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It is Dar-Tech’s goal to keep our clients informed on our changes & accomplishments, as well as emerging technologies, and changing business environments that affect our industry.  If, in addition to our selected news and announcements, if you discover a technology update or business article you think affects our industry. Please send the link or attachment to dartech@dar-techinc.com.

  • CCS 2016 Summer Golf Outing
    May 26, 2016
    Another beautiful day for a Golf Outing at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Brecksville, OH! Thank you to the Cleveland Coatings Society for hosting yet another excellent event. We hope everyone involved enjoyed their new Dar-Tech golf tee caddy! IMG_4528
  • 2016 American Coatings Show
    April 18, 2016
    Dar-tech management and sales staff attended the 3 day show in Indianapolis April 12-14th. We enjoyed many great meetings and social events with both Customers and Principals. Special thanks to our Principals Chemours, Unimin, Cimbar, Hauthaway, CVC, Tolsa, Imerys, and Borica who hosted seminars and distributor events at various venues around town. All were well orchestrated and most appreciated! Also enjoyed were the dinners and lunches shared with PPG Silicas, Martinswerk, AFCONA, MiniFIBERS, Sibelco, and Dominion Colour. We already look forward to the next show in 2018.
  • AFCONA Hosts Distributor Training
    April 8, 2016
    Thank you to the management and staff of AFCONA Additives, for hosting the US distributor training yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your new facility in Hudson, OH, and the product presentations were most helpful. We look forward to working together to help our customers solve their formulation problems! For information on the AFCONA additives line, please contact us or visit their page on our site by clicking here.
  • Dar-Tech Attends TRFA Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL
    March 10, 2016
    Many thanks to the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association for a wonderful and informative annual meeting.
  • Dominion Colour Announces New Pigment Orange 86
    February 9, 2016
    DCC has created a new Color Index product, Pigment Orange 86. This is a unique shade which can be used in Solvent-borne or Polyolefin systems. It is a clean yellow shade inorganic orange which can possibly be used as an alternative to Pigment Orange 82, or Pigment Yellow 216. It has excellent solubility and high opacity. Click DCC_Orange_ORS_PDF for a Product Feature Sheet. Samples, TDS, and SDS are all available. Contact us at sales@dar-techinc.com for more information.
  • New Sales Professional in the Columbus/Dayton Ohio Area
    December 7, 2015
    We are pleased to announce that we have hired Kyle Schenz as our new sales representative in the Columbus area! Kyle has been in the coatings industry for the last 5 years, and comes to us with experience in customer service, supply chain, and sales. Please join us in welcoming him to the dar-tech team!
  • TOLSA Names Dar-Tech New Midwest Distributor
    December 1, 2015
    We are excited to be adding the PANGEL, CIMSIL, and FILLITE to our product offering. These materials are used in more than 200 different industrial applications, across a broad range of market segments including construction, paint and coatings, civil engineering, agriculture, animal feed, decontamination, supports for active ingredients, waste and effluent treatment, pharmacy, and a long list of many others. For the official press release click here DTI press release TOLSA 12-1-15
  • AFCONA Additives Names Dar-Tech as Distributor
    October 1, 2015
    Dar-Tech, Inc. is proud to announce it has signed on to represent AFCONA Additives, taking on the company’s broad range of additive solutions across its territory. The companies have already commenced their joint activities in planning the marketing, promotion, and distribution of products, and are excited to start offering customers the portfolio of AFCONA solutions. Says Brett Walburn, President of Dar-Tech Inc.: “AFCONA Additives offers a unique opportunity for Dar-Tech to continue to serve its customer base with a comprehensive additives package, as the company has done so successfully for over five decades. We are delighted to find a partner that shares our commitment to providing flexible, customer-focused solutions, and helping our customers win in the marketplace.” To view the official press release click here DTI press release AFCONA 10-1-15
  • Visit to the Cimbar Plant in Wellsville, OH
    September 3, 2015
    We'd like to take a moment to thank Cimbar Minerals for inviting several of our employees to tour their Wellsville Operations. Yesterday, Tom Kramer - CFO, Tom Dressel - Regional Sales Representative, and Siobhan Myers - Director of Marketing all donned their safety goggles and hard hats while being led by Rodney Smith - Cimbar Plant Manager and Gary MacLaren - Cimbar Sales. The site has been undergoing an impressive expansion, adding both buildings and silos, and still more is planned. Those who attended were able to see first hand, the production capabilities, and operating systems that made this particular facility a technological leader within the Cimbar family of production plants in North America. We appreciated the time taken and enjoyed the education!
  • International Elastomer Conference 2015
    August 5, 2015
    Dar-Tech has secured Booth #456 for the event October 12-15, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center. Make sure to come and see us! For event details click here! http://www.rubberiec.org/ resource-expo-logo-jpg-small
  • New CRM System
    July 27, 2015
    In the third quarter of 2014, we implemented a new Customer Relationship Management software package in an effort to better our communication capabilities with our valued customers. What we have discovered through this process is, as happens in many businesses, many of the records from the previous database have fallen out of date. To that end, we have identified that the first step in improving how we communicate, is properly maintaining the information we have in our systems. Over the next few months, our Customer Service Team will be reaching out to review the on hand information, and update it. We appreciate the time and effort in participating in this project with us, as we strive to live up to our goals of continuous improvement.
  • DuPont Titanium Technologies becomes Chemours LLC.
