Features


  • Flushed Colors and Pigments | Metallics and Special Effects Pigments

    New Pigment Technologies Help Drive Growth in Use of Color in Europe

    The trend toward greater use of color will also present technological and cost challenges for ink formulators and pigment manufacturers
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.28.09

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments | Inkjet Inks and Toners

    Brilliant Spray: Wide Format Ink Jet Printing

    Ink jet technology is increasingly accepted for wide format printing on materials such as paper, card, glass and plastics
    Heidemarie Menzel and Dr. Hans-Tobias Macholdt, Clariant 10.16.09

  • Mills and Mixers

    Fine Grinding of Carbon Black

    Dispersion of carbon black pigment in water via bead milling is very difficult
    Harry Way, Netzsch Inc. 10.16.09

  • ICE 2003 Review

    Maybe it was case of low expectations, but the turnout at ICE 2003 in Philadelphia surprised many. Could the show's performance be a bellwether for next year's event in Chicago and the coatings industry in general?
    Christine Canning Esposito, Kerry Pianoforte and David Savastano 10.16.09

  • Richard Bradley Receives NAPIM's TAM Service Award

    To honor key suppliers to the ink industry, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)  presents the Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award at its annual National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) Technical Confe…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.16.09

  • Bringing a World of Experience to Purchasing

    Flint Ink's Jack Benson brings extensive technical, marketing experience to his role as vice president, corporate procurement.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.16.09

  • Metallics and Special Effects Pigments

    The Metallic Pigment Market

    Driven by the need for product differentiation and decorative appeal, the metallic and pearlescent ink market continues to grow.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.16.09

  • Specialty Inks

    Dr. Richard Podhajny Receives NAPIM Award for Technical Achievement

    It is rare that one meets a person whose quest for knowledge has successfully led to the mastery of numerous fields. Dr. Rich Podhajny, manager of technology, NPD & QC for Colorcon No-Tox Products, is just such a person. Ever since he attended L…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.16.09

  • NPIRI Technical Conference Review

    Conference focused on 'Innovation for a Changing Industry'
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.16.09

  • Additives

    Dealing with Foam Generated During Printing Ink and Varnish Production

    Foam formation is a serious problem that can adversely affect the production of radiation-cured printing inks and overprint varnishes
    Frank Kleinsteinberg and Susanne Struck, Tego Coating & Ink Additives, A Business Line of Degussa 10.16.09

  • Jeanette Truncellito receives NAPIM's Pioneer Award

    After 27 years at Sun Chemical, Jeannette Truncellito, director of the company’s packaging ink technology laboratory, was presented with a Pioneer Award
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.16.09

  • Sanchez S.A. Continues to Prosper

    Mexico’s Sanchez S.A. is consolidating its manufacturing capabilities and expanding its network for technical assistance to customers, to continue to hold – if not increase – its lead as the largest ink manufacturer in the country,…
    Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent 10.16.09

  • UV and EB Inks

    The Future of EB

    While electron beam (EB) curing has not received the same interest as UV, it too has also grown over the years
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.16.09

  • KBA Looks to Jump-Start the Waterless Printing Industry

    Printers, ink makers and other suppliers will be closely watching the performance of the new Cortina waterless newspaper press of Koenig & Bauer-Albert (KBA) when it is launched commercially over the next several months
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.16.09

  • APCS Show: Another View

    Editor’s Note: In our July issue, Ink World published a story on the Asia Pacific Coatings Show which inaccurately stated that attendees and exhibitors continued to decline this year. This was an inaccurate statement as the number of attendees…
    10.15.09

  • Additives

    Rheological Additive Selection for Printing Inks

    Editor’s Note: “Rheological Additive Selection for Printing Inks” was presented at the Eurocoat Inkmakers Forum during the 2nd European Congress on Printing Inks, held at Nüremberg, Germany April 9-10, 2003. Abstract: The vari…
    Sel Avci, Elementis Specialties 10.15.09

  • Ink Industry Leaders Lead Discussions, Exhibit New Products at Info Flex

    It’s no surprise that attendance is down at practically every trade show in 2003. The stagnant U.S. economy continues to impact the number of attendees that companies send to these gatherings. Such is the case with the Foundation of the Flexog…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.15.09

  • Jean Lavelle Receives NAPIM's Pioneer Award

    When Lehigh University had a staff opening in its National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) in 1956, it did not have to look very far for the right person for the job. Help would come from right across town, when the dean of chemistry at Morav…
    Robert Schwartz, Ink World Associate Editor 10.15.09

  • Energy-Curable Materials | Energy-Curing Equipment | Testing, Color and QC

    Testing and QC for UV Inks

    When it comes to manufacturing any product, being able to consistently meet specifications is absolutely essential to success. Such is also the case with printing ink, as testing and quality control (QC) play significant roles in the manufacturing pr…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.15.09

  • Asia-Pacific Coatings Show Review

    The number of attendees and exhibitors at APCS continued to decline this year, perhaps fueled by SARS fears. Will the 2004 event in Thailand fare any better? Trade shows have been on a downward trend during the past few years, but one of the bright…
    David Savastano and Christine Canning Esposito 10.15.09