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By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Each September, Ink World publishes its annual Buyers’ Guide, a comprehensive listing of suppliers of everything important to the manufacture of printing ink, from key raw materials spanning from adhesion promoters to zinc oxide, and equipment… Read More »
By Sel Avci, Elementis Specialties
Published October 15, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Rheological Additive Selection for Printing Inks” was presented at the Eurocoat Inkmakers Forum during the 2nd European Congress on Printing Inks, held at Nüremberg, Germany April 9-10, 2003. Abstract: The vari… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
More than 2,000 inkies among the more than 16,000 attendees at this year's ECS. Read More »
By Dr. Sandro Leuenberger, SICPA Group
Published October 14, 2009
This article describes, from an international perspective and a practical standpoint, the applicable stipulations and the obligations and responsibilities of the ink manufacturer and the packaging printer Read More »
By Joon Choo, Shamrock Technologies Inc.
Published October 14, 2009
Additives such as waxes have increasingly aided in extending the usefulness of the print or coating Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Approximately 70 members of the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA) battled the worst snowstorm of the millennium to travel to Washington D.C. for CPMA’s two-day conference, titled “The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Indu… Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
Howard Greenwald, who helped guide LANSCO Colors into a force in pigment distribution, died August 9, 2009.      Mr. Greenwald was a 1940 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He began supplying pigments,… Read More »
CHINACOAT 2009 Preview
By Staff
Published October 13, 2009
From Nov. 18-20, Shanghai will host CHINACOAT 2009, which has become the main attraction for companies looking to capitalize on China's growing market for coatings. Read More »
By Rosalyn M. Waldo and David L. Schaich, UCB Chemicals Corporation
Published October 9, 2009
Acrylated epoxy oligomers are commonly used in UV lithographic inks. These oligomers can be modified to achieve a wide range of performance. In this paper, the performance of acrylated epoxies including Bisphenol-A epoxies, fatty acid modified Bisphe… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Last year, the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) held an impressive panel discussion on “The Future of Printing Inks.” Last year’s ambitious session featured Len DiLeo of Kohl & Madden, Jamie Sutphin of Micro Ink… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Smart labels and other similar ‘intelligent’ products using small chips or conductive polymer materials would appear to have little relevance to the general future of printing and inks. The majority of smart labels comprise electronic co… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
As 2002 heads into the final quarter, it is clear that the year has not brought the hoped-for gains that were anticipated after the recession in 2001. Rather, as the country grew wary after a number of major corporations collapsed amid what can be be… Read More »
By Alexandra Pekarovicova, James Atkinson, Jan Pekarovic and Viera Khunova
Published October 8, 2009
Editor’s Note: “New Generation of Inks for Rotogravure” was presented during the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s 45th Annual Technical Conference, Oct. 17-19, 2001 in Scottsdale, AZ. The environmental and health pr… Read More »
By Kent Shah, Color Converting Industries
Published October 8, 2009
There are a number of papers published which discuss the yellowing or pinking (discoloration) of white polyethylene films. However, there is no reference nor sufficient explanation on the role of printing ink in such discoloration. Research presented… Read More »
By Dr. Joy T. Kunjappu
Published October 7, 2009
Matter exists in various forms such as gas, liquid and solid. Arrangement of atoms in these forms gives them their characteristic physical properties like density, shape and color. If we subdivide the solid state into fine particles until we reach mo… Read More »
By Mark D. Latunski, Flint Ink
Published October 7, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Optimizing UV Coatings for Heatset Web Offset Printing” was first presented at the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 45th Annual Technical Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, in October 2001. The pre… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Developing products are key to creating new markets and spurring growth Read More »
By David Wang, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 7, 2009
More than 17,000 attendees visit show Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
A look at what's new and what's in store in the waxes, solvents and additives markets Read More »
By Robert J. Geiger and Charles A. Henderson, UCB Chemicals Corporation
Published October 7, 2009
Editor’s Note: “UV Flexographic Inks: Correlation Between Rheology and Press Performance” was presented at the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 45th Annual Technical Conference in Scottsdale, AZ in Octobe… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2009
Offset ink manufacturers use a wide array of testing equipment to check the physical properties of their products. Read More »
Published September 9, 2009
BASF has finalized its plans for the integration of Ciba Holding AG, which it acquired in April 2009. Under the plans, former Ciba businesses are to be integrated into the operating divisions in BASF’s Performance Products segment where their p… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2009
Watching the Industry Change During the Past 12 Years Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published July 21, 2009
The top international ink manufacturers faced major challenges during the last year, as raw material prices rose while the global recession impacted demand for printing. Read More »
