Industry News

  • 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…


  • Cognis Raises Prices Of Versamid Resins

    September 9, 2005
    Cognis Corporation’s graphic arts business announced that it is increasing off list prices of its Versamid ink resins, effective Nov. 1, or as contracts allow.      The increase will impact all of the Versamid 700 and 900 seri…


  • Graphic Comm Central Web Site Receives Top Rating

    September 9, 2005
    Graphic Comm Central, the graphic communications industry’s web portal for educators, students and industry, has received the top “A” rating from Education World, a web site for educators and school administrators.    &nb…


  • Chemidex Opens German Office

    September 9, 2005
    Chemidex has opened an office in Germany to extend its commitment to the European coatings industry.      Leading the European organization will be Henning Schwinum, who was hired as managing director. Mr. Schwinum, a native of Germa…


  • Merck Family Names New Leadership for E. Merck Executive Board

    September 9, 2005
    Merck KGaA announced leadership changes on the board of E. Merck. The company, which is legally structured as a general partnership, represents the Merck family interests in the pharmaceutical and chemicals group, Merck KgaA.      Ha…


  • Levitt Technologies Formed to Represent Materials Suppliers

    September 9, 2005
    Ronald L. Levitt announced the formation of Levitt Technologies, Incorporated. Levitt Technologies represents quality specialty chemical raw material producers to the ink, paint and coatings industries.      Levitt Technologies will…


  • Sartomer Signs New Distributors for Norsolene Resins

    September 9, 2005
    Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company announced that it has signed three new distributors for its Norsolene line of hydrocarbon resins. The three companies – J.H. Calo Company, Inc., Dowd and Guild, Inc. and Brenntag Mid-Sout…


  • PIA and OSHA Form Alliance

    September 9, 2005
    The Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) entered into an agreement to establish a collaborative relationship to share best practices and technical knowledge on ergonomics to foster preventi…


  • Cognis' PCI Business Segment Announces New Distributors

    September 9, 2005
    Cognis Corporation’s PCI (polymers, coatings and inks) business segment announced distributor changes for its high performance epoxy curing agents. Cognis’ epoxy curing agents, which are sold under the Genamid, Versamid and Versamine trad…


  • Premier Mill Announces Upgrades to Customer Testing Lab

    September 9, 2005
    Premier Mill, A Lightnin Company, announced upgrades to its customer testing laboratory in all areas, including equipment, process monitoring electronics and utilities to enhance equipment utilization.      The new equipment include…


  • Book on Environmental Rules Affecting Printers Available Soon

    September 9, 2005
    A new book will soon be available to provide comprehensive descriptions of pertinent governmental regulations affecting the printing, coatings and adhesives industries. “Environmental Regulations for Printers,” a 950-page book by Fred Sha…


  • Netzsch Names Representatives

    September 9, 2005
    The dry grinding division of Netzsch Incorporated announced the appointment of Allen/Davis, LLC as its new representative of Netzsch-Condux dry grinding and classification equipment for the north central region of the U.S.      The c…


  • Troy's Newark, NJ Facility Awarded ISO 14001 Certification

    September 9, 2005
    Troy Corporation announced that its Newark, NJ manufacturing facility has achieved ISO 14001 certification. According to the company, the awarding of this certification is a recognition of its environmentally conscious manufacturing practices.  …


  • Russell Finex Inc. Relocates to New Building

    September 9, 2005
    Russell Finex, Inc., Pineville, NC, recently relocated to a custom designed 35,000 square foot facility complete with test labs for their patented Vibrasonic deblinding system, Eco Line filters, compact screeners and Eco Separators. Russell Finex, In…