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Published December 29, 2008
Flint Group has announced a 15 percent price increase for web offset inks with immediate effect, latest by Jan. 1, 2009. "Whilst the price of oil has fallen in recent weeks the cost of other raw materials such as pigments, intermediates, re… Read More »
Published December 1, 2008
Today at ca. 10:00 local time an explosion occurred at Flint Group’s manufacturing site in Slough, UK, followed by a fire. The site was evacuated and the fire was quickly brought under control by local fire brigades. The cause of the explosion… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
For ink manufacturers, 2008 finished on a difficult note, as the economy and the state of raw materials took its toll. Still, there is a sense of cautious optimism going into 2009, as �green� products and new technologies offer opportunities. Read More »
The Metallic Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 25, 2008
Metallic inks, used to create eye-catching graphics, are becoming more popular in packaging to attract consumers and create differentiation on the shelf. Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
The development of new environmentally friendly technologies is helping suppliers offset higher raw material costs and the economic downturn. Read More »
Published November 21, 2008
INX International Ink Co. and an impressive group of customers recently earned multiple awards across a broad spectrum of categories in the 2008 Gold Ink Awards competition. The annual event was sponsored by Printing Impressions and Publishing Execut… Read More »
Published November 13, 2008
Central Ink Corporation announced the launch of its new web site, www.CICInk.com. The new CICInk.com features a user-friendly Flash interface that makes it easy for site visitors to find detailed information about the company’s many ink prod… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
Arizona Chemical has reached an agreement to purchase Abieta Chemie, a leading European rosin upgrading company, from private funds managed by AUCTUS Management GmbH&Co KG equity firm. The deal is expected to close after regulatory clearances hav… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
Flint Group announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of the specialist anti-set-off manufacturer Russell-Webb Ltd. The powder business will be integrated into Flint Group’s press room consumables division, Day International, wh… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Examines Sustainability and the Environment
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Ink manufacturers, suppliers, printers and print buyers were on hand to discuss the sustainability and environmental issues during NPIRI�s annual technical conference. Read More »
The Energy-Curable Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Despite raw material pricing and supply issues, UV- and EB-curable inks and coatings enjoy growth in the marketplace, while LED-curable technologies offer new opportunities. Read More »
The 2008 European Ink Directory
By Staff
Published November 5, 2008
This year's directory covers all of Europe, from the leading international ink companies to regional and local ink manufacturers, complete with contact and product information. Read More »
Published October 28, 2008
Addressing heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical introduced PrintSmart publication inks.   The PrintSmart product line includes four families of he… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Cytec Industries Inc. announced price increases for its Cymel, Melmac, Beckamine and Uformite amino resins on all shipments in North and South America on or after Sept. 15, 2008, or as contracts allow.      The price increases by pro… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Web offset or sheetfed, virtually any print operation will find new and enhanced ink and coating products as well as money-saving systems from INX International Ink Co. during Graph Expo, which runs from Oct. 26-29 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Central Ink Corporation, the 10th largest North American ink manufacturer, according to a 2007 report by Ink World magazine, will be celebrating 75 consecutive years of serving the printing industry on Oct. 5 of this year.   Central Ink Corpo… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Higher raw material costs and the weakening economy have impacted the packaging market, although there are also opportunities for growth. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Publication ink manufacturers are trying to balance higher costs with the need for new products as they try to help their customers meet the demands of the changing marketplace. Read More »
Published October 2, 2008
Flint Group announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of the specialist anti-set-off manufacturer Russell-Webb Ltd. The powder business will be integrated into Flint Group’s press room consumables division, Day International, wh… Read More »
Published September 17, 2008
Superior Printing Ink is expanding sales of ISO-2846-1 compliant process inks in their sheetfed, UV and heatset web product lines. With the increasing acceptance of GRACoL 7 within the printing industry and greater awareness of ISO printing standa… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
The newest addition to the lineup of best-in-class digital printers at Fujifilm Sericol’s new multi-million dollar, 7,000 square foot Solutions Center is the revolutionary Inca Onset. For a limited time starting in August, commercial point-of-p… Read More »
Published September 3, 2008
Central Ink Corporation, the 10th largest North American ink manufacturer, according to a 2007 report by Ink World magazine, will be celebrating 75 consecutive years of serving the printing industry on Oct. 5 of this year.     Centra… Read More »
Published September 3, 2008
Web offset or sheetfed, virtually any print operation will found new and enhanced ink and coating products as well as money-saving systems from INX International Ink Co. during Graph Expo, which runs from Oct. 26-29 at Chicago’s McCormick Place… Read More »
New Inkjet Technologies Take Aim at Sheetfed Offset Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 3, 2008
Having made major gains in the large format segment at the expense of screen printing, inkjet is now poised to make further inroads in the sheetfed market. Read More »
Published August 14, 2008
