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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 »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
2002 was essentially a flat year for pigment companies, but global politics, raw material supply and cost uncertainties, increasing competition and pricing pressures are among the concerns that are facing pigment manufacturers in 2003. Read More »
The Flexo Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The outlook for the flexo ink market continues to look strong as flexo makes further inroads in the packaging industry and new applications are being developed. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Chris Ravenscroft has assumed the position of president of MD-Both Industries, a North American provider of metallic inks, bronze and aluminum pigments and carbon black dispersions. In addition to overseeing  MD-Both Industries, Mr. Ravenscroft… Read More »
UV/EB Update
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Despite the economic downturn, the radiation-curing industry continues to flourish, and many new opportunities for UV and EB are being developed. Read More »
International Top Companies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As our Annual International Top Companies Report illustrates, the printing ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, U.K., Sweden, Holland, India, Belgium, Brazil and France home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
High Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As printing ink manufacturers are challenged to offer newer color choices and higher performance options, they are turning to high performance and special effect pigments to meet this need. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
UVitec Printing Ink, Inc., Lodi, NJ, has introduced the 87 series of UV flexographic inks that was developed using a proprietary process that results in the inks having outstanding press performance and cured film properties. The quality of the 87 se… Read More »
RadTech 2002 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Forecast is for continued growth in radiation-curing market. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
John Carey, former owner of Ets. Carey, which later became Radium Bronze, a metallic pigment and metallic inks manufacturer, passed away on March 27, 2002. Mr. Carey was well respected in the printing and ink industies. He is survived by his wife Lis… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Akzo Nobel Inks has relaunched Lithocure 200, a dedicated UV offset ink for narrow web applications, which has been reformulated with further improvements in press performance and adhesion characteristics.      The improved Lithocur… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
MD-Both Industries announced that Egloff, Inc. has been chosen as MD-Both’s Agent of the Year, Graphic Arts for 2001. Cincinnati, OH-based Egloff, Inc. was awarded the honor in recognition and appreciation of their hard work, enthusiasm, persis… Read More »
SICPA Makes Gains in North American Packaging Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The company's commercial inks business unit is making strides since its 2000 acquisition of Kromacorp. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
In August 2001, Color Mate, Inc., Gastonia, NC announced the opening of its second location in Mt. Holly, NC. Color Mate was established in 1990 and has been producing aqueous black dispersions for the textile, printing ink and paper industries. The… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
With very few exceptions, 2001 was a difficult year for pigment suppliers to the ink industry, as the slumping U.S. economy and increasing pressure on prices made 2001 a year that major pigment producers hope never to repeat. Read More »
European Ink Review
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
There are signs that the economic indicators may be turning around Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
MD-Both Industries unveiled its new web site, www.mdboth.com. The site contains company news and contact information, as well as a product search feature for viewing product information on MD-Both’s range of metallic ink, bronze and aluminum pi… Read More »
Published September 8, 2005
3M Commercial Graphics, the automotive divisions of 3M, and Sericol Inc., the world’s largest screen ink manufacturer, have announced a lifetime warranty that combines select 3M films with Sericol Duracal UV Screen Ink System.    &n… Read More »
Providing Security
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 8, 2005
Printing ink manufacturers continue to develop innovative new products to help in the battle to thwart counterfeiters and provide additional security. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Russell Heinzinger has joined the MD-Both Industries sales team as regional sales manager for the Midwest region.  He is responsible for midwest sales of MD-Both’s product range of metallic pigments and inks, as well as Wolstenholme Intern… Read More »
German Ink Companies Look to the Future
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 6, 2005
The major German ink companies look to expand their horizons through increased efforts in exports. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Akzo Nobel Inks Corp. has introduced new UV rotary screen one-part metallic inks. Metalglow S screen metallic inks are a one-part UV screen metallic system which exhibits excellent performance on a variety of synthetic substrates, coated and uncoated… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Blend of new features, old favorites make for a valuable time for attendees. Read More »
Making a Difference at EIC
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Ed Redman made a decision to stay in North Carolina and develop his own ink company, and the results have been exceptional. Read More »
Print 01 Overshadowed by Tragedy, Economy
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Even before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, Print 01 was a disappointment for most ink companies. Read More »
The UV Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Hybrid inks, a combination of UV and conventional ink, has become an increasingly popular product for the printing industry. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Facing rising costs, many pigment makers raised their prices, but as the U.S. economy begins to slow down, the future is uncertain. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical has announced that it plans to expand its 2-ethylhexanoic (2-EH) acid manufacturing capacity. According to the company, the expansion comes as a result of a growth in the number of end-use markets for the acid and… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Flemington, NJ-based U.S. Bronze Powders, Inc. has announced the opening of a new 3,100 square foot technical center for corporate research and development at the U.S. Aluminum plant in Haskell, NJ. According to the company, the center, which is sche… Read More »
Just Add Metallics
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Gold and silver are more than just the color of Olympic medals. Adding gold and silver pigments and inks will make packaging sparkle and shine, creating a new, exciting look. Read More »
Sun Chemical Rises
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
How the ink industry's largest company got to where it is today, and how its leaders plan to avoid the mistakes that decimated Inmont and others. Read More »
Providing Added Value to the Ink Industry
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
NPIRI's 44th Technical Conference offers new short courses and timely information to attendees. Read More »
Signs of a Bright Future
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 2, 2005
UV inks are picking up marketshare as printers learn about the benefits offered by UV technology. Driving demand are improved productivity and better performance characteristics. Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Rising crude oil prices have led to cost increases that practically span the raw material spectrum. Read More »
Gans Ink Celebrates 50 Years
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Bob Gans reflects on 50th anniversary of Gans Ink & Supply, and the numerous civic and professional awards that he has received. Read More »
The European Flexo Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Flexographic printing is continuing to notch up fast growth rates in the European packaging sector. But as it continues to gain a larger share of the market, mainly at the expense of litho offset, it is facing tougher challenges which could slow down its fast expansion. Read More »
The Pigment Update
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Pigment manufacturers are concerned about increasing raw material costs. Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 2, 2005
While accepting that sales will rise, many ink makers believe they will struggle even to maintain what they perceive as existing low margins, let alone stop them from declining even further. Read More »
North of the Border
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 2, 2005
A weak Canadian dollar hasn’t prevented Canadian ink companies from reaping the benefits of a growing industry. Companies are reporting strong gains across the industry, whether it be flexo, sheetfed, litho, gravure or specialty inks. Read More »
Published August 3, 2005
Altana Chemie AG, the specialty chemicals division of Altana, has signed an agreement to acquire Eckart GmbH & Co. KG, Furth, Germany. Eckart, an international specialty chemicals group, is a leading manufacturer of metallic  effect pigments… Read More »