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Kao Collins has launched kaoxbar.com, a new website for its recently released X-BAR print module and controller, that will enable industrial printers looking to upgrade their existing equipment to schedule a live demo at Kao Collins’s headquarters in Cincinnati, OH.  Available since November 2018, the new X-BAR print module utilizes SAMBA technology to produce excellent,…
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Kao Collins Inc., a leading provider of inkjet solutions, announces the launch of the Kao Collins X-BAR print module and controller. The Kao Collins X-BAR print module utilizes Samba technology to produce excellent, high-quality images on everything from porous bond to high-gloss coated stock at speeds up to 1000 fpm (300 mpm). The system can…
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Kao Corporation announces the formation of “Advanced Printing Solution Business Development” (commonly, referred to as Kao Advanced Printing Solutions) under Kao Chemical division. Kao Advanced Printing Solutions’ primary focus will be to leverage core technologies developed by Kao Chemicals Business to create eco-friendly, technically superior solutions for industrial inkjet and traditional printing markets. Solutions include…
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Kao Corp. (TYO:4452) is pursuing change in the printing ink industry with a new innovation. Having already set itself apart from the competition in the promising inkjet ink market by way of a new water-based product, the company has now managed to improve the print permanence, and reduce the odor, of its offering here. This…
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Kao Collins announced today the launch of their proprietary magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) product. The water-based ink formulation with iron oxide nanoparticles works in the Kyocera and HP thermal inkjet print heads and can be adapted to work in other inkjet technologies.  The ink has been in development for several years.  For check printing…
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Kao Corporation was recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2017 by the Ethisphere Institute, a U.S. think tank that specializes in research on corporate ethics and social responsibility, on March 13, 2017. Since the award’s inception in 2007, Kao is the only Japanese company that has received this recognition for eleven straight…
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Collins Inkjet is excited to announce that Kao Corporation has acquired Collins Corporation. Kao Corporation, while a relative newcomer to inkjet, has world-class dispersion and polymer chemistries that offer the promise of better, more robust ink solutions. Kao Collins has been developing innovative inkjet solutions for over 26 years. By joining forces, the two companies…
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Collins Ink Corporation is changing its name to Collins Inkjet Corporation. The name change is to reflect Collins Inkjet’s expansion into printer upgrades, parts, and support. Collins Ink has a 23-year history of working closely with customers of high-speed inkjet printers. Recently, customers have asked Collins to refurbish Kodak Versamark print heads. Presently, Kodak has a monopoly…
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It was announced Monday, April 1 that Funai Electric Company, Ltd. has acquired Lexmark International, Inc.’s inkjet-related technology and assets. Lexmark’s press release states: “The acquisition of the inkjet-related technology and assets will enable Funai to launch new inkjet hardware and supplies under Funai’s own brands. Funai has established a strategy to develop and grow its inkjet…
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