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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 »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
High-Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published August 6, 2008
Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase. Read More »
Published July 24, 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 July 24, 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. En… Read More »
Published July 17, 2008
Visitors attending Labelexpo Americas  2008 will be introduced to new innovative products from Sun Chemical that will help label and narrow web printers and brand owners improve productivity, incorporate security and leverage technologies like p… Read More »
Published July 16, 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 July 16, 2008
MetalFX Technology – a Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp. subsidiary – has named Al Johnson as technical manager – Americas. Prior to joining MetalFX, Mr. Johnson held management positions with Schawk, EFI and Pitman Company.  &nbs… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Sun Chemical has signed a partnership contract with Fogra, the graphic technology research association based in Munich, Germany, to contribute to the association’s activities in the certification of offset print shops according to Process Stand… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, announced at drupa the development of new and novel ink chemistry specifically designed for curing under exposure to UV light from LED sources. In laboratory tests, line speeds in single pass applicati… Read More »
Published July 11, 2008
Dow Chemical to buy Rohm and Haas Read More »
The Inkjet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
The growth of digital technologies was very much evident at drupa 2008, and inkjet ink manufacturers continue to find new growth opportunities. Read More »
CPMA
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
Color is a tremendously important aspect of our daily lives, and there are many challenges ahead for the pigment industry. Read More »
Q&A with Gans Ink & Supply
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
This year's Ault Award honoree offers his views on the changes occurring in the printing and ink industries, as well as the opportunities going forward. Read More »
Energy Efficiency, Sustainability are Key Topics at drupa 2008
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published July 1, 2008
With an eye toward the soaring cost of energy and the increasing interest in sustainability, exhibitors at drupa 2008 emphasized new technologies. Read More »
Published June 10, 2008
Sun Chemical has signed a partnership contract with Fogra, the graphic technology research association based in Munich, Germany, to contribute to the association’s activities in the certification of offset print shops according to Process Stand… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Directly on the heels of Megaink’s big news regarding a joint venture with INX International, the Czech Republic-based ink company announced the release of its ground-breaking product, BioMG ink, for two Mutoh printer models.    &nbs… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Sun Chemical announced that Label Makers has become the first UK customer to benefit from Sun Chemical’s Solaris Colorsat automatic ink mixing and dispensing system. The company has installed the machine to optimize its inventory control and in… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Sensient Technologies reported that diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2008 rose 16.2 percent to 43 cents, compared to 37 cents in the prior year’s comparable period. Revenue reached a record level of $307.4 million, up 7.8 per… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
EFI announced its results for the first quarter of 2008. For the quarter ended March 31, 2008, the company reported revenues of $136.6 million, compared to first quarter 2007 revenue of $147.8 million.      Non-GAAP net income was $1… Read More »
RadTech 2008 Showcases UV, EB Technologies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
The UV and EB markets have enjoyed excellent growth in recent years Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
As the Asia-Pacific region continues to enjoy economic expansion, led by China and India, printing ink manufacturers are enjoying strong growth throughout the region. Read More »
Published June 4, 2008
Rohm and Haas Offers New Dispersing Resins Rohm and Haas recently introduced two high-efficiency dispersing resin products for organic pigments in aqueous media. These new styrene, acrylic-based polymers, Morcryl 410 and Morcryl 460 Plus dispersin… Read More »
Published June 3, 2008
Sun Chemical named Brian Leen president, North American Inks. In this role, Mr. Leen will oversee all of Sun Chemical’s North American inks businesses, including Kohl & Madden, Rycoline, US Ink, and North American Packaging.   &ldqu… Read More »
Published June 3, 2008
SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, has announced at drupa the development of new and novel ink chemistry specifically designed for curing under exposure to UV light from LED sources. In laboratory tests line speeds in single pass applic… Read More »
Published June 3, 2008
After making headlines in March of this year by announcing its merger with INX International, Megaink Digital a.s. has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Fujifilm Sericol Australia. This move will allow Australian wide format ink users a… Read More »
Published May 30, 2008
At drupa 2008, Sun Chemical is presenting a unique range of cutting-edge technologies and customer-focused services for the whole packaging industry, highlighting its expertise and capabilities as a single source supplier.   Under the theme &l… Read More »
