Features


  • Technological Improvements are Creating Opportunities for UV and EB

    Demand for radiation-curing inks and coatings is increasing relatively quickly in Europe, although there are challenges to be overcome.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.25.05

  • The Asian Ink Market

    Continued economic growth and improved living standards in the Asia-Pacific region will drive printing demand.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.25.05

  • The U.S. Top 20 Report

    While most ink manufacturers saw sales growth in 2004, globalization, rising raw material costs and subsequent ink price increases were key topics in 2004.
    Staff 10.25.05

  • Packaging Flexo Inks

    The Flexo Ink Market

    The flexo ink market continues to grow, with solvent-based and UV flexo inks having particularly strong results in recent years.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.25.05

  • Challenges, Opportunities Abound for European Ink Manufacturers

    As the European economy picks up in 2005, there are opportunities for ink manufacturers who are looking for ways to improve their margins amid the raw material price increases.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.25.05

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    The Pigment Report

    In a year dominated by rising raw material prices and an improving economy, many pigment manufacturers were able to get much-needed price increases.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.25.05

  • Mills and Mixers

    The Milling Report

    Process improvement and greater efficiency, reliability and repeatability are among the qualities milling manufacturers are emphasizing.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.25.05

  • Packaging Flexo Inks

    Color Resolutions International's Risk is Paying Off

    The decision by executives to acquire the division from Borden in 2001 was a daring one. Now, with three years of success and their new plant in place, CRI's leaders continue to move forward.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.25.05

  • Packaging Gravure Inks | Publication Gravure Inks

    Gravure Makes Gains in Europe

    New toluene ruling and investments are spurring growth in packaging and publication gravure.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.25.05

  • Vehicles and Varnishes

    Vehicles and Varnishes

    Although there generally were signs of improvement in 2004, vehicle and varnish suppliers are watching raw material pricing and profitability closely in 2005.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.25.05

  • Inkjet Inks and Toners

    UV Ink Jet Report

    There has been significant interest in UV ink jet printing, with the recent introduction of hybrid UV-curable chemistries and its ability to adhere to a wide variety of substrates.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.25.05

  • Sheetfed Inks

    The Sheetfed Market

    Ink manufacturers saw some improvement in the sheetfed market, as packaging in particular showed growth, but increasing costs are creating serious concerns.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.25.05

  • Rising Raw Material Costs Drive Ink Price Increases

    Ink makers are stepping up their drive to persuade customers to accept higher selling prices to offset hikes in raw material costs.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.25.05

  • Metallics and Special Effects Pigments

    Metallic and Special Effect Pigments and Inks

    A renewed interest in eye-catching packaging has led to a positive year for the metallic ink market.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.24.05

  • Additives | Waxes

    Waxes, Solvents and Additives

    Increased raw material costs and supply issues are leading to serious concerns over pricing.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.24.05

  • The Year in Review

    While 2004 was generally a better year for ink manufacturers, raw material pricing and supply pressures remain a significant concern heading into 2005.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.24.05

  • NPIRI Conference Review

    This year's NPIRI Technical Conference blended technology and manufacturing perspectives.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.24.05

  • UV and EB Inks

    UV/EB Report

    With more printers converting conventional presses to combination presses, UV/EB printing continues to grow.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.24.05

  • CVC's Acquisition of BASF, ANI Signals Changes

    The merger of BASF and ANI creates a powerful new force in the printing ink industry.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.24.05

  • The 2004 International Report

    As our International Top Companies Report illustrates, the ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, U.K., Holland, India, Mexico, France and Brazil home for the world�s top ink manufacturers.
    Staff 10.24.05