David Savastano, Ink World Editor || 03.11.09 As the worldwide economic downturn continues to impact the printing ink industry, pigment manufacturers are preparing for numerous challenges in the coming year.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || 02.02.09 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…
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || 02.02.09 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 || 02.02.09 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 || 11.25.08 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 || 11.25.08 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 || 11.25.08 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 || 11.05.08 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 || 11.05.08 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.