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By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
The pigment industry has undergone a tremendous amount of changes in recent years, but one element remains a constant: the importance of pigments to a host of industries, including graphic arts, paints and coatings, plastics, cosmetics and many other… Read More »
By William R. Doughery, Sartomer Company
Published October 29, 2009
Editor’s Note: “A Novel Pigment Dispersant and Surfactant For Radiation Curable Waterborne Ink Jet Inks” was presented at NIP 19. Reprinted with permission of IS&T: The Society of Imaging Science and Technology. The developme… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Services have become a major means of maintaining or improving margins for ink makers in Europe at a time of relentless pressure on product prices. The objective is to provide printers with a lot more than just a drum of ink, and even more than basi… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
The pigment industry has faced a great many challenges in recent years, in particular because of worldwide overcapacity and the influx of offshore products. This has led to decreases in prices for many products, and in some cases, dramatic reductions… Read More »
By Lisa Hahn, Flexo Tech
Published October 29, 2009
When incorporated into water, surfactants strive to reduce their surface energy by isolating their hydrophobic segments from the aqueous phase Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 28, 2009
Nanotechnology has become a hot topic in the world of industry in recent years, as companies come up with applications where nanoparticles can make an impact. One such area is in printing, where nanotechnology can impart new qualities to the product,… Read More »
By Jorg Mannig and Ray Verderber, ECKART America
Published October 28, 2009
Metallic inks have long been used to enhance the value and convey quality of the printed piece Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 28, 2009
The trend toward greater use of color will also present technological and cost challenges for ink formulators and pigment manufacturers Read More »
By Heidemarie Menzel and Dr. Hans-Tobias Macholdt, Clariant
Published October 16, 2009
Ink jet technology is increasingly accepted for wide format printing on materials such as paper, card, glass and plastics Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Flint Ink's Jack Benson brings extensive technical, marketing experience to his role as vice president, corporate procurement. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Driven by the need for product differentiation and decorative appeal, the metallic and pearlescent ink market continues to grow. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
It is rare that one meets a person whose quest for knowledge has successfully led to the mastery of numerous fields. Dr. Rich Podhajny, manager of technology, NPD & QC for Colorcon No-Tox Products, is just such a person. Ever since he attended L… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Conference focused on 'Innovation for a Changing Industry' Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Each September, Ink World publishes its annual Buyers’ Guide, a comprehensive listing of suppliers of everything important to the manufacture of printing ink, from key raw materials spanning from adhesion promoters to zinc oxide, and equipment… Read More »
By Sel Avci, Elementis Specialties
Published October 15, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Rheological Additive Selection for Printing Inks” was presented at the Eurocoat Inkmakers Forum during the 2nd European Congress on Printing Inks, held at Nüremberg, Germany April 9-10, 2003. Abstract: The vari… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
Time and again, we hear about the importance of providing value to the marketplace. Certainly, as consumers we all are looking for the best value, whether it is in a car, a restaurant, a place to live or virtually any other choice. Defining “v… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
For most people, getting together for the holidays encompasses a friendly gathering full of light conversation. For Susanna Ross and Christina Short, who had become friends while working at Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Thanksgiving was a much more momen… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
More than 2,000 inkies among the more than 16,000 attendees at this year's ECS. Read More »
By Edwin B. Faulkner, Sun Chemical Corporation u2013 Colors Group
Published October 14, 2009
the factors that have affected the organic pigment industry over the last year will be examined and a look will be taken at what’s in store for 2003 Read More »
By Dr. Sandro Leuenberger, SICPA Group
Published October 14, 2009
This article describes, from an international perspective and a practical standpoint, the applicable stipulations and the obligations and responsibilities of the ink manufacturer and the packaging printer Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
