Industry News

  • Buhler Takes Over IdraPrince

    09.13.06
    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

    09.13.06
    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

    09.13.06
    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

    08.11.06
    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

    08.11.06
    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

    08.11.06
    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

    07.12.06
    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

    07.12.06
    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

    05.18.06
    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

    05.18.06
    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

    05.18.06
    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.

    05.18.06
    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

    05.18.06
    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

    05.18.06
    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

    05.18.06
    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…


  • Q-Panel Changes Name to Q-Lab

    04.10.06
    Q-Panel Lab Products is celebrating its 50th anniversary by changing its name to Q-Lab Corporation, which the company believes better expresses the company’s focus.      Q-Lab Corporation now consists of two divisions: Q-Lab I…


  • New RadTech Board Members Announced

    04.10.06
    RadTech-The Association for UV and EB Technology, welcomes new board members for the new year – Mike Idacavage of Cytec Surface Specialties; Petra L’Abbe, PPG Industries, Inc.; Howard Ragin, Craig Adhesives & Coatings; Mark Tilley, DS…


  • Tom Dunn, Printpack Inc., Confirmed for a Second Two-year Term by RadTech

    04.10.06
    Tom Dunn, Printpack Inc., was confirmed for a second two-year term by RadTech. “With manufacturing technology facing unprecedented competitive and regulatory challenges, ultraviolet and electron beam processes offer unique productivity enhanci…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals To Sell Textile Effects Business to Huntsman

    03.14.06
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Textile Effects business to Huntsman Corporation for a consideration of CHF 332 million ($253 million), in cash and assumed debt. The divestment is expected to be concluded…


  • Johnson Polymer LLC Acquires JV from Toyo Ink

    03.14.06
    Johnson Polymer LLC has reached an amicable agreement with its partner, Toyo Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd., to purchase its remaining shares of the companies’ long standing joint venture, Johnson Polymer Corporation (JPC), the leading supplier of water-bas…