Industry News

  • Univar Launches New Corporate Website

    November 18, 2010
    Univar announced the launch of a new corporate website (www.univar.com) that reflects its global operations and its partnerships with customers and chemical suppliers.      The website showcases Univar’s international reach and…


  • Kromachem Certified ISO 14001-01:2004

    November 18, 2010
    Kromachem Ltd. announced that its integrated management system has been certificated by LRQA to the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management standard.      With a focus on environmentally friendly radiation curing and water-based tec…


  • OMNOVA Solutions Announces Intention to Acquire Eliokem International from AXA Private Equity

    November 18, 2010
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with AXA Private Equity granting the company a period of exclusivity to acquire specialty chemicals manufacturer Eliokem International.      Closing of the propos…


  • CPIPC Hosts Presentation By Central Ink's Vlad Tomovich

    November 18, 2010
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) recently hosted a talk by Vlad Tomovich, flexographic manager of Central Ink, who discussed “Water Based Ink & Coating Composition.” Mr. Tomovich, received a plaque from CPIPC vice pres…


  • Kustom Group Acquires Principal Assets Of Var-Chem Products from Sun Chemical

    October 13, 2010
    Kustom Group, a leading manufacturer of high quality vehicles, overprints and coatings, announced the purchase of the principal assets of Var-Chem Products L.L.C. from Sun Chemical Corporation effective Aug. 31, 2010. Kustom Group will acquire Var-Ch…


  • ImTech Announces Patent Approval for Thermally Ejectable UV Curable Fluids

    October 13, 2010
    ImTech announces new patent approval for thermally ejectable UV curable fluids.      Years of development work led to the patent and resulted in ImTech providing three industry-leading, UV curable inks for HP45 cartridges to the indu…


  • CPIPC Enjoys Successful Day of Golf

    October 13, 2010
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) held its annual golf outing June 16, with more than 150 golfers heading to the course for a great day of golf. At right, Dean Roeing received the CPIPC Service Award.…


  • Xennia Announces Plans to Acquire Cametrics

    September 16, 2010
    Xennia Technology Ltd. announced the planned acquisition of the specialized digital printing software company Cametrics from the UK, furthering the capabilities and integration of its module portfolio. The companies have agreed on the most important…


  • ALTANA Approves Squeeze Out Resolution

    September 16, 2010
    At the company’s annual general meeting in Duisburg, Germany, the shareholders of ALTANA AG have approved the transfer of the remaining shares to the company’s main shareholder SKion GmbH.      As of Feb. 2, 2010, SKion…


  • CPIPC Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Thanks Supporters

    September 16, 2010
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the CPIPC at its upcoming Christmas Party, which be held on December 11, 2010 at The Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park, IL.   &nb…


  • Evonik Intends to Shut Down Production of Polyethylene Waxes

    September 16, 2010
    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

    September 16, 2010
    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

    September 16, 2010
    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

    September 16, 2010
    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

    June 17, 2010
    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.  …