Effective December 1, Germany-based Degussa AG’s High Performance Polymers business unit has raised the price of VESTAMELT® copolyamide hot-melt adhesives by 5 percent, and the price of Vestamelt copolyester hot-melt adhesives by 3 percent.
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), Bethesda, Md., has issued a call for papers for the ASC Spring 2005 Convention and Exposition, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, April 17-20, 2005. The deadline for abstract submissions is Jan. 28, 2005. For more information, contact www.ascouncil.org.
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, Minn., has released its 2005 Marketing Guide, which includes information on specialty fabrics industry marketing opportunities through IFAI, publications and activities, and membership information.
Atofina Chemicals Inc., Paris, has changed its name to Arkema Inc. Its new website address is www.arkemagroup.com.
Chicago-based A.W.T. World Trade Inc. has redesigned its website, www.awt-gpi.com, to offer visitors a more user-friendly layout that includes enhanced product content, optimized graphics, downloadable product literature, on-line ordering forms and sales contact information.
Effective November 15, DAK Fibers LLC, Charlotte, has increased by 5 cents per pound the price of its staple fiber products sold to apparel, fiberfill, home furnishings and industrial markets.
Raleigh, N.C.-based Textile Processing Research Inc. recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Precision AirConvey (PAC), Newark, Del., has released a full-color brochure detailing PAC’s line of advanced air separators, including cyclones, slant screen separators and Spirators™, available on its automated trim- and waste-handling systems.
TRD Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Bimba Manufacturing Co., Monee, Ill., has made available its new TRD1-0104 Standard Product Catalog, which introduces the Tough-Duty (TD) line of products.
Effective November 1, Air Products Polymers LP, Allentown, Pa., has announced a price increase of up to 20 percent in the United States and Canada for its acrylic-based polymers sold into the adhesives, building products, nonwovens, paper, carpet and textiles markets; and sold under the Flexbond®, Airbond®, Valbond®, Valtac® and Flexcryl® brands.
Universal Fiber Systems LLC, Bristol, Va., has launched a new website, www.universalfibers.com, which enables visitors to learn more about the company’s capabilities, download color representations and request samples.
Sanitized AG, Switzerland, has redesigned its website. Visitors now may access www.sanitized.com in English, and take advantage of special services offered in the News Center.
Effective November 1, Solutia Inc., St. Louis, has increased the price of its Dequest phosphonates.
Strayfield Fastran has relocated to: Ely Rd., Theale, Berkshire, England RG7 4BQ; 44 118 932 3823; fax 44 118 932 3103.
Effective November 1, Bridgewater, N.J.-based National Starch & Chemical’s Vinamul Polymers business unit has increased in the United States the price of its ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and vinyl acetate homopolymer emulsions by 3 cents per wet pound.
John R. Starr Inc., Naples, Fla., in cooperation with Engqvist Consulting, Switzerland, has published The Adult Incontinence Market Opportunity — North American and Western European Outlook 2003 to 2008. The report profiles the product and market positions of hygiene absorbent products, drugs and medical devices for incontinence.
BSN Medical GmbH & Co. KG has relocated to: Quickbornstr. 24, Room 5455/Brf. 136, 20253 Hamburg, Germany; 49 40 4909 3316; fax 49 40 4909 3020.