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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 »
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 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 »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
The development of new environmentally friendly technologies is helping suppliers offset higher raw material costs and the economic downturn. Read More »
Published November 24, 2008
The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA signed a contract to acquire the Dutch manufacturer of wax additives, Dick Peters B.V. The company, which is located in Denekamp, the Netherlands, is a subsidiary of the Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant.… Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Publication ink manufacturers are trying to balance higher costs with the need for new products as they try to help their customers meet the demands of the changing marketplace. Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
Published February 13, 2008
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. closed the acquisition of Penreco, a Texas general partnership, on Jan. 3, 2008 for approximately $267 million in cash, excluding customary post-closing purchase price adjustments.      Penre… Read More »
Published January 11, 2008
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. closed the acquisition of Penreco, a Texas general partnership for approximately $267 million in cash, excluding customary post-closing purchase price adjustments. Penreco was owned by ConocoPhillips Compa… 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 »
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 »
Published February 6, 2007
Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY, in 1971, and then relocated to Scarsdale, NY. In 1989, the company moved its… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 7, 2006
For manufacturers of waxes, solvents and additives, 2006 was a year of mixed results, as business picked up but raw material prices remain a concern. Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2006
Led by crude oil, prices for key ink ingredients across the spectrum are rising dramatically, leading companies to wonder when, and if, prices will eventually stabilize. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 12, 2005
Raw material pricing pressures continue, while supply issues have stabilized. Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 16, 2005
Attendees gather in Las Vegas to examine 'Future Directions in Printing Ink' Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Degussa will increase the prices for its Fischer Tropsch waxes (Vestowax H 100, 1050, 200 and 2050) by an average of 9 percent effective June 1. This adjustment is necessary due to elevated energy, freight and logistic costs.… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Shamrock Technologies, Inc. has consolidated and expanded its corporate offices, laboratories and manufacturing facilities in the historic Ironbound section of Newark, NJ. Located at Foot of Pacific Street, the contact phone number is (973) 242-2999.… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
Increased raw material costs and supply issues are leading to serious concerns over pricing. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
While 2004 was generally a better year for ink manufacturers, raw material pricing and supply pressures remain a significant concern heading into 2005. Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 21, 2005
While pricing of key ingredients remains a concern, availability is becoming a serious issue for the ink industry, as the supply of key raw materials such as acrylic acid is not keeping up with demand. Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Warren Pushaw has been appointed president of Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) effective June 1, 2004. A chemist and 22-year veteran of Micro Powders, Mr. Pushaw has served in various positions, most recently as technical director, vice president and… Read More »
The European Pigment Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 10, 2005
European pigment manufacturers are developing new product and software innovations to meet the increasing demand for color. Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 19, 2005
As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 13, 2005
Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Effective Jan. 1, Johnson Polymer is implementing a price increase of $0.02 to $0.04 per pound on emulsions, resin solutions, additives and waxes; $0.04 per pound on polyurethane dispersions and urethane-acrylic hybrids; and $0.04 - $0.06 per pound o… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Most companies found that 2003 was a slight improvement over 2002. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Spectra Colors Corp. has been presented with the “Excellence in Customer Service Award for 2003” from Sanford Corporation, the world’s largest writing instrument manufacturer/marketer and the maker of Sharpie markers and PaperMate b… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
While the raw material market is showing some signs of beginning to correct itself as some price increases have been announced, the question of whether the ink industry can support such increases remains uncertain. 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 »
Published September 9, 2005
BASF has increased the capacity of its production facilities for waxes and wax emulsions at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, site by 10,000 tons per year. The company now has a total production capacity of 45,000 tons per year. BASF intends to consolidate… 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 »
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 »
UV/EB Update
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Despite the economic downturn, the radiation-curing industry continues to flourish, and many new opportunities for UV and EB are being developed. Read More »
Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As the economy continues to struggle, printing ink companies are looking toward their suppliers for support. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
The resins business line, a part of the coatings & colorants business unit of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, has recently completed a restructuring of its organization with the formation of three product lines: advanced adhesives, precoated metal a… 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
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 »
The European Ink Market Overview
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Printing ink manufacturers are hoping to raise prices this year, but they are concerned about uncertainty in advertising trends. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
The New York Printing Ink Manufacturers Association (NYPIMA) and  the New York Printing Ink and Pigments Club (NYPIPC) have announced that as of January 2001, they have combined to form the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA).… Read More »
By David Savastano, Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Two years ago, Larry Weissman was hired by Shamrock Technologies owner Bill Neuberg to become the company’s new CEO and president. Mr. Weissman had followed the same path taken by Jack Gallagher, who had left Elementis after it had purchased Rh… Read More »
Providing Added Value to the Ink Industry
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
NPIRI's 44th Technical Conference offers new short courses and timely information to attendees. Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Rising crude oil prices have led to cost increases that practically span the raw material spectrum. Read More »
The Year In Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
The printing ink industry faces major consolidations, price concerns as it heads into 2000. Read More »
R&D: A Must for Success
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Ink suppliers and manfacturers would not be where they are today if it wasn't for R&D labs. Read More »
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