Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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.  …


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.     …


  • Palmer Holland Appointed By CasChem

    October 10, 2005
    Palmer Holland, Inc. has been appointed an authorized distributor for CasChem’s full line of castor oils and castor-based derivatives as well as Cocure Mercury Catalysts, Cotin Tin Catalysts and Coscat Bismuth and Bismuth/Zinc Blend Catalysts.…


  • Fitz Chem Named Distributor for Everlight, USA, Inc.

    October 10, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation, a leading Midwest distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, plastics, ink, construction and adhesives industries, announced it will represent the Everlight’s Eversorb benzophenone, benzotriazole and hinder…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Craig Adhesives and Coatings Recertified ISO 9001:2000

    October 4, 2005
    Craig Adhesives and Coatings (CAC), a market leader in the formulation and manufacture of chemical technologies for the printing, packaging, and instant lottery ticket industries, announced that it has once again been certified as being in compliance…