In a move designed to refocus its efforts in the sheetfed varnish market, Eastman Resins is moving the production of Lawter Graphic Arts Technologies’ sheetfed varnishes to its LaVergne, TN plant. The company will continue to manufacture resins, heatset varnishes, alkyds and some bulk sheetfed varnishes at its Pleasant Prairie, WI facility.
By moving its sheetfed varnish production to LaVergne, Eastman Resins, Inc. will be able to produce smaller batch sizes and provide the specialized service that sheetfed ink manufacturers require.
“LaVergne will be the crown jewel for our sheetfed varnish manufacturing,” said Guy Trerotola, business director, commercial offset for Eastman Resins. “Historically, Lawter was first and foremost a varnish company. By having all of our sheetfed ink varnish production in LaVergne, it will allow us to reemphasize our reputation as a leading varnish manufacturer and technology innovator. Manufacturing Lawter varnis
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