Industry News

  • Rockwood Specialties Acquires Sud-Chemie Performance Additives Unit

    November 18, 2005
    Süd-Chemie AG, Munich, Germany reached an agreement Oct. 19 with Rockwood Specialties Group Inc., Princeton, NJ, to sell its Performance Additives Business Unit, which produces rheological additives for the paints and coatings industry. The sale…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.      &…


  • 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.   …


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…