Industry News

  • TMI Group Acquires BQM Technology From XQ Innovations

    November 6, 2007
    The TMI Group of Companies has acquired BQM-1, a new measurement device invented by XQ Innovations, Australia. “The company has produced successful trials with the BQM measurement device at several international research groups and corrugate…


  • LANXESS Forms JV with Ineos, Divests Borchers GmbH to OM Group

    November 6, 2007
    LANXESS has successfully completed two portfolio adjustments. Effective Sept. 30, 2007, the former Lustran Polymers business unit became part of INEOS ABS, a newly formed joint venture with British chemicals group INEOS.      LANXES…


  • Cytec Announces Price Increases

    November 6, 2007
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced it is increasing the prices of selected UV/EB curable specialty monomers, specialty oligomers and photoinitiators in the Americas for orders shipped on or after Oct. 15, 2007. Prices will advance between 5 to 7 percent…


  • Cray Valley Opens Hydrocarbon Resins Lab

    November 6, 2007
    Cray Valley announced the opening of a 900-square-foot hydrocarbon resins lab at its existing Exton, PA facility. The new lab enables the company to increase product research, raw material evaluation and new product development.     …


  • Wacker Polymers Raises Prices For Functional Binders Worldwide

    November 6, 2007
    Wacker Polymers raised its prices worldwide for Pioloform, Polyviol, Vinnacoat, Vinnapas solid resins and Vinnol surface coating resins. The increase averages 10 percent, and, unless otherwise agreed, came into force on Nov, 1, 2007. This measure has…


  • Evonik Industries Introduced

    October 11, 2007
    Germany now has a new industrial group: Evonik Industries has arrived. At the company headquarters in Essen, Dr. Werner Müller, CEO of the entity previously operating under the name of RAG Beteiligungs-AG, presented the new brand with which Evon…


  • Bomar Expands Manufacturing Capacity

    October 11, 2007
    Joseph Leon, general manager of Bomar Specialties, announced that the company will move from its original site in Winsted, CT to larger facilities in nearby Torrington. The new plant will be fully operational by the end of October.    &nb…


  • Deacom Selected as a Leading Supply Chain Software Provider

    October 11, 2007
    Deacom, Inc. has been recognized by the 2007 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. Deacom specializes in simplifying and managing the complex business process issues of mid-sized paint, ink and coatings manufacturers.      Deacom…


  • Ron and Katherine Harper Earn PIA/GATF's Education Awards of Excellence

    October 11, 2007
    Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives. The awards are presented annually to an academic repre…


  • Cognis Retains M&A Specialists for Review Of Pulcra Chemicals

    October 11, 2007
    Cognis announced that it has invited mergers and acquisitions specialists Lincoln International to conduct a review of the strategic options for its Pulcra Chemicals subsidiary.      On July 1, 2007, Cognis’ Process Chemicals…


  • Huber Issues New Release of Industrial Kaolin Brochure

    September 19, 2007
    Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), part of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced a second release of its technical brochure discussing its kaolin clay for use in industrial applications (non-paper).      “We originally produced the…


  • TOTAL's Global Hydrocarbon Resins Business Unit to Market Under the Cray Valley Name

    August 8, 2007
    The global hydrocarbon resins business unit of TOTAL’s chemical branch will be marketed in the Americas under the Cray Valley name, effective July 1. Sartomer and Cray Valley, sister companies within TOTAL Chemicals, jointly announced the move…


  • Degussa Doubles Carbon Black Capacity in Brazil

    August 8, 2007
    Degussa GmbH has doubled its production plant capacity for carbon black in Paulinia, Brazil, to 100,000 tons per year. With the expansion of capacity in Paulinia, Degussa is augmenting its position as the world’s second largest manufacturer of…


  • Harper Corporation Names New Agent in Brazil

    August 8, 2007
    Harper Corporation of America announced that it has chosen Uniplastic Ind e Com Ltda of Brazil to be the exclusive agent for Harper anilox products in Brazil.      Uniplastic is a privately owned company offering high quality produc…


  • Clariant Announces Price Increases

    August 8, 2007
    Clariant announced further increases of various product segments of the Textile, Leather and Paper Chemicals, Pigments and Additives as well as Functional Chemicals Division with immediate effect.      A continued high level of crude…