Hexion and Xaar partner up for specialist ink applications


11-10-2005

Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

is the latest US ink manufacturer to be announced as an official Ink Partner with digital inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar plc of Cambridge, UK.



This exciting ink agreement relates specifically to Hexion's range of HexIJetTM UV curable inks that are specially designed for high performance digital inkjet printing. Hexion Specialty Chemicals is the world's largest producer of thermosetting resins and a leading producer of UV-curable materials.



Xaar Ink Product Manager Dr. Jill Woods commented: 'We are very excited by our partnership with Hexion, and this announcement of their official Ink Partner status takes us another significant step forward. Together with Hexion we will begin to explore a range of niche industrial applications that have not been open to us before.'



Paul Lindquist, Hexion Business Development Manager, said: 'Hexion has built a solid UV inkjet platform for the graphic arts market, which can be tailored by our team of formulators to target niche industrial applications, specifically where adhesion to substrates is an issue. Our manufacturing facilities are flexible enough to accommodate short product runs and we can quickly adapt products and technologies to meet customer and marketplace needs.'





About Xaar

Based in Cambridge, UK Xaar plc is a market-leading inkjet technology company. It targets the world's industrial, commercial, and office printing markets. The industrial and commercial printing markets are targeted by Xaar's own range of ink jet products in conjunction with leading industry partners and other key players in those markets.



About Hexion Specialty Chemicals

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals combines the former businesses of Borden Chemical, Bakelite, Resolution Performance Products and Resolution Specialty Materials into the global leader in thermoset resins. With 86 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 18 countries, Hexion serves global markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Additional information is available at www.hexionchem.com.

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