Industry News

  • UV Composites Group Formed by RadTech

    October 24, 2005
    RadTech, the only North American trade association dedicated to the advancement of UV curing technology, recently expanded its organization by adding a Composites Focus Group.  The group is dedicated to aiding in the safe adoption of UV technolo…


  • Rockwood Pigments to Acquire Business of Johnson Matthey

    October 24, 2005
    Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, Rockwood Pigments (U.K.) Limited, has acquired the Pigments and Dispersions business of Johnson Matthey Plc for approximately $50 million.      The Pigments and Dispersions busine…


  • Michelman Acquires Assets From Proman Coatings Ltd.

    October 24, 2005
    Michelman, Inc. recently acquired the technology and related water-based coating assets from the former joint venture Proman Coatings Ltd. Michelman believes the integration of the Michelman and Proman technologies will reinforce their position as a…


  • Fitz Chem Adds Territory For Wacker Polymer

    October 24, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation announced that Wacker Polymer Systems has expanded its territory to include Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and the entire state of Illinois. Fitz Chem’s current territory for Wacker includes the states of Indiana, Northern Ill…


  • Wolstenholme Announces Price Increases on Black Dispersions

    October 24, 2005
    Wolstenholme International Inc. is committed to being a long-term supplier of high quality carbon black dispersions and providing high levels of service and support for its customers.  However, in order to do that, company officials say they can…


  • Johnson Polymer, LLC Announces Price Increase

    October 24, 2005
    Johnson Polymer, LLC announced a per pound price increase of  5 cents per pound for emulsions, 3 cents for solutions, 5 cents for additives, and 9 cents per pound for solid resins. These products are marketed under the trade name Joncryl. The pr…


  • Sartomer Increases Monomer, Oligomer and Photoinitiator Prices

    October 24, 2005
    Sartomer Company increased the prices of its monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators as of Sept. 1, 2004. This announcement follows an earlier price increase, which was effective June 1, 2004.      According to Paul Elias, Sartomer&r…


  • Indco Adds Drum Agitators with Lids to Line

    October 24, 2005
    Indco, a manufacturer of industrial mixing equipment, has added drum agitators with lids to its product line. Indco’s drum agitators with lids are designed for the light agitation of materials in 55 gallon drums. More info: Indco, I…


  • Engelhard Launches Lumina Russet and Copper Special Effect Pigments

    October 24, 2005
    Lumina Russet and Copper special effect pigments from Engelhard Corp. enable designers to enhance their products’ shelf appeal by adding rich, earthy, metallic copper and russet effects to inks, coatings and plastics, according to the company.…


  • Troy Offers Universal Pigment Dispersant

    October 24, 2005
    Troy Corporation offers Troysperse 90W, a high performance universal pigment dispersant for both aqueous and solvent systems. Troysperse 90W, which acts as a dispersant and wetting agent, can enhance the properties of many products and applications i…


  • Tego Introduces Defoamer for High PVC Waterborne Systems

    October 24, 2005
    Tego Coating and Ink Additives has introduces Tego Foamex 855, an emulsion of a polyether siloxane copolymer containing fumed silica, for use in waterborne printing ink and architectural coating applications in the 30 percent to 60 percent PVC…


  • Solution Dispersions Moves into New HQ

    October 24, 2005
    Solution Dispersions, a Cynthiana, KY-based manufacturer of water-based carbon black dispersions, has been growing rapidly since its inception in 1991. To accommodate that growth, the company will be moving into its new manufacturing plant and headqu…


  • Free UV/EB Health and Safety Video CD Available

    October 24, 2005
    The environmental, health and safety (EH&S) committee of RadTech, the Association for Ultraviolet (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Technology, has developed a video detailing safe handling practices for UV/EB curable materials.     …


  • NAPIM to Host Ink Pavilion at CMM International 2005

    October 24, 2005
    The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) announced that it will sponsor an ink pavilion at CMM International 2005, scheduled for April 18-21 in Chicago. NAPIM members will be able to showcase all their latest products and techno…


  • Degussa's Business Unit Specialty Acrylics Adjusts Prices of Coating Materials

    October 24, 2005
    Roehm GmbH & Co. KG, a fully owned subsidiary of Degussa AG, has announced the worldwide implementation of a price increase for all acrylic coating raw materials. The price increase of E0.12/kg on a 100 percent polymer basis shall cover the signi…