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David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 23, 2011
Energy curable technologies such as UV and EB have successfully gained prominence in a wide variety of graphic arts and coatings markets. The advantages, such as the ability to instantly cure the ink or coating with little to no volatile organic co…  Read More »
Cannedwater4kids Brings Clean Drinking Water to Developing Countries
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
March 17, 2011
INX International's Greg Stromberg uses his industry know-how to form charitable organization  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 3, 2011
In 2003, Buhler Group acquired Draiswerke GmbH, Germany, a key move that brought with it strong technology and personnel. At the time, Draiswerke, Inc’s North American operations remained separate from the deal. At the end of 2010, Buhler Grou…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 17, 2011
Commercial sheetfed printers have faced difficult times in recent years. The market has been impacted by the recession, which took its toll on advertising, as well as the Internet. As a result, consolidation and plant closures have further eroded the…  Read More »
NAPIM Honors Adrian Polman with the TAM Service Award
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 9, 2011
Suppliers play an extremely important role in the ink industry. With that in mind, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) presents the Technical Associate Member (TAM) Service Award each year to a supplier who has provided d…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
February 4, 2011
Winfried Gleue, the former president and CEO of Hostmann-Steinberg Ltd., died Jan. 29, 2011 at William Osler Hospital in Brampton after a fall. He was 66. Mr. Gleue was born Dec. 26, 1944. He started his printing ink career in Germany in 1962. He im…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 27, 2011
Three weeks ago, I wrote an online article detailing the changes that consolidation among ink manufacturers and ink industry suppliers is having on the ink industry in general. With the announcement on January 23 that RockTenn is acquiring Smurfit-S…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
January 20, 2011
The Executive Committee of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) has selected Brad Bergey to become the association’s new executive director. James Coleman, NAPIM’s executive editor since 1996, will be retiring in…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
December 29, 2010
For ink manufacturers, the consolidation of the supply chain has been a serious concern, but there also has been activity during the past year on the ink side. The printing ink industry again saw a key acquisition this month, as Siegwerk acquired Env…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
December 16, 2010
The packaging segment continues to maintain its strength during the past year, and gravure remains an important process, particularly for long runs. Michael Impastato, vice president strategic marketing, packaging and narrow web, Flint Group, recentl…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
December 9, 2010
John Copeland, division president, Printing Ink Division, Toyo Ink America, LLC, offers insight into industry trends  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
November 15, 2010
New site features Product Selector menu and Sample Cart  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
October 22, 2010
The resin market has been in difficult straits the last few years, as the price of key raw materials such as gum rosin have skyrocketed while supply remains uncertain. Meanwhile, there has been consolidation throughout the supply chain. As a result,…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 16, 2010
According to a 2009 report from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. loses $5 billion per year in state excise taxes due to tobacco being smuggled in illegally. At a time when governments are strapped for funding an…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
September 3, 2010
Kustom Group, a leading manufacturer of high quality vehicles, overprints and coatings, announce the purchase of the principal assets of Var-Chem Products L.L.C. from Sun Chemical Corporation effective Aug. 31, 2010. Kustom Group…  Read More »