Industry News

  • Arizona Instrument Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    September 12, 2005
    Arizona Instrument LLC, a leading moisture analysis and toxic gas detection instrument maker, has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification.      The ISO 9000 series of standards are a set of international quality management system s…


  • Degussa Renames Its Metal Oxide Product Line

    September 12, 2005
    Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, Germany will combine its aluminum and titanium oxides under the product name Aeroxide. In the future, the product groups Aerosil (powdered fumed silica), Aerodisp (dispersion of fumed silica), Aeroperl (special granulated fume…


  • NeoResins Inc. Expands Fitz Chem's Territory

    September 12, 2005
    NeoResins Inc. (www.neoresins.com), a leading provider of waterborne resin technologies for application in water-based coatings, printing inks and adhesives, has expanded Fitz Chem Corporation’s Midwest territory of  Illinois, Indiana, Wis…


  • Fuji Hunt, Cork Industries Form Strategic Partnership

    September 12, 2005
    Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals, Inc., Allendale, NJ, a supplier of products for the photographic, graphic arts and specialty chemical industries, and Cork Industries, Folcroft, PA, a manufacturer of water-based, ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (…


  • NUR Begins Shipping NUR Tempo Flatbed Wide Format Ink Jet Presses

    September 12, 2005
    NUR Macroprinters, a leading supplier of wide format ink jet production printing systems for the out-of-home advertising market, announced that worldwide shipments of its new NUR Tempo flatbed ink jet press have begun.      The NUR T…


  • CGATS Issues Updated Color Measurement Standard

    September 12, 2005
    The American National Standards Institute’s accredited Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards (CGATS) has issued a revision of the 1993 standard, CGATS.5, graphic technology – spectral measurement and colorimetric computation f…


  • ICC Moves Specification Toward ISO Adoption

    September 12, 2005
    The International Color Consortium has taken steps toward having its color management specification adapted into an international standard and toward finalization of a revision to the specification.      The ICC will meet with the In…


  • ExxonMobil Chemical Expands Plant

    September 12, 2005
    The films business of ExxonMobil Chemical recently completed an expansion of its oriented polypropylene (OPP) film manufacturing plant in Shawnee, OK.      The installation of a specialty 6.6-meter orienter line gives ExxonMobil Che…


  • Color Resolutions Implements Custom Online VOC/HAPS Reporting Module

    September 12, 2005
    The Wercs, Ltd., a global leader in material safety data sheet (MSDS) software, announced that Color Resolutions International (CRI) has implemented its custom online module to handle customers’ needs for volatile organic compounds and hazardou…


  • Lubrizol Re-Launches Its Web Site

    September 12, 2005
    To offer more concise product information with a simplified navigation and content structure, the Lubrizol Corporation has re-launched its web site, www.lubrizol.com .      The upgraded Web site now houses product information in one…


  • Konica Minolta Forms New Holding Company

    September 12, 2005
    Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. has formed a new integrated holding company through management integration on Aug. 5, 2003.      Under the management of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., the company will be working to simultaneously reorg…


  • Michelman Names Chemcolour Industries New Zealand Agent

    September 12, 2005
    Michelman, Inc. has named Chemcolour Industries (NZ) Ltd. as its exclusive agent for New Zealand.      Chemcolour supplies raw materials and fine chemical products across a wide range of industries, such as coatings, printing inks,…


  • Fitz Chem Expands Territory for NeoResins

    September 12, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation, Elmhurst, IL, a Midwest distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, plastics, ink, construction and adhesives industries, announced that the territory it currently covers for NeoResins, Inc., which includes Illino…


  • 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…