Sappi unveils new educational website SappiPops to help printers, marketers, creatives and designers

Sappi North America (Boston, MA), a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has launched a new educational website, The new site is designed for printers, marketers, creative and designers looking to innovate in their respective areas of expertise. “Sappi’s marketing leadership, insights and analysis now have one convenient online home – … Read more →

Duroflex Papers releases its 2018 Winter/Spring Product Guide

After opening a new branch in Anjou, Quebec in 2017 (in addition to its current locations in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland), Duroflex Specialty Papers (Mississauga, Ontario) has released its 2018 Winter & Spring Product Guide. The new 48-page guide with complete price lists features new and current products in over 45 categories. These include … Read more →

Actega to increase prices on all product groups within North America

Actega North America (Delran, NJ) will increase prices on its inks, coatings, adhesives and pressroom chemicals effective February 19, 2018 “in response to the continuing and sustained rise in raw material and supply-chain costs. This increase will apply to products sold into all printing markets,” said the company. “In addition to the cost increases already … Read more →

Tower introduces new flexographic cleaner for corrugated applications

Tower Products, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of environmentally-sensitive pressroom chemistry for the offset and flexographic printing industry, has released Tower 270 Cleaner Concentrate – its new flexographic cleaning product specifically formulated for the corrugated printing industry. Tower 270 Cleaner Concentrate is a water-based wash-up detergent for Flexo Systems used in the corrugated box industry. “Over time, … Read more →

Mactac improves its Permacolor ColorGard LUV Overlaminating Films

Mactac’s Permacolor ColorGard LUV Overlaminating Films now feature extended outdoor durability, extremely clear facestock, better adhesion and much more, said the company. “With a new 3.2-mil clear PVC facestock that’s known for its ability to eliminate colour shifting, and a 58# smooth white Kraft liner, Mactac’s ColorGard LUV family of high-performance acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive films … Read more →

Hazen Paper wins international award for Holography

Hazen Paper (Holyoke, MA) has won an Excellence in Holography Award from the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) at its recent annual conference in Barcelona, Spain. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievements in pioneering innovative holographic products or techniques, as well as the best use of holography in commercial applications. Singled out from a record … Read more →

Sun Chemical upgrades Safety Data Sheet online platform

Sun Chemical has upgraded its online Safety Data Sheet (SDS) platform, which houses the SDSs of all its products. Done in collaboration with Verisk 3E, the upgraded platform will improve customer access to SDSs. 3E Protect, Verisk 3E’s premier SDS and chemical management platform (formerly known as 3E Online – SDS), provides Sun Chemical’s customers … Read more →

Sun Chemical to increase prices of silicone-based products in North America by 35%

Due to “a massive shortage in silicones and silicone-based materials from manufacturers,” Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) will increase prices by 35% on its entire silicone-based product line in North America, effective January 15, 2018. “Because of the silicone shortage we’re seeing in the industry, our suppliers have passed on price increases beyond anything we’ve seen … Read more →

Mark Andy named exclusive U.S. distributor of DuPont Cyrel products

Mark Andy has been appointed the exclusive distributor of DuPont Cyrel flexographic platemaking systems in the United States. Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy, first entered into business with DuPont in early 2014, serving as a distributor for the Cyrel product line, including plate materials, processing equipment, imagers and … Read more →

Fourteen Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks earn UL Greenguard Certification

Fujifilm’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility has been recognized as 14 inks in its Uvijet UV range have achieved UL Greenguard Certification. The criteria to obtain this widely recognized accreditation are among the most stringent product emissions standards in the world. UL Greenguard Certified products are well established and scientifically proven to meet rigourous third-party … Read more →