Industry News

  • Hockmeyer Equipment Names New Representatives

    November 16, 2006
    Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation has named two new equipment representatives.      Daniyel Firestone with Norstone, Inc., Wyncote, PA, has territorial responsibilities which include the areas of eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jer…


  • EPA Qualification Helps Cytec Speed Eco-Friendly Products to the Market

    November 16, 2006
    Cytec was recently named the first company to qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Sustainable Futures program, which includes approval for a shortened regulatory review process for certain new products. As a result, the…


  • IdeOn LLC Specializes in Packaging, Label Segments

    November 16, 2006
    A group of leading experts in ink and printing technology announced the formation of IdeOn LLC (www.ideonllc.com), a new company specializing in technical solutions for the packaging and label segments of the printing industry.     …


  • Pitman Company Named National Distributor For Rad-Cure Corporation

    November 16, 2006
    National Distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation Pitman Company has been named national distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of UV curable coatings and adhesives, as well as specialty aqueous products for the narrow web…


  • Cytec Expanding Production of Acrylic Resins in North America

    November 16, 2006
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced the manufacturing start-up for select MACRYNAL high solids acrylic polyols and VIACRYL water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facility. The capital investment made at the Langley plant shoul…


  • D.B. Becker Co. Appointed Exclusive Sales Rep for SI Group

    November 16, 2006
    D.B. Becker Co., Inc., Clinton, NJ, has been appointed exclusive sales representative for the SI Group, Electronics Specialties Division, located in Schenectady, N.Y.  IsoRads, radiation curable oligomers and IsoRad UV curable self-initiating ma…


  • Rohm and Haas Names Chemcentral U.S. Distributor

    November 16, 2006
    Rohm and Haas has announced the move to a single U.S. distributor for its North American architectural and functional coatings business, effective Jan. 1, 2007.  Chemcentral, headquartered in Bedford Park, IL, will represent Rohm and Haas in the…


  • OM Group Announces Appointments for Advanced Organics

    November 16, 2006
    OM Group, Inc.’s Advanced Organics business unit recently announced the appointment of CNX Distribution as its sales agent in Arkansas, and the M.F. Cachat Company as its sales agent for Tennessee.…


  • Cambridge Viscosity Selects New Name, Logo

    November 16, 2006
    Cambridge Applied Systems, a pioneer in modern viscosity management technology, has changed its name to Cambridge Viscosity, Inc.      “Our new name better describes who we are and what we do,” said company president Rob…


  • Clariant Announces Price Increases

    October 10, 2006
    In response to rising costs of raw materials, energy, and logistics, the Pigments & Additives Division of Clariant announced global price increases for several of its products, effective Oct. 1, 2006.      The Pigments & Addi…


  • Cytec Announces Price Increases on Amino and Phenolic Resins in Americas

    October 10, 2006
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced that it is increasing prices in North and South America of its Cymel, Aerotex, Melurac and Cyrez amino resins, and of its Alvonol phenolic resins. The increases took effect on Sept. 15, 2006.      …


  • Sartomer Names J.H. Calo Company as Wingtack Resin Distributor

    October 10, 2006
    Sartomer Company announced that J.H. Calo Company, Westbury, NY, has been named the newest distributor of its Wingtack resin line. Sartomer acquired the tackifying resin line from Goodyear in 2005.       J.H. Calo will be respo…


  • Resinall Europe, Megara Resins Announce Agreement

    October 10, 2006
    Resinall Europe, BVBA and Megara Resins, SA announced the establishment of a manufacturing and sales agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Megara will manufacture modified rosin resins for Resinall’s exclusive sale and distribution into…


  • Membrana, Hager + Elsasser Announce Agreement

    October 10, 2006
    Membrana announced that an agreement has been reached with Hager + Elsässer GmbH (formerly Ondeo Industrial Solutions GmbH) relating to Hager + Elsässer’s European patent EP 0 899 239. The patent applies to the treatment of water wher…


  • Cognis Consolidates European Manufacture of DSX Rheology Additive

    October 10, 2006
    To meet the rising demand for environmentally friendly high-performance rheology additives, Cognis has now consolidated the European production of its DSX range of rheology additives at its site in Castellbisbal, near Barcelona.     …


  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals To Rebrand Latex Products Under Axilat Name

    October 10, 2006
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals is renaming its full range of polymer dispersions in Europe and redispersible powders globally under the new brand name, Axilat.      “With our recent purchase of the polymer dispersions business from…


  • Pitman Company Acquires Charrette LLC

    October 10, 2006
    Pitman Company has acquired Charrette LLC. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.      Charrette LLC becomes a division of the Pitman Company and will continue to operate under the Charrette name. John J. Ford III (“Jack&…


  • C.P. Hall Appoints Chemcentral Australia Pty., Ltd. as Distributor

    October 10, 2006
    Chemcentral Australia Pty., Ltd. announced that it is now representing the C.P. Hall Company in Australia and New Zealand.      The C. P. Hall Company is a leading supplier of performance additives to the polymer and personal care in…


  • Buhler Takes Over IdraPrince

    September 13, 2006
    On Aug. 10, 2006, Buhler took over IdraPrince, Holland, MI. With this move, Buhler is taking an important step in the expansion of its die casting division.      Through its consistent alignment with the market and through its innova…


  • Cytec Announces Price Increases on Radcure Resins in the Americas

    September 13, 2006
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced it is increasing prices of its Radcure epoxy acrylate resins by $0.10 per pound for its undiluted grades, and by $0.06-$0.08 per pound for its diluted grades.      The increases took effect Aug. 15, 20…