Industry News

  • Evonik Sets Course for Future of its Carbon Blacks Business

    November 18, 2010
    Evonik Industries has decided to divest its carbon blacks business. Klaus Engel, chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, said, “Our declared aim is to find a solution that is equally convincing for customers, employees and busi…


  • Micro Powders, Inc.'s New Web Site Combines Functionality, Ease of Use

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||November 18, 2010
    Corporate web sites have evolved over the years, from what now seem primitive attempts to sites that load up on eye candy. However, there is a clear swing toward web sites that are easy to navigate and provide the information that customers seek. &nb…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Investment in New Technology by Evonik

    June 17, 2010
    In developing custom-designed colorant solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority – but speed is also of the essence. Evonik's Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer dem…


  • Cognis Sells UV Acrylates Business to IGM Resins

    June 17, 2010
    Cognis has signed an agreement that it intends to sell its UV acrylates business to IGM Resins B.V., based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. The UV acrylates business is part of Cognis’ Functional Products strategic business unit. The sale is expec…


  • Union Process Expands Presence in China

    June 17, 2010
    Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of size reduction and dispersing equipment for a broad range of industrial applications, has moved its China operation into a larger facility.      Dr. Andrew Szegvari founded Uni…