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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 18, 2006
We all know that the U.S. printing ink industry has faced hard times in recent years. Caught between the proverbial rock, in the form of dramatically increasing raw material and operational costs, and a hard place, i.e., increasingly tight competitio…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
April 10, 2006
As we head into the second quarter of 2006, there has been a brief opportunity for ink industry leaders to take stock of where the industry stands. With the exception of INX International Ink Company and Nazdar acquiring Triangle Digital and Lyson, L…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 14, 2006
We often discuss consolidation, tight pricing, changing technologies and overcapacity as major challenges faced by the ink industry and printers. These same issues are also critical  to key suppliers, including pigment manufacturers. In rece…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 6, 2006
Bringing the Latest News Right to Your DesktoThe business world is changing rapidly. Information is an absolute necessity, and the quicker a person can gather what they need to know, the better chance they have of succeeding in our highly-competiti…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 13, 2006
In recent months, certain aspects of the printing ink industry have deservedly drawn much attention. The latter portion of 2005 featured an unprecedented wave of mergers and acquisitions, while the past year and a half witnessed skyrocketing raw ma…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
December 12, 2005
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 (…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
November 16, 2005
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…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 10, 2005
Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 19, 2005
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…  Read More »