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Hexion Specialty Chemicals and imaging Technology international Announce Partnership Relationship To Provide Industrial InkJet Solutions

July 31, 2006 at 10:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2006--Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. and imaging Technology international Corporation (iTi) announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnering relationship to provide customers with comprehensive solutions for their industrial inkjet printing needs.

As the leading global supplier of thermoset materials and a leader in UV-curable technology, Hexion will provide its expertise in UV-curable inkjet inks to iTi as it works to meet the specific needs of customers utilizing inkjet technology for industrial printing applications. As a leading developer of production systems and specialized equipment integrations for the industrial inkjet market, iTi will continue to provide total solutions packages, including print heads, curing lamps, and substrate handling systems while leveraging Hexion's expertise in specialized ink solutions.

"Our partnership combines iTi's expertise in equipment and systems with Hexion's expertise in UV-curable ink technology to provide customers with a total solutions package for their specific printing needs," said Hexion's Paul Lindquist. "Our focus will be to provide technical assistance in ink formulations to achieve certain jetting, curing, and end-use properties for each customer's application."

"As industrial inkjet printing continues to advance, a total systems approach that can be customized for specific production applications is critical for customers looking to leverage the opportunities afforded by digital inkjet technology," said iTi's Bruce Morgan. "Our expertise in designing, manufacturing, and integrating industrial inkjet equipment and systems enables us to ensure a turnkey solution that meets the customer's production specifications. The alignment with Hexion gives us added expertise in the critically important area of digital inks formulated to meet specific application requirements."

The companies will collaborate on technical development work and also will coordinate in aspects of marketing and technical support.

About Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Specialty Chemicals is owned by an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P. Additional information is available at

About imaging Technology international Corporation

imaging Technology international Corporation (iTi), is an established leader in inkjet integration, with a 14-year track record of engineering, developing, and manufacturing industrial inkjet deposition and printing solutions. iTi offers a comprehensive range of inkjet production systems and development tools that deliver outstanding performance and cost-effective operation for high-value production processes. iTi is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. For more information, please visit

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Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
Paul Lindquist, 513-782-6273
Peter Loscocco, 614-225-4127
iTi Corporation
Cindy Morgan, 303-443-1036
Debbie Thorp, +44-1223-422223

Source: Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.