Industry News

  • ALTANA Approves Squeeze Out Resolution

    September 16, 2010
    At the company’s annual general meeting in Duisburg, Germany, the shareholders of ALTANA AG have approved the transfer of the remaining shares to the company’s main shareholder SKion GmbH.      As of Feb. 2, 2010, SKion…


  • CPIPC Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Thanks Supporters

    September 16, 2010
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the CPIPC at its upcoming Christmas Party, which be held on December 11, 2010 at The Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park, IL.   &nb…


  • Evonik Intends to Shut Down Production of Polyethylene Waxes

    September 16, 2010
    Evonik Industries intends to shutdown its production of polyethylene waxes in Herne/Germany at the end of December 2010. The Group has taken this step as a part of a profitability analysis. The modification and sale of Fischer-Tropsch-based waxes wil…


  • Evonik Increases Prices for Vestasol, Vestamin, Vestanat and Vestagon

    September 16, 2010
    Evonik Industries’ Coatings & Additives Business Unit will raise the selling prices for isophorone derivatives up to 10 percent, effective July 1, 2010 in all regions worldwide. This affects all products sold under the brand names Vestasol,…


  • NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology LLC Acquires Premier Mill

    September 16, 2010
    NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC and SPX Corporation signed a definitive agreement on April 30, 2010 under which NETZSCH acquired the Premier Mill business of SPX Corporation. Premier Mill is a well-known brand of grinding and dispersing equipme…


  • Styron Begins Operations

    September 16, 2010
    Styron, a former business division of The Dow Chemical Company, announced the new company’s direction following the close of its sale to Bain Capital Partners on June 17.       As a standalone, privately held company, Styr…


  • 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…