David Savastano, Ink World Editor || 09.09.05 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 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 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 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.