Industry News

  • Ashland to Acquire International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP)

    Ashland Inc. and International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP) announced that Ashland has agreed to acquire privately owned ISP, a global specialty chemical manufacturer of innovative functional ingredients and technologies. Under the terms of the s…

  • Lonza to Acquire Arch Chemicals

    Lonza Group Ltd., one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries, and Arch Chemicals, Inc., a global biocides company providing innovative solutions to destroy or to selectively inhibit the gr…

  • Evonik Increases Prices on Products

    Evonik Industries’ Coatings & Additives Business Unit announces a price increase for its range of Degalan, Degaroute, Dynapol and Vesticoat UB products by up to 8%. The price increase took effect July 1, 2011 in all regions worldwide.…

  • CPIPC Golf Outing a Major Success

    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) recently held its Annual Golf Outing at St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago, IL, with more than 180 golfers enjoying a day on the course and 200 people on hand for the dinner and raffle. Dan DeLegge…

  • Lawter, Inc. Announces Opening of New Global HQ

    Lawter Inc. has moved into its new global headquarters located at 200 North LaSalle Street in Chicago, IL.      The new location is home to most of Lawter’s senior management team and is providing much of the support necessary…

  • Evonik Agrees to Sell Carbon Black Business To Rhone Capital

    On April 16, 2011, Evonik Industries signed an agreement with affiliates of Rhône Capital LLC to sell its carbon black business, which achieved sales revenues of some €1.2 billion in 2010. The transaction is valued in excess of €900 m…

  • Elementis to Relocate Headquarters

    Elementis Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Elementis plc, has signed on to be the first tenant at East Windsor’s SciPark. The specialty chemicals company recently signed a long-term lease for 65,552 square feet – the entirety of Building…

  • Solvay to Create with Rhodia a Major Player In Chemicals

    Solvay and Rhodia announced on April 4, 2011 the signing of a framework agreement according to which Solvay will launch a friendly cash offer for 100% of the share capital of Rhodia.      The cash offer at €31.60 per share (ex d…

  • DSM Powder Coating Resins, DSM NeoResins Merged into New Unit

    DSM announced March 22, 2011 that following an extensive strategic study, a reorganization that will see its Business Units DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins+ merged into a single new unit, DSM Coating Resins.      DSM Coat…

  • Vehicles and Varnishes

    Emphasis on R&D, Service are Keys to Kustom Group's Success

    In the late 1980s, the varnish industry largely consisted of large-scale suppliers shipping out truck loads of products. The idea of a supplier of vehicles and varnishes creating small, customized orders was considered to be unique.   However, M…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.23.11

  • Harima Chemicals Completes Purchase of IAR Business, Forms Lawter, Inc.

    Harima Chemicals Inc., a leading producer of pine-based products, announced that it has purchased the global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.      With 2009 annual revenues of $279 millio…

  • Mills and Mixers

    Buhler Group's Acquisition of Draiswerke, Inc. Strengthens Position in North American Market

    In 2003, Buhler Group acquired Draiswerke GmbH, Germany, a key move that brought with it strong technology and personnel. At the time, Draiswerke, Inc’s North American operations remained separate from the deal. At the end of 2010, Buhler Group…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 03.21.11

  • Packaging Flexo Inks | Packaging Gravure Inks | UV and EB Inks

    NAPIM Conducts Plant Evaluation at Color Resolutions International

    NAPIM help members sort out complicated regulations and assess how well they are meeting them

  • Momentive to Sell Ink and Adhesive Resins Business to Harima Chemicals

    Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business to Harima Chemicals, Inc., a leading producer of pine-based products.      The transaction is subject t…

  • Kustom Group Announces Price Increase

    Kustom Group is announcing an approximate 20% price increase effective Feb. 1, 2011 on its Kustom Blending and Var-Chem line of oil-based products.      Since the time that the company announced to the market its last price increase,…

  • Sartomer to Host UV/EB Technical Seminar

    Sartomer USA, LLC will present a free technical seminar on ultraviolet light and electron beam (UV/EB) curing chemistries at its headquarters in Exton, PA from March 29-31, 2011. The seminar is targeted to industrial chemists and product formulators…

  • DSM Intends to Acquire 51 Percent of AGI Corporation

    Royal DSM N.V. announced that it intends to acquire a 51% stake in AGI Corporation of Taiwan (AGI) through a subscription for newly to be issued shares combined with a public tender offer, subject to AGI corporate approvals and to regulatory and othe…

  • Micro Powders, Inc.'s New Web Site Combines Functionality, Ease of Use

    Corporate web sites have evolved over the years, from what now seem primitive attempts to sites that load up on eye candy. However, there is a clear swing toward web sites that are easy to navigate and provide the information that customers seek. &nb…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 11.18.10

  • Evonik Sets Course for Future of its Carbon Blacks Business

    Evonik Industries has decided to divest its carbon blacks business. Klaus Engel, chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, said, “Our declared aim is to find a solution that is equally convincing for customers, employees and busi…

  • Univar to Acquire Basic Chemical Solutions

    Univar Inc. and Basic Chemical Solutions, L.L.C. (BCS), a global distributor and trader of commodity chemicals, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Univar to acquire BCS. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarte…