Industry News

  • Sartomer's Chatom, AL Plant Recommended for ISO 9001:2000 Registration

    October 24, 2005
    Sartomer Company today announced that the British Standards Institute, Reston, VA, has recommended its Chatom, AL plant for ISO 9001:2000 registration.      The Chatom plant is Sartomer’s seventh facility to be ISO registered…


  • Keim-Additec Surface USA, LLC Formed

    October 24, 2005
    Helmut Keim of Keim-Additec Surface, GmbH, Kirchberg, Germany, has announced the formation of Keim-Additec Surface USA, LLC.      Keim-Additec Surface, GmbH is a leading European producer of innovative and high quality wax micro dis…


  • Johnson Polymer Announces Partnership in Middle East, Africa

    October 24, 2005
    Johnson Polymer has taken an important step forward in offering more service to the coatings and printing and packaging industries in the Middle East and Africa by setting up a new alliance to bring more value to the industry and to improve customer…


  • Gardco Offers Window Tint and Reflectance Meter

    October 24, 2005
    The ColorQA from Gardco is a lightweight, hand-held, device that measures color in red, green and blue percentage formate. Users apply the sensor tip to any colored surface, press the read button and the LED will illuminate and send the reading to th…


  • EMD Introduces Miraval Glittering Pigments

    October 24, 2005
    EMD Chemicals Inc. has introduced Miraval, a new generation of brilliant glittering pigments. Miraval 5411 Magic White combines silver-white glitter with a colorful, rainbow-like highlight. This pigment is the first EMD pigment based on borosil…


  • Cognis Raises Prices on Photomer, Other Products

    October 24, 2005
    Cognis Corporation’s graphic arts business announced that it will increase the price of its Photomer energy curing products. To help minimize the impact on customers, Cognis is announcing the increase in two stages for both list and off-list pr…


  • Johnson Polymer Announces Price Increases

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


  • Surface Specialties Announces Price Increases

    October 24, 2005
    Surface Specialties, Inc. announces price increases in certain radiation curable products sold in North and Latin America effective Aug. 15, 2004, or as contracts allow.      Epoxy acrylates will increase by 15 percent, while amino a…


  • Industry Mourns Don Brookfield Sr.

    October 21, 2005
    Don Brookfield Sr., founder of Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Middleboro, MA, passed away May 24 away after an extended illness.      A graduate of MIT, Mr. Brookfield first came across viscometers when he and his father…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Opens New Imaging and Inks Technical Center

    October 21, 2005
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals recently opened its new Imaging & Inks Technical Center designed to support customers of its broad range of products in this market, including pigments, photoinitiators, acrylic resins, UV absorbers and light stabilizers.…


  • NAPL Acquires Rampart Associates LLC

    October 21, 2005
    In a move that significantly strengthens its consulting services, the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has acquired Rampart Associates LLC, a leading consulting firm specializing in the graphic communications industry.   …


  • Jennings & Associates Named Premier Mill Rep

    October 21, 2005
    Premier Mill, An SPX Process Equipment operation, announces the appointment of Jennings & Associates, Inc., as a representative of its milling, mixing and dispersing equipment for specialty processing applications.       …


  • DuPont Expands Colorants and Additives Distributors in U.S.

    October 21, 2005
    DuPont has added two new distributors for DuPont Specialty Colorants and Additives business – part of DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies – in the U.S.      Lipscomb Chemical, Long Beach, CA, will conduct operations…


  • EFTA Honors MetalFX With Gold Medal

    October 21, 2005
    The European Flexographic Technical Association (EFTA) has given MetalFX the gold award for Outstanding Technical Innovation at the EFTA Print Awards 2004. The company was also given the special glass vase for Achievement of the Year    &n…


  • SPX Opens New Waukesha Cherry-Burrell Center

    October 21, 2005
    SPX Process Equipment has opened a Waukesha Cherry-Burrell PD Pump Remanufacturing Center at the Lightnin operation in Rochester, NY. In concert with its West Coast remanufacturing center in Modesto, CA, the new center allows the company to better…