• Higher Raw Material Costs, Supply Concerns Worry Ink Manufacturers

    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…

  • Opportunities are Developing for Ink Manufacturers

    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…

  • Suppliers See Better Times Ahead, If Raw Materials Stabilize

    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…

  • Despite Raw Material Concerns, Pigment Companies are Optimistic

    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…

  • M&A Activity Continues to Rise Among Ink Manufacturers, Suppliers

    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…

  • Ink Manufacturers Enjoyed A Better Year in 2010

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 15, 2010
    Ink Manufacturers Enjoyed A Better Year in 2010

  • Raw Material Supply, Cost Issues Are Major Concerns for Ink Companies

    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…

  • More Evidence of Improvement, But There are Warning Signs Ahead

    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,…

  • More Signs of Improvement for the Ink Industry, Suppliers

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor May 12, 2010
    In the last issue of Ink World, I noted 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…

  • Pigment Manufacturers See Some Improvement in the Marketplace

    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…

  • Some Signs of Improvement For the Printing Ink Industry

    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…

  • Printed Electronics Offers Tremendous Opportunities for Ink Manufacturers

    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…

  • Hopeful Signs of a Better Year for the Ink Industry in 2010

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor December 9, 2009
    The daunting challenges that the printing ink industry has faced in the past few years are well known to all of us. The slow decline in the publication printing industry has been ongoing for a while now. The sudden surge in crude oil prices that bega…

  • Remembering H. Howard Flint II

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor December 2, 2009
    When people thought of the top leaders in the international printing ink industry, H. Howard Flint II’s name was very much at the top of the list. The news that Mr. Flint, 66, chairman and retired CEO of Flint Ink Corporation, passed away June…

  • Rising Costs Continue to Squeeze Ink Manufacturers and Suppliers

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor December 2, 2009
    As anyone connected with the ink industry knows, the past 12 months will most likely be remembered for soaring raw material costs. This surge has led to price increases for key feedstocks and other essential ingredients ranging from acrylic acid and…

RELATED TOPICS