The sale of the assets of Magruder Color to Pochteca Color Co. LLC was completed on Friday, December 16. Pochteca Color has changed its name to Magruder Color LLC.

Degussa Corp. has increased prices by 6 percent for all Aerosil fumed silica grades, Aerodisp dispersions and Aeroxide fumed metal oxides sold in North America. Significant increases in energy, transportation and raw material costs have made the price increase necessary. The price increase went into effect on February 1