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Amerikal Enters Strategic Partnership with Oxy-Dry

Monday, June 05, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (June 2, 2006) -- Robert T. Danielson, Jr., vice president of business development and sales for Amerikal Products Corporation is pleased to announce the company has entered a strategic partnership with Oxy-Dry Corporation to develop and manufacture Oxy-Dry Ecoclean, a Genesis product. The partnership is the first of its kind for Amerikal and will allow Oxy-Dry customers to begin utilizing Ecoclean in an effort to replace petroleum based and hazardous washes. “We developed Ecoclean because Oxy-Dry wanted a product that was safer for its customers and would aid in reducing the environmental impact of our industry,” said Danielson. “Ecoclean is made of non-hazardous materials such as soy and other renewable resources developed in the United States. We are hopeful that more printers and suppliers will begin demanding environmentally responsible chemicals and washes in their pressroom. It’s a change for the better and one that our industry has needed to embrace for many years.” Through the new strategic partnership, more than 1,800 Oxy-Dry Automatic Blanket Washer customers worldwide will be able to utilize Ecoclean. Ecoclean is made of 90% American-made renewable resources and can be used to clean any type of ink including cold set, heat set, energy curable and can be utilized on both rollers and blankets. Genesis pressroom washes, such as Ecoclean, are designed to offset the use of petroleum and reduce the waste stream from all printers by turning excess chemicals into bio-fuels that can be used to run trucks and other equipment. “Ecoclean is one of the most effective and environmentally responsible products on the market,” said Diego Uribe, vice president, operations for Oxy-Dry Corporation. “Partnering with Amerikal was a natural fit because we’re both committed to improving our customer’s quality, productivity and profitability by utilizing products that are designed to reduce the adverse health and environmental effects of our industry.” Oxy-Dry is an acknowledged worldwide leader in the research, development, manufacture and sale of printing press products and supplies for the sheetfed, web, newspaper and flexo press markets. Since 1941, Oxy-Dry has been recognized for providing its customers with quality engineered press accessories to enable those customers to achieve greater pressroom productivity, safety and cost savings. Based in Waukegan, Ill., Amerikal Products Corporation, through its Genesis Pressroom Chemistry division is the leading innovator and manufacturer of environmentally responsible pressroom chemicals. Founded in 1989, Amerikal is committed to improving customer’s productivity and profitability by developing products and equipment designed to preserve natural resources, reduce energy and improve overall health and safety. To learn more about Genesis Pressroom Chemistry products and equipment, please visit www.genesischemistry.com or contact Robert Danielson, Jr. at (847) 244.3600.




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