IKONICS Corporation

IKONICS Imaging Catalog

Through processes based in photochemistry, abrasive etching, chemical etching and other technologies, IKONICS participates in a diverse spectrum of markets. From traditional and high-tech screen printing, to decorative and industrial etching.

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The History Behind �� Corporation 1952 The company now known as The IKONICS Corporation, began as ���ChromaGlo, Inc.,��� a screen printing operation concentrating on the precision printing of metalized labels with a unique ���glow��� characteristic that made the labels more visible and therefore more attractive to its manufacturing clientele. 1964 ChromaGlo developed and patented a novel photo chemical based printing process���the ���direct/indirect��� method, revolutionizing the screen printing process, which had not been fundamentally altered for centuries. 1982 In a move foreshadowing the company���s hallmark corporate culture, ChromaGlo, sensing an opportunity to capitalize on a fortuitous combination of new intellectual property and market readiness, altered its business model, morphing from screen printer, to manufacturer/supplier of screen printing stencil products, immediately turning competitors into customers. Reflecting this change, the Chromaline Corporation is born. Within a decade, Chromaline is established as a premier brand in the screen printing industry and a strong commitment to international sales is embraced, paving the way for what is now a full third of IKONICS��� revenue. 1992 Using similar core photo chemistry technology, the company successfully launches PhotoBrasive Systems��, finding immediate success in decorative sand carving within the awards and recognition, signage and personalized gift industries. Within three years, PhotoBrasive Systems leads the world in the engineering, manufacturing and sales of photostencil products in its target markets. 1997 IKONICS develops the first self-adhesive photoresist for sandcarving known as UltraPro���. 2000 The Chromaline Corporation, buoyed by record sales in its Chromaline and PhotoBrasive Systems divisions, goes public and is listed on the NASDAQ. Also during this period, the world���s-only dry processing photoresist film was engineered, RapidMask��. 2001 IKONICS Imaging partners with CrystalEdge�� to become master distributor. The CrystalEdge line contains the finest brilliant cut engravable glass and optic crystal blanks for trophies, awards, recognition, special events, gifts and artistic impression. The CrystalEdge product lines, which include glass trophies, lead crystal and optic crystal, represent the ultimate expression of excellence. CrystalEdge products are specified by name more than any other brand, worldwide. 2002 With an eye toward new markets and global reach, the Chromaline Corporation changes its name to the IKONICS Corporation and changes its NASDAQ ticker symbol to: IKNX. 2004 IKONICS Imaging, formerly PhotoBrasive Systems, partners with California-based, Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc. to produce the industry leading ���Crystal Blast��� line of sandcarving equipment. 2005 Fortune Magazine lists IKONICS #57 on its list of ���100 Fastest Growing Small Companies.��� 2007 IKONICS makes a concentrated effort in commercializing offerings in several industrial markets. 2009 IKONICS expands due to growth demands, erects IKONICS West facility. 2011 IKONICS Imaging launches the improved CrystalBlastTM Elite, the world���s most finely engineered sandcarver, rounding out the CrystalBlast product line to accommodate every price range and every functional demand. 2012 IKONICS Imaging introduces the removable Glide-Thru door option to help CrystalBlast customers diversify into other markets. IKONICS Imaging also introduces the Engraver Select line; affordably priced with the finest 2013 Follow us on: quality crystal products offered to the Awards & Engraving industry. IKONICS Imaging introduces the all new, patent-pending, AquaBlast��� line of automatic washout equipment. Consisting of the AquaBlast Elite and the AquaBlast Pro, this tightly engineered equipment line is a game-changer, allowing for dramatically improved production efficiency, water savings and ergonomic comfort. The AquaBlast Elite, with its patent-pending, SmartFlo Feature Suite, is the envy of the industry. www.ikonicsimaging.com 2

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