• China, Environmental and Currency
    Issues Impact the Pigment Market

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorMarch 10, 2008
    || In recent years, the dramatic increase in the price of crude oil  and its derivatives has severely impacted the ink industry and its suppliers. However, the relative stability of prices for pigments, typically the most expensive ingredient in in…

  • UV Inkjet Provides Ink Companies
    With Best of Both Worlds

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorFebruary 1, 2008
    || The energy curable and digital markets are two of the highest-performing segments for ink manufacturers. The combination of UV and inkjet is obviously a potent one, as can be seen in the continued growth in the marketplace.     The gro…

  • Sheetfed Ink Manufacturers Remain Optimistic About the Future

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorJanuary 3, 2008
    || In many ways, the sheetfed ink market serves as a microcosm of the state of the ink industry today. In North America alone, the sheetfed ink market is estimated to be $750 million, split between commercial and packaging printing. As is the case with…

  • The Printing Ink Industry Rebounds Slightly in 2007

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorNovember 27, 2007
    || For the most part, the past few years have been financially grim for the printing ink industry, as increasingly high raw material, operational and transportation costs have taken their toll on margins. According to the U.S.-based National Association…

  • Energy-Curable Inks and Coatings Continue to Enjoy Growth

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorOctober 31, 2007
    || One of the brightest areas for printing ink manufacturers in recent years has been the continued blossoming of the UV and EB marketplace. As new applications for energy-curable printing continue to develop, driven by the advantages of UV and EB…

  • Customer Consolidation and the Printing Ink Industry

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorOctober 10, 2007
    || We all know well the impact of consolidation on the ink industry. In 2005, a major wave of merger and acquisition activity among ink manufacturers significantly changed the landscape of the industry, creating a few larger multinational companies. &nb…

  • Elimination of VAT Refunds Signals Higher Prices

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorSeptember 11, 2007
    || For the past several years, the printing ink industry and its suppliers have been battling higher raw material prices, largely brought on by the increased cost of crude oil. The resulting higher prices of feedstocks has led to numerous price increase…

  • Opportunities for Ink Manufacturers and Suppliers

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorAugust 7, 2007
    || This month, Ink World is pleased to bring to our readers our annual Top International Ink Companies, our comprehensive look at the leading ink manufacturers worldwide, which begins on page 24. Overall, 2006 was a relatively stable year, with few mer…

  • Areas of Growth for the Ink Industry

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorJuly 11, 2007
    || The ink industry has had its share of challenges in recent years. Raw material pricing has been a source of much concern, and competition remains fierce in many of the key business segments. However, it is important to remember that the printing ink…

  • Ink Companies, Suppliers Provide Tremendous Value

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorJune 6, 2007
    || There has been much focus on raw material costs, extremely competitive pricing and uncomfortably narrow margins  in the ink and allied industries in recent years. These concerns are understandable.     However, it should also be r…

  • U.S. Ink Industry Shows Slight Improvement in 2006

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorMay 7, 2007
    || Last year, the 2005 State of the Industry Report from the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)  clearly showed the dire economic straits the U.S. ink industry finds itself. With earnings before interest and depreciation (EB…

  • Keeping Up-to-Date with Environmental Concerns

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorApril 4, 2007
    || Every so often, it seems, new terminologies rise rapidly to the forefront of our consciousness. These terms start out as common-sense ideas, and as more people adapt these terms, they quickly become a cottage industry.      I ment…

  • Looking at Similarities Between The Ink and Pigment Industries

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorMarch 13, 2007
    || Looking at Similarities Between The Ink and Pigment Industries

  • www.inkworldmagazine.com Provides a Wealth of Information

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorJanuary 26, 2007
    || In the past year, www.inkworldmagazine.com, our website, has undergone tremendous changes. We have added a wide variety of new features designed to assist ink manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. These features include: • Breaking News &ndas…

  • Sheetfed Ink Market Shows Signs of Improvement

    David Savastano, Ink World EditorJanuary 5, 2007
    || The past year included some signs of optimism for ink manufacturers. Business seemed to be picking up, and ink companies were generally able to raise their prices to help offset higher raw material, manufacturing and operational costs. The sheetfed i…