Industry News

  • Wolstenholme Announces Price Increases For Carbon Black Dispersions

    October 25, 2005
    Wolstenholme International Inc. has announced price increases for all of its carbon black dispersion products, effective July 1. The company will be implementing a 4 percent increase on water-based dispersions and a 6 percent increase on oil-based di…


  • Degussa Acquires CYRO From JV Partner Cytec

    October 25, 2005
    Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, Germany, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Cytec Industries Inc.’s 50 percent holding in CYRO Industries, a joint venture established in 1976 between Degussa and Cytec. The sales price amounts to $95 milli…


  • Lyondell Increases Arcosolv PM Capacity

    October 25, 2005
    Lyondell Chemical Company has increased Arcosolv PM (propylene glycol methyl ether) capacity to meet increasing global customer demand.      Lyondell has upped the production of Arcosolv PM from 95,000 metric tons to 130,000 metric…


  • Degussa Increases Prices For Fischer Tropsch Waxes

    October 25, 2005
    Degussa will increase the prices for its Fischer Tropsch waxes (Vestowax H 100, 1050, 200 and 2050) by an average of 9 percent effective June 1. This adjustment is necessary due to elevated energy, freight and logistic costs.…


  • Ciba Celebrates Opening of Shanghai R&D Center

    October 25, 2005
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals marked the opening of its $20 million R&D center in Shanghai with an inauguration ceremony that included a senior management delegation from Ciba Specialty Chemicals, government officials from Shanghai, Swiss ambassador t…


  • Inksolutions, LLC to acquire Bria Graphics, Inc.

    October 25, 2005
    Inksolutions, LLC, Elk Grove Village, IL, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bria Graphics, Inc., Hawthorne, CA.      The two companies will form a new varnish company in Los Angeles to service the lithographic ink companies on…


  • Cognis Provides Online Access to Technical Data Via Chemidex

    October 25, 2005
    Cognis has added its products to the Chemidex Cybrary, a web-based search engine operated by Chemidex Inc. Existing and prospective Cognis customers now have access to comprehensive information and technical data on the company’s products. &n…


  • Disti Kleen/Ink Paint Maker Set Up U.S. Operation

    October 25, 2005
    Ink/Paint Maker and Disti Kleen have formed Ink/Paint Maker USA, a joint venture in the U.S.      The Italian company will market its line of gravimetric color systems in North America. The company has established itself in New York…


  • Sartomer Increases Prices Of Norsolene, SMA Resins

    October 25, 2005
    Sartomer Company will increase the list and off-list prices of its Norsolene hydrocarbon resins by 6 cents per pound as of May 1. This increase is due to the continuing rising costs of raw materials and energy, as well as increasing costs associated…


  • Elementis plc Sells Hardman Business

    October 25, 2005
    Elementis plc announced that it has agreed to sell its Hardman epoxy and urethane products business headquartered in Belleville, NJ, for a cash payment of approximately £7.8m ($14.8 million) to Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC.   …


  • Rohm and Haas Selects Site for New China R&D Center

    October 25, 2005
    Rohm and Haas Company announced that it has selected the site for its new China Research and Development Center in Shanghai.      Located on more than eight acres in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area District, the new sit…


  • GMZ Inc. Receives Honors for 2004

    October 25, 2005
    Four chemical manufacturers recognized GMZ Inc. for its successes in 2004. Air Products and Chemicals, epoxy curing agents division, awarded GMZ Inc. “Distributor of the Year.” Noveon – Hilton Davis awarded GMZ “Distributor of…


  • Degussa Honors Palmer Holland

    October 25, 2005
    Degussa has honored Palmer Holland, Inc., with the Outstanding Aerosil Fumed Silica Distributor Performance Award, 2004, for excellence in sales.…


  • Bomar Appoints West Coast Sales Agent

    October 25, 2005
    Bomar Specialties Company has announced an agreement with the firm of Dorsett & Jackson to represent Bomar’s UV/EB cure oligomers in the western states. Joe Leon, general manager, said that with this arrangement, Bomar will now have a stron…


  • Harper Celebrates First Anniversary Of Intense Flexo Training

    October 25, 2005
    In keeping with its dedication to flexo education, Harper Corporation of America is marking the completion of the first year of its “Basics of Flexo” class.      “We initiated this class at Central Piedmont Communit…