Industry News

  • Fitz Chem Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    November 18, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a multitude of special events planned throughout the year. Fitz Chem thanks employees, customers, suppliers and friends for all their support.      Robert Mila…


  • Dow Announces Price Increase for Epoxy Resins in North America

    November 18, 2005
    Effective Nov. 1, 2005, or as contract terms allow, the Epoxy Products and Intermediates business of Dow Chemical Company increased prices for all grades of epoxy resins sold in North America by $0.05 per pound.      Dow said the in…


  • TAGA Aligns With PIA/GATF

    November 18, 2005
    TAGA, The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, announced that it has entered into an administrative relationship with the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), moving its headquarters from RIT to PIA/GATF…


  • Tartan Color & Chemical To Represent Wolstenholme

    November 18, 2005
    Wolstenholme International Inc., West Chicago, IL, announced that Tartan Color & Chemical, Inc. is exclusively representing the company’s metallic ink and pigment and carbon black dispersion products throughout Canada.     …


  • Magruder Color Receives New Financing

    November 18, 2005
    Magruder Color Company, Inc., which filed to reorganize its affairs under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code on June 2, 2005, has obtained a $3.5 million debtor-in-possession financing from 1029 Newark Investment Company, LLC, in which Pochtec…


  • Goldschmidt Chemical Increases Prices

    November 18, 2005
    Degussa’s Goldschmidt Chemical Corporation announced it has implemented double-digit percent price increases across all its business lines effective Oct. 1.      The increases apply to list and off-list prices for all products…


  • Cytec Surface Specialties Announces Price Increases

    November 18, 2005
    Cytec Surface Specialties Inc., a subsidiary of Cytec Industries Inc., announced price increases of between $0.08 and $0.23 per pound for its radiation curable product lines in North America, Mexico and Latin America effective Oct. 15, 2005.  &…


  • Clariant Announces Higher Prices for Pigments, Additives

    November 18, 2005
    Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division announces a significant price increase of selected products effective Dec. 1, 2005.      The main drivers for this price increase are the continuously rising costs of raw materials,…


  • Sun Chemical Performance Pigments Announces Price Increase

    November 18, 2005
    Effective Nov. 1, 2005, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments instituted a price increase of 5 percent on flush colors sold into the North American market.      “The entire chemical industry is suffering from unprecedented volatil…


  • Munzing Establishes Office in Shanghai

    November 18, 2005
    Münzing, Heilbronn, Germany, has announced that its Asian subsidiary, Münzing (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., has established an office facility in Shanghai, China.      “We are committed to the markets in Asia, and the office…


  • DuPont Appoints Glen Raven, George+Otto Friedrich, Redhill Inkjet

    October 25, 2005
    DuPont appointed Glen Raven Technical Fabrics LLC, Glen Raven, NC, as a marketing partner of DuPont Artistri digital printing for textiles.           Founded in 1880 with the production of colored woven fabrics, Glen R…


  • Troy Corporation Announces Price Increase

    October 25, 2005
    Troy Corporation announced a price increase on its full line of Troykyd defoamers. This price increase reflects the continued escalation of costs for petroleum and other raw materials, energy, logistics, transportation and packaging. Effective July 1…


  • Fuji Hunt, Pantone to Market Swatch Book

    October 25, 2005
    Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals, Inc. and Pantone, Inc. have announced the availability of the Pantone colors + Fuji Hunt coatings swatch book. This “first-of-its kind” swatch sampler provides graphic designers, merchandising display com…


  • Clariant, Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Set up HPP JV

    October 25, 2005
    Clariant’s pigments and additives division, Sulzbach, Ts., Germany and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd, Zhejiang Province, China, have announced that a joint venture agreement has been signed for the production of high-performance organic pigm…


  • RadTech Japan, RadTech North America Sign Landmark Agreement

    October 25, 2005
    RadTech North America and RadTech Japan have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to exchange information and expand activities in the technical and market development of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology.      &…