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Nazdar Acquires Lyson, Ltd.


Nazdar has acquired Lyson, Ltd., and its subsidiary, Lyson, Inc., a leading manufacturer of inkjet inks for digital printers. The Lyson brand and product line are now part of Nazdar’s Inks and Coatings Division, based in Shawnee, KS.

Based in Stockport, UK, with a U.S. subsidiary in Chicago, IL, Lyson supplies major OEM digital printer manufacturers and end-users through an international network of distributors. The Lyson product line includes digital inks for all major inkjet print technologies, including piezo, thermal, and CIJ. Lyson manufactures both solvent- and water-based inks in pigment and dye formulations for markets such as industrial coding and marking, office printing, wide format graphics, fine art, photography, proofing and grand format billboard printing.

“Nazdar is committed to the digital ink market,” said Mike Fox, president of Nazdar. “It’s an increasingly important part of our core business. We’ve been manufacturing and marketing the NDI brand of digital inks since 2000, and we know what it takes to deliver a top quality product. Lyson and Jeff Ball have done an excellent job of establishing Lyson as one of the world’s premier providers of digital ink products. They have an innovative history and have developed an excellent product line that enables Nazdar to achieve its strategic initiative to expand outside of our traditional channels and presents us with new customer opportunities. Bringing the two companies together will help both Lyson and Nazdar reach our goals for the future. We’re extremely pleased to welcome Lyson to the Nazdar organization.”

Mr. Fox went on to add, “We intend to maintain and build the Lyson brand, which has an outstanding reputation for innovation, service and support. Our emphasis will be on continuing to develop and improve third-party digital ink products while expanding our relationships in the OEM markets. Joining the resources of the two companies increases our already considerable R&D expertise and will allow us to broaden our development efforts in aqueous, solvent, and UV ink technologies.”

“The acquisition is a great fit for both companies,” said Jeff Ball, Lyson’s founder, “It gives the Lyson brand the resources necessary to further our penetration into the marketplace and to continue to research and develop Lyson products at the very highest level. It gives Nazdar a larger product portfolio and an established base in Europe which accelerates their international expansion objectives. We’re excited about the possibilities and look forward to being part of the Nazdar organization.”

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