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Published September 9, 2005
OM Group, Inc. has announced two new management appointments within its base metals business.      Wayde Yeoman has been named to the newly created position of director, cobalt metal sourcing and marketing, reporting to Todd Romance,… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sartomer Company, Exton, PA, has expanded its Asian market leadership by appointing Steve Edwards business and marketing development manager for the Asia-Pacific region.      Mr. Edwards assumes the business and marketing responsibi… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical and Coates USA (www.sunchemical.com) introduced a variety of new ink lines during the recent CMM International in Chicago, IL.      Sun Chemical developed Spectrum gravure inks and Fidelity flexo inks to meet the n… Read More »
Ink Jet Inks Make Gains in Textiles
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Traditionally, textile printing has been the realm of screen printing, but ink Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Suppliers are banking on new technologies and cost efficiencies to help overcome rising raw material costs and the continued economic downturn. Read More »
Pigment Producers Rely on Innovation, Cooperation to Move Forward
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
European producers are having to step up their technological efforts to ensure they hang on to key specialty segments. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
UVitec Printing Ink, Lodi, NJ, has introduced a scanning varnish (#14147-17) for letterpress applications that the company said produces a higher degree of brilliance and readability than conventional scanning varnishes.      Develo… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
During the last few years, American Ink Jet Corporation (AIJC), Billerica, MA, has invested significant resources into equipment and labor for the development of a variety of UV curable ink jet inks.      AIJC believes that energy c… Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
China and India are the main drivers in this fast-growing region, which is drawing increased attention from ink companies Read More »
The Gravure Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Despite a tough economic year, the gravure market has managed some growth, with better things expected for the future. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Flint Ink Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI, and the SICPA Group, Lausanne, Switzerland, have finalized several business transactions in which Flint Ink has acquired SICPA’s worldwide heatset and coldset ink business and SICPA has acquired Flint Ink&r… Read More »
The U.S. Top 20
By Staff
Published September 9, 2005
In spite of the continued economic challenges they are facing, some ink companies were able to find opportunities for growth in 2003. Read More »
Bill Miller Leads Flint Ink North America
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
With his new team in place, the company�s new division president prepares for the future. Read More »
Paper, Ink Suppliers Work Closer Together
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Paper companies are devoting more effort to learning about the relationship between the surface of paper and inks Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
UVitec Printing Ink, Lodi, NJ, has established OPTI-Press, a press evaluation service that provides combination, offset, flexo, rotary screen and letterpress printers with comprehensive analysis of all facets of their UV printing operation, fro… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Flint Ink Latin America has developed a focused customer service program to provide customer support tailored to address the specific regional needs of graphic communications professionals in Central and South America.      The new… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Xaar plc, Cambridge, U.K., has teamed up with Sericol Imaging to launch a new fast-drying solvent ink set – the Color+ XA ink series – for the graphic arts printing market.      The Color+XA ink series was specifically de… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
2002 was essentially a flat year for pigment companies, but global politics, raw material supply and cost uncertainties, increasing competition and pricing pressures are among the concerns that are facing pigment manufacturers in 2003. Read More »
European Ink Market Faces Another Challenging Year in 2003
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
European ink producers are preparing themselves for a period of tough market conditions in 2003. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sawgrass Technologies Inc., the U.S.-based developer of digital transfer inks, and BASF have reached a comprehensive settlement of the patent litigation between the two parties. BASF will take a product license under the Sawgrass patents.  &nbs… Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While pricing pressures continue, manufacturers look for ways to differentiate their products. Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Equipment manufacturers are hopeful that the gains they saw in capital expenditures at the end of 2002 will continue into 2003. Read More »
The Flexo Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The outlook for the flexo ink market continues to look strong as flexo makes further inroads in the packaging industry and new applications are being developed. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Markem Corporation, Keene, NH, a provider of identification systems, software, supplies and services for product coding and marking, has added a new ink to its Touch Dry family.      The addition of the 5005 ink, available in b… Read More »
The Offset Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The offset market has seen a slowdown as a result of the economy, but there is reason for optimism in 2003. Read More »
In Search of Continuous Improvement
