Industry News

  • Novant Chemicals Appoints Northspec As Canadian Distributor

    July 24, 2009
    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…


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

    July 24, 2009
    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…


  • Lubrizol Launches Revamped Web Site

    June 11, 2009
    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…


  • Paragon Inks Names MET Print Solutions New North American Distributor

    June 11, 2009
    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…


  • Expansion of WACKER's Shanghai Technical Center Now Completed

    June 11, 2009
    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…


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

    June 3, 2009
    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…


  • DKSH Expands Into Scandinavia

    June 3, 2009
    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…


  • DSM Opens Factory for Waterborne Acrylic Resins

    June 3, 2009
    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…


  • ALTANA Acquires Additives Business of DyStar Group

    June 3, 2009
    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…


  • Univar Awarded ISO 14001 in the UK

    April 9, 2009
    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…


  • Cognis Opens Branch in New Zealand

    April 9, 2009
    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…


  • Coating & Ink Research Institute Hosts Open House

    April 9, 2009
    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…


  • Printing Industries of America Announces New Name and Logo

    March 12, 2009
    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.     …


  • Fenway Materials, Inc. Begins Operation

    March 12, 2009
    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…


  • Brookfield Engineering Acquires RheoTec Messtechnik GmbH

    March 12, 2009
    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/…