Industry News

  • Testing Machines Earns ISO 17025-1999

    September 19, 2005
    Testing Machines Inc.’s (TMI) field service department has been accredited to ISO 17025-1999 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).      Mike Moore, quality manager for TMI, said that this accred…


  • Micro Powders Appoints Van Horn, Metz as its Mid-Atlantic Distributor

    September 19, 2005
    Effective February 2004, Micro Powders, Inc. appointed Van Horn, Metz & Co., Inc., Conshohocken, PA to distribute their product line of high-performance wax additives in the Mid-Eastern states. This territory includes eastern Pennsylvania, southe…


  • Lubrizol Completes Avecia Additives Acquisition

    September 19, 2005
    Lubrizol has completed its acquisition of the additives business of Avecia, headquartered in Blackley, U.K., comprising pigment dispersants marketed under the brand names Solsperse, Solplus and Solthix.      In 2003, Avecia Additives…


  • SGIA Changes Name to Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

    September 12, 2005
    The Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has taken on a new name: The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.      “In today’s marketplace, ‘business as usual’ means constant evaluation a…


  • Fitz Chem Expands Territory for Tor Minerals and Toyal America

    September 12, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation announced that the territory it currently covers for Tor Minerals will now include Minnesota. Toyal America, Inc. has also expanded Fitz Chem’s territory to include Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.      Ed…


  • Troy Honors Nowak for Technical Contributions

    September 12, 2005
    The Troy Innovation Committee announced that Milton Nowak, Troy’s vice president emeritus, R&D, received a recognition award for his 50 years of valued technical contribution. The award was presented to Mr. Milton at the first Troy Innovati…


  • Lansco Colors Moves Lab to Rhode Island

    September 12, 2005
    Lansco Colors has moved its laboratory from Passaic, NJ to Warwick, RI.  The new laboratory has two new experienced lab technicians, and is led by Cheryl Smithers, who spent more than 27 years at Hoechst/Clariant managing its quality control lab…


  • Fitz Chem Adds Territory for Tor Minerals, Toyal America

    September 12, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation announced that the territory it currently covers for Tor Minerals will now include Minnesota. Toyal America, Inc. has also expanded Fitz Chem’s territory to include Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.…


  • OMG Announces Price Increase

    September 12, 2005
    Effective Dec. 1, 2003, OMG announced a price increase for cobalt-based driers for coatings and inks. The increase comes in response to increased raw material costs.…


  • FTA Champions Team Will Drive R&D Initiatives

    September 12, 2005
    A new campaign launched by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) will raise funds exclusively for research and educational development, establish a Champions Team and have the organization’s solicitations and project evaluation committee…


  • Pall, W.L. Gore Enter Strategic Alliance

    September 12, 2005
    Pall Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates have entered into a strategic alliance that gives Pall exclusive worldwide rights to GORE-TEX filter technology to be utilized in backwashable filtration systems for such applications as brine, catalys…


  • Sartomer Adds Lipscomb Chemical as Agent

    September 12, 2005
    Sartomer Company has added Lipscomb Chemical Company, Inc., Long Beach, CA to its network of agents. As of fourth quarter 2003, Lipscomb holds exclusive sales rights in Arizona, California and Nevada for Sartomer’s Poly bd, Krasol and SMA resin…


  • Micro Powders Appoints Palmer-Holland

    September 12, 2005
    Effective Jan. 1, Micro Powders, Inc. appoints Palmer Holland, Inc., North Olmstead, OH to represent its product line of high-performance wax additives in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, southern Indiana, West Virginia and western NY.…


  • FedChem Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    September 12, 2005
    FedChem LLC is the first U. S. manufacturer of aluminum organic chemicals to qualify for registration to the ISO 9001:2000 With Design standard.  The company’s Bethlehem, PA facility develops and manufactures aluminum organic chemicals for…


  • Flexo Trade Association Launched in Twin Cities

    September 12, 2005
    In March 2003, an association was formed to provide a local opportunity for individual and organizational technical development for flexo professionals in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Twin Cities Flexo Association (TCFA) seeks to enhance the ef…