Industry News

  • DuPont Ink Jet Expands Sales and Marketing Network

    October 21, 2005
    DuPont Ink Jet has named Rene Guimaraes, Lda., (RGL) to its global sales and marketing network for DuPont Artistri digital printing for textiles.      “This appointment is part of our continuing strategy to build on our leader…


  • S.P. Morell Appointed Distributor by Noveon

    October 21, 2005
    S.P. Morell and Company, a specialty chemicals distributor and manufacturers representative of raw materials to the coating, ink and adhesive industries, was recently appointed by Noveon Hilton Davis to distribute their entire line of colorants and d…


  • Bayer Group Creates LANXESS

    October 21, 2005
    LANXESS, the future company where the Bayer Group will combine almost all areas of its chemicals business and parts of its polymers activities, has began operating as an independent unit. For the moment the new structure only applies internally. &n…


  • Backofen-Rothacker, Kalkowski Named To GAMIS Board

    October 21, 2005
    The Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) of PIA/GATF recently elected new officers and board members. The elections were held at the GAMIS 38th annual meeting, June 30, at Marco Island, FL.      The officers for the 200…


  • Sartomer to Increase Prices Of Hydrocarbon Resins

    October 10, 2005
    Sartomer Company increased the list and off-list prices of its hydrocarbon resins as of Oct. 1, 2005. The company’s Wingtack hydrocarbon resins increased by 8 cents per pound. Sartomer’s Norsolene resins increased by 5 cents per pound.…


  • Reichhold Announces Management Buyout

    October 10, 2005
    Reichhold announced that the executive management team, led by president and CEO John S. Gaither, has reached agreement with Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc.(DIC) for a management buyout. Reichhold has been the wholly owned subsidiary of DIC since 1…


  • Johnson Polymer Announces Price Increase

    October 10, 2005
    Johnson Polymer, LLC announced a price increase of up to 3 cents per pound for emulsions and an average of 4 cents per pound for hard resins. These products are marketed under the trade name JONCRYL. The price change was effective May 15, 2004 in the…


  • Sartomer Company Increases Prices

    October 10, 2005
    Sartomer Company announced that effective June 1 (or as contracts allow), it will increase the prices of its monomers, oligomers, and photoinitiators by 10 percent.      According to Paul Elias, Sartomer’s business director of…


  • MD-Both Industries Becomes Official MetalFX Distributor

    October 10, 2005
    Having introduced MetalFX technology together with a complete range of MetalFX base silver inks to North America 12 months ago, MD-Both Industries, West Chicago, IL has announced that it is an approved supplier and distributor of MetalFX Technologies…


  • Johnson Polymer, Crilen Enter Into Licensing Agreement

    October 10, 2005
    Johnson Polymer, Sturtevant, WI and Crilen, Buenos Aries, Argentina, have entered into a license agreement for the manufacturing of Johnson Polymer’s JONCRYL line of emulsion polymers.      Johnson Polymer entered into this ag…


  • Andritz Acquires Filtration Business Unit of NETZSCH

    October 10, 2005
    International technology group Andritz has signed an agreement to buy the filtration business unit of NETZSCH Group, based in Germany. The acquisition is subject to the approval by antitrust authorities, and is scheduled to close in July 2004.  …


  • Media Sciences Announces Seven New Product Lines

    October 10, 2005
    Media Sciences International, Inc., an independent manufacturer of generic supplies for digital color workgroup printers, announces seven new product lines for Tektronix/Xerox Phaser, Minolta-QMS and Epson color laser printers.     …


  • E Ink Working on Electronic Paper Display Module

    October 10, 2005
    Royal Philips Electronics, Sony Corporation and E Ink Corporation announced the world’s first consumer application of an electronic paper display module in Sony’s new e-Book reader, LIBRIe. This first-ever Philips’ display utilizes…


  • FPA Launches Industry Consultants and Services Directory

    October 10, 2005
    The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has launched its Industry Consultants and Services Directory. Each consulting company that participates is provided a full-page ad that will contain their company logo, a description of services, contact and s…


  • Toppan's Industrial Ink Jet Printer Incorporates Fusion UV's Curing System

    October 10, 2005
    Toppan Printing Company, Ltd. has developed a high quality industrial use ink jet printer, which it will use in its internal printing facilities and which it will also begin selling to other printing companies. Toppan’s ink jet printer incorpor…