Industry News

  • 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 (…


  • Southern Clay Products Granted ISO 9001:2000 Registration

    September 9, 2005
    Southern Clay Products, a manufacturer and developer of smectite-based functional additives, recently received the latest ISO registration certification after a complete audit by the British Standard’s Institute.      Southern…


  • CPIPC Holds First Meeting of 2003

    September 9, 2005
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) held its first meeting of 2003 on January 27 at the Clubhouse restaurant in Oak Brook, IL. As usual, the meeting started with cocktails and dinner, followed by a guest speaker. The January speaker was…


  • Johnson Polymer Increases Prices on Emulsions and Solid and Solution Resins

    September 9, 2005
    Effective March 1, Johnson Polymer is implementing a price increase for North America on acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions and resins, polyurethane dispersions and urethane-acrylic hybrids and high-solids acrylic polyols. Waterborne products will…