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Published October 10, 2005
The Lubrizol Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Noveon International, Inc. in a transaction valued at $1.84 billion. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close within three mont… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Eastman Resins, Inc., Eastman Chemical Company’s resins business, will no longer sell Hydro-Rez acrylic emulsions, effective May 1.      Specific products affected are:      In the Americas: Hydro-Rez 3100, 3… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
"Consolidation's Effects and Tomorrow's Roadmap," the theme of NAPIM's Annual Convention, offered attendees an effective look at where the industry may be heading in the coming years. Read More »
Published October 4, 2005
Ultra Additives has announced that Ron Matthews and Michael Laing have joined the company as regional sales managers.      Mr. Matthews has assumed responsibility for marketing and sales promotion of the company’s PCA&I pro… Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 30, 2005
The UV/EB cure market has fared well in 2003, and as the technology becomes more widely used in new markets, the potential for growth in 2004 is promising. Read More »
The 2004 U.S Top 20
By Staff
Published September 30, 2005
While some ink manufacturers found 2003 to be another challenging year, some ink companies were able to generate strong growth. Meanwhile, the economic gains made in the fourth quarter of 2003 have ink companies optimistic about 2004. 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 »
Major Acquisitions are Transforming The European Printing Ink Industry
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 19, 2005
The European printing ink sector has been going through yet another bout of consolidation Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Pan Technology, Inc. has appointed Robert Whiteley executive vice president and general manager. Mr. Whiteley will be responsible for sales, marketing, R&D and technical service for Pan Technology’s comprehensive line of products to the pri… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Effective February 2004, Micro Powders, Inc. appointed Van Horn, Metz & Co., Inc., Conshohocken, PA to distribute their product line of high-performance wax additives in the Mid-Eastern states. This territory includes eastern Pennsylvania, southe… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Lubrizol has completed its acquisition of the additives business of Avecia, headquartered in Blackley, U.K., comprising pigment dispersants marketed under the brand names Solsperse, Solplus and Solthix.      In 2003, Avecia Additives… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Flint Ink has launched a highly concentrated color technology for water inks called X-Treme Dispersions. The new colorants increase the color strength of water ink systems by 20 percent without compromising the runnability of the ink.   … Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
DuPont has named Douglas Smith market segment manager for its custom liquid colorants and fine particle dispersions business. The business provides customers with a range of individualized services from initial development through ongoing manufacture… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
John Frijns has been appointed as managing director of EFKA Additives based in the Netherlands, effective Jan. 1. He takes over this role from Wolfgang Habel, who is retiring after having led the company for 20 years.      Mr. Frijns… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Effective Jan. 1, Micro Powders, Inc. appoints Palmer Holland, Inc., North Olmstead, OH to represent its product line of high-performance wax additives in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania, southern Indiana, West Virginia and western NY.… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
DuPont has formed a new business unit to offer custom formulated liquid colorants and fine particle dispersions to manufacturers in the plastics industry. The offering will provide customers with a range of individualized services from initial develo… 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 »
Published September 12, 2005
FedChem LLC is the first U. S. manufacturer of aluminum organic chemicals to qualify for registration to the ISO 9001:2000 With Design standard.  The company’s Bethlehem, PA facility develops and manufactures aluminum organic chemicals for… 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 »
The International Report 2003
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
The international nature of the printing ink industry is ever more apparent, as the leading ink manufacturers span the globe from Japan, the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the U.K., Holland, India, France and Brazil. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Huber Engineered Materials, Atlanta, GA, a business unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced that Jim Velordi has been named global sales director for its industrial business unit.      Mr. Velordi’s task is to create high-imp… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Ultra Additives, Paterson, NJ, has expanded its international team. Curtis Downs, 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 Europ… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
As of July 1, three business units (BU) of Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division (www.clariant.com) have new leadership: Plastic Industries, Printing Industries and Specialized Industries. Together with Coating Industries, the four BUs a… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
The E.T. Horn Company, La Mirada, CA, has entered into an exclusive agreement with King Industries (www.kingindustries.com) to represent its line of products throughout the western U.S. King manufactures a broad range of additives used in the formula… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
GraphLine Inc. and Tokyo Printing Ink Corporation have announced a strategic distribution agreement whereby GraphLine will sell, service and support Tokyo Printing Ink’s full line of Zipset printing ink, varnishes and additives throughout the U… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Dock Resins (www.dockresins), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lubrizol Corporation, has officially changed its name to Lubrizol Dock Resins.              Purchased by Lubrizol in 2002, Lubrizol Dock Resi… Read More »
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 »