Industry News

  • ISP, PCI Announce Alliance for Polymers

    September 9, 2005
    International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ, and Polymer Chemistry Innovations (PCI), Tucson, AZ, formed an alliance to manufacture, market and distribute Aquazol polymers for use in industrial markets such as digital printing and imaging (DPI)…


  • Sartomer Company Increases Monomer and Oligomer Prices

    September 9, 2005
    Sartomer Company has increased the prices of its monomers and oligomers. Effective immediately (or as contracts allow), Sartomer’s acrylic monomer prices will increase by 10 to 12 cents per pound, methacrylate monomers by 10 cents per pound and…


  • Cognis Announces Price Increase for Select Photomer Products

    September 9, 2005
    Cognis Corporation’s graphic arts, coating technology and polymer building blocks business units have jointly announced a price increase for the Cognis line of Photomer products for UV/EB applications. These products include the Photomer 3000,…


  • Inksolutions Makes Gains in Specialty Varnish Field

    September 9, 2005
    For many years, the varnish industry has not seen a new company enter in the field.      That changed in May 2001, when Inksolutions, LLC opened its doors in Elk Grove Village, IL.      Two years later, Inksolutions…


  • InPro Technologies and Pro-Tek Systems Sales Territories Expand

    September 9, 2005
    Fusion UV Systems, Inc. announced the expansion of existing sales territories of their manufacturers representatives InPro Technologies and Pro-Tek Systems. InPro Technologies, Frederick, MD, has represented Fusion UV Systems, Inc. for 16 years in…


  • Swada Colours Announces New Warehouse and Customer Service Location

    September 9, 2005
    Swada Colours, makers of fluorescent pigments, announced the opening of their new warehouse and customer service location in South Bend, IN. The new location was established to provide prompt product shipment, literature and samples to customers, acc…


  • Bayer Polymers Announces Price Increase For PUD Products

    September 9, 2005
    Bayer Polymers LLC will increase all selling prices for Bayhydrol, Baybond, Impranil, Bayderm and Dispercoll U polyurethane dispersions by 5 percent for all customers as permitted by contract, effective May 1.…


  • MD-Both Announces Price Increase on Carbon Black Dispersions

    September 9, 2005
    MD-Both Industries and Wolstenholme International announced a price increase for all carbon black bases, effective April 15. The increase will result in an eight percent to 14 percent increase for oil-based products and a six percent to 12 percent in…


  • OM Group Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    OM Group announced a 5 percent to 10 percent price increase for driers and additives to inks and paints, effective April 15. The increase comes in response to increased raw materials and energy costs, according to the company.…


  • Elementis Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Elementis Specialties Inc. announced a 6 percent price increase for all rheologicals, colorants, performance additives and polymers, effective May 1, 2003. According to the company, these price increases are a direct result of the increase in bus…


  • Elcometer Acquires Braive Instruments

    September 9, 2005
    Elcometer Ltd. announced that it has acquired Braive Instruments of Belgium. This move enables Elcometer to expand its production capabilities, making it one of the most complete manufacturers and suppliers of testing and inspection equipment to the…


  • Merck KGaA Unifies Brand Structure

    September 9, 2005
    The pigments division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has developed a uniform design for its complex product and brand structure and reworked the brand architecture.      From now on, the pearl luster pigments, which up to now ha…


  • Eckart America, Great Lakes Lithograph Receive Award for Advertising Insert

    September 9, 2005
    Eckart America L.P. and its printer of advertising inserts, Great Lakes Lithograph of Cleveland, OH, have been awarded a “Print Excellence Award” from the Printing Industries Association, Inc., serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO).…


  • New Pantone ColorVision Product Line Unveiled

    September 9, 2005
    ColorVision Inc., a Datacolor company, and Pantone, Inc. announced the addition of Chinese and Japanese localized versions of Spyder with OptiCAL to Pantone ColorVision family of products. Targeted to color professionals, the Spyder with OptiCAL offe…


  • CPMA Proceedings Available on CD-ROM

    September 9, 2005
    The recent Color Pigments Manufacturers Association conference, “The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Industry,” held Feb. 18-20 in Washington D.C., was the first conference for which CPMA placed all of the proceedings on a CD-ROM. &…