David Savastano, Ink World Editor February 2, 2009 Like so many other industries, the printing ink industry has been buffeted by the slumping economy and
rising raw material costs, primarily driven by higher crude oil costs. While oil costs have decreased, raw material prices are…
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor February 2, 2009 As a result of the economic downturn, milling and mixing manufacturers are further emphasizing the importance of service and new technologies.
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.
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.