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Published October 4, 2005
Akzo Nobel Inks (ANI) has provided Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN with an updated ink lab. The ink lab, labeled L*a*b by the students, includes various pieces of equipment, including Think2000, ANI’s ink management system; a Da… Read More »
Published October 4, 2005
Michael J. Dodd was appointed vice president, national account development for US Ink.      “In this newly created position, Mike will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive strategy to increase sales in c… Read More »
Published October 3, 2005
The acquisition of U.S.-based Flint Ink Corporation by German-based XSYS Print Solutions was completed Sept. 30, 2005. The transaction closed following the August approval of the acquisition and subsequent merger by regulatory authorities in Europe a… Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 30, 2005
The UV/EB cure market has fared well in 2003, and as the technology becomes more widely used in new markets, the potential for growth in 2004 is promising. Read More »
The 2004 U.S Top 20
By Staff
Published September 30, 2005
While some ink manufacturers found 2003 to be another challenging year, some ink companies were able to generate strong growth. Meanwhile, the economic gains made in the fourth quarter of 2003 have ink companies optimistic about 2004. Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Eckart America L.P. has developed a unique new non-leafing silver ink specially formulated for the patented MetalFX printing process. Eckart is now introducing its MetalStar MFX 06 9000 standard base offset silver, a new sheetfed ink that offers uniq… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
With its newly developed ink series ZWPT 76 for paper and tissue, the Siegwerk Group has introduced a product that meets the high demands of the printers as well as the consumers. The new water-based ink series for flexographic printing is characteri… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
INX International Ink Company has launched its new site, www.inxinternational.com, which focuses on print applications and provides easy direct-line access to a spectrum of specialists. It is designed to quickly steer customers to the best products f… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Handschy Industries has named Kevin Yeazell as president. Mr. Yeazell brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts industry. Before joining Handschy, Mr. Yeazell was vice president of sales and marketing at INX International I… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Award-winning narrow web label and flexible packaging printer OPM has signed a new two-year agreement with specialist inkmaker Intercolor for the exclusive supply of UV curing and water-based flexo inks.      A key element of the agr… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 13, 2005
Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Eckart GmbH & Co. KG has announced it has a worldwide ‘Strategic Partner’ alliance with MetalFX Technology Ltd., Leeds, England, the developer of the innovative MFX metallic color system.      Eckart became the first… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Flint Ink has launched a highly concentrated color technology for water inks called X-Treme Dispersions. The new colorants increase the color strength of water ink systems by 20 percent without compromising the runnability of the ink.   … Read More »
The Flexo Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Valued as an economical process, flexo continues to dominate the packaging industry, while making inroads into new applications. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
A new campaign launched by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) will raise funds exclusively for research and educational development, establish a Champions Team and have the organization’s solicitations and project evaluation committee… Read More »
The Offset Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Valued for its near-photographic quality, stochastic screening is becoming more widely used throughout the industry. Read More »
Siegwerk Group Strengthens Its Global Presence
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
The acquisition of CCI increases Siegwerk's position in the global packaging ink market. Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Most companies found that 2003 was a slight improvement over 2002. Read More »
The Year In Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
After another challenging year, ink executives are cautiously optimistic as they look ahead to 2004 Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
In March 2003, an association was formed to provide a local opportunity for individual and organizational technical development for flexo professionals in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Twin Cities Flexo Association (TCFA) seeks to enhance the ef… Read More »
The UV Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
The market for UV inks is expected to continue its strong growth as new technologies are developed. Read More »
Potential is Tremendous for RFID, Smart Labels
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Radio frequency identification (RFID) and similar types of smart labels are predicted to create a massive new market for both printers and ink makers. The big question is how long will it take to arrive. Read More »
The International Report 2003
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
The international nature of the printing ink industry is ever more apparent, as the leading ink manufacturers span the globe from Japan, the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the U.K., Holland, India, France and Brazil. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Aellora Digital, a Markem company focused on digital chemistries, drop-on-demand ink jet system integration products and services for the commercial, graphic and select other digital printing industries, has named Dr. Michael Stoudt acting COO and he… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
BCM Inks (www.bcminks.com), a manufacturer and service provider of high intensity water-based flexographic inks and varnishes, received the Supplier of the Year award from Linpac Displays, Inc., a graphic POP display corrugated plant located in Tulla… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Flint Ink North America (www.flintink.com) has completed the sale of the business of its subsidiary, Arcar Graphics, LLC to Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation.      Arcar Graphics manufactures water-based and UV-curab… Read More »
The Specialty Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 12, 2005
RFID and smart label technology is fueling demand for conductive inks. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Publication ink sales have decreased during the first six months of 2003, and ink companies hope that improved printing forecasts signal better days ahead. Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
As the packaging industry continues to evolve, ink companies are working overtime to meet the ever-changing needs of their customers. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
The Wercs, Ltd., a global leader in material safety data sheet (MSDS) software, announced that Color Resolutions International (CRI) has implemented its custom online module to handle customers’ needs for volatile organic compounds and hazardou… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Recognizing the market demand for consistent, high quality products delivered to suit specific needs, Akzo Nobel Inks (www.aninks.com) has invested in new fully automated UV manufacturing facilities in Minnesota, California and Pennsylvania. These fa… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Sun Chemical is expanding its manufacturing facility and laboratories in St. Charles, IL. At this plant, which has been home to Sun Chemical’s Coates Screen division since 1995, the company also plans to combine the operations of its Chicago-ar… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
SICPA has created a new gravure/ flexo ink manufacturing plant at Bornem, Belgium as its primary manufacturing site for packaging and industrial inks for European customers.      All steps of the manufacturing process at Bornem, Belg… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Arleen Neustein, president, The Excelsior Packaging Group, Yonkers, NY, was recently inducted into the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Hall of Fame. She is the first female welcomed into the prestigious 41-member society.     … Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation (EIC), Morganton, NC (www.envinks.com), has signed an agreement to acquire Arcar Graphics, a subsidiary of Flint Ink North America Corporation. The transaction is expected to close the end of August 2003.… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Encres Dubuit has developed a new rotary screen UV ink, specially adapted for the “No Label Look” called Rotoprint.      According to the company, Rotoprint is ready to use, and under normal curing conditions, Rotoprint i… Read More »
High Performance Pigments
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Despite higher costs, improved properties are driving growth for high performance pigments in a variety of printing markets, including packaging, outdoor signage and non-impact printing. Read More »
The Ink Jet Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Of all the segments for ink jet technologies, the wide format market offers the greatest opportunity for growth for ink manufacturers looking for areas to develop and market new ink jet inks. Read More »
Latin Ink Market Begins Recovery
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published September 12, 2005
The troubled Latin American ink market is showing signs of improvements in some segments and in some countries. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
UVitec Printing Ink (www.uvitec.com) has introduced a UV curable scanning coating (#15610-87) created using a proprietary manufacturing process that results in the coating achieving a high degree of brilliance and readability. Designed for use on fle… 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 »
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
Environmental Inks and Coatings (EIC), Morganton, NC, unveiled a variety of new products and services during CMM in Chicago, IL.      The Pro Plus System is the most flexible color delivery system available today, according to EIC. T… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
There are signs that the ink industry may see economic improvement in 2003. 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
SunGraphics, Maumee, OH, a prepress trade service for paper packaging, has announced the opening of its new graphic design center and flexo plate manufacturing facility in Antioch, CA. The state-of-the-art facility provides package design and finishe… 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 »
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 »