The printing ink industry mirrors its customers in the printing business.
For the most part, pigment manufacturers reported sales growth in 2013 and anticipate a strong year in 2014, although there are challenges ahead.
Packaging, digital and LED-UV markets are bright spots for ink suppliers, but higher raw material costs remain a serious concern.
Conductive ink manufacturers are seeing more flexible and printed electronics systems reach pilot production and manufacturing stages.
This biennial exhibition and technical conference is considered to be the premier event for the North American paint and coatings industry.