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Published October 11, 2007
Harper Asia Pacific, Co., Ltd., the Asian licensed affiliate of Harper Corporation of America, announced an expansion to the capabilities of its service team in India.      Tarun Kumar Raval, a printing technologist, has joined the g… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
EFI has sold its first Jetrion 4000 UV Inkjet System to True Label, Inc., a label innovator and current Jetrion 3025 customer. True Label signed the contract for the machine last month and recently installed the press in its Toledo, OH facility. &n… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
X-Rite, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Pantone, Inc. for $180 million. The deal is expected to close in the fall of 2007.      Pantone, Inc., headquartered in Carlstadt, NJ, is an authority on color inspirat… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical has announced North American price increases up to 11 percent for commercial, publication and news inks, effective Oct. 1, 2007.      “We have se… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
Flint Group has announced the following price increases on inks in North America, effective Oct.1, 2007. The increases come as a result of a continuing and unprecedented rise in raw material, transportation and energy costs. • Publication gravu… Read More »
NPIRI Technical Conference Focuses on Inkmaker  Printer Relationship
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
The conference offered first-hand knowledge of the relationship between ink companies and printers. Read More »
The Packaging Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
As the packaging market continues to expand globally, packaging ink manufacturers are enjoying growth, although higher raw material prices and consolidation remain concerns. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
Publication printers and ink manufacturers are facing a wide variety of challenges, including a changing marketplace, higher costs and customer consolidation. Read More »
Instability of Raw Material Prices, Supply is a Major Concern for Ink Manufacturers
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 10, 2007
Although ink companies appear likely to be able to pass along higher prices to their customers, there remain serious concerns about supply and pricing. Read More »
Nanotechnology and the Ink Industry
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
The ink industry has opportunities for nanoparticles, most notably for the growing field of printed electronics. Read More »
Published September 20, 2007
Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc. has relocated its corporate headquarters and printer manufacturing operation to a 50,000 square foot facility in Brooklyn Park, MN. The new location houses sales, marketing, engineering and executive offices, an inkjet p… Read More »
Published September 19, 2007
Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), part of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced a second release of its technical brochure discussing its kaolin clay for use in industrial applications (non-paper).      “We originally produced the… Read More »
Published September 19, 2007
EFI announced its preliminary results for the second quarter of 2007. For the quarter ended June 30, 2007, the company reported record revenues of $162.5 million, up approximately 18.3 percent when compared to second quarter 2006 revenue of $137.3 mi… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2007
In recent years, stable pigment prices have helped ink manufacturers weather surging crude oil prices. The elimination of the VAT refunds on pigments in China is changing all of that. Read More »
Positioning Sun Chemical for the Future
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2007
Dr. David Hill, Sun Chemical's president and CEO, talks about the present state of the printing and ink industries as well as Sun Chemical, and what lies ahead. Read More »
Ink and Pigment Manufacturers Weigh Their Options as REACH Nears
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 11, 2007
It is becoming evident that for certain ink makers and raw materials suppliers, the task may be more difficult and expensive than expected. There is even a danger that costs will be so high that certain ink materials may have to be taken off the market. Read More »
Published September 10, 2007
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical has announced North American price increases up to 11 percent for commercial, publication and news inks effective Oct. 1, 2007.   “We have seen the return… Read More »
Published August 27, 2007
Flint Group has announced the following price increases on inks in North America, effective Oct.1, 2007. The increases come as a result of a continuing and unprecedented rise in raw material, transportation and energy costs. Publication Gravure -… Read More »
Published August 24, 2007
X-Rite, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Pantone, Inc. for $180 million. The deal is expected to close in the fall of 2007. Pantone, Inc., headquartered in Carlstadt, NJ, is an authority on color inspiration for the design… Read More »
Published August 22, 2007
EFI has sold its first Jetrion 4000 UV Inkjet System to True Label, Inc., a label innovator and current Jetrion 3025 customer. True Label signed the contract for the machine last month and recently installed the press in its Toledo, OH facility. The… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
DataLase has appointed Stuart Norton-Collins as business development manager for the UK. Mr. Norton-Collins joins DataLase to further develop the company’s growth and to achieve increased sales across the UK.      With more tha… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments Division announced a price increase on pigments globally, effective immediately. The price increase affects classical azo and phthalo, high performance, pearlescents, preparations, and flushes between 5 and 3… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
Siegwerk is now active in Nigeria, Africa’s largest market, with Siegwerk West Africa. With a major customer already in place and great interest in Siegwerk’s know-how, the unit is projected to turn profitable quickly.     … Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., an Apollo Management L.P. portfolio company, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Huntsman Corporation in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $10.6 billion, including assumption of d… Read More »
Published August 8, 2007
