Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…