Industry News

  • Lyondell Announces Price Increases for Titanium Dioxide Products

    February 6, 2006
    Lyondell Chemical Company increased its prices for all rutile and anatase Tiona titanium dioxide (TiO2) products sold to all end-use markets worldwide, effective Jan. 1, 2006, or as contracts allow. Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Inc., a Lyondell com…


  • Clariant Changes Sandospers to Flexonyl

    February 6, 2006
    Effective January 1, 2006, Sandospers WF pigment preparations from Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division are sold under the new brand name Flexonyl WF. The pigment preparations are particularly recommended for the production of water-bas…


  • Huntsman Announces Global TiO2 Price Increase

    February 6, 2006
    The pigments business of Huntsman Corporation, Huntsman Tioxide, announced that it increased prices globally for all grades of titanium dioxide (TiO2) effective Jan. 1, 2006, or as contracts allow.      The increases were as follows:…


  • Degussa Begins Production of Alumina, Cationic-Silica Dispersions in North America

    February 6, 2006
    Degussa’s Aerosil business line commenced production in October of fumed alumina and cationic-silica dispersions at its North American dispersion plant in Mobile, AL. These specialty products are ideally suited to meet the demanding needs of th…


  • Cognis and IMCD Group to Work Together in Europe

    February 6, 2006
    Paint and coatings manufacturers expect a lot of their raw material suppliers: not just in terms of innovative, high-quality products, but also as regards excellent customer service, and a strong distribution network.      With this…


  • Fuji Hunt Develops UV Coating for Toner Market

    February 6, 2006
    Citing the continued and significant growth of toner-based imaging, Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals, Inc. has introduced Ultracoat UV X2.  Ultracoat UV X2 has been in design, development and testing for nearly two years, and is formulated to pr…


  • FSCT Publishes Service Life Book

    February 6, 2006
    The FSCT has announced the publication of Service Life Prediction: Challenging the Status Quo, featuring the papers presented at the Third Service Life Symposium, held in February 2004 in Sedona, AZ.      The 432-page, hardbound boo…


  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals To Raise Prices On Resins And Other Ink Ingredients

    January 13, 2006
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. announced that it will raise prices in the Americas effective Jan. 1, 2006 for various resins and ingredients used in formulating printing inks. “Ongoing cost increases for both raw materials and energy make…


  • Cytec Surface Specialties Announces Fuel Surcharge for Americas

    January 13, 2006
    Effective Dec. 1, 2005, the Cytec Surface Specialties businesses implemented a line item fuel surcharge of $.03 per kg. on every shipment for which Cytec is responsible for freight.      The surcharge will apply to radiation curable…


  • Keim-Additec Surface USA Names Representatives

    January 13, 2006
    Keim-Additec Surface USA has announced the selection of several companies as technical sales representatives for its wax product lines.       CheMarCo Inc., based in Greenville, SC, is representing the Southeast portion of the U…


  • Two Sun Chemical Plants Receive SOCMA Award

    January 13, 2006
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (SOCMA) awarded its 2005 Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S) Achievement Award to two of Sun Chemical Corporation’s pigment manufacturing facilities: Muskegon, M…


  • Solution Dispersions, Chemcentral International Partner for Overseas Sales

    January 13, 2006
    Solution Dispersions will be using Chemcentral International as its non-exclusive distributor for water-based carbon black dispersion products outside of North America. To date, the export business of Solution Dispersions has been limited mainly t…


  • FSCT Announces ICE 2006 Schedule, Expands Space

    December 12, 2005
    The FSCT has announced that ICE 2006 will be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, from Nov. 1-3, 2006. Originally scheduled for Chicago, ICE 2006 was rescheduled due to insufficient exhibit space in Chicago. FSCT will also hold it…


  • Dow Corning Names Chemcentral 2004 Supplier of the Year

    December 12, 2005
    Chemcentral has been named 2004 Supplier of the Year by Dow Corning Corporation. This award recognizes Chemcentral’s commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.      Chemcentral was the only one of 8,000 suppliers to D…


  • Munzing Establishes Office in Shanghai

    November 18, 2005
    Münzing, Heilbronn, Germany, has announced that its Asian subsidiary, Münzing (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., has established an office facility in Shanghai, China.      “We are committed to the markets in Asia, and the office…