Industry News

  • Dominion Colour Establishes DCC (Europe) Ltd.

    September 9, 2009
    Dominion Colour Corporation announced that in support of its commitment to meeting the requirements of REACH, DCC established DCC (Europe) Ltd., based in Manchester, UK, as its only representative for the purposes of REACH.      …


  • Arizona Chemical Announces Closure Of Port St. Joe, FL, Plant

    July 24, 2009
    Arizona Chemical announced that it will permanently close its Port St. Joe, FL, chemical plant in July 2009. The company intends to transfer its Port St. Joe production to its refineries in Panama City, FL, and Savannah, GA.      Thi…


  • Novant Chemicals Appoints Northspec As Canadian Distributor

    July 24, 2009
    Novant Chemicals Ltd. has appointed Northspec Chemicals Corporation,  Toronto Canada, as their exclusive Canadian distributor for their entire iron oxide pigment product line along with the Sirius line of pearlescent pigments.    &nbs…


  • PriscoDigital to Market HP Scitex Superwide Systems

    July 24, 2009
    Printers’ Service (Prisco) announced an exclusive national distribution agreement with HP that will enable PriscoDigital, the digital division of Prisco, to exclusively market and sell the complete line of HP Scitex superwide industrial inkjet…


  • INX Digital Develops Solution For UV Curable Ink Printhead Cleaning

    July 24, 2009
    INX Digital International Co. announced the global availability of its UV HeadCure printhead cleaning service. Employing a new, patent-pending technology, it has shown to provide 100 percent recovery of UV printheads with obstructed nozzles and restr…


  • Cognis Opens Affiliate in India

    July 24, 2009
    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

    June 11, 2009
    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

    June 11, 2009
    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

    June 11, 2009
    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

    June 3, 2009
    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

    June 3, 2009
    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

    June 3, 2009
    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

    June 3, 2009
    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

    April 9, 2009
    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

    April 9, 2009
    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…