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Hexion and Xaar partner up for specialist ink applications

Press release from the issuing company

Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. is the latest U.S. 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.”