Industry News

  • 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…


  • Silberline Expands Territory with Archway

    December 3, 2008
    Silberline has expanded its relationship with Archway Sales, Inc. Archway’s territory expanded to include northern Ohio, Michigan, and western Pennsylvania in addition to its current territory, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorad…


  • Union Colours, RCPI Form Alliance

    December 3, 2008
    Union Colours Limited UK, a division of the Longyu Pigments and Chemicals Corporation of China, the largest independent manufacturer of organic pigments in China, has entered into a strategic alliance with Rolfes Color Pigments International (RCPI) t…


  • MetalFX for Flexo Premieres at Graph Expo

    November 7, 2008
    MetalFX Technology – a Ciba subsidiary – demonstrated the flexo version of its popular metallic printing technology at Graph Expo 2008. MetalFX for Flexo debuted at drupa 2008, and the Graph Expo showing will be the first in the Amer…


  • GAA Announces Relocation to New Jersey

    November 7, 2008
    The Gravure Association of America (GAA) is moving closer to many of its members and their clients in the New York metropolitan area by transfering its headquarters to Paramus, NJ as of Oct. 1, 2008.      “One-third of o…


  • Arizona Chemical to Purchase Abieta Chemie

    November 7, 2008
    Arizona Chemical has reached an agreement to purchase Abieta Chemie, a leading European rosin upgrading company, from private funds managed by AUCTUS Management GmbH&Co KG equity firm. The deal is expected to close after regulatory clearances hav…


  • Velsicol Chemical Business Re-Branded as Genovique Specialties Corporation

    November 7, 2008
    Effective immediately, the Plastic Additives, Benzoic Acid & Derivatives Business of Velsicol Chemical Corporation will be known as Genovique Specialties Corporation.      “The Plastic Additives, Benzoic Acid and Derivativ…


  • Eastman Chemical Appoints Univar Canada

    November 7, 2008
    Univar Specialties announced that Eastman Chemical Company has appointed Univar Canada Ltd. as its exclusive distributor for their domestic and imported LTL hydrocarbon resin business. This change was effective Sept. 1, 2008.      Un…


  • Univar Sells Specialized Packaging Business to EMCO

    November 7, 2008
    Univar, a world leader in chemical distribution, has sold its Mozel packaging business and facility in Columbia, IL, to EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.      Mozel provides quality, custom packaging and blending of chemical raw mater…


  • Cognis Enjoys Sales Growth in 1H 2008

    October 10, 2008
    In the first six months of 2008, Cognis increased the net sales of its core businesses by 7 percent to €1.533 billion compared with the same period in 2007. On an organic basis, sales grew by 12 percent. All three strategic business units that f…


  • Cytec Announces Price Increases on Amino Resins In North, South America

    October 10, 2008
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced price increases for its Cymel, Melmac, Beckamine and Uformite amino resins on all shipments in North and South America on or after Sept. 15, 2008, or as contracts allow.      The price increases by pro…


  • Matan Digital Printers Appoints PriscoDigital

    October 10, 2008
    Printers’ Service (Prisco) announced that PriscoDigital has been appointed North American distributor for Matan super wide format digital printers.      “It stands to reason that when the best printer support services on…


  • Dow Exploring Divestiture Options

    October 10, 2008
    The Dow Chemical Company announced it is exploring divestiture options for its Clear Lake Operations acrylic acid and esters and UCAR Emulsion Systems specialty latex business in North America. Dow has engaged J.P. Morgan to act as financial adviser…


  • Membrana Completes Manufacturing Expansion

    September 11, 2008
    As part of the overall expansion of its Charlotte facility, Membrana, a membrane and device manufacturer, announced the completion of its manufacturing expansion. This strategic expansion will increase the production capacity of hollow fiber membrane…