Industry News

  • Cognis Announces Price Increase for Polyamide, Lamination Resins

    September 12, 2005
    Cognis Corporation’s graphic arts business has announced that market prices for its Versamid 700, Versamid 900 and Versamid 1655 polyamide resins will be raised by $0.05/lb. In addition, prices on its Versamid 972, Versamid 973, GAX 12-837 and…


  • Prime UV Systems Celebrates 15 Years

    September 12, 2005
    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…


  • Heidelberg Receives 2003 NAPL Industry Award

    September 12, 2005
    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…


  • Arleen Neustein Inducted into FTA Hall of Fame

    September 12, 2005
    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.     …


  • Arizona Chemical Expands Rosin Resin Capacity

    September 12, 2005
    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…


  • NeoResins, Indulor Enter Marketing Agreement

    September 12, 2005
    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…


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

    September 12, 2005
    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…


  • Netzsch Appoints Rodgers Equipment as Rep

    September 12, 2005
    Netzsch Incorporated, Exton, PA, (www.netzsch.com) has appointed Rodgers Equipment Company, Inc., Dallas, TX, as an authorized representative for Netzsch positive displacement pumps in the north-central Texas territories. With Rodgers Equipment&rsquo…


  • CPIPC Discusses Carbon Black, Awards Scholarships

    September 12, 2005
    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.”   …


  • Kolorfusion Launches New Technology, Announces Agreement with Hilord

    September 12, 2005
    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…


  • FSCT Offers Second Edition of Color and Appearance

    September 12, 2005
    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…


  • PDF Book From GATF Looks at Production Issues

    September 12, 2005
    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…


  • D&D Dispersions Receives ISO 9001 Certification

    September 12, 2005
    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…


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

    September 12, 2005
    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…


  • Ian Collins Remembered by Colleagues

    September 9, 2005
    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…