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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 »
UV/EB Inks are Enjoying Strong Growth Throughout Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published April 4, 2008
UV/EB inks are growing much faster than conventional inks throughout Europe, as tighter regulatory controls, higher quality are driving growth. Read More »
Published March 28, 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 March 25, 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 Atlanta, GA manufacturin… Read More »
Published March 18, 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 March 12, 2008
Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp. will be transitioning the brand names of its Tego products to Reaxis, to align with its enhanced company identity. These changes will not affect the quality and types of products available. As always, Goldschmidt… Read More »
Published March 12, 2008
The National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement, which outlines the details of a prospective merger of the two organizations.    &nb… Read More »
Published March 12, 2008
Siegwerk has established a Center of Competence for Flexible Packaging in Shanghai. “This concentration of know-how is part of Siegwerk’s Asia strategy,” CEO Herbert Forker said. “It enables us to significantly support all act… Read More »
Published March 12, 2008
Flint Group announced the formation of the new global business unit Flint Group Flexographic Products. It combines Flint Group Printing Plates activities with the rotec sleeve business, which was included in the acquisition of Day International in 20… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 12, 2008
In reviewing the 100th anniversary year for Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co. Ltd., two landmark events stand out among a lengthy list of accomplishments that took place in 2007, according to Fusao Ito, president of the Toyo Ink Group in America.  &nbs… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
Although pigment companies generally noted that 2007 was a relatively good year for the industry, there are also numerous concerns for the future, including raw material costs, the economy, the elimination of the VAT in China and environmental mandates. Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
For flexo ink manufacturers, 2007 was a good year, as packaging continues to show growth and the interest in the environment draws attention to water-based and UV flexo inks. Read More »
The European Ink Report
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 10, 2008
European ink manufacturers are bracing for a challenging year, although there are opportunities for growth in some regions and markets. Read More »
Published March 3, 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 February 27, 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 release of thi… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 25, 2008
Panel of print leaders will be a highlight of upcoming convention, April 11-14 in Indian Wells, CA. Read More »
Published February 13, 2008
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. closed the acquisition of Penreco, a Texas general partnership, on Jan. 3, 2008 for approximately $267 million in cash, excluding customary post-closing purchase price adjustments.      Penre… Read More »
Published February 11, 2008
Sensient Technologies Corporation reported that diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2007 rose 18.2 percent to 39 cents, compared to 33 cents in last year's fourth quarter. Diluted earnings per share for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2… Read More »
Published February 8, 2008
Flint Group announced the formation of the new global business unit Flint Group Flexographic Products. It combines the Flint Group Printing Plates activities with the rotec sleeve business, which was included in the Flint Group acquisition of Day Int… Read More »
Published February 6, 2008
Siegwerk has established a Center of Competence for Flexible Packaging in Shanghai. “This concentration of know-how is part of Siegwerk’s Asia strategy," CEO Herbert Forker said. “It enables us to significantly support all acti… Read More »
Published February 5, 2008
The National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement, which outlines the details of a prospective merger of the two organizations. The agreement desc… Read More »
The UV Inkjet Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 4, 2008
Digital technologies continue to make gains in printing, and UV inkjet is particularly well positioned to increase its share of this growing market. Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 1, 2008
The role of vehicles and varnishes is a critical one, and suppliers are developing new technologies while also facing increasingly higher raw material costs. Read More »
The Milling Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published February 1, 2008
Milling equipment manufacturers are seeing particular interest in process improvements and new technologies, including nanotechnology. Read More »
Published January 31, 2008
In reviewing the 100th anniversary year for Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co. Ltd., two landmark events stand out among a lengthy list of accomplishments that took place in 2007, according to Fusao Ito, president of the Toyo Ink Group in America. "T… Read More »
Published January 24, 2008
For the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007, EFI  reported revenues of $152 million, down approximately 1 percent when compared to  fourth quarter 2006 revenue of $153.4 million.  For the year ended Dec. 31, 2007, revenues were $620.6 million… Read More »
Published January 17, 2008
EFI has completed a strategic investment in Raster Printers. Founded in 2004, Raster Printers offers a line of environmentally-friendly UV wide format printers marketed under the brand name Daytona.      “Raster Printers, under… Read More »
Published January 17, 2008
HP announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NUR Macroprinters Ltd., a manufacturer of industrial wide-format digital inkjet printers.      Based in Lod, Israel, NUR is a leading supplier of UV-curable and solven… Read More »
Published January 11, 2008
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. closed the acquisition of Penreco, a Texas general partnership for approximately $267 million in cash, excluding customary post-closing purchase price adjustments. Penreco was owned by ConocoPhillips Compa… Read More »
The Sheetfed Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 3, 2008
Despite concerns over raw material costs and consolidation among customers, ink manufacturers believe there are opportunities ahead for the sheetfed market. Read More »
Move Toward Eco-Friendly Products is Likely to Lead to Increased Costs
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published January 3, 2008
European ink manufacturers are seeing increasing interest in environmentally friendly products. However, the cost of renewable resources is rising, and it will likely lead to higher prices. Read More »
Published December 12, 2007
HP announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NUR Macroprinters Ltd., a manufacturer of industrial wide-format digital inkjet printers. Based in Lod, Israel, NUR is a leading supplier of UV-curable and solvent inkjet printers f… Read More »
Published December 5, 2007
With technical sessions including Green Chemistry, Renewable Resources, Impact of REACH, Nanomaterials, Kinetics, Electronics Chemistry, Graphic Arts, Wood Coatings, High Performance Coatings and more, RadTech, the Association for Ultraviolet (UV) an… Read More »
Published December 5, 2007
X-Rite, Inc. has completed the purchase of Pantone, Inc. for a purchase price of $180 million.  The transaction was funded exclusively with cash, financed through new borrowings.      Pantone, Inc., headquartered in Carlstadt, N… Read More »
Published December 5, 2007
EFI’s breakthrough superwide format products garnered two key awards at SGIA, held in Orlando, FL. The revolutionary new VUTEk QS3200r and eco-friendly VUTEk 3360 with BioVu Inks earned recognition during the exposition.     &nb… Read More »