Industry News

  • CHINACOAT 2010 Announces New Show Days

    June 17, 2010
    Sinostar International Ltd. in Hong Kong, the organizer of the CHINACOAT series of exhibitions, announced the show date of CHINACOAT this year, originally scheduled to be held on Dec. 1-3 in Guangzhou, needed to be re-scheduled to Sept. 27-29.  …


  • Hydrite Announces Lucidene Price Increase

    June 17, 2010
    Effective May 17, 2010, Hydrite Chemical Co. will be increasing list and off-list pricing for Lucidene emulsions by $0.05/lb to $0.08/lb. This price increase is necessitated by raw material costs increasing and supply shortages of key raw materials.…


  • DSM to Increase Prices for All Liquid Coating Resins in North America

    June 17, 2010
    Effective June 1, DSM NeoResins will increase prices in North America for all its liquid resins with USD $0.04 to USD $0.15 per pound, depending on the product line. The price increase affects the entire liquid coating resins, adhesives, graphic arts…


  • Diransa San Luis S.A., Ercros Deutschland GmbH Signed Agreement for Cooperation

    June 17, 2010
    The producers of emulsion polymers, Diransa San Luis S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina and Ercros Deutschland GmbH, Recklinghausen, Germany, announce that an agreement of cooperation has been signed in the field of waterborne binders and solid resins for…


  • IGT Testing Systems, Testprint BV Reach Agreement for International Cooperation

    June 17, 2010
    IGT Testing Systems and Testprint BV announced that they have reached an agreement for international cooperation.      Both companies have been active in the paper, ink, printing and allied industries for a very long time and their r…


  • Union Process Expands Presence in China

    June 17, 2010
    Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of size reduction and dispersing equipment for a broad range of industrial applications, has moved its China operation into a larger facility.      Dr. Andrew Szegvari founded Uni…


  • Cognis Sells UV Acrylates Business to IGM Resins

    June 17, 2010
    Cognis has signed an agreement that it intends to sell its UV acrylates business to IGM Resins B.V., based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. The UV acrylates business is part of Cognis’ Functional Products strategic business unit. The sale is expec…


  • Investment in New Technology by Evonik

    June 17, 2010
    In developing custom-designed colorant solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority – but speed is also of the essence. Evonik's Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer dem…


  • Univar to Acquire Quaron Group

    April 29, 2010
    Univar has signed an agreement to acquire the Quaron Group, a distributor of chemicals in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.      “We are pleased to announce an agreement to add the Quaron group to Univar’s widely reco…


  • SKion Exceeds Threshold of 95 Percent Of ALTANA Shares

    April 29, 2010
    SKion GmbH has informed ALTANA that as of Feb. 2, 2010, it held 129,342,421 shares or 95.04 percent of the ALTANA shares.      At the same time, SKion is requesting ALTANA AG to convene a shareholders meeting pursuant to §327a S…


  • AllessaChemie GmbH Exits from Reflex Blue Market

    April 29, 2010
    Effective July 1, 2008, AllessaChemie GmbH acquired the reflex blue business from Clariant International AG. Due to an increasing competitive pressure enhanced by the negative impact of the worldwide economic crisis, the reflex blue business is suffe…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Granted Fifth Patent on Immersion Milling

    April 29, 2010
    In a continuing pursuit to develop and introduce better technology to media milling, Hockmeyer Equipment has received notice that its fifth patent covering immersion mill enhancement has been granted by the U.S. government. Patent Number 7,559,493 co…


  • Deacom Updates Menu, Functionality with 12.1 ERP Software Release

    April 29, 2010
    Deacom, Inc. has issued a new version of the Deacom ERP Software System. Updates to Deacom 12.1 comprise design changes to the main menu and enhancements to specific functionality.       The Deacom menu contains all the function…


  • Sensient Announces New Website To Feature Technical Colors Group

    April 29, 2010
    Sensient Technical Colors Group announces the launching of its new web site, www.sensientinkjet.com, which features the broad range of capabilities that Sensient has. The new website brings together the four separate inkjet businesses under one globa…


  • XSER Coatings LLC Enters UV Curable Coatings Market

    April 29, 2010
    XSER Coatings LLC has announced its entry as a new player in the UV curable coatings market. XSER Coatings was started by John K. Braddock in New Brunswick, NJ to provide specialty UV coatings for a wide variety of end-use markets. Their lab personne…