Citing significant and continuing advances in raw material, energy and transportation costs, INX International Ink Co. has announced an increase in ink prices of 10-12 percent across all product lines, effective Sept.1. This move follows similar incr… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication and News Inks divisions have announced a crude oil surcharge on all heatset, coldset and news inks, effective July 1, 2008. This surcharge is necessary to offset the impact of rapidly escalating raw material, ene… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Due to unrelenting increases in the cost of crude oil, and the resultant impact on raw material and transportation costs, Fujifilm Sericol increased prices in North America effective Aug. 1. The increases typically range between 5 to 10 percent by pr… Read More »
Drupa 2008 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
Drupa 2008 was another huge show, with nearly 391,000 visitors from 138 countries checking out the 1,971 exhibits, and leading international ink manufacturers were well represented, showcasing innovative new products and services. Read More »
International Companies to Watch
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
Editor's Note: Here, in alphabetical order, are a few additional leading international ink companies that deserve notice. Brancher Company        Parc d’activite du Saule 28170 Tremblay les villages, Fr… Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
High-Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published August 6, 2008
Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase. Read More »
Printed Electronics Make Gains, But There are Challenges Ahead
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published August 6, 2008
The printed electronics industry in Europe is enjoying growth, but obstacles such as pricing and further technological improvements remain. Read More »
Published July 17, 2008
Due to unrelenting increases in the cost of crude oil, and the resultant impact on raw material and transportation costs, Fujifilm Sericol will increase prices in North America effective August 1. The increases typically range between 5-10 percent by… Read More »
Published July 17, 2008
Flint Group Narrow Web will unveil real innovations at its booth  5713 at Labelexpo Americas 2008, presenting 21st-century print solutions for the best in label, tag and package printing, and pushing the boundaries in decorative, security and qu… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Due to a dramatic spike in raw material, energy and transportation costs, Sun Chemical Corporation’s Performance Pigments Division will increase global pigment prices on average by 10 to 30 percent effective July 1.      &ldquo… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Sun Chemical has signed a partnership contract with Fogra, the graphic technology research association based in Munich, Germany, to contribute to the association’s activities in the certification of offset print shops according to Process Stand… Read More »
Latin American Ink Growth Tempered by U.S. Downturn
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published July 1, 2008
There are good opportunities for growth in Latin America, notably in packaging, but ink manufacturers are keeping an eye on the U.S. economy. Read More »
Energy Efficiency, Sustainability are Key Topics at drupa 2008
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published July 1, 2008
With an eye toward the soaring cost of energy and the increasing interest in sustainability, exhibitors at drupa 2008 emphasized new technologies. Read More »
Published June 30, 2008
Central Ink Corporation announced that due to the rising costs of raw materials, the company will be implementing a price increase on its inks, effective July 1, 2008.  The price increase includes an extra $0.12 /lb on all non-heat black inks, a… Read More »
Published June 25, 2008
Siegwerk, the third-largest ink company in the worldwide printing ink market, is highly satisfied with its performance at drupa 2008 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Reflecting the new company philosophy “Ink, Heart & Soul” with numerous… Read More »
Published June 25, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication and News Inks divisions have announced a crude oil surcharge on all heatset, coldset and news inks, effective July 1, 2008. This surcharge is necessary to offset the impact of rapidly escalating raw material, ene… Read More »
Published June 10, 2008
Sun Chemical has signed a partnership contract with Fogra, the graphic technology research association based in Munich, Germany, to contribute to the association’s activities in the certification of offset print shops according to Process Stand… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication Inks Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective June 1, 2008. The price increases range from 10 to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the co… Read More »
RadTech 2008 Showcases UV, EB Technologies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
The UV and EB markets have enjoyed excellent growth in recent years Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
As the Asia-Pacific region continues to enjoy economic expansion, led by China and India, printing ink manufacturers are enjoying strong growth throughout the region. Read More »
The Importance of Testing Equipment
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
Testing equipment allows ink manufacturers to ensure quality and consistency in all facets of business, from incoming raw materials to the finished ink. As a result, ink companies rely on testing equipment manufacturers for expertise. Read More »
Published June 3, 2008
Siegwerk is stepping up its activities in waterless web offset with a separate in-house production line for the ARIDAS ink series. “With the new production line, as well as with extra resources for research and development, we are respondin… Read More »
Published May 30, 2008
At drupa 2008, Sun Chemical is presenting a unique range of cutting-edge technologies and customer-focused services for the whole packaging industry, highlighting its expertise and capabilities as a single source supplier.   Under the theme &l… Read More »
Published May 30, 2008
A breakthrough in UV curing inks for sheetfed offset printing has been unveiled by Sun Chemical as part of its growing commitment to customers and the environment. Commercial production has started for a world-first ‘eco-friendly’ UV ink,… Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication Inks Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective June 1, 2008. The price increases range from 10 to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the co… Read More »