Industry News

  • Hydrite Gets Rights to Lucidene and Morcryl Lines from Rohm and Haas

    06.03.09
    There have been plenty of changes among suppliers to the ink industry in recent years, and quite a few key products have disappeared from the market. Thanks to an agreement with Rohm and Haas, Hydrite Chemical Co. is making sure that the Lucidene emu…


  • Coating & Ink Research Institute Hosts Open House

    04.09.09
    Demonstrations of high tech printing-related test equipment from Testprint will be among the highlights of an open house at the Coating and Ink Research Institute (CIRI) in Bethlehem, PA on Wednesday, April 15.      The equipment wil…


  • Cognis Opens Branch in New Zealand

    04.09.09
    Cognis has opened a branch office in Auckland, New Zealand to manage the marketing and sales of its products in the country. The decision to open the office reflects the significant opportunity that exists to profitably grow both Cognis’ existi…


  • Univar Awarded ISO 14001 in the UK

    04.09.09
    Univar’s Environmental Management System covering its Middlesbrough and Billingham sites in the UK has been certified by Lloyd’s Register as meeting the requirements of the internationally recognized standard, ISO 14001.    &nb…


  • Trust Chem USA Is Established

    03.12.09
    Li Zhi of Trust Chem, the world's largest independent supplier of Chinese-made organic pigment, has announced the establishment of Trust Chem USA (TCU). Trust Chem has sold its pigment in the U.S. through private label distribution.    &n…


  • Brookfield Engineering Acquires RheoTec Messtechnik GmbH

    03.12.09
    Brookfield Engineering has acquired RheoTec Messtechnik GmbH of Dresden, Germany. Brookfield and RheoTec have been partners for the past 10 years in the sale of the R/S family of rheometers. Through Brookfield’s international dealer network, R/…


  • Fenway Materials, Inc. Begins Operation

    03.12.09
    Fenway Materials, a new chemical distributor, began operations in February servicing the paint, plastic, ink and allied industries in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. Fenway Materials is headquartered in North Plainfield, NJ. The first suppl…


  • Printing Industries of America Announces New Name and Logo

    03.12.09
    Printing Industries of America, formerly PIA/GATF (Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation) and the world’s largest graphic communications association, has announced a new name, logo and tagline.     …


  • MUNZING Acquires Wax Dispersion Business of L. P. Bader & Co. GmbH

    02.03.09
    In line with its growth strategy, MÜNZING has acquired L. P. Bader, a leading manufacturer of wax dispersions. In Rottweil, the family-owned enterprise produces wax dispersions for paints, coatings, inks and other industrial applications. L.P. B…


  • Sartomer Americas Announces Restructuring

    02.03.09
    Sartomer Company has announced the restructuring of its Americas division, reflecting the growth and independence of the European and Asian operations, which has functionally been supported by the Americas group.       The rest…


  • Silberline Acquires Yasida

    02.03.09
    Silberline announced the acquisition of Yasida and Aesthetic Color-Tech (Jinan) Co., Ltd. from AArbor International Corp. The companies manufacture and sell aluminum pigments under the Silverking brand name.      “The Yasida Si…


  • Ecocolor Adds MC Technology as Distributor

    02.03.09
    Ecocolor Industries has announced its plan to add MC Technology as a distributor for its entire product line.      “We are very excited about the opportunity to have MC Technology represent our products,” said Shaun Muel…


  • Sartomer, R.M. Ferguson Mark 40-Year Anniversary

    12.03.08
    Sartomer Company and R.M. Ferguson Specialty Chemicals, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, recently marked their 40th anniversary of working together to promote photocure monomers, resins and other products used in rubber, adhesive, coatings, inks and other…


  • Ashland Completes Acquisition of Hercules

    12.03.08
    Ashland Inc. has completed its acquisition of Hercules Inc. Each share of Hercules common stock outstanding was exchanged for $18.60 in cash and 0.093 of a share of Ashland common stock.      “This is a landmark day for our co…


  • Silberline Expands Territory with Archway

    12.03.08
    Silberline has expanded its relationship with Archway Sales, Inc. Archway’s territory expanded to include northern Ohio, Michigan, and western Pennsylvania in addition to its current territory, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorad…


  • Union Colours, RCPI Form Alliance

    12.03.08
    Union Colours Limited UK, a division of the Longyu Pigments and Chemicals Corporation of China, the largest independent manufacturer of organic pigments in China, has entered into a strategic alliance with Rolfes Color Pigments International (RCPI) t…


  • MetalFX for Flexo Premieres at Graph Expo

    11.07.08
    MetalFX Technology – a Ciba subsidiary – demonstrated the flexo version of its popular metallic printing technology at Graph Expo 2008. MetalFX for Flexo debuted at drupa 2008, and the Graph Expo showing will be the first in the Amer…


  • GAA Announces Relocation to New Jersey

    11.07.08
    The Gravure Association of America (GAA) is moving closer to many of its members and their clients in the New York metropolitan area by transfering its headquarters to Paramus, NJ as of Oct. 1, 2008.      “One-third of o…


  • Arizona Chemical to Purchase Abieta Chemie

    11.07.08
    Arizona Chemical has reached an agreement to purchase Abieta Chemie, a leading European rosin upgrading company, from private funds managed by AUCTUS Management GmbH&Co KG equity firm. The deal is expected to close after regulatory clearances hav…


  • Velsicol Chemical Business Re-Branded as Genovique Specialties Corporation

    11.07.08
    Effective immediately, the Plastic Additives, Benzoic Acid & Derivatives Business of Velsicol Chemical Corporation will be known as Genovique Specialties Corporation.      “The Plastic Additives, Benzoic Acid and Derivativ…