Industry News

  • CPIPC Holds First Meeting of 2003

    September 9, 2005
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) held its first meeting of 2003 on January 27 at the Clubhouse restaurant in Oak Brook, IL. As usual, the meeting started with cocktails and dinner, followed by a guest speaker. The January speaker was…


  • Johnson Polymer Increases Prices on Emulsions and Solid and Solution Resins

    September 9, 2005
    Effective March 1, Johnson Polymer is implementing a price increase for North America on acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions and resins, polyurethane dispersions and urethane-acrylic hybrids and high-solids acrylic polyols. Waterborne products will…


  • Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Rohm and Haas announced an off-list price increase for acrylic copolymer emulsions, solution polymers, styrene -containing polymers and additives sold to the coatings, graphic arts, paper and textile industries in North America. The increase, which r…


  • Five Clariant Facilities Awarded Responsible Care Achievement Award

    September 9, 2005
    Clariant Corporation announced that five of its North American facilities have won the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA).      The awards were presente…


  • CCP Announces Price Increase

    September 9, 2005
    Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) announced they are increasing prices for all waterborne polymers within their emulsions group product lines by $0.03 to $0.04 per pound. New prices will be effective on shipments made on or after Feb. 15, 2003, cons…


  • Huber Announces Price Increase For Kaolin

    September 9, 2005
    Huber Engineered Materials, a business unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, has implemented a price increase for kaolin products sold to the paper industry, effective Jan. 1 or as current price agreements expire. Prices will increase on average 3 percent…


  • Industry Mourns Chris Serauskas

    September 9, 2005
    Eastman Resins, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, expressed its sorrow at the death of Chris Serauskas. Mr. Serauskas passed away on Dec. 8, 2002 after a long illness and was laid to rest in Chicago, IL on Dec. 28. He was well known and…


  • New Location for Testing Machines Inc.

    September 9, 2005
    Testing Machines Inc. has moved its production, engineering, sales, marketing, PM&C and corporate offices to Ronkonkoma, NY, approximately three miles from its previous location in Islandia, NY. This location is also the corporate headquarters fo…


  • Clemson University, FFTA & PICA Host Flexo Printing Symposium

    September 9, 2005
    The Clemson University department of Graphic Communications, in conjunction with the Foundation of the FTA and the Printing Industries of the Carolinas, hosted the Flexographic Process Printing Symposium Nov. 13-15. Industry leaders shared their expe…


  • Pantone Adds 175 New Colors to Product Spectrum

    September 9, 2005
    Pantone has added 175 new colors to the more than 1,700 already in the Pantone product spectrum to meet the needs of fashion-savvy customers.      “We’re dealing with an entirely new type of shopper than we were five year…


  • Graphics Microsystems Contributes Printing System to RIT

    September 9, 2005
    Graphics Microsystems Inc. is contributing to the latest enhancements underway within the graphic communications program at Rochester Institute of Technology. The company is providing its ColorQuick closed-loop color control system to accompany RIT&r…


  • Degussa Combines Forces To Meet the Needs of Non-Impact Printers

    September 9, 2005
    In an effort to better service the non-impact printing markets, Degussa has pooled the technological resources of its advanced fillers and pigments and its coatings and colorants business units. Degussa is now able to provide high-quality products an…


  • X-Rite Technology Incorporated into DuPont Digital Proofing Solution

    September 9, 2005
    X-Rite, Incorporated and DuPont Imaging Technologies announced the launch of a new DuPont digital proofing solution incorporating X-Rite spectrophotometer technology. The new DuPont CromaPro XP ink jet color proofing system relies on accurate X-Rite…


  • Ciba Hands Out R&D Awards

    September 9, 2005
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals awarded its 2002 Research & Development Awards for groundbreaking work on a new technology platform delivering highly effective water, grease and oil repellants at this year’s Ciba Specialty Chemicals R&D Confer…


  • New Service Numbers for Customers in Europe

    September 9, 2005
    BASF Aktiengesellschaft introduced  new toll-free 00800 service numbers. By the end of 2003, customers throughout Europe will be able to reach their personal customer service representatives at BASF directly via standardized numbers, according t…


  • Mark Fairchild Receives the ISCC Macbeth Award

    September 9, 2005
    The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) honored Mark D. Fairchild with the presentation of the Macbeth Award during its annual meeting held in Detroit, MI. Dr. Fairchild, director of the Munsell Color Science Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Techn…


  • Ultra Additives Names Egloff 'Agent of the Year'

    September 9, 2005
    Andrew A. Egloff, Inc. of Cincinnati, OH, will receive Ultra Additives’ agent of the year award for 2001. Mr. Egloff is responsible for sales in the printing ink industry in the midwest region of the U.S. and works under the direction of Jim Kr…


  • Redesigned Netzsch Web Site Provides a More Interactive Approach

    September 9, 2005
    Netzsch Incorporated has unveiled its newly redesigned web site, www.netzschusa.com. Incorporated into the new site are simple application questionnaires and laboratory request forms for all Netzsch product lines, including Nemo progressing cavity pu…


  • GATF/PIA Launches Redesigned Web Portal

    September 9, 2005
    The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and the Printing Industries of America (PIA) announced the next generation web portal providing printing and graphic arts information via the Internet. GAIN 2.0 is now available at www.gain.net.  &n…


  • Merck's Asia Location to Offer Liquid Crystal Services

    September 9, 2005
    Merck KGaA announced that its South Korean subsidiary, Merck Advanced Technologies Ltd. (MAT), officially opened its new state-of-the-art, Liquid Crystal Technical Center in the Poseung Industrial Park, Pyongtaek-shi, Gyonggi-do, South Korea. The tec…