Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Backofen-Rothacker, Kalkowski Named To GAMIS Board

    October 21, 2005
    The Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) of PIA/GATF recently elected new officers and board members. The elections were held at the GAMIS 38th annual meeting, June 30, at Marco Island, FL.      The officers for the 200…


  • Bayer Group Creates LANXESS

    October 21, 2005
    LANXESS, the future company where the Bayer Group will combine almost all areas of its chemicals business and parts of its polymers activities, has began operating as an independent unit. For the moment the new structure only applies internally. &n…


  • S.P. Morell Appointed Distributor by Noveon

    October 21, 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 appointed by Noveon Hilton Davis to distribute their entire line of colorants and d…


  • DuPont Ink Jet Expands Sales and Marketing Network

    October 21, 2005
    DuPont Ink Jet has named Rene Guimaraes, Lda., (RGL) to its global sales and marketing network for DuPont Artistri digital printing for textiles.      “This appointment is part of our continuing strategy to build on our leader…


  • Sartomer Announces Price Increase for Norsolene Hydrocarbon Resins

    October 21, 2005
    Sartomer Company announced that it has increased the list prices of its Norsolene hydrocarbon resins by $.03 per pound due to the rapidly rising costs of raw materials  and energy.      Sartomer’s Norsolene hydrocarbon res…


  • 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…