Industry News

  • Surface Specialties Tops Industry Safety Record

    October 25, 2005
    Surface Specialties, Inc. announced that three of its North America production sites have achieved all-time safety records. Two plants have achieved “zero” lost-time incidents for more than 11 consecutive years, while a third has just rec…


  • Mixing Uniformity, Dispersion Stability are Topics at Seminar

    October 25, 2005
    Professionals interested in gaining deeper insight into the methods required to achieve improved batch-to-batch uniformity or dispersion stability should attend the two-day seminar “Consistent Mixing and Dispersing: The Theory and Technology of…


  • Surface Specialties Announces Price Increases

    October 25, 2005
    Surface Specialties, Inc. announced price increases of between 15 cents to 25 cents per pound for all its UV/EB curable monomers, oligomers and photoinitiators in North America, Mexico and Latin America, effective Feb. 1, 2005 or as contracts allow.…


  • Noveon Announces North American Price Increases for Resins

    October 25, 2005
    Noveon will implement price increases for resins and polymers in North America, effective Jan. 17. Products affected include those used in paint and coatings; specialty paper and adhesives; electronics; inks; overprint varnishes and coatings; and tex…


  • HarperScientific, J&D Enter Partnership on Automated Carousel Roll Storage Rack

    October 25, 2005
    Harper Corporation of America’s HarperScientific division has entered a partnership with J&D Associates to offer motorized carousels for anilox roll storage. The UL-listed systems are offered in customized heights and widths, and are easily…


  • Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increase

    October 25, 2005
    Rohm and Haas will implement list and off-list price increases for acrylic emulsions, styrene-containing polymers, additive, and colorants sold to the architectural coatings, industrial coatings, construction and building products, traffic paint, gra…


  • Pan Technology Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    October 25, 2005
    Pan Technology, Inc., has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification from BSI, Inc., a quality management registrar. The certification covers its manufacturing facility in Carlstadt, NJ.      ISO certification is part of an ongoing progra…


  • Magruder Color Completes Refinance

    October 25, 2005
    Energized by infusions of capital from new financial sources, Magruder Color Company is reorganizing its business to respond to the needs of its customers.      To that end, Abdul Saleh, the company’s president, will devote full…


  • Lansco Colors Acquires International Color & Chemical

    October 25, 2005
    Lansco Colors, Montvale, NJ, has acquired International Color & Chemical (ICC), South San Francisco, CA, for an undisclosed sum of money.      Lansco Colors is a 75-year-old privately-held company with a broad range of organic an…


  • Elementis Specialties Announces Price Increases

    October 25, 2005
    Elementis Specialties has announced an average 5 percent price increase, effective Jan. 3, 2005, for its range of specialty additives for use in the coatings, inks, ceramics and water treatment (CICW) markets.        “Real…


  • Sartomer to Increase Poly bd Resin Prices

    October 25, 2005
     Sartomer Company will increase the price of its Poly bd hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene resins as of March 1, 2005 (April 1, 2005 for contract customers) in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.      Poly bd R45HTLO will…


  • Surface Specialties UCB Announces Price Increases On Resin Products

    October 25, 2005
    Surface Specialties UCB announced a price increase of 12 cents per pound for all Crylcoat polyester resins, Uvecoat UV curable resins and Additol additives master batches sold in North and South America for all orders shipped on or after Jan. 1, 2005…


  • SOCMA Honors Sun Chemical's Muskegon Plant

    October 25, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (SOCMA) has awarded the 2004 Responsible Care Achievement Award to Sun Chemical Performance Pigments’ manufacturing facility in Muskegon, MI.      The award is given…


  • Kershaw, Hanatek Announce Joint Venture

    October 25, 2005
    Kershaw Instrumentation Inc. has announced a joint venture with Hanatek Ltd. of Leatherhead, Surrey, U.K. Hanatek Ltd. is a long-standing instrument manufacturer that services the paper, cardboard and printing ink industries.      H…


  • S.P. Morell Named Agent of the Year by King Industries

    October 25, 2005
    S.P. Morell and Company, a specialty chemicals distributor and manufacturers representative of raw materials to the coating, ink and adhesive industries, was recently named “Agent of the Year” by King Industries for contributions toward s…