Johnson Matthey has completed its acquisition of the Synetix division of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI) in all territories except India. Completion of the purchase of those Synetix businesses which are owned by ICI India Limited remains subje… Read More »
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 »
The past few years have been difficult for printing ink manufacturers and their customers, as key segments in the publication market have slumped. Industry leaders are cautiously optimistic that a turnaround may occur in the near future. Read More »
Flint Ink (www.flintink.com) will be highlighting energy curable ink systems at Graph Expo/Converting Expo 2002, Oct. 6-9, at McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL.
In particular, Flint Ink will be focusing on its new X… Read More »
Eastern Color and Chemical Company, Providence, RI and Greenville, SC, has been awarded the registered trademark of Rainoff, formerly Raneoff, for their line of scientifically designed textile water and oil repellants, soil release agents, upholstery… Read More »
INX International Ink Co., the third-largest producer of ink in North America and Nazdar, the leading manufacturer of screen printing inks in North America, have formed an alliance to co-develop products and services for the roll label market.
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Day-Glo Color Corp. has appointed Pi/Con Chemicals, Inc., Chicago, IL, to be the Midwest representative for its complete line of daylight fluorescent pigments, offset printing bases, screen inks, paints, pigment dispersions and Dazzle precision cut g… Read More »
The reengineering of INX International has transformed the company from a decentralized geographical oriented company to a centralized company based upon product lines.
“In 2001, our standardization and centralization initia… Read More »
Alden and Ott Printing Inks L.P., Arlington Heights, IL, has opened its newest facility, located in Gastonia, NC. The new plant will manufacture and distribute all of the company’s offset and flexo printing ink product lines.
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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 »
INX International Ink Co. has appointed Kevin Yeazell to vice president of sales and marketing for the sheetfed offset division.
In his new position, Mr. Yeazell will be responsible for the management of the sheetfed offset sal… Read More »
Significant growth in the demand for new UV/EB ink systems from North American label and folding carton converters has resulted in expanded operations at Flint Ink’s Toronto, Ontario facility. The 86,000 square-foot site will now operate 24/7 i… Read More »
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 »
Imerys Pigments and Additives Group has announced that prices of its North American ground calcium carbonate (GCC) products will increase effective Feb. 1, 2002. The magnitude of the increase will vary by product, with increases ranging between 3 and… Read More »
Printers, ink and equipment suppliers are working to make gravure a strong short-run alternative. It remains to be seen if gravure can overcome its image of being a high quality, large-run process and successfully reach out to the ever-increasing short-run marketplace. Read More »
BASF announced Nov. 8 that its North American Printing Systems Group has formed an alliance with Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Limited to distribute BASF’s line of K+E printing inks in Canada.
“This new and ex… Read More »
Scitex Digital Printing has launched Business Color, a new print category designed to extend color printing to new market segments.
The technology behind Business Color by Scitex optimizes print quality, speed, and econom… Read More »
The Web Offset Association (WOA), a special industry group of Printing Industries of America, Inc., has announced the appointment of its 2001-2002 Board of Directors and Supplier Advisory Board.
Larry Cole becomes the 31st pres… Read More »