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December 15, 2006
Sun Chemical has developed an innovative range of brand-enhancing inks and lacquers, known as Tactile, that can be applied to packaging to give characteristics that add value through touch and feel. The principle behind the gravure option is a pro…  Read More »
December 15, 2006
Flint Group's North American Packaging and Sheetfed divisions announced they will increase prices on all packaging and commercial inks. Customers will be notified directly by Flint Group's sales organization to discuss the impact for the particular p…  Read More »
December 14, 2006
Flint Group recently celebrated the official opening of a new state-of-the-art ink manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. The plant provides packaging and commercial printers with water- and solvent-based inks, UV inks, specialty inks and varnis…  Read More »
December 13, 2006
Nicholas Trainer, president of specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company, a division of TOTAL’s Chemicals branch, announced Nov. 14 he will retire from the company. Dr. Luigi Colantuoni, vice president of TOTAL’s Atotech Far East,…  Read More »
December 13, 2006
Arez announced that it has reached agreement with ResInvest to invest significant capital in Arez to expedite the growth of its resin business. ResInvest is part of the HCS group, based in Königstein, Germany.      “This a…  Read More »
December 13, 2006
Effective Jan. 1, 2007, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Coating Effects Segment announces price increases across all of its product lines in response to rising costs of raw materials and energy.  Product lines affected are primarily used in the graphic…  Read More »
December 13, 2006
Cognis has appointed Paul Allen, executive vice president functional products, Stephane Baseden, executive vice president nutrition & health, and Richard Ridinger, executive vice president care chemicals, to the Management Board. This step has be…  Read More »
December 7, 2006
The Print Suppliers Group (PSG) (www.theprintsuppliersgroup.com) announced it has added two new members, Great Western Ink, Portland, OR, and ESI Technology Advisors, Indianapolis, IN. With this addition, total ink sales of the group will exceed $50…  Read More »
December 7, 2006
Sun Chemicalannounced it will raise prices on packaging, commercial and screen inks sold in North America, effective Jan. 1, 2007. Prices on packaging inks will rise 4 percent to 6 percent, while prices on commercial and screen inks will go up 8 perc…  Read More »
December 7, 2006
Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc. introduced the SureSeal case taper for cost-effective top and bottom case taping designed for large run case sealing. SureSeal utilizes pressure-sensitive tape and features self-centering side rails, a rugged bottom b…  Read More »
December 1, 2006
The cost of oil and natural gas has continued to maintain historically high levels despite the recent softening of the crude prices. The continued effect on the prices of the chemical raw materials and pigments used to formulate flexo and gravure pac…  Read More »
November 28, 2006
The global markets for the raw materials required to manufacture printing inks have for quite some time been dominated not only by continuously rising prices but also by a growing shortage of these resources. Despite stagnating or even temporaril…  Read More »
November 17, 2006
The worldwide demand for energy and chemical raw materials continues to rise unabated, which is restricting the supply of basic ingredients used by the printing ink manufacturing industry. For example, the price for crude oil has more than doubled si…  Read More »
November 16, 2006
Clariant International Ltd. and Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.,Ulsan, Korea, announced they mutually agreed to end their cooperation in antioxidants after many years of a successful partnership as of Jan. 31, 2008. The decision is a result of a strategi…  Read More »
November 16, 2006
As part of a consistent strategic and operative alignment, the Division Effect Pigments (ECKART Group) of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, Germany, is concentrating on realizing synergy potentials and on improving the structures within the division. ECKART w…  Read More »