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  • Cognis Offers Sustainable, High-Performance Solutions at 2007 ECS

    At the 2007 European Coatings show to be held May 8 through 10 in Nuremberg, Germany, Cognis’ Functional Products business unit will be presenting market-ready concepts for a variety of applications in the paints, coatings and inks industry. Am…
    04.12.07

  • Univar to Acquire CHEMCENTRAL

    Univar N.V., a world leader in chemical distribution, today announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Univar USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Chemcentral Corporation for approximately $600 million in cash, includin…
    04.12.07

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    INX's Rick Clendenning Receives Ault Award from NAPIM

    Christopher Bonk, William Curtin, Salvatore Moscuzza, Dan Neese, Diane Parisi, Anthony Renzi and George Sickinger honored
    04.03.07

  • Wacker Opens Technical Center in Singapore

    To strengthen its Asian presence, the Wacker Group has opened a new technical center in Singapore. The facility will serve as a regional Center of Excellence for construction polymers, silicone emulsions, silicone resins and antifoam agents, the main…
    03.15.07

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Acquires ColorViz SAS

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has acquired ColorViz SAS, a French start-up company with which it has cooperated since 2005. With know-how in CAD software development and material application, ColorViz has developed unique technology solutions for 3-D visu…
    03.15.07

  • Cognis Receives Eight Awards for Communications

    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…
    03.15.07

  • Silberline Announces Price Increase

    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…
    03.15.07

  • Membrana Names Agent for Liqui-Cel in Malaysia

    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…
    03.15.07

  • Sartomer Increases Methacrylate Monomer, Select Oligomer Prices

    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…
    02.06.07

  • Hockmeyer Equipment Names New Representative

    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…
    02.06.07

  • Silberline Announces Price Increase

    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…
    02.06.07

  • TAG Polymers Upgrades Technology

    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…
    02.06.07

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

    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…
    02.06.07

  • Micro Powders Celebrates Its 35th-Year Anniversary

    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…
    02.06.07

  • International Paper Agrees To Sell Arizona Chemical

    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…
    01.11.07

  • Sartomer Lifts Sales Control for Wingtack Resins

    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…
    01.11.07

  • Penn Color, Asha Dispersions Form JV

    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…
    01.11.07

  • RadTech North America, Latin America Sign Agreement

    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…
    01.11.07

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Launches New Websites

    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…
    01.11.07

  • RPM Acquires Dane Special Effects Colorants Business

    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…
    01.11.07