David Savastano, Ink World Editor December 10, 2009 For ink companies, 2009 was a balancing act, as manufacturers dealt with the global recession, volatile raw material prices and a drop in demand. Still, ink industry leaders see some signs of improvement heading into 2010.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor December 9, 2009 A major impetus behind the expansion of UV into new printing sectors is the growing acceptance of its safety and contribution to environmental compliance.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 11, 2009 Even as they face volatile raw material pricing and the impact of the global recession, vehicle and varnish manufacturers continue to introduce new technologies.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 11, 2009 While the global recession took its toll on some markets for UV and EB, energy curable technologies made gains in other segments, and UV and EB ink companies should benefit from the increasing emphasis on the environment.
Wink Faulkner, Markem Corporation November 2, 2009 The introduction of Touch Dry Hot Melt Ink technology and DOD ink jet printing enabled high-definition and crisp, instantly dry prints using a solid, wax-resin-based ink block
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor November 2, 2009 Capital investment in the European printing sector is recovering after a slump of a few years and is providing new opportunities for ink and other suppliers
David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 2, 2009 When companies are acquired in the ink industry, the larger ink manufacturers are generally involved. By contrast, Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, has never been known for purchasing ink companies.
That changed in the last six months, as Wi…
Zubair Khan, Environmental Inks and Coatings November 2, 2009 Ink manufacturers and their raw material suppliers have been evolving new technologies to meet these demands by providing new polymers, oligomers, monomers, photoinitiators, pigments and inks
In recent years, the raw material market has been extremely challenging for ink manufacturers and their purchasing executives, who found themselves dealing with dramatic shifts in pricing and availability. When the ingredient market did begin to show…