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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 »
Published December 5, 2007
Ink solutions that help screen and digital printers run more efficiently and improve quality were on display at Sun Chemical’s booth at SGIA 2007.       Sun Chemical’s product portfolio of inks, coatings and equipme… Read More »
Published December 5, 2007
INX International Ink Co. announced that it is partnering with Gould Paper (Canada), Ltd. to distribute ink and coating products throughout western Canada via Gould outlets in Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg.       &ld… Read More »
Published December 5, 2007
EFI announced its results for the third quarter of 2007. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2007, the company reported revenues of $158.3 million, up approximately 15 percent when compared to third quarter 2006 revenue of $138.2 million. For the nine mo… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 27, 2007
For most ink manufacturers, 2007 was a good year, although there remains much uncertainty regarding raw material costs and consolidation among printers. Meanwhile, a number of new leaders took the helm during the year. Read More »
Published November 27, 2007
Tego Offers Micronized Waxes for Printing Inks Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced two new micronized waxes designed to improve scratch resistance and anti-blocking properties in printing inks and coatings. Vestowax X 41… Read More »
Consolidation is Impacting the European Publication Printing Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 27, 2007
Europe’s publication printing sector seems to be entering a new phase of restructuring after the decision by Canada’s Quebecor World Inc. in November to divest all of its European printing operations.   &nbs… Read More »
The Metallic Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 27, 2007
The metallic ink market is getting more and more competitive, driven by price, technology and innovation. Read More »
Published November 27, 2007
EFI has completed a strategic investment in San Jose, CA, based Raster Printers. Raster Printers, founded in 2004, offers a line of environmentally-friendly UV wide format printers marketed under the brand name Daytona. "Raster Printers, un… Read More »
Published November 7, 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.   “The launc… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Wacker Polymers raised its prices worldwide for Pioloform, Polyviol, Vinnacoat, Vinnapas solid resins and Vinnol surface coating resins. The increase averages 10 percent, and, unless otherwise agreed, came into force on Nov, 1, 2007. This measure has… Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 31, 2007
Driven by new technologies and applications, energy-curable inks and coatings continue to enjoy solid growth worldwide, with packaging and sheetfed being particularly strong areas. Read More »
Environmental Issues are Impacting the Flexible Packaging Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 31, 2007
Flexible packaging has been one of the fastest growing printing sectors in Europe, but for ink producers, it is becoming one of the most challenging. Read More »
Published October 31, 2007
EFI announced its results for the third quarter of 2007. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2007, the company reported revenues of $158.3 million, up approximately 15 percent when compared to third quarter 2006 revenue of $138.2 million. For the nine mo… Read More »
Published October 31, 2007
During the recent LabelExpo in Brussels, Flint Group Printing Plates presented the 2007 award to Polish distributor Scorpio Sp. z o. o., honored for its continued success throughout 2006. Dr. Thomas Telser, President of Flint Group Printing Plates, p… Read More »
Published October 25, 2007
Ink solutions that help screen and digital printers run more efficiently and improve quality are on display at Sun Chemical’s booth at SGIA 2007.   Sun Chemical’s product portfolio of inks, coatings, and equipment found at SGIA bo… Read More »
Published October 25, 2007
DuPont Digital Printing has announced that, effective early 2008, DuPont Artistri digital ink technology, previously available only as part of the DuPont Artistri digital textile printing system, will be available broadly through select OEM partners… Read More »
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 »