Industry News

  • GAA, GEF Offer New Gravure Textbook

    September 19, 2005
    The Gravure Association of America, Inc. (GAA) and the Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) have released a new textbook, Gravure Process & Technology, second edition.      Gravure Process & Technology, second edition is the on…


  • Seabrook Taps HYChem Corporation

    September 19, 2005
    Seabrook Industries Inc. has established a sales and marketing alliance with HYChem Corporation, Wall, NJ, resulting in expanded sales coverage in the northeastern U.S. and other select accounts. According to Richard Drozdowski, Seabrook Industries&r…


  • Keystone Aniline Receives ISO Certification

    September 19, 2005
    Keystone Aniline was recently awarded a certificate of registration for the ISO 9001:2000 standard. Eagle Registrations, Inc. had assessed Keystone’s operations and certified that its quality management system conforms with the ISO 9001:2000 st…


  • FPA Publishes New Glossary

    September 19, 2005
    Communicating in the flexible packaging industry can sometimes be challenging due to the technical nature of the industry and the expanding terminology being generated by the industry’s rapid growth and advancement. The Flexible Packaging Assoc…


  • Soluol, Inc. Acquires Noveon's Solvent-Based Polyurethane Product Line

    September 19, 2005
    Soluol, Inc. has acquired Noveon’s solvent-based polyurethane resin products. These products are used in the graphic arts, paint and coatings and textile industries. Soluol and Noveon will work closely together during the next several months to…


  • Colleagues Mourn William Brinker III

    September 19, 2005
    William Brinker III passed away Jan. 25. 2004. He was 59.      After serving in Vietnam as a Marine Corps medic, Mr. Brinker became a major figure in the fluorescent pigment and ink industry, beginning with DayGlo in 1969 and then jo…


  • Lubrizol Completes Avecia Additives Acquisition

    September 19, 2005
    Lubrizol has completed its acquisition of the additives business of Avecia, headquartered in Blackley, U.K., comprising pigment dispersants marketed under the brand names Solsperse, Solplus and Solthix.      In 2003, Avecia Additives…


  • Lansco Colors Moves Lab to Rhode Island

    September 12, 2005
    Lansco Colors has moved its laboratory from Passaic, NJ to Warwick, RI.  The new laboratory has two new experienced lab technicians, and is led by Cheryl Smithers, who spent more than 27 years at Hoechst/Clariant managing its quality control lab…


  • Troy Honors Nowak for Technical Contributions

    September 12, 2005
    The Troy Innovation Committee announced that Milton Nowak, Troy’s vice president emeritus, R&D, received a recognition award for his 50 years of valued technical contribution. The award was presented to Mr. Milton at the first Troy Innovati…


  • Fitz Chem Expands Territory for Tor Minerals and Toyal America

    September 12, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation announced that the territory it currently covers for Tor Minerals will now include Minnesota. Toyal America, Inc. has also expanded Fitz Chem’s territory to include Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.      Ed…


  • SGIA Changes Name to Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

    September 12, 2005
    The Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has taken on a new name: The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.      “In today’s marketplace, ‘business as usual’ means constant evaluation a…


  • Micro Powders Appoints Palmer-Holland

    September 12, 2005
    Effective Jan. 1, Micro Powders, Inc. appoints Palmer Holland, Inc., North Olmstead, OH to represent its product line of high-performance wax additives in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, southern Indiana, West Virginia and western NY.…


  • Sartomer Adds Lipscomb Chemical as Agent

    September 12, 2005
    Sartomer Company has added Lipscomb Chemical Company, Inc., Long Beach, CA to its network of agents. As of fourth quarter 2003, Lipscomb holds exclusive sales rights in Arizona, California and Nevada for Sartomer’s Poly bd, Krasol and SMA resin…


  • Pall, W.L. Gore Enter Strategic Alliance

    September 12, 2005
    Pall Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates have entered into a strategic alliance that gives Pall exclusive worldwide rights to GORE-TEX filter technology to be utilized in backwashable filtration systems for such applications as brine, catalys…


  • FTA Champions Team Will Drive R&D Initiatives

    September 12, 2005
    A new campaign launched by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) will raise funds exclusively for research and educational development, establish a Champions Team and have the organization’s solicitations and project evaluation committee…


  • OMG Announces Price Increase

    September 12, 2005
    Effective Dec. 1, 2003, OMG announced a price increase for cobalt-based driers for coatings and inks. The increase comes in response to increased raw material costs.…


  • Fitz Chem Adds Territory for Tor Minerals, Toyal America

    September 12, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation announced that the territory it currently covers for Tor Minerals will now include Minnesota. Toyal America, Inc. has also expanded Fitz Chem’s territory to include Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.…


  • FedChem Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    September 12, 2005
    FedChem LLC is the first U. S. manufacturer of aluminum organic chemicals to qualify for registration to the ISO 9001:2000 With Design standard.  The company’s Bethlehem, PA facility develops and manufactures aluminum organic chemicals for…


  • Fuji Hunt, Cork Industries Form Strategic Partnership

    September 12, 2005
    Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals, Inc., Allendale, NJ, a supplier of products for the photographic, graphic arts and specialty chemical industries, and Cork Industries, Folcroft, PA, a manufacturer of water-based, ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (…


  • NeoResins Inc. Expands Fitz Chem's Territory

    September 12, 2005
    NeoResins Inc. (www.neoresins.com), a leading provider of waterborne resin technologies for application in water-based coatings, printing inks and adhesives, has expanded Fitz Chem Corporation’s Midwest territory of  Illinois, Indiana, Wis…