Dow Chemical Co.will acquireRohm and Haas Co. for more than $15 billion in cash. The deal, which is part of an attempt to move into the higher-margin specialty chemicals market, will make Dow the world’s leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company. Rohm and Haas chief operating officer Pierre Brondeau is expected to be appointed chief executive officer of Dow’s specialty chemical business.
Unisource Worldwide Inc.announced a new stretch film wrapper equipment program,
featuring three lines of equipment. A highlight will be a Unisource Private
Brand stretch film wrapper model, which handles loads weighing up to two tons
and features an Allen-Bradley PLC, a belt-driven roll carriage and a dual-speed
Kliklok-Woodmanparent companyKlikwood Corp.has announced
the acquisition of a majority interest inKliklok International Ltd., its
British division, by Kliklok Int’l senior management. The move came after the
retirement of Kliklok Int’l’s former managing director,Robert G. Davis.
Source Printinghas introduced its tree-free FiberStone paper,
made from limestone, which can be coated with a freezer- or moisture-proof
adhesive, is recyclable with traditional paper and plastic recycling methods,
and has a carbon footprint of about one third that
of virgin paper and half that of recycled paper.
Multisorb Technologieswon a
2008 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award for its FreshBlend, a resin-bonded oxygen
scavenging system that enhances oxygen barrier properties and lengthens food
and beverage shelf life.
POWER Engineers Inc.has addedDick Corolewsky,Doug KearbyandJim
Olsenas senior product managers in the facilities business unit.
new unit,Hartness-Inks, offers a new ink
technology for direct print labeling on bottles and containers. Its Uvaclear
ultraviolet curable ink has the durability of applied ceramic labels, paper
labels or sleeves, and is eco-friendly.Kammann Machines Inc.is a supporting development partner of the new unit.
Motomanhas announcedSteve Barhorstas its new president and
chief operating officer.
Cognex Corp.has hiredRobert Willettas the president of its
modular vision systems division.
Associationhas changed its name to theClosure and Container
Manufacturers Association. Also, theReusable Pallet and Container
Coalitionhas changed its name to theReusable Packaging Association.
John Dulchinos, president and chief operating officer
of robotics manufacturerAdept Technology Inc., has been
elected for a second term to the board of directors of theRobotics
Graham Packaging Co.will go public through a transaction with Hicks
Acquisition Co. The combined enterprise will be renamed Graham Packaging Co.,
and will apply for listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
ThePaperboard Packaging Councilhas namedBen Markensas its president and chief staff officer.
Bosch Packaging Technologyhas appointedPres Lawhonas general manager ofDoboy Inc.