David Savastano, Editor11.20.17
For many people, John Foster of Cabot Corporation is synonymous with the carbon black industry. Whether it is his annual lectures at NPIRI’s Summer Printing Ink course, his contribution to NPIRI committees, developing new products or helping his customers, Foster has been a leader in the carbon black industry for more than three decades.
In recognition of his efforts on behalf of the carbon black and ink industries, Foster was honored with the 2017 NAPIM Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award.
Foster joined Cabot in 1984 as a technical service/lab manager for inks and coatings, where one of his first assignments was the evaluation of a new carbon black for heatset inks.
“This involved visits to several ink companies to learn what performance properties are important to them,” he noted. “The following year, I attended NPIRI’s Summer Printing Ink
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