Industry News

  • 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…


  • Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Rohm and Haas announced an off-list price increase for acrylic copolymer emulsions, solution polymers, styrene -containing polymers and additives sold to the coatings, graphic arts, paper and textile industries in North America. The increase, which r…


  • Five Clariant Facilities Awarded Responsible Care Achievement Award

    September 9, 2005
    Clariant Corporation announced that five of its North American facilities have won the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA).      The awards were presente…


  • CCP Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) announced they are increasing prices for all waterborne polymers within their emulsions group product lines by $0.03 to $0.04 per pound. New prices will be effective on shipments made on or after Feb. 15, 2003, cons…


  • Huber Announces Price Increase For Kaolin

    September 9, 2005
    Huber Engineered Materials, a business unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, has implemented a price increase for kaolin products sold to the paper industry, effective Jan. 1 or as current price agreements expire. Prices will increase on average 3 percent…


  • Industry Mourns Chris Serauskas

    September 9, 2005
    Eastman Resins, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, expressed its sorrow at the death of Chris Serauskas. Mr. Serauskas passed away on Dec. 8, 2002 after a long illness and was laid to rest in Chicago, IL on Dec. 28. He was well known and…


  • New Location for Testing Machines Inc.

    September 9, 2005
    Testing Machines Inc. has moved its production, engineering, sales, marketing, PM&C and corporate offices to Ronkonkoma, NY, approximately three miles from its previous location in Islandia, NY. This location is also the corporate headquarters fo…


  • Clemson University, FFTA & PICA Host Flexo Printing Symposium

    September 9, 2005
    The Clemson University department of Graphic Communications, in conjunction with the Foundation of the FTA and the Printing Industries of the Carolinas, hosted the Flexographic Process Printing Symposium Nov. 13-15. Industry leaders shared their expe…