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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 »
November 16, 2006
BASF increased its prices for acrylic acid and acrylic esters (glacial acrylic acid; methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, n-butyl acrylate, 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate), as far as existing contracts permit. This is the company's reaction to inadequate mar…  Read More »
November 16, 2006
Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation has named two new equipment representatives.      Daniyel Firestone with Norstone, Inc., Wyncote, PA, has territorial responsibilities which include the areas of eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jer…  Read More »
November 16, 2006
Cytec was recently named the first company to qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Sustainable Futures program, which includes approval for a shortened regulatory review process for certain new products. As a result, the…  Read More »
November 16, 2006
A group of leading experts in ink and printing technology announced the formation of IdeOn LLC (www.ideonllc.com), a new company specializing in technical solutions for the packaging and label segments of the printing industry.     …  Read More »
November 16, 2006
National Distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation Pitman Company has been named national distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of UV curable coatings and adhesives, as well as specialty aqueous products for the narrow web…  Read More »
November 16, 2006
Cytec Industries Inc. announced the manufacturing start-up for select MACRYNAL high solids acrylic polyols and VIACRYL water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facility. The capital investment made at the Langley plant shoul…  Read More »
November 16, 2006
D.B. Becker Co., Inc., Clinton, NJ, has been appointed exclusive sales representative for the SI Group, Electronics Specialties Division, located in Schenectady, N.Y.  IsoRads, radiation curable oligomers and IsoRad UV curable self-initiating ma…  Read More »