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High Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published August 9, 2006
As a result of their outstanding performance, high performance pigments are being used in many new applications, and remain a bright spot for pigment manufacturers. Read More »
Material Advances are Paving Way for Further Growth in Printed Electronics
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published August 9, 2006
Although the printed electronics market is taking off more gradually than initially thought, advancements in materials offer even greater possibilities. Read More »
Published August 4, 2006
After a two-year construction period, Flint Group Printing Plates put its new production plant for flexo plates into operation in Willstätt, Germany. For the inauguration of the new plant on July 28, 2006, Flint Group Printing Plates invited all… Read More »
Published August 1, 2006
Some of today’s most distinctive shrink sleeve packaging is printed with INX ShrinkPac gravure and flexo ShrinkPac inks — specially formulated for polystyrene, PVC and/or shrinkable polyeste, which offer exceptional film adhesion, high-sp… Read More »
Published July 26, 2006
XSYS Print Solutions, a part of the Flint Group, will reveal new dimensions to the label and narrow web packaging industry at Labelexpo Americas 2006 – exhibiting brand new products inspirational tools to guide converters, enabling them to reta… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Siegwerk Ink Packaging has appointed ASA Color & Chemical Industries Inc. as its new agent in the Philippines with immediate effect. ASA Color has had 29 years of experience, and this partnership is expected to strengthen Siegwerk’s positio… Read More »
Latin America Manages Growth Despite Obstacles
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 7, 2006
Ink manufacturers are optimistic, as economic expansion continues to spur growth in printing. Read More »
Ink and Equipment Manufacturers See Good Opportunities in Digital Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published July 7, 2006
Demand for digital printing continues to grow in Europe, and many ink manufacturers are expanding their digital ink portfolios. Read More »
Published July 7, 2006
Membrana Offers Radial Flow SuperPhobic Membrana now offers the SuperPhobic 2 x 6 Membrane Contactor, an all polyolefin degassing device that is resistant to many aggressive ink and coating solutions and various solvents.     … Read More »
Published June 12, 2006
WetFlex, a new printing process designed to improve print quality and efficiency for flexible packaging using a new generation energy curable ink technology developed and patented by Sun Chemical, has had its worldwide commercial launch in Girona, Sp… Read More »
Published June 6, 2006
The EFTA 2006 Print Awards proved to be another memorable night of success for Flint Group. The Best in Show award was given to D S Smith Sacks for its “Marmite Love Portions,” printed using Flint Group printing plates.    &nb… Read More »
e5 Attracts Record Number of Attendees, End-Users
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 1, 2006
The rapid growth of UV and EB are clearly illustrated by the record number of attendees, most notably end-users, who came to the show Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 1, 2006
Resin manufacturers have been facing the same pressures as the ink industry in the past few years, including higher raw material prices and tight competition. Read More »
Published May 18, 2006
Jetrion LLC, the wholly-owned industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Group, launched operations in its new world headquarters in Ypsilanti, MI, which has more than three times the floor space of its previous site. Triple-digit gr… Read More »
RFID and Printed Electronics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 18, 2006
Experts predict that RFID and printed electronics will grow into a $16 billion business within the next 10 years. What role will the ink industry have in that growth, and who is best positioned to take advantage of this opportunity? Read More »
Published May 16, 2006
The EFTA 2006 Print Awards proved to be another memorable night of success for Flint Group. The 'Best in Show' award was given to D S Smith Sacks for its "Marmite Love Portions," printed using Flint Group printing plates. The award… Read More »
Published April 25, 2006
At the recent e|5 show in Chicago, IL, Color Resolutions International (CRI), Ashland and Mark Andy announced an alliance for developing a turnkey system for food packaging. The system features CRI's ink formulations, Ashland's Drewrad 150… Read More »
Published April 10, 2006
XSYS Supplies North America announced it is offering Max Daetwyler doctor blades, including the new One-step Blade, which is said to eliminate UV ink spitting/blow by.  Many printers may experience downtime related to ink spitting when running U… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 10, 2006