Graphic Packaging Corporation and the owners of Altivity Packaging, LLC have signed a definitive agreement to combine the two companies. The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2007, subject to customary shareholder and r… Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2007
In light of the major changes in the printing ink industry in recent years, 2006 was a time of relative stability as ink manufacturers continued to increase their efforts into growing markets and regions. Read More »
High-Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published August 7, 2007
As the market size grows and customers continue to demand more sophisticated technologies, the future for HPPs remains bright. Read More »
Published August 1, 2007
EFI announced its preliminary results for the second quarter of 2007. For the quarter ended June 30, 2007, the company reported record revenues of $162.5 million, up approximately 18.3% when compared to second quarter 2006 revenue of $137.3 million.… Read More »
Published July 13, 2007
An important revision to a safety standard affecting three roll printing ink mills was announced by NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAP… Read More »
Published July 13, 2007
Inter-ministerial body, Central Committee 127 (CC127), of the Government of Vietnam has extended its memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SICPA Product Security SA (SICPA) to research and deploy solutions against counterfeiting and illicit trade in… Read More »
Published July 13, 2007
Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., an Apollo Management L.P. portfolio company, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Huntsman Corporation in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $10.6 billion, including the assumption… Read More »
The Inkjet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 12, 2007
The inkjet ink market continues to enjoy excellent growth, and is poised to make additional gains as digital printing makes further inroads in areas ranging from sheetfed to packaging. Read More »
Print Suppliers Group Continues to Make Inroads
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 11, 2007
The ability to combine purchasing power, share technical knowledge and compete for and service national accounts gives Print Suppliers Group the opportunity to make gains in the marketplace. Read More »
Solid Growth Continues in Latin America
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 11, 2007
Growth in the estimated $750 million Latin American ink market continues to be strong in 2007. Read More »
Published July 10, 2007
Graphic Packaging Corporation and the owners of Altivity Packaging, LLC announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine the two companies. The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2007, subject to c… Read More »
Published June 28, 2007
Siegwerk is now active in Nigeria, Africa’s largest market, with Siegwerk West Africa. With a major customer already in place and great interest in Siegwerk’s know-how, the unit is projected to turn profitable quickly. Siegwerk West Af… Read More »
Published June 11, 2007
A new ink that is about to hit the market from Sun Chemical Screen could help users of solvent-based HP Scitex Turbojet digital superwide format presses across Europe save up to 20 percent in consumable costs.     Sun Chemical Screen&#… Read More »
Published June 11, 2007
Further broadening its ink portfolio within the digital wide-format sector, Sun Chemical Screen is introducing its S-Tech bulk ink feed system, which was developed specifically for installation on the Mimaki JV3 range of inkjet printers.  &nbs… Read More »
Published June 8, 2007
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. announced that Rockwood has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the global color pigments business of Elementis plc for approximately $140 million. The business had sales of approximately $172 million and EBITDA of $18 mi… Read More »
Published June 8, 2007
Sun Chemical has introduced Metal-Eco, the world’s first vegetable oil-based sheetfed offset metallic inks that are completely mineral oil-free.      Metal-Eco will give new focus to metallic printing, meet the most stringent… Read More »
Published June 8, 2007
EFI announced its preliminary results for the first quarter of 2007. For the quarter ended March 31, 2007, revenue was $147 million, up approximately 10 percent when compared to first quarter 2006 revenue of $134.3 million.      &ldq… Read More »
Published June 8, 2007
Inca Digital Printers has launched Inca Onset, a breakthrough in large format UV digital flatbed printing. Handling print sizes up to 3.2x1.5m (10.5x5 ft) and printing at speeds of 500 sq m/hr (5382 sq ft/hr), the automated Inca Onset delivers 100+ f… Read More »
European Pigment Report
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 6, 2007
Chinese pigment producers, gains in pigment dispersants and REACH are among the key issues facing European pigment manufacturers. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2007
Providing strong product development and expertise is helping resin manufacturers make gains in the marketplace. Read More »
Published June 4, 2007
The Lubrizol Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiaries Noveon, Inc. and Noveon Canada, Inc. have changed their names to Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., and Lubrizol Advanced Materials Canada, Inc., respectively. These name chang… Read More »
The Global Reach of REACH
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 24, 2007
There is little doubt that the European Union’s adoption of the controversial REACH regulations will have a major impact Read More »
Published May 10, 2007
After eight years as president and general manager of the narrow web leading company XSYS Print Solutions, Ewald Draaijer has decided to leave the company to pursue other activities.               &n… Read More »
Published May 10, 2007
The ‘new Siegwerk’ remains on the road to success. In the first year of completely consolidated results from the SICPA Packaging acquisition, the company achieved a revenue of €870 million ($1.15 billion).      &n… Read More »
Published May 10, 2007
EFI and Kornit Digital, Ltd. announced a joint partnership to address the growing demands of the printed textile industry as it migrates from analog to digital technologies. As part of the agreement, EFI has made a strategic investment of $3.5 millio… Read More »
Published May 10, 2007
INX International Ink Co. has formed Innovative Solutions INX (ISI), with its acquisition of Innovative Solutions, Inc., a leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of digital printers and related products.      “This repre… Read More »