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Published April 18, 2007
Ciba Specialty Chemicals launches conductive inks for RFID antennas, packaging and graphic arts applications. Read More »
Published April 16, 2007
In the first year of completely consolidated results from the Sicpa Packaging acquisition, the company achieved revenue of Ä870 million. Read More »
Published April 12, 2007
Dr. Volker Petry is the new head of applications Europe for RAHN. His main duties are implementing customer projects, evaluating new and existing products and coordination of laboratory operations.      Dr. Petry has the benefit of… Read More »
Published April 12, 2007
Univar N.V., a world leader in chemical distribution, today announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Univar USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Chemcentral Corporation for approximately $600 million in cash, includin… Read More »
Published April 12, 2007
EFI, the leader in color digital print servers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, has received the Silver award in Canada’s PrintAction Environmental Awards for its environmentally friendly BioVu ink in the cat… Read More »
Published April 4, 2007
Cognis Expands Versamid PUR Resins Cognis has expanded its range of Versamid PUR resins with new products in the Versamid PUR 1000, 1100 and 7000 series. These resins, used in for flexible packaging lamination applications, combine excellent pe… Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 4, 2007
Issues such as rising energy costs and environmental regulations are driving the market for UV/EB technologies. Read More »
The North American Top 20
By Staff
Published April 4, 2007
North American ink manufacturers generally reported improved results in 2006, as key printing markets enjoyed growth and raw material prices showed signs of stabilizing. Read More »
Published April 4, 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.               &… Read More »
Published April 2, 2007
INX International Ink Co. announced the formation of Innovative Solutions INX (ISI), with its acquisition of Innovative Solutions, Inc., a leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of digital printers and related products.     &… Read More »
Published March 30, 2007
Martinjohn Associates Limited (MjA), a leader in optical duplication, has become the first customer worldwide for the Project 37 (P37) inkjet printer, which is now fully commercially available for the optical disc industry.     The… Read More »
Published March 30, 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 March 29, 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 March 21, 2007
Under the banner “World-Class Print Products and Technology, World-Wide,” INX International Ink Co. has launched a new landing page “umbrella” for its web site (www.inxinternational.com ), designed to introduce visitors to INX… Read More »
Published March 15, 2007
Univar N.V., a world leader in chemical distribution, announced that its US subsidiary, Univar USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 prcent of the shares of CHEMCENTRAL Corporation for approximately US $600 million in cash, including assu… Read More »
Published March 15, 2007
Elementis plc has appointed David Dutro to the board as group chief executive and announced the appointment of Greg McClatchy as President of Elementis Specialties.       Mr. Dutro was president and COO, Elementis worldwide, a p… Read More »
Published March 15, 2007
Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc. announced that Martin Schoeppler has been named vice president of marketing and sales for the entire organization. Mr. Schoeppler joined the company in 2004 as vice president of corporate strategic business development and vice… Read More »
Published March 15, 2007
Nazdar has introduced its new 2000 Series Ink set into its Lyson Digital Ink range. Designed as a low odor alternative to full solvent inks, the Lyson 2000 Series offers the benefits of “eco” type ink sets while retaining high level perfo… Read More »
Published March 13, 2007
Tego Dispers 685 For Rad-Cure Inks Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Dispers 685, a new wetting and dispersing additive designed for preparing pigment concentrates for radiation curable industrial coatings and print… Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Despite rising raw material costs, the flexo ink market had another strong year in 2006, driven in part by the introduction of new performance-based products in the flexible packaging market. Read More »
The Pigment Report
Published March 13, 2007
Although 2006 was a year of improvement, pigment manufacturers are coping with a wide variety of challenges, including raw material pricing and supply issues and overcapacity. Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Sales of printing inks rose throughout Europe in 2006, but raw materials, REACH and the overall outlook for print media remain serious concerns. Read More »
Published March 8, 2007
EFI, the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, has received the Silver award in Canada's PrintAction Environmental Awards for its environmentally friendly BioVu(TM) ink in… Read More »
The Milling Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published January 26, 2007
Milling and mixing equipment manufacturers have reported that increasing interest in UV, digital and nanotechnology is creating new opportunities. Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 26, 2007
Vehicles and varnishes play a critical role in ink, and terms such as 'guts' and 'heart of the ink' speak to their importance. Ink makers rely on their suppliers to help provide the critical characteristics that printers seek. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers are Finding Opportunities in the Textile Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published January 26, 2007
Digital technologies and new environmental standards are providing ink companies with new possibilities in the textile segment. Read More »
Published January 25, 2007
Nazdar has introduced its new 2000 Series Ink set into its Lyson Digital Ink range. Designed as a low odor alternative to full solvent inks, the Lyson 2000 Series offers the benefits of “eco” type ink sets while retaining high level perfo… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
