Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Sun Chemical Announces Pigment Price Increases

    August 8, 2007
    Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments Division announced a price increase on pigments globally, effective immediately. The price increase affects classical azo and phthalo, high performance, pearlescents, preparations, and flushes between 5 and 3…


  • Ciba Announces Price Increases For Classical Pigments

    August 8, 2007
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals announced that the Coatings Effects Segment will initiate a price increase of between 10 and 20 percent for most classical pigments. Price increases will be effective immediately or as contracts allow.     …


  • Degussa Increases Prices Of HP Polymers, Monomers

    August 8, 2007
    The High Performance Polymers (HP) Business Unit of Degussa GmbH, Marl, Germany, has announced price increases for its Vestamid, Vestosint, Vestamelt, Trogamid, and Vestenamer product lines. Product prices will increase by 8 percent on average, depen…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Ciba Announces Price Increases for Lake Red C Pigments for Inks

    July 13, 2007
    Ciba has announced that the Business Line Imaging and Inks will initiate a price increase of 10 to 20 percent for its Lake Red C pigment products for ink applications. All price increases will be effective immediately or as contracts allow. This pric…


  • Tego Honors D.B. Becker As Distributor of the Year

    July 13, 2007
    D.B. Becker Co., Inc., Clinton, NJ, was named “Distributor of the Year” in North America by Tego Coating Additives & Specialty Resins, a division of Degussa. A growth of more than 30 percent that was achieved last year showed outstand…


  • Dow Announces Price Increase for Acrylates

    July 13, 2007
    The Dow Chemical Company and its affiliates announced price increases for acrylic acid and esters, also known as acrylic monomers or acrylates, effective July 1, 2007, or as otherwise allowed by individual contract terms.      Dow i…


  • Columbian Acquires Carbon Black Plant in China

    July 13, 2007
    Columbian Chemicals (Weifang) Holdings S.àr.l., completed the acquisition of Shandong Haihua Carbon Black Chemical Co., Ltd., located in Weifang, China. This acquisition represents Columbian’s first entry into the Chinese carbon black ma…


  • Safety Standard for Three-Roll Mills is Revised

    July 13, 2007
    An important revision to a safety standard affecting three roll printing ink mills was announced by NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAP…


  • FSCT Board of Directors Appoints Joseph Pontoski Executive Director

    July 13, 2007
    The FSCT Board of Directors has appointed Joseph S. Pontoski as FSCT executive director. He is replacing Robert F. Ziegler, who resigned from the position earlier this year. Mr. Pontoski has been serving in the capacity of the COO with the adde…