Published May 30, 2008
A breakthrough in UV curing inks for sheetfed offset printing has been unveiled by Sun Chemical as part of its growing commitment to customers and the environment. Commercial production has started for a world-first ‘eco-friendly’ UV ink,… Read More »
Published May 30, 2008
EFI is previewing the VUTEk DS Series digital screen printer at drupa 2008. This high speed, flatbed UV printer provides a digital solution for the production of POP-quality graphics at breakthrough speed with the advantages of UV technology and digi… Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
Sun Chemical is partnering with Energy Sciences Inc (ESI), the world’s leading electron beam supplier, and Comexi Group, a global supplier of machines dedicated to the flexible packaging sector, to showcase the WetFlex flexographic printing tec… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
In order to ramp up its efforts in the North American graphic arts (GA) market, EFI has appointed Bill Bieger sales director for North America/GA Solutions. Mr. Bieger will concentrate his efforts on solutions in areas where EFI has seen the most opp… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
Sakata Inx worldwide operations announced an agreement with the ownership group of Czech Republic-based Megaink Digital a.s., taking a majority interest in Megaink Digital a.s. The company will offer customers a broad spectrum of digital ink products… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
Faster turn-around time for customers, convenient and controlled product testing and streamlined distribution and warehousing are just some of the benefits Flint Group and its customers will gain from the company’s new $2 million Atlanta, GA ma… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
EFI announced the commercial release of its new 3M Piezo Inkjet Ink Series 2800 UV for use with EFI’s VUTEk QS2000 and QS3200 superwide printers and a wide range of opaque, clear and translucent 3M media.       “The… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Higher raw material prices, led by crude oil, continue to impact resin manufacturers, but the surge in new product development is helping to drive sales growth. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers Take to the Stage at drupa 2008
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Global ink companies are preparing to showcase their new products and services to an estimated 400,000 attendees during drupa 2008. Read More »
The RFID Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
The RFID market continues to enjoy excellent growth as adaptation of the technology expands rapidly, and some major ink manufacturers are well-positioned to grow within the conductive ink marketplace. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
For a variety of reasons, partnering with customers has become ever more important in business. As a result of economic pressures, some companies have cut back on their research capabilities, which means that resources are scarcer. Also, there is a c… Read More »
Published April 24, 2008
EFI announced today its results for the first quarter of 2008. For the quarter ended March 31, 2008, the company reported revenues of $136.6 million, compared to first quarter 2007 revenue of $147.8 million. Non-GAAP net income was $11.8 million or… Read More »
Published April 24, 2008
Sensient Technologies Corporation reported that diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2008 rose 16.2 percent to 43 cents, compared to 37 cents in the prior year's comparable period. Revenue reached a record level of $307.4 million, up 7… Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
Toyo Ink America, LLC has launched UV Kaleido Ink, the new zero-VOC, ultraviolet-curable system in the Kaleido Ink series of wide-gamut inks. Kaleido Ink formulations expand the CMYK gamut to nearly the full Adobe RGB gamut, resulting in inks that… Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
Diamond Sheffield Ltd. has just undergone a management buyout. The Diamond brand of dispersions for inkjet inks has been bought by the two executive directors, Pete Callahan and Sue Wright.      “It was our business idea from… Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
With its impact in the printing industry growing steadily, the Print Suppliers Group (PSG) has announced the addition of three new members. Reflecting the increasing need for modest-sized ink suppliers to combine their sourcing power, the growth of P… Read More »
Published April 16, 2008
Dong Yang Ink and Inksolutions LLC announced the completion of testing on the Aronon-T series offset process ink and full certification and compliancy of the global ISO-2846-1/G7 standards conducted by PIA/GATF.      G7 methods are… Read More »
2008 Companies to Watch
By Staff
Published April 8, 2008
Editor’s Note: There are a growing number of companies in the printing ink industry that deserve attention. Here, in alphabetical order, are a few of the companies that deserve notice: Braden Sutphin Ink Co. 3650 E. 93rd St. Clevelan… Read More »
Published April 8, 2008
Hall 4, Exhibit C11 is a “must see” for designers and brand marketers as well as printers, converters and other drupa visitors looking for new ways to achieve higher-impact and more precisely and efficiently produced packaging and commerc… Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 7, 2008
Despite higher raw materials and operational costs that continue to impact the printing ink industry, many North American ink companies were able to show some growth during 2007. Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 4, 2008
Rising energy costs and environmental regulations continue to drive the market for UV/EB technologies. Read More »