Industry News

  • Ciba Celebrates Opening of Shanghai R&D Center

    10.25.05
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals marked the opening of its $20 million R&D center in Shanghai with an inauguration ceremony that included a senior management delegation from Ciba Specialty Chemicals, government officials from Shanghai, Swiss ambassador t…


  • Degussa Increases Prices For Fischer Tropsch Waxes

    10.25.05
    Degussa will increase the prices for its Fischer Tropsch waxes (Vestowax H 100, 1050, 200 and 2050) by an average of 9 percent effective June 1. This adjustment is necessary due to elevated energy, freight and logistic costs.…


  • Lyondell Increases Arcosolv PM Capacity

    10.25.05
    Lyondell Chemical Company has increased Arcosolv PM (propylene glycol methyl ether) capacity to meet increasing global customer demand.      Lyondell has upped the production of Arcosolv PM from 95,000 metric tons to 130,000 metric…


  • Degussa Acquires CYRO From JV Partner Cytec

    10.25.05
    Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, Germany, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Cytec Industries Inc.’s 50 percent holding in CYRO Industries, a joint venture established in 1976 between Degussa and Cytec. The sales price amounts to $95 milli…


  • Wolstenholme Announces Price Increases For Carbon Black Dispersions

    10.25.05
    Wolstenholme International Inc. has announced price increases for all of its carbon black dispersion products, effective July 1. The company will be implementing a 4 percent increase on water-based dispersions and a 6 percent increase on oil-based di…


  • RadTech Japan, RadTech North America Sign Landmark Agreement

    10.25.05
    RadTech North America and RadTech Japan have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to exchange information and expand activities in the technical and market development of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology.      &…


  • Elementis plc Sells Hardman Business

    10.25.05
    Elementis plc announced that it has agreed to sell its Hardman epoxy and urethane products business headquartered in Belleville, NJ, for a cash payment of approximately £7.8m ($14.8 million) to Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC.   …


  • Sartomer Increases Prices Of Norsolene, SMA Resins

    10.25.05
    Sartomer Company will increase the list and off-list prices of its Norsolene hydrocarbon resins by 6 cents per pound as of May 1. This increase is due to the continuing rising costs of raw materials and energy, as well as increasing costs associated…


  • Disti Kleen/Ink Paint Maker Set Up U.S. Operation

    10.25.05
    Ink/Paint Maker and Disti Kleen have formed Ink/Paint Maker USA, a joint venture in the U.S.      The Italian company will market its line of gravimetric color systems in North America. The company has established itself in New York…


  • Cognis Provides Online Access to Technical Data Via Chemidex

    10.25.05
    Cognis has added its products to the Chemidex Cybrary, a web-based search engine operated by Chemidex Inc. Existing and prospective Cognis customers now have access to comprehensive information and technical data on the company’s products. &n…


  • Inksolutions, LLC to acquire Bria Graphics, Inc.

    10.25.05
    Inksolutions, LLC, Elk Grove Village, IL, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bria Graphics, Inc., Hawthorne, CA.      The two companies will form a new varnish company in Los Angeles to service the lithographic ink companies on…


  • CCP Implements Sales Controls on Coatings Resins

    10.25.05
    Effective immediately, CCP’s Coatings Resins Group implemented a 2005 volume sales control program for all acrylic-containing coatings resins.  According to Dan Kile, vice president of polymers for CCP, the action is necessitated by the…


  • Sartomer Company to Increase Monomer and Oligomer Prices

    10.25.05
    Sartomer Company increased the   prices of its acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers effective March 15 (or as contracts allowed). Increases varied by product, and ranged from 11 to 27 cents per pound, or from 5 percent to 10 per…


  • OM Group Selects A.C. Zoller as Agent

    10.25.05
    OM Group, Inc. has selected an additional agent, the A.C. Zoller Company. Located in Oakmont, PA, Zoller will act as the sole agent in the Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia), western New York and West Virginia markets.      Specia…


  • John Erbeck Named MD-Both Regional Sales Manager of the Year

    10.25.05
    MD-Both Industries announced that John Erbeck has been named MD-Both Industries’ Sales Manager of the Year for 2004. Mr. Erbeck received the award in recognition and appreciation of his tremendous contributions, hard work, enthusiasm and outsta…


  • Harper Celebrates First Anniversary Of Intense Flexo Training

    10.25.05
    In keeping with its dedication to flexo education, Harper Corporation of America is marking the completion of the first year of its “Basics of Flexo” class.      “We initiated this class at Central Piedmont Communit…


  • Bomar Appoints West Coast Sales Agent

    10.25.05
    Bomar Specialties Company has announced an agreement with the firm of Dorsett & Jackson to represent Bomar’s UV/EB cure oligomers in the western states. Joe Leon, general manager, said that with this arrangement, Bomar will now have a stron…


  • Degussa Honors Palmer Holland

    10.25.05
    Degussa has honored Palmer Holland, Inc., with the Outstanding Aerosil Fumed Silica Distributor Performance Award, 2004, for excellence in sales.…


  • GMZ Inc. Receives Honors for 2004

    10.25.05
    Four chemical manufacturers recognized GMZ Inc. for its successes in 2004. Air Products and Chemicals, epoxy curing agents division, awarded GMZ Inc. “Distributor of the Year.” Noveon – Hilton Davis awarded GMZ “Distributor of…


  • Rohm and Haas Selects Site for New China R&D Center

    10.25.05
    Rohm and Haas Company announced that it has selected the site for its new China Research and Development Center in Shanghai.      Located on more than eight acres in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area District, the new sit…