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Published June 28, 2007
Sun Chemical has announced a breakthrough in water-based ink technology for flexographic printing on polythene (PE) film.  The company's new approach offers a viable and cost-effective alternative to solvent-based inks, and allows printers to co… Read More »
Published June 6, 2007
Cytec Launches Energy Curable Polyester Acrylate For Flexographic Inks Cytec Industries has launched Ebecryl 453 UV/EB curable resin for the production of flexographic inks designed for emerging applications in filmic packaging, folding cartons… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2007
Providing strong product development and expertise is helping resin manufacturers make gains in the marketplace. Read More »
RFID and Printed Electronics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
Although the RFID and printed electronics markets are growing, they have yet to meet the high expectations. However, experts believe the market will take off in the near future. Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
Driven by economic growth in China, India and other key countries, the Asia-Pacific region continues to grow at a fast pace, and is poised to become the largest region in terms of printing ink. Read More »
Published April 4, 2007
Cognis Expands Versamid PUR Resins Cognis has expanded its range of Versamid PUR resins with new products in the Versamid PUR 1000, 1100 and 7000 series. These resins, used in for flexible packaging lamination applications, combine excellent pe… Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 4, 2007
Issues such as rising energy costs and environmental regulations are driving the market for UV/EB technologies. Read More »
The North American Top 20
By Staff
Published April 4, 2007
North American ink manufacturers generally reported improved results in 2006, as key printing markets enjoyed growth and raw material prices showed signs of stabilizing. Read More »
Published April 4, 2007
After eight years as president and general manager of the narrow web leading company, XSYS Print Solutions, Ewald Draaijer has decided to leave the company to pursue other activities.               &… Read More »
Published April 3, 2007
Christopher Bonk, William Curtin, Salvatore Moscuzza, Dan Neese, Diane Parisi, Anthony Renzi and George Sickinger honored Read More »
Published March 21, 2007
Under the banner “World-Class Print Products and Technology, World-Wide,” INX International Ink Co. has launched a new landing page “umbrella” for its web site (www.inxinternational.com ), designed to introduce visitors to INX… Read More »
Published March 15, 2007
Wolstenholme International Inc. launched its new Unipak SuperCure metallic inks for UV offset and UV flexo printing. These technologically advanced metallic inks are manufactured with a superior selection of bronze and aluminum pigments as well as sp… Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Despite rising raw material costs, the flexo ink market had another strong year in 2006, driven in part by the introduction of new performance-based products in the flexible packaging market. Read More »
The Pigment Report
Published March 13, 2007
Although 2006 was a year of improvement, pigment manufacturers are coping with a wide variety of challenges, including raw material pricing and supply issues and overcapacity. Read More »
Published February 12, 2007
At its annual meeting of suppliers to the printing industry, the Print Suppliers Group (PSG) celebrated its growing impact on the printing industry.     “In terms of both our annual sales and the quality support we provide to… Read More »
The Milling Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published January 26, 2007
Milling and mixing equipment manufacturers have reported that increasing interest in UV, digital and nanotechnology is creating new opportunities. Read More »
Published January 18, 2007
On Jan.17, more than 100 guests turned out to Superior Printing Ink’s open house gala at the company's new corporate headquarters in Teterboro, NJ. It was a chance to see first-hand the latest in advanced ink manufacturing and modern techno… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
The cost of oil and natural gas has continued to maintain historically high levels despite the recent softening of the crude prices. The continued effect on the prices of the chemical raw materials and pigments used to formulate flexo and gravure pac… Read More »
The Sheetfed Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 8, 2007
Sheetfed ink manufacturers had a solid year in 2006, and see opportunities for growth in 2007. Read More »
Published December 15, 2006
Sun Chemical has developed an innovative range of brand-enhancing inks and lacquers, known as Tactile, that can be applied to packaging to give characteristics that add value through touch and feel. The principle behind the gravure option is a pro… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 7, 2006
For the most part, ink manufacturers saw some sales growth in 2006, but consolidation, raw material prices and other concerns have industry officials cautiously optimistic about their business as they head into the new year. Read More »
The Metallic Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 7, 2006
Despite escalating raw material prices, there is still a growing demand for metallic inks and pigments. Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 7, 2006
For manufacturers of waxes, solvents and additives, 2006 was a year of mixed results, as business picked up but raw material prices remain a concern. Read More »
Concerns Over Food Packaging are Leading Drive for Information
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published December 7, 2006
