Industry News


  • King Industries Selects E.T. Horn as Western Distributor

    The E.T. Horn Company, La Mirada, CA, has entered into an exclusive agreement with King Industries (www.kingindustries.com) to represent its line of products throughout the western U.S. King manufactures a broad range of additives used in the formula…
    09.12.05

  • NeoResins, Indulor Enter Marketing Agreement

    NeoResins (www.neoresins.com), a business unit of Avecia, has entered into an agreement with Indulor Chemie GmbH, 49577 Ankum, Germany and Indulor AG, 6300 Zug, Switzerland, in which NeoResins will distribute Indurez solid resins and Induprint soluti…
    09.12.05

  • Arizona Chemical Expands Rosin Resin Capacity

    Arizona Chemical, Jacksonville, FL, has expanded its capacity to produce dimerized rosin resins at its Port St. Joe, FL, facility.      The plant enhancements coincide with the re-introduction of Sylvaros PR 140, a high softening po…
    09.12.05

  • Packaging Flexo Inks

    Arleen Neustein Inducted into FTA Hall of Fame

    Arleen Neustein, president, The Excelsior Packaging Group, Yonkers, NY, was recently inducted into the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Hall of Fame. She is the first female welcomed into the prestigious 41-member society.     …
    09.12.05

  • Heidelberg Receives 2003 NAPL Industry Award

    Heidelberg USA, Kennesaw, GA, is the recipient of the 2003 Industry Award from the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL).      “Heidelberg’s contribution to the printing and graphic arts industries is ongoi…
    09.12.05

  • Prime UV Systems Celebrates 15 Years

    Prime UV Systems, Inc., Carol Stream, IL (www.primeuv.com) celebrated 15 years of manufacturing state-of-the-art UV curing and IR drying equipment in July 14. Elinor Midlik, president, said, “This is an exciting anniversary for our company and…
    09.12.05

  • Eastman's Accurate Dispersions Division Receives ISO 9001:2000

    Eastman Chemical Company’s Accurate Dispersions division has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 certification by Quality Management Institute (QMI), an independent, third-party registrar. The Quality Managem…
    09.12.05

  • D&D Dispersions Receives ISO 9001 Certification

    Following an assessment by an independent body, D&D Dispersions Ltd. has been awarded ISO 9001 certification.      The award recognizes the commitment toward quality of service that D&D Dispersions Ltd. has toward its custom…
    09.12.05

  • PDF Book From GATF Looks at Production Issues

    Developed in 1991 as a universal file format for a variety of uses, Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) has rapidly been embraced by today’s content creators and output providers. However a recent printer survey conducted by the Graphi…
    09.12.05

  • FSCT Offers Second Edition of Color and Appearance

    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has published Color and Appearance, Second Edition. This 94-page book by Percy E. Pierce, formerly of PPG Industries, and Robert T. Marcus, of Datacolor reflects the substantial progres…
    09.12.05

  • Kolorfusion Launches New Technology, Announces Agreement with Hilord

    Kolorfusion International, Inc., Denver, CO, has launched a new dye sublimation technology that opens up new markets for color coating in outdoor and other color-challenging environments.      Kolorfusion is launching its product wi…
    09.12.05

  • CPIPC Discusses Carbon Black, Awards Scholarships

    At its May meeting, the Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) enjoyed a presentation by Alex Semijalac of Soultions Dispersions, Inc., who discussed “Carbon Black Characteristics and Printing Ink Applications.”   …
    09.12.05

  • Cognis Announces Price Increase for Select Photomer Products

    Cognis Corporation’s graphic arts, coating technology and polymer building blocks business units have jointly announced a price increase for the Cognis line of Photomer products for UV/EB applications. These products include the Photomer 3000,…
    09.09.05

  • Sartomer Company Increases Monomer and Oligomer Prices

    Sartomer Company has increased the prices of its monomers and oligomers. Effective immediately (or as contracts allow), Sartomer’s acrylic monomer prices will increase by 10 to 12 cents per pound, methacrylate monomers by 10 cents per pound and…
    09.09.05

  • ISP, PCI Announce Alliance for Polymers

    International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ, and Polymer Chemistry Innovations (PCI), Tucson, AZ, formed an alliance to manufacture, market and distribute Aquazol polymers for use in industrial markets such as digital printing and imaging (DPI)…
    09.09.05

  • Rockwood Pigments Announces Iron Oxide Price Increase

    Rockwood Pigments has announced a price increase impacting its North American iron oxide pigment product line effetive on shipments after May 1. The increase represents a 5 percent rise depending the specific grade and order quantity.   …
    09.09.05

  • Consult One Offers Consulting Services

    Consult One, Alpharetta, GA, is a new consulting business headed by Dr. George Sonn. The company’s goal is to bering together the theoretical aspects of science technology to enable companies to reach their full potential. Consult One offers co…
    09.09.05

  • Ian Collins Remembered by Colleagues

    Ian Collins, Wolstenholme International’s director of sales and marketing, Asia Pacific, died Feb. 17, 2003. Mr. Collins had been based with his wife Roslyn in Kuala Lumpur since 1996, and they saw Kuala Lumpur as their home. Their son Daniel w…
    09.09.05

  • Merck KGaA Unifies Brand Structure

    The pigments division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has developed a uniform design for its complex product and brand structure and reworked the brand architecture.      From now on, the pearl luster pigments, which up to now ha…
    09.09.05

  • Elcometer Acquires Braive Instruments

    Elcometer Ltd. announced that it has acquired Braive Instruments of Belgium. This move enables Elcometer to expand its production capabilities, making it one of the most complete manufacturers and suppliers of testing and inspection equipment to the…
    09.09.05