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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 »
Published October 10, 2005
Warren Pushaw has been appointed president of Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) effective June 1, 2004. A chemist and 22-year veteran of Micro Powders, Mr. Pushaw has served in various positions, most recently as technical director, vice president and… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials and Xaar, plc have announced a joint development agreement to produce digital ink jet printing systems for the application of etch masks and other key materials and processes used in the fabrication of printed circu… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
With the shipment of the 50th DuPont Artistri 2020 fully integrated, production capable, on-demand digital textile printer, DuPont and Toshin-Kogyo, Ltd. are redefining the textile printing market.      “We are extremely please… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Nazdar and Encres Dubuit have signed an agreement that names Nazdar as Dubuit’s exclusive distributor of OD Plus Optical Disk inks and CD-R Pack DOC (Durable Overprint Coating) varnishes for the U.S.      OD Plus is a very rea… Read More »
Ink Jet Inks are on the Rise
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
As digital technologies make further inroads into printing, ink manufacturers are becoming more involved in developing hardware and software systems to meet new requirements. Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
X-Rite has appointed Bill Bieger as global account manager, graphic arts. In this role, Mr. Bieger will assume responsibility for the global sales of X-Rite’s key select accounts.      “We are very pleased to have Bill B… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Flint Ink has opened a dedicated news ink plant in Ingleburn, New South Wales, Australia. The 9,000 square-meter facility manufactures coldset ink systems for newspaper printing customers in Australia and New Zealand. With this new plant, Flint Ink i… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Aellora˙ Digital, a Markem company providing digital chemistries, drop-on-demand ink jet systems and services for commercial, graphic and select other digital printing, imaging and dispensing applications, has introduced its new SureFire Digital… Read More »
RadTech
By David Savastano, Christine Canning Esposito and Kerry Pianoforte
Published October 10, 2005
Record-setting conference and exhibition participation bodes well for the energy curable industry. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
While 2004 brings renewed optimism, increasing raw material costs and continued economic challenges remain concerns for resin manufacturers. Read More »
Health Care Costs and the Ink Industry
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Ink manufacturers large and small alike are facing dramatic insurance increases, which are impacting their health care offerings and the bottom line. Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Lyondell Chemical Company and Millennium Chemicals Inc. announced March 29 that their boards of directors have approved, and the companies have executed, a definitive agreement for a stock-for-stock business combination of the companies. As a result,… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
The Lubrizol Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Noveon International, Inc. in a transaction valued at $1.84 billion. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close within three mont… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Leading ink jet innovator Xaar is launching Fast Dry Coding & Marking Ink, designed specifically for use with the XJ128 printhead for coding and marking applications.      Developed in conjunction with leading ink manufacturer Su… Read More »
The Gravure Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 10, 2005
As technological advances continue to be made in the gravure packaging market, gravure is now able to compete with flexo. Read More »