Industry News

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Announces Price Increases

    December 13, 2006
    Effective Jan. 1, 2007, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Coating Effects Segment announces price increases across all of its product lines in response to rising costs of raw materials and energy.  Product lines affected are primarily used in the graphic…


  • Cognis Expands Management Board

    December 13, 2006
    Cognis has appointed Paul Allen, executive vice president functional products, Stephane Baseden, executive vice president nutrition & health, and Richard Ridinger, executive vice president care chemicals, to the Management Board. This step has be…


  • Clariant, Songwon to End Antioxidants Cooperation

    November 16, 2006
    Clariant International Ltd. and Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.,Ulsan, Korea, announced they mutually agreed to end their cooperation in antioxidants after many years of a successful partnership as of Jan. 31, 2008. The decision is a result of a strategi…


  • Hockmeyer Equipment Names New Representatives

    November 16, 2006
    Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation has named two new equipment representatives.      Daniyel Firestone with Norstone, Inc., Wyncote, PA, has territorial responsibilities which include the areas of eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jer…


  • EPA Qualification Helps Cytec Speed Eco-Friendly Products to the Market

    November 16, 2006
    Cytec was recently named the first company to qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Sustainable Futures program, which includes approval for a shortened regulatory review process for certain new products. As a result, the…


  • IdeOn LLC Specializes in Packaging, Label Segments

    November 16, 2006
    A group of leading experts in ink and printing technology announced the formation of IdeOn LLC (www.ideonllc.com), a new company specializing in technical solutions for the packaging and label segments of the printing industry.     …


  • Pitman Company Named National Distributor For Rad-Cure Corporation

    November 16, 2006
    National Distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation Pitman Company has been named national distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of UV curable coatings and adhesives, as well as specialty aqueous products for the narrow web…


  • Cytec Expanding Production of Acrylic Resins in North America

    November 16, 2006
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced the manufacturing start-up for select MACRYNAL high solids acrylic polyols and VIACRYL water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facility. The capital investment made at the Langley plant shoul…


  • D.B. Becker Co. Appointed Exclusive Sales Rep for SI Group

    November 16, 2006
    D.B. Becker Co., Inc., Clinton, NJ, has been appointed exclusive sales representative for the SI Group, Electronics Specialties Division, located in Schenectady, N.Y.  IsoRads, radiation curable oligomers and IsoRad UV curable self-initiating ma…


  • Rohm and Haas Names Chemcentral U.S. Distributor

    November 16, 2006
    Rohm and Haas has announced the move to a single U.S. distributor for its North American architectural and functional coatings business, effective Jan. 1, 2007.  Chemcentral, headquartered in Bedford Park, IL, will represent Rohm and Haas in the…


  • OM Group Announces Appointments for Advanced Organics

    November 16, 2006
    OM Group, Inc.’s Advanced Organics business unit recently announced the appointment of CNX Distribution as its sales agent in Arkansas, and the M.F. Cachat Company as its sales agent for Tennessee.…


  • Cambridge Viscosity Selects New Name, Logo

    November 16, 2006
    Cambridge Applied Systems, a pioneer in modern viscosity management technology, has changed its name to Cambridge Viscosity, Inc.      “Our new name better describes who we are and what we do,” said company president Rob…


  • Clariant Announces Price Increases

    October 10, 2006
    In response to rising costs of raw materials, energy, and logistics, the Pigments & Additives Division of Clariant announced global price increases for several of its products, effective Oct. 1, 2006.      The Pigments & Addi…


  • Cytec Announces Price Increases on Amino and Phenolic Resins in Americas

    October 10, 2006
    Cytec Industries Inc. announced that it is increasing prices in North and South America of its Cymel, Aerotex, Melurac and Cyrez amino resins, and of its Alvonol phenolic resins. The increases took effect on Sept. 15, 2006.      …


  • Sartomer Names J.H. Calo Company as Wingtack Resin Distributor

    October 10, 2006
    Sartomer Company announced that J.H. Calo Company, Westbury, NY, has been named the newest distributor of its Wingtack resin line. Sartomer acquired the tackifying resin line from Goodyear in 2005.       J.H. Calo will be respo…