News Ticker – August 11, 2010

INX International Ink to raise inks, coatings prices Sept. 1
Ongoing raw-material shortages continue to have a serious effect on printing-ink production. Consequently, the Schaumburg, IL-based supplier has announced a price increase effective Sept. 1. Solvent-based and water-based white inks will increase in price from 4-6%. Inks containing Violet 23 (purple) and water-based coatings will each increase 8%. Water-based inks, bases, clears and blends will rise 2-4%, and UV inks and coatings prices will increase 8-10%. More info

Multi Packaging Solutions opens London office
The New York City-based printer and packaging converter has opened a sales office in London. Julian Malin joins the company as the Sales Director for Europe. Malin brings extensive experience in all aspects of the print and packaging industry to the MPS team, including graphic services, standard print, and specialty packaging. He worked for AGI Media for over 13 years where he held a series of management positions, including vp-Global Business Development, and European Sales and Marketing Director. More info

SPE calls for Polyolefins 2011 conference papers
The 23rd Intl. Polyolefins Conference® will take place in Houston, TX, Feb. 27-March 2, 2011. Organized by the South Texas Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the event’s theme is “Evolving Technology for the Global Economy.” Those wishing to present a paper should submit an abstract (due Nov. 1) and paper or presentation (due Dec. 15) directly to

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