FMC TO INCREASE PRICES FOR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Chemistry & Industry: August 2007
FMC Corporation has announced prices for hydrogen peroxide to increase $0.04 per pound (100 percent basis) in the United States and $80 (Canadian) per metric ton in Canada. FMC’s hydrogen peroxide energy and transportation fuel surcharges will remain in force.
“Hydrogen peroxide is a versatile, environmentally friendly oxidizer that is undervalued at current price levels,” said Bob Zacker, hydrogen peroxide marketing manager, FMC Peroxygens. “In addition, margins continue to be pressured by persistently high energy, raw material and freight costs.”
FMC is the leading producer of hydrogen peroxide in North America with a broad network of plants and distribution centers located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
INDUSTRIAL NANOTECH NOW DISTRIBUTES IN AFRICA & EUROPE
Plastics Technology: September 2007
Industrial Nanotech, an emerging global leader in nanotechnology, has awarded African distribution rights for its Nansulate® product line to Megaros Industrial Products. Since 1995, Maryland-based Megaros Industrial Products has cultivated a significant track record in the engineering, industrial products, and specifically in high tech coatings.
"We are very excited to begin our alliance with Industrial Nanotech and feel their products can have a lasting impact in Africa. Our efforts will be focused on both the industrial and residential areas," said James Umekwe, President, Megaros Industrial Products, Inc. "We feel that Nansulate has great potential in industrial markets like oil & gas, petrochemical and manufacturing to decrease energy use, protect equipment and decrease carbon emissions. On the residential side, we look forward to introducing a product that provides an economical means to keep homes cooler, thus improving quality of life. We look to make Nansulate a household name, and, as our business grows, to offer employment and economic opportunities throughout Africa."
"We welcome Megaros Industrial Products to our network of international distributors," states Francesca Crolley, VP of Operations and Marketing for Industrial Nanotech, Inc. "We are excited to enter the African market and see many opportunities for our nanotechnology-based coatings to provide energy savings, corrosion resistance, and improve health conditions by keeping buildings and dwellings cooler despite the common lack of air conditioning, as well as provide protection from mold growth and encapsulation of lead-based paints. We look forward to continued expansion in this region."
For Czech/Hungary/Slovakian, it has awarded distribution rights for its Nansulate product line to Sperka Izol, s.r.o.. "We welcome Sperka Izol, s.r.o. as our newest international distributor," states Francesca Crolley, VP of Operations and Marketing for Industrial Nanotech, Inc. "Nansulate has been well received in Europe and these regions present a rich market opportunity for Industrial Nanotech products. We feel Industrial Nanotech's energy saving, corrosion resistant, and mold resistant Nansulate line of coatings will make a significant impact to the fast-developing regions of Eastern Europe."