Industry News

  • Two Sun Chemical Plants Receive SOCMA Award

    January 13, 2006
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (SOCMA) awarded its 2005 Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S) Achievement Award to two of Sun Chemical Corporation’s pigment manufacturing facilities: Muskegon, M…


  • Keim-Additec Surface USA Names Representatives

    January 13, 2006
    Keim-Additec Surface USA has announced the selection of several companies as technical sales representatives for its wax product lines.       CheMarCo Inc., based in Greenville, SC, is representing the Southeast portion of the U…


  • Cytec Surface Specialties Announces Fuel Surcharge for Americas

    January 13, 2006
    Effective Dec. 1, 2005, the Cytec Surface Specialties businesses implemented a line item fuel surcharge of $.03 per kg. on every shipment for which Cytec is responsible for freight.      The surcharge will apply to radiation curable…


  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals To Raise Prices On Resins And Other Ink Ingredients

    January 13, 2006
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. announced that it will raise prices in the Americas effective Jan. 1, 2006 for various resins and ingredients used in formulating printing inks. “Ongoing cost increases for both raw materials and energy make…


  • Dow Corning Names Chemcentral 2004 Supplier of the Year

    December 12, 2005
    Chemcentral has been named 2004 Supplier of the Year by Dow Corning Corporation. This award recognizes Chemcentral’s commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.      Chemcentral was the only one of 8,000 suppliers to D…


  • FSCT Announces ICE 2006 Schedule, Expands Space

    December 12, 2005
    The FSCT has announced that ICE 2006 will be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, from Nov. 1-3, 2006. Originally scheduled for Chicago, ICE 2006 was rescheduled due to insufficient exhibit space in Chicago. FSCT will also hold it…


  • Rockwood Specialties Acquires Sud-Chemie Performance Additives Unit

    November 18, 2005
    Süd-Chemie AG, Munich, Germany reached an agreement Oct. 19 with Rockwood Specialties Group Inc., Princeton, NJ, to sell its Performance Additives Business Unit, which produces rheological additives for the paints and coatings industry. The sale…


  • Phelps Dodge to Sell Columbian Chemicals Co.

    November 18, 2005
    Phelps Dodge Corp. announced Nov. 16 it has agreed to sell its Columbian Chemicals Co. subsidiary, a leading manufacturer of rubber and industrial carbon-black products, to a company owned jointly by One Equity Partners, a private equity affiliate of…


  • Sun Chemical Performance Pigments to Instate Fuel Surcharge in North America

    November 18, 2005
    Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has announced a fuel surcharge on all North American shipments effective Nov. 15, 2005. The amount of the charge will be indexed against the average cost per gallon of diesel fuel based on a predetermined schedule an…


  • Wolstenholme Announces U.S.-Based Team

    November 18, 2005
    Wolstenholme International Inc. announced that several key personnel from the former MD-Both Industries have joined the company.           The following people will be based out of West Chicago, IL: Henry Brooks, execu…


  • Sartomer Appoints Vincent Vadot VP of Finance

    November 18, 2005
    Sartomer Company, part of Total’s Chemicals branch, has appointed Vincent Vadot as vice president of finance. Mr. Vadot is responsible for planning, organizing and controlling all financial activities for Sartomer. He reports directly to Nichol…


  • Parelec Appoints Geva Barash CEO

    November 18, 2005
    Parelec Inc., a global leader in inks for fully additive printing of electronic circuits, appointed Geva Barash CEO. Mr. Barash brings the company worldwide industry knowledge in RFID as well as in graphic arts printing.      “…


  • Nazdar Appoints Jim Davidson VP, International and OEM Sales

    November 18, 2005
    Nazdar announced that Jim Davidson has accepted the position of vice president of international and OEM sales. Mr. Davidson’s primary objective is to establish Nazdar as a global leader in the expanding number of international markets it serves…


  • William J. French Appointed COO Of Elementis Specialties

    November 18, 2005
    William J. French has been appointed COO of Elementis Specialties, Inc. Mr. French previously held the position of Vice President of Elementis Specialties’ Coatings, Inks, Construction, Ceramics and Water Treatment group.     …


  • Pira International Acquires Intertech Corporation

    November 18, 2005
    Pira International has expanded its global services offering through the addition of Intertech Corporation’s conferences and publications business.      The acquisition enables Pira to develop its global information services of…