Features


  • Packaging Gravure Inks | Publication Gravure Inks

    The Gravure Update

    Despite a tough economic year, the gravure market has managed some growth, with better things expected for the future.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.09.05

  • The U.S. Top 20

    In spite of the continued economic challenges they are facing, some ink companies were able to find opportunities for growth in 2003.
    Staff 09.09.05

  • Bill Miller Leads Flint Ink North America

    With his new team in place, the company�s new division president prepares for the future.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Paper, Ink Suppliers Work Closer Together

    Paper companies are devoting more effort to learning about the relationship between the surface of paper and inks
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.09.05

  • A New Day at Central Ink

    Led by chairman and CEO Richard Breen and new president Jack Ackerman, Central Ink makes an entrance into sheetfed and energy curing.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    The Pigment Report

    2002 was essentially a flat year for pigment companies, but global politics, raw material supply and cost uncertainties, increasing competition and pricing pressures are among the concerns that are facing pigment manufacturers in 2003.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • European Ink Market Faces Another Challenging Year in 2003

    European ink producers are preparing themselves for a period of tough market conditions in 2003.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.09.05

  • Vehicles and Varnishes

    Vehicles and Varnishes

    While pricing pressures continue, manufacturers look for ways to differentiate their products.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Mills and Mixers

    The Milling Report

    Equipment manufacturers are hopeful that the gains they saw in capital expenditures at the end of 2002 will continue into 2003.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Packaging Flexo Inks

    The Flexo Report

    The outlook for the flexo ink market continues to look strong as flexo makes further inroads in the packaging industry and new applications are being developed.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • Publication Offset Inks | Sheetfed Inks

    The Offset Report

    The offset market has seen a slowdown as a result of the economy, but there is reason for optimism in 2003.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.09.05

  • In Search of Continuous Improvement

    Ink companies and suppliers alike are utilizing Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management and other process improvement systems to improve all aspects of their business.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.09.05

  • 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