August 17, 2006, Cheshire, United Kingdom--DataLase (formerly Sherwood Technology) has entered a non-exclusive licensing agreement enabling XSYS to market a complete range of DataLase inks The agreement will also enable XSYS to develop the DataLase PACKMARK solution and distribute it to their global network of subsidiaries and distributors.
Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and created by the merger of the German BASF Printing Systems and the Swedish ANI Printing Inks, the XSYS Print Solutions Group is one of the world's largest ink manufacturers. The company develops, produces and markets narrow web, printing plates, packaging inks, publication inks, sheet-fed inks and pigments and resin. The XSYS Group has 65 fully owned subsidiaries in 30 countries and a wide network of distributors covering a further 50 countries.
This new agreement will be equally beneficial for the two collaborating parties, combining DataLase's expertise in laser responsive colour change chemistry and XSYS' established experience as a global manufacturer in the printing systems and inks markets.