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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 »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 9, 2006
Driven by productivity and superior performance characteristics, energy curable inks and coatings continue to make gains in the marketplace. Read More »
Graph Expo and Converting Expo 2006
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 9, 2006
Graph Expo featured a wealth of products and services for the printing and graphic communications industry. Read More »
Published November 6, 2006
EFI, the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions, announced Oct. 31, 2006 it has completed its acquisition of Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group, for approximately $… Read More »
Published October 31, 2006
Ashland Inc. announced that it signed a definitive agreement Oct. 27 to purchase the assets of Northwest Coatings of Oak Creek, WI, a formulator and manufacturer of adhesives and coatings employing ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB) polymerization… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
To meet the rising demand for environmentally friendly high-performance rheology additives, Cognis has now consolidated the European production of its DSX range of rheology additives at its site in Castellbisbal, near Barcelona.     … Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
BASF Corporation announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant and R&a… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
The packaging ink market continues to show growth, while ink price increases are helping to offset higher raw material costs. Read More »
UV Ink Sales Continue to Expand, Although Challenges Remain
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 9, 2006
Demand for UV ink is growing at two to three times the rate for conventional inks in some sectors of the European printing market. But some observers believe that if they could overcome technological difficulties, sales of UV inks in Europe could expand even faster. Read More »
Published September 27, 2006
EFI, the world leader in digital controllers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group, for approximately $40 mi… Read More »
Published September 21, 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 September 13, 2006
RadTech-The Association for UV and EB technology, has announced dates for uv.eb WEST 2007, a two-day conference and table top exhibition, March 6-7, 2007 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX in Los Angeles, CA. Presentations and demonstrations by lea… Read More »
Published September 13, 2006
Sun Chemical has been named a recipient of the 2006 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award for its Liberty sheetfed inks, an environmentally-friendly ink technology designed to produce outstanding print while reducing waste and dramatically shortening p… Read More »
Published September 8, 2006
BASF Corporation announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant and R&a… Read More »
Published September 6, 2006
EXFO Life Sciences and Industrial Division and Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. announced today they have combined their leading-edge technologies to develop a world-class solution that will benefit the ultraviolet (UV) printing industry. Tests co… Read More »
Published August 28, 2006
Dover Corporation announced that its Dover Technologies subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Markem Corporation. The deal is expected to close in late September 2006. With annualized sales of about $290 million, Markem will repo… Read More »
Published August 16, 2006
Most ink manufacturers point with pride (and rightfully so) at ongoing efforts to not only meet, but exceed environmental regulations … to reduce or eliminate toxic substances … to develop low- or VOC-free inks and coatings, soy-based i… Read More »
Published August 11, 2006
Cytec Industries Inc. announced plans for a new production unit to manufacture Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply chain… Read More »
Ink Dispensing Systems are Benefiting Printers
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 9, 2006
To best serve their customers, some ink manufacturers are offering ink dispensing systems, which help printers blend special colors at a moment's notice and also control inventory. Read More »
Published August 3, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has acquired a majority share in the company MetalFX, creator of an innovative, versatile and cost-effective print concept that allows thousands of metallic effects to be produced accurately in one run on a five-color press.… Read More »
Published July 26, 2006
Sun Chemical has been named a recipient of the 2006 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award for its Liberty sheetfed inks, an environmentally-friendly ink technology designed to produce outstanding print while reducing waste and dramatically shortening p… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Aellora Digital, a MARKEM company, has introduced its new SureFire 65 Digital Print Engine for piezo drop-on-demand (DOD) ink jet printing. The SureFire 65 is a fully integrated industrial ink jet print engine for jetting solvent-less, hybrid UV-cura… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Five of the seven U.S. members of the 2006 – 2008 International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) use US Ink’s RealColor, according to US Ink. Only 50 of the world’s newspapers are chosen every two years to be members of INCQC.… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Sun Chemical and Heidelberg are investigating new opportunities of working together in a move that will bring further benefits to customers of these two leading global companies.      Sun Chemical is linking up with Heidelberg on new… Read More »
