Industry News

  • R.M. Ferguson Acquires ICC

    11.13.09
    R.M. Ferguson acquired Industrial Colours and Chemicals Ltd. (ICC), bringing customers and vendors a century of combined expertise in specialty chemical distribution. The transaction complements and builds on both companies’ strong market prese…


  • Univar Launches New Range of Vinyl Resins Throughout Europe

    10.14.09
    Univar announced that it will be marketing a comprehensive new range of solution vinyl resins under the Univar proprietary grade name. A global agreement with two new producers means that the range will be available worldwide.      F…


  • Burnishine Products Under New Ownership

    10.14.09
    Burnishine Products, manufacturer of pressroom chemicals since 1887, has new owners. The company was purchased recently from Weiman Products LLC by Grant Beck and Roger Giza, both of whom have long histories in the graphic arts business. Mr. Beck is…


  • Prisco, TRESU Announce Strategic Alliance

    10.14.09
    On Sept. 15, 2009, Printers’ Service (Prisco), of Newark, NJ, and TRESU A/S of Bjert, Denmark and TRESU Royse Inc., announced a strategic alliance to sell coating systems for printing presses throughout the U.S.       …


  • NYSERDA Announces Funding Opportunities for UV, EB

    10.14.09
    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced funding opportunities for ultraviolet and electron beam curing technologies used in the manufacturing industries. The release of this solicitation will coincide with…


  • Vertellus Performance Materials Inc. Acquires Assets from Degen Oil

    09.09.09
    Vertellus Performance Materials Inc., an affiliate of Indianapolis-based Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of Degen Oil & Chemical Company, effective July 1, 2009.…


  • Harper Anticipates 20-Year Anniversary of WalkingSeminar

    09.09.09
    Harper Corporation of America announced next year it will celebrate two decades of providing the Harper WalkingSeminar.      Since 1990, thousands of converters, co-suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, educators, students, m…


  • ImTech Introduces New Low Cost OEM Mark605 Hi-Res Inkjet Print Controller

    09.09.09
    ImTech has introduced the Mark605 to meet the expanding needs of OEM’s for faster, cleaner, low maintenance, high speed, high performance print delivery. The Mark605 is designed to fully integrate with custom applications.     …


  • Dominion Colour Establishes DCC (Europe) Ltd.

    09.09.09
    Dominion Colour Corporation announced that in support of its commitment to meeting the requirements of REACH, DCC established DCC (Europe) Ltd., based in Manchester, UK, as its only representative for the purposes of REACH.      …


  • Arizona Chemical Announces Closure Of Port St. Joe, FL, Plant

    07.24.09
    Arizona Chemical announced that it will permanently close its Port St. Joe, FL, chemical plant in July 2009. The company intends to transfer its Port St. Joe production to its refineries in Panama City, FL, and Savannah, GA.      Thi…


  • Novant Chemicals Appoints Northspec As Canadian Distributor

    07.24.09
    Novant Chemicals Ltd. has appointed Northspec Chemicals Corporation,  Toronto Canada, as their exclusive Canadian distributor for their entire iron oxide pigment product line along with the Sirius line of pearlescent pigments.    &nbs…


  • PriscoDigital to Market HP Scitex Superwide Systems

    07.24.09
    Printers’ Service (Prisco) announced an exclusive national distribution agreement with HP that will enable PriscoDigital, the digital division of Prisco, to exclusively market and sell the complete line of HP Scitex superwide industrial inkjet…


  • INX Digital Develops Solution For UV Curable Ink Printhead Cleaning

    07.24.09
    INX Digital International Co. announced the global availability of its UV HeadCure printhead cleaning service. Employing a new, patent-pending technology, it has shown to provide 100 percent recovery of UV printheads with obstructed nozzles and restr…


  • Cognis Opens Affiliate in India

    07.24.09
    Cognis has opened an affiliate in Mumbai, India. Cognis India will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cognis Group, and will operate under the name of Cognis Specialty Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.      Cognis first opened a liaison office i…


  • Expansion of WACKER's Shanghai Technical Center Now Completed

    06.11.09
    WACKER has recently finished expansion of its Shanghai Technical Center, located at Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. The facility now houses more than 10 labs for WACKER’s silicone and polymer activities, serving a wide range of industries fro…


  • Paragon Inks Names MET Print Solutions New North American Distributor

    06.11.09
    Paragon Inks, the leading UK-based UV ink and coatings manufacturer for the web printing market, has named MET Print Solutions as its North American distributor.      “Our partnership with this world-class producer of UV inks a…


  • Lubrizol Launches Revamped Web Site

    06.11.09
    The Performance Coatings business of The Lubrizol Corporation announced the launch of its enhanced web site – www.lubrizolcoatings.com – featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation.      Designed with th…


  • ALTANA Acquires Additives Business of DyStar Group

    06.03.09
    ALTANA has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt based DyStar group, effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sales of about €7.5 million will be integrated into the BYK Additives & Ins…


  • DSM Opens Factory for Waterborne Acrylic Resins

    06.03.09
    Royal DSM N.V. has opened a new factory for waterborne acrylic resins in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. Total investment costs amounted to €30 million.      The opening ceremony for the new factory, built at the existing DSM NeoResi…


  • DKSH Expands Into Scandinavia

    06.03.09
    DKSH has acquired Dasico A/S, based in Birkerod, Denmark, a specialty chemicals distributor to the Scandinavian countries.      This acquisition will strengthen DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials in Northern Europe. Das…