The Savogran Co., a producer of paint and varnish removers and cleaning and patching compounds, has acquired the assets of SCL Sterling-Clark-Lurton Corp. SCL serves the paint and coatings industry, glass industry, marine trade and automotive aftermarket with its extensive line of solvents, thinners, cleaners, glazing compounds and specialty coatings.

Clariant's Division Pigments & Additives, Sulzbach, Ts., Germany and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Province, China, announce that a joint venture agreement has been signed for the production of high-performance organic pigments in China. The new joint venture is based on the increased demand for high-performance organic pigments both in China and the rest of the world. The new production site will be located in Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai. The high-performance organic pigments produced by the joint venture will be marketed exclusively through the Clariant sales distribution network.

International Specialty Products Inc., a global supplier of specialty chemicals and performance-enhancing products, revamped corporate web site ( The site has been enhanced to provide customers and site visitors the information and tools necessary to make informed decisions within a one-to-one framework tailored to their specific needs.

RadTech International, the industry association for UV and EB curing, offers the first installment of the RadTech Online Education (ROLE) series with Dr. Byron Christmas of the University of Houston-Downtown, presenting "Polymer Chemistry for the UV/EB Professional" on August 9, 2005, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. This 3-hour on-line course will be presented in two parts. The course is designed to acquaint UV/EB chemists and other technical professionals with fundamentals of polymer chemistry at an undergraduate level. For information, visit or call 240-497-1243.