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Published June 8, 2007
Sun Chemical has introduced Metal-Eco, the world’s first vegetable oil-based sheetfed offset metallic inks that are completely mineral oil-free.      Metal-Eco will give new focus to metallic printing, meet the most stringent… 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 »
Published June 6, 2007
Cytec Launches Energy Curable Polyester Acrylate For Flexographic Inks Cytec Industries has launched Ebecryl 453 UV/EB curable resin for the production of flexographic inks designed for emerging applications in filmic packaging, folding cartons… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2007
Providing strong product development and expertise is helping resin manufacturers make gains in the marketplace. Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 4, 2007
Issues such as rising energy costs and environmental regulations are driving the market for UV/EB technologies. 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 »
Published March 30, 2007
Sun Chemical has introduced Metal-Eco, the world’s first vegetable oil-based sheetfed offset metallic inks that are completely mineral oil-free.     Metal-Eco will give new focus to metallic printing, meet the most stringent… Read More »
Published March 15, 2007
Wolstenholme International Inc. launched its new Unipak SuperCure metallic inks for UV offset and UV flexo printing. These technologically advanced metallic inks are manufactured with a superior selection of bronze and aluminum pigments as well as sp… 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Looking at Similarities Between The Ink and Pigment Industries Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 26, 2007
Vehicles and varnishes play a critical role in ink, and terms such as 'guts' and 'heart of the ink' speak to their importance. Ink makers rely on their suppliers to help provide the critical characteristics that printers seek. Read More »
The Metallic Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 7, 2006
Despite escalating raw material prices, there is still a growing demand for metallic inks and pigments. Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
As part of a consistent strategic and operative alignment, the Division Effect Pigments (ECKART Group) of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, Germany, is concentrating on realizing synergy potentials and on improving the structures within the division. ECKART w… 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 »
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 Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2006
Led by crude oil, prices for key ink ingredients across the spectrum are rising dramatically, leading companies to wonder when, and if, prices will eventually stabilize. Read More »
Published August 3, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has acquired a majority share in the company MetalFX, creator of an innovative, versatile and cost-effective print concept that allows thousands of metallic effects to be produced accurately in one run on a five-color press.… Read More »
The Inkjet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 7, 2006
As inkjet printing continues its rapid growth, ink manufacturers are continually creating new technologies that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Will the commercial sheetfed market be the next major frontier for inkjet? 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 »
Despite Achieving Price Increases, Pigment Manufacturers Face Challenges
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 1, 2006
Despite improving economic conditions, pigment leaders have numerous concerns, including rising raw material costs and offshore competition. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Published February 16, 2006
ECKART will increase its prices for aluminum pigments, PVD pigments, aluminum-based printing inks and also zinc pigments throughout the world from March 1, 2006. The increase for aluminum-based printing inks is 3 percent, whereas the increase for… Read More »
Published February 6, 2006
Sun Chemical has announced a licensing agreement for it to make and sell MetalFX inks, a technology that can be used to print up to 104 million metallic colors by overprinting process color inks over MetalFX Base silver ink, in North America.  … Read More »
Published January 16, 2006
Sun Chemical has announced a licensing agreement for it to make and sell MetalFX inks, a technology that can be used to print up to 104 million metallic colors. Sun Chemical will have five locations strategically located throughout the United Stat… 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 »
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
Wolstenholme International Inc., West Chicago, IL, announced that Tartan Color & Chemical, Inc. is exclusively representing the company’s metallic ink and pigment and carbon black dispersion products throughout Canada.     … Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Flint-Schmidt announced that the company has agreed to the sale of its metal decorating business to the senior management of the division, financed by an industrial investor group and Handelsbanken.      The new company will be led b… 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
INX International Ink Co. is now offering inks compatible with the MetalFX process.      MetalFX is an award-winning technology that has opened up a whole new color spectrum for printers and designers. Thousands of striking metallic… Read More »
CPMA 2005 Annual Conference is a Success
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Pigments provide the color we see in so many products, whether its paint, ink, cosmetics, plastics or so many other parts of our daily lives. Read More »
Pigment Producers Look to Increase Prices, Improve Margins
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Pigment producers are, with mixed results, pressing for higher prices in Europe in the wake of increases in their raw material costs. 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
S.P. Morell and Company was recently appointed by Eckart America to represent its metallic and pearlescent pigment lines in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.… 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 »
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 »
Published October 25, 2005
MD-Both Industries announced that John Erbeck has been named MD-Both Industries’ Sales Manager of the Year for 2004. Mr. Erbeck received the award in recognition and appreciation of his tremendous contributions, hard work, enthusiasm and outsta… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Ciba Specialty Chemicals is complementing its range of pigments through the acquisition of the high-reflectance aluminum Metasheen line from Wolstenholme International Limited, Blackburn, UK. The transaction includes the respective manufacturing faci… 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 »
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 »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Although there generally were signs of improvement in 2004, vehicle and varnish suppliers are watching raw material pricing and profitability closely in 2005. Read More »
The Sheetfed Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Ink manufacturers saw some improvement in the sheetfed market, as packaging in particular showed growth, but increasing costs are creating serious concerns. Read More »
Rising Raw Material Costs Drive Ink Price Increases
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Ink makers are stepping up their drive to persuade customers to accept higher selling prices to offset hikes in raw material costs. 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 »
Published October 24, 2005
Wolstenholme International Inc. is committed to being a long-term supplier of high quality carbon black dispersions and providing high levels of service and support for its customers.  However, in order to do that, company officials say they can… 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 »