Industry News

  • 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…


  • Univar Awarded ISO 14001 in the UK

    April 9, 2009
    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

    March 12, 2009
    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

    March 12, 2009
    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

    March 12, 2009
    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

    March 12, 2009
    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

    February 3, 2009
    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

    February 3, 2009
    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

    February 3, 2009
    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

    February 3, 2009
    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

    December 3, 2008
    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…


  • Ashland Completes Acquisition of Hercules

    December 3, 2008
    Ashland Inc. has completed its acquisition of Hercules Inc. Each share of Hercules common stock outstanding was exchanged for $18.60 in cash and 0.093 of a share of Ashland common stock.      “This is a landmark day for our co…