Industry News

  • Cognis Opens Affiliate in India

    07.24.09
    Cognis has opened an affiliate in Mumbai, India. Cognis India will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cognis Group, and will operate under the name of Cognis Specialty Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.      Cognis first opened a liaison office i…


  • Expansion of WACKER's Shanghai Technical Center Now Completed

    06.11.09
    WACKER has recently finished expansion of its Shanghai Technical Center, located at Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. The facility now houses more than 10 labs for WACKER’s silicone and polymer activities, serving a wide range of industries fro…


  • Paragon Inks Names MET Print Solutions New North American Distributor

    06.11.09
    Paragon Inks, the leading UK-based UV ink and coatings manufacturer for the web printing market, has named MET Print Solutions as its North American distributor.      “Our partnership with this world-class producer of UV inks a…


  • Lubrizol Launches Revamped Web Site

    06.11.09
    The Performance Coatings business of The Lubrizol Corporation announced the launch of its enhanced web site – www.lubrizolcoatings.com – featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation.      Designed with th…


  • ALTANA Acquires Additives Business of DyStar Group

    06.03.09
    ALTANA has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt based DyStar group, effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sales of about €7.5 million will be integrated into the BYK Additives & Ins…


  • DSM Opens Factory for Waterborne Acrylic Resins

    06.03.09
    Royal DSM N.V. has opened a new factory for waterborne acrylic resins in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. Total investment costs amounted to €30 million.      The opening ceremony for the new factory, built at the existing DSM NeoResi…


  • DKSH Expands Into Scandinavia

    06.03.09
    DKSH has acquired Dasico A/S, based in Birkerod, Denmark, a specialty chemicals distributor to the Scandinavian countries.      This acquisition will strengthen DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials in Northern Europe. Das…


  • Hydrite Gets Rights to Lucidene and Morcryl Lines from Rohm and Haas

    06.03.09
    There have been plenty of changes among suppliers to the ink industry in recent years, and quite a few key products have disappeared from the market. Thanks to an agreement with Rohm and Haas, Hydrite Chemical Co. is making sure that the Lucidene emu…


  • Coating & Ink Research Institute Hosts Open House

    04.09.09
    Demonstrations of high tech printing-related test equipment from Testprint will be among the highlights of an open house at the Coating and Ink Research Institute (CIRI) in Bethlehem, PA on Wednesday, April 15.      The equipment wil…


  • Cognis Opens Branch in New Zealand

    04.09.09
    Cognis has opened a branch office in Auckland, New Zealand to manage the marketing and sales of its products in the country. The decision to open the office reflects the significant opportunity that exists to profitably grow both Cognis’ existi…


  • Univar Awarded ISO 14001 in the UK

    04.09.09
    Univar’s Environmental Management System covering its Middlesbrough and Billingham sites in the UK has been certified by Lloyd’s Register as meeting the requirements of the internationally recognized standard, ISO 14001.    &nb…


  • Trust Chem USA Is Established

    03.12.09
    Li Zhi of Trust Chem, the world's largest independent supplier of Chinese-made organic pigment, has announced the establishment of Trust Chem USA (TCU). Trust Chem has sold its pigment in the U.S. through private label distribution.    &n…


  • Brookfield Engineering Acquires RheoTec Messtechnik GmbH

    03.12.09
    Brookfield Engineering has acquired RheoTec Messtechnik GmbH of Dresden, Germany. Brookfield and RheoTec have been partners for the past 10 years in the sale of the R/S family of rheometers. Through Brookfield’s international dealer network, R/…


  • Fenway Materials, Inc. Begins Operation

    03.12.09
    Fenway Materials, a new chemical distributor, began operations in February servicing the paint, plastic, ink and allied industries in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. Fenway Materials is headquartered in North Plainfield, NJ. The first suppl…


  • Printing Industries of America Announces New Name and Logo

    03.12.09
    Printing Industries of America, formerly PIA/GATF (Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation) and the world’s largest graphic communications association, has announced a new name, logo and tagline.     …


  • MUNZING Acquires Wax Dispersion Business of L. P. Bader & Co. GmbH

    02.03.09
    In line with its growth strategy, MÜNZING has acquired L. P. Bader, a leading manufacturer of wax dispersions. In Rottweil, the family-owned enterprise produces wax dispersions for paints, coatings, inks and other industrial applications. L.P. B…


  • Sartomer Americas Announces Restructuring

    02.03.09
    Sartomer Company has announced the restructuring of its Americas division, reflecting the growth and independence of the European and Asian operations, which has functionally been supported by the Americas group.       The rest…


  • Silberline Acquires Yasida

    02.03.09
    Silberline announced the acquisition of Yasida and Aesthetic Color-Tech (Jinan) Co., Ltd. from AArbor International Corp. The companies manufacture and sell aluminum pigments under the Silverking brand name.      “The Yasida Si…


  • Ecocolor Adds MC Technology as Distributor

    02.03.09
    Ecocolor Industries has announced its plan to add MC Technology as a distributor for its entire product line.      “We are very excited about the opportunity to have MC Technology represent our products,” said Shaun Muel…


  • Sartomer, R.M. Ferguson Mark 40-Year Anniversary

    12.03.08
    Sartomer Company and R.M. Ferguson Specialty Chemicals, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, recently marked their 40th anniversary of working together to promote photocure monomers, resins and other products used in rubber, adhesive, coatings, inks and other…