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5 CR/T


5 CR/T
Division of Quad Graphics
1951 Constitution Ave.
Hartford, WI 53027
Phone: (262) 673-1400
Fax: (262) 673-1459

Sales: $235 million (Ink World estimate).

Major Products: Offset, gravure inks and inkjet inks.

Key Personnel: Jim Mercier, executive director of CRT; Sunil Rao, technical director, CR/T; Randy Maas, gravure operations manager.

Number of Employees: Approximately 100.

Operating Facilities: Lomira, WI; Oklahoma City, OK; Martinsburg, WV; Greenfield, IA; Hartford, WI; Wyszków, Poland.

Comments: With sales approaching $4.8 billion in 2010, Quad/Graphics is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts and circulars, direct mail products, books and directories. The company is continuing its integration of Worldcolor, which it acquired in July 2010.

In order to meet its printing ink needs, Quad/Graphics formed its Chemical Research/Technology (CR/T) division in 1982. CR/T manufactures high-quality offset and gravure inks, producing hundreds of millions of pounds of ink every year.

CR/T prides itself on developing environmentally friendly inks, beginning with its EnviroTech line of offset inks, which have approximately 27% renewable resource content. All of CR/T’s offset inks have at least 20% renewable resource content.