Editorial


  • Looking Back on 2005, and Looking Ahead to 2006

    For the printing ink industry, there has never been a year like 2005. Mergers and acquisitions, which have been scarce in the past few years, dominated the news. Consider these highlights: • March 1: Fujifilm acquired Sericol International (…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 12.12.05

  • Consolidation Continues to Change The Face of the Ink Industry

    Since June, the printing ink industry has seen a wave of consolidations unlike anything it has witnessed in the past. In June, Siegwerk Group acquired SICPA’s packaging ink division, which had an estimated $400 million in sales in 2004. In Ju…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 11.16.05

  • Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry

    Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.05

  • Pricing Volatility, Availability of Raw Materials Remain Critical Concerns

    For more than a year, ink manufacturers have watched closely as pricing of key raw materials have skyrocketed, and availability of certain critical ingredients has become a major issue. That situation has not changed. Crude oil and natural gas, the…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.19.05