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Ink companies and suppliers alike are utilizing Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management and other process improvement systems to improve all aspects of their business. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has acquired a 50 percent interest in Assemblage Intermoleculaire en Chimie Organique (AIC), a special effect pigments, additives and inks company based in Libourne, France.       AIC manufactures high-… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While 2002 offered some slight improvement in the market, 2003 remains a time of uncertainty. Still, an increasing interest in value-added products provides some possibilities. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The ink industry showed some growth in 2002, but uncertainty over the economy and raw materials remains a concern for 2003. Read More »
An Industry Giant Retires
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
After more than 40 years at Sun Chemical, Edward E. Barr is stepping down as chairman. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Flint Ink Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI, and the SICPA Group, Lausanne, Switzerland have reportedly agreed in principle to several business transactions by which Flint Ink will acquire SICPA’s worldwide heatset and coldset inks business and SICPA… Read More »
UV/EB Update
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Despite the economic downturn, the radiation-curing industry continues to flourish, and many new opportunities for UV and EB are being developed. Read More »
International Top Companies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As our Annual International Top Companies Report illustrates, the printing ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, U.K., Sweden, Holland, India, Belgium, Brazil and France home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The past few years have been difficult for printing ink manufacturers and their customers, as key segments in the publication market have slumped. Industry leaders are cautiously optimistic that a turnaround may occur in the near future. Read More »
Packaging Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The packaging ink market is constantly evolving and growing more sophisticated, and ink makers must work ever more closely with their customers. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Troy Corporation announced that its Newark, NJ manufacturing facility has achieved ISO 14001 certification. According to the company, the awarding of this certification is a recognition of its environmentally conscious manufacturing practices.  … Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
During last year’s International Coatings Expo (ICE) held by the Federation of Societies of Coatings Technology (FSCT), the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) sponsored a symposium that focused on manufacturing principle… Read More »
Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As the economy continues to struggle, printing ink companies are looking toward their suppliers for support. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Akzo Nobel Inks announces the investment approval of its new 22,000 square foot, fully automated UV manufacturing facility in Plymouth, MN. This state of the art, facility will be up and running by January 2003, tying the manufacture of both water-ba… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Flint Ink Corporation and German ink manufacturer Gebrüder Schmidt GmbH announced the successful closing of their merger and acquisition, which was first presented April 9, 2002 at IPEX in Birmingham, U.K. Flint Ink’s European operations a… Read More »
Embracing Six Sigma
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical embarks on ambitious quality program. Read More »
Officials Debate Future of Gravure
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While some see a brighter future built on quality, others see solvent issues leading to further decline. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Eastman Chemical Company announced that Lawter International, Inc., will be renamed Eastman Resins, Inc., effective July 1, 2002. Eastman acquired Lawter in June 1999.      Eastman Resins, Inc., will operate as a wholly-owned subsidi… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Flint Ink Corporation, the largest privately owned printing ink manufacturer in the world, has signed a joint venture agreement to manufacture printing ink in Beijing, China. The two-part agreement was completed on June 18, and will now be submitted… Read More »
Opportunities are Springing Up in Ink Jet Ink
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The digital ink marketplace, where at one stage traditional ink producers seemed destined to remain outsiders, now seems to be offering new opportunities for growth for ink companies. Read More »
RadTech 2002 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Forecast is for continued growth in radiation-curing market. Read More »
Ink Jet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Opportunities for the ink jet market are tremendous for printing ink manufacturers, who are utilizing their experience in UV, screen and conventional inks as they make inroads into the industrial ink jet market. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Klee Inc., the exclusive distributor of Printon ink jet refill kits in the U.S., announced the availability of new ink jet printer accessories for the U.S. consumer and SOHO markets. Supporting the four leaders in the ink jet printer market, the Prin… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Coates Screen has rounded out its display product offering with its new COR CoroFlute single-package UV ink system. COR has been formulated for printing onto Coroplast and other fluted, corona-treated polyolefin substrates.      Coro… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Zeres, Inc., Bowling Green, OH, a manufacturer of flexographic printing inks for both wide web and shipping container applications, has introduced a pH neutral water-based ink.      Spectrastat, new from Zeres, remains pH and viscosi… Read More »