Industry News

  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Closes on Acquisition of Penreco

    February 13, 2008
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. closed the acquisition of Penreco, a Texas general partnership, on Jan. 3, 2008 for approximately $267 million in cash, excluding customary post-closing purchase price adjustments.      Penre…


  • Cytec Announces Price Increases

    January 17, 2008
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced it is increasing the prices of its portfolio of UV/EB curable monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators in the Americas for orders shipped on or after Jan. 1, 2008. Prices will advance between 5 to 8 percent depending on…


  • Huber Announces Global Kaolin Price Increase

    January 17, 2008
    Huber Engineered Materials, part of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced a global price increase across its entire industrial specialties kaolin clay portfolio. The price increase was effective Jan. 1, 2008.      “Huber’s ka…


  • Sun Chemical Signs Distribution Agreement with Nantong Shanjing

    January 17, 2008
    Sun Chemical has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Nantong Shanjing Metallic Pigments Co., Ltd., a leading aluminum pigment manufacturer in China. This agreement allows Sun Chemical to market the Nantong Shanjing products for coat…


  • Lansco Colors Acquires Select Color Products

    January 17, 2008
    Lansco Colors, Montvale, NJ has recently acquired Dover, NJ-based Select Color Products. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Lansco Colors is a privately held company that  manufactures a broad range of organic and inorganic pigme…


  • RadTech Plans Cutting-Edge Technical Programming

    December 5, 2007
    With technical sessions including Green Chemistry, Renewable Resources, Impact of REACH, Nanomaterials, Kinetics, Electronics Chemistry, Graphic Arts, Wood Coatings, High Performance Coatings and more, RadTech, the Association for Ultraviolet (UV) an…


  • Archway Sales Acquires Deeks & Company

    December 5, 2007
    Archway Sales, Inc., St. Louis, MO, acquired Deeks & Company, Cincinnati, OH.      Deeks & Company is a specialty chemical distributor founded in 1937, and has served the Ohio Valley market for more than 70 years. The acquisi…


  • CPMA's 2008 International Color Pigments Conference To be Held in Chicago Area

    December 5, 2007
    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association’s (CPMA) 2008 International Color Pigments Conference, “Color Matters - New Business and New Products in a Global Marketplace” will be May 12-15, 2008 at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort…


  • Elementis Specialties Appoints Chemroy Canada

    December 5, 2007
    Elementis Specialties announced that effective Feb. 1, 2008, Chemroy Canada will be its Canadian distributor.      “We are pleased to appoint Chemroy Canada as our Canadian distributor and believe that they will provide a high…


  • Evonik Acquires All Interests in Degussa Engineered Carbons

    December 5, 2007
    Evonik Industries has acquired the remaining 50 percent shares in its former carbon black joint venture Degussa Engineered Carbons (DEC)  from ECI. DEC will now be a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of Evonik. “Carbon black is one of our st…


  • X-Rite Completes Acquisition of Pantone

    December 5, 2007
    X-Rite, Inc. has completed the purchase of Pantone, Inc. for a purchase price of $180 million.  The transaction was funded exclusively with cash, financed through new borrowings.      Pantone, Inc., headquartered in Carlstadt, N…


  • Plasticolors Acquires UCD Colorants Business

    November 6, 2007
    Plasticolors, Inc. has completed an asset purchase of the UCD Colorants products previously owned by Rohm & Haas. The purchase includes the UCD V-Line, Q-Line, HS-Line, E-Line, SF-Line, PS-Line, L-Line, W-Line and N-Line. The price of the UCD Col…


  • DataLase Awarded New Patent for its Innovative Marking Solutions

    November 6, 2007
    DataLase has been granted a patent for a new transparent pigment for application on clear films or substrates. This adds to the intellectual property that the company now holds in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.      The products have be…


  • Michelman Appoints Dowd and Guild

    November 6, 2007
    Michelman has chosen Dowd and Guild Inc. to represent its Chemical Specialties product line in the western U.S, including California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Arizona and Utah.      Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Dowd and Guild…


  • 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…