Industry News

  • XSER Coatings LLC Enters UV Curable Coatings Market

    April 29, 2010
    XSER Coatings LLC has announced its entry as a new player in the UV curable coatings market. XSER Coatings was started by John K. Braddock in New Brunswick, NJ to provide specialty UV coatings for a wide variety of end-use markets. Their lab personne…


  • Sensient Announces New Website To Feature Technical Colors Group

    April 29, 2010
    Sensient Technical Colors Group announces the launching of its new web site, www.sensientinkjet.com, which features the broad range of capabilities that Sensient has. The new website brings together the four separate inkjet businesses under one globa…


  • Deacom Updates Menu, Functionality with 12.1 ERP Software Release

    April 29, 2010
    Deacom, Inc. has issued a new version of the Deacom ERP Software System. Updates to Deacom 12.1 comprise design changes to the main menu and enhancements to specific functionality.       The Deacom menu contains all the function…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Granted Fifth Patent on Immersion Milling

    April 29, 2010
    In a continuing pursuit to develop and introduce better technology to media milling, Hockmeyer Equipment has received notice that its fifth patent covering immersion mill enhancement has been granted by the U.S. government. Patent Number 7,559,493 co…


  • AllessaChemie GmbH Exits from Reflex Blue Market

    April 29, 2010
    Effective July 1, 2008, AllessaChemie GmbH acquired the reflex blue business from Clariant International AG. Due to an increasing competitive pressure enhanced by the negative impact of the worldwide economic crisis, the reflex blue business is suffe…


  • SKion Exceeds Threshold of 95 Percent Of ALTANA Shares

    April 29, 2010
    SKion GmbH has informed ALTANA that as of Feb. 2, 2010, it held 129,342,421 shares or 95.04 percent of the ALTANA shares.      At the same time, SKion is requesting ALTANA AG to convene a shareholders meeting pursuant to §327a S…


  • Univar to Acquire Quaron Group

    April 29, 2010
    Univar has signed an agreement to acquire the Quaron Group, a distributor of chemicals in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.      “We are pleased to announce an agreement to add the Quaron group to Univar’s widely reco…


  • Sartomer Company and Cray Valley Realign Business Units

    January 27, 2010
    Sartomer Company and sister company Cray Valley, both part of Total’s chemical branch, realigned their organizations to better synchronize products and services with customers and markets. The changes became effective Jan. 1, 2010.   …


  • New Website for Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH

    January 27, 2010
    Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH’s new website, located at  http://tego.evonik.com, provides a quick and comprehensive overview of all of Tego’s products and services. Publications and recommended formulations are easily retrieved from the ne…


  • NPCA, FSCT Change Name To American Coatings Association

    January 27, 2010
    On Jan. 1, 2010, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) changed its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA). The change marks the culmination of the merger between the NPCA and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technol…


  • Trust Chem Opens European Warehouse For Organic Pigments in Rotterdam

    January 27, 2010
    During an opening ceremony on Dec. 2, 2009, the European warehouse for the Hangzhou (PR China) based Trust Chem Group was officially opened. From this 4,000 square meter Rotterdam hub, an extensive range of organic pigments will be supplied to the Eu…


  • Lubrizol to Close Chagrin Falls Coatings Facility

    December 11, 2009
    The Lubrizol Corporation announced its decision to close its Chagrin Falls, OH overprint coatings manufacturing facility. This action to end production of Algan overprint coatings and varnishes was made after a complete and thorough business analysis…


  • Resinall, RUTGERS Announce JV

    December 11, 2009
    Resinall Europe bvba and RÜTGERS Germany GmbH announced the formation of Resinall Rutgers Resins GmbH as a joint venture company with registered office at Duisburg, Germany. The primary purpose of the JV will be the manufacture and sales of hydr…


  • Emerald Performance Materials Expands In Latin America

    December 11, 2009
    Emerald Performance Materials has opened a new subsidiary company, Emerald Latin America, SRL, in response to growing business needs in the region.            The new subsidiary will initially serve the Latin Amer…


  • R.M. Ferguson Acquires ICC

    November 13, 2009
    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…