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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 »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation announced that Eastman Kodak Company will become the sole owner of graphic arts supplier Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) through redemption of Sun Chemical’s 50 percent interest in the joint venture. Completion of the d… Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Process improvement and greater efficiency, reliability and repeatability are among the qualities milling manufacturers are emphasizing. Read More »
Gravure Makes Gains in Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
New toluene ruling and investments are spurring growth in packaging and publication gravure. Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Although there generally were signs of improvement in 2004, vehicle and varnish suppliers are watching raw material pricing and profitability closely in 2005. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sartomer Company promoted Jim Horgan to vice president of technology, effective Jan. 1. Mr. Horgan will be responsible for Sartomer’s technology group, including product and process development, applications and technical service groups. He wil… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Xaar Plc and Lyson, Inc. have announced a brand licensing agreement whereby Lyson may market its GF 362 and GF 372 grand format inks as certified XAAR XJ128 compatible in Central and South America and the Caribbean.      These Lyson in… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
The packaging inks business of the SICPA Group and Samo A.S. have formed a joint venture in Turkey, which began trading in October 2004. The new company will be known as SICPA-Samo Baski Murekkepleri Sanayi AS (SICPA-Samo Printing Inks Industry SA).… Read More »
UV Ink Jet Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 25, 2005
There has been significant interest in UV ink jet printing, with the recent introduction of hybrid UV-curable chemistries and its ability to adhere to a wide variety of substrates. Read More »
The Sheetfed Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Ink manufacturers saw some improvement in the sheetfed market, as packaging in particular showed growth, but increasing costs are creating serious concerns. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Sun Chemical demonstrated productivity and quality gains for the corrugated market provided by its Advantage and Everest Hi Tone ink systems showcased at the SuperCorr Expo 2004.      In addition, Sun Chemical and its partner, Inca… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Flint Ink has launched Arrowlith UV inks, the commercial printing industry’s first UV ink system for color coldset web applications. Arrowlith UV inks offer commercial coldset web printers the ability to print on coated and supercalendared stoc… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
Increased raw material costs and supply issues are leading to serious concerns over pricing. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
While 2004 was generally a better year for ink manufacturers, raw material pricing and supply pressures remain a significant concern heading into 2005. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
INX International Ink Co. featured its new OPL Series Paste Ink Dispensers during GraphExpo recently.      INX’s innovative paste-ink dispensers provide a cost-efficient solution for mid-market printers that offer a self-contai… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
This year's NPIRI Technical Conference blended technology and manufacturing perspectives. Read More »
UV/EB Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 24, 2005
With more printers converting conventional presses to combination presses, UV/EB printing continues to grow. Read More »
The 2004 International Report
By Staff
Published October 24, 2005
As our International Top Companies Report illustrates, the ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, U.K., Holland, India, Mexico, France and Brazil home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Ink Big Co., a Euclid, OH-based innovator and manufacturer of nano-technology digital ink and protective coatings for the digital graphic arts market, was the featured “Innovative Manufacturer” in the Small Business Administration’s… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
A new “high-tech” black ink, which offers users superior printing performance, is the first in a series of new inks being introduced to the market by Domino Printing Sciences over the next few months.      The new ink, 29… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Flint Ink has introduced its new Arrowbond Ultra ink, a high-performance laminating ink system for flexographic and gravure printing. The multifunctional ink system increases print efficiencies and reduces costs for packaging converters and printers… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Flint Ink has announced an agreement between its Latin America business unit and Goss International Corp., a leading manufacturer of web offset newspaper printing presses, to sell a wide range of its newspaper printing equipment and services in Latin… Read More »
EuPIA Takes the European Stage
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The new European Printing Ink Association is working to serve the industry. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The publication ink market has made slight gains during the past year as advertising has picked up. Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The packaging ink market continues to move forward, with new technologies and products leading the way for growth. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
RadTech International – The Association for UV and EB Technology has announced the dates and program for a new event: uv.eb WEST 2005, a two-day conference and tabletop exhibition Feb. 10-11 at the Renaissance Hotel LAX in Los Angeles, CA. &n… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 21, 2005
While pricing of key ingredients remains a concern, availability is becoming a serious issue for the ink industry, as the supply of key raw materials such as acrylic acid is not keeping up with demand. Read More »
European Report
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 21, 2005
Flexible Packaging Makes Gains in the European Market Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
The European Flexographic Technical Association (EFTA) has given MetalFX the gold award for Outstanding Technical Innovation at the EFTA Print Awards 2004. The company was also given the special glass vase for Achievement of the Year    &n… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment firm that recently announced an agreement to acquire Eastman Chemical’s CASPI line, including Eastman Resins, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Borden Chemical, Inc., a… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Lyson, Inc. has expanded its Cave Paint pigment inks to include cartridges for Epson’s Stylus Pro 10000 and Stylus Pro 10600 wide format printers.      Cave Paint provides intensely vibrant colors for dramatic, durable, eye-catch… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Aellora Digital, a Markem company providing digital chemistries, drop-on-demand (DOD) ink jet systems and services for commercial, graphic and select other digital printing, imaging and dispensing applications, has introduced its new VistaSpec HB Ink… Read More »
Color Matching and QC
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 21, 2005
More and more printers are utilizing color matching equipment and software prior to press. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry Read More »
The Packaging Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
The expanding packaging market is providing ink companies with the opportunity to develop new technologies and differentiate their products and services. Read More »