• 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…

  • After Active drupa,Ink Industry Finds Itself Coping with Higher Prices

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor August 6, 2008
    || Typically, the summer months are quiet for the ink industry, as people take some time off for vacation. However, the past few months have been anything but restful: drupa is now in the books, while increasing pressure from price increases throughout…

  • The Importance of Responding To Accelerating Price Pressures

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor July 1, 2008
    || In June, I had the opportunity to attend drupa 2008, which I will cover in detail in the upcoming August issue. There were many new products to see throughout the printing chain, including among printing ink manufacturers.     However,…

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

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor June 4, 2008
    || In recent years, the printing ink industry has faced numerous challenges that have impacted the bottom line. Some of these issues, notably the skyrocketing costs of crude oil and raw materials as well as other operational costs, can not be helped. Th…

  • The Increasing Importance of Partnerships in Business

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor May 8, 2008
    || For a variety of reasons, partnering with customers has become ever more important in business. As a result of economic pressures, some companies have cut back on their research capabilities, which means that resources are scarcer. Also, there is a c…

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