and southeast U.S.…


  • Chimista Chooses E.W. Kaufmann

    04.29.10
    Chimista Specialty Chemicals, LLC has authorized the E.W. Kaufmann Company to promote their line of environmentally friendly solvents.…


  • Hydrite Chemical Co.

    04.29.10
    Hydrite Chemical Co. increased its list and off-list pricing effective Feb. 15, 2010 for its Lucidene emulsions and Morcryl solution product lines.…


  • Sartomer USA, LLC

    04.29.10
    Sartomer USA, LLC announced price increases for its monomers and oligomers sold in the Americas effective March 15, 2010 or as existing contracts allow. The change applies to all oligomers, all acrylate and methacrylate monomers, and all MCure and Sa…


  • Evonik Industries

    04.29.10
    The Inorganic Materials Business Unit of Evonik Industries is increasing prices for carbon black pigments and pigment preparations by up to 9 percent, depending on the product, effective for all deliveries on or after March 1, 2010.…


  • Evonik Industries' Coatings & Additives Business Unit

    04.29.10
    Evonik Industries’ Coatings & Additives Business Unit announces a price increase for all Fischer-Tropsch and polyethylene waxes marketed under the trade name of Vestowax in Europe and the Middle East, effective from Feb. 1, 2010 and will be…


  • Cognis Corporation

    04.29.10
    Cognis Corporation is increasing prices for all Photomer and Bisomer brand product, effective March 15, 2010 or as contracts allow.…


  • Photomer 3000 series

    04.29.10
    Photomer 3000 series epoxy acrylates increases by $0.13/lb. Photomer 4000/8000 series monomer acrylates increases by $0.14/lb. Photomer 5000 series polyester acrylates increases by $0.12/lb. Photomer 6000 series urethane acrylates also increases by $…


  • Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP)

    04.29.10
    Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) announced a price increase for all emulsions products, effective for shipments on and after Feb. 1, 2010, prices increased up to $0.05 per pound for all ESI-CRYL emulsion polymers, wax emulsions and resin solutions.…


  • Trust Chem Opens European Warehouse For Organic Pigments in Rotterdam

    01.27.10
    During an opening ceremony on Dec. 2, 2009, the European warehouse for the Hangzhou (PR China) based Trust Chem Group was officially opened. From this 4,000 square meter Rotterdam hub, an extensive range of organic pigments will be supplied to the Eu…


  • NPCA, FSCT Change Name To American Coatings Association

    01.27.10
    On Jan. 1, 2010, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) changed its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA). The change marks the culmination of the merger between the NPCA and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technol…


  • New Website for Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH

    01.27.10
    Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH’s new website, located at  http://tego.evonik.com, provides a quick and comprehensive overview of all of Tego’s products and services. Publications and recommended formulations are easily retrieved from the ne…


  • Sartomer Company and Cray Valley Realign Business Units

    01.27.10
    Sartomer Company and sister company Cray Valley, both part of Total’s chemical branch, realigned their organizations to better synchronize products and services with customers and markets. The changes became effective Jan. 1, 2010.   …


  • Emerald Performance Materials Expands In Latin America

    12.11.09
    Emerald Performance Materials has opened a new subsidiary company, Emerald Latin America, SRL, in response to growing business needs in the region.            The new subsidiary will initially serve the Latin Amer…


  • Resinall, RUTGERS Announce JV

    12.11.09
    Resinall Europe bvba and RÜTGERS Germany GmbH announced the formation of Resinall Rutgers Resins GmbH as a joint venture company with registered office at Duisburg, Germany. The primary purpose of the JV will be the manufacture and sales of hydr…


  • Lubrizol to Close Chagrin Falls Coatings Facility

    12.11.09
    The Lubrizol Corporation announced its decision to close its Chagrin Falls, OH overprint coatings manufacturing facility. This action to end production of Algan overprint coatings and varnishes was made after a complete and thorough business analysis…


  • Merck Acquires Leading Manufacturer of Effect Pigments in China

    11.13.09
    Merck KGaA has acquired Suzhou Taizhu Technology Development Co. Ltd. (Taizhu), a leading supplier of effect pigments located in Taicang near Shanghai, China. With total revenues of more than €14 million in 2008 and 300 employees, Taizhu is one…


  • SmithChem & Young, JNS Supply Merge

    11.13.09
    JNS Supply LLC and the SmithChem & Young Division of Lansco Colors LLC have merged to form the new distribution company, JNS SmithChem LLC. The offices and warehouse will be located in Paterson, NJ.      Darren Jachts will serve…


  • Deacom Receives 2009 Best Deployment Scenario Award for ERP

    11.13.09
    Deacom, Inc., producer of the Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System for paint, ink, and coatings manufacturers, announced that its Progress Paint case study has been named a winner of the 2009 Best Deployment S…


  • HarperScientific Welcomes MAI as Distributor

    11.13.09
    HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America, is partnering with Mark Andy, Inc. (MAI). A new agreement makes the narrow and mid-web printing equipment maker a distributor f…