Industry News

  • Dow Announces Price Increase for Epoxy Resins in North America

    11.18.05
    Effective Nov. 1, 2005, or as contract terms allow, the Epoxy Products and Intermediates business of Dow Chemical Company increased prices for all grades of epoxy resins sold in North America by $0.05 per pound.      Dow said the in…


  • Fitz Chem Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    11.18.05
    Fitz Chem Corporation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a multitude of special events planned throughout the year. Fitz Chem thanks employees, customers, suppliers and friends for all their support.      Robert Mila…


  • Pira International Acquires Intertech Corporation

    11.18.05
    Pira International has expanded its global services offering through the addition of Intertech Corporation’s conferences and publications business.      The acquisition enables Pira to develop its global information services of…


  • William J. French Appointed COO Of Elementis Specialties

    11.18.05
    William J. French has been appointed COO of Elementis Specialties, Inc. Mr. French previously held the position of Vice President of Elementis Specialties’ Coatings, Inks, Construction, Ceramics and Water Treatment group.     …


  • Nazdar Appoints Jim Davidson VP, International and OEM Sales

    11.18.05
    Nazdar announced that Jim Davidson has accepted the position of vice president of international and OEM sales. Mr. Davidson’s primary objective is to establish Nazdar as a global leader in the expanding number of international markets it serves…


  • Parelec Appoints Geva Barash CEO

    11.18.05
    Parelec Inc., a global leader in inks for fully additive printing of electronic circuits, appointed Geva Barash CEO. Mr. Barash brings the company worldwide industry knowledge in RFID as well as in graphic arts printing.      “…


  • Sartomer Appoints Vincent Vadot VP of Finance

    11.18.05
    Sartomer Company, part of Total’s Chemicals branch, has appointed Vincent Vadot as vice president of finance. Mr. Vadot is responsible for planning, organizing and controlling all financial activities for Sartomer. He reports directly to Nichol…


  • Wolstenholme Announces U.S.-Based Team

    11.18.05
    Wolstenholme International Inc. announced that several key personnel from the former MD-Both Industries have joined the company.           The following people will be based out of West Chicago, IL: Henry Brooks, execu…


  • Sun Chemical Performance Pigments to Instate Fuel Surcharge in North America

    11.18.05
    Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has announced a fuel surcharge on all North American shipments effective Nov. 15, 2005. The amount of the charge will be indexed against the average cost per gallon of diesel fuel based on a predetermined schedule an…


  • Phelps Dodge to Sell Columbian Chemicals Co.

    11.18.05
    Phelps Dodge Corp. announced Nov. 16 it has agreed to sell its Columbian Chemicals Co. subsidiary, a leading manufacturer of rubber and industrial carbon-black products, to a company owned jointly by One Equity Partners, a private equity affiliate of…


  • Rockwood Specialties Acquires Sud-Chemie Performance Additives Unit

    11.18.05
    Süd-Chemie AG, Munich, Germany reached an agreement Oct. 19 with Rockwood Specialties Group Inc., Princeton, NJ, to sell its Performance Additives Business Unit, which produces rheological additives for the paints and coatings industry. The sale…


  • Clariant, Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Set up HPP JV

    10.25.05
    Clariant’s pigments and additives division, Sulzbach, Ts., Germany and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd, Zhejiang Province, China, have announced that a joint venture agreement has been signed for the production of high-performance organic pigm…


  • Fuji Hunt, Pantone to Market Swatch Book

    10.25.05
    Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals, Inc. and Pantone, Inc. have announced the availability of the Pantone colors + Fuji Hunt coatings swatch book. This “first-of-its kind” swatch sampler provides graphic designers, merchandising display com…


  • Troy Corporation Announces Price Increase

    10.25.05
    Troy Corporation announced a price increase on its full line of Troykyd defoamers. This price increase reflects the continued escalation of costs for petroleum and other raw materials, energy, logistics, transportation and packaging. Effective July 1…


  • DuPont Appoints Glen Raven, George+Otto Friedrich, Redhill Inkjet

    10.25.05
    DuPont appointed Glen Raven Technical Fabrics LLC, Glen Raven, NC, as a marketing partner of DuPont Artistri digital printing for textiles.           Founded in 1880 with the production of colored woven fabrics, Glen R…


  • Ciba Celebrates Opening of Shanghai R&D Center

    10.25.05
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals marked the opening of its $20 million R&D center in Shanghai with an inauguration ceremony that included a senior management delegation from Ciba Specialty Chemicals, government officials from Shanghai, Swiss ambassador t…


  • Degussa Increases Prices For Fischer Tropsch Waxes

    10.25.05
    Degussa will increase the prices for its Fischer Tropsch waxes (Vestowax H 100, 1050, 200 and 2050) by an average of 9 percent effective June 1. This adjustment is necessary due to elevated energy, freight and logistic costs.…


  • Lyondell Increases Arcosolv PM Capacity

    10.25.05
    Lyondell Chemical Company has increased Arcosolv PM (propylene glycol methyl ether) capacity to meet increasing global customer demand.      Lyondell has upped the production of Arcosolv PM from 95,000 metric tons to 130,000 metric…


  • Degussa Acquires CYRO From JV Partner Cytec

    10.25.05
    Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, Germany, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Cytec Industries Inc.’s 50 percent holding in CYRO Industries, a joint venture established in 1976 between Degussa and Cytec. The sales price amounts to $95 milli…


  • Wolstenholme Announces Price Increases For Carbon Black Dispersions

    10.25.05
    Wolstenholme International Inc. has announced price increases for all of its carbon black dispersion products, effective July 1. The company will be implementing a 4 percent increase on water-based dispersions and a 6 percent increase on oil-based di…