Industry News

  • NPCA, FSCT Change Name To American Coatings Association

    January 27, 2010
    On Jan. 1, 2010, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) changed its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA). The change marks the culmination of the merger between the NPCA and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technol…


  • New Website for Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH

    January 27, 2010
    Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH’s new website, located at  http://tego.evonik.com, provides a quick and comprehensive overview of all of Tego’s products and services. Publications and recommended formulations are easily retrieved from the ne…


  • Sartomer Company and Cray Valley Realign Business Units

    January 27, 2010
    Sartomer Company and sister company Cray Valley, both part of Total’s chemical branch, realigned their organizations to better synchronize products and services with customers and markets. The changes became effective Jan. 1, 2010.   …


  • Emerald Performance Materials Expands In Latin America

    December 11, 2009
    Emerald Performance Materials has opened a new subsidiary company, Emerald Latin America, SRL, in response to growing business needs in the region.            The new subsidiary will initially serve the Latin Amer…


  • Resinall, RUTGERS Announce JV

    December 11, 2009
    Resinall Europe bvba and RÜTGERS Germany GmbH announced the formation of Resinall Rutgers Resins GmbH as a joint venture company with registered office at Duisburg, Germany. The primary purpose of the JV will be the manufacture and sales of hydr…


  • Lubrizol to Close Chagrin Falls Coatings Facility

    December 11, 2009
    The Lubrizol Corporation announced its decision to close its Chagrin Falls, OH overprint coatings manufacturing facility. This action to end production of Algan overprint coatings and varnishes was made after a complete and thorough business analysis…


  • Merck Acquires Leading Manufacturer of Effect Pigments in China

    November 13, 2009
    Merck KGaA has acquired Suzhou Taizhu Technology Development Co. Ltd. (Taizhu), a leading supplier of effect pigments located in Taicang near Shanghai, China. With total revenues of more than €14 million in 2008 and 300 employees, Taizhu is one…


  • SmithChem & Young, JNS Supply Merge

    November 13, 2009
    JNS Supply LLC and the SmithChem & Young Division of Lansco Colors LLC have merged to form the new distribution company, JNS SmithChem LLC. The offices and warehouse will be located in Paterson, NJ.      Darren Jachts will serve…


  • Deacom Receives 2009 Best Deployment Scenario Award for ERP

    November 13, 2009
    Deacom, Inc., producer of the Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System for paint, ink, and coatings manufacturers, announced that its Progress Paint case study has been named a winner of the 2009 Best Deployment S…


  • HarperScientific Welcomes MAI as Distributor

    November 13, 2009
    HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America, is partnering with Mark Andy, Inc. (MAI). A new agreement makes the narrow and mid-web printing equipment maker a distributor f…


  • R.M. Ferguson Acquires ICC

    November 13, 2009
    R.M. Ferguson acquired Industrial Colours and Chemicals Ltd. (ICC), bringing customers and vendors a century of combined expertise in specialty chemical distribution. The transaction complements and builds on both companies’ strong market prese…


  • Univar Launches New Range of Vinyl Resins Throughout Europe

    October 14, 2009
    Univar announced that it will be marketing a comprehensive new range of solution vinyl resins under the Univar proprietary grade name. A global agreement with two new producers means that the range will be available worldwide.      F…


  • Burnishine Products Under New Ownership

    October 14, 2009
    Burnishine Products, manufacturer of pressroom chemicals since 1887, has new owners. The company was purchased recently from Weiman Products LLC by Grant Beck and Roger Giza, both of whom have long histories in the graphic arts business. Mr. Beck is…


  • Prisco, TRESU Announce Strategic Alliance

    October 14, 2009
    On Sept. 15, 2009, Printers’ Service (Prisco), of Newark, NJ, and TRESU A/S of Bjert, Denmark and TRESU Royse Inc., announced a strategic alliance to sell coating systems for printing presses throughout the U.S.       …


  • NYSERDA Announces Funding Opportunities for UV, EB

    October 14, 2009
    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced funding opportunities for ultraviolet and electron beam curing technologies used in the manufacturing industries. The release of this solicitation will coincide with…


  • Vertellus Performance Materials Inc. Acquires Assets from Degen Oil

    September 9, 2009
    Vertellus Performance Materials Inc., an affiliate of Indianapolis-based Vertellus Specialties Inc., a leading specialty chemicals company, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of Degen Oil & Chemical Company, effective July 1, 2009.…


  • Harper Anticipates 20-Year Anniversary of WalkingSeminar

    September 9, 2009
    Harper Corporation of America announced next year it will celebrate two decades of providing the Harper WalkingSeminar.      Since 1990, thousands of converters, co-suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, educators, students, m…


  • ImTech Introduces New Low Cost OEM Mark605 Hi-Res Inkjet Print Controller

    September 9, 2009
    ImTech has introduced the Mark605 to meet the expanding needs of OEM’s for faster, cleaner, low maintenance, high speed, high performance print delivery. The Mark605 is designed to fully integrate with custom applications.     …


  • Dominion Colour Establishes DCC (Europe) Ltd.

    September 9, 2009
    Dominion Colour Corporation announced that in support of its commitment to meeting the requirements of REACH, DCC established DCC (Europe) Ltd., based in Manchester, UK, as its only representative for the purposes of REACH.      …


  • Arizona Chemical Announces Closure Of Port St. Joe, FL, Plant

    July 24, 2009
    Arizona Chemical announced that it will permanently close its Port St. Joe, FL, chemical plant in July 2009. The company intends to transfer its Port St. Joe production to its refineries in Panama City, FL, and Savannah, GA.      Thi…