INX and CTI Announce Ink Agreement


SCHAUMBURG, IL | INX International Ink Co. reports an agreement with Chromatic Technologies, (CTI), Colorado Springs, CO. INX is a global supplier of inks for beer and beverage cans, while CTI produces a variety of specialty inks, such as thermochromic, photochromic, “Reveal,” and security inks.

“As a leader in the two-piece ink market, INX International looks to align itself with other market leaders,” says Jonathan Ellaby, VP of International Operations. “This agreement with CTI, which has long been the pre-eminent provider of color-change technology to the can industry, gives INX access to leading edge color-change technology and CTI faster access to new markets.”

Lyle Small, president and founder of CTI, adds, “Thanks to CTI’s aggressive R&D efforts to invent a range of new technologies, we’re now in an excellent position to partner with a company of INX’s caliber, global reach, and technical support.

The announcement comes as CTI launches its High Velocity Inks, a new invention in thermochromic chemistry said to deliver more durable and powerful color in a smaller particle size. Company says the inks run at higher speeds, resulting in less waste while producing better yields. By mid-2015, all of CTI’s thermochromic inks will have the advantages of high velocity technology.

he innovation and services between the two companies will extend across multiple industries within the packaging and converting fields: cans, labels, film, folding cartons, tabs, crowns, closures, plastics, and more, as well as printing in a variety of ways including offset, gravure, and with conventional and ultraviolet printing ink technologies.

The two companies will continue to be owned and operated independently and negotiate separate long-term supply agreements.


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