Industry News

  • Membrana, Hager + Elsasser Announce Agreement

    October 10, 2006
    Membrana announced that an agreement has been reached with Hager + Elsässer GmbH (formerly Ondeo Industrial Solutions GmbH) relating to Hager + Elsässer’s European patent EP 0 899 239. The patent applies to the treatment of water wher…


  • Cognis Consolidates European Manufacture of DSX Rheology Additive

    October 10, 2006
    To meet the rising demand for environmentally friendly high-performance rheology additives, Cognis has now consolidated the European production of its DSX range of rheology additives at its site in Castellbisbal, near Barcelona.     …


  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals To Rebrand Latex Products Under Axilat Name

    October 10, 2006
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals is renaming its full range of polymer dispersions in Europe and redispersible powders globally under the new brand name, Axilat.      “With our recent purchase of the polymer dispersions business from…


  • Pitman Company Acquires Charrette LLC

    October 10, 2006
    Pitman Company has acquired Charrette LLC. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.      Charrette LLC becomes a division of the Pitman Company and will continue to operate under the Charrette name. John J. Ford III (“Jack&…


  • C.P. Hall Appoints Chemcentral Australia Pty., Ltd. as Distributor

    October 10, 2006
    Chemcentral Australia Pty., Ltd. announced that it is now representing the C.P. Hall Company in Australia and New Zealand.      The C. P. Hall Company is a leading supplier of performance additives to the polymer and personal care in…


  • Buhler Takes Over IdraPrince

    September 13, 2006
    On Aug. 10, 2006, Buhler took over IdraPrince, Holland, MI. With this move, Buhler is taking an important step in the expansion of its die casting division.      Through its consistent alignment with the market and through its innova…


  • Cytec Announces Price Increases on Radcure Resins in the Americas

    September 13, 2006
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced it is increasing prices of its Radcure epoxy acrylate resins by $0.10 per pound for its undiluted grades, and by $0.06-$0.08 per pound for its diluted grades.      The increases took effect Aug. 15, 20…


  • RadTech Announces uv.eb WEST 2007 Dates

    September 13, 2006
    RadTech-The Association for UV and EB technology, has announced dates for uv.eb WEST 2007, a two-day conference and table top exhibition, March 6-7, 2007 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX in Los Angeles, CA. Presentations and demonstrations by lea…


  • Cytec Expanding Global Production of UV Resins

    August 11, 2006
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced plans for a new production unit to manufacture Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply chain…


  • Sigma Technologies, Silberline Form Sigma Specialty Materials, LLC

    August 11, 2006
    Sigma Technologies Int’l, LLC, Tucson, AZ, and Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., Tamaqua, PA, announced the creation of a new company, Sigma Specialty Materials, LLC. Sigma Specialty Materials will focus on commercializing the unique state-of…


  • Sun Chemical Performance Pigments Raises Prices

    August 11, 2006
    Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has announced a price increase on phthalocyanine pigments and pigment preparations. The amount of the increase is $0.40/lb on phthalocyanine blue and $0.25/lb on phthalo green dry colors. Price increases on preparati…


  • Sartomer Company Raises Hydrocarbon Resins Prices

    July 12, 2006
    Sartomer Company increased the prices of its hydrocarbon resins as of May 15 (or as contracts allow).       The company’s Wingtack hydrocarbon resins prices increased by 6 cents per pound. Sartomer’s Norsolene resin…


  • Monteith Appoints New U.S. Distributor

    July 12, 2006
    A.R. Monteith has signed an exclusive distribution agreement in the U.S. with Charrette LLC, Woburn, MA, the U.S.’s largest provider of imaging and design products to the professional design marketplace.      “With our e…


  • Solution Dispersions Appoints Chemcentral as International Distributors

    May 18, 2006
    Solution Dispersions, Inc. appointed Chemcentral and Chemcentral joint venture  partners as distributors for their quality lines of carbon black dispersions for all international locations outside the U.S. Solution Dispersions, Inc., headquarter…


  • Cognis Receives Marketing Awards

    May 18, 2006
    Cognis has received five awards from the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) in recognition of the quality of its marketing communications. The company’s Synlubes Technology and Polymers, Coatings & Inks (PCI) business un…


  • Artwork Systems, Stork Prints Announce Partnership

    May 18, 2006
    Artwork Systems Group N.V., a world leader in professional prepress software, and Stork Prints, leaders in direct laser technology, announced a partnership agreement with the aim of enhancing the workflow in the pre-production stages of Stork’s…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Appoints Tri-iso, Inc.

    May 18, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has appointed Tri-iso, Inc. as its West Coast distributor for Ciba coatings effects pigments, UV absorbers, hindered amine light stabilizers, antioxidants, photoinitiators and optical brighteners for the paint and coatings ma…


  • Degussa Completes H12MDI Plant on Schedule

    May 18, 2006
    The Coatings & Colorants Business Unit of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, considerably strengthened its product portfolio in December with the on-schedule completion of a plant producing Vestanat H12MDI. “We’re happy that &nd…


  • TAG Polymers Upgrades Technology

    May 18, 2006
    TAG Polymers, an Austin, TX-based fluoropolymer processing business, announced the completion of a technology upgrade of its manufacturing facility located in San Marcos, TX. The company, which processes and manufactures fluoropolymer resins or micro…


  • Columbian Chemicals Announces New Ownership

    May 18, 2006
    Columbian Chemicals Co. announced March 17 that South Korean-based DC Chemical Co. Ltd., and One Equity Partners, a private equity affiliate of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., completed the purchase of the company from Phelps Dodge Corp. under the agree…