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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 »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical is enhancing its UK and European position as a major supplier of publication gravure inks with a significant investment in a new manufacturing facility at Rochdale, Lancashire.      The new facility will see the phased r… 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
Flint Ink North America has announced price increases for a variety of ink products. The increases come in response to the rising costs of raw materials, transportation, energy and environmental compliance.      Prices for all heatse… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Examines Raw Materials, Pricing
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers' recent annual convention focused on profitability and raw material prices and availability. Read More »
The UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Growth of radiation curing continues, but raw material price pressures and shortages remain major concerns. 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 »
Published October 25, 2005
In keeping with its dedication to flexo education, Harper Corporation of America is marking the completion of the first year of its “Basics of Flexo” class.      “We initiated this class at Central Piedmont Communit… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical will use CMM 2005 to showcase innovative inks and a new color management system designed to improve pressroom productivity and produce outstanding packaging that builds brand equity. Sun Chemical will be emphasizing its ability to provid… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
INX International Ink Co. will be highlighting its INXFlex 2000 UV flexo inks and SpH stable inks at the CMM (Converting Machinery/ Materials) International Conference and Exposition 2005.      INXFlex UV inks are formulated to provi… 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
Professionals interested in gaining deeper insight into the methods required to achieve improved batch-to-batch uniformity or dispersion stability should attend the two-day seminar “Consistent Mixing and Dispersing: The Theory and Technology of… 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
ANI Printing Inks has introduced Hydrofilm ACE to the North American market. Hydrofilm ACE has been designed as a universal water-based flexo ink for printing film substrates on narrow web presses. Hydrofilm ACE has been specifically designed with th… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical underscored its commitment to the principal growth markets in Eastern Europe by announcing its decision to build an advanced printing ink production facility in the vicinity of Moscow.      The new Moscow production unit… 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
Lansco Colors, Montvale, NJ, has acquired International Color & Chemical (ICC), South San Francisco, CA, for an undisclosed sum of money.      Lansco Colors is a 75-year-old privately-held company with a broad range of organic an… 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 »
Color Resolutions International
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The decision by executives to acquire the division from Borden in 2001 was a daring one. Now, with three years of success and their new plant in place, CRI's leaders continue to move forward. 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 »
Published October 25, 2005
Van Son Liquid Inks, a full subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Printing Ink Factories Van Son, is introducing two new inks, NK and AP, to its Aqua Base Plus flexo water-based ink series at Flexo 2005.      The NK formulation is suit… 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 »
Published October 24, 2005
Citing continued rapid increases in the cost of raw materials coupled with tight supplies of strategic ingredients, INX International Ink Co. announced a price increase of 5 percent to 10 percent (depending on product line), to take effect Dec. 1, 20… 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
Paul Schroeder, president and CEO of Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation (EIC), Morganton NC and Damian Smyth, sales and marketing manager of Macro (Inks) Australia Pty. Ltd., announced that Ultra VS Flexo Shrink Inks are available exclusivel… Read More »
Metallic and Special Effect Pigments and Inks
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 24, 2005
A renewed interest in eye-catching packaging has led to a positive year for the metallic ink market. 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
Screen ink specialist Marabu, based near Stuttgart, Germany, has entered into a global ink partnership with UV flexo-letterpress ink specialist Paragon Inks, Edinburgh, UK. To meet the increasing demands for compatible ink systems in combination pres… 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 »
CVC
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The merger of BASF and ANI creates a powerful new force in the printing ink industry. 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
Lumina Russet and Copper special effect pigments from Engelhard Corp. enable designers to enhance their products’ shelf appeal by adding rich, earthy, metallic copper and russet effects to inks, coatings and plastics, according to the company.… 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 »
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
EMD Chemicals Inc. has introduced Miraval, a new generation of brilliant glittering pigments. Miraval 5411 Magic White combines silver-white glitter with a colorful, rainbow-like highlight. This pigment is the first EMD pigment based on borosil… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
ANI Printing Inks and Acheson Colloids Company have announced a three-year partnership in which ANI will serve as the exclusive distributor of Acheson’s polymer thick film conductive inks for RFID (radio frequency identification devices) applic… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Wikoff Color Corp., Fort Mill, SC, has purchased the assets of Merit Ink & Coating Co., Alpharetta, GA. The transaction closed on July 28, 2004.      Merit Ink & Coating, a 50-employee company with sales in the eastern U.S.,… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Graphic Sciences, Inc. has announced achievement of ISO 9001:2000 certification for its primary manufacturing facility in Shreveport, LA. As a nationwide supplier of water-based flexographic inks and coatings, Graphic Sciences viewed this as a priori… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Jetrion LLC, a separate business unit of Flint Ink, and Mark Andy announced the signing of an exclusive agreement providing for the integration of Jetrion’s 3025 Inkjet System into Mark Andy cassettes, for inclusion in Mark Andy’s “… 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 »