Sun Chemical has acquired Rycoline Inc, the US supplier of fountain solutions, blankets and consumables. Sun chairman, president and ceo Wes Lucas, says the acquisition is a further step in his company’s strategy to provide “total solutions” for the printing industry.

“The addition of Rycoline product lines enhances our position as an industry leader, bringing the best technology to our customers around the world,” he says. “This acquisition also demonstrates Sun Chemical’s strategic direction in creating a printer supply business and commitment to creating value for the customer by optimizing the combined performance of the ink, founts, blankets and wash for superior printing efficiency.”

Rycoline produces a range of products under the Rycoline, Sun Graphic and Rogersol brands. These include fountain solutions, blanket and roller washes, silicone and silicone replacement products, overprint coatings, printing blankets and miscellaneous products ranging from aerosols to anti static products. The group’s headquarters are located in Chicago, and it has production facilities in Chicago, Clifton, New Jersey, Atlanta, Adelanto, California, Fort Worth, Texas, and Pompano Beach, Florida.

Rycoline general manager Norm Nichol is now Sun Chemical vice president.


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