Industry News

  • Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Rohm and Haas has announced a list and off list price increase, effective April 1, or as contracts allow, for all of their acrylic copolymer emulsions, vinyl acetate containing polymers, solution polymers, stryene containing polymers and additives so…


  • Sartomer Launches Newly Redesigned Web Site

    September 9, 2005
    Sartomer Company, Exton, PA, has launched its redesigned Web site – www.sartomer.com. Now, formulators and compounders in the coatings, inks, adhesives, composites, plastics and elastomer markets can easily research chemical properties, read te…


  • CPIPC Holds First Meeting of 2003

    September 9, 2005
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) held its first meeting of 2003 on January 27 at the Clubhouse restaurant in Oak Brook, IL. As usual, the meeting started with cocktails and dinner, followed by a guest speaker. The January speaker was…


  • Southern Clay Products Granted ISO 9001:2000 Registration

    September 9, 2005
    Southern Clay Products, a manufacturer and developer of smectite-based functional additives, recently received the latest ISO registration certification after a complete audit by the British Standard’s Institute.      Southern…


  • Bayer Expands Material Protection Business

    September 9, 2005
    Bayer Chemicals has expanded its line of material protection products with the acquisition of two families of biocide chemistry.      Bayer acquired the EPA-registered active ingredient thiabendazole (TBZ) and dibromodicyanobutane (…


  • Ziegler Chemical Moves Headquarters

    September 9, 2005
    Ziegler Chemical and Mineral Corporation and Pioneer Asphalt Corporation have moved their office headquarters. They can now be found at 30 Jericho Executive Plaza, Suite 300C, Jericho, NY 11753; (516) 876-0550; Fax: (516) 876-0554.…


  • Sunbelt Corp. Announces New Distributors

    September 9, 2005
    The pigment division of Sunbelt Corporation, Rock Hill, SC,  announced the appointment of two new agencies to handle its line of aqueous dispersions. Andy Egloff, president of Egloff Inc., Cincinnati, OH, will have sales responsibility for Ohio,…


  • F&B Equipment Named Distributor For Netzsch Nemo Pump

    September 9, 2005
    Netzsch Incorporated announced that F&B Equipment Sales & Rental Inc. has joined the Nemo  Pump division as an authorized distributor for Nemo progressing cavity pumps in Louisana.…


  • PPI Forms JV With CCP

    September 9, 2005
    Gholi Darehshori, president of Peninsula Polymers, Inc. (PPI), and Charles E. Bennett, CEO of Cook Composites and Polymers Co. (CCP), announced the formation of their North America coatings distribution joint venture. The new entity will retain the n…


  • Engelhard Forms Alliance for Unique, New Effect Pigments

    September 9, 2005
    Engelhard Corporation announced that it has formed an alliance with Nippon Sheet Glass to develop and market new special-effect pigments for makers of coatings, plastics, inks and cosmetics. The two companies are developing new metal-oxide-coating te…


  • Industry Mourns Chris Serauskas

    September 9, 2005
    Eastman Resins, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, expressed its sorrow at the death of Chris Serauskas. Mr. Serauskas passed away on Dec. 8, 2002 after a long illness and was laid to rest in Chicago, IL on Dec. 28. He was well known and…


  • Huber Announces Price Increase For Kaolin

    September 9, 2005
    Huber Engineered Materials, a business unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, has implemented a price increase for kaolin products sold to the paper industry, effective Jan. 1 or as current price agreements expire. Prices will increase on average 3 percent…


  • CCP Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) announced they are increasing prices for all waterborne polymers within their emulsions group product lines by $0.03 to $0.04 per pound. New prices will be effective on shipments made on or after Feb. 15, 2003, cons…


  • Five Clariant Facilities Awarded Responsible Care Achievement Award

    September 9, 2005
    Clariant Corporation announced that five of its North American facilities have won the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA).      The awards were presente…


  • Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Rohm and Haas announced an off-list price increase for acrylic copolymer emulsions, solution polymers, styrene -containing polymers and additives sold to the coatings, graphic arts, paper and textile industries in North America. The increase, which r…