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Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
This year, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) honored nine industry leaders with its prestigious Printing Ink Pioneer Award. Below are brief features on each of the award recipients: • Jim Bailen, VP of engineer…  Read More »
Jim Bailen, INX International Ink Co.
Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
INX International Ink prides itself in having world-class facilities. Jim Bailen, INX’s VP of engineering since 1999, plays a lead role in this success, having served as lead project engineer for every major facility expansion and equipment ins…  Read More »
Joon Choo, Shamrock Technologies
Dave Savasstano, Editor
May 20, 2015
In his 32 years at Shamrock Technologies, Joon Choo has continually earned the respect and friendship of his colleagues in the ink industry, leading to his receiving NAPIM’s Technical Associate Member Service Award in 2011 as well as this year&…  Read More »
Vivy DaCosta, hubergroup Canada Limited
Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
Vivy DaCosta, VP finance and administration for hubergroup Canada Limited, has made a huge mark on the North American ink industry, playing a key role in growing Hostmann-Steinerg’s then-small Canadian ink operation to the eighth largest ink ma…  Read More »
Sumathy Ganesh, Toyo Ink America
Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
After receiving her chemistry degree in India, Sumathy Ganesh, technical manager for Toyo Ink America, came to the U.S. Through a staffing agency, she took a job as a lab technician for The Ink Company in Northbrook, IL. Although Ganesh was a novice…  Read More »
Herman Hockmeyer, Hockmeyer Equipment Company
Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
Milling equipment is critical to the successful manufacturing of printing ink. Herman Hockmeyer, president of Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation, has played a leading role in developing state-of-the-art mills for inks since he joined the industry when h…  Read More »
Kevin Kingman, Flint Group
Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
Kevin Kingman is no stranger to receiving awards from the ink industry. In 2014, Kingman, technical director, heatset inks at Flint Group, received NAPIM’s 2014 Technical Achievement Award. This year, he added the Printing Ink Pioneer Award to…  Read More »
William Neuberg, Shamrock Technologies
Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
William Neuberg, chairman and technical director of Shamrock Technologies, is a scientist with an endless curiosity. “I don’t know what makes me tick, but I do kind of get fascinated by how things work,”  Neuberg said. Neuber…  Read More »
Robert O’Boyle, Sun Chemical
Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
When Robert O’Boyle completed active duty in the Army, he looked to bring his knowledge in chemicals to the business world. He quickly found a home in the ink industry, where he has thrived for more than 35 years, and the choice proved to be a…  Read More »
Ron Tarewicz, Colorcon No-Tox Products
Dave Savastano, Editor
May 20, 2015
In 2006, Ron Tarewicz was looking for a new challenge. He decided to join Colorcon No-Tox Products as manager of technical services/QC. By doing so, he utilized his 31 years of experience at American Inks & Coatings to work with Colorcon’s…  Read More »
European Printers, Ink Suppliers Adjust to New Business Reality
Sean Milmo, European Editor
March 23, 2015
For some segments such as packaging, there are opportunities for growth ahead.  Read More »
The 2015 Pigment Report
Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
March 23, 2015
Pigment manufacturers are enjoying strong sales, and are watching the impact of environmental regulations closely.  Read More »
Conductive Inks Drive Growth in Flexible and Printed Electronics
Dave Savastano, Editor
March 23, 2015
The conductive ink market is one of the success stories in the field of flexible and printed electronics.   Read More »
The European Coatings  Show Preview
Kerry Pianoforte, Coatings World Editor
March 23, 2015
ECS 2015 will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors.  Read More »
Productivity and Personalization At EFI Connect
Steve Katz, Label & Narrow Web Editor
March 23, 2015
The new Productivity Suite was launched in Vegas at EFI’s largest users conference to date.  Read More »