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Published April 16, 2008
BYK USA has appointed the P.T. Hutchins Co. as its distributor in the western and southwestern U.S. P.T. Hutchins will represent the entire line of BYK additives for the paint and plastics markets in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, T… Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 7, 2008
Despite higher raw materials and operational costs that continue to impact the printing ink industry, many North American ink companies were able to show some growth during 2007. Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 4, 2008
Rising energy costs and environmental regulations continue to drive the market for UV/EB technologies. Read More »
Published April 4, 2008
Tego Introduces Defoamer For Water-Based Inks Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Foamex 843 for water-based inks and wood coating formulations. The use of Foamex 843 results in fast and complete foam knock-down, pre… Read More »
Published March 18, 2008
In the past business year, the specialty chemicals group ALTANA achieved dynamic sales growth and disproportionate increases in earnings. “Our business performance in the first year as a pure specialty chemicals company was excellent and w… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
Although pigment companies generally noted that 2007 was a relatively good year for the industry, there are also numerous concerns for the future, including raw material costs, the economy, the elimination of the VAT in China and environmental mandates. Read More »
Published February 13, 2008
BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel, Germany, will have a new production location in Germany starting Jan. 1, 2008. BYK will be taking over the company grounds, plant and staff at the Kempen location (Lower Rhine) from the ALTANA subsidiary ELANTAS Beck, Hamburg.… Read More »
Published February 13, 2008
On the heels of last November’s announcement that it will transfer pigment and additive manufacturing from Coventry, RI, to facilities in Germany, China and Mexico by the end of this year, Clariant is re-emphasizing its commitment to North Amer… Read More »
Published February 13, 2008
PolyOne Corporation has reorganized its Polymer Coating Systems (PCS) into two business units.      The Wilflex inks and specialty colorants businesses and the BayOne equity investment will be combined into a new operating segment na… Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 1, 2008
The role of vehicles and varnishes is a critical one, and suppliers are developing new technologies while also facing increasingly higher raw material costs. Read More »
Published January 11, 2008
PolyOne Corporation has reorganized its Polymer Coating Systems (PCS) into two business units.     The Wilflex inks and specialty colorants businesses and the BayOne equity investment will be combined into a new operating segment name… Read More »
By Sel Avci
Published January 4, 2008
Top 25 Chinese Ink Manufacturers 1. Tianjin Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. 2. Hangzhou TOKA Ink Chemical Co., Ltd. 3. Taiyuan Coates Lorilleux Inks Chemical Ltd. 4. Zhejiang Yongzai Chemical Co. Ltd. 5. Shenzhen-DIC Co. 6. Shanghai Peony Printing lnk Co.,Ltd.… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 27, 2007
Waxes, solvents and additives manufacturers enjoyed growth overall, as new technologies continue to emerge. However, higher raw material costs remain a major concern. Read More »
Published November 27, 2007
Tego Offers Micronized Waxes for Printing Inks Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced two new micronized waxes designed to improve scratch resistance and anti-blocking properties in printing inks and coatings. Vestowax X 41… Read More »
Published November 12, 2007
Altana Reports Contunued Growth Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
ADM-Tronics has announced the formation of a new division, Aqua Based Technologies, as well as a new web site, www.aquabased.com.          “We plan to utilize our years of experience combined with exciting new te… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Plasticolors, Inc. has completed an asset purchase of the UCD Colorants products previously owned by Rohm & Haas. The purchase includes the UCD V-Line, Q-Line, HS-Line, E-Line, SF-Line, PS-Line, L-Line, W-Line and N-Line. The price of the UCD Col… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
LANXESS has successfully completed two portfolio adjustments. Effective Sept. 30, 2007, the former Lustran Polymers business unit became part of INEOS ABS, a newly formed joint venture with British chemicals group INEOS.      LANXES… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Color Resolutions International (CRI) has announced that effective Nov. 1, 2007 prices on all packaging inks will be raised from 7 to 14 percent, depending on the color and resin technology.      CRI president and CEO George Sickinge… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
Plasticolors, Inc. announced the appointment of Scott T. Becker to president of the company.      Mr. Becker held the position of COO at Plasticolors prior to the new appointment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from… Read More »
Nanotechnology and the Ink Industry
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
The ink industry has opportunities for nanoparticles, most notably for the growing field of printed electronics. Read More »
Published September 25, 2007
Color Resolutions International (CRI) has announced that effective November 1, 2007 prices on all packaging inks will be raised from 7 to 14 percent, depending on the color and resin technology. CRI president and CEO George Sickinger indicated tha… Read More »
Published September 19, 2007
BASF Corporation has announced a new distributor network to support customers of its performance chemicals for coatings, plastics and specialties business in the U.S.      “We believe that we now have a structure in place to bett… Read More »
Published September 19, 2007
ALTANA AG substantially increased sales and earnings in the first half of 2007 compared to the previous year. Sales increased by 7 percent, rising from €659 million to €705.7 million.      The growth in sales was particular… Read More »
Published September 11, 2007
Saint-Gobain ZirPro Launches Zirmil.2 Saint-Gobain ZirPro recently launched its Zirmil.2, a yttria stabilized zirconia media belonging to the ceramic bead range including ER120, Rimax and ZirStar. Zirmil.2 offers a more cost effective solution… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2007
In recent years, stable pigment prices have helped ink manufacturers weather surging crude oil prices. The elimination of the VAT refunds on pigments in China is changing all of that. Read More »
