Industry News

  • PDF Book From GATF Looks at Production Issues

    09.12.05
    Developed in 1991 as a universal file format for a variety of uses, Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) has rapidly been embraced by today’s content creators and output providers. However a recent printer survey conducted by the Graphi…


  • FSCT Offers Second Edition of Color and Appearance

    09.12.05
    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has published Color and Appearance, Second Edition. This 94-page book by Percy E. Pierce, formerly of PPG Industries, and Robert T. Marcus, of Datacolor reflects the substantial progres…


  • Kolorfusion Launches New Technology, Announces Agreement with Hilord

    09.12.05
    Kolorfusion International, Inc., Denver, CO, has launched a new dye sublimation technology that opens up new markets for color coating in outdoor and other color-challenging environments.      Kolorfusion is launching its product wi…


  • CPIPC Discusses Carbon Black, Awards Scholarships

    09.12.05
    At its May meeting, the Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) enjoyed a presentation by Alex Semijalac of Soultions Dispersions, Inc., who discussed “Carbon Black Characteristics and Printing Ink Applications.”   …


  • Cognis Announces Price Increase for Select Photomer Products

    09.09.05
    Cognis Corporation’s graphic arts, coating technology and polymer building blocks business units have jointly announced a price increase for the Cognis line of Photomer products for UV/EB applications. These products include the Photomer 3000,…


  • Sartomer Company Increases Monomer and Oligomer Prices

    09.09.05
    Sartomer Company has increased the prices of its monomers and oligomers. Effective immediately (or as contracts allow), Sartomer’s acrylic monomer prices will increase by 10 to 12 cents per pound, methacrylate monomers by 10 cents per pound and…


  • ISP, PCI Announce Alliance for Polymers

    09.09.05
    International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ, and Polymer Chemistry Innovations (PCI), Tucson, AZ, formed an alliance to manufacture, market and distribute Aquazol polymers for use in industrial markets such as digital printing and imaging (DPI)…


  • Rockwood Pigments Announces Iron Oxide Price Increase

    09.09.05
    Rockwood Pigments has announced a price increase impacting its North American iron oxide pigment product line effetive on shipments after May 1. The increase represents a 5 percent rise depending the specific grade and order quantity.   …


  • Consult One Offers Consulting Services

    09.09.05
    Consult One, Alpharetta, GA, is a new consulting business headed by Dr. George Sonn. The company’s goal is to bering together the theoretical aspects of science technology to enable companies to reach their full potential. Consult One offers co…


  • Ian Collins Remembered by Colleagues

    09.09.05
    Ian Collins, Wolstenholme International’s director of sales and marketing, Asia Pacific, died Feb. 17, 2003. Mr. Collins had been based with his wife Roslyn in Kuala Lumpur since 1996, and they saw Kuala Lumpur as their home. Their son Daniel w…


  • Merck KGaA Unifies Brand Structure

    09.09.05
    The pigments division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has developed a uniform design for its complex product and brand structure and reworked the brand architecture.      From now on, the pearl luster pigments, which up to now ha…


  • Elcometer Acquires Braive Instruments

    09.09.05
    Elcometer Ltd. announced that it has acquired Braive Instruments of Belgium. This move enables Elcometer to expand its production capabilities, making it one of the most complete manufacturers and suppliers of testing and inspection equipment to the…


  • Elementis Announces Price Increase

    09.09.05
    Elementis Specialties Inc. announced a 6 percent price increase for all rheologicals, colorants, performance additives and polymers, effective May 1, 2003. According to the company, these price increases are a direct result of the increase in bus…


  • OM Group Announces Price Increase

    09.09.05
    OM Group announced a 5 percent to 10 percent price increase for driers and additives to inks and paints, effective April 15. The increase comes in response to increased raw materials and energy costs, according to the company.…


  • MD-Both Announces Price Increase on Carbon Black Dispersions

    09.09.05
    MD-Both Industries and Wolstenholme International announced a price increase for all carbon black bases, effective April 15. The increase will result in an eight percent to 14 percent increase for oil-based products and a six percent to 12 percent in…


  • Bayer Polymers Announces Price Increase For PUD Products

    09.09.05
    Bayer Polymers LLC will increase all selling prices for Bayhydrol, Baybond, Impranil, Bayderm and Dispercoll U polyurethane dispersions by 5 percent for all customers as permitted by contract, effective May 1.…


  • Swada Colours Announces New Warehouse and Customer Service Location

    09.09.05
    Swada Colours, makers of fluorescent pigments, announced the opening of their new warehouse and customer service location in South Bend, IN. The new location was established to provide prompt product shipment, literature and samples to customers, acc…


  • InPro Technologies and Pro-Tek Systems Sales Territories Expand

    09.09.05
    Fusion UV Systems, Inc. announced the expansion of existing sales territories of their manufacturers representatives InPro Technologies and Pro-Tek Systems. InPro Technologies, Frederick, MD, has represented Fusion UV Systems, Inc. for 16 years in…


  • Inksolutions Makes Gains in Specialty Varnish Field

    09.09.05
    For many years, the varnish industry has not seen a new company enter in the field.      That changed in May 2001, when Inksolutions, LLC opened its doors in Elk Grove Village, IL.      Two years later, Inksolutions…


  • Sartomer Launches Newly Redesigned Web Site

    09.09.05
    Sartomer Company, Exton, PA, has launched its redesigned Web site – www.sartomer.com. Now, formulators and compounders in the coatings, inks, adhesives, composites, plastics and elastomer markets can easily research chemical properties, read te…