TRELLEBORG, SWEDEN—Trelleborg AB, through its Trelleborg Engineered Systems, has acquired Denver-based MacDermid Offset Printing Blankets for about $65.6 million. MacDermid also has a production unit in France and worldwide sales. The operations will be integrated with Trelleborg Engineered Systems.
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TEGERNSEE, GERMANY—More than 50 worldwide journalists and 10 major manufacturers, all representing the graphic arts industry, teamed up to attend the PrintCity Alliance 2008 pre-Drupa Media Event held February 13-14. PrintCity members—MAN Roland, Océ Printing Systems, Sun Chemical, Sappi, UPM-Kymmene Corp., Procemex, MEGTEC Systems, M-real Corp., MacDermid Printing Solutions and Leonhard Kurz—announced the alliance’s “Connection of Competence” theme for Drupa, which will be held May 29 to June 11 in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was also announced that seven new Competence Centers will be featured in the PrintCity exhibition, located in Hall 6, where visitors can see the latest technologies explained and get comprehensive information
PALO ALTO, CA—Hewlett-Packard has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MacDermid ColorSpan, which manufactures wide-format digital ink-jet printers, from MacDermid Printing Solutions.MacDermid Printing Solutions is a subsidiary of Denver-based MacDermid Inc.The deal allows HP to enhance its standing in the sign shop and quick printer markets. HP plans to provide economical platforms and UV technologies…
NEW YORK—MacDermid Inc. and Matrix Acquisition have received shareholder approval for the merger of the two companies. As part of the deal, MacDermid stockholders will receive $35 in cash per share.Matrix Acquisition, which purchased MacDermid, was formed by an investor group led by Court Square Capital Partners.
by Chris Bauer Managing Editor The press manufacturers’ “big iron” may have taken up mammoth amounts of floor space and received the lion’s share of headlines at PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, but not to be forgotten are the booths often found on the fringe of the McCormick Center’s halls. Here, there was plenty of news to be found from paper, ink and other consumables providers. For example, while donning white lab coats, executives from International Paper announced that its entire range of uncoated freesheet papers for imaging, commercial printing, envelopes and forms would be improved to a new standard of whiteness and