KENT, OH — KAPCO (Kent Adhesive Products Co.) has hired Dr. Suresh Murugesan as Senior Chemist and New Product Development Manager. His 15 years of education and research experience with water-based, UV-curable ink, binder, topcoat formulations and digital ink dispersions combined with polymeric materials for various novel applications will be an asset for the company.pci0812-NM-Murugesan.jpg

Murugesan will be responsible for furthering KAPCO’s development in the following focus areas:  functional and decorative topcoatings for flexible materials with an emphasis on digital printing technologies, modifying chemistries to facilitate production processes, adhesive chemistries for hard-to-bond surfaces, and material selection/sourcing that meets customer specifications. He will also work to expand KAPCO’s coated products business.

Founded in 1974, KAPCO is a manufacturer, coater and converter of pressure-sensitive flexible materials.