Industry News

  • Keystone Anline Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    November 14, 2005
    Chicago-based Keystone Aniline was awarded a certificate of registration for the ISO 9001:2000 standard. The certification was effective in November 2003 and continues until November 2006.…


  • BASF Adds Distributors For Performance Chemicals

    November 14, 2005
    BASF, Mt. Olive, NJ, appointed D.H. Litter Co., Elmsford, NY and Whittaker, Clark & Daniels Inc., South Plainfield, NJ as its distributors for performance chemicals for coatings, plastics and specialties in the eastern U.S. The two companies a…


  • Penreco Increases Sulfonate Production

    November 14, 2005
    Penreco increased production of natural sodium petroleum sulfonate five-fold at its Dickinson, TX plant, positioning the company as the largest North American producer of natural sodium petroleum sulfonates, according to company executives. Addit…


  • UV/EB 2004 Expo Is Set for May

    November 14, 2005
    E/5 2004, the world’s largest UV and EB technology and exposition conference, will be held May 3-5 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC. The expo will include speakers from such consumer product companies as M&M/Mars, E&J G…


  • Tarr LLC is McIntyres Northeast Distributor

    November 14, 2005
    McIntyre Group, University Park, IL, appointed Tarr LLC, Portland, OR as its distributor in Oregon and Washington. The appointment includes McIntyre’s entire line of surfactants, preservatives, amine oxides and specialty blends. “With…


  • DuPont Chemical and ServiceMaster Sign Agreement

    November 14, 2005
    DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise (DCSE), Wilmington, DE became the single-source manufacturer and formulating partner for the ServiceMaster, Memphis, TN cleaning and disinfecting product line. Under the terms of the agreement, DCSE will now ma…


  • Northern Labs Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    November 14, 2005
    Manitowoc, WI-based Northern Labs has received ISO 9001:2000 W/D certification. Executives said the new certification reflects the superior level of process control and documentation required when manufacturing top-quality products consistently for i…


  • Kruse is Sales Agent For Baypure in Germany

    November 14, 2005
    Bayer AG announced that Kruse Chemie KG, Balve, Germany, has assumed the sales activities in Germany for the Baypure product line of detergents, cleaning agents and cosmetics. According to company executives, Baypure CX100 helps protect against c…


  • SOCMA Honors Facilities with Responsible Care Awards

    November 14, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufac-turers Association (SOCMA) recognized winners of its third annual Responsible Care awards program Dec. 8 at the organization’s annual dinner in New York City. Winners, who were chosen for the outstandin…


  • Collaborative Names Picon As Midwest Distributor

    November 14, 2005
    The Collaborative Group, Stony Brook, NY, has partnered with Picon Chemicals, Homewood, IL as part of Collaborative’s continuing effort to enhance exposure nationwide, according to company executives. “We’re confident that the e…


  • Accel To Acquire and Expand Polytech

    November 14, 2005
    Accel Corp., Naperville, IL, will acquire Polytech Color and Compounding, located in Ontario, CA. Company executives said Accel will relocate Polytech to a larger facility with expanded capacity and laboratory and product development resources. T…


  • Collaborative Names Picon As Midwest Distributor

    November 14, 2005
    The Collaborative Group, Stony Brook, NY, has partnered with Picon Chemicals, Homewood, IL as part of Collaborative’s continuing effort to enhance exposure nationwide, according to company executives. “We’re confident that the e…


  • Accel To Acquire and Expand Polytech

    November 14, 2005
    Accel Corp., Naperville, IL, will acquire Polytech Color and Compounding, located in Ontario, CA. Company executives said Accel will relocate Polytech to a larger facility with expanded capacity and laboratory and product development resources. T…


  • FIT Museum Explores French Fragrance and Fashion

    November 14, 2005
    The Museum at FIT, New York, NY, will exhibit “Temptation, Joy and Scandal: Fragrance and Fashion 1900-1950,” from Feb. 24 to April 10. The exhibit explores an alliance between two French luxury industries—fragrance and fashio…


  • Scotts Liquid Gold Receives OSHA Award

    November 14, 2005
    Colorado-based Scott’s Liquid Gold re-ceived OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) merit award for excellence in its safety and health program. According to executives, there are currently only six Colorado companies that have attaine…