RadTech South America and RadTech International North America and have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance the technical and market development of ultraviolet and electron beam technology.       RadTech South America… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
Asha Dispersions PVT Ltd. of Mumbai, India, and Penn Color, Inc. of Doylestown, PA announce that a definite agreement has been reached for the formation of a joint venture.  The joint venture, Asha Penn Color PVT, Ltd., with headquarters in Mumb… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
International Paper has signed two definitive agreements related to the sales of its beverage packaging and Arizona Chemical businesses for combined proceeds of approximately $985 million. The transactions are both subject to certain adjustments and… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
The global markets for the raw materials required to manufacture printing inks have for quite some time been dominated not only by continuously rising prices but also by a growing shortage of these resources.      Despite stagnating… Read More »
Toyo Ink Celebrates 100 Years, Looks Ahead to the Future
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 8, 2007
As Toyo Ink commemorates its 100th anniversary, the company continues to build on its core business and branch out into a wide range of related fields. Read More »
The Sheetfed Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 8, 2007
Sheetfed ink manufacturers had a solid year in 2006, and see opportunities for growth in 2007. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers Prepare Themselves as REACH Legislation is Approved
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published January 5, 2007
With REACH scheduled to go into effect in June 2007, the ink industry and its suppliers have to determine how to cope with the new regulations. Read More »
The UV Inkjet Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published January 5, 2007
The UV inkjet market continues to be one of the brighter spots for the ink industry. Read More »
Published December 15, 2006
Sun Chemical has developed an innovative range of brand-enhancing inks and lacquers, known as Tactile, that can be applied to packaging to give characteristics that add value through touch and feel. The principle behind the gravure option is a pro… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Cognis Corporation announced that Christopher Toomey has been promoted to regional vice president of the company’s Functional Products division.      Mr. Toomey’s responsibilities include general management oversight of… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Hexion Specialty Chemicals introduced three new UV-curable ink sets for inkjet printing applications. The new inks are tailored to provide superior end user properties such as adhesion to difficult substrates, high flexibility and low-dose curing.… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Sun Chemical has signed a license agreement with DataLase, formerly known as Sherwood Technology, to sell DataLase inks. The DataLase process allows brand manufacturers to write data directly on packaging materials, and has won awards for innovation… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Siegwerk announced the appointment of Jimmy Garnier as managing director of the UK business based in Haydock. This move is the next logical step in Siegwerk’s strategy to underline the company's commitment to the UK and priority to optimize ope… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
The worldwide demand for energy and chemical raw materials continues to rise unabated, which is restricting the supply of basic ingredients used by the printing ink manufacturing industry. For example, the price for crude oil has more than doubled si… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
EFI, the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks and print management solutions, has completed its acquisition of Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group, for approximately $40 million in cash. The acqu… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 7, 2006
For the most part, ink manufacturers saw some sales growth in 2006, but consolidation, raw material prices and other concerns have industry officials cautiously optimistic about their business as they head into the new year. Read More »
Concerns Over Food Packaging are Leading Drive for Information
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published December 7, 2006
A health scare in Italy last year over traces of in infant milk products has focused unprecedented attention in Europe on the safety of food packaging inks. Read More »
Published December 7, 2006
Suppliers Corner Noveon Offers Carbobond 2862 Copolymer Carbobond 2862 copolymer from Noveon offers excellent adhesion to a variety of printed substrates. Ideal for blister-pack and heat-seal coating applications, Carbobond 2862 copoly… Read More »
Published November 28, 2006
The global markets for the raw materials required to manufacture printing inks have for quite some time been dominated not only by continuously rising prices but also by a growing shortage of these resources. Despite stagnating or even temporaril… Read More »
Published November 17, 2006
The worldwide demand for energy and chemical raw materials continues to rise unabated, which is restricting the supply of basic ingredients used by the printing ink manufacturing industry. For example, the price for crude oil has more than doubled si… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
ALTANA AG announced the sale of ALTANA Pharma AG and its entire pharmaceuticals business to Nycomed for approximately €4.5 billion ($5.7 billion). The completion of the transaction is subject to approval by the competent antitrust authorities in… Read More »
Published November 14, 2006
INX International Ink Co. has earned the Orion Environmental Stewardship Award presented by Orion Energy Services, for new energy-efficient lighting at its Charlotte, NC, facility. The award recognizes significant reductions in power through usage… Read More »
2006 Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published November 9, 2006
The landscape of the international printing ink industry has changed greatly during the past year after the major acquisitions and consolidations that occurred in 2005. Read More »