Industry News

  • Lansco Colors Acquires Select Color Products

    January 17, 2008
    Lansco Colors, Montvale, NJ has recently acquired Dover, NJ-based Select Color Products. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Lansco Colors is a privately held company that  manufactures a broad range of organic and inorganic pigme…


  • X-Rite Completes Acquisition of Pantone

    December 5, 2007
    X-Rite, Inc. has completed the purchase of Pantone, Inc. for a purchase price of $180 million.  The transaction was funded exclusively with cash, financed through new borrowings.      Pantone, Inc., headquartered in Carlstadt, N…


  • Evonik Acquires All Interests in Degussa Engineered Carbons

    December 5, 2007
    Evonik Industries has acquired the remaining 50 percent shares in its former carbon black joint venture Degussa Engineered Carbons (DEC)  from ECI. DEC will now be a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of Evonik. “Carbon black is one of our st…


  • Elementis Specialties Appoints Chemroy Canada

    December 5, 2007
    Elementis Specialties announced that effective Feb. 1, 2008, Chemroy Canada will be its Canadian distributor.      “We are pleased to appoint Chemroy Canada as our Canadian distributor and believe that they will provide a high…


  • Archway Sales Acquires Deeks & Company

    December 5, 2007
    Archway Sales, Inc., St. Louis, MO, acquired Deeks & Company, Cincinnati, OH.      Deeks & Company is a specialty chemical distributor founded in 1937, and has served the Ohio Valley market for more than 70 years. The acquisi…


  • RadTech Plans Cutting-Edge Technical Programming

    December 5, 2007
    With technical sessions including Green Chemistry, Renewable Resources, Impact of REACH, Nanomaterials, Kinetics, Electronics Chemistry, Graphic Arts, Wood Coatings, High Performance Coatings and more, RadTech, the Association for Ultraviolet (UV) an…


  • CPMA's 2008 International Color Pigments Conference To be Held in Chicago Area

    December 5, 2007
    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association’s (CPMA) 2008 International Color Pigments Conference, “Color Matters - New Business and New Products in a Global Marketplace” will be May 12-15, 2008 at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort…


  • Wacker Polymers Raises Prices For Functional Binders Worldwide

    November 6, 2007
    Wacker Polymers raised its prices worldwide for Pioloform, Polyviol, Vinnacoat, Vinnapas solid resins and Vinnol surface coating resins. The increase averages 10 percent, and, unless otherwise agreed, came into force on Nov, 1, 2007. This measure has…


  • Cray Valley Opens Hydrocarbon Resins Lab

    November 6, 2007
    Cray Valley announced the opening of a 900-square-foot hydrocarbon resins lab at its existing Exton, PA facility. The new lab enables the company to increase product research, raw material evaluation and new product development.     …


  • Cytec Announces Price Increases

    November 6, 2007
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced it is increasing the prices of selected UV/EB curable specialty monomers, specialty oligomers and photoinitiators in the Americas for orders shipped on or after Oct. 15, 2007. Prices will advance between 5 to 7 percent…


  • LANXESS Forms JV with Ineos, Divests Borchers GmbH to OM Group

    November 6, 2007
    LANXESS has successfully completed two portfolio adjustments. Effective Sept. 30, 2007, the former Lustran Polymers business unit became part of INEOS ABS, a newly formed joint venture with British chemicals group INEOS.      LANXES…


  • TMI Group Acquires BQM Technology From XQ Innovations

    November 6, 2007
    The TMI Group of Companies has acquired BQM-1, a new measurement device invented by XQ Innovations, Australia. “The company has produced successful trials with the BQM measurement device at several international research groups and corrugate…


  • Michelman Appoints Dowd and Guild

    November 6, 2007
    Michelman has chosen Dowd and Guild Inc. to represent its Chemical Specialties product line in the western U.S, including California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Arizona and Utah.      Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Dowd and Guild…


  • DataLase Awarded New Patent for its Innovative Marking Solutions

    November 6, 2007
    DataLase has been granted a patent for a new transparent pigment for application on clear films or substrates. This adds to the intellectual property that the company now holds in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.      The products have be…


  • Plasticolors Acquires UCD Colorants Business

    November 6, 2007
    Plasticolors, Inc. has completed an asset purchase of the UCD Colorants products previously owned by Rohm & Haas. The purchase includes the UCD V-Line, Q-Line, HS-Line, E-Line, SF-Line, PS-Line, L-Line, W-Line and N-Line. The price of the UCD Col…


  • Cognis Retains M&A Specialists for Review Of Pulcra Chemicals

    October 11, 2007
    Cognis announced that it has invited mergers and acquisitions specialists Lincoln International to conduct a review of the strategic options for its Pulcra Chemicals subsidiary.      On July 1, 2007, Cognis’ Process Chemicals…


  • Ron and Katherine Harper Earn PIA/GATF's Education Awards of Excellence

    October 11, 2007
    Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives. The awards are presented annually to an academic repre…


  • Deacom Selected as a Leading Supply Chain Software Provider

    October 11, 2007
    Deacom, Inc. has been recognized by the 2007 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. Deacom specializes in simplifying and managing the complex business process issues of mid-sized paint, ink and coatings manufacturers.      Deacom…


  • Bomar Expands Manufacturing Capacity

    October 11, 2007
    Joseph Leon, general manager of Bomar Specialties, announced that the company will move from its original site in Winsted, CT to larger facilities in nearby Torrington. The new plant will be fully operational by the end of October.    &nb…


  • Evonik Industries Introduced

    October 11, 2007
    Germany now has a new industrial group: Evonik Industries has arrived. At the company headquarters in Essen, Dr. Werner Müller, CEO of the entity previously operating under the name of RAG Beteiligungs-AG, presented the new brand with which Evon…