Published July 10, 2006
Cytec Industries Inc. announced plans for a new production unit to manufacture Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s  Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply… Read More »
The Inkjet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 7, 2006
As inkjet printing continues its rapid growth, ink manufacturers are continually creating new technologies that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Will the commercial sheetfed market be the next major frontier for inkjet? Read More »
Ink and Equipment Manufacturers See Good Opportunities in Digital Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published July 7, 2006
Demand for digital printing continues to grow in Europe, and many ink manufacturers are expanding their digital ink portfolios. Read More »
Published July 7, 2006
Membrana Offers Radial Flow SuperPhobic Membrana now offers the SuperPhobic 2 x 6 Membrane Contactor, an all polyolefin degassing device that is resistant to many aggressive ink and coating solutions and various solvents.     … Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
BASF Aktiengesellschaft announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration process in which our cus… Read More »
Published June 9, 2006
Aellora Digital, a MARKEM company, has introduced its new SureFire 65 Digital Print Engine for piezo drop-on-demand (DOD) ink jet printing. The SureFire 65 is a fully integrated industrial ink jet print engine for jetting solvent-less, hybrid UV-cura… Read More »
Published June 6, 2006
Sun Chemical has launched a new UV inkjet printer designed specifically for the optical disc industry. The printer will enable optical disc decorators to handle short runs more effectively and economically as well as delivering the benefits of variab… Read More »
Published June 6, 2006
The Lubrizol Corporation has completed the sale of its food ingredients and industrial specialties businesses to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a private investment firm with headquarters in Boca Raton, FL. Cash proceeds of the transacti… Read More »
Published June 1, 2006
BASF Aktiengesellschaft announced that it signed a definitive agreement with Engelhard Corporation. According to the agreement, Engelhard will recommend that Engelhard shareholders tender their shares to BASF in exchange for $39 per share in cash and… Read More »
e5 Attracts Record Number of Attendees, End-Users
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 1, 2006
The rapid growth of UV and EB are clearly illustrated by the record number of attendees, most notably end-users, who came to the show Read More »
Despite Achieving Price Increases, Pigment Manufacturers Face Challenges
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 1, 2006
Despite improving economic conditions, pigment leaders have numerous concerns, including rising raw material costs and offshore competition. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 1, 2006
Resin manufacturers have been facing the same pressures as the ink industry in the past few years, including higher raw material prices and tight competition. Read More »
Published May 25, 2006
Sun Chemical and Heidelberg are investigating new opportunities of working together in a move that will bring further benefits to customers of these two leading global companies. The foundations have been laid for longer-term cooperation through the… Read More »
Published May 18, 2006
Degussa Engineered Carbons, LP (DEC) has appointed Mark Leigh vice president and business director, pigment blacks. Mr. Leigh, who is currently DEC regional sales manager in Chicago, replaces Dr. Karin Otto, who has accepted a new position with Degus… Read More »
Published May 18, 2006
Braden Sutphin Ink Company has acquired Mix & Match Ink Corporation and Pro-Line Printing Ink Corporation. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Mix & Match Ink Corporation and Pro-Line Printing Ink Corporation distribute inks for printers and dealer… Read More »
RFID and Printed Electronics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 18, 2006
Experts predict that RFID and printed electronics will grow into a $16 billion business within the next 10 years. What role will the ink industry have in that growth, and who is best positioned to take advantage of this opportunity? Read More »
Published May 2, 2006
The Lubrizol Corporation has completed the sale of its food ingredients and industrial specialties businesses to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a private investment firm with headquarters in Boca Raton, FL. Cash proceeds of the transacti… Read More »
Published April 27, 2006
Record numbers attended RadTech's biennial e|5: UV & EB Technology Expo & Conference, April 24-26 2006, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.  "With rising energy costs, increasing international competition, and continuing environmen… Read More »
Published April 20, 2006
Braden Sutphin Ink Company has acquired Mix & Match Ink Corporation and Pro-Line Printing Ink Corporation. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Mix & Match Ink Corporation and Pro-Line Printing Ink Corporation distributes inks for printers and deale… Read More »
Published April 10, 2006
Tom Dunn, Printpack Inc., was confirmed for a second two-year term by RadTech. “With manufacturing technology facing unprecedented competitive and regulatory challenges, ultraviolet and electron beam processes offer unique productivity enhanci… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 10, 2006
UV/EB raw material suppliers are offering a number of new products to help meet their customers� needs in this growing market. Read More »
Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 10, 2006
As the integration of the Flint Group proceeds, its leaders look at what has been accomplished and what the potential is for the company. Read More »