Chromatic Technologies Inc. of Colorado Springs, has announced the introduction of its Sunlight Inks for decoration applications in the can manufacturing industry worldwide.
Press Release (Merit Media Relations)
In August 2014, Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) launched Sunlight Inks for use in the label industry. The company’s new inks are the product of a dedicated innovation team working within CTI with a select group of its customers.
Sunlight Inks are a breakthrough in chemistry that now offer the first photochromic inks that provide (1) fast kinetics which turn on rapidly when sunlight hits it, (2) repeatability which enables the ink to turn ‘on and off,’ (3) a broad color spectrum offering, as well as (4) durability in the sun.
In development for over two years, Sunlight Inks are the result of CTI’s proprietary technology which makes Chromatic Technologies the world’s leading supplier of specialty inks and chemistry for consumer packaging.
“We are committed to helping brands win the summer, tailgating and other popular outdoor usage occasions,” explained Patrick Edson, chief marketing officer for CTI. “Sunlight Inks create ‘theater-in-the hand’ for a brand’s audience: a consumer walks outside and, in seconds, the Sunlight Inks transform their product from clear to colorful reminders of their product choice, activity or social media involvement regarding the product they are using or consuming.
“Our dedicated innovation team includes CTI’s chemists and inventors committed to the can manufacturing market. Our goal is to ensure every can in the world is interactive with a consumer and that it dramatizes a brand’s positioning,” Edson added.
Sunlight Inks can be applied to the can itself or its secondary packaging. “These new inks scored high in consumer purchase intent (“definitely will buy”) across multiple product categories,” Edson continued.
“Consumers noted it’s a great way to entertain guests and give them an excuse to take something new and interesting to a party. Truly Sunlight Inks fit right in.”
Owing to its growth and considerable success over the past two decades, CTI’s custom innovation incubators work alongside its customers and incorporate invention, design, consumer testing and prototyping.
About Chromatic Technologies Inc.
Since its founding in 1993, CTI www.ctiinks.com has been dedicated to improving lives “through chemistry that alerts, protects and surprises.” As the world’s largest manufacturer of chromatic inks, CTI uses its ink technology to convey messaging, be it an indication of hot or cold temperatures, or an extension of the product’s brand. CTI chemistry provides thermochromic (temperature-sensitive) inks along with its photochromic, black light, glow-in-the-dark, social media activation, security protection inks, and is also inventing new methods for bacteria detection and cancer treatment.
In November 2014, the company launched its thermochromic plastics PowerCapsules™, which have been qualified in such popular applications as polypropylene (PP), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene (PS) and polyethylene (PE). PowerCapsules serve to enhance the consumer experience across a diverse range of products including QSR utensils, soda closures, ice cream spoons, baby bath toys, coffee lids and soup bowls.
David Boland, Inc. awarded $50.5M contract to construct Assault Battalion hangar at Fort Carson, Colorado
David Boland, Inc. of Titusville, Florida, is mobilizing construction resources to Fort Carson, Colorado, to begin construction of a new 113,800 square foot high bay hangar for maintenance of Black Hawk helicopters used by the Army.
On 12 September 2014 the U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha, awarded David Boland, Inc. the $50,585,000.00 contract for construction of the new hangar that will support the 4th Infantry Division’s Assault Battalion at Butts Army Airfield, located within Fort Carson, Colorado. Construction will be completed in May 2016 and the project has a goal of obtaining LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The building will be constructed to be Net Zero ready, helping the Army reach its goal to have Fort Carson a Net Zero installation by 2020 in the areas of water, power, and waste.
The structural steel hangar will include special foundations due to the location’s expansive and corrosive soil, and advanced building control systems for intrusion detection, energy monitoring and control, and fire/smoke detection and alarm systems. Fire suppression systems will include wet pipe in the administrative areas, dry pipe in the exterior storage areas, and pre-action and high expansion foam in the hangar bays. The high expansion foam system will be capable of filling the 44,600 square foot hangar with over three feet of expanding fire suppressing foam in less than four minutes, helping to protect the helicopters in case of a fire. Boland’s contract also includes the demolition of six buildings and paving 834,000 square feet of new airfield pavement between the new hangar and the existing airfield.
The Assault Battalion is one of five battalions that form the 4th Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade that is transitioning to Fort Carson’s Butts Army Airfield. The Assault Battalion supports the brigade by performing air assault and air movement operations. The new facility will support 385 battalion leaders and soldiers split into five companies. Companies Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie will have a fleet of 30 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters that will be maintained in the facility’s 6-bay 44,600 square foot hangar. The facility’s remaining 69,200 square feet will house allied maintenance shops, flight operations, administrative spaces, and company readiness storage.
About David Boland, Inc.
David Boland, Inc. is a General Contractor with 38 years of experience serving Federal agencies. The firm’s execution practices were developed specifically to address the rigorous expectations of the Department of Defense, with a business model facilities the execution of multiple concurrent projects in remote locations. Boland serves Federal agencies in both CONUS and OCONUS markets with specialized knowledge in the construction of aviation, aerospace, and industrial facilities, as well as heavy civil and infrastructure construction.
UMB Bank is hosting a number of local crafters and vendors at the Security-Widefield location this week, during their normal business hours.
Stop by, pick up a unique gift and get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Picture taking is free, but you have to use your own camera.
UMB Bank in Security is located at 502 Security Blvd, near Security Blvd and Main Street. They’re open from 9am to 5pm. The Christmas Craft Fair runs through this Friday.
This past weekend the Colorado State Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament was held in Wheatridge, Colorado in which the Ybarras Boxing Club of Security-Widefield, had three participants.
Luis Joe Ybarra Jr entered the 12-13yr old 119lbs open class division and defeated Nemo Zuma from Denver in the semifinals and then went on to the finals to defeat Enrique Garcia from Greeley, CO. This was Luis Joe’s 6th straight title in this State Silver Gloves tournament since he was 8 years old. Now he moves on to Pasadena California for the regional Silver Glove Tournament on the 7th of January 2015. Luis Joe will represent the State of Colorado in the same age and weight division.
Xavier Montoya placed 2nd in the 12-13yr old 70lbs open division as did Marshall Schreiber also placed 2nd in the 8-9yr old 70lbs weight division. Congratulations to all three!