January 1, 1997
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The International Ink Company, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Homasco International Corporation from Houle & Masse, Inc. The purchase of the assets of Homasco International
Corporation and the exclusive rights to all Security Ink formulas of Houle & Masse, Inc., was effective as of midnight December 31, 1996.
With the acquisition of Homasco International, the parent company, Houle & Masse, Inc., of St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada; will no longer manufacture or market
The International Ink Company, LLC, a printing ink manufacturer whose expertise is in
Specialty Inks formulated for the Security printing industry, will continue to operate the former Homasco facility at 2338 Centennial Circle, Gainesville, Georgia 30504, USA.
International Ink Company's experienced and highly skilled management team is led by the President, Dr. Ashraf T. Farag. His academic credentials include D.Sc., M.Sc., Chemistry, Oxford University, England and
Ph. D., Chemistry McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
International Ink Company, LLC is one of only several printing ink manufacturers in the world specializing in
Security Inks, Specialty Inks including Thermochromic, Photochromic, pH-indicator,
Thermal inks, Liquid Crystal, Invisible Varnishes, Radiant Energy
Activating Inks, Interference Inks, etc., along with a full line of commercial
Silkscreen, Flexographic, Rotogravure Ultraviolet and Electron Beam inks.
Dr. Farag has been recognized as a leading authority in the Security
Ink manufacturing industry for the past ten years. He has researched, developed and marketed
over eighty percent of the Security Inks used worldwide in Rotogravure,
Silkscreen and Flexographic printing.
For further information contact: Dr. Ashraf T. Farag, International Ink
Tel (770) 531-0033 Fax (770) 531-0099