Industry News

  • Merck KGaA Unifies Brand Structure

    September 9, 2005
    The pigments division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has developed a uniform design for its complex product and brand structure and reworked the brand architecture.      From now on, the pearl luster pigments, which up to now ha…


  • Elcometer Acquires Braive Instruments

    September 9, 2005
    Elcometer Ltd. announced that it has acquired Braive Instruments of Belgium. This move enables Elcometer to expand its production capabilities, making it one of the most complete manufacturers and suppliers of testing and inspection equipment to the…


  • Elementis Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Elementis Specialties Inc. announced a 6 percent price increase for all rheologicals, colorants, performance additives and polymers, effective May 1, 2003. According to the company, these price increases are a direct result of the increase in bus…


  • OM Group Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    OM Group announced a 5 percent to 10 percent price increase for driers and additives to inks and paints, effective April 15. The increase comes in response to increased raw materials and energy costs, according to the company.…


  • MD-Both Announces Price Increase on Carbon Black Dispersions

    September 9, 2005
    MD-Both Industries and Wolstenholme International announced a price increase for all carbon black bases, effective April 15. The increase will result in an eight percent to 14 percent increase for oil-based products and a six percent to 12 percent in…


  • Bayer Polymers Announces Price Increase For PUD Products

    September 9, 2005
    Bayer Polymers LLC will increase all selling prices for Bayhydrol, Baybond, Impranil, Bayderm and Dispercoll U polyurethane dispersions by 5 percent for all customers as permitted by contract, effective May 1.…


  • Swada Colours Announces New Warehouse and Customer Service Location

    September 9, 2005
    Swada Colours, makers of fluorescent pigments, announced the opening of their new warehouse and customer service location in South Bend, IN. The new location was established to provide prompt product shipment, literature and samples to customers, acc…


  • InPro Technologies and Pro-Tek Systems Sales Territories Expand

    September 9, 2005
    Fusion UV Systems, Inc. announced the expansion of existing sales territories of their manufacturers representatives InPro Technologies and Pro-Tek Systems. InPro Technologies, Frederick, MD, has represented Fusion UV Systems, Inc. for 16 years in…


  • Inksolutions Makes Gains in Specialty Varnish Field

    September 9, 2005
    For many years, the varnish industry has not seen a new company enter in the field.      That changed in May 2001, when Inksolutions, LLC opened its doors in Elk Grove Village, IL.      Two years later, Inksolutions…


  • Sartomer Launches Newly Redesigned Web Site

    September 9, 2005
    Sartomer Company, Exton, PA, has launched its redesigned Web site – www.sartomer.com. Now, formulators and compounders in the coatings, inks, adhesives, composites, plastics and elastomer markets can easily research chemical properties, read te…


  • Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Rohm and Haas has announced a list and off list price increase, effective April 1, or as contracts allow, for all of their acrylic copolymer emulsions, vinyl acetate containing polymers, solution polymers, stryene containing polymers and additives so…


  • CPMA Proceedings Available on CD-ROM

    September 9, 2005
    The recent Color Pigments Manufacturers Association conference, “The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Industry,” held Feb. 18-20 in Washington D.C., was the first conference for which CPMA placed all of the proceedings on a CD-ROM. &…


  • New Pantone ColorVision Product Line Unveiled

    September 9, 2005
    ColorVision Inc., a Datacolor company, and Pantone, Inc. announced the addition of Chinese and Japanese localized versions of Spyder with OptiCAL to Pantone ColorVision family of products. Targeted to color professionals, the Spyder with OptiCAL offe…


  • Eckart America, Great Lakes Lithograph Receive Award for Advertising Insert

    September 9, 2005
    Eckart America L.P. and its printer of advertising inserts, Great Lakes Lithograph of Cleveland, OH, have been awarded a “Print Excellence Award” from the Printing Industries Association, Inc., serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO).…


  • Engelhard Forms Alliance for Unique, New Effect Pigments

    September 9, 2005
    Engelhard Corporation announced that it has formed an alliance with Nippon Sheet Glass to develop and market new special-effect pigments for makers of coatings, plastics, inks and cosmetics. The two companies are developing new metal-oxide-coating te…


  • PPI Forms JV With CCP

    September 9, 2005
    Gholi Darehshori, president of Peninsula Polymers, Inc. (PPI), and Charles E. Bennett, CEO of Cook Composites and Polymers Co. (CCP), announced the formation of their North America coatings distribution joint venture. The new entity will retain the n…


  • F&B Equipment Named Distributor For Netzsch Nemo Pump

    September 9, 2005
    Netzsch Incorporated announced that F&B Equipment Sales & Rental Inc. has joined the Nemo  Pump division as an authorized distributor for Nemo progressing cavity pumps in Louisana.…


  • Sunbelt Corp. Announces New Distributors

    September 9, 2005
    The pigment division of Sunbelt Corporation, Rock Hill, SC,  announced the appointment of two new agencies to handle its line of aqueous dispersions. Andy Egloff, president of Egloff Inc., Cincinnati, OH, will have sales responsibility for Ohio,…


  • Ziegler Chemical Moves Headquarters

    September 9, 2005
    Ziegler Chemical and Mineral Corporation and Pioneer Asphalt Corporation have moved their office headquarters. They can now be found at 30 Jericho Executive Plaza, Suite 300C, Jericho, NY 11753; (516) 876-0550; Fax: (516) 876-0554.…


  • Bayer Expands Material Protection Business

    September 9, 2005
    Bayer Chemicals has expanded its line of material protection products with the acquisition of two families of biocide chemistry.      Bayer acquired the EPA-registered active ingredient thiabendazole (TBZ) and dibromodicyanobutane (…