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Published February 3, 2009
Megaink Digital AS, a member of INX Digital, the digital arm of INX International Ink Co., announced the global availability of fourth-generation OEM color-matched BioMG inks for the Roland SJ line of printers.      BioMG inks are ma… 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
Companies and brand owners using ultraviolet (UV) invisible ink technology to protect their products against counterfeiting could be leaving themselves open to problems due to the widespread, illegitimate availability of the technology.   &… 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 »
Printed Electronics USA 2008 Showcases Potential of New Technology
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 2, 2009
Opportunities for printed electronics continue to emerge, with companies ranging from BASF, DuPont, Nokia and Evonik to innovative manufacturers such as Soligie, Konarka, Kovio and Plextronics offering looks at what the future may hold. Read More »
Published January 30, 2009
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) announced that it closed its previously announced sale of a portion of its real estate in Foster City, CA, to Gilead Sciences, Inc.. Pursuant to this transaction the company sold certain real property to Gilead fo… Read More »
Published January 15, 2009
Megaink Digital AS, a member of INX Digital, the digital arm of INX International Ink Co., today announced the global availability of fourth generation OEM color-matched BioMG inks for the Roland® SJ line of printers. BioMG inks are made from… Read More »
Published January 7, 2009
Companies and brand owners using ultra-violet (UV) invisible ink technology to protect their products against counterfeiting could be leaving themselves open to problems due to the widespread, illegitimate availability of the technology.  &nbs… 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
Sartomer Company and R.M. Ferguson Specialty Chemicals, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, recently marked their 40th anniversary of working together to promote photocure monomers, resins and other products used in rubber, adhesive, coatings, inks and other… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Following the analysis of all tender declarations, BASF announced the definitive interim result of its public tender offer to shareholders of Ciba Holding AG, Basel, Switzerland. Up to the end of the offer period on Oct. 28, 2008, a total of 46,022,7… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
EFI has reached an agreement to sell a portion of its Foster City, CA campus for $137.5 million to Gilead Sciences, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in January 2009, subject to various closing conditions.      On May 29, 200… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Van Son Holland Ink Corporation introduced Vs3 XS inks, an enhancement option to the popular Vs3 ink, at Graph Expo 2008. As part of the Vs series, the Vs3 XS inks were developed to be a more robust version of the already versatile and vibrant Vs3 in… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
For ink manufacturers, 2008 finished on a difficult note, as the economy and the state of raw materials took its toll. Still, there is a sense of cautious optimism going into 2009, as �green� products and new technologies offer opportunities. Read More »
With New Silicon-Based Inks, Kovio is Poised to Make Gains in PE
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
Kovio is one of the emerging success stories in the PE field. In October, the company announced the development of the world’s first silicon ink-based RFID tag and the company’s printed silicon RFID platform for item-level intelligence. 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 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
EFI and its superwide format printer unit VUTEk recently obtained a sweeping victory in its defense of a patent lawsuit filed by Leggett & Platt, Inc.      The Federal Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled decisively and re… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
Toyo Ink Mfg. America, LLC, a member of the Toyo Ink Group, will be exhibiting at this year’s Pack Expo International from Nov. 9-13 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.      “Toyo Ink is one of the w… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
EFI has agreed to acquire the remaining interest in Raster Printers it does not currently own for approximately $3 million in net cash proceeds plus an additional cash earn out amount contingent upon achieving certain performance targets. The transac… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Examines Sustainability and the Environment
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Ink manufacturers, suppliers, printers and print buyers were on hand to discuss the sustainability and environmental issues during NPIRI�s annual technical conference. Read More »
The Energy-Curable Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Despite raw material pricing and supply issues, UV- and EB-curable inks and coatings enjoy growth in the marketplace, while LED-curable technologies offer new opportunities. Read More »
Published November 5, 2008
Following the analysis of all tender declarations, BASF announced the definitive interim result of its public tender offer to shareholders of Ciba Holding AG, Basel, Switzerland. Up to the end of the offer period on Oct. 28, 2008, a total of 46,022,7… Read More »
Published November 2, 2008
Van Son Holland Ink Corporation announced the official launch of its waterless Vs4 ink. Specially designed to meet waterless printing needs, the Vs4 inks offer consistency and efficiency to printers and aid in the reduction of waste materials and ink… Read More »
Published October 24, 2008
EFI has reached an agreement to sell a portion of its Foster City, CA campus for $137.5 million to Gilead Sciences, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in January 2009, subject to various closing conditions. On May 29, 2008, EFI announced it h… Read More »
Published October 21, 2008
Van Son Holland Ink Corporation is introducing Vs3 XS inks, an enhancement option to the popular Vs3 ink, at Graph Expo 2008, scheduled for Oct. 26-29 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. As part of the well-respected Vs series, the Vs3 XS inks were d… Read More »
