Industry News

  • RadTech Japan, RadTech North America Sign Landmark Agreement

    10.25.05
    RadTech North America and RadTech Japan have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to exchange information and expand activities in the technical and market development of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology.      &…


  • Elementis plc Sells Hardman Business

    10.25.05
    Elementis plc announced that it has agreed to sell its Hardman epoxy and urethane products business headquartered in Belleville, NJ, for a cash payment of approximately £7.8m ($14.8 million) to Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC.   …


  • Sartomer Increases Prices Of Norsolene, SMA Resins

    10.25.05
    Sartomer Company will increase the list and off-list prices of its Norsolene hydrocarbon resins by 6 cents per pound as of May 1. This increase is due to the continuing rising costs of raw materials and energy, as well as increasing costs associated…


  • Disti Kleen/Ink Paint Maker Set Up U.S. Operation

    10.25.05
    Ink/Paint Maker and Disti Kleen have formed Ink/Paint Maker USA, a joint venture in the U.S.      The Italian company will market its line of gravimetric color systems in North America. The company has established itself in New York…


  • Cognis Provides Online Access to Technical Data Via Chemidex

    10.25.05
    Cognis has added its products to the Chemidex Cybrary, a web-based search engine operated by Chemidex Inc. Existing and prospective Cognis customers now have access to comprehensive information and technical data on the company’s products. &n…


  • Inksolutions, LLC to acquire Bria Graphics, Inc.

    10.25.05
    Inksolutions, LLC, Elk Grove Village, IL, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bria Graphics, Inc., Hawthorne, CA.      The two companies will form a new varnish company in Los Angeles to service the lithographic ink companies on…


  • CCP Implements Sales Controls on Coatings Resins

    10.25.05
    Effective immediately, CCP’s Coatings Resins Group implemented a 2005 volume sales control program for all acrylic-containing coatings resins.  According to Dan Kile, vice president of polymers for CCP, the action is necessitated by the…


  • Sartomer Company to Increase Monomer and Oligomer Prices

    10.25.05
    Sartomer Company increased the   prices of its acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers effective March 15 (or as contracts allowed). Increases varied by product, and ranged from 11 to 27 cents per pound, or from 5 percent to 10 per…


  • OM Group Selects A.C. Zoller as Agent

    10.25.05
    OM Group, Inc. has selected an additional agent, the A.C. Zoller Company. Located in Oakmont, PA, Zoller will act as the sole agent in the Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia), western New York and West Virginia markets.      Specia…


  • John Erbeck Named MD-Both Regional Sales Manager of the Year

    10.25.05
    MD-Both Industries announced that John Erbeck has been named MD-Both Industries’ Sales Manager of the Year for 2004. Mr. Erbeck received the award in recognition and appreciation of his tremendous contributions, hard work, enthusiasm and outsta…


  • Harper Celebrates First Anniversary Of Intense Flexo Training

    10.25.05
    In keeping with its dedication to flexo education, Harper Corporation of America is marking the completion of the first year of its “Basics of Flexo” class.      “We initiated this class at Central Piedmont Communit…


  • Bomar Appoints West Coast Sales Agent

    10.25.05
    Bomar Specialties Company has announced an agreement with the firm of Dorsett & Jackson to represent Bomar’s UV/EB cure oligomers in the western states. Joe Leon, general manager, said that with this arrangement, Bomar will now have a stron…


  • Degussa Honors Palmer Holland

    10.25.05
    Degussa has honored Palmer Holland, Inc., with the Outstanding Aerosil Fumed Silica Distributor Performance Award, 2004, for excellence in sales.…


  • GMZ Inc. Receives Honors for 2004

    10.25.05
    Four chemical manufacturers recognized GMZ Inc. for its successes in 2004. Air Products and Chemicals, epoxy curing agents division, awarded GMZ Inc. “Distributor of the Year.” Noveon – Hilton Davis awarded GMZ “Distributor of…


  • Rohm and Haas Selects Site for New China R&D Center

    10.25.05
    Rohm and Haas Company announced that it has selected the site for its new China Research and Development Center in Shanghai.      Located on more than eight acres in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area District, the new sit…


  • Magruder Color Announces Agreement to Sell Chips from Chimigraf

    10.25.05
    Magruder Color has signed an agreement with Chimigraf Iberica S.L. to be its exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada for nitrocellulose, polyamide and vinyl chips. Chimigraf, located in Barcelona, Spain, is one of the leading manufacturers and s…


  • Sartomer Supports Tsunami Relief Efforts

    10.25.05
    In response to the tsunami disaster, Sartomer Company has organized a matching donation program for employees who wish to support the American Red Cross relief efforts. As part of the program, Sartomer will match employee donations 100 percent throug…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Names Representatives

    10.25.05
    Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation has named three new Equipment Representatives:      Ronald Oberstar of Fortune International Technology, Bay Village, OH, has territorial responsibilities which include the areas of Kentucky, Ohio, Wes…


  • Surface Specialties Tops Industry Safety Record

    10.25.05
    Surface Specialties, Inc. announced that three of its North America production sites have achieved all-time safety records. Two plants have achieved “zero” lost-time incidents for more than 11 consecutive years, while a third has just rec…


  • Mixing Uniformity, Dispersion Stability are Topics at Seminar

    10.25.05
    Professionals interested in gaining deeper insight into the methods required to achieve improved batch-to-batch uniformity or dispersion stability should attend the two-day seminar “Consistent Mixing and Dispersing: The Theory and Technology of…