With more and more installs of Komori’s H-UV presses in the North American market, Kustom Group has seen a growing demand for H-UV curable coatings and lithographic overprint varnishes. To answer this demand, Kustom is proud to introduce its new line of H-UV curable products. They are:
Kustom Group is pleased to announce the development of KS-21005, which is our newest UV-curable gloss screen coating. KS-21005 maintains its very flexible nature even after being heated to temperatures as high as 350°F. The combination of high gloss, extreme flexibility and high heat resistance allows KS-21005 to be the perfect choice for labels and packaging where these attributes are very hard to achieve in a coating applied via screen at screen film thicknesses. Please contact your Kustom Group representative to get a sample of KS-21005 and see what this leap in technology has to offer your customers.
Lawter announces the transfer of its varnish business to Kustom Group, wherein Kustom Group will produce, market, and sell these varnishes in North America and the Caribbean Islands. Lawter will continue to produce, market, and sell its varnishes in other global regions.
Lawter will permanently close its LaVergne TN manufacturing facility. “In an effort to better align our company’s strategy, we will focus on our strength in North America supplying resin and resin solutions to the ink industry,” said Nob Makino, Lawter’s Chairman & CEO.
This announcement will affect nine Lawter associates at the LaVergne facility, and the company plans to provide them with comprehensive severance and outplacement assistance.
“Throughout its long history, the LaVergne team has always set a high standard in terms of production and safety, and we have the utmost gratitude and respect for everyone who has worked there over the years, for their contributions to Lawter,” Mr. Makino stated.
“Lawter is pleased to have this opportunity to expand our long-standing relationship with Kustom Group,” said Jeroen Triesscheijn, EVP & COO of Lawter. “We feel that this will be a nice fit. We plan to work closely with Kustom Group to safeguard the transfer of the varnish business in North America and the Caribbean Islands to make it a seamless transition for our customers.”
Lawter’s Global Headquarters is located in Chicago, IL USA. Lawter is owned by a joint venture between Harima Chemicals Inc. and Mitsubishi Corporation. The company is a leading global supplier of resins and additives to the graphics arts, adhesives, aroma chemical, synthetic rubber, and specialty coating industries. Additional information is available at www.lawter.com.