• 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.

  • The U.S. Top 20 Report

    Staff October 25, 2005
    While most ink manufacturers saw sales growth in 2004, globalization, rising raw material costs and subsequent ink price increases were key topics in 2004.

  • The Flexo Ink Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    The flexo ink market continues to grow, with solvent-based and UV flexo inks having particularly strong results in recent years.

  • Challenges, Opportunities Abound for European Ink Manufacturers

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor October 25, 2005
    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.

  • The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    In a year dominated by rising raw material prices and an improving economy, many pigment manufacturers were able to get much-needed price increases.

  • The Milling Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    Process improvement and greater efficiency, reliability and repeatability are among the qualities milling manufacturers are emphasizing.

  • Color Resolutions International's Risk is Paying Off

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor October 25, 2005
    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.

  • Gravure Makes Gains in Europe

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor October 25, 2005
    New toluene ruling and investments are spurring growth in packaging and publication gravure.

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