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Solid Growth Continues in Latin America
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 11, 2007
Growth in the estimated $750 million Latin American ink market continues to be strong in 2007. Read More »
Published July 5, 2007
Flint Group continues to design new and innovative products to promote further development of print quality and workflow in the printing industry. After careful research into the systems formulated by the merged companies that form Flint Group, a new… Read More »
Published June 20, 2007
Flint Group Pigments announced that effective July 1, 2007, Frauke F. Meissner will assume the position of vice president and general manager, Flint Group Pigments - Europe Region. Ms. Meissner will replace Hans Olschner upon his retirement in July.&… Read More »
Published June 8, 2007
Flint Group is to more than double its capacity for producing heatset printing inks at its Frankfurt production site. The expansion to 55,000 metric tons per year is scheduled for completion in the next few weeks. At the same, the company is investin… Read More »
CPMA Examines The Value of Color
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 6, 2007
CPMA's 2007 International Conference focused on the importance of color in the ink, coatings and cosmetics industries. Read More »
European Pigment Report
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 6, 2007
Chinese pigment producers, gains in pigment dispersants and REACH are among the key issues facing European pigment manufacturers. Read More »
Published June 4, 2007
Combined group will have revenues of approximately 2.55 billion (US$3.32 billion) Read More »
Published May 10, 2007
Flint Group has announced an agreement in principle to acquire Day International, a world leader in the supply of printing blankets, sleeves, image transfer media and pressroom chemicals. Day will operate as a business unit within Flint Group, and th… Read More »
INX
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
INX International's president and CEO receives ink industry's highest honor in recognition of 36 years of distinguished leadership. 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 »
NAPIM Convention Analyzes Digital, Conventional Technologies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
The growth of digital technologies was the focus of this year's convention. Read More »
Published May 2, 2007
Flint Group will more than double its capacity for heatset inks at its Frankfurt production site to 55,000 metric tons annually. Read More »
Published April 20, 2007
Transaction will strengthen Flint Group's position as global supplier of graphic arts consumables. Read More »
Published April 12, 2007
Flint Group’s offices in Ann Arbor, MI relocated in early March. The company’s administrative offices will move to Plymouth, MI, and the laboratories will relocate to Ypsilanti, MI.      The moves come as a result of cor… Read More »
Ink Companies are Being Called Upon To Help Drive Toward Carbon Labeling
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published April 4, 2007
The European printing industry and its suppliers are having to become much more active on the issue of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to public awareness about global warming. 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 3, 2007
Christopher Bonk, William Curtin, Salvatore Moscuzza, Dan Neese, Diane Parisi, Anthony Renzi and George Sickinger honored 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 »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Sales of printing inks rose throughout Europe in 2006, but raw materials, REACH and the overall outlook for print media remain serious concerns. Read More »
Published March 5, 2007
Flint Group's offices in Ann Arbor, MI will relocate in early March. The company's administrative offices will move to Plymouth, MI, and the laboratories will relocate to Ypsilanti, MI. The moves come as a result of corporate staff reductions and d… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs will illustrate vividly the conference theme, “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be held at… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
The global markets for the raw materials required to manufacture printing inks have for quite some time been dominated not only by continuously rising prices but also by a growing shortage of these resources.      Despite stagnating… 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 »
Published January 11, 2007
Flint Group’s North American Packaging and Sheetfed divisions announced they will increase prices on all packaging and commercial inks. Flint Group will honor its contractual obligations in implementing the increases. Price increases are effect… 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
Flint Group's North American Packaging and Sheetfed divisions announced they will increase prices on all packaging and commercial inks. Customers will be notified directly by Flint Group's sales organization to discuss the impact for the particular p… Read More »
Published December 14, 2006
Flint Group recently celebrated the official opening of a new state-of-the-art ink manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. The plant provides packaging and commercial printers with water- and solvent-based inks, UV inks, specialty inks and varnis… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Siegwerk announced the appointment of Jimmy Garnier as managing director of the UK business based in Haydock. This move is the next logical step in Siegwerk’s strategy to underline the company's commitment to the UK and priority to optimize ope… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
The worldwide demand for energy and chemical raw materials continues to rise unabated, which is restricting the supply of basic ingredients used by the printing ink manufacturing industry. For example, the price for crude oil has more than doubled si… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
EFI, the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks and print management solutions, has completed its acquisition of Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group, for approximately $40 million in cash. The acqu… 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 »
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 17, 2006
The worldwide demand for energy and chemical raw materials continues to rise unabated, which is restricting the supply of basic ingredients used by the printing ink manufacturing industry. For example, the price for crude oil has more than doubled si… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
Flint Group’s North American Sheetfed Division now offers the K+E line of premium sheetfed inks known worldwide for their ultimate quality, consistency and performance in high-end color printing applications.      The recent me… 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 »
Published November 6, 2006
Flint Group Pigments announced Nov. 2, 2006 that it will cease production of pigment products at its Holland, MI, plant effective Jan. 5, 2007. The plant produces dry and flushed colorants used in printing inks and other applications, and since 2… Read More »
Published November 6, 2006
EFI, the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format inkjet printers and inks, and print management solutions, announced Oct. 31, 2006 it has completed its acquisition of Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group, for approximately $… Read More »
Published November 3, 2006
Flint Group Pigments, a global manufacturer of colorants and other products, has signed an agreement with Connell Bros. Company, Ltd. for distribution of its colorants and additives in the Asia/Pacific region. The partnership significantly increases… Read More »
Published October 17, 2006
Flint Group’s North American Sheetfed Division now offers the K+E line of premium sheetfed inks known worldwide for their ultimate quality, consistency and performance in high-end color printing applications. The recent merger between XSYS P… Read More »
Published October 16, 2006
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) recently three longtime industry professionals during  the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 50th Technical Conference. Andrew Matthews, technical director for… 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
Flint Group News Ink Division announced national price increases for coldset and news offset ink products, effective Oct. 1, 2006. The price increases include black and color inks and vary depending on product type.      “Since… 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 Publication Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2006
As raw material costs continue to rise, publication ink manufacturers have finally been able to pass along some price increases. 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 »