Industry News

  • Andritz Acquires Filtration Business Unit of NETZSCH

    October 10, 2005
    International technology group Andritz has signed an agreement to buy the filtration business unit of NETZSCH Group, based in Germany. The acquisition is subject to the approval by antitrust authorities, and is scheduled to close in July 2004.  …


  • Johnson Polymer, Crilen Enter Into Licensing Agreement

    October 10, 2005
    Johnson Polymer, Sturtevant, WI and Crilen, Buenos Aries, Argentina, have entered into a license agreement for the manufacturing of Johnson Polymer’s JONCRYL line of emulsion polymers.      Johnson Polymer entered into this ag…


  • MD-Both Industries Becomes Official MetalFX Distributor

    October 10, 2005
    Having introduced MetalFX technology together with a complete range of MetalFX base silver inks to North America 12 months ago, MD-Both Industries, West Chicago, IL has announced that it is an approved supplier and distributor of MetalFX Technologies…


  • Sartomer Company Increases Prices

    October 10, 2005
    Sartomer Company announced that effective June 1 (or as contracts allow), it will increase the prices of its monomers, oligomers, and photoinitiators by 10 percent.      According to Paul Elias, Sartomer’s business director of…


  • Johnson Polymer Announces Price Increase

    October 10, 2005
    Johnson Polymer, LLC announced a price increase of up to 3 cents per pound for emulsions and an average of 4 cents per pound for hard resins. These products are marketed under the trade name JONCRYL. The price change was effective May 15, 2004 in the…


  • E Ink Working on Electronic Paper Display Module

    October 10, 2005
    Royal Philips Electronics, Sony Corporation and E Ink Corporation announced the world’s first consumer application of an electronic paper display module in Sony’s new e-Book reader, LIBRIe. This first-ever Philips’ display utilizes…


  • Media Sciences Announces Seven New Product Lines

    October 10, 2005
    Media Sciences International, Inc., an independent manufacturer of generic supplies for digital color workgroup printers, announces seven new product lines for Tektronix/Xerox Phaser, Minolta-QMS and Epson color laser printers.     …


  • Palmer Holland Appointed By CasChem

    October 10, 2005
    Palmer Holland, Inc. has been appointed an authorized distributor for CasChem’s full line of castor oils and castor-based derivatives as well as Cocure Mercury Catalysts, Cotin Tin Catalysts and Coscat Bismuth and Bismuth/Zinc Blend Catalysts.…


  • Fitz Chem Named Distributor for Everlight, USA, Inc.

    October 10, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation, a leading Midwest distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, plastics, ink, construction and adhesives industries, announced it will represent the Everlight’s Eversorb benzophenone, benzotriazole and hinder…


  • Toppan's Industrial Ink Jet Printer Incorporates Fusion UV's Curing System

    October 10, 2005
    Toppan Printing Company, Ltd. has developed a high quality industrial use ink jet printer, which it will use in its internal printing facilities and which it will also begin selling to other printing companies. Toppan’s ink jet printer incorpor…


  • FPA Launches Industry Consultants and Services Directory

    October 10, 2005
    The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has launched its Industry Consultants and Services Directory. Each consulting company that participates is provided a full-page ad that will contain their company logo, a description of services, contact and s…


  • Craig Adhesives and Coatings Recertified ISO 9001:2000

    October 4, 2005
    Craig Adhesives and Coatings (CAC), a market leader in the formulation and manufacture of chemical technologies for the printing, packaging, and instant lottery ticket industries, announced that it has once again been certified as being in compliance…


  • Engelhard Expands Capabilities for New Effect and Functional Materials

    October 4, 2005
    Engelhard Corporation has formed an alliance with Prizmalite Industries Inc. to develop and market new effect and functional materials for a range of applications, including paints and coatings, plastics, printing inks, cosmetics and personal care pr…


  • Kelly Chemical to Represent Michelman

    October 4, 2005
    Michelman, Inc., an innovator in emulsion and dispersion technology, specializing in emulsions and dispersions with “Special Chemistry,” has named Kelly Chemical Corporation as exclusive agent for The People’s Republic of China. &n…


  • China Textile Information Center Partners With Pantone

    October 4, 2005
    Pantone, Inc. and the China Textile Information Center announced a licensing agreement to co-brand and co-market the Pantone for fashion and home color system as an integral part of the China National Color System (CNCS).      Panton…


  • Micro Powders Appoints Van Horn, Metz as its Mid-Atlantic Distributor

    September 19, 2005
    Effective February 2004, Micro Powders, Inc. appointed Van Horn, Metz & Co., Inc., Conshohocken, PA to distribute their product line of high-performance wax additives in the Mid-Eastern states. This territory includes eastern Pennsylvania, southe…


  • Testing Machines Earns ISO 17025-1999

    September 19, 2005
    Testing Machines Inc.’s (TMI) field service department has been accredited to ISO 17025-1999 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).      Mike Moore, quality manager for TMI, said that this accred…


  • Northspec Chemicals To Distribute DuPont Canada Line

    September 19, 2005
    DuPont Canada Inc. announced the appointment of Northspec Chemicals Corp. as a distributor of DuPont Zonyl fluorochemicals product line in Canada.      Zonyl fluorosurfactants are used to reduce surface tension at very low use level…


  • Ziegler Chemical & Mineral, Pioneer Asphalt Move

    September 19, 2005
    Ziegler Chemical & Mineral Corporation and Pioneer Asphalt Corporation are moving their office back across Jericho, and will be able to get its old telephone number back. Its phone number will once again become (516) 681-9600. Its new address wil…


  • Fusion UV Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certificate

    September 19, 2005
    Fusion UV Systems, Inc.’s Gaithersburg, MD facility has received the ISO 9001:2000 certificate for having met the requirements of the new ISO quality management system standard. The ISO 9001:2000 certificate is awarded to companies that can dem…