Industry News

  • Imerys Pigments Raises Prices

    September 9, 2005
    Imerys Pigments and Additives Group has announced that prices of its North American ground calcium carbonate (GCC) products will increase effective Feb. 1, 2002. The magnitude of the increase will vary by product, with increases ranging between 3 and…


  • Degussa Provides Outline of North American Operations

    September 9, 2005
    Degussa Corporation has published a new booklet that outlines the company’s business activities in North America. The booklet includes details about brand name specialty chemicals, production capabilities and technical services offered by the c…


  • Dynamic Color Begins Manufacturing Flushed Color

    September 8, 2005
    Dynamic Color Systems, Inc., Burr Ridge, IL has announced that it will begin manufacturing flushed colors in early 2002. Its product line will include flushed colors for heatset, quickset, 100% solids, non-heat news, soya-based, energy cure and metal…


  • Shimadzu Donates Analytical Balances

    September 8, 2005
    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a global manufacturer of analytical and testing laboratory instruments, has donated 89 analytical balances valued at $111,000 to the Howard County, MD public school system. The balances are high precision weighing ins…


  • Sensient Unveils New Dye-Purifying Technology

    September 8, 2005
    Sensient Technical Colors, LLC has announced the use of new technology in purifying dye solutions to ink jet-grade quality for the ink jet printer market. Sensient employs a combination of technologies in dye purification to remove inorganic salts an…


  • E.T. Horn Announces Distributor Status for Cabot Corp. Products

    September 8, 2005
    The E. T. Horn Company announced its appointment as the West Coast distributor for Cab-O-Sil fumed silica and specialty grades of carbon black for Cabot Corporation. The geographical area of responsibility includes, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai…


  • Premier Mill Announces Jensen-Soulders as Equipment Rep

    September 8, 2005
    Premier Mill, A Lightnin Company, named Jensen-Soulders Associates, Itasca, IL, as a representative of its milling, mixing and dispersing line of equipment for specialty process applications. Jensen-Soulders’ territorial responsibilities includ…


  • Kershaw Opens Midwest Office

    September 6, 2005
    Kershaw Instrumentation, Inc. announced the opening of its Kershaw Instrumentation midwest office, serving Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and surrounding states. The office will carry a complete line of Kershaw instruments and parts. Managin…


  • Merck, Tesa, Thermark Unveil Color Lasermarking for Plastic

    September 6, 2005
    In cooperation with the Hamburg, Germany-based company Tesa Formtechnik and TherMark, Los Angeles, CA, the Darmstadt, Germany-based Merck KgaA company has now developed a special technique for the lasermarking in color of plastics. This novel techniq…


  • GAERF Announces Awareness Campaign in High Schools

    September 6, 2005
    At Print ’01, the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) announced a campaign to raise awareness of the graphic communications industry and its career opportunities by distributing curriculum materials and information about the…


  • R&E Council Conference To be Held in Orlando

    September 6, 2005
    The 2002 R&E Council–IDEAlliance Digital Smart Factory Conference will be held March 13-15, 2002, in Orlando, FL. The meeting, which attracts top technologists and strategic planners from leading printing, premedia and publishing companies…


  • Morehouse-Cowles Opens Sample Test Lab

    September 6, 2005
    Morehouse-Cowles, a division of MFIC Corporation, announced the opening of a sample test laboratory in Fullerton, CA. The new laboratory conducts sample testing on qualified products at no charge using a broad range of testing equipment for milling,…


  • Silberline is Now ISO 9001:2000 Certified

    September 6, 2005
    Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification from BSI, Inc., a quality management system registrar.      Silberline is among th…


  • Successful Cooperation in Antimicrobial Material Protection Extended

    September 6, 2005
    For more than 15 years, Clariant and Sanitized have been providing comprehensive solutions for the microbial protection of textiles, plastics, paper and leather. The management of the two companies has now confirmed and extended this cooperation. &n…


  • Premier Mill Aligns With Cox Machinery

    September 6, 2005
    Premier Mill, A Lightnin Company, announced it is now affiliated with Lightnin’s Cox Machinery. Following the acquisition of Premier Mill by Lightnin in March 2001, the two companies have merged product lines to create a much greater offering.…


  • Cognis Holds Action Day to Help Employees Adjust to Changing Roles

    September 6, 2005
    On Sept. 21, Cognis held an action day, to address the continually changing nature of day-to-day work. Fit For Change is the motto of the action day, which highlighted a corporate program of the same name. Since the founding of Cognis 18 months ago,…


  • Nanotechnology Session to Highlight RadTech '02

    September 6, 2005
    Nanotechnology, the fast emerging science of manipulating individual atoms and molecules to build structures to complex, atomic specifications, will command a full session at the upcoming RadTech 2002 Conference.  “RadTech is a cutting edg…


  • WOA Appoints New Leaders

    September 6, 2005
    The Web Offset Association (WOA), a special industry group of Printing Industries of America, Inc., has announced the appointment of its 2001-2002 Board of Directors and Supplier Advisory Board.      Larry Cole becomes the 31st pres…


  • Dominion Colour Achieves ISO 14001

    September 6, 2005
    Dominion Colour Corporation, a world leader in manufacturing lead chromate pigments, announced that it has achieved ISO 14001 registration based on the company’s implementation of its environmental management system. This registration covers it…


  • Philadelphia University Establishes Center of Excellence In Digital Ink Jet Printing For Textiles

    September 6, 2005
    Dr. David Brookstein, dean of the School of Textiles and Materials Technology at Philadelphia University, recently announced the creation of the Center of Excellence in Digital Ink Jet Printing. The center, which will be headed by Professor Hitoshi U…