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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 »
Published March 15, 2007
ALTANA AG has significantly increased consolidated sales by 18 percent to almost €3.9 billion in the business year 2006 – the last one in its former group structure. Adjusted for exchange rate, divestment and acquisition effects, ALTANA ac… Read More »
Published March 13, 2007
Tego Dispers 685 For Rad-Cure Inks Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Dispers 685, a new wetting and dispersing additive designed for preparing pigment concentrates for radiation curable industrial coatings and print… 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 »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 26, 2007
Vehicles and varnishes play a critical role in ink, and terms such as 'guts' and 'heart of the ink' speak to their importance. Ink makers rely on their suppliers to help provide the critical characteristics that printers seek. Read More »
Published January 26, 2007
ALTANA AG has significantly increased consolidated sales by 18 percent to almost €3.9 billion in the business year 2006 – the last one in its former group structure. Adjusted for exchange rate, divestment and acquisition effects, ALTANA ac… Read More »
Toyo Ink Celebrates 100 Years, Looks Ahead to the Future
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 8, 2007
As Toyo Ink commemorates its 100th anniversary, the company continues to build on its core business and branch out into a wide range of related fields. Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Smithchem & Young LLC has appointed Robert Whiteley to the newly created position of vice president, business development. Mr. Whiteley will be responsible for growing the company’s customer and supplier base in the Northeast with emphasis… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Siegwerk announced the appointment of Jimmy Garnier as managing director of the UK business based in Haydock. This move is the next logical step in Siegwerk’s strategy to underline the company's commitment to the UK and priority to optimize ope… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Siegwerk is announcing price increases of 3.5 percent for all packaging inks and coatings sold throughout the NAFTA region effective Jan. 1, 2007.      This increase comes in response to the continuing raw material increases experien… 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 »
Published December 7, 2006
Suppliers Corner Noveon Offers Carbobond 2862 Copolymer Carbobond 2862 copolymer from Noveon offers excellent adhesion to a variety of printed substrates. Ideal for blister-pack and heat-seal coating applications, Carbobond 2862 copoly… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
Troy Corporation announced the appointment of Mark Gwillim as president and COO. Mr. Gwillim will be responsible for all aspects of Troy’s operations worldwide and will have profit/loss responsibility. In addition, he will work with the specifi… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
Clariant International Ltd. and Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.,Ulsan, Korea, announced they mutually agreed to end their cooperation in antioxidants after many years of a successful partnership as of Jan. 31, 2008. The decision is a result of a strategi… Read More »
2006 Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published November 9, 2006
The landscape of the international printing ink industry has changed greatly during the past year after the major acquisitions and consolidations that occurred in 2005. Read More »
Published November 3, 2006
Flint Group Pigments, a global manufacturer of colorants and other products, has signed an agreement with Connell Bros. Company, Ltd. for distribution of its colorants and additives in the Asia/Pacific region. The partnership significantly increases… Read More »
Published October 30, 2006
Siegwerk is announcing price increases of 3.5 percent for all packaging inks and coatings sold throughout the NAFTA region effective Jan. 1, 2007. This increase comes in response to the continuing raw material increases experienced throughout all… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
Chemcentral Australia Pty., Ltd. announced that it is now representing the C.P. Hall Company in Australia and New Zealand.      The C. P. Hall Company is a leading supplier of performance additives to the polymer and personal care in… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
To meet the rising demand for environmentally friendly high-performance rheology additives, Cognis has now consolidated the European production of its DSX range of rheology additives at its site in Castellbisbal, near Barcelona.     … Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
In response to rising costs of raw materials, energy, and logistics, the Pigments & Additives Division of Clariant announced global price increases for several of its products, effective Oct. 1, 2006.      The Pigments & Addi… Read More »
Published September 13, 2006
Cytec Launches Energy Curable Products Cytec Industries has launched four new energy curable products for the North American packaging industry. Viaflex 410 is a non-initiated letdown vehicle designed for use in UV/EB flexographic inks and coati… Read More »
Published September 13, 2006
 ALTANA AG increased first-half consolidated sales in 2006 by 24 percent to €1.93 billion. This growth is due to the very good operating performance of ALTANA Pharma and ALTANA Chemie. The acquisition of the ECKART Group also contributed to… 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 »
Published August 11, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals announced that the agreed sale of its Textile Effects business to Huntsman Corporation was completed at the end of June 2006.      The business, including its assets and liabilities, was sold for CHF 332 mil… Read More »
Published August 3, 2006
ALTANA AG increased first-half consolidated sales in 2006 by 24% to €1.93 billion. This growth is due to the very good operating performance of ALTANA Pharma and ALTANA Chemie. The acquisition of the ECKART Group also contributed to this excelle… Read More »
Published July 7, 2006
Membrana Offers Radial Flow SuperPhobic Membrana now offers the SuperPhobic 2 x 6 Membrane Contactor, an all polyolefin degassing device that is resistant to many aggressive ink and coating solutions and various solvents.     … Read More »
Published June 19, 2006
Eighteen months after the signing of the joint venture agreement between Clariant and Hangzhou Baihe Chemical Co. Ltd. for the production of high-performance (HP) pigments in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China, the new facility goes on stream.… Read More »