Industry News

  • Artwork Systems, Stork Prints Announce Partnership

    May 18, 2006
    Artwork Systems Group N.V., a world leader in professional prepress software, and Stork Prints, leaders in direct laser technology, announced a partnership agreement with the aim of enhancing the workflow in the pre-production stages of Stork’s…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Appoints Tri-iso, Inc.

    May 18, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has appointed Tri-iso, Inc. as its West Coast distributor for Ciba coatings effects pigments, UV absorbers, hindered amine light stabilizers, antioxidants, photoinitiators and optical brighteners for the paint and coatings ma…


  • Degussa Completes H12MDI Plant on Schedule

    May 18, 2006
    The Coatings & Colorants Business Unit of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, considerably strengthened its product portfolio in December with the on-schedule completion of a plant producing Vestanat H12MDI. “We’re happy that &nd…


  • TAG Polymers Upgrades Technology

    May 18, 2006
    TAG Polymers, an Austin, TX-based fluoropolymer processing business, announced the completion of a technology upgrade of its manufacturing facility located in San Marcos, TX. The company, which processes and manufactures fluoropolymer resins or micro…


  • Columbian Chemicals Announces New Ownership

    May 18, 2006
    Columbian Chemicals Co. announced March 17 that South Korean-based DC Chemical Co. Ltd., and One Equity Partners, a private equity affiliate of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., completed the purchase of the company from Phelps Dodge Corp. under the agree…


  • Q-Panel Changes Name to Q-Lab

    April 10, 2006
    Q-Panel Lab Products is celebrating its 50th anniversary by changing its name to Q-Lab Corporation, which the company believes better expresses the company’s focus.      Q-Lab Corporation now consists of two divisions: Q-Lab I…


  • New RadTech Board Members Announced

    April 10, 2006
    RadTech-The Association for UV and EB Technology, welcomes new board members for the new year – Mike Idacavage of Cytec Surface Specialties; Petra L’Abbe, PPG Industries, Inc.; Howard Ragin, Craig Adhesives & Coatings; Mark Tilley, DS…


  • Tom Dunn, Printpack Inc., Confirmed for a Second Two-year Term by RadTech

    April 10, 2006
    Tom Dunn, Printpack Inc., was confirmed for a second two-year term by RadTech. “With manufacturing technology facing unprecedented competitive and regulatory challenges, ultraviolet and electron beam processes offer unique productivity enhanci…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals To Sell Textile Effects Business to Huntsman

    March 14, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Textile Effects business to Huntsman Corporation for a consideration of CHF 332 million ($253 million), in cash and assumed debt. The divestment is expected to be concluded…


  • Johnson Polymer LLC Acquires JV from Toyo Ink

    March 14, 2006
    Johnson Polymer LLC has reached an amicable agreement with its partner, Toyo Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd., to purchase its remaining shares of the companies’ long standing joint venture, Johnson Polymer Corporation (JPC), the leading supplier of water-bas…


  • Deeks & Co. Inc to Represent Tego Coating & Ink Additives

    March 14, 2006
    Goldschmidt Chemical Company has appointed Deeks & Co. Inc. as its new distributor in the Southeast for its Tego Coating & Ink Additive subsidiary. Initially, Deeks will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tenness…


  • Sartomer Opens Japan Office

    March 14, 2006
    Sartomer Company announced the opening of Sartomer Japan in Tokyo. Part of the Sartomer Asia division, the new office will serve formulators and chemists throughout Japan, providing technical and sales support for Sartomer’s entire line of spec…


  • ISP to Acquire Biocide Business Of Milker & Gruning

    March 14, 2006
    International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP) announced that, through one of its subsidiaries, it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the biocide business of Milker & Grüning GmbH (M&G). The transaction, which is exp…


  • Lyondell Announces Price Increases for Titanium Dioxide Products

    February 6, 2006
    Lyondell Chemical Company increased its prices for all rutile and anatase Tiona titanium dioxide (TiO2) products sold to all end-use markets worldwide, effective Jan. 1, 2006, or as contracts allow. Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Inc., a Lyondell com…


  • Clariant Changes Sandospers to Flexonyl

    February 6, 2006
    Effective January 1, 2006, Sandospers WF pigment preparations from Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division are sold under the new brand name Flexonyl WF. The pigment preparations are particularly recommended for the production of water-bas…