    July 17, 2015
    Chemours Completes Spin-off from DuPont and Launches as Independent Corporation. The Chemours Company, a global chemical company with market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, announced the completion of its spin-off from DuPont and its launch as an independent, publicly traded corporation. The Chemours Company helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry. Chemours is one of the global leaders in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise, and chemistry-based innovations. Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and oil refining operations and general industrial manufacturing. Its flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon®, Ti-Pure®, Krytox® Viton®, Opteon® and Nafion®. Chemours has approximately 9,000 employees across 37 manufacturing sites serving more than 5,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.
  • Dar-Tech Exploring the Wild Frontier?
    July 13, 2015
    Buffalo Mine         Well, maybe not...but, they did see ALOT of Buffalo! Several of our Sales personnel attended a Distributor Mine & Plant Tour and Training at IMERYS Talc in Three Forks, MT. The 3 day training and excursions were excellent. We could not have asked for more gracious hosts. The time and attention they provided to their distributors was appreciated and valued. Thank you IMERYS!
  • Georgia Industrial Minerals Changes its' Name
    June 5, 2015
    Effective June 9, 2015, Georgia Industrial Minerals, Inc. will now be Southeastern Performance Minerals, LLC. David Avant and Paul Coughlan will be the new owners of the SPM, LLC. David was a partial owner of GIM prior to 2006. There will be no changes to products or pricing structure. The phone/fax/mailing information will also remain the same. The website will remain at the Georgia Industrial Minerals domain until the SEPM.us domain can be created.
  • CCS 2015 Summer Shamble
    May 28, 2015
    Thank you Cleveland Coatings Society for once again hosting an excellent golf outing! The weather was picture perfect, the food and drink fulfilling, and the time spent with Principals and Customers was priceless. Already looking forward to next year!
  • Dar-Tech Named Distributor by MiniFIBERS
    February 25, 2015
    MiniFIBERS, Inc. (Johnson City, TN) and Dar-Tech, Inc. (Maple Heights, OH) are pleased to announce their mutual agreement to name Dar-Tech as the Mid-West Distributor for the MiniFIBERS materials. Dar-tech will cover Ohio, Western New York, and Western Pennsylvania.  To view a full copy of the Press Release click here.DTI press release MiniFibers 2-25-15.pub
  • Congratulations Deanna Kramer!
    December 13, 2014
    Deanna is the daughter of Dar-Tech's CFO, Tom Kramer, and was one of two winners of the Cleveland Chemical Association's Scholarship this year. She was invited to attend the Society's annual Christmas party at the Holiday Inn in Independence, where she and the other recipient were spcially acknowledged during the festivities. We're very excited for her! Good Luck at school Deanna!
  • Cleveland Coatings Society Upcoming Events
    October 23, 2014
    The Society has announced events for November, December, and a Save the Date for next June.  Check out the site here for more info. http://www.clevelandcoatingssociety.org/
  • Welcome Jason Ciesielski, Our New Sales Rep!
    September 24, 2014
    Dar-Tech, Inc, is pleased to announce a new addition to our Sales Team!  Jason Ciesielski officially began with Dar-Tech on September 1st as a Sales Representative.  While new to our industry, Jason has been in Sales for the last eight years.  He will be based in Cheektowaga, NY, and will be traveling with Ed Kaczmarek in the Western NY and Western PA areas.  We are excited about this addition to our Team, as we continue to grow.  To read the official Press Release, please click here. DTI press release Jason Ciesielski 9-24-14
  • Emerald Perfomance Materials becomes part of American Securities family of businesses.
    August 1, 2014
    American Securities is very excited about their acquisition of Emerald and plans to continue supporting the strategic growth of the company.  To read a copy of the official press release click on the icon.Emerald Perf Matls becomes part of Am Sec Families
  • Acquisition of Chartwell International by Protex International
    June 11, 2014
    Lawrence B. Cohen has issued a press release regarding the sale of his business, Chartwell International.  Click here to view the announcement. Chartwell Sale
  • Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Enters into Definitive Agreement to Sell Emerald Performance Materials
    June 4, 2014
    Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital”), a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, today announced that an affiliate has signed an agreement to sell its investment in Emerald Performance Materials (“Emerald” or the “Company”), a leading global producer and marketer of specialty chemicals for niche consumer and industrial end-markets, to American Securities LLC. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. To read more click here.
  • Cleveland Coatings Society Sink or Swim Event
    June 2, 2014
    The 57th annual event is to be held June 3rd and 4th at the Mariott, Cleveland Airport.  Dar-Tech is pleased to contribute to the event by sponsoring Breakfast.  Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:15am on both days in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.  Tuesday morning will be filled with engaging speakers, covering a broad range of topics, and will be followed by two short courses.  The Table-Top exhibition will begin at 1:30PM and run through 5:30pm, with a Wine and Beer Social to follow.  Wednesday’s discussions will begin at 7:50AM after breakfast and will run until the “Best Speaker Award” is announced at 5:15PM.  For an in depth look at the events details, click here to view the full program.
  • Thank you Cleveland Coatings Society!
    May 28, 2014
    On May 28, 2014, several members of the Dar-Tech team took part in the Society's Annual Golf Outing, dubbed the "Start of Summer Shamble," at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Brecksville, Ohio.  The event was held in support of the Society's Scholarship Fund.  Thankfully the weather held out, and participants were able to enjoy the course and dinner, finishing with the sun shining, humidity dropping, and a beautiful breeze blowing.  The event organizers, Jim Benduhn and Ron Emser announced that a Fall Golf Classic will be held as well.  For more details on the Cleveland Coatings Society, please visit their webpage.