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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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