Industry News

  • Cognis Receives Eight Awards for Communications

    03.15.07
    Cognis has been recognized for its corporate communications with eight awards at three separate ceremonies. At this year’s League of American Communication Professionals (LACP) Spotlight Awards, the image brochure “A day in the life&rdquo…


  • Silberline Announces Price Increase

    03.15.07
    Effective March 31, 2007, Silberline will globally increase the price of all aluminum pigments by the equivalent of USD $0.20 per pound (€0.35 per kilogram). This increase is necessitated by significant increases in the costs of key raw material…


  • Membrana Names Agent for Liqui-Cel in Malaysia

    03.15.07
    Membrana has entered into an agency agreement with Nextech SDN BHD as the local sales agent responsible for selling and servicing Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors in Malaysia. Nextech has offices in Kuala Lumpur as well Penang which will offer Malaysian…


  • Sartomer Increases Methacrylate Monomer, Select Oligomer Prices

    02.06.07
    Sartomer Company increased the price of its methacrylate monomers and urethane acrylate oligomers effective Jan. 15, 2007 (or as contracts allow). Increases will vary by product line as follows: •Methacrylate  monomers increase will range…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Names New Representative

    02.06.07
    Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation announced its agreement with MorehouseCowles to represent its milling, particle analysis and tank washing equipment.      MorehouseCowles is located in Chino, CA, and has territorial responsibilities w…


  • Silberline Announces Price Increase

    02.06.07
    Effective March 31, 2007, Silberline will globally increase the price of all aluminum pigments by the equivalent of USD $0.20 per pound (€0.35 per kilogram).      This increase is necessitated by significant increases in the co…


  • TAG Polymers Upgrades Technology

    02.06.07
    TAG Polymers, an Austin, TX-based fluoropolymer processing business announced the completion of a technology upgrade of its manufacturing facility located in San Marcos, TX. The company which processes and manufactures fluoropolymer resins or micropo…


  • Keynote Speakers to Illustrate 'The Value of Color' At 2007 CPMA International Color Pigments Conference

    02.06.07
    Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs will illustrate vividly the conference theme, “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be held at…


  • Micro Powders Celebrates Its 35th-Year Anniversary

    02.06.07
    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY, in 1971, and then relocated to Scarsdale, NY. In 1989, the company moved its…


  • International Paper Agrees To Sell Arizona Chemical

    01.11.07
    International Paper has signed two definitive agreements related to the sales of its beverage packaging and Arizona Chemical businesses for combined proceeds of approximately $985 million. The transactions are both subject to certain adjustments and…


  • Sartomer Lifts Sales Control for Wingtack Resins

    01.11.07
    Sartomer Company is lifting sales control on its Wingtack resins product line. The sales control was declared in May due to worldwide events affecting the availability of C5 resin-making streams.         “We have also…


  • Penn Color, Asha Dispersions Form JV

    01.11.07
    Asha Dispersions PVT Ltd. of Mumbai, India, and Penn Color, Inc. of Doylestown, PA announce that a definite agreement has been reached for the formation of a joint venture.  The joint venture, Asha Penn Color PVT, Ltd., with headquarters in Mumb…


  • RadTech North America, Latin America Sign Agreement

    01.11.07
    RadTech South America and RadTech International North America and have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance the technical and market development of ultraviolet and electron beam technology.       RadTech South America…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Launches New Websites

    01.11.07
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has relaunched its Imaging & Inks industry website (www.cibasc.com/imagingandinks) with new features, such as  fast access to information and services, new user-oriented technology entry route, new color, process sha…


  • RPM Acquires Dane Special Effects Colorants Business

    01.11.07
    RPM International Inc. acquired the daylight fluorescent, phosphorescent and thermochromatic pigments business of The Dane Group. Located in Manchester, England, this business has annual revenues of approximately $20 million. Terms were not disclosed…


  • Sartomer President Nicholas Trainer, Senior VP John Potts to Retire

    12.13.06
    Nicholas Trainer, president of specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company, a division of TOTAL’s Chemicals branch, announced Nov. 14 he will retire from the company. Dr. Luigi Colantuoni, vice president of TOTAL’s Atotech Far East,…


  • Arez Announces Strategic Partnership with ResInvest

    12.13.06
    Arez announced that it has reached agreement with ResInvest to invest significant capital in Arez to expedite the growth of its resin business. ResInvest is part of the HCS group, based in Königstein, Germany.      “This a…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Announces Price Increases

    12.13.06
    Effective Jan. 1, 2007, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Coating Effects Segment announces price increases across all of its product lines in response to rising costs of raw materials and energy.  Product lines affected are primarily used in the graphic…


  • Cognis Expands Management Board

    12.13.06
    Cognis has appointed Paul Allen, executive vice president functional products, Stephane Baseden, executive vice president nutrition & health, and Richard Ridinger, executive vice president care chemicals, to the Management Board. This step has be…


  • Clariant, Songwon to End Antioxidants Cooperation

    11.16.06
    Clariant International Ltd. and Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.,Ulsan, Korea, announced they mutually agreed to end their cooperation in antioxidants after many years of a successful partnership as of Jan. 31, 2008. The decision is a result of a strategi…