• The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    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.

  • European Ink Market Faces Another Challenging Year in 2003

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor September 9, 2005
    European ink producers are preparing themselves for a period of tough market conditions in 2003.

  • Vehicles and Varnishes

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    While pricing pressures continue, manufacturers look for ways to differentiate their products.

  • The Milling Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    Equipment manufacturers are hopeful that the gains they saw in capital expenditures at the end of 2002 will continue into 2003.

  • The Flexo Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    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.

  • The Offset Report

    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor September 9, 2005
    The offset market has seen a slowdown as a result of the economy, but there is reason for optimism in 2003.

  • In Search of Continuous Improvement

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    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.

  • Eastern Europe Offers Opportunities

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor September 9, 2005
    The European Union invitation to 10 new states, most of them from Eastern Europe, to join will have a significant impact on printers.

  • Waxes, Solvents and Additives

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    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.

  • The Year in Review

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    The ink industry showed some growth in 2002, but uncertainty over the economy and raw materials remains a concern for 2003.

  • An Industry Giant Retires

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    After more than 40 years at Sun Chemical, Edward E. Barr is stepping down as chairman.

  • NPIRI Conference Review

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    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.

  • UV/EB Update

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    Despite the economic downturn, the radiation-curing industry continues to flourish, and many new opportunities for UV and EB are being developed.

  • International Top Companies

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    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.

  • The Publication Ink Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor September 9, 2005
    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.

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