Industry News

  • OM Group Selects A.C. Zoller as Agent

    October 25, 2005
    OM Group, Inc. has selected an additional agent, the A.C. Zoller Company. Located in Oakmont, PA, Zoller will act as the sole agent in the Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia), western New York and West Virginia markets.      Specia…


  • Sartomer Company to Increase Monomer and Oligomer Prices

    October 25, 2005
    Sartomer Company increased the   prices of its acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers effective March 15 (or as contracts allowed). Increases varied by product, and ranged from 11 to 27 cents per pound, or from 5 percent to 10 per…


  • CCP Implements Sales Controls on Coatings Resins

    October 25, 2005
    Effective immediately, CCP’s Coatings Resins Group implemented a 2005 volume sales control program for all acrylic-containing coatings resins.  According to Dan Kile, vice president of polymers for CCP, the action is necessitated by the…


  • Mixing Uniformity, Dispersion Stability are Topics at Seminar

    October 25, 2005
    Professionals interested in gaining deeper insight into the methods required to achieve improved batch-to-batch uniformity or dispersion stability should attend the two-day seminar “Consistent Mixing and Dispersing: The Theory and Technology of…


  • Surface Specialties Tops Industry Safety Record

    October 25, 2005
    Surface Specialties, Inc. announced that three of its North America production sites have achieved all-time safety records. Two plants have achieved “zero” lost-time incidents for more than 11 consecutive years, while a third has just rec…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Names Representatives

    October 25, 2005
    Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation has named three new Equipment Representatives:      Ronald Oberstar of Fortune International Technology, Bay Village, OH, has territorial responsibilities which include the areas of Kentucky, Ohio, Wes…


  • Sartomer Supports Tsunami Relief Efforts

    October 25, 2005
    In response to the tsunami disaster, Sartomer Company has organized a matching donation program for employees who wish to support the American Red Cross relief efforts. As part of the program, Sartomer will match employee donations 100 percent throug…


  • Magruder Color Announces Agreement to Sell Chips from Chimigraf

    October 25, 2005
    Magruder Color has signed an agreement with Chimigraf Iberica S.L. to be its exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada for nitrocellulose, polyamide and vinyl chips. Chimigraf, located in Barcelona, Spain, is one of the leading manufacturers and s…


  • Pan Technology Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    October 25, 2005
    Pan Technology, Inc., has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification from BSI, Inc., a quality management registrar. The certification covers its manufacturing facility in Carlstadt, NJ.      ISO certification is part of an ongoing progra…


  • Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increase

    October 25, 2005
    Rohm and Haas will implement list and off-list price increases for acrylic emulsions, styrene-containing polymers, additive, and colorants sold to the architectural coatings, industrial coatings, construction and building products, traffic paint, gra…


  • Lansco Colors Acquires International Color & Chemical

    October 25, 2005
    Lansco Colors, Montvale, NJ, has acquired International Color & Chemical (ICC), South San Francisco, CA, for an undisclosed sum of money.      Lansco Colors is a 75-year-old privately-held company with a broad range of organic an…


  • HarperScientific, J&D Enter Partnership on Automated Carousel Roll Storage Rack

    October 25, 2005
    Harper Corporation of America’s HarperScientific division has entered a partnership with J&D Associates to offer motorized carousels for anilox roll storage. The UL-listed systems are offered in customized heights and widths, and are easily…


  • Noveon Announces North American Price Increases for Resins

    October 25, 2005
    Noveon will implement price increases for resins and polymers in North America, effective Jan. 17. Products affected include those used in paint and coatings; specialty paper and adhesives; electronics; inks; overprint varnishes and coatings; and tex…


  • Surface Specialties Announces Price Increases

    October 25, 2005
    Surface Specialties, Inc. announced price increases of between 15 cents to 25 cents per pound for all its UV/EB curable monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators in North America, Mexico and Latin America, effective Feb. 1, 2005 or as contracts allow.…


  • Magruder Color Completes Refinance

    October 25, 2005
    Energized by infusions of capital from new financial sources, Magruder Color Company is reorganizing its business to respond to the needs of its customers.      To that end, Abdul Saleh, the company’s president, will devote full…