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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.