• Printed Electronics USA 2008 Showcases Potential of New Technology

    Printed Electronics USA 2008 Showcases Potential of New Technology

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor February 2, 2009
    || Opportunities for printed electronics continue to emerge, with companies ranging from BASF, DuPont, Nokia and Evonik to innovative manufacturers such as Soligie, Konarka, Kovio and Plextronics offering looks at what the future may hold.

  • The 2009 U.S. Ink Directory

    The 2009 U.S. Ink Directory

    Staff February 2, 2009
    || From 4ever Inks to Zeres, the U.S. Ink Directory offers a comprehensive list of addresses, contact information, products and key leaders for more than 210 U.S. printing ink manufacturers.

  • The Year in Review

    The Year in Review

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 25, 2008
    || For ink manufacturers, 2008 finished on a difficult note, as the economy and the state of raw materials took its toll. Still, there is a sense of cautious optimism going into 2009, as �green� products and new technologies offer opportunities.

  • The Metallic Market

    The Metallic Market

    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor November 25, 2008
    || Metallic inks, used to create eye-catching graphics, are becoming more popular in packaging to attract consumers and create differentiation on the shelf.

  • With New Silicon-Based Inks, Kovio is Poised to Make Gains in PE

    With New Silicon-Based Inks, Kovio is Poised to Make Gains in PE

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 25, 2008
    || Kovio is one of the emerging success stories in the PE field. In October, the company announced the development of the world’s first silicon ink-based RFID tag and the company’s printed silicon RFID platform for item-level intelligence.

  • Waxes, Solvents and Additives

    Waxes, Solvents and Additives

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 25, 2008
    || The development of new environmentally friendly technologies is helping suppliers offset higher raw material costs and the economic downturn.

  • NPIRI Conference Examines Sustainability and the Environment

    NPIRI Conference Examines Sustainability and the Environment

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 5, 2008
    || Ink manufacturers, suppliers, printers and print buyers were on hand to discuss the sustainability and environmental issues during NPIRI�s annual technical conference.

  • The Energy-Curable Market

    The Energy-Curable Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor November 5, 2008
    || Despite raw material pricing and supply issues, UV- and EB-curable inks and coatings enjoy growth in the marketplace, while LED-curable technologies offer new opportunities.

  • The 2008 European Ink Directory

    The 2008 European Ink Directory

    Staff November 5, 2008
    || This year's directory covers all of Europe, from the leading international ink companies to regional and local ink manufacturers, complete with contact and product information.

  • The Packaging Ink Market

    The Packaging Ink Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 2, 2008
    || Higher raw material costs and the weakening economy have impacted the packaging market, although there are also opportunities for growth.

  • The Growing Market for Solar Cells

    The Growing Market for Solar Cells

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 2, 2008
    || Printing is playing a key role in the development of low-cost flexible thin-film solar cells, and ink companies are creating novel new technologies for this fast-growing market.

  • Proposed BASF – Ciba Merger May Foreshadow Further Consolidation

    Proposed BASF – Ciba Merger May Foreshadow Further Consolidation

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor October 2, 2008
    || As companies struggle with higher raw materials costs, a struggling economy and increasing pressure on margins, more consolidation is likely throughout the supply chain.

  • The Publication Ink Report

    The Publication Ink Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 2, 2008
    || Publication ink manufacturers are trying to balance higher costs with the need for new products as they try to help their customers meet the demands of the changing marketplace.

  • Preparing for REACH

    Preparing for REACH

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 3, 2008
    || As European ink companies and their suppliers continue the pre-registration phase of REACH, they also are considering the impact of the legislation on raw materials, formulations and the ink industry as a whole.

  • New Inkjet Technologies Take Aim at Sheetfed Offset Market

    New Inkjet Technologies Take Aim at Sheetfed Offset Market

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor September 3, 2008
    || Having made major gains in the large format segment at the expense of screen printing, inkjet is now poised to make further inroads in the sheetfed market.

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