Features


  • Eastern Europe Offers Opportunities

    The European Union invitation to 10 new states, most of them from Eastern Europe, to join will have a significant impact on printers.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.09.05

  • Additives | Waxes

    Waxes, Solvents and Additives

    While 2002 offered some slight improvement in the market, 2003 remains a time of uncertainty. Still, an increasing interest in value-added products provides some possibilities.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • The Year in Review

    The ink industry showed some growth in 2002, but uncertainty over the economy and raw materials remains a concern for 2003.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • An Industry Giant Retires

    After more than 40 years at Sun Chemical, Edward E. Barr is stepping down as chairman.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • NPIRI Conference Review

    Increased attendance indicates that program improvements over the years have made the NPIRI Technical Conference a much more essential program, and this year�s conference offered more value to its attendees.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • UV and EB Inks

    UV/EB Update

    Despite the economic downturn, the radiation-curing industry continues to flourish, and many new opportunities for UV and EB are being developed.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • International Top Companies

    As our Annual International Top Companies Report illustrates, the printing ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, U.K., Sweden, Holland, India, Belgium, Brazil and France home for the world�s top ink manufacturers.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • News Inks | Publication Gravure Inks | Publication Offset Inks | Sheetfed Inks

    The Publication Ink Report

    The past few years have been difficult for printing ink manufacturers and their customers, as key segments in the publication market have slumped. Industry leaders are cautiously optimistic that a turnaround may occur in the near future.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Specialty Inks

    Specialty Inks

    Thermochromic and photochromic inks have shown great potential to make important documents safer from counterfeiters and protect the integrity of security institutions.
    Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor 09.09.05

  • Packaging Flexo Inks | Packaging Gravure Inks

    Packaging Ink Market

    The packaging ink market is constantly evolving and growing more sophisticated, and ink makers must work ever more closely with their customers.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.09.05

  • Raw Material Report

    As the economy continues to struggle, printing ink companies are looking toward their suppliers for support.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Direct Mail is Facing New Challenges

    At a time when advertising expenditures in Europe have been slipping with little sign yet of an upturn, the direct marketing sector is doing relatively well.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.09.05

  • Inkjet Inks and Toners | UV and EB Inks

    UV Curable Ink Jet Inks - A New Energy Cure Development

    UV/EB Corner, a new feature created in conjunction with RadTech and written by its members, highlights what’s new and exciting in the field of graphic arts.
    John Braddock, Akzo Nobel Resins 09.09.05

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    High Performance Pigments

    As printing ink manufacturers are challenged to offer newer color choices and higher performance options, they are turning to high performance and special effect pigments to meet this need.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.09.05

  • Embracing Six Sigma

    Sun Chemical embarks on ambitious quality program.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Packaging Gravure Inks | Publication Gravure Inks

    Officials Debate Future of Gravure

    While some see a brighter future built on quality, others see solvent issues leading to further decline.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.09.05

  • Inkjet Inks and Toners

    Opportunities are Springing Up in Ink Jet Ink

    The digital ink marketplace, where at one stage traditional ink producers seemed destined to remain outsiders, now seems to be offering new opportunities for growth for ink companies.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.09.05

  • Energy-Curable Materials | Energy-Curing Equipment | UV and EB Inks

    RadTech 2002 Review

    Forecast is for continued growth in radiation-curing market.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Inkjet Inks and Toners

    Ink Jet Ink Report

    Opportunities for the ink jet market are tremendous for printing ink manufacturers, who are utilizing their experience in UV, screen and conventional inks as they make inroads into the industrial ink jet market.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • NAPIM Convention Review

    Despite some hopeful signs, ink industry leaders are waiting to see if 2002 will be an improvement over 2001.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05