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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 »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
April 29, 2010
While the pigment industry has been seeing some improvement in the economy in recent months, there remain many serious challenges to be dealt with, running the gamut from raw materials and regulations to increasing demand for R&D. Of course, the…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
April 22, 2010
The global recession has taken its toll on printers, but flexo packaging converters have fared reasonably well. For flexo ink manufacturers, the past year has been relatively stable. “The European and North American flexo market had somewhat o…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
March 31, 2010
The newly published NPIRI Printing Ink Handbook is now available. Published in collaboration with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and the NPIRI Board of Directors, the new handbook has been expanded to include more than…  Read More »
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
March 12, 2010
The 49th annual NPIRI Summer Course, which will be held by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)from July 11-16 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI, will again be offered in a modular format. The Summer Course f…  Read More »
David Savastano, Ink World Editor
March 3, 2010
While the global recession has clearly had a major impact on the printing ink industry, the packaging ink segment has remained fairly steady. Print buyers and converters alike continue to look for an edge that will differentiate their products in the…  Read More »