Published July 10, 2009
Reports 23 of 55 acquired production sites worldwide under review Read More »
Improvements in Toner Technologies are Leading to New Opportunities
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 16, 2009
The impressive growth of inkjet printing could be slowed by laser printing, which some commentators have predicted would eventually be overwhelmed in the digital printing market by its highly versatile liquid ink-based rival. In… Read More »
Published June 11, 2009
Sartomer Company named Todd Speece business development manager, rubber, and Kathleen Shelton marketing manager, metallic monomers. Both Mr. Speece and Ms. Shelton will be based in Sartomer’s Exton, PA headquarters.      … Read More »
Published June 11, 2009
Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins’ Distributor of the Year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyanates, Joncryl acrylic resins, additives and… Read More »
Published June 11, 2009
ALTANA is strongly affected by the worldwide economic crisis and reports significant decreases in sales and earnings. In the first quarter of 2009, sales fell by 30 percent to €251.8 million; in the prior-year period sales had amounted to €… Read More »
EuroStar Focuses on High-Quality Inks
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 9, 2009
EuroStar Focuses on High-Quality Inks Read More »
Superior Printing Ink
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 9, 2009
Senior vice president and principal ink technologist receives prestigious award from NAPIM Read More »
NPIRI Printing Ink Technology Course
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 9, 2009
The 48th annual technical course, “Printing Ink Technology,” will be conducted at Fox Valley Technical College Read More »
Plays So Well with Others: New Dispersing Resin Technology Offers Viscosity Control, Compatibility, Efficiency and Higher Pigment Loading
By Kay Sanborn, Rohm & Haas
Published June 9, 2009
For printers, it’s never business as usual. Higher strength inks must roll onto ever finer line screens. Presses speed up as substrates diversify. Large runs split into smaller jobs that require different equipment settings. And through it all,… Read More »
Published June 3, 2009
ALTANA has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt based DyStar group, effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sales of about €7.5 million will be integrated into the BYK Additives & Ins… Read More »
Published May 7, 2009
Sales, EBITDA fall in 1Q 2009 Read More »
Published April 17, 2009
BASF Chairman Hambrecht: One team from today Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 31, 2009
The increased interest in the environmental and performance benefits of UV and EB is helping to drive growth during the economic downturn. Read More »
Published March 31, 2009
The acquired business with annual of sales of about 7.5 million will be integrated into the BYK Additives & Instruments division Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published March 30, 2009
Leading ink manufacturers had a challenging year, as higher raw material prices dominated the first half of 2008, and the global recession heavily impacted sales at the end of the year. Read More »
Published March 19, 2009
Sales and earnings decline slightly as fourth quarter overshadows full year results Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Brookfield Engineering has acquired RheoTec Messtechnik GmbH of Dresden, Germany. Brookfield and RheoTec have been partners for the past 10 years in the sale of the R/S family of rheometers. Through Brookfield’s international dealer network, R/… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
ALTANA AG achieved sales of €1,342 million in the business year 2008, which is about €38 million or 3 percent less than the prior year.      Due to the effects of the worldwide economic crisis, particularly in the fourth q… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As the worldwide economic downturn continues to impact the printing ink industry, pigment manufacturers are preparing for numerous challenges in the coming year. Read More »
UV/EB and Printed Electronics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
The benefits of energy-curable technologies are leading to new opportunities in photovoltaics and printed electronics. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As we continue into 2009, the economic news remains sluggish at best for most business sectors, and the printing ink industry is no exception. With printing levels declining in the past year, ink manufacturers have been impacted as well. Naturally,… Read More »
The Additives Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As the economic downturn continues, additive suppliers are prepared to provide ink manufacturers with products that will enhance their formulations. Read More »
Published February 7, 2009
The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG achieved sales of €1,342 million in the business year 2008, which is about €38 million or 3% less than the prior year (€1,380 million). Adjusted for negative exchange rate effects as well as mino… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
The German antitrust authority has approved the acquisition of Dick Peters B.V. by ALTANA AG. Effective Dec. 30, 2008, the business activities of the Dutch manufacturer of wax additives, which was a subsidiary of Clariant, will be transferred to the… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Sartomer Company has announced the restructuring of its Americas division, reflecting the growth and independence of the European and Asian operations, which has functionally been supported by the Americas group.       The rest… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
INX International Ink Co. announced the availability throughout North America of Belle Color rotogravure laminating inks for the flexible packaging market. Belle Color technology, already widely used in parts of Asia and the Pacific Rim, has been bro… Read More »