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Publication Date: 10/1/2007
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Enthone Intros New Catalytic Inks
West Haven, CT — Enthone Inc. has expanded its product portfolio with novel catalytic inks through a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with TECSEN SA, Brussels, Belgium. Enthone gains exclusive worldwide rights to manufacture, market and sell catalytic ink technologies used in a wide range of applications including Inductive Phone Cards, RFID, Flexible Printed Circuits, Plated Shielding, and Decorative Plating-on-Plastics.

Primarily marketed under the EnTRACE trade name, the advanced line of inks offers superior yield performance for the metallization of a new range of plastic substrates. The patented inks offer a shorter, environmentally-friendly metallization process, while providing strong adhesion on a wide variety of engineering resins such as ABS/PC, PEI, PET, PBT, PA, PPS, PEEK, PAA, or PS. According to the company, its intent is to expand the availability of the catalytic inks throughout the company's global manufacturing reach, as well as to devote significant R&D resources to both enhance existing products, and develop new products based on the EnTRACE technology.

Enthone Inc. is a business of Cookson Electronics. The company is a leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings used in the electronics and surface finishing industries. Enthone manufactures markets and distributes its functional, decorative and electronic processes that are used in printed wiring board, semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, jewelry, and plumbing applications. For further information, please visit

For more information, contact: Enthone Inc., P.O. Box 1900, New Haven, CT 06508 203-799-4904 fax: 203-799-1513 Web:

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