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The Eppstein, Germany based printing ink specialist RUCOINX has developed a new plastic can for its UV inks and coatings in cooperation with its long-standing packaging material supplier, GFV Verschlusstechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
Following the acquisition by US printing ink manufacturer INX International in mid-2020, from the end of May 2021 RUCO Printing Inks, A. M. Ramp & Co. GmbH will present its new corporate identity with a modified brand logo. The corporate brand has been supplemented with the international INX logo, so it now reads RUCOINX.

Obituary Heinz Walter Menke

Heinz Walter Menke joined the family-owned company RUCO Printing Inks in April 1990, initially as plant manager. From 1997 onwards, as managing director together with his father Heinz Menke, he was primarily responsible for the company's success, and after his father's death he assumed sole responsibility for the company's fortunes.
Dear valued customers, suppliers and business partners,

With Regards to the ongoing dynamic development of the Covid-19 pandemic we would like to take the opportunity and inform you about how RUCO continues to deal with the situation in order to minimize risks for all staff and our operations.
Eppstein, 8 June 2020. INX International has closed the acquisition of RUCO Druckfarben, A. M. Ramp & Co. GmbH, on 1 June 2020. By entering the German market, the third largest North American manufacturer of printing inks is expanding its position in Europe. The transaction secures the future prospects of the long-established German company RUCO through expanding its market access in the INX network.

Update Covid-19

Dear valued business partners,

RUCO's first priority is always the health and safety of our employees, their families, our customer and distributors. Due to this responsibility RUCO has taken several precautious measures which will help ensure a sufficient level of safety for our co-workers and secure everyday operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
• INX International signs purchase agreement for the acquisition of RUCO Druckfarben
• Investments at the Eppstein site and advancement of the RUCO Druckfarben portfolio planned
• Moritz Hartmann takes over as sole managing director after completion of the transaction
Printing ink specialist RUCO Druckfarben, based in Eppstein near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, will once again be presenting its innovative range of products for the decoration of all types of plastic materials and products at K 2019 – the world’s no. 1 trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, held in Düsseldorf 16-23 October (Hall 4 / Stand B08). A special highlight at the ink manufacturer’s stand will be the screen printing ink series 955LED-LM.
Together with the managing partner Heinz Walter Menke, Mr. Hartmann will be responsible for the strategic and operational business development in order to drive the international growth path of RUCO Printing Inks.
As in recent years, printing ink specialist RUCO Druckfarben will once again be showcasing its comprehensive product range for glass decoration when the seventh GlassPrint conference and exhibition opens its gates in Düsseldorf, Germany from 29-30 November 2017. A special focus this year will be on the new screen printing ink series 937LED which is suitable for curing by means of LED technology as well as with conventional machines using mercury- or iron-charged standard UV lamps.
Between 14 - 16 November 2017, Eppstein-based printing ink specialist RUCO will be presenting its product range at the InPrint 2017 trade fair for industrial print technology in Munich (Hall A6, Stand 454). The focus this year will be on two universally curing screen printing ink series that are suitable for use both with LED technology and on machines with mercury- or iron-charged standard UV lamps.
At this year’s Labelexpo Europe, printing ink specialist RUCO Druckfarben will be presenting its comprehensive product portfolio for the label industry from 25 - 28 September in Brussels (Hall 11, Booth 11A35). In addition to fully fledged ink systems for rotary screen printing and flexo printing, the company will also showcase a newly developed UV flexo release varnish for multi-layer applications.