Industry News

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

    January 27, 2011
    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

    January 27, 2011
    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

    January 27, 2011
    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

    January 27, 2011
    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

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||November 18, 2010
    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…


  • Evonik Sets Course for Future of its Carbon Blacks Business

    November 18, 2010
    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

    November 18, 2010
    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…


  • Hydrite Raising Prices for Lucidene Emulsions, Morcryl Solutions

    November 18, 2010
    Effective Oct. 11, 2010, Hydrite Chemical Co. increased list and off-list pricing for Lucidene emulsions and Morcryl solutions by $0.03/lb to $0.05/lb. The price increase will be based on raw material components used in the production of the Lucidene…


  • Univar Launches New Corporate Website

    November 18, 2010
    Univar announced the launch of a new corporate website (www.univar.com) that reflects its global operations and its partnerships with customers and chemical suppliers.      The website showcases Univar’s international reach and…


  • Kromachem Certified ISO 14001-01:2004

    November 18, 2010
    Kromachem Ltd. announced that its integrated management system has been certificated by LRQA to the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management standard.      With a focus on environmentally friendly radiation curing and water-based tec…


  • OMNOVA Solutions Announces Intention to Acquire Eliokem International from AXA Private Equity

    November 18, 2010
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with AXA Private Equity granting the company a period of exclusivity to acquire specialty chemicals manufacturer Eliokem International.      Closing of the propos…


  • CPIPC Hosts Presentation By Central Ink's Vlad Tomovich

    November 18, 2010
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) recently hosted a talk by Vlad Tomovich, flexographic manager of Central Ink, who discussed “Water Based Ink & Coating Composition.” Mr. Tomovich, received a plaque from CPIPC vice pres…


  • Kustom Group Acquires Principal Assets Of Var-Chem Products from Sun Chemical

    October 13, 2010
    Kustom Group, a leading manufacturer of high quality vehicles, overprints and coatings, announced the purchase of the principal assets of Var-Chem Products L.L.C. from Sun Chemical Corporation effective Aug. 31, 2010. Kustom Group will acquire Var-Ch…


  • ImTech Announces Patent Approval for Thermally Ejectable UV Curable Fluids

    October 13, 2010
    ImTech announces new patent approval for thermally ejectable UV curable fluids.      Years of development work led to the patent and resulted in ImTech providing three industry-leading, UV curable inks for HP45 cartridges to the indu…


  • CPIPC Enjoys Successful Day of Golf

    October 13, 2010
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) held its annual golf outing June 16, with more than 150 golfers heading to the course for a great day of golf. At right, Dean Roeing received the CPIPC Service Award.…