Industry News


  • Columbian Chemicals Announces New Ownership

    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…
    05.18.06

  • Q-Panel Changes Name to Q-Lab

    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…
    04.10.06

  • New RadTech Board Members Announced

    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…
    04.10.06

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

    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…
    04.10.06

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals To Sell Textile Effects Business to Huntsman

    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…
    03.14.06

  • Johnson Polymer LLC Acquires JV from Toyo Ink

    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…
    03.14.06

  • Deeks & Co. Inc to Represent Tego Coating & Ink Additives

    Goldschmidt Chemical Company has appointed Deeks & Co. Inc. as its new distributor in the Southeast for its Tego Coating & Ink Additive subsidiary. Initially, Deeks will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tenness…
    03.14.06

  • Sartomer Opens Japan Office

    Sartomer Company announced the opening of Sartomer Japan in Tokyo. Part of the Sartomer Asia division, the new office will serve formulators and chemists throughout Japan, providing technical and sales support for Sartomer’s entire line of spec…
    03.14.06

  • ISP to Acquire Biocide Business Of Milker & Gruning

    International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP) announced that, through one of its subsidiaries, it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the biocide business of Milker & Grüning GmbH (M&G). The transaction, which is exp…
    03.14.06

  • Lyondell Announces Price Increases for Titanium Dioxide Products

    Lyondell Chemical Company increased its prices for all rutile and anatase Tiona titanium dioxide (TiO2) products sold to all end-use markets worldwide, effective Jan. 1, 2006, or as contracts allow. Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Inc., a Lyondell com…
    02.06.06

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    Clariant Changes Sandospers to Flexonyl

    Effective January 1, 2006, Sandospers WF pigment preparations from Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division are sold under the new brand name Flexonyl WF. The pigment preparations are particularly recommended for the production of water-bas…
    02.06.06

  • Huntsman Announces Global TiO2 Price Increase

    The pigments business of Huntsman Corporation, Huntsman Tioxide, announced that it increased prices globally for all grades of titanium dioxide (TiO2) effective Jan. 1, 2006, or as contracts allow.      The increases were as follows:…
    02.06.06

  • Degussa Begins Production of Alumina, Cationic-Silica Dispersions in North America

    Degussa’s Aerosil business line commenced production in October of fumed alumina and cationic-silica dispersions at its North American dispersion plant in Mobile, AL. These specialty products are ideally suited to meet the demanding needs of th…
    02.06.06

  • Cognis and IMCD Group to Work Together in Europe

    Paint and coatings manufacturers expect a lot of their raw material suppliers: not just in terms of innovative, high-quality products, but also as regards excellent customer service, and a strong distribution network.      With this…
    02.06.06

  • Fuji Hunt Develops UV Coating for Toner Market

    Citing the continued and significant growth of toner-based imaging, Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals, Inc. has introduced Ultracoat UV X2.  Ultracoat UV X2 has been in design, development and testing for nearly two years, and is formulated to pr…
    02.06.06

  • FSCT Publishes Service Life Book

    The FSCT has announced the publication of Service Life Prediction: Challenging the Status Quo, featuring the papers presented at the Third Service Life Symposium, held in February 2004 in Sedona, AZ.      The 432-page, hardbound boo…
    02.06.06

  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals To Raise Prices On Resins And Other Ink Ingredients

    Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. announced that it will raise prices in the Americas effective Jan. 1, 2006 for various resins and ingredients used in formulating printing inks. “Ongoing cost increases for both raw materials and energy make…
    01.13.06

  • Cytec Surface Specialties Announces Fuel Surcharge for Americas

    Effective Dec. 1, 2005, the Cytec Surface Specialties businesses implemented a line item fuel surcharge of $.03 per kg. on every shipment for which Cytec is responsible for freight.      The surcharge will apply to radiation curable…
    01.13.06

  • Keim-Additec Surface USA Names Representatives

    Keim-Additec Surface USA has announced the selection of several companies as technical sales representatives for its wax product lines.       CheMarCo Inc., based in Greenville, SC, is representing the Southeast portion of the U…
    01.13.06

  • Two Sun Chemical Plants Receive SOCMA Award

    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (SOCMA) awarded its 2005 Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S) Achievement Award to two of Sun Chemical Corporation’s pigment manufacturing facilities: Muskegon, M…
    01.13.06