Industry News

  • Omnova, Daikin Sign Strategic Agreement

    September 6, 2005
    Omnova Solutions has announced the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with Daikin Industries to jointly develop and commercialize novel fluorochemical products for surface modification and surfactant applications. The alliance will initially d…


  • Labsphere Launches Online Store

    September 6, 2005
    North Sutton, NH-based Labsphere, Inc. has launched a new online store at http://store.labsphere.com.              According to the company, its new store provides a one-stop source for reflectance techno…


  • HP Enters Commercial Printing Market

    September 6, 2005
    Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company has entered the commercial printing market with the introduction of its HP Digital Press 6600. The machine – manufactured for HP by Indigo N.V. as part of a strategic alliance between the two companies – is cu…


  • Xerox Reduces Product Line and Workstaff

    September 6, 2005
    As part of its ongoing effort to cut $1 billion in costs by the end of 2001, Xerox has opted to discontinue its line of personal copiers and desktop ink jet printers. Additionally, the company has said it will also eliminate 1,500 jobs. Company presi…


  • European Shows Break Attendance Records

    September 6, 2005
    Grafitalia and Converflex Europe 2001 recently set a new attendance record at more than 55,000, confirming the shows as some of the largest graphic arts, printing and converting exhibitions ever staged in Italy. According to organizers, show attendee…


  • RadTech Offers UV/EB Information on CD-ROM And UV Glossary

    September 6, 2005
    Bethesda, MD-based RadTech International North America has released a new CD-ROM that provides a basic overview of UV/EB technology. According to the association, “Introduction to UV/EB-Curing” addresses a range of topics including the hi…


  • 2001 PIA Print Market Atlas Available

    September 6, 2005
    The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has released the 2001 edition of the “Print Market Atlas: The Complete Reference Guide to Current Market Trends.”      Containing detailed information about the graphic arts indus…


  • Alliance Formed by NAPL, R&E Council

    September 6, 2005
    The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) and the Research and Engineering (R&E) Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, Inc. have entered a strategic alliance.      Under the terms of this agreement the membership o…


  • Buhler Holds Open House 2001 At Minneapolis-Area Facility

    September 6, 2005
    Plymouth, MN-based Buhler Inc. recently held its second annual open house, a four-day event attended by customers from the U.S. and Canada that highlighted the company’s newest wet grinding product – the ZR 120 centrifugal bead mill. &n…


  • Cognis Opts Out of Japanese Joint Venture With Sanyo

    September 6, 2005
    Cognis B.V., Roermond, The Netherlands, has announced that it will end its joint venture with Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd., which operated under the name San Nopco Ltd.     Under the terms of the agreement, Sanyo Chemical will comple…


  • Netzsch Opens New Grinding Laboratory

    September 6, 2005
    The grinding and dispersion division of Netzsch Incorporated  has opened  a new, two-story, 16,500 square-foot, state-of-the-art grinding laboratory and training center across from its headquarters in Exton, PA. According to the company, th…


  • Freedonia Group Offers Radiation-Cure Study

    September 6, 2005
    Cleveland, OH-based consultancy The Freedonia Group has just released its “Radiation-Cured Products,” a new study analyzing the U.S. radcure industry.      Included in the study are radcure inks, coatings, adhesives and…


  • EC Pigments Names New Distributor in Key Areas

    September 6, 2005
    EC Pigments (formerly known as Roma Color) has signed a distribution agreement with Daniel C. Bolon and his company, Industrial Sales International, Ltd.      Under the terms of this agreement, the company will represent EC Pigments…


  • Bayer Expands E-Business Options

    September 6, 2005
    Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, has expanded the list of e-business options available to its polymers and chemicals business customers to include eXtensible Mark-up Language (XML) transmissions for receiving and processing customer purchase…


  • International Digital Printing Directory from IMI

    September 6, 2005
    The Information Management Institute, Inc. has released the 2001 inaugural edition of the International Digital Printing Directory.      Containing contact information and descriptions of more than 250 manufacturers of digital print…


  • Troy Corp. Extends Global Partnership

    September 6, 2005
    Florham Park, NJ-based Troy Corporation has extended its global biocides marketing partnership with Lonza Group.      Formed in 1989, the partnership combines the Lonza Group’s hydantoin bactericide with Troy’s iodopropy…


  • Premier Mill Upgrades Customer Testing Lab

    September 6, 2005
    Premier Mill Corp. has announced upgrades to all areas of their customer testing laboratory.      These upgrades include the installation of a new QMax Supermill, a model SM45 Supermill 2, a PSM 115V submersible mill with vacuum capa…


  • UV/EB Recognized for Environmental Benefits

    September 6, 2005
    Two rulings recently issued by California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) have recognized UV/EB curing technologies as environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional industrial processes.      In th…


  • IMI Hosts Ink Jet Technology Conference and Academy

    September 6, 2005
    The Information Management Institute (IMI) recently hosted its fourth annual Toner, Ink Jet Ink & Imaging Chemicals Conference in Orlando, FL. In conjunction with this event was the Ink Jet Academy – Theory of Ink Jet Technology…


  • Lawter Appoints New Southeastern Distributor

    September 6, 2005
    Pleasant Prairie, WI-based Lawter International has named Kinsmen Corp., Atlanta, GA, distributor of its line of wax powders, aqueous wax dispersions and emulsions. As such, Kinsmen will represent Lawter in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Sout…