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Working to Modify REACH Proposals
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 12, 2005
European ink and chemical manufacturers are adding their input into the European Commission's REACH legislation. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Ultra Additives, Paterson, NJ, has expanded its international team. Curtis Down, vice president, international business, is heading the team. Mr. Downs has been with Ultra for eight years, the first six as international sales manager for Europe… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sartomer Company, Exton, PA, has expanded its Asian market leadership by appointing Steve Edwards business and marketing development manager for the Asia-Pacific region.      Mr. Edwards assumes the business and marketing responsibi… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical and Coates USA (www.sunchemical.com) introduced a variety of new ink lines during the recent CMM International in Chicago, IL.      Sun Chemical developed Spectrum gravure inks and Fidelity flexo inks to meet the n… Read More »
Ink Jet Inks Make Gains in Textiles
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Traditionally, textile printing has been the realm of screen printing, but ink Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
OM Group announced a 5 percent to 10 percent price increase for driers and additives to inks and paints, effective April 15. The increase comes in response to increased raw materials and energy costs, according to the company.… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Elementis Specialties Inc. announced a 6 percent price increase for all rheologicals, colorants, performance additives and polymers, effective May 1, 2003. According to the company, these price increases are a direct result of the increase in bus… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Michelman, Inc. announced several organizational changes. John Michelman will become chairman of the board and Steve Shifman will be the new president of Michelman, Inc. Dr. Michelman, who has been with the company for 38 years, will manage strategic… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Rohm and Haas has announced a list and off list price increase, effective April 1, or as contracts allow, for all of their acrylic copolymer emulsions, vinyl acetate containing polymers, solution polymers, stryene containing polymers and additives so… Read More »
The U.S. Top 20
By Staff
Published September 9, 2005
In spite of the continued economic challenges they are facing, some ink companies were able to find opportunities for growth in 2003. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Michelman, Inc. has named Marty Riehemann vice president – performance additives group. Mr. Riehemann has been with the company for 13 years, and has held the positions of technical sales representative, North American sales manager and global… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sartomer Company has promoted Bill Wittig, former marketing manager of monomers and oligomers, to business manager of its Specialty Polymers Group. In his new position, Mr. Wittig will oversee all business activities for the group, which supports for… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Southern Clay Products, a manufacturer and developer of smectite-based functional additives, recently received the latest ISO registration certification after a complete audit by the British Standard’s Institute.      Southern… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Bayer Chemicals has expanded its line of material protection products with the acquisition of two families of biocide chemistry.      Bayer acquired the EPA-registered active ingredient thiabendazole (TBZ) and dibromodicyanobutane (… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
2002 was essentially a flat year for pigment companies, but global politics, raw material supply and cost uncertainties, increasing competition and pricing pressures are among the concerns that are facing pigment manufacturers in 2003. Read More »
European Ink Market Faces Another Challenging Year in 2003
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
European ink producers are preparing themselves for a period of tough market conditions in 2003. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Rohm and Haas announced an off-list price increase for acrylic copolymer emulsions, solution polymers, styrene -containing polymers and additives sold to the coatings, graphic arts, paper and textile industries in North America. The increase, which r… Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While pricing pressures continue, manufacturers look for ways to differentiate their products. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Solutia, Inc. has announced that North America Santosol dimethyl ester pricing will increase $0.04/lb for all Santosol grades, subject to contract terms where applicable. The adjustment is necessary to sustain the continued process investment needed… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
UCB Chemicals has reached an agreement with Solutia to acquire Solutia’s resins, additives and adhesives activity for $500 million, plus a $10 million exclusivity fee.      The new entity is expected to become a strong global pla… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has acquired a 50 percent interest in Assemblage Intermoleculaire en Chimie Organique (AIC), a special effect pigments, additives and inks company based in Libourne, France.       AIC manufactures high-… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While 2002 offered some slight improvement in the market, 2003 remains a time of uncertainty. Still, an increasing interest in value-added products provides some possibilities. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Andrew A. Egloff, Inc. of Cincinnati, OH, will receive Ultra Additives’ agent of the year award for 2001. Mr. Egloff is responsible for sales in the printing ink industry in the midwest region of the U.S. and works under the direction of Jim Kr… Read More »
