Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor March 11, 2011 Much of Europe’s printing ink industry faces a year of struggle in 2011 against static demand and the continued challenge of rising raw material costs
March 1, 2011 Company North American Ink Sales (in millions)
1. Sun Chemical – $1,500*
2. Flint Group – $1,000*
3. INX International – $325
4. Siegwerk – $260
5. CR/T – $235*4
6. Hostmann-Steinberg – $155
7. DuPont InkJet &ndas…
Barry Cullens, Hockmeyer Equipment January 20, 2011 Editor’s Note: “Introducing High Viscosity Immersion Mills – HCP ‘S’ Series” was presented during the 2010 National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Technical Conference.
Hockmeyer has intr…
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor January 20, 2011 The steady expansion of European printing equipment manufacturers into the ink sector is accelerating due to the current troubles of the print media stemming from the rapid rise of the internet
David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 17, 2010 LED curing is one of the most intriguing areas in energy curing. In 2008, LED curable technologies debuted at drupa, with plenty of press and ink manufacturers showcasing the technology. LED curable technologies have made inroads in the inkjet fiel…
Emilio Martin and Danny Visser, DSM NeoResins November 15, 2010 High gloss is a well-known property of 100% solids UV curable varnishes. Today, the market trend is towards matt finishes, especially for luxury packaging and high-end publishing.
Currently the only way to achieve a matt appearance in a 100% solids…
David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 15, 2010 Raw material pricing and supply remain major concerns for waxes and additives manufacturers, but the improvement in the economy has brought some good news.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 15, 2010 The energy curing ink industry continued to enjoy growth during the past year, particularly in the packaging segment, and technologies such as LED offer further opportunities in the coming years.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 15, 2010 Having weathered the economic storm of the past few years, ink manufacturers are, for the most part, cautiously optimistic about 2011, although raw materials remain a serious concern.