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NAPIM Convention Examines State of Ink, Printing Industries
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 18, 2006
Ink customers are coping with fundamental challenges, raw material and operational costs are rising and margins are becoming even tighter  Read More »
ALTANA Chemie Makes Major Gains In Ink, Coatings Markets
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 18, 2006
Acquisitions of Eckart, Kelstar and Rad-Cure are key in ALTANA Chemie's surge in effect pigments, coatings and sealants segments.  Read More »
RFID and Printed Electronics
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
May 18, 2006
Experts predict that RFID and printed electronics will grow into a $16 billion business within the next 10 years. What role will the ink industry have in that growth, and who is best positioned to take advantage of this opportunity?  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
April 10, 2006
UV/EB raw material suppliers are offering a number of new products to help meet their customers´┐Ż needs in this growing market.  Read More »
Increasing Domestic Demand, Exports Key Eastern European Printing Growth
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
April 10, 2006
Eastern Europe’s printing market is beginning to take shape nearly 15 years after the collapse of Communism ushered in an era of radical economic change in the region. As a result, a completely new printing sector is being created which could…  Read More »
Flint Group
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
April 10, 2006
As the integration of the Flint Group proceeds, its leaders look at what has been accomplished and what the potential is for the company.  Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
Staff
April 10, 2006
Mergers and acquisitions and higher raw material costs were the major news in 2005, as ink manufacturers raised prices and worked to improve their margins.  Read More »
The Pigment Report
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 14, 2006
Pigment manufacturers are facing numerous challenges, including tighter margins, higher raw material and operating costs, overcapacity and offshore competition. How these challenges are met will determine which companies will ultimately succeed.  Read More »
INX, Triangle Digital Create Triangle Digital INX Co.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 14, 2006
New venture formed by INX International and Triangle Digital will offer digital inks and services to key markets, particularly commercial sheetfed.  Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
March 14, 2006
Despite the challenges of the sluggish economy and rising raw material costs, the flexo ink market fared well in 2005.  Read More »
European Ink Review
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
March 14, 2006
Consolidation, higher raw material costs and lower margins remain major topics heading into 2006 and beyond.  Read More »
DIC Announces Changes at Sun Chemical
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 6, 2006
Dr. David Hill Named Sun Chemical's President and CEO  Read More »
Fujifilm
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
February 6, 2006
Fujifilm's takeover of Avecia's business in inkjet inks at the end of last year demonstrates how rapidly the structure of key parts of the digital printing sector is moving towards a vertically integrated structure.  Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 6, 2006
When it comes to vehicles and varnishes, ink manufacturers are looking for innovation at an affordable price.  Read More »
The Milling Report
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 6, 2006
With the ink industry showing some growth in 2005, mill manufacturers have seen some improvement in terms of capital expenditures.  Read More »