Industry News

  • Micro Powders Celebrates Its 35th-Year Anniversary

    February 6, 2007
    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY, in 1971, and then relocated to Scarsdale, NY. In 1989, the company moved its…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Clariant, Songwon to End Antioxidants Cooperation

    November 16, 2006
    Clariant International Ltd. and Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.,Ulsan, Korea, announced they mutually agreed to end their cooperation in antioxidants after many years of a successful partnership as of Jan. 31, 2008. The decision is a result of a strategi…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Names New Representatives

    November 16, 2006
    Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation has named two new equipment representatives.      Daniyel Firestone with Norstone, Inc., Wyncote, PA, has territorial responsibilities which include the areas of eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jer…


  • EPA Qualification Helps Cytec Speed Eco-Friendly Products to the Market

    November 16, 2006
    Cytec was recently named the first company to qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Sustainable Futures program, which includes approval for a shortened regulatory review process for certain new products. As a result, the…


  • IdeOn LLC Specializes in Packaging, Label Segments

    November 16, 2006
    A group of leading experts in ink and printing technology announced the formation of IdeOn LLC (www.ideonllc.com), a new company specializing in technical solutions for the packaging and label segments of the printing industry.     …