Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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.     …


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

    February 3, 2009
    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

    February 3, 2009
    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

    February 3, 2009
    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

    February 3, 2009
    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

    December 3, 2008
    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

    December 3, 2008
    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

    December 3, 2008
    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

    December 3, 2008
    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

    November 7, 2008
    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

    November 7, 2008
    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

    November 7, 2008
    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

    November 7, 2008
    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…


  • Eastman Chemical Appoints Univar Canada

    November 7, 2008
    Univar Specialties announced that Eastman Chemical Company has appointed Univar Canada Ltd. as its exclusive distributor for their domestic and imported LTL hydrocarbon resin business. This change was effective Sept. 1, 2008.      Un…