Industry News

  • Sun Chemical Performance Pigments Raises Prices

    August 11, 2006
    Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has announced a price increase on phthalocyanine pigments and pigment preparations. The amount of the increase is $0.40/lb on phthalocyanine blue and $0.25/lb on phthalo green dry colors. Price increases on preparati…


  • Sartomer Company Raises Hydrocarbon Resins Prices

    July 12, 2006
    Sartomer Company increased the prices of its hydrocarbon resins as of May 15 (or as contracts allow).       The company’s Wingtack hydrocarbon resins prices increased by 6 cents per pound. Sartomer’s Norsolene resin…


  • Monteith Appoints New U.S. Distributor

    July 12, 2006
    A.R. Monteith has signed an exclusive distribution agreement in the U.S. with Charrette LLC, Woburn, MA, the U.S.’s largest provider of imaging and design products to the professional design marketplace.      “With our e…


  • Solution Dispersions Appoints Chemcentral as International Distributors

    May 18, 2006
    Solution Dispersions, Inc. appointed Chemcentral and Chemcentral joint venture  partners as distributors for their quality lines of carbon black dispersions for all international locations outside the U.S. Solution Dispersions, Inc., headquarter…


  • Cognis Receives Marketing Awards

    May 18, 2006
    Cognis has received five awards from the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) in recognition of the quality of its marketing communications. The company’s Synlubes Technology and Polymers, Coatings & Inks (PCI) business un…


  • Artwork Systems, Stork Prints Announce Partnership

    May 18, 2006
    Artwork Systems Group N.V., a world leader in professional prepress software, and Stork Prints, leaders in direct laser technology, announced a partnership agreement with the aim of enhancing the workflow in the pre-production stages of Stork’s…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Appoints Tri-iso, Inc.

    May 18, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has appointed Tri-iso, Inc. as its West Coast distributor for Ciba coatings effects pigments, UV absorbers, hindered amine light stabilizers, antioxidants, photoinitiators and optical brighteners for the paint and coatings ma…


  • Degussa Completes H12MDI Plant on Schedule

    May 18, 2006
    The Coatings & Colorants Business Unit of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, considerably strengthened its product portfolio in December with the on-schedule completion of a plant producing Vestanat H12MDI. “We’re happy that &nd…


  • TAG Polymers Upgrades Technology

    May 18, 2006
    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 micro…


  • Columbian Chemicals Announces New Ownership

    May 18, 2006
    Columbian Chemicals Co. announced March 17 that South Korean-based DC Chemical Co. Ltd., and One Equity Partners, a private equity affiliate of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., completed the purchase of the company from Phelps Dodge Corp. under the agree…


  • Q-Panel Changes Name to Q-Lab

    April 10, 2006
    Q-Panel Lab Products is celebrating its 50th anniversary by changing its name to Q-Lab Corporation, which the company believes better expresses the company’s focus.      Q-Lab Corporation now consists of two divisions: Q-Lab I…


  • New RadTech Board Members Announced

    April 10, 2006
    RadTech-The Association for UV and EB Technology, welcomes new board members for the new year – Mike Idacavage of Cytec Surface Specialties; Petra L’Abbe, PPG Industries, Inc.; Howard Ragin, Craig Adhesives & Coatings; Mark Tilley, DS…


  • Tom Dunn, Printpack Inc., Confirmed for a Second Two-year Term by RadTech

    April 10, 2006
    Tom Dunn, Printpack Inc., was confirmed for a second two-year term by RadTech. “With manufacturing technology facing unprecedented competitive and regulatory challenges, ultraviolet and electron beam processes offer unique productivity enhanci…


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals To Sell Textile Effects Business to Huntsman

    March 14, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Textile Effects business to Huntsman Corporation for a consideration of CHF 332 million ($253 million), in cash and assumed debt. The divestment is expected to be concluded…


  • Johnson Polymer LLC Acquires JV from Toyo Ink

    March 14, 2006
    Johnson Polymer LLC has reached an amicable agreement with its partner, Toyo Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd., to purchase its remaining shares of the companies’ long standing joint venture, Johnson Polymer Corporation (JPC), the leading supplier of water-bas…