• Sheetfed Ink Market Shows Signs of Improvement

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor January 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…

  • Ink Industry Looks Back on 2006, Considers Possibilities for 2007

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor December 7, 2006
    || As 2006 comes to a close, ink manufacturers find themselves looking back on a year full of challenges as well as hope, while wondering what the future may bring in terms of consolidation, raw material prices and overseas competition.   &nbs…

  • Productivity and Performance Continue To Drive Growth of UV and EB

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 9, 2006
    || For ink manufacturers, the energy curable market has been one of the brightest areas in recent years, and that trend continues today, particularly in web offset, flexo and inkjet.          There are many reasons fo…

  • Rising Ink Prices are Good News For the Printing Ink Industry

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 9, 2006
    || In recent years, ink manufacturers have done all they could to keep prices low as their raw material costs skyrocketed. However, the end result was dangerously low margins. Reluctantly, ink companies began raising their prices as best they could. &nb…

  • Raw Material Price Increases Continue to Batter Ink Industry

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 11, 2006
    || For the past three years, the price of crude oil has been a tremendous headache for the ink industry and its suppliers. Back in 2003, $35 per barrel of crude oil seemed like a nightmare scenario. Since then, oil has steadily risen in price, topping $…

  • Printed Electronics Offers Exciting New Possibilities for Printing, Ink

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor August 9, 2006
    || Printed Electronics Offers Exciting New Possibilities for Printing, Ink

  • Inkjet Ink Market Provides Excellent Growth Opportunities

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor July 7, 2006
    || Inkjet Ink Market Provides Excellent Growth Opportunities

  • Asia-Pacific Region Offers Strong Opportunities for Ink Manufacturers

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor June 1, 2006
    || In recent years, there have been few bright spots for the printing ink industry. In terms of regional growth, certain major markets have, at best, witnessed slight growth. However, the Asia-Pacific region has been the area of greatest opportunity for…

  • Numbers Indicate More Trouble For the Printing Ink Industry

    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…

  • A Time of Change and Opportunity For the Printing Ink Industry

    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…

  • Pigment Manufacturers Face Same Challenges as Their Customers

    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…

  • Bringing the Latest News Right to Your Desktop

    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…

  • The Changing Nature Of the Printing Industry

    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…

  • Looking Back on 2005, and Looking Ahead to 2006

    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 (…

  • Consolidation Continues to Change The Face of the Ink Industry

    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…

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