Industry News

  • Kustom Group Launches New Web Page

    September 27, 2011
    Kustom Group has a new look, and invites people to visit its new website, As visitors will see, Kustom Group has added several new features to help people stay informed on breaking news, download critical documents and find produ…

  • uv.eb EAST 2011 Offers New Solutions

    September 21, 2011
    Entire conference on UV and EB curing technology set for Oct. 4-5 in Syracuse, NY

  • Advanced Printing Conference Brings Together Global Leaders

    August 28, 2011
    Printed electronics, digital printing among key topics of IS&T conference

  • Ashland to Acquire International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP)

    August 2, 2011
    Ashland Inc. and International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP) announced that Ashland has agreed to acquire privately owned ISP, a global specialty chemical manufacturer of innovative functional ingredients and technologies. Under the terms of the s…

  • Lonza to Acquire Arch Chemicals

    August 2, 2011
    Lonza Group Ltd., one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries, and Arch Chemicals, Inc., a global biocides company providing innovative solutions to destroy or to selectively inhibit the gr…

  • Evonik Increases Prices on Products

    August 2, 2011
    Evonik Industries’ Coatings & Additives Business Unit announces a price increase for its range of Degalan, Degaroute, Dynapol and Vesticoat UB products by up to 8%. The price increase took effect July 1, 2011 in all regions worldwide.…

  • CPIPC Golf Outing a Major Success

    August 2, 2011
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) recently held its Annual Golf Outing at St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago, IL, with more than 180 golfers enjoying a day on the course and 200 people on hand for the dinner and raffle. Dan DeLegge…

  • Lawter, Inc. Announces Opening of New Global HQ

    May 23, 2011
    Lawter Inc. has moved into its new global headquarters located at 200 North LaSalle Street in Chicago, IL.      The new location is home to most of Lawter’s senior management team and is providing much of the support necessary…

  • Evonik Agrees to Sell Carbon Black Business To Rhone Capital

    May 23, 2011
    On April 16, 2011, Evonik Industries signed an agreement with affiliates of Rhône Capital LLC to sell its carbon black business, which achieved sales revenues of some €1.2 billion in 2010. The transaction is valued in excess of €900 m…

  • Elementis to Relocate Headquarters

    May 23, 2011
    Elementis Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Elementis plc, has signed on to be the first tenant at East Windsor’s SciPark. The specialty chemicals company recently signed a long-term lease for 65,552 square feet – the entirety of Building…

  • Solvay to Create with Rhodia a Major Player In Chemicals

    May 23, 2011
    Solvay and Rhodia announced on April 4, 2011 the signing of a framework agreement according to which Solvay will launch a friendly cash offer for 100% of the share capital of Rhodia.      The cash offer at €31.60 per share (ex d…

  • DSM Powder Coating Resins, DSM NeoResins Merged into New Unit

    May 23, 2011
    DSM announced March 22, 2011 that following an extensive strategic study, a reorganization that will see its Business Units DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins+ merged into a single new unit, DSM Coating Resins.      DSM Coat…

  • Emphasis on R&D, Service are Keys to Kustom Group's Success

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||May 23, 2011
    In the late 1980s, the varnish industry largely consisted of large-scale suppliers shipping out truck loads of products. The idea of a supplier of vehicles and varnishes creating small, customized orders was considered to be unique.   However, M…

  • Harima Chemicals Completes Purchase of IAR Business, Forms Lawter, Inc.

    March 21, 2011
    Harima Chemicals Inc., a leading producer of pine-based products, announced that it has purchased the global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.      With 2009 annual revenues of $279 millio…

  • Buhler Group's Acquisition of Draiswerke, Inc. Strengthens Position in North American Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 21, 2011
    In 2003, Buhler Group acquired Draiswerke GmbH, Germany, a key move that brought with it strong technology and personnel. At the time, Draiswerke, Inc’s North American operations remained separate from the deal. At the end of 2010, Buhler Group…