Industry News

  • RPM Acquires Dane Special Effects Colorants Business

    January 11, 2007
    RPM International Inc. acquired the daylight fluorescent, phosphorescent and thermochromatic pigments business of The Dane Group. Located in Manchester, England, this business has annual revenues of approximately $20 million. Terms were not disclosed…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Launches New Websites

    January 11, 2007
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has relaunched its Imaging & Inks industry website (www.cibasc.com/imagingandinks) with new features, such as  fast access to information and services, new user-oriented technology entry route, new color, process sha…


  • RadTech North America, Latin America Sign Agreement

    January 11, 2007
    RadTech South America and RadTech International North America and have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance the technical and market development of ultraviolet and electron beam technology.       RadTech South America…


  • Penn Color, Asha Dispersions Form JV

    January 11, 2007
    Asha Dispersions PVT Ltd. of Mumbai, India, and Penn Color, Inc. of Doylestown, PA announce that a definite agreement has been reached for the formation of a joint venture.  The joint venture, Asha Penn Color PVT, Ltd., with headquarters in Mumb…


  • Sartomer Lifts Sales Control for Wingtack Resins

    January 11, 2007
    Sartomer Company is lifting sales control on its Wingtack resins product line. The sales control was declared in May due to worldwide events affecting the availability of C5 resin-making streams.         “We have also…


  • International Paper Agrees To Sell Arizona Chemical

    January 11, 2007
    International Paper has signed two definitive agreements related to the sales of its beverage packaging and Arizona Chemical businesses for combined proceeds of approximately $985 million. The transactions are both subject to certain adjustments and…


  • Cognis Expands Management Board

    December 13, 2006
    Cognis has appointed Paul Allen, executive vice president functional products, Stephane Baseden, executive vice president nutrition & health, and Richard Ridinger, executive vice president care chemicals, to the Management Board. This step has be…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Announces Price Increases

    December 13, 2006
    Effective Jan. 1, 2007, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Coating Effects Segment announces price increases across all of its product lines in response to rising costs of raw materials and energy.  Product lines affected are primarily used in the graphic…


  • Arez Announces Strategic Partnership with ResInvest

    December 13, 2006
    Arez announced that it has reached agreement with ResInvest to invest significant capital in Arez to expedite the growth of its resin business. ResInvest is part of the HCS group, based in Königstein, Germany.      “This a…


  • Sartomer President Nicholas Trainer, Senior VP John Potts to Retire

    December 13, 2006
    Nicholas Trainer, president of specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company, a division of TOTAL’s Chemicals branch, announced Nov. 14 he will retire from the company. Dr. Luigi Colantuoni, vice president of TOTAL’s Atotech Far East,…


  • Cambridge Viscosity Selects New Name, Logo

    November 16, 2006
    Cambridge Applied Systems, a pioneer in modern viscosity management technology, has changed its name to Cambridge Viscosity, Inc.      “Our new name better describes who we are and what we do,” said company president Rob…


  • OM Group Announces Appointments for Advanced Organics

    November 16, 2006
    OM Group, Inc.’s Advanced Organics business unit recently announced the appointment of CNX Distribution as its sales agent in Arkansas, and the M.F. Cachat Company as its sales agent for Tennessee.…


  • Rohm and Haas Names Chemcentral U.S. Distributor

    November 16, 2006
    Rohm and Haas has announced the move to a single U.S. distributor for its North American architectural and functional coatings business, effective Jan. 1, 2007.  Chemcentral, headquartered in Bedford Park, IL, will represent Rohm and Haas in the…


  • D.B. Becker Co. Appointed Exclusive Sales Rep for SI Group

    November 16, 2006
    D.B. Becker Co., Inc., Clinton, NJ, has been appointed exclusive sales representative for the SI Group, Electronics Specialties Division, located in Schenectady, N.Y.  IsoRads, radiation curable oligomers and IsoRad UV curable self-initiating ma…


  • Cytec Expanding Production of Acrylic Resins in North America

    November 16, 2006
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced the manufacturing start-up for select MACRYNAL high solids acrylic polyols and VIACRYL water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facility. The capital investment made at the Langley plant shoul…