Industry News

  • Alliance Formed by NAPL, R&E Council

    September 6, 2005
    The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) and the Research and Engineering (R&E) Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, Inc. have entered a strategic alliance.      Under the terms of this agreement the membership o…


  • Buhler Holds Open House 2001 At Minneapolis-Area Facility

    September 6, 2005
    Plymouth, MN-based Buhler Inc. recently held its second annual open house, a four-day event attended by customers from the U.S. and Canada that highlighted the company’s newest wet grinding product – the ZR 120 centrifugal bead mill. &n…


  • Cognis Opts Out of Japanese Joint Venture With Sanyo

    September 6, 2005
    Cognis B.V., Roermond, The Netherlands, has announced that it will end its joint venture with Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd., which operated under the name San Nopco Ltd.     Under the terms of the agreement, Sanyo Chemical will comple…


  • Netzsch Opens New Grinding Laboratory

    September 6, 2005
    The grinding and dispersion division of Netzsch Incorporated  has opened  a new, two-story, 16,500 square-foot, state-of-the-art grinding laboratory and training center across from its headquarters in Exton, PA. According to the company, th…


  • Freedonia Group Offers Radiation-Cure Study

    September 6, 2005
    Cleveland, OH-based consultancy The Freedonia Group has just released its “Radiation-Cured Products,” a new study analyzing the U.S. radcure industry.      Included in the study are radcure inks, coatings, adhesives and…


  • EC Pigments Names New Distributor in Key Areas

    September 6, 2005
    EC Pigments (formerly known as Roma Color) has signed a distribution agreement with Daniel C. Bolon and his company, Industrial Sales International, Ltd.      Under the terms of this agreement, the company will represent EC Pigments…


  • Bayer Expands E-Business Options

    September 6, 2005
    Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, has expanded the list of e-business options available to its polymers and chemicals business customers to include eXtensible Mark-up Language (XML) transmissions for receiving and processing customer purchase…


  • International Digital Printing Directory from IMI

    September 6, 2005
    The Information Management Institute, Inc. has released the 2001 inaugural edition of the International Digital Printing Directory.      Containing contact information and descriptions of more than 250 manufacturers of digital print…


  • Troy Corp. Extends Global Partnership

    September 6, 2005
    Florham Park, NJ-based Troy Corporation has extended its global biocides marketing partnership with Lonza Group.      Formed in 1989, the partnership combines the Lonza Group’s hydantoin bactericide with Troy’s iodopropy…


  • Premier Mill Upgrades Customer Testing Lab

    September 6, 2005
    Premier Mill Corp. has announced upgrades to all areas of their customer testing laboratory.      These upgrades include the installation of a new QMax Supermill, a model SM45 Supermill 2, a PSM 115V submersible mill with vacuum capa…


  • UV/EB Recognized for Environmental Benefits

    September 6, 2005
    Two rulings recently issued by California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) have recognized UV/EB curing technologies as environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional industrial processes.      In th…


  • IMI Hosts Ink Jet Technology Conference and Academy

    September 6, 2005
    The Information Management Institute (IMI) recently hosted its fourth annual Toner, Ink Jet Ink & Imaging Chemicals Conference in Orlando, FL. In conjunction with this event was the Ink Jet Academy – Theory of Ink Jet Technology…


  • Lawter Appoints New Southeastern Distributor

    September 6, 2005
    Pleasant Prairie, WI-based Lawter International has named Kinsmen Corp., Atlanta, GA, distributor of its line of wax powders, aqueous wax dispersions and emulsions. As such, Kinsmen will represent Lawter in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Sout…


  • Q-Panel Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

    September 6, 2005
    Q-Panel Lab Products, Cleveland, OH, has broken ground for its new worldwide headquarters. To be located in close proximity to the existing Q-Panel headquarters, the new 53,000 square-foot facility will house administration, research and manufacturin…


  • Morehouse-Cowles Opens Grinding Media And Spare Parts Office

    September 6, 2005
    Newton, MA-based Morehouse-Cowles has opened its new international grinding media and spare parts office in South Haven, MI. According to the company, this new facility will provide industries with the broadest selection of grinding media and Cowles…


  • Graphic Arts Statistical Handbook from GAMIS

    September 6, 2005
    The Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) has released the 2000 edition of the Statistical Handbook for the Graphic Arts Industry.  According to the organization, this handbook serves as a valuable reference for individuals in the i…


  • R&E Council Hosts Pressroom Conference

    September 6, 2005
    The Research and Engineering (R&E)  Council of the Graphic Arts Industry recently hosted more than 200 pressroom personnel and suppliers from the U.S.and Canada as they discussed The World Class Pressroom. According to the R&E Council, t…


  • Netzsch Names New Representative

    September 6, 2005
    Netzsch Inc. has appointed White Industrial Technologies, Geneva, IL, to represent its grinding and dispersion equipment to Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Canada.…


  • Highlighting Education Programs at Print 01

    September 6, 2005
    Print 01 will include more than 90 educational sessions covering all facets of business, according to the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC).      To be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Sept. 6-13, Print 01 allows attendees to sign…


  • Premier Mill Names New Distributor

    September 6, 2005
    Premier Mill Corp. has appointed Dowd & Guild, Inc. as a representative of its milling, mixing and dispersing equipment for specialty processing applications. Dowd & Guild’s territory will include California, Arizona, Oregon and Washing…