Industry News

  • 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…


  • Sun Chemical Performance Pigments Announces Price Increase

    November 18, 2005
    Effective Nov. 1, 2005, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments instituted a price increase of 5 percent on flush colors sold into the North American market.      “The entire chemical industry is suffering from unprecedented volatil…


  • Clariant Announces Higher Prices for Pigments, Additives

    November 18, 2005
    Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division announces a significant price increase of selected products effective Dec. 1, 2005.      The main drivers for this price increase are the continuously rising costs of raw materials,…


  • Cytec Surface Specialties Announces Price Increases

    November 18, 2005
    Cytec Surface Specialties Inc., a subsidiary of Cytec Industries Inc., announced price increases of between $0.08 and $0.23 per pound for its radiation curable product lines in North America, Mexico and Latin America effective Oct. 15, 2005.  &…


  • Goldschmidt Chemical Increases Prices

    November 18, 2005
    Degussa’s Goldschmidt Chemical Corporation announced it has implemented double-digit percent price increases across all its business lines effective Oct. 1.      The increases apply to list and off-list prices for all products…


  • Magruder Color Receives New Financing

    November 18, 2005
    Magruder Color Company, Inc., which filed to reorganize its affairs under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code on June 2, 2005, has obtained a $3.5 million debtor-in-possession financing from 1029 Newark Investment Company, LLC, in which Pochtec…


  • Tartan Color & Chemical To Represent Wolstenholme

    November 18, 2005
    Wolstenholme International Inc., West Chicago, IL, announced that Tartan Color & Chemical, Inc. is exclusively representing the company’s metallic ink and pigment and carbon black dispersion products throughout Canada.     …


  • TAGA Aligns With PIA/GATF

    November 18, 2005
    TAGA, The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, announced that it has entered into an administrative relationship with the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), moving its headquarters from RIT to PIA/GATF…


  • Dow Announces Price Increase for Epoxy Resins in North America

    November 18, 2005
    Effective Nov. 1, 2005, or as contract terms allow, the Epoxy Products and Intermediates business of Dow Chemical Company increased prices for all grades of epoxy resins sold in North America by $0.05 per pound.      Dow said the in…


  • Fitz Chem Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    November 18, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a multitude of special events planned throughout the year. Fitz Chem thanks employees, customers, suppliers and friends for all their support.      Robert Mila…


  • Pira International Acquires Intertech Corporation

    November 18, 2005
    Pira International has expanded its global services offering through the addition of Intertech Corporation’s conferences and publications business.      The acquisition enables Pira to develop its global information services of…


  • William J. French Appointed COO Of Elementis Specialties

    November 18, 2005
    William J. French has been appointed COO of Elementis Specialties, Inc. Mr. French previously held the position of Vice President of Elementis Specialties’ Coatings, Inks, Construction, Ceramics and Water Treatment group.     …


  • Nazdar Appoints Jim Davidson VP, International and OEM Sales

    November 18, 2005
    Nazdar announced that Jim Davidson has accepted the position of vice president of international and OEM sales. Mr. Davidson’s primary objective is to establish Nazdar as a global leader in the expanding number of international markets it serves…