Industry News

  • Cognis Raises Prices on Photomer, Other Products

    October 24, 2005
    Cognis Corporation’s graphic arts business announced that it will increase the price of its Photomer energy curing products. To help minimize the impact on customers, Cognis is announcing the increase in two stages for both list and off-list pr…


  • EMD Introduces Miraval Glittering Pigments

    October 24, 2005
    EMD Chemicals Inc. has introduced Miraval, a new generation of brilliant glittering pigments. Miraval 5411 Magic White combines silver-white glitter with a colorful, rainbow-like highlight. This pigment is the first EMD pigment based on borosil…


  • Gardco Offers Window Tint and Reflectance Meter

    October 24, 2005
    The ColorQA from Gardco is a lightweight, hand-held, device that measures color in red, green and blue percentage formate. Users apply the sensor tip to any colored surface, press the read button and the LED will illuminate and send the reading to th…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Sartomer Announces Price Increase for Norsolene Hydrocarbon Resins

    October 21, 2005
    Sartomer Company announced that it has increased the list prices of its Norsolene hydrocarbon resins by $.03 per pound due to the rapidly rising costs of raw materials  and energy.      Sartomer’s Norsolene hydrocarbon res…


  • SPX Opens New Waukesha Cherry-Burrell Center

    October 21, 2005
    SPX Process Equipment has opened a Waukesha Cherry-Burrell PD Pump Remanufacturing Center at the Lightnin operation in Rochester, NY. In concert with its West Coast remanufacturing center in Modesto, CA, the new center allows the company to better…


  • EFTA Honors MetalFX With Gold Medal

    October 21, 2005
    The European Flexographic Technical Association (EFTA) has given MetalFX the gold award for Outstanding Technical Innovation at the EFTA Print Awards 2004. The company was also given the special glass vase for Achievement of the Year    &n…


  • DuPont Expands Colorants and Additives Distributors in U.S.

    October 21, 2005
    DuPont has added two new distributors for DuPont Specialty Colorants and Additives business – part of DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies – in the U.S.      Lipscomb Chemical, Long Beach, CA, will conduct operations…


  • Jennings & Associates Named Premier Mill Rep

    October 21, 2005
    Premier Mill, An SPX Process Equipment operation, announces the appointment of Jennings & Associates, Inc., as a representative of its milling, mixing and dispersing equipment for specialty processing applications.       …


  • NAPL Acquires Rampart Associates LLC

    October 21, 2005
    In a move that significantly strengthens its consulting services, the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has acquired Rampart Associates LLC, a leading consulting firm specializing in the graphic communications industry.   …


  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals Opens New Imaging and Inks Technical Center

    October 21, 2005
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals recently opened its new Imaging & Inks Technical Center designed to support customers of its broad range of products in this market, including pigments, photoinitiators, acrylic resins, UV absorbers and light stabilizers.…


  • Industry Mourns Don Brookfield Sr.

    October 21, 2005
    Don Brookfield Sr., founder of Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Middleboro, MA, passed away May 24 away after an extended illness.      A graduate of MIT, Mr. Brookfield first came across viscometers when he and his father…