Hexion Specialty Chemical Joins FUJIFILM Dimatix Ink Partnership Program
LEBANON, N.H.—FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. announced that Hexion Specialty Chemicals has joined the FUJIFILM Dimatix Ink Partnership Program as the 13th company to participate.
Hexion was accepted into the Ink Partnership Program based on its expanding base of UV products and technologies, technical resources, worldwide presence, and expertise in color and pigments, said Martin Schoeppler, vice president, marketing and sales, FUJIFILM Dimatix. “The strength of these core attributes make Hexion Specialty Chemicals an excellent candidate for our Ink Partnership Program by suggesting that specific Hexion ink formulations and the technologies on which they are based will pass our rigorous testing procedures and allow Hexion to become a valuable contributor to the program,” Schoeppler added.
Commented Paul Lindquist, business development manager, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, “FUJIFILM Dimatix is a leading supplier of piezoelectric printheads for high-speed printing applications, and we are pleased to participate in this important and beneficial program. We look forward to working closely with FUJIFILM Dimatix officials to ensure that Hexion UV ink formulations will meet the highly selective criteria FUJIFILM Dimatix has established.”
Under the Ink Partnership Program, FUJIFILM Dimatix rigorously and extensively tests inks in the lab and in the field to ensure optimal printing performance and maximum printhead life. Certified Inks meet a comprehensive suite of test requirements defined by FUJIFILM Dimatix. These include material set compatibility and sustainability testing to make certain that inks do not damage printheads and perform well when used and maintained in the prescribed manner.
Ink Partners work in close collaboration with FUJIFILM Dimatix to develop solutions and provide customer-focused problem solving. Strict program criteria ensures that Ink Program Partners are not only technically competent, but also employ excellent analytical capabilities and tools, proven manufacturing capabilities and formal quality control systems. In addition, Ink Partners are subject to ongoing review and audit by FUJIFILM Dimatix.