• Horrors of September 11 Will Not Deter Civilized People

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 5, 2009
    Since the morning of Tuesday, September 11, images of the unspeakable tragedy that has engulfed the U.S. have been forever carved into our memories. We have watched in horror as hijacked airplanes full of innocent people have been used as weapons of…

  • No Price Relief in Sight For Raw Material Costs

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 2, 2009
    The year 2001 has been a difficult one for the U.S. economy, and the printing ink industry is no exception. The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers’ quarterly sales reports confirm that, showing sales of ink down an estimated 4.2…

  • Preparing for OSHA

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 2, 2009
    One of the nightmares that any company can face is a visit from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When OSHA makes a call, an unprepared company may find itself facing, at the very least, fines and potentially more visits. Wha…

  • Opportunities in a Digital World

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 2, 2009
    It takes a lot for a company to succeed. Being in the right place at the right time, and having the foresight to envision future trends, are essential elements.Such is definitely the case with the ink jet ink market. Ink jet printers in homes and sma…

  • Watching the Industry Change During the Past 12 Years

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2009
    Watching the Industry Change During the Past 12 Years

  • New Applications Drive Growth In the Inkjet Ink Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor July 21, 2009
    As is readily apparent in reading this issue’s cover story, the Top International Ink Companies, the past year has been challenging, to say the least. In the report, which begins on page 16, ink industry executives note that raw material price…

  • Security Ink Market Offers Opportunities for Ink Companies

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor May 28, 2009
    The past decade has been one of upheaval and uncertainty. Political instability and terrorism has changed the way we look at the world, while economic recession has definitely impacted the world’s finances. One result of this instability is th…

  • NAPIM's State of the Industry Report Shows Ink Industry's Challenges

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor May 7, 2009
    NAPIM’s State of the Industry Report Shows Ink Industry’s Challenges The past few years have been difficult for the printing ink industry. Skyrocketing raw material prices, created primarily by higher crude oil costs and a changing pi…

  • Flexo, Sheetfed Ink Markets Face Serious Challenges in 2009

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor March 31, 2009
    Sheetfed offset and flexo are two of the largest segments in theprinting ink industry, combining for more than an estimated $1.6 billion in sales in North America alone. It comes as little surprise, then, that they have been adversely affected by the…

  • Pigment and Additive Manufacturers Face Similar Concerns in 2009

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor March 11, 2009
    As we continue into 2009, the economic news remains sluggish at best for most business sectors, and the printing ink industry is no exception. With printing levels declining in the past year, ink manufacturers have been impacted as well. Naturally,…

  • Printed Electronics Offers Tremendous Opportunities for Ink Manufacturers

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor February 2, 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…

  • As 2008 Winds Down, Printing Ink Manufacturers Prepare for the Future

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 25, 2008
    As 2008 comes to a close, it generally seems to be the time to reflect on what has occurred during the past 12 months, and consider what might happen in the coming year. However, it is honestly difficult to say with any certainty what will come next…

  • Energy-Curable Markets Offer Opportunities for Growth

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 5, 2008
    In my journeys at drupa 2008 in May, a few new technologies caught my eye. In particular, I was intrigued by the potential for LED-curable inks. There hadn’t been a lot of announcements on LED curing prior to drupa, but quite a few companies sh…

  • As Energy Costs Soar, the Solar Energy Market Offers Opportunities

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 2, 2008
    The printing ink industry continues to feel the effects of higher raw material and energy costs. Even the news that crude oil prices came down in the past month provided very little benefit, as the ink industry and its suppliers find themselves with…

  • With an Eye Toward the Future, Companies Prepare for REACH

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 2, 2008
    Every September, Ink World is pleased to publish its Annual Buyers’ Guide, the industry’s most comprehensive listing of products and services available to the ink and allied industries. In addition to the Buyers’ Guide in the follow…

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