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Published March 14, 2006
Sun Chemical will be playing a major part in some world-leading innovations that will be demonstrated in the PrintCity Hall 1 at IPEX from April 4-11.      Sun Chemical is one of the four main partners of PrintCity (www.printcity.de)… Read More »
Published March 14, 2006
Dainippon Ink & Chemicals (DIC), Sun Chemical Corporation’s parent company, announced that based on the successful progress of integrating the management of DIC and Sun Chemical, Wes Lucas was able to hand over the chairman position to Naok… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 14, 2006
We often discuss consolidation, tight pricing, changing technologies and overcapacity as major challenges faced by the ink industry and printers. These same issues are also critical  to key suppliers, including pigment manufacturers. In rece… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 14, 2006
Pigment manufacturers are facing numerous challenges, including tighter margins, higher raw material and operating costs, overcapacity and offshore competition. How these challenges are met will determine which companies will ultimately succeed. Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published March 14, 2006
Despite the challenges of the sluggish economy and rising raw material costs, the flexo ink market fared well in 2005. Read More »
European Ink Review
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 14, 2006
Consolidation, higher raw material costs and lower margins remain major topics heading into 2006 and beyond. Read More »
Published February 20, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Textile Effects business to Huntsman Corporation for a consideration of CHF 332 million ($253 million), in cash and assumed debt.  The divestment is expected… Read More »
Published February 17, 2006
Dainippon Ink & Chemicals (DIC), Sun Chemical Corporation’s parent company, announced that based on the successful progress of integrating the management of DIC and Sun Chemical, Wes Lucas was able to hand over the chairman position to Naok… Read More »
Published February 13, 2006
Sun Chemical will be playing a major part in some world-leading innovations that will be demonstrated in the PrintCity  at IPEX from April 4-11. Sun Chemical is one of the four main partners of PrintCity, together with Bobst, UPM and MAN Rola… Read More »
Published February 10, 2006
Dr. Dirk Aulbert has been named new president of Flint Group’s European ink business. This position was previously held by Dr. Helmut Schmidt, who will be leaving the company after a transition period. Dr. Aulbert was born in Damme, Germany,… Read More »
Published February 6, 2006
Aellora Digital, a Markem company providing digital chemistries, drop-on-demand inkjet systems and services for commercial, graphic and other digital printing, imaging and dispensing applications, has introduced its new SureFire TKMP 1000 Small Forma… Read More »
Published February 6, 2006
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. announced that it has concluded a contract to acquire the Avecia Group’s Inkjet business, headquartered in Manchester, England, a leading global player in production and sales of dyes and inks for inkjet printers. The… Read More »
DIC Announces Changes at Sun Chemical
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 6, 2006
Dr. David Hill Named Sun Chemical's President and CEO Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 6, 2006
When it comes to vehicles and varnishes, ink manufacturers are looking for innovation at an affordable price. Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 6, 2006
With the ink industry showing some growth in 2005, mill manufacturers have seen some improvement in terms of capital expenditures. Read More »
Published January 31, 2006
X-Rite, Inc. and Amazys Holding AG, two leading providers of color measurement solutions comprised of hardware, software and services for the verification and communication of color data have entered into a definitive agreement under which X-Rite wil… Read More »
Published January 25, 2006
Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to purchase the global wax compounds business of Rohm and Haas Company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  Closing is subject to governmental approvals.   Under the a… Read More »
Published January 19, 2006
Fujifilm Sericol has licensed its UV inkjet technology to Sun Chemical BV. In an agreement signed in October, Sun Chemical has been given the right to utilise Fujifilm Sericol's global patents relating to the use of vinyl ethers in UV inkjet inks.… Read More »
Published January 17, 2006
Aellora Digital, a Markem company providing digital chemistries, drop-on-demand inkjet systems and services for commercial, graphic and other digital printing, imaging and dispensing applications, has introduced its new SureFire TKMP 1000 Small Forma… Read More »
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By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 13, 2006
Holding NPIRI's introductory and advanced courses at Fox Valley is providing attendees with hands-on printing experience. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published January 13, 2006
The market for UV inkjet is continuing to expand, and ink manufacturers are finding new opportunities for growth. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 13, 2006
Sheetfed printers are facing numerous challenges, and ink manufacturers are working to help their customers thrive in the changing marketplace. Read More »
Published January 10, 2006
Superior Printing Ink Co., Inc. cut the ribbon Jan. 6 on its automated varnish manufacturing plant, a 12,000 square foot addition to the company’s 35,000 square foot, ISO 9001:2000-registered central manufacturing facility (CMF) in Hamden, Conn… Read More »
Published January 4, 2006
Dainippon Ink & Chemicals (DIC), Sun Chemical Corporation’s ultimate parent, has developed a strategy to gain significant synergies by integrating the management of DIC and Sun Chemical’s operations and more closely coordinating their… Read More »
Published December 12, 2005
The Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd. announced the appointment of three key leadership positions, including designating Roland Loesser as new chairman and Jan Secher as new chief executive.      Mr. Loesser, Clariant’s curre… Read More »
Published December 12, 2005
Degussa Publishes ‘Dispersions’ Brochure Degussa has published “Dispersions,” a new 24-page color brochure that showcases the value-added benefits of Aerosil fumed silica and Aeroxide fumed metal oxide dispersions for paint… Read More »
Metallic and Special Effect Inks
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 12, 2005
Although price increases continue to affect the metallic and special effect ink market, suppliers focus on innovation to drive growth. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 12, 2005
Raw material pricing pressures continue, while supply issues have stabilized. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 12, 2005
Mergers and acquisitions, which have been scarce in recent years, dominated the news in 2005. Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
TAGA, The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, announced that it has entered into an administrative relationship with the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), moving its headquarters from RIT to PIA/GATF… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Parelec, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Parmod VLT very low temperature conductive inks and pastes, announced that RSI ID Technologies (RSI), the nation’s only provider of vertically integrated RFID systems, has completed testing UHF G… Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 16, 2005
UV and EB cured inks offers printers high quality and fast turn-around. Read More »
Top International Companies
By Staff
Published November 16, 2005
The past year was one of tremendous changes, as major acquisitions such as the merger of Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, Siegwerk Group's acquisition of SICPA Packaging Ink Division and Huber Group's acquisition of a majority share in Micro Inks dramatically reshaped the ink industry. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
INX International Ink Co. is now offering inks compatible with the MetalFX process.      MetalFX is an award-winning technology that has opened up a whole new color spectrum for printers and designers. Thousands of striking metallic… Read More »
The Canadian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The Canadian ink industry remains quite vibrant, even though consolidation, currency rates and costs have impacted business. Read More »
The Ink Jet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
As new applications continue to emerge, ink jet ink manufacturers are developing new inks and complete systems that are creating further opportunities. Read More »
Siegwerk Plans Acquisition of SICPA
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Once approved, Siegwerk will be the fifth-largest international ink manufacturer, with more than $940 million in annual sales. Read More »
Pigment Producers Look to Increase Prices, Improve Margins
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Pigment producers are, with mixed results, pressing for higher prices in Europe in the wake of increases in their raw material costs. Read More »
Latin America Struggles to Hold Market Gains
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 25, 2005
As regional growth slows to 4.2 percent and raw material costs rise, ink executives anticipate mixed results for the coming year. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Higher raw material costs, short supply of some key ingredients and tighter margins continue to be serious issues for ink and resin manufacturers alike. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Inksolutions, LLC, Elk Grove Village, IL, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bria Graphics, Inc., Hawthorne, CA.      The two companies will form a new varnish company in Los Angeles to service the lithographic ink companies on… Read More »
The Gravure Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The growth of flexible packaging has been a bright spot for gravure printers and ink manufacturers, as technological advances are improving turnaround and lowering costs. Read More »
Technological Improvements are Creating Opportunities for UV and EB
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Demand for radiation-curing inks and coatings is increasing relatively quickly in Europe, although there are challenges to be overcome. Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published October 25, 2005
While most ink manufacturers saw sales growth in 2004, globalization, rising raw material costs and subsequent ink price increases were key topics in 2004. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Environmental Inks and Coatings (EIC) has introduced Aqua Tattoo water-based inks for temporary novelty tattoos.      Aqua Tattoo formulas are classified by a certified toxicologist as not being toxic or a skin irritant as def… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Flint Ink Corporation employees and the Flint Ink Foundation together have donated more than $233,000 to the relief efforts following the tragic devastation of the December tsunamis. Flint Ink has extensive operations in the India/Pacific and Asian r… Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The flexo ink market continues to grow, with solvent-based and UV flexo inks having particularly strong results in recent years. Read More »
Challenges, Opportunities Abound for European Ink Manufacturers
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
As the European economy picks up in 2005, there are opportunities for ink manufacturers who are looking for ways to improve their margins amid the raw material price increases. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
In a year dominated by rising raw material prices and an improving economy, many pigment manufacturers were able to get much-needed price increases. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Energized by infusions of capital from new financial sources, Magruder Color Company is reorganizing its business to respond to the needs of its customers.      To that end, Abdul Saleh, the company’s president, will devote full… Read More »