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Kiian Specialty Inks and KOENEN, the leading German manufacturer of technical and industrial printing technology, have announced a strategic partnership at InPrint 2014.

Frank Jellinek, Sales & Marketing Director, Kiian Specialty Inks explains: "This development is exciting for both companies as we combine Kiian Specialty Inks’ expertise with KOENEN's technical engineering excellence to develop new products for industrial print production. Kiian Specialty Inks already has an extensive range of industrial inks and now with KOENEN as our partner we are able to harness a commitment to innovation focused upon Germany, which is one of the most sophisticated, dynamic and exciting manufacturing markets in the world."

KOENEN commands a leading position within the industrial printing technology sector with products for technical screen printing applications such as: solar cell technology, battery and glass printing, LCD panel, fuel cell printing and heating extraction. KOENEN has a strong track record with the manufacture of precision screens, meshes and frames, squeegee technologies and other specialty products for technical screen printing production.

Claus Schulz, Director of Sales & Marketing at KOENEN Group adds, "KOENEN is a forward thinking company and as such we look to develop partnerships that match our strategic direction and vision. The partnership with Kiian Specialty Inks will provide us with tremendous value, as we continue to develop business with a focus upon innovation for specialty industrial printing."

As part of the agreement, KOENEN will distribute Kiian Specialty Inks products with the Manoukian-Argon brand in the German marketplace, extending the Kiian Group network and access to their leading industrial and specialty inks.