Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Elementis Specialties Announces Price Increases

    October 25, 2005
    Elementis Specialties has announced an average 5 percent price increase, effective Jan. 3, 2005, for its range of specialty additives for use in the coatings, inks, ceramics and water treatment (CICW) markets.        “Real…


  • Sartomer to Increase Poly bd Resin Prices

    October 25, 2005
     Sartomer Company will increase the price of its Poly bd hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene resins as of March 1, 2005 (April 1, 2005 for contract customers) in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.      Poly bd R45HTLO will…


  • Surface Specialties UCB Announces Price Increases On Resin Products

    October 25, 2005
    Surface Specialties UCB announced a price increase of 12 cents per pound for all Crylcoat polyester resins, Uvecoat UV curable resins and Additol additives master batches sold in North and South America for all orders shipped on or after Jan. 1, 2005…


  • SOCMA Honors Sun Chemical's Muskegon Plant

    October 25, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (SOCMA) has awarded the 2004 Responsible Care Achievement Award to Sun Chemical Performance Pigments’ manufacturing facility in Muskegon, MI.      The award is given…


  • Kershaw, Hanatek Announce Joint Venture

    October 25, 2005
    Kershaw Instrumentation Inc. has announced a joint venture with Hanatek Ltd. of Leatherhead, Surrey, U.K. Hanatek Ltd. is a long-standing instrument manufacturer that services the paper, cardboard and printing ink industries.      H…


  • S.P. Morell Named Agent of the Year by King Industries

    October 25, 2005
    S.P. Morell and Company, a specialty chemicals distributor and manufacturers representative of raw materials to the coating, ink and adhesive industries, was recently named “Agent of the Year” by King Industries for contributions toward s…


  • uv.eb West 2005 Set For Feb. 10-11 in L.A.

    October 25, 2005
    Is UV or EB curing technology part of your operation?   Should it be?  Learn “why” and “how” companies in several industries are rapidly transitioning to UV and EB technology at uv.eb West 2005, which will be he…


  •  Sun Chemical Performance Pigments to Raise Prices

    October 24, 2005
    Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments group has announced price increases of 5 to 10 percent on pigments and pigment preparations. The increases apply to products sold to the ink, plastics, coatings and some specialty markets on a global basis.…


  • Sartomer to Increase Monomer, Oligomer and Norsolene Resin Prices

    October 24, 2005
    Sartomer increased the prices of its acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers effective Dec. 1, or as contracts allow. Increases will vary by product, and will range from 5 to 8 percent.      According to Paul Elias, Sartome…


  • Clariant Announces Higher Prices for Pigments and Additives

    October 24, 2005
    Effective Dec. 1, the pigments and additives division of Clariant will increase the prices up to 20 percent for products in its pigment and additive product portfolio. The main reasons for the price increase are the rising costs for raw materials, en…


  • Johnson Polymer Discontinues Alliance With Essential Industries

    October 24, 2005
    Johnson Polymer, LLC will discontinue its global technical and commercial alliance with Essential Industries of Merton, WI, effective Dec. 31, 2004.  The companies joined forces to leverage their polyurethane chemistry capabilities in April 2001…


  • Engelhard to Increase Prices for Specialty Kaolin-Based Products

    October 24, 2005
    Engelhard Corporation announced it is raising worldwide prices for all specialty kaolin-based pigments for industrial markets, including coatings, inks, polymers and related industries, effective Dec. 1, 2004 or as soon as contracts permit. This incr…


  • Cognis, Eternal Chemical Announce Energy Cure JV

    October 24, 2005
    Cognis and Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd., Taiwan, announced the formation of a manufacturing joint venture for energy cure products. The joint venture – Eternal Specialty Chemical (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd – will be located in Zhuhai, Peoples Republi…