• Top International Companies

    Top International Companies

    Staff November 16, 2005
    The past year was one of tremendous changes, as major acquisitions such as the merger of Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, Siegwerk Group's acquisition of SICPA Packaging Ink Division and Huber Group's acquisition of a majority share in Micro Inks dramatically reshaped the ink industry.

  • The Canadian Ink Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    The Canadian ink industry remains quite vibrant, even though consolidation, currency rates and costs have impacted business.

  • The Ink Jet Ink Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    As new applications continue to emerge, ink jet ink manufacturers are developing new inks and complete systems that are creating further opportunities.

  • Industry Mourns Passing of H. Howard Flint II

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    Industry leaders and friends alike remember H. Howard Flint II, chairman of Flint Ink, as the ultimate people person and friend.

  • Siegwerk Plans Acquisition of SICPA's Packaging Ink Division

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    Once approved, Siegwerk will be the fifth-largest international ink manufacturer, with more than $940 million in annual sales.

  • CPMA 2005 Annual Conference is a Success

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    Pigments provide the color we see in so many products, whether its paint, ink, cosmetics, plastics or so many other parts of our daily lives.

  • Pigment Producers Look to Increase Prices, Improve Margins

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor October 25, 2005
    Pigment producers are, with mixed results, pressing for higher prices in Europe in the wake of increases in their raw material costs.

  • Latin America Struggles to Hold Market Gains

    Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent October 25, 2005
    As regional growth slows to 4.2 percent and raw material costs rise, ink executives anticipate mixed results for the coming year.

  • The Resin Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    Higher raw material costs, short supply of some key ingredients and tighter margins continue to be serious issues for ink and resin manufacturers alike.

  • NAPIM Convention Examines Raw Materials, Pricing

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers' recent annual convention focused on profitability and raw material prices and availability.

  • The UV/EB Raw Materials Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    Growth of radiation curing continues, but raw material price pressures and shortages remain major concerns.

  • The Gravure Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    The growth of flexible packaging has been a bright spot for gravure printers and ink manufacturers, as technological advances are improving turnaround and lowering costs.

  • Digital Markets Explosive Growth is Leading to More OEMs, Ink Alliances

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor October 25, 2005
    To meet demand for greater ink variety, digital equipment manufacturers are working more closely with more ink suppliers.

  • Technological Improvements are Creating Opportunities for UV and EB

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor October 25, 2005
    Demand for radiation-curing inks and coatings is increasing relatively quickly in Europe, although there are challenges to be overcome.

  • The Asian Ink Market

    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor October 25, 2005
    Continued economic growth and improved living standards in the Asia-Pacific region will drive printing demand.

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