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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 »
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
Sartomer Company today announced that the British Standards Institute, Reston, VA, has recommended its Chatom, AL plant for ISO 9001:2000 registration.      The Chatom plant is Sartomer’s seventh facility to be ISO registered… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
The European Flexographic Technical Association (EFTA) has given MetalFX the gold award for Outstanding Technical Innovation at the EFTA Print Awards 2004. The company was also given the special glass vase for Achievement of the Year    &n… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Having introduced MetalFX technology together with a complete range of MetalFX base silver inks to North America 12 months ago, MD-Both Industries, West Chicago, IL has announced that it is an approved supplier and distributor of MetalFX Technologies… Read More »
Drupa 2004 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Drupa 2004 drew nearly 400,000 attendees and showcased new technologies. As the printing industry evolves, the ink industry continues to change with the times. Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Anthony J. Ameo Jr. has been named president of Eckart America L.P., a leading provider of metallic and pearlescent special effect pigments, powders, pastes, dispersions and printing inks.      Mr. Ameo will be responsible for the ov… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Nazdar has signed an agreement to distribute the Matan Spark1612 and Matan Spring12 thermal printers.      “As digital printing technology continues to develop, Nazdar Digital is expanding its product offerings to reflect the… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Sun Chemical announced at Drupa that its Coates Screen business unit is working closely with QinetiQ, one of Europe’s largest science and technology solutions companies, on the development of RFID systems such as low-cost, high volume RFID secu… Read More »
The European Pigment Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 10, 2005
European pigment manufacturers are developing new product and software innovations to meet the increasing demand for color. Read More »
The Gravure Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 10, 2005
As technological advances continue to be made in the gravure packaging market, gravure is now able to compete with flexo. 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
Altana Chemie AG, the specialty chemicals division of Altana AG, has signed an agreement to acquire Eckart GmbH & Co. KG, Furth, Germany for €630 million ($765 million).      Eckart, an international specialty chemicals grou… Read More »
Major Acquisitions are Transforming The European Printing Ink Industry
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 19, 2005
The European printing ink sector has been going through yet another bout of consolidation Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Jetrion LLC has launched new low-temperature UV ink jet inks for drop-on-demand (DOD) applications. The new inks were designed to offer important performance and production benefits to ink jet printer manufacturers and to commercial printers and conv… 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 »
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 »
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 »
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
The Sartomer Company (www.sartomer.com) announced that its Stratford, CT plant has achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration. The Stratford plant is Sartomer’s fifth facility to become ISO registered, and the second to meet the newer ISO 9001:2000 st… 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 »
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
Eckart America L.P. and its printer of advertising inserts, Great Lakes Lithograph of Cleveland, OH, have been awarded a “Print Excellence Award” from the Printing Industries Association, Inc., serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO).… Read More »