Thursday, 14 July 2016

Sun Chemical Unveils High-chroma Dispersions for Energy Curable Inkjet Inks

The smaller particle sizes of the pigments increase the strength and colour gamut allowing for bolder colour and more hues, while maintaining particle size stability and ink filtration. Previously branded as SpectraRAY® IJ dispersions, Sun Chemical will now market the product line under the Jetsperse® UV brand name. Jetsperse UV delivers formulators maximum flexibility in their formulations and is provided in full colour sets for both propoxylated neopentyl glycol diacrylate (PO-NPGDA) and 2-phenoxyethyl acrylate (2-PEA) monomers. Jetsperse UV preparations are delivered in easy-to-handle pails, drums, and totes to provide improved shelf stability. The rebranded Jetsperse UV for energy curable inkjet inks naturally fits with Sun Chemical’s Jetsperse family of dispersions for inkjet, which include: Jetsperse AQ aqueous pigment preparations for publication and textile applications, Jetsperse DS dispersed dye preparations for transfer and direct dye sublimation applications, and Jetsperse S solvent preparations for outdoor and indoor signage and banners.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Axalta Expands its Business by Acquiring High Performance Coating

Axalta Coating Systems, one of the leading global suppliers of liquid and powder coatings, has completed its acquisition of High Performance Coating Sdn. Bhd., one of the leaders in refinish coatings in South East Asia. The acquisition will strengthen Axalta’s capability to serve refinish customers in the region with additional product offerings and an expanded sales and service network.

Cathay Industries Acquires the Hoover Color Corporation

The transaction is expected to close within the third quarter of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Commenting on the transaction, Terence Yu, Group Chief Executive Officer, CATHAY INDUSTRIES, said: “The acquisition of Hoover Color further strengthens our color pigments business as well as enhancing our capabilities. As market leader in natural occurring Umbers and unique eco-friendly Transparent Iron Oxides, Hoover Color brings a century of customer focus to the CATHAY INDUSTRIES GROUP.” “Merging our two companies will complement Cathay’s focus on innovation, sustainability, and position us as a leading supplier of performance pigments with a unique offering for the paints and coatings industry”, said Mr. Yu. Charles Hoover, President of Hoover Color Corporation said: “Over the last 25 years, CATHAY INDUSTRIES has led the restructuring of the iron oxide industry through innovative technology, and this partnership cements the relationship our two companies have developed over the last two decades. All of us at Hoover Color look forward to exciting times ahead for the combined businesses.” The transaction will not affect Hoover Color’s existing product range and supply will continue seamlessly. Mr. Hoover will join the executive team at CATHAY INDUSTRIES and continue in his role as President of the Hoover Color newly formed division of CATHAY INDUSTRIES.