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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 »
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August 31, 2010
Buhler Inc. 13105 12th Ave. North Plymouth, MN 55441 Tel: (763) 847-9900 Fax: (763) 847-9911 E-mail: rene.eisenring@buhlergroup.com Web: www.buhlergroup.com Buhler MicroMedia Mill (MMP3 and MMP4) Buhler has, since the introd…  Read More »
Ink Setting  Set-off or Striking-in Tests with the IGT Testers
Wilco de Groot, Managing Director, IGT Testing Systems
August 24, 2010
An important property of an ink on a paper is its setting behavior. Setting or ink setting, also called striking-in or set-off, is a property of an ink to lay down on the paper and penetrate into the paper after which it starts to dry.…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
June 30, 2010
The past two years have proved to be difficult for the printing and ink industries, as the global recession, combined with rising raw material costs, have impacted these businesses. While Latin America did not feel the full impact of the recession, i…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
June 17, 2010
As the global recession heavily impacted the printing and ink industries, trade shows and conferences also felt the downturn. In fact, the recession started right after drupa 2008, which was held in May and June, but the shows that followed showed si…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
June 10, 2010
There has been a lot of pricing increases that have been announced recently for key raw materials for ink manufacturing. In addition, there have been shortages in important products. Ink manufacturers have done what they can to contain costs, but in…  Read More »