Industry News

  • 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…


  • Sartomer Company Plans Japanese Technical Center

    June 8, 2007
    Sartomer Company announced plans to open a new 356-square-meter (3,832-square- foot) technical center and office space in Yokohama, Japan, in December 2007. The facility will house Sartomer Japan, which opened in 2005 and is part of the Asian operati…


  • BYK-Chemie USA Acquires Bergen Materials, Corp.

    June 8, 2007
    BYK-Chemie USA Inc., Wallingford, CT, the U.S.-based subsidiary of BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel, member of ALTANA AG, acquired the business of Bergen Materials, Corp. a U.S.-based additives supplier serving customers in the paint and plastics industries. N…


  • Myers Engineering Adds New Representatives

    June 8, 2007
    Myers Engineering has restructured its sales network in several regions with additions of successful representative firms. Clayton Associates of Dallas, TX will cover Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. E.W. Kaufman, South Hampton, PA, will cove…


  • Rockwood Agrees to Acquire Global Pigments Business of Elementis

    June 8, 2007
    Rockwood Holdings, Inc. announced that Rockwood has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the global color pigments business of Elementis plc for approximately $140 million. The business had sales of approximately $172 million and EBITDA of $18 mi…


  • Sun Chemical Performance Pigments Division Announces Price Increases

    May 10, 2007
    Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments Division raised prices on dry and presscake pigments effective April 16, 2007 as follows: • Azo reds by $0.30/lb. • Azo yellows by $0.15/lb. • Violet 23 by $0.50/lb. Prices for dispersi…


  • Sartomer Announces Global Restructuring

    April 12, 2007
    Sartomer Company announced a corporate restructuring designed to enhance global customer support for companies with multinational operations. Sartomer’s new president, Dr. Luigi Colantuoni, announced the realignment.      …