As we head into the second quarter of 2006, there has been a brief opportunity for ink industry leaders to take stock of where the industry stands. With the exception of INX International Ink Company and Nazdar acquiring Triangle Digital and Lyson, L… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 10, 2006
UV/EB raw material suppliers are offering a number of new products to help meet their customers´┐Ż needs in this growing market. Read More »
Increasing Domestic Demand, Exports Key Eastern European Printing Growth
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published April 10, 2006
Eastern Europe’s printing market is beginning to take shape nearly 15 years after the collapse of Communism ushered in an era of radical economic change in the region. As a result, a completely new printing sector is being created which could… Read More »
Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 10, 2006
As the integration of the Flint Group proceeds, its leaders look at what has been accomplished and what the potential is for the company. Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 10, 2006
Mergers and acquisitions and higher raw material costs were the major news in 2005, as ink manufacturers raised prices and worked to improve their margins. Read More »
Published April 6, 2006
Jetrion LLC, the wholly-owned industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Group, launched operations in its new world headquarters in Ypsilanti, MI, a modern facility with more than three times the floor space of the company’s p… Read More »
Published April 4, 2006
Flint Group will make its North American trade show debut at FTA’s 2006 INFO*FLEX exhibition. Attendees will learn about Flint Group’s broader-than-ever offerings for flexible packaging printers, including wide web inks, printing plates,… Read More »
Published March 23, 2006
Japan’s Dainippon Ink & Chemicals (DIC) has commissioned a $2.8 million (U.S.) ink factory in the northern Binh Duong Province in Vietnam. The factory located in a 7,000 square meter site in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park will pro… Read More »
Published March 14, 2006
Flint Group, created by the merger of European-based XSYS Print Solutions and American-owned Flint Ink Corporation, will make its debut as a strong, new leader in worldwide printing, packaging and colorants industries at IPEX 2006.    &nb… 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 16, 2006
Flint Group, created by the merger of European-based XSYS Print Solutions and American-owned Flint Ink Corporation, will make its debut as a strong, new leader in worldwide printing, packaging and colorants industries at IPEX 2006. With more than… Read More »
Published February 6, 2006
Effective January 1, 2006, Sandospers WF pigment preparations from Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division are sold under the new brand name Flexonyl WF. The pigment preparations are particularly recommended for the production of water-bas… Read More »
Published February 6, 2006
A.R. Monteith Corporation has partnered with Avery Dennison to offer customers the first guaranteed imaging solution on the HP 5000 - 5500 printer.      Avery Dennison Graphics Division North America and A.R. Monteith now offer a war… 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 13, 2006
As of Jan. 1, 2006 Eckart will increase prices for bronze powder, pastes and pellets by 8.5 percent worldwide. The increase for bronze-based offset printing inks will be 4 percent and 3 percent for bronze-based gravure and flexo inks. Price increases… Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
Cytec Introduces Silicone-Free Slip Additive Cytec has introduced in Europe a new silicone-free slip additive designed to enhance the performance of UV-curable overprint varnishes (OPVs). The new additive, Ebecryl 341, targets the need in the graphi… 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 9, 2006
“Flint Group” has been selected as the new name for the holding company created by the merger in late 2005 of European-based XSYS Print Solutions and American-owned Flint Ink Corporation. “Flint Group is a strong new leader in al… 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 »
Published November 18, 2005
XSYS Print Solutions played host to a comprehensive seminar addressing the growing market of UV flexo for shrink applications. This one-day seminar, “Market Expansion Through Shrink Conversion,” held in Plymouth, MN on Aug. 16, covered al… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Sun Chemical has introduced its SolarCat cationic UV flexo ink system, a breakthrough in UV ink technology which the company reported has dramatically improved efficiency and production speeds of up to 250 meters/minute, at least two times faster cur… 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
XSYS Print Solutions and Microtrace LLC announced a partnership to deliver a traceable, anti-counterfeit ink technology to the narrow web tag and label industry. Microtaggant Security Inks allow any printer to easily apply the anti-counterfeit techno… 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 »