Ink and Pigment Manufacturers Weigh Their Options as REACH Nears
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 11, 2007
It is becoming evident that for certain ink makers and raw materials suppliers, the task may be more difficult and expensive than expected. There is even a danger that costs will be so high that certain ink materials may have to be taken off the market. Read More »
Published August 15, 2007
DataLase has entered into a license agreement with Colorcon Inc. in a move which will see the two companies working together to develop DataLase PHARMAMARK, an on-tablet marking technique for the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries. Colorcon… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
Degussa GmbH has doubled its production plant capacity for carbon black in Paulinia, Brazil, to 100,000 tons per year. With the expansion of capacity in Paulinia, Degussa is augmenting its position as the world’s second largest manufacturer of… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
Clariant announced further increases of various product segments of the Textile, Leather and Paper Chemicals, Pigments and Additives as well as Functional Chemicals Division with immediate effect.      A continued high level of crude… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
Flint Group continues to design innovative products to promote further development of print quality and workflow in the printing industry. After careful research into the systems formulated by the merged companies that form Flint Group, a new water-b… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
ALTANA AG substantially increased sales and earnings in the first six months of 2007 compared to the previous year. Sales increased by 7 percent, rising from €659.0 million to €705.7 million. Adjusted for negative exchange rate effects of 3… Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2007
In light of the major changes in the printing ink industry in recent years, 2006 was a time of relative stability as ink manufacturers continued to increase their efforts into growing markets and regions. Read More »
Published July 13, 2007
Sartomer Company named Laurent Suspene vice president of Sartomer Asia, effective June 1, 2007. Since 2003, Mr. Suspene has been general manager, photocure and functional additives, for the Sartomer Europe Division of Cray Valley, based in Paris. &… Read More »
Published July 13, 2007
D.B. Becker Co., Inc., Clinton, NJ, was named “Distributor of the Year” in North America by Tego Coating Additives & Specialty Resins, a division of Degussa. A growth of more than 30 percent that was achieved last year showed outstand… Read More »
Published July 13, 2007
Direct Ink Corporation has appointed Inksolutions, LLC and its subsidiary, Westcoast Inksolutions, as its exclusive distributor of Dong Yang lithographic printing inks in the U.S.      Dong Yang was founded in 1948 and is now the le… Read More »
Published July 5, 2007
Flint Group continues to design new and innovative products to promote further development of print quality and workflow in the printing industry. After careful research into the systems formulated by the merged companies that form Flint Group, a new… Read More »
Published June 21, 2007
Direct Ink Corporation has appointed Inksolutions, LLC and its subsidiary, Westcoast Inksolutions, as its exclusive distributor of Dong Yang lithographic printing inks in the U.S. Dong Yang was founded in 1948 and is now the leading and largest ink m… Read More »
Published June 8, 2007
BYK-Chemie USA Inc., Wallingford, CT, the U.S.-based subsidiary of BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel, member of ALTANA AG, acquired the business of Bergen Materials, Corp. a U.S.-based additives supplier serving customers in the paint and plastics industries. N… Read More »
Published June 6, 2007
Cytec Launches Energy Curable Polyester Acrylate For Flexographic Inks Cytec Industries has launched Ebecryl 453 UV/EB curable resin for the production of flexographic inks designed for emerging applications in filmic packaging, folding cartons… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 6, 2007
There has been much focus on raw material costs, extremely competitive pricing and uncomfortably narrow margins  in the ink and allied industries in recent years. These concerns are understandable.     However, it should also be r… Read More »
European Pigment Report
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 6, 2007
Chinese pigment producers, gains in pigment dispersants and REACH are among the key issues facing European pigment manufacturers. Read More »
Published May 10, 2007
Air Products has embarked on a major expansion of its China Technology Center in Shanghai to support the fast-growing businesses in Asia. The expanded center will further complement Air Products’ regional technology centers in Japan, Korea and… Read More »
Published April 12, 2007
At the 2007 European Coatings show to be held May 8 through 10 in Nuremberg, Germany, Cognis’ Functional Products business unit will be presenting market-ready concepts for a variety of applications in the paints, coatings and inks industry. Am… Read More »
Published April 12, 2007
Sartomer Company announced a corporate restructuring designed to enhance global customer support for companies with multinational operations. Sartomer’s new president, Dr. Luigi Colantuoni, announced the realignment.      … Read More »
Published April 4, 2007
Cognis Expands Versamid PUR Resins Cognis has expanded its range of Versamid PUR resins with new products in the Versamid PUR 1000, 1100 and 7000 series. These resins, used in for flexible packaging lamination applications, combine excellent pe… Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 4, 2007
Issues such as rising energy costs and environmental regulations are driving the market for UV/EB technologies. Read More »
Ink Companies are Being Called Upon To Help Drive Toward Carbon Labeling
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published April 4, 2007
The European printing industry and its suppliers are having to become much more active on the issue of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to public awareness about global warming. Read More »
The North American Top 20
By Staff
Published April 4, 2007
North American ink manufacturers generally reported improved results in 2006, as key printing markets enjoyed growth and raw material prices showed signs of stabilizing. Read More »
Published March 15, 2007
Elementis plc has appointed David Dutro to the board as group chief executive and announced the appointment of Greg McClatchy as President of Elementis Specialties.       Mr. Dutro was president and COO, Elementis worldwide, a p… Read More »