Industry News

  • 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…


  • TAG Polymers Upgrades Technology

    February 6, 2007
    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 micropo…


  • Keynote Speakers to Illustrate 'The Value of Color' At 2007 CPMA International Color Pigments Conference

    February 6, 2007
    Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs will illustrate vividly the conference theme, “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be held at…


  • Micro Powders Celebrates Its 35th-Year Anniversary

    February 6, 2007
    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY, in 1971, and then relocated to Scarsdale, NY. In 1989, the company moved its…


  • International Paper Agrees To Sell Arizona Chemical

    January 11, 2007
    International Paper has signed two definitive agreements related to the sales of its beverage packaging and Arizona Chemical businesses for combined proceeds of approximately $985 million. The transactions are both subject to certain adjustments and…


  • Sartomer Lifts Sales Control for Wingtack Resins

    January 11, 2007
    Sartomer Company is lifting sales control on its Wingtack resins product line. The sales control was declared in May due to worldwide events affecting the availability of C5 resin-making streams.         “We have also…