Industry News

  • Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP)

    April 29, 2010
    Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) announced a price increase for all emulsions products, effective for shipments on and after Feb. 1, 2010, prices increased up to $0.05 per pound for all ESI-CRYL emulsion polymers, wax emulsions and resin solutions.…


  • Trust Chem Opens European Warehouse For Organic Pigments in Rotterdam

    January 27, 2010
    During an opening ceremony on Dec. 2, 2009, the European warehouse for the Hangzhou (PR China) based Trust Chem Group was officially opened. From this 4,000 square meter Rotterdam hub, an extensive range of organic pigments will be supplied to the Eu…


  • NPCA, FSCT Change Name To American Coatings Association

    January 27, 2010
    On Jan. 1, 2010, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) changed its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA). The change marks the culmination of the merger between the NPCA and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technol…


  • New Website for Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH

    January 27, 2010
    Evonik Tego Chemie GmbH’s new website, located at  http://tego.evonik.com, provides a quick and comprehensive overview of all of Tego’s products and services. Publications and recommended formulations are easily retrieved from the ne…


  • Sartomer Company and Cray Valley Realign Business Units

    January 27, 2010
    Sartomer Company and sister company Cray Valley, both part of Total’s chemical branch, realigned their organizations to better synchronize products and services with customers and markets. The changes became effective Jan. 1, 2010.   …


  • Emerald Performance Materials Expands In Latin America

    December 11, 2009
    Emerald Performance Materials has opened a new subsidiary company, Emerald Latin America, SRL, in response to growing business needs in the region.            The new subsidiary will initially serve the Latin Amer…


  • Resinall, RUTGERS Announce JV

    December 11, 2009
    Resinall Europe bvba and RÜTGERS Germany GmbH announced the formation of Resinall Rutgers Resins GmbH as a joint venture company with registered office at Duisburg, Germany. The primary purpose of the JV will be the manufacture and sales of hydr…


  • Lubrizol to Close Chagrin Falls Coatings Facility

    December 11, 2009
    The Lubrizol Corporation announced its decision to close its Chagrin Falls, OH overprint coatings manufacturing facility. This action to end production of Algan overprint coatings and varnishes was made after a complete and thorough business analysis…


  • Merck Acquires Leading Manufacturer of Effect Pigments in China

    November 13, 2009
    Merck KGaA has acquired Suzhou Taizhu Technology Development Co. Ltd. (Taizhu), a leading supplier of effect pigments located in Taicang near Shanghai, China. With total revenues of more than €14 million in 2008 and 300 employees, Taizhu is one…


  • SmithChem & Young, JNS Supply Merge

    November 13, 2009
    JNS Supply LLC and the SmithChem & Young Division of Lansco Colors LLC have merged to form the new distribution company, JNS SmithChem LLC. The offices and warehouse will be located in Paterson, NJ.      Darren Jachts will serve…


  • Deacom Receives 2009 Best Deployment Scenario Award for ERP

    November 13, 2009
    Deacom, Inc., producer of the Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System for paint, ink, and coatings manufacturers, announced that its Progress Paint case study has been named a winner of the 2009 Best Deployment S…


  • HarperScientific Welcomes MAI as Distributor

    November 13, 2009
    HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America, is partnering with Mark Andy, Inc. (MAI). A new agreement makes the narrow and mid-web printing equipment maker a distributor f…


  • R.M. Ferguson Acquires ICC

    November 13, 2009
    R.M. Ferguson acquired Industrial Colours and Chemicals Ltd. (ICC), bringing customers and vendors a century of combined expertise in specialty chemical distribution. The transaction complements and builds on both companies’ strong market prese…


  • Univar Launches New Range of Vinyl Resins Throughout Europe

    October 14, 2009
    Univar announced that it will be marketing a comprehensive new range of solution vinyl resins under the Univar proprietary grade name. A global agreement with two new producers means that the range will be available worldwide.      F…


  • Burnishine Products Under New Ownership

    October 14, 2009
    Burnishine Products, manufacturer of pressroom chemicals since 1887, has new owners. The company was purchased recently from Weiman Products LLC by Grant Beck and Roger Giza, both of whom have long histories in the graphic arts business. Mr. Beck is…