Published October 15, 2008
EFI has agreed to acquire the remaining interest in Raster Printers it does not currently own for approximately $3 million in net cash proceeds plus an additional cash earn out amount that is contingent upon achieving certain performance targets. The… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
In the first six months of 2008, Cognis increased the net sales of its core businesses by 7 percent to €1.533 billion compared with the same period in 2007. On an organic basis, sales grew by 12 percent. All three strategic business units that f… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
BASF has announced a public tender offer for all outstanding shares of Ciba Holding AG at CHF 50.00 per Ciba share. The offer equates to a premium of 64.3 percent over the volume-weighted average price of Ciba shares over the last 60 trading days and… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
Toyo Ink Mfg. America, LLC, a member of the Toyo Ink Group, announced today that it will be exhibiting at this year’s Pack Expo International from Nov. 9-13 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, Booth E-9036.   The pa… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Higher raw material costs and the weakening economy have impacted the packaging market, although there are also opportunities for growth. Read More »
The Growing Market for Solar Cells
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Printing is playing a key role in the development of low-cost flexible thin-film solar cells, and ink companies are creating novel new technologies for this fast-growing market. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
The printing ink industry continues to feel the effects of higher raw material and energy costs. Even the news that crude oil prices came down in the past month provided very little benefit, as the ink industry and its suppliers find themselves with… Read More »
Published September 26, 2008
EFI and its superwide format printer unit VUTEk recently obtained a sweeping victory in its defense of a patent lawsuit filed by Leggett & Platt, Inc. The Federal Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled decisively and recently concluded that… Read More »
Published September 15, 2008
Public tender offer by BASF for Ciba Read More »
Published September 14, 2008
INX International Ink Co. will feature an automated ink dispensing system with its extensive range of corrugated printing inks at SuperCorrExpo (booth 2030).  The show runs from Sept. 22-26 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Conference Center.… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Wacker Chemie AG will discontinue the production of its Pioloform polymer binders effective Sept. 30, 2008, citing limited expectations for polyvinyl butyral growth in industrial applications such as coatings, paints and printing ink. At the same tim… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
EFI announced that its Jetrion 3025 Inkjet System successfully enabled the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPMC) to print 13 million tickets for the 2008 Summer Olympics with radio-frequency identification (RFID) and variable data o… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF)  announced that Sun Chemical was awarded a 2008 InterTech Technology Award for its Platinum White technology, a UV flexo white ink that improves the productivity of conv… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
EFI and Mutoh announced that Mutoh has named EFI-Inkware as the manufacturer and supplier of MUBIO inks to Mutoh worldwide. MUBIO inks are a low viscosity version of EFI-Inkware’s BioWare inks and are the only inks to be recognized by the U.S.… Read More »
Preparing for REACH
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 3, 2008
As European ink companies and their suppliers continue the pre-registration phase of REACH, they also are considering the impact of the legislation on raw materials, formulations and the ink industry as a whole. Read More »
New Inkjet Technologies Take Aim at Sheetfed Offset Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 3, 2008
Having made major gains in the large format segment at the expense of screen printing, inkjet is now poised to make further inroads in the sheetfed market. Read More »
Published August 29, 2008
Flint Group Flexographic Products, the culmination of Flint Group Printing Plates and the rotec sleeve business, introduces its latest plate and sleeve technology to the North American market at Labelexpo Americas 2008, in Rosemont, IL, booth 5713.… Read More »
Published August 12, 2008
EFI announced that its Jetrion 3025 Inkjet System successfully enabled the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPMC) to print 13 million tickets for the 2008 Summer Olympics with radio-frequency identification (RFID) and variable data o… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Rohm and Haas Company has entered into an agreement with the Dow Chemical Company, under which Dow will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rohm and Haas common stock for $78 per share in cash or more than $15 billion. Under the terms of agreeme… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Ashland Inc. and Hercules Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ashland would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Hercules for $18.60 per share in cash and 0.093 of a share of Ashland common stock for each share of Her… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Visitors attending Labelexpo Americas 2008 will be introduced to innovative products from Sun Chemical that will help label and narrow web printers and brand owners improve productivity, incorporate security and leverage technologies like printed ele… Read More »
A conversation with: Kunio Sakuma, Toyo Ink
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
During drupa, Kunio Sakuma, president and CEO of Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd. reflected on the Kunio Sakuma  nature of Toyo Ink’s business.   “Our business focus is divided into two parts,” Mr.… Read More »
Drupa 2008 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
Drupa 2008 was another huge show, with nearly 391,000 visitors from 138 countries checking out the 1,971 exhibits, and leading international ink manufacturers were well represented, showcasing innovative new products and services. Read More »