Industry News


  • S.P. Morell Named Agent of the Year by King Industries

    S.P. Morell and Company, a specialty chemicals distributor and manufacturers representative of raw materials to the coating, ink and adhesive industries, was recently named “Agent of the Year” by King Industries for contributions toward s…
    10.25.05

  • uv.eb West 2005 Set For Feb. 10-11 in L.A.

    Is UV or EB curing technology part of your operation?   Should it be?  Learn “why” and “how” companies in several industries are rapidly transitioning to UV and EB technology at uv.eb West 2005, which will be he…
    10.25.05

  •  Sun Chemical Performance Pigments to Raise Prices

    Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments group has announced price increases of 5 to 10 percent on pigments and pigment preparations. The increases apply to products sold to the ink, plastics, coatings and some specialty markets on a global basis.…
    10.24.05

  • Sartomer to Increase Monomer, Oligomer and Norsolene Resin Prices

    Sartomer increased the prices of its acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers effective Dec. 1, or as contracts allow. Increases will vary by product, and will range from 5 to 8 percent.      According to Paul Elias, Sartome…
    10.24.05

  • Additives | Flushed Colors and Pigments

    Clariant Announces Higher Prices for Pigments and Additives

    Effective Dec. 1, the pigments and additives division of Clariant will increase the prices up to 20 percent for products in its pigment and additive product portfolio. The main reasons for the price increase are the rising costs for raw materials, en…
    10.24.05

  • Johnson Polymer Discontinues Alliance With Essential Industries

    Johnson Polymer, LLC will discontinue its global technical and commercial alliance with Essential Industries of Merton, WI, effective Dec. 31, 2004.  The companies joined forces to leverage their polyurethane chemistry capabilities in April 2001…
    10.24.05

  • Engelhard to Increase Prices for Specialty Kaolin-Based Products

    Engelhard Corporation announced it is raising worldwide prices for all specialty kaolin-based pigments for industrial markets, including coatings, inks, polymers and related industries, effective Dec. 1, 2004 or as soon as contracts permit. This incr…
    10.24.05

  • Cognis, Eternal Chemical Announce Energy Cure JV

    Cognis and Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd., Taiwan, announced the formation of a manufacturing joint venture for energy cure products. The joint venture – Eternal Specialty Chemical (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd – will be located in Zhuhai, Peoples Republi…
    10.24.05

  • Seminar Set on Consistent Mixing, Uniform Quality

    Professionals in the mixing industry are invited to attend “Consistent Mixing: The Key to Uniform Quality,” to be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-21, 2005.      Keynote speaker Peter Holman, P.E., president of Holman Engineer…
    10.24.05

  • Sartomer Increases Monomer, Oligomer and Photoinitiator Prices

    Sartomer Company increased the prices of its monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators as of Sept. 1, 2004. This announcement follows an earlier price increase, which was effective June 1, 2004.      According to Paul Elias, Sartomer&r…
    10.24.05

  • Johnson Polymer, LLC Announces Price Increase

    Johnson Polymer, LLC announced a per pound price increase of  5 cents per pound for emulsions, 3 cents for solutions, 5 cents for additives, and 9 cents per pound for solid resins. These products are marketed under the trade name Joncryl. The pr…
    10.24.05

  • Wolstenholme Announces Price Increases on Black Dispersions

    Wolstenholme International Inc. is committed to being a long-term supplier of high quality carbon black dispersions and providing high levels of service and support for its customers.  However, in order to do that, company officials say they can…
    10.24.05

  • Fitz Chem Adds Territory For Wacker Polymer

    Fitz Chem Corporation announced that Wacker Polymer Systems has expanded its territory to include Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and the entire state of Illinois. Fitz Chem’s current territory for Wacker includes the states of Indiana, Northern Ill…
    10.24.05

  • Michelman Acquires Assets From Proman Coatings Ltd.

    Michelman, Inc. recently acquired the technology and related water-based coating assets from the former joint venture Proman Coatings Ltd. Michelman believes the integration of the Michelman and Proman technologies will reinforce their position as a…
    10.24.05

  • Rockwood Pigments to Acquire Business of Johnson Matthey

    Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, Rockwood Pigments (U.K.) Limited, has acquired the Pigments and Dispersions business of Johnson Matthey Plc for approximately $50 million.      The Pigments and Dispersions busine…
    10.24.05

  • UV Composites Group Formed by RadTech

    RadTech, the only North American trade association dedicated to the advancement of UV curing technology, recently expanded its organization by adding a Composites Focus Group.  The group is dedicated to aiding in the safe adoption of UV technolo…
    10.24.05

  • Johnson Polymer Announces Partnership in Middle East, Africa

    Johnson Polymer has taken an important step forward in offering more service to the coatings and printing and packaging industries in the Middle East and Africa by setting up a new alliance to bring more value to the industry and to improve customer…
    10.24.05

  • Keim-Additec Surface USA, LLC Formed

    Helmut Keim of Keim-Additec Surface, GmbH, Kirchberg, Germany, has announced the formation of Keim-Additec Surface USA, LLC.      Keim-Additec Surface, GmbH is a leading European producer of innovative and high quality wax micro dis…
    10.24.05

  • Sartomer's Chatom, AL Plant Recommended for ISO 9001:2000 Registration

    Sartomer Company today announced that the British Standards Institute, Reston, VA, has recommended its Chatom, AL plant for ISO 9001:2000 registration.      The Chatom plant is Sartomer’s seventh facility to be ISO registered…
    10.24.05

  • Degussa's Business Unit Specialty Acrylics Adjusts Prices of Coating Materials

    Roehm GmbH & Co. KG, a fully owned subsidiary of Degussa AG, has announced the worldwide implementation of a price increase for all acrylic coating raw materials. The price increase of E0.12/kg on a 100 percent polymer basis shall cover the signi…
    10.24.05