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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 »
Published February 3, 2009
Sun Chemical increased prices for packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news inks in Canada between 5-12 percent effective January 1, 2009. “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Flint Group announced a 15 percent price increase for web offset inks with immediate effect, latest by Jan. 1, 2009.      “Whilst the price of oil has fallen in recent weeks, the cost of other raw materials such as pigments, in… Read More »
The Milling Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published February 2, 2009
As a result of the economic downturn, milling and mixing manufacturers are further emphasizing the importance of service and new technologies. Read More »
Published December 29, 2008
Flint Group has announced a 15 percent price increase for web offset inks with immediate effect, latest by Jan. 1, 2009. "Whilst the price of oil has fallen in recent weeks the cost of other raw materials such as pigments, intermediates, re… Read More »
Published December 15, 2008
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 be… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Ashland Inc. has completed its acquisition of Hercules Inc. Each share of Hercules common stock outstanding was exchanged for $18.60 in cash and 0.093 of a share of Ashland common stock.      “This is a landmark day for our co… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Sun Chemical implemented a 7 percent price increase for publication inks in North America effective Dec. 1, 2008.       “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, res… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Sun Chemical will increase prices for packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news inks in Canada between 5-12 percent effective January 1, 2009. The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… 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 25, 2008
Sartomer Offers Urethane Acrylate Oligomer for Lithographic Inks Sartomer Company has launched CN9167US, an aromatic urethane acrylate specifically designed for UV/EB lithographic inks. It can also be used in pigmented and non-pigmented UV/EB co… 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 »
Published November 7, 2008
Joseph Chai was promoted to vice president and general manager, Performance Coatings. Since March 2005, Mr. Chai held the position of vice president, Asia Pacific, Lubrizol Advanced Materials and was based in Shanghai, China. He joined Lubrizol in 19… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
Steve Kirk was elevated to senior vice president and COO, in charge of both Lubrizol Additives (LZA) and Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM) business segments.      Mr. Kirk was elected senior vice president of The Lubrizol Corporati… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
Effective immediately, the Plastic Additives, Benzoic Acid & Derivatives Business of Velsicol Chemical Corporation will be known as Genovique Specialties Corporation.      “The Plastic Additives, Benzoic Acid and Derivativ… Read More »