Industry News

  • 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…


  • Penn Color, Asha Dispersions Form JV

    January 11, 2007
    Asha Dispersions PVT Ltd. of Mumbai, India, and Penn Color, Inc. of Doylestown, PA announce that a definite agreement has been reached for the formation of a joint venture.  The joint venture, Asha Penn Color PVT, Ltd., with headquarters in Mumb…


  • RadTech North America, Latin America Sign Agreement

    January 11, 2007
    RadTech South America and RadTech International North America and have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance the technical and market development of ultraviolet and electron beam technology.       RadTech South America…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Launches New Websites

    January 11, 2007
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has relaunched its Imaging & Inks industry website (www.cibasc.com/imagingandinks) with new features, such as  fast access to information and services, new user-oriented technology entry route, new color, process sha…


  • RPM Acquires Dane Special Effects Colorants Business

    January 11, 2007
    RPM International Inc. acquired the daylight fluorescent, phosphorescent and thermochromatic pigments business of The Dane Group. Located in Manchester, England, this business has annual revenues of approximately $20 million. Terms were not disclosed…


  • Sartomer President Nicholas Trainer, Senior VP John Potts to Retire

    December 13, 2006
    Nicholas Trainer, president of specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company, a division of TOTAL’s Chemicals branch, announced Nov. 14 he will retire from the company. Dr. Luigi Colantuoni, vice president of TOTAL’s Atotech Far East,…