International Top Companies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As our Annual International Top Companies Report illustrates, the printing ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, U.K., Sweden, Holland, India, Belgium, Brazil and France home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Ultra Additives, Inc. announced the appointment of three new domestic sales managers. Dianna Renz has been named regional sales manager for all paint, coatings, adhesives and ink industry sales in the southeastern U.S. Prior to this appointment, she… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Ultra Additives, a member of Munzing Chemie GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany, has strengthened its position in manufacturing and supplying additives by creating a new web site, www.ultraadditives.com. This new site is designed to be an on-line link for addit… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Rohm and Haas announced a price increase for acrylic copolymer emulsions, solution acrylic copolymers and additives sold to various industries in North America. The increase, which ranges from 5 percent to 8 percent, takes effect July 1, 2002. &nbs… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Tego Coating and Ink Additives has opened its new U.S. headquarters in Hopewell, VA to serve its customers throughout the NAFTA region. This building houses all of Tego’s purchasing, customer service, marketing and technical departments. &nbs… Read More »
RadTech 2002 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Forecast is for continued growth in radiation-curing market. Read More »
Ink Jet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Opportunities for the ink jet market are tremendous for printing ink manufacturers, who are utilizing their experience in UV, screen and conventional inks as they make inroads into the industrial ink jet market. Read More »
The Flexo Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The flexo market has experienced modest growth in 2001 as a result of new innovations and increased efficiency. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Dr. Martin Feldman joined S.P. Morrell and Company following a career of more than 30 years in the coatings, ink, and plastic industries in both senior research and business management positions.      His most recent assignment was v… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
John D’Amico, the founder of Ultra Additives, passed away Oct. 22, 2001.      Mr. D’Amico founded Ultra Additives Inc. in 1952 as a paint manufacturing company. Throughout the years, he established Ultra Additives as &ldquo… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Imerys Pigments and Additives Group has announced that prices of its North American ground calcium carbonate (GCC) products will increase effective Feb. 1, 2002. The magnitude of the increase will vary by product, with increases ranging between 3 and… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sensient Technologies Corporation, Milwaukee, WI, announced that it has acquired Kimberly-Clark Printing Technology, Inc., an Escondido, CA-based manufacturer of specialty inks for ink jet and industrial applications.      The compa… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Air Products Polymers, L.P. has introduced a comprehensive emulsions web site for its customers around the world. The site–www.airproducts.com/polymers–offers instant access to detailed information on its extensive line of emulsions marke… Read More »
NAPIM Manufacturing Seminar
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
NAPIM hosts first Manufacturing Seminar during the ICE Show. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Avecia has announced the appointment of Mark Sudder as a technologist in its pigments and additives business, based in Blackley, U.K. He will provide technical marketing support for customers in the U.K. and mainland Europe.      Mr… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
In an attempt to make it easier for customers around the world to do business with them, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has added multi-lingual capabilities to its APDirect extranet portal (www.airproducts.com/apdirect). Existing and prospective cu… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
For more than 15 years, Clariant and Sanitized have been providing comprehensive solutions for the microbial protection of textiles, plastics, paper and leather. The management of the two companies has now confirmed and extended this cooperation. &n… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Clariant is offering an expanded “Product Finder” on the Internet. Under http://pa.clariant.com, visitors to the Pigments & Additives division’s homepage will have access to the company’s search engine.     … Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Dr. Peter Kuske has taken over as manager of the inks and coatings marketing department at Wolff Cellulosics. Mr. Kuske’s responsibilities include product and marketing strategies. His first assignment will be to launch free-flowing walsroder n… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Princeton, NJ-based Rockwood Specialties, Inc. announced the appointment of Vernon S. Sumner to the position of managing director of the specialty producer’s clay-based additives division. Mr. Sumner will also serve as president of Southern Cla… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Elementis Specialties has announced the appointment of the Harry Holland Company, Inc., as its distributor to the lubricants and metalworking industries in Michigan, Indiana and western Ohio. The company will be handling rheological additives.… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Polacryl, a Stamford CT-based supplier of detergent polymers, water treatment additives, dispersing agents and rheology modifiers for aqueous systems, has appointed St. Charles, IL-based Rice Chem, a division of J. Stilling Enterprises, Inc., as thei… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Dar-Tech, Inc., a distributor of pigments, functional additives, specialty additives, resins and lab instrumentation, is celebrating 50 years in business. Founded in 1951 as The Steven F. Dimlich Co., Dar-Tech serves the ink, coatings, paint, plastic… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Newly formed Dyco-Tec Products, West Chicago, IL, has unveiled its new line of additives for printing ink. The line includes 5 percent, 10 percent and 50 percent VOC paste ink solvents and TDA/TXIB substitutes; plastic ink adhesion additives; VOC ant… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Ink Systems has been making a number of significant moves. Earlier this year they moved into their new 50,000 sq. ft headquarters in Commerce, CA. They have now opened a new 20,000 sq. ft facility in Elk Grove Village, IL. This facility will house an… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Albemarle Corporation has announced the completion of its acquisition of the custom and fine chemicals businesses of ChemFirst Inc. for $74 million, plus approximately $5 million to reflect changes in the working capital actually transferred versus a… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Münzing Chemie GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany, has introduced a completely redesigned Internet homepage at www.munzing-chemie.com.      According to the company, the focus of its redesigned site is technical information, support and c… Read More »