Features


  • A conversation with: Kunio Sakuma, Toyo Ink

    During drupa, Kunio Sakuma, president and CEO of Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd. reflected on the Kunio Sakuma  nature of Toyo Ink’s business.   “Our business focus is divided into two parts,” Mr.…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.07.08

  • A conversation with: Herbert Forker, Siegwerk

    In the past 10 years, there has been much consolidation within the printing ink industry. Siegwerk has Herbert Forker been heavily involved in these moves and the company’s emphasis on higher-value markets such as packa…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.07.08

  • A conversation with: Charles Knott, Flint Group

    Having come on board as CEO of Flint Group in September 2007, Charles Knott said he is enjoying Charles Knott, third from right, with Flint Group’s Dr. Dirk Aulbert, Dr. Thomas Telser and Dennis Wolters.  the ink…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.07.08

  • A conversation with: Rudi Lenz, Sun Chemical

    For Rudi Lenz, president and CEO of Sun Chemical, 2008 marked the first time he has attended drupa Rudi Lenz as the leader of Sun Chemical, and he used the opportunity to its fullest by staying the entire 14-day run.  &n…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.07.08

  • Drupa 2008 Review

    Drupa 2008 Review

    Drupa 2008 was another huge show, with nearly 391,000 visitors from 138 countries checking out the 1,971 exhibits, and leading international ink manufacturers were well represented, showcasing innovative new products and services.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.07.08

  • International Companies to Watch

    Editor's Note: Here, in alphabetical order, are a few additional leading international ink companies that deserve notice. Brancher Company        Parc d’activite du Saule 28170 Tremblay les villages, Fr…
    Staff 08.07.08

  • The Top International Ink Companies

    The Top International Ink Companies

    For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead.
    Staff 08.07.08

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments
    High-Performance Pigments

    High-Performance Pigments

    Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 08.06.08

  • Conductive Inks and Printed Electronics
    Printed Electronics Make Gains, But There are Challenges Ahead

    Printed Electronics Make Gains, But There are Challenges Ahead

    The printed electronics industry in Europe is enjoying growth, but obstacles such as pricing and further technological improvements remain.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 08.06.08

  • Inkjet Inks and Toners
    The Inkjet Ink Report

    The Inkjet Ink Report

    The growth of digital technologies was very much evident at drupa 2008, and inkjet ink manufacturers continue to find new growth opportunities.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.01.08

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments
    CPMA

    CPMA's Annual Conference Showcases Why 'Color Matters'

    Color is a tremendously important aspect of our daily lives, and there are many challenges ahead for the pigment industry.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.01.08

  • Latin American Ink Growth Tempered by U.S. Downturn

    Latin American Ink Growth Tempered by U.S. Downturn

    There are good opportunities for growth in Latin America, notably in packaging, but ink manufacturers are keeping an eye on the U.S. economy.
    Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent 07.01.08

  • Sheetfed Inks
    Q&A with Gans Ink & Supply

    Q&A with Gans Ink & Supply's Jeff Koppelman

    This year's Ault Award honoree offers his views on the changes occurring in the printing and ink industries, as well as the opportunities going forward.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.01.08

  • Energy Efficiency, Sustainability are Key Topics at drupa 2008

    Energy Efficiency, Sustainability are Key Topics at drupa 2008

    With an eye toward the soaring cost of energy and the increasing interest in sustainability, exhibitors at drupa 2008 emphasized new technologies.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 07.01.08

  • NAPIM Convention Focuses On Growth, Innovation and Collaboration

    NAPIM Convention Focuses On Growth, Innovation and Collaboration

    For ink manufacturers, the relationship between suppliers and customers is critical. Ink manufacturers Joining Jeff Koppelman, fourth from left, this year’s Ault Award recipient, are past Ault Award honorees Michael Murphy, C…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 06.05.08

  • Energy-Curable Materials | Energy-Curing Equipment | UV and EB Inks
    RadTech 2008 Showcases UV, EB Technologies

    RadTech 2008 Showcases UV, EB Technologies

    The UV and EB markets have enjoyed excellent growth in recent years
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 06.04.08

  • The Asian Ink Market

    The Asian Ink Market

    As the Asia-Pacific region continues to enjoy economic expansion, led by China and India, printing ink manufacturers are enjoying strong growth throughout the region.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 06.04.08

  • Testing, Color and QC
    The Importance of Testing Equipment

    The Importance of Testing Equipment

    Testing equipment allows ink manufacturers to ensure quality and consistency in all facets of business, from incoming raw materials to the finished ink. As a result, ink companies rely on testing equipment manufacturers for expertise.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 06.04.08

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments
    Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry

    Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry

    It is a nervous time for ink producers and distributors in Europe due to the impact of the policies of China's government on the production of organic pigments and raw materials.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 06.04.08

  • Resins
    The Resin Report

    The Resin Report

    Higher raw material prices, led by crude oil, continue to impact resin manufacturers, but the surge in new product development is helping to drive sales growth.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.08.08