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30 Jun 2020

White UV LED inks for the EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass inkjet printers has achieved the certification from the Western Michigan University (WMU) Recycling, Paper and Coating Pilot Plant, a leading certification organization for corrugated recycling. The certification verifies the recycling and repulpability of boards printed with white...

5 Jun 2020

Sensient Technologies Corporation announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 100% of its shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies and certain other assets related to the production of inks to Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation.

The transaction is expected to be finalized in the second quarter...

2 Apr 2020

Adds Dry Ink Lineup for the Iridesse™ Production Press 

Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd announces the new addition of pink specialty dry ink for the production colour printer Iridesse™ Production Press across the Asia Pacific region, to strengthen the printer's ability to handle printing needs in specialized colours.

With its on...

6 Mar 2020

Ink producer, Sun Chemical, has issued a Q&A addressing coronavirus concerns. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe, Sun Chemical is conducting diligent inventory analyses of key intermediates, raw materials and finished goods inventories.

Sun Chemical is a member of the DIC group. Other members of DIC has been affected by the vi...

2 Sep 2019

DIC Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BASF’s global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE). The acquisition will broaden DIC’s portfolio as a global manufacturer of pigments.

In the immediate future, business for customers will remain the same as usual. A transition team will be put in place...

26 Nov 2018

The market for inks and coatings in 2018 will consume 3.4 million tonnes, with a value of $39.1 billion, according to new research from Smithers Pira in The Future of Global Ink Markets to 2023. By 2023, the market is forecast to grow to 3.6 million tonnes and $44.7 billion. This represents a 9% growth in volume, and a higher growth in...

10 Oct 2018

The ArrowFlex and ArrowBond inks for solvent-based gravure meet new regulations that will come into effect in 2019.

Inks produced using toluene and/or ketone, which are used in some packaging and labels, can pose health risks.

Flint Group’s ArrowFlex and ArrowBond line of products in India addresses market requirement for inks that are s...

10 Sep 2018

DIC Corporation announced that it completed an investment in Tokyo-based Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. (“GEI”), a carve-out startup from Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (“RITE”) for the commercialization of sustainably produced (“Green”) chemicals. 

GEI is engaged in the development and commercial production o...

13 Jun 2018

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., announced plans to make a full-fledged foray into the Myanmar market with the establishment of a production base in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Yangon.

The company plans to set up in July 2018 a wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary, Toyo Ink Myanmar Co., Ltd., with an initial paid-in capital of U...

1 Jun 2018

The two companies have come into a strategic partnership on conventional sheetfed offset inks.

Koenig & Bauer and hubergroup have agreed on a strategic partnership on a global level. Koenig & Bauer is recommending the use of conventional sheetfed offset inks from hubergroup for its high-performance Rapida presses.

The aim of this glo...

18 Apr 2018

The inkless printing technology raised € 1 Million for black and white printing without cartridges.

Inkless has raised a sum of 1 million euro’s in its latest investment round. The investment was made by a group of angel investors. Still at its beginning stages, the company hopes to make the technology “development-ready” with the invest...

30 Jan 2018

The new white dry ink expands expanding the range of applications of the Xerox® iGen® 5 150 Press, by enabling printing on dark-coloured/transparent paper.

Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd recently released its first white dry ink for the optional fifth print station of Xerox® iGen® 5 150 Press—the company’s flagship model targeting the c...

5 Jul 2017

Flint Group announces the global launch of its latest version UV LED process inks, XCURA EVO.

““EVO” is short for evolutionary. This signals a step change from our world renowned XCURA formulations which, for the past four years, have served our customers very well as an industry leader. XCURA EVO is our next generation offer to the UV L...

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