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Ink Manufacturers, Suppliers Continue to Navigate REACH
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 31, 2009
European authorities received 2.6 million pre-registrations for chemicals, a sign that the complexities of REACH will likely need to be sorted out in the future. Read More »
Published March 31, 2009
New Fiery GM and general counsel add diversified talent to EFI 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 12, 2009
Printing Industries of America, formerly PIA/GATF (Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation) and the world’s largest graphic communications association, has announced a new name, logo and tagline.     … Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) has 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 Gil… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
EFI announced its results for the fourth quarter of 2008. For the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008, the company reported revenues of $135.3 million, compared to fourth quarter 2007 revenues of $152 million. The company also announced that in the fourth qu… 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 »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 11, 2009
Although 2009 looks to be a difficult year for ink manufacturers, there are also new opportunities as well. 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 March 3, 2009
Flint Group announced a customer oriented organization structure aimed at enabling customers to have full access to Flint Group’s broad product portfolio. Read More »
Published March 2, 2009
Superior Printing Ink has responded to unprecedented customer demand for greener printing with the market launch of Biolocity. Read More »
Published February 25, 2009
Sun Chemical is launching SunLase, an advanced color-change ink designed for inline patch printing and then subsequent marking with laser technology. Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
EFI announced its results for the fourth quarter of  2008. For the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008, the company reported revenues of  $135.3 million, compared to fourth quarter 2007 revenues of $152.0 million.  The company also announced t… Read More »
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 »