Industry News

  • New Location for Testing Machines Inc.

    September 9, 2005
    Testing Machines Inc. has moved its production, engineering, sales, marketing, PM&C and corporate offices to Ronkonkoma, NY, approximately three miles from its previous location in Islandia, NY. This location is also the corporate headquarters fo…


  • Clemson University, FFTA & PICA Host Flexo Printing Symposium

    September 9, 2005
    The Clemson University department of Graphic Communications, in conjunction with the Foundation of the FTA and the Printing Industries of the Carolinas, hosted the Flexographic Process Printing Symposium Nov. 13-15. Industry leaders shared their expe…


  • Pantone Adds 175 New Colors to Product Spectrum

    September 9, 2005
    Pantone has added 175 new colors to the more than 1,700 already in the Pantone product spectrum to meet the needs of fashion-savvy customers.      “We’re dealing with an entirely new type of shopper than we were five year…


  • Graphics Microsystems Contributes Printing System to RIT

    September 9, 2005
    Graphics Microsystems Inc. is contributing to the latest enhancements underway within the graphic communications program at Rochester Institute of Technology. The company is providing its ColorQuick closed-loop color control system to accompany RIT&r…


  • Degussa Combines Forces To Meet the Needs of Non-Impact Printers

    September 9, 2005
    In an effort to better service the non-impact printing markets, Degussa has pooled the technological resources of its advanced fillers and pigments and its coatings and colorants business units. Degussa is now able to provide high-quality products an…


  • X-Rite Technology Incorporated into DuPont Digital Proofing Solution

    September 9, 2005
    X-Rite, Incorporated and DuPont Imaging Technologies announced the launch of a new DuPont digital proofing solution incorporating X-Rite spectrophotometer technology. The new DuPont CromaPro XP ink jet color proofing system relies on accurate X-Rite…


  • Ciba Hands Out R&D Awards

    September 9, 2005
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals awarded its 2002 Research & Development Awards for groundbreaking work on a new technology platform delivering highly effective water, grease and oil repellants at this year’s Ciba Specialty Chemicals R&D Confer…


  • New Service Numbers for Customers in Europe

    September 9, 2005
    BASF Aktiengesellschaft introduced  new toll-free 00800 service numbers. By the end of 2003, customers throughout Europe will be able to reach their personal customer service representatives at BASF directly via standardized numbers, according t…


  • Mark Fairchild Receives the ISCC Macbeth Award

    September 9, 2005
    The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) honored Mark D. Fairchild with the presentation of the Macbeth Award during its annual meeting held in Detroit, MI. Dr. Fairchild, director of the Munsell Color Science Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Techn…


  • Ultra Additives Names Egloff 'Agent of the Year'

    September 9, 2005
    Andrew A. Egloff, Inc. of Cincinnati, OH, will receive Ultra Additives’ agent of the year award for 2001. Mr. Egloff is responsible for sales in the printing ink industry in the midwest region of the U.S. and works under the direction of Jim Kr…


  • Redesigned Netzsch Web Site Provides a More Interactive Approach

    September 9, 2005
    Netzsch Incorporated has unveiled its newly redesigned web site, www.netzschusa.com. Incorporated into the new site are simple application questionnaires and laboratory request forms for all Netzsch product lines, including Nemo progressing cavity pu…


  • GATF/PIA Launches Redesigned Web Portal

    September 9, 2005
    The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and the Printing Industries of America (PIA) announced the next generation web portal providing printing and graphic arts information via the Internet. GAIN 2.0 is now available at www.gain.net.  &n…


  • Merck's Asia Location to Offer Liquid Crystal Services

    September 9, 2005
    Merck KGaA announced that its South Korean subsidiary, Merck Advanced Technologies Ltd. (MAT), officially opened its new state-of-the-art, Liquid Crystal Technical Center in the Poseung Industrial Park, Pyongtaek-shi, Gyonggi-do, South Korea. The tec…


  • Cognis Raises Prices Of Versamid Resins

    September 9, 2005
    Cognis Corporation’s graphic arts business announced that it is increasing off list prices of its Versamid ink resins, effective Nov. 1, or as contracts allow.      The increase will impact all of the Versamid 700 and 900 seri…


  • Graphic Comm Central Web Site Receives Top Rating

    September 9, 2005
    Graphic Comm Central, the graphic communications industry’s web portal for educators, students and industry, has received the top “A” rating from Education World, a web site for educators and school administrators.    &nb…


  • Chemidex Opens German Office

    September 9, 2005
    Chemidex has opened an office in Germany to extend its commitment to the European coatings industry.      Leading the European organization will be Henning Schwinum, who was hired as managing director. Mr. Schwinum, a native of Germa…


  • Merck Family Names New Leadership for E. Merck Executive Board

    September 9, 2005
    Merck KGaA announced leadership changes on the board of E. Merck. The company, which is legally structured as a general partnership, represents the Merck family interests in the pharmaceutical and chemicals group, Merck KgaA.      Ha…


  • Levitt Technologies Formed to Represent Materials Suppliers

    September 9, 2005
    Ronald L. Levitt announced the formation of Levitt Technologies, Incorporated. Levitt Technologies represents quality specialty chemical raw material producers to the ink, paint and coatings industries.      Levitt Technologies will…


  • Sartomer Signs New Distributors for Norsolene Resins

    September 9, 2005
    Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company announced that it has signed three new distributors for its Norsolene line of hydrocarbon resins. The three companies – J.H. Calo Company, Inc., Dowd and Guild, Inc. and Brenntag Mid-Sout…


  • PIA and OSHA Form Alliance

    September 9, 2005
    The Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) entered into an agreement to establish a collaborative relationship to share best practices and technical knowledge on ergonomics to foster preventi…