David Savastano, Editor || April 3, 2014 The pigment industry has seen plenty of consolidation in recent years, whether it is their customers, its suppliers or the pigment industry itself. Speaking with pigment industry leaders, consolidation will continue to be a fact of life.
Sean MIlmo, European Editor || May 1, 2013 It is a difficult time for many manufacturers and distributors of pigments to printing ink producers in Europe, not only because of poor demand due to an economic slowdown in the region but also increasing regulatory pressures.
At the same time,…
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || 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.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || March 14, 2006 Pigment manufacturers are facing numerous challenges, including tighter margins, higher raw material and operating costs, overcapacity and offshore competition. How these challenges are met will determine which companies will ultimately succeed.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor || September 9, 2005 As printing ink manufacturers are challenged to offer newer color choices and higher performance options, they are turning to high performance and special effect pigments to meet this need.
In recent years, the raw material market has been extremely challenging for ink manufacturers and their purchasing executives, who found themselves dealing with dramatic shifts in pricing and availability. When the ingredient market did begin to show…