Industry News

  • Rockwood Agrees to Acquire Global Pigments Business of Elementis

    June 8, 2007
    Rockwood Holdings, Inc. announced that Rockwood has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the global color pigments business of Elementis plc for approximately $140 million. The business had sales of approximately $172 million and EBITDA of $18 mi…


  • Sun Chemical Performance Pigments Division Announces Price Increases

    May 10, 2007
    Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments Division raised prices on dry and presscake pigments effective April 16, 2007 as follows: • Azo reds by $0.30/lb. • Azo yellows by $0.15/lb. • Violet 23 by $0.50/lb. Prices for dispersi…


  • Sartomer Announces Global Restructuring

    April 12, 2007
    Sartomer Company announced a corporate restructuring designed to enhance global customer support for companies with multinational operations. Sartomer’s new president, Dr. Luigi Colantuoni, announced the realignment.      …


  • Bob Ziegler Resigns From FSCT Following 30-Plus Years of Service

    April 12, 2007
    The FSCT Board of Directors regretfully announced the resignation of Robert F. Ziegler as executive director of the FSCT, effective Feb. 15, 2007. Mr. Ziegler had served as executive director of the organization since January 2006. Prior to this a…


  • Cognis Offers Sustainable, High-Performance Solutions at 2007 ECS

    April 12, 2007
    At the 2007 European Coatings show to be held May 8 through 10 in Nuremberg, Germany, Cognis’ Functional Products business unit will be presenting market-ready concepts for a variety of applications in the paints, coatings and inks industry. Am…


  • Univar to Acquire CHEMCENTRAL

    April 12, 2007
    Univar N.V., a world leader in chemical distribution, today announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Univar USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Chemcentral Corporation for approximately $600 million in cash, includin…


  • INX's Rick Clendenning Receives Ault Award from NAPIM

    April 3, 2007
    Christopher Bonk, William Curtin, Salvatore Moscuzza, Dan Neese, Diane Parisi, Anthony Renzi and George Sickinger honored


  • Wacker Opens Technical Center in Singapore

    March 15, 2007
    To strengthen its Asian presence, the Wacker Group has opened a new technical center in Singapore. The facility will serve as a regional Center of Excellence for construction polymers, silicone emulsions, silicone resins and antifoam agents, the main…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Acquires ColorViz SAS

    March 15, 2007
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has acquired ColorViz SAS, a French start-up company with which it has cooperated since 2005. With know-how in CAD software development and material application, ColorViz has developed unique technology solutions for 3-D visu…


  • Cognis Receives Eight Awards for Communications

    March 15, 2007
    Cognis has been recognized for its corporate communications with eight awards at three separate ceremonies. At this year’s League of American Communication Professionals (LACP) Spotlight Awards, the image brochure “A day in the life&rdquo…


  • Silberline Announces Price Increase

    March 15, 2007
    Effective March 31, 2007, Silberline will globally increase the price of all aluminum pigments by the equivalent of USD $0.20 per pound (€0.35 per kilogram). This increase is necessitated by significant increases in the costs of key raw material…


  • Membrana Names Agent for Liqui-Cel in Malaysia

    March 15, 2007
    Membrana has entered into an agency agreement with Nextech SDN BHD as the local sales agent responsible for selling and servicing Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors in Malaysia. Nextech has offices in Kuala Lumpur as well Penang which will offer Malaysian…


  • Sartomer Increases Methacrylate Monomer, Select Oligomer Prices

    February 6, 2007
    Sartomer Company increased the price of its methacrylate monomers and urethane acrylate oligomers effective Jan. 15, 2007 (or as contracts allow). Increases will vary by product line as follows: •Methacrylate  monomers increase will range…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Names New Representative

    February 6, 2007
    Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation announced its agreement with MorehouseCowles to represent its milling, particle analysis and tank washing equipment.      MorehouseCowles is located in Chino, CA, and has territorial responsibilities w…


  • Silberline Announces Price Increase

    February 6, 2007
    Effective March 31, 2007, Silberline will globally increase the price of all aluminum pigments by the equivalent of USD $0.20 per pound (€0.35 per kilogram).      This increase is necessitated by significant increases in the co…