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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 14, 2012
The entire printing ink supply chain has had its share of challenges in recent years, and the pigment industry is no exception. Raw material costs have increased dramatically, and some major ingredients have been scarce. Pigment makers resorted to pr…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 25, 2012
These are challenging times for the printing ink industry, and the printing industry in general. As a result, one might expect a surge in M&A activity throughout the supply chain. The printing industry has seen its share of mergers and acquisitio…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
November 11, 2011
As 2011 comes to an end, many ink manufacturers are probably breathing a sigh of relief, as sales were on the upswing in some key markets such as packaging, energy-curing and inkjet inks. Still, publication and commercial inks continue to suffer decl…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 16, 2011
Every September, Ink World publishes our annual Buyers’ Guide, the industry’s most comprehensive listing of raw materials, equipment and services, as well as key data and contact information for allied suppliers. In addition to our Septem…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
July 27, 2011
As we reach the middle of 2011, we can take stock on how the ink industry, its suppliers and customers are faring. In recent issues, Ink World has spoken with leaders in the ink industry (North American Top 20 Report), suppliers (the pigment, resin a…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 17, 2011
Pigments, resins and additives are essentially the three main ingredients of ink. It should come as no surprise to anyone in the ink and allied industries that all of these ingredients are facing increasing volatility of raw materials cost and availa…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 14, 2011
There have been major changes occurring throughout the printing ink supply chain, and it should come as no surprise that the pigment industry has seen more than its share of these issues. In The Pigment Report, which begins on page 26, pigment indus…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 21, 2011
For ink manufacturers, the consolidation of the supply chain has been a serious concern, but there also has been activity during the past year on the ink side. The printingink industry again saw a major acquisition, as Siegwerk acquired Environmental…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
November 15, 2010
Ink Manufacturers Enjoyed A Better Year in 2010  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 20, 2010
Every September, Ink World publishes our annual Buyers’ Guide, which is also available online and updatedat our web site, www.inkworldmagazine.com, throughout the year. The Ink World Buyers’ Guide remains the industry’s most compreh…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
July 19, 2010
There appears to be more evidence of good news in terms of sales for the ink industry. As was the case in our recent North American Top 20 Report, the executives we interviewed for the Top International Ink Companies report, which begins on page 28,…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 12, 2010
In the last issue of Ink World, Iā€ˆnoted that in the North American Top 20 Report as well as The Pigment Report, the executives I spoke with felt the worst was behind them, and that there were some signs of improvement in both the economy in general…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 24, 2010
As is the case throughout the printing ink supply chain, the pigment industry has faced difficult challenges in recent years from both its customer and raw material bases. There has been reduced demand from ink companies as printers have suffered fr…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 13, 2010
The past few years have been difficult ones for the ink industry, leading to companies cutting back on their expenditures. Capital expenditures for equipment is one area that typically suffers during a recession, and the past year and a half have fol…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
December 15, 2009
The global economic recession is taking a major toll on virtually all industries, and printing ink is no exception. The past year has been a difficult one, and 2009 does not appear to be getting off to a good start. There are not a whole lot of grow…  Read More »