PHOTOPOLYMER NEWS: ARCHIVES

Rohm and Haas (parent of Shipley and LeaRonal, supplying liquid photoresists) and Morton International, a supplier of dry film photoresists, sign a merger agreement. Feb 1, 1999

MacDermid closes acquisition of Polyfibron Technologies. December 29, 1999.

Former Performance Polymers Division of Ciba Specialty Chemicals becomes an independent company under the new name Vantico

3D Systems sells 2000th solid imaging machine. May 29, 2001........................ Details

3D Systems ends relationship with Vantico and agrees to acquire RPC Ltd, an independent Swiss manufacturer of photopolymers for stereolithography. August 24, 2001............... Details

3D Systems completes acquisition of RPC Ltd.. September 19, 2001 ............. Details

M & R Marking Systems announces the appointment of Pitman Company as their exclusive U.S. distributor of their liquid photopolymers to the packaging/flexographic industries.   March 2002.

American Dye Source of Canada introduces "Tuxedo" Photopolymers for stereolithography.  March 25, 2002.

3D Systems introduces "Accura" photopolymer line for stereolithography.  April 23, 2002.

Huntsman acquires Vantico, manufacturer of stereolithography resins.  July 1, 2003.

Kodak Polychrome Graphics (Europe) introduces a new flexographic printing plate under the name Flexcel.

Fuji Photo Film Co. acquires Sericol Group, a manufacturer of screen printing and inkjet inks. January 19, 2005.....Details

BASF Printing Systems, a manufacturer of printing plates and inks separates from BASF and  forms XSYS Print Solutions after a merger with ANI Printing Inks.  May 2005.

MacDermid acquires Autotype International, a producer of specialty films for electronics and screen printing with annual sales of about $87 million.  June 14, 2005...................Details

Rohm and Haas and JSR Corp. settle a patent litigation related to the use of ethyl lactate in photoresists....August 17, 2005.

3D Systems plans to move its headquarters from California to South Carolina.  November 3, 2005.................... Details

Objet Geometries introduces black photopolymer for its jetting rapid prototyping equipment. December 1, 2005.