Features


  • Instability of Raw Material Prices, Supply is a Major Concern for Ink Manufacturers

    Instability of Raw Material Prices, Supply is a Major Concern for Ink Manufacturers

    Although ink companies appear likely to be able to pass along higher prices to their customers, there remain serious concerns about supply and pricing.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.10.07

  • Nanotechnology and the Ink Industry

    Nanotechnology and the Ink Industry

    The ink industry has opportunities for nanoparticles, most notably for the growing field of printed electronics.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.07

  • The Raw Material Report

    The Raw Material Report

    In recent years, stable pigment prices have helped ink manufacturers weather surging crude oil prices. The elimination of the VAT refunds on pigments in China is changing all of that.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.11.07

  • Positioning Sun Chemical for the Future

    Positioning Sun Chemical for the Future

    Dr. David Hill, Sun Chemical's president and CEO, talks about the present state of the printing and ink industries as well as Sun Chemical, and what lies ahead.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.11.07

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments
    Ink and Pigment Manufacturers Weigh Their Options as REACH Nears

    Ink and Pigment Manufacturers Weigh Their Options as REACH Nears

    It is becoming evident that for certain ink makers and raw materials suppliers, the task may be more difficult and expensive than expected. There is even a danger that costs will be so high that certain ink materials may have to be taken off the market.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.11.07

  • The Buyers Guide

    The Buyers Guide

    Ink World's Annual Buyers' Guide has everything you may need, from adhesion promoters to zinc oxide and attritors to viscometers, as well as key information on suppliers, distributors and trade associations.
    Staff 09.11.07

  • The Top International Ink Companies

    The Top International Ink Companies

    In light of the major changes in the printing ink industry in recent years, 2006 was a time of relative stability as ink manufacturers continued to increase their efforts into growing markets and regions.
    Staff 08.07.07

  • Publication Offset Inks | Sheetfed Inks
    The Challenge of Emulsification

    The Challenge of Emulsification

    For offset printers, emulsification, or ink/water balance, is a major challenge, and ink manufacturers are offering guidance to help customers run their presses as smoothly as possible.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.07.07

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments
    High-Performance Pigments

    High-Performance Pigments

    As the market size grows and customers continue to demand more sophisticated technologies, the future for HPPs remains bright.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 08.07.07

  • Colleagues Mourn Gordon MacQuaker

    Gordon R. MacQuaker, 93, of Boynton Beach, FL, passed away on July 16, 2007.     Mr. MacQuaker was among the key figures who built Sun Chemical Corporation into the largest company in the ink industry. He joined the ink industry in 193…
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.26.07

  • Food Packaging Comes Under Increased Scrutiny in Europe

    Food Packaging Comes Under Increased Scrutiny in Europe

    Printers, ink manufacturers and other suppliers are preparing for regulations regarding food packaging.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 07.12.07

  • Inkjet Inks and Toners
    The Inkjet Ink Report

    The Inkjet Ink Report

    The inkjet ink market continues to enjoy excellent growth, and is poised to make additional gains as digital printing makes further inroads in areas ranging from sheetfed to packaging.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.12.07

  • Sheetfed Inks
    Print Suppliers Group Continues to Make Inroads

    Print Suppliers Group Continues to Make Inroads

    The ability to combine purchasing power, share technical knowledge and compete for and service national accounts gives Print Suppliers Group the opportunity to make gains in the marketplace.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 07.11.07

  • Solid Growth Continues in Latin America

    Solid Growth Continues in Latin America

    Growth in the estimated $750 million Latin American ink market continues to be strong in 2007.
    Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent 07.11.07

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments
    CPMA Examines The Value of Color

    CPMA Examines The Value of Color

    CPMA's 2007 International Conference focused on the importance of color in the ink, coatings and cosmetics industries.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 06.06.07

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments
    European Pigment Report

    European Pigment Report

    Chinese pigment producers, gains in pigment dispersants and REACH are among the key issues facing European pigment manufacturers.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 06.06.07

  • Resins
    The Resin Report

    The Resin Report

    Providing strong product development and expertise is helping resin manufacturers make gains in the marketplace.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 06.04.07

  • The Global Reach of REACH

    There is little doubt that the European Union’s adoption of the controversial REACH regulations will have a major impact
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.24.07

  • Conductive Inks and Printed Electronics
    RFID and Printed Electronics

    RFID and Printed Electronics

    Although the RFID and printed electronics markets are growing, they have yet to meet the high expectations. However, experts believe the market will take off in the near future.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.07.07

  • INX

    INX's Rick Clendenning Receives NAPIMs Ault Award

    INX International's president and CEO receives ink industry's highest honor in recognition of 36 years of distinguished leadership.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 05.07.07