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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
HarperScientific announced that industry veteran Tony Donato has accepted the position of technical sales manager.
“We are delighted to have a person of Tony’s caliber join our team,” said Jim Harper, HarperSci… Read More »
The Gravure Association of America, Inc. (GAA) has appointed William E. Sunter technical director. He served most recently as manager, technical training development at RJR Packaging, where he developed training programs and materials. His 35 years e… Read More »
Charles Murray, corporate vice president and managing director, Sun Chemical Europe, will now lead Sun Chemical businesses in the U.K. and Ireland incorporating news inks, liquid inks for packaging, publication gravure, heatset, sheetfed and WebXtras… Read More »
Flint Ink has introduced its Rub’nSmell scented inks, which will enhance the appeal of consumer brands. Rub’nSmell inks extend the enticing scents of products to consumers to drive brand sales at the point of purchase, where 70 percent of… Read More »
Stork Prints has appointed Wilfried Koopman as managing director, graphics of Stork Prints B.V. Mr. Koopman will be responsible for furthering the growth of the graphic business portfolio within the Stork Prints group. This covers the company’s… Read More »
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 »
To offset the continuing escalation of raw materials, energy, and freight costs, Flint Ink North America announced the following price increases and freight surcharges, effective Oct. 1, 2005:
• Heatset web offset and publication gravure inks… Read More »
The Gravure Association of America, Inc. (GAA) and the Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) have released a new textbook, Gravure Process & Technology, second edition.
Gravure Process & Technology, second edition is the on… Read More »
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 »
When the subject of pigments comes up, the talk usually centers on price. Yet in speaking with ink industry executives, particularly leaders at smaller niche companies, properties and consistent quality are also of great importance. Read More »
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 »
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.
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Siegwerk Group of Siegburg, Germany, has signed an agreement to acquire CCI Color Converting Inc., based in Des Moines, IA. The acquisition, which will extend the presence of Siegwerk Group in North America and strengthen its overall global position… Read More »