Industry News

  • Ashland Distribution and Eastman Chemical Form B2B Relationship

    September 6, 2005
    Ashland Distribution Company’s industrial chemicals & solvents (IC&S) division has announced the establishment of a distributor/supplier, machine-to-machine connection with Eastman Chemical Company that allows Ashland’s IC&S d…


  • APC Publishes New Reference Book

    September 6, 2005
    The American Plastics Council (APC) has released the 2000 edition of The Resin Review: the Annual Statistical Report of the U.S. Plastics Industry, formerly published by the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) as “Facts and Figur…


  • Rohm & Haas Forms Strategic Alliance

    September 6, 2005
    Rohm and Haas has announced an agreement with Omnova Solutions which establishes a strategic alliance to serve the paper and paperboard industry. According to the companies, the alliance will offer total solutions capability to customers with a stron…


  • Dock Resins Assumes New Product Line

    September 6, 2005
    Dock Resins Corporation, Linden, NJ, has assumed the Intelimer polymer product line that had previously been handled by its parent company, Landec Corporation. In conjunction with this move, Dock Resins will assume responsibility for all of the line&…


  • Premier Mill Appoints New Representative

    September 6, 2005
    Reading, PA-based Premier Mill has appointed Associated Products, Inc. as a representative of its mixing, milling and dispersing line of equipment for specialty processing applications. The Salem, OH-based company will be responsible for territory in…


  • Neville Chemical Names New Distributor

    September 6, 2005
    Pittsburgh, PA-based Neville Chemical Company has named the C.L. Zimmerman Company as distributor for its complete product line to the southern portion of Ohio. Neville’s hydrocarbon resins  are used to enhance products in the ink, adhesiv…


  • Scandinavian Colour Institute Names Distributor

    September 6, 2005
    The Scandinavian Colour Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, has appointed NCS Color Center/USA, Long Beach, CA, as a distributor for the U.S. market. As such, NCS Color Center/USA will offer the complete stock of NCS products, consulting services, color ed…


  • Heubach Expands Manufacturing Capacity

    September 6, 2005
    Heubach Germany has increased the capacity of its Langelsheim plant, which produces novel low abrasion chromium oxide pigments, to 1500 tons. According to the company, this move was made to satisfy “the unexpected high demand as a result of l…


  • Sussmeyer Incorporated By Oliver y Battle Group

    September 6, 2005
    The Oliver y Battle Group, Badolona, Spain, has inaugurated its new phase of international involvement by establishing Oliver and Battle, Europe. This move was signified with the opening of a branch office in Brussels, Belgium through the incorporati…


  • WPA and WOA Release New Publication

    September 6, 2005
    The Web Offset Association (WOA) and the Web Printing  Association (WPA) have announced the release of their new publication for heatset web offset and coldset/non-heatset web offset printers, “2000-2001 View of the Past, Present and Futur…


  • NYPIMA and NYPIPC Announce Merger

    September 6, 2005
    The New York Printing Ink Manufacturers Association (NYPIMA) and  the New York Printing Ink and Pigments Club (NYPIPC) have announced that as of January 2001, they have combined to form the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA).…


  • Premier Mill Appoints New Representative

    September 6, 2005
    Premier Mill Corp., Reading, PA, has appointed Metco Process Solutions, Troy, MI, as a representative of its milling, mixing and dispersing line of equipment for specialty processing applications. Metco will represent Premier Mill in the midwes…


  • Creanova Names Mid-Atlantic Distributor

    September 6, 2005
    Van Horn, Metz & Company, Inc., Conoshoken, PA, has been named distributor for the Creanova Inc.’s products in the mid-Atlantic region. Among the products to be distributed by Van Horn, Metz & Company are Vestanat aliphatic isocyanates,…


  • X-Rite Extends Customer Service Hours

    September 6, 2005
    X-Rite, Incorporated, Grandville, MI, has extended its customer service hours to 8 p.m. EST to provide more direct daily access to its customer support staff. According to the company, the customer service department, which is now open 8 a.m. to 8 p.…


  • FSCT Extends ICE 2001 Call for Papers Deadline

    September 6, 2005
    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is calling for technical papers to be considered for presentation at its annual meeting technical program, to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 5-7.   …


  • Shamrock Moves Forward

    David Savastano, Editor||September 6, 2005
    Two years ago, Larry Weissman was hired by Shamrock Technologies owner Bill Neuberg to become the company’s new CEO and president. Mr. Weissman had followed the same path taken by Jack Gallagher, who had left Elementis after it had purchased Rh…


  • PIA Releases New Product Catalogs

    September 6, 2005
    The 2000 editions of the Catalog of Products for Heatset Web Offset printers and the Catalog of Products for Coldset/Non-Heatset Printers have been released by the special industries groups of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) dedicated to the…


  • U.S. Bronze Opens New Technical Center

    September 6, 2005
    Flemington, NJ-based U.S. Bronze Powders, Inc. has announced the opening of a new 3,100 square foot technical center for corporate research and development at the U.S. Aluminum plant in Haskell, NJ. According to the company, the center, which is sche…


  • KKR Launches Rockwood Specialties Inc.

    September 6, 2005
    Following its acquisition of the pigments, additives, plastics compounding, water technology, timber treatment and electronics operations from Laporte plc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P. (KKR), New York, NY, has announced the formation of a…


  • Eastman Plans 2-EH Acid Capacity Increase

    September 6, 2005
    Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical has announced that it plans to expand its 2-ethylhexanoic (2-EH) acid manufacturing capacity. According to the company, the expansion comes as a result of a growth in the number of end-use markets for the acid and…