A health scare in Italy last year over traces of in infant milk products has focused unprecedented attention in Europe on the safety of food packaging inks. Read More »
Published December 1, 2006
The cost of oil and natural gas has continued to maintain historically high levels despite the recent softening of the crude prices. The continued effect on the prices of the chemical raw materials and pigments used to formulate flexo and gravure pac… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
Applications in Intelligent Chromatics (AiC), a division of Sun Chemical, and NAMSA have announced a marketing agreement in which AiC will be the exclusive distributor of NAMSA’s Sterilization Indicating Inks.      Under this… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
Siegwerk has sold its decorative business to EMB (European Master Batch), a subsidiary of Belgium’s Sioen Industries. The sale allows Siegwerk to focus even more closely on its core business areas.      The takeover shows the s… 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 »
NPIRI 2006 Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 9, 2006
NAPIM celebrates its 50th NPIRI Technical Conference with a program titled 'Looking Forward: Imagination, Communication, Accomplishment.' 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 9, 2006
For ink manufacturers, the energy curable market has been one of the brightest areas in recent years, and that trend continues today, particularly in web offset, flexo and inkjet.          There are many reasons fo… Read More »
Published October 16, 2006
Superior Printing Ink Co., Inc. has won 36 Gold Ink Awards in the 2006 competition. Winners of the prestigious Gold Ink Awards competed in a field of more than 1,500 entries from across the country, with judging held in 45 categories. A Gold, a Si… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
Flint Group Printing Plates launched its new nyloflex infinity technology for manufacturing of seamless polymer sleeves. For the first time, this unique technology allows repro houses and printers to produce seamless polymer sleeves, in-house and jus… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
On Sept. 18, Superior Printing Ink. Co., Inc. moved its corporate headquarters from New York City to Teterboro, NJ.      “We have moved into new facilities that allow us to provide the same high level of service that our local… 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 »
The Specialty Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
Colorcon and Chromatic Technologies, Inc. specialize in unique applications that showcase the capabilities of ink manufacturers and printers. 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
In recent years, ink manufacturers have done all they could to keep prices low as their raw material costs skyrocketed. However, the end result was dangerously low margins. Reluctantly, ink companies began raising their prices as best they could. &nb… Read More »
Published October 3, 2006
Siegwerk has sold its decorative business to EMB (European Master Batch), a subsidiary of Belgium’s Sioen Industries. The sale allows Siegwerk to focus even more closely on its core business areas. The takeover shows the strategy of Sioen In… Read More »
Published September 29, 2006
After 43 years with Superior Printing Ink, Co., Inc., Harvey R. Brice has retired as managing director of the privately owned lithographic printing ink company. While working for Superior, Mr. Brice was also very active in the graphic arts communi… Read More »
Published September 21, 2006
Applications in Intelligent Chromatics (AiC), a division of Sun Chemical, and NAMSA have announced a marketing agreement in which AiC will be the exclusive distributor of NAMSA’s Sterilization Indicating Inks. With its global sales network,… Read More »
Published September 18, 2006
On Sept. 18, Superior Printing Ink. Co., Inc. moved its corporate headquarters from New York City to Teterboro, NJ.     “We have moved into new facilities that allow us to provide the same high level of service that our local c… Read More »
Published September 13, 2006
Jetrion LLC launched a new digital UV inkjet press at Labelexpo this week. The new Jetrion 4000 Series Inkjet System delivers full-color labels in production volumes with quality comparable to flexography, and production costs significantly lower tha… Read More »
Published September 13, 2006
Cytec Launches Energy Curable Products Cytec Industries has launched four new energy curable products for the North American packaging industry. Viaflex 410 is a non-initiated letdown vehicle designed for use in UV/EB flexographic inks and coati… Read More »
Published September 13, 2006
Harper Corporation of America announced that Margaret Harper Kluttz has accepted the position of president effective July 1, 2006. A daughter of founders Ron and Katherine Harper, Ms. Kluttz has served the company in various positions during the past… Read More »
Published August 30, 2006
INX International Ink Co. has formed a strategic partnership with La Crosse Litho Supply, LLC, Pewaukee, WI, to distribute INX products throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Northern Illinois. “We are always looking for ways to expand ou… Read More »
Published August 25, 2006
Handschy Industries' parent company, Field Container, L.P has signed an agreement to become part of a new company being created by affiliates of the Texas Pacific Group by combining with the consumer packaging business of Smurfit-Stone. The name of t… Read More »
Published August 19, 2006
Flint Group Printing Plates launched its new nyloflex infinity technology for manufacturing of seamless polymer sleeves. For the first time, this unique technology allows repro houses and printers to produce seamless polymer sleeves, in-house and jus… Read More »