Industry News

  • Pall, W.L. Gore Enter Strategic Alliance

    September 12, 2005
    Pall Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates have entered into a strategic alliance that gives Pall exclusive worldwide rights to GORE-TEX filter technology to be utilized in backwashable filtration systems for such applications as brine, catalys…


  • FTA Champions Team Will Drive R&D Initiatives

    September 12, 2005
    A new campaign launched by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) will raise funds exclusively for research and educational development, establish a Champions Team and have the organization’s solicitations and project evaluation committee…


  • OMG Announces Price Increase

    September 12, 2005
    Effective Dec. 1, 2003, OMG announced a price increase for cobalt-based driers for coatings and inks. The increase comes in response to increased raw material costs.…


  • Fitz Chem Adds Territory for Tor Minerals, Toyal America

    September 12, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation announced that the territory it currently covers for Tor Minerals will now include Minnesota. Toyal America, Inc. has also expanded Fitz Chem’s territory to include Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.…


  • FedChem Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    September 12, 2005
    FedChem LLC is the first U. S. manufacturer of aluminum organic chemicals to qualify for registration to the ISO 9001:2000 With Design standard.  The company’s Bethlehem, PA facility develops and manufactures aluminum organic chemicals for…


  • 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 (…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Flexo Trade Association Launched in Twin Cities

    September 12, 2005
    In March 2003, an association was formed to provide a local opportunity for individual and organizational technical development for flexo professionals in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Twin Cities Flexo Association (TCFA) seeks to enhance the ef…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…