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March 5, 2008 - Providing alternative to other PVC-free plastisol ink products, GEN IV Series(TM) consists of PVC-free, Phthalate-free, high solids inks that perform equally well on manual and automatic printers. Products do not dry on screen and require no harsh solvents or chemicals for clean-up. Series includes 19 primary colors as well as several specialty inks, such as Clear Base, Puff Additive, Foil/Transfer Adhesive, and Glitter Base.

International Coatings Co., Inc.

13929 E.166th St., Cerritos, CA, 90702, USA

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GEN IV Series(TM) Ink

Press release date: March 4, 2008

Cerritos, California - International Coatings Company(TM) and Zydex Industries announce the launch of GEN IV Series(TM) ink, the next generation of PVC-free, Phthalate-free, eco-friendly inks for the textile screen printing industry.

International Coatings and Zydex Industries recently announced the creation of a partnership to market and develop a line of "green" screen printing inks. GEN IV marks the line's first product introduction. GEN IV inks provide an excellent alternative to other PVC-Free plastisol ink products, both in performance and price.

"GEN IV is an innovative high-solids ink that produces a very soft hand with excellent opacity, and offers many of the same advantages of traditional plastisol inks" said Stephen Kahane, President of International Coatings. "GEN IV performs equally well on manual and automatic printers."

Another unique feature that sets GEN IV apart from other eco-friendly inks is that GEN IV does not dry on the screen and requires no harsh solvents or chemicals for clean-up. Simply use water.

The initial GEN IV line is comprised of 19 primary colors as well as several specialty inks, such as a Clear Base, Puff Additive, Foil/Transfer Adhesive, and Glitter Base. International Coatings and Zydex plan to develop and add other new products to the line in the near future.

GEN IV will be available in the Americas through International Coatings' exclusive network of distributor companies by the end of March, 2008. Contact International Coatings at 1 (562) 926-1010 or visit www.iccink.com, for more information. For over 50 years, quality products, innovation and superior customer service have been the hallmarks of International Coatings Company(TM). International Coatings is a pioneer in the production of vinyl and urethane plastics, specialty coatings and adhesives, and a leader in the development of textile screen-printing inks. International Coatings has the product line, formulation capabilities and experience to make your ideas a reality. For more information, please visit www.iccink.com.

Zydex Industries is an Indian high technology specialty polymer manufacturing company that is aiming to be a twenty-first century, one-stop, eco-friendly textile processing solution provider. Zydex Industries is a pioneer in bridging the technological gap in the textile processing area whilst keeping an eye on the eco concerns of this business. Among their many accomplishments, Zydex has successfully developed PVC-free water-based inks, PVA free modified starches, and polymeric processing aids. For more information, please visit www.zydexindustries.com.

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