Editorial


  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    Pigment Manufacturers are Looking Forward To 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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 03.14.12

  • Packaging Flexo Inks | Packaging Gravure Inks | Sheetfed Inks

    M&A Activity and The Ink Industry

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 01.25.12

  • For Ink Manufacturers, 2011 was a Better Year, but What Comes Next?

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 11.11.11

  • Higher Raw Material Costs, Supply Concerns Worry Ink Manufacturers

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.16.11

  • Opportunities are Developing for Ink Manufacturers

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.27.11

  • Suppliers See Better Times Ahead, If Raw Materials Stabilize

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.17.11

  • Despite Raw Material Concerns, Pigment Companies are Optimistic

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 03.14.11

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

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 01.21.11

  • Ink Manufacturers Enjoyed A Better Year in 2010

    Ink Manufacturers Enjoyed A Better Year in 2010
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 11.15.10

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

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.20.10

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

    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,…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.19.10

  • More Signs of Improvement for the Ink Industry, Suppliers

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.12.10

  • Pigment Manufacturers See Some Improvement in the Marketplace

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 03.24.10

  • Some Signs of Improvement For the Printing Ink Industry

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 01.13.10

  • Printed Electronics Offers Tremendous Opportunities for Ink Manufacturers

    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…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 12.15.09