Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Solution Dispersions, Chemcentral International Partner for Overseas Sales

    January 13, 2006
    Solution Dispersions will be using Chemcentral International as its non-exclusive distributor for water-based carbon black dispersion products outside of North America. To date, the export business of Solution Dispersions has been limited mainly t…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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.  &…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.     …


  • 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…