EFI acquires assets from Polymeric Imaging
EFI has acquired key intellectual property assets for digital inkjet printing of thermoformed products from Polymeric Imaging, a specialist provider of UV and LED inks for industrial and graphic arts applications.
Based in North Kansas City, Mo., Polymeric Imaging has extensive R&D experience in the development of inkjet inks that address important curing, adhesion, density and durability issues that industrial and graphic arts print professionals encounter when printing on challenging substrates. EFI will use the acquired technology to enhance its customers’ inkjet production capabilities for thermoforming and other high-elongation applications requiring exceptional ink durability and flexibility.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the deal is not expected to be material to EFI’s Q4 or full-year 2014 financial results.
In addition to buying technology from Polymeric Imaging, EFI has hired key Polymeric Imaging employees responsible for technical and market development of digital ink and coating products. Those employees are currently assisting EFI’s ink operations in the development and testing of new formulations for use in EFI inkjet products.
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