During the past few years, the printing ink industry has been struggling, caught between the slumping economy and increasing prices for raw materials. In addition, the unstable world political situation is also causing tremendous uncertainty. Perhap… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Education is key when it comes to the ink industry. Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Approximately 70 members of the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA) battled the worst snowstorm of the millennium to travel to Washington D.C. for CPMA’s two-day conference, titled “The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Indu… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Mr. Willock has become one of the leading authorities on resins in the industry Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Nanotechnology is already starting to have an impact on printing, particularly on the development of printing material Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
Howard Greenwald, who helped guide LANSCO Colors into a force in pigment distribution, died August 9, 2009.      Mr. Greenwald was a 1940 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He began supplying pigments,… Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
Sun Chemical demonstrated its commitment to delivering quality, service and innovation for the narrow web market at Label Expo Europe in Brussels. Visitors at the show learned about the fully upgraded line of core products within the Solaris system.… Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
ALTANA’s ECKART Effect Pigments division is strengthening its main factory in the Franconian town of Güntersthal in Bavaria and its site in Wackersdorf by relocating the production of aluminum pastes from its Italian site in Rivanazzano to… Read More »
Digital Printing of Textiles Makes Gains in Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 13, 2009
Digital printing processes, mainly based on inkjet systems, are making inroads into the textile printing sector Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Last year, the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA) held an impressive panel discussion on “The Future of Printing Inks.” Last year’s ambitious session featured Len DiLeo of Kohl & Madden, Jamie Sutphin of Micro Ink… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Despite a sluggish start to the year the metallic and special effect ink market has experienced modest growth, with many companies optimistic that the coming year will bring increased growth and recovery. “The beginning of the year started slo… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Ink companies find much interest as they launch new products for the market. Read More »
By B. Magny, S. Pelletier and G. Albrighton; G. Eiselu00e9, Cray Valley and SICPA
Published October 9, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Importance of Monomer Interfacial Tension for UV Curable Litho Inks Performance” was presented during the 2002 RadTech Technical Conference in Indianapolis, IN. ©2002, RadTech International North America, Inc.… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Smart labels and other similar ‘intelligent’ products using small chips or conductive polymer materials would appear to have little relevance to the general future of printing and inks. The majority of smart labels comprise electronic co… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
As 2002 heads into the final quarter, it is clear that the year has not brought the hoped-for gains that were anticipated after the recession in 2001. Rather, as the country grew wary after a number of major corporations collapsed amid what can be be… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
For some companies, a relatively minor acquisition can provide a major impetus for growth and success in other fields. Such is the case with Peacock Colors, the Addison, IL-based manufacturer of UV inks and colorants for plastics. In 1967, Frank Blo… Read More »
By Jack Kenny, Label and Narrow Web Editor
Published October 9, 2009
The first comprehensive Pantone color guide for flexographic printers in decades is coming off the presses at the Flexographic Trade School (FTS) in Charlotte, NC. The title is FTS Flexographic Color Application Guide in Popular PANTONE® Colors,… Read More »
Published October 9, 2009
Membership gathers for annual meeting at The Greenbrier in West Virginia Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2009
According to ancient mythology, the phoenix was a magical bird that would set itself afire at the end of its life cycle and then rise from the ashes of its deceased self. Though not quite as dramatic as that, Phoenix Inks shares a similar genesis. Mu… Read More »
Published October 9, 2009
Rodney Balmer receives TAA award, Maurice Carruthers named TAM award recipient Read More »
By Alexandra Pekarovicova, James Atkinson, Jan Pekarovic and Viera Khunova
Published October 8, 2009
Editor’s Note: “New Generation of Inks for Rotogravure” was presented during the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s 45th Annual Technical Conference, Oct. 17-19, 2001 in Scottsdale, AZ. The environmental and health pr… Read More »
By Kent Shah, Color Converting Industries
Published October 8, 2009
There are a number of papers published which discuss the yellowing or pinking (discoloration) of white polyethylene films. However, there is no reference nor sufficient explanation on the role of printing ink in such discoloration. Research presented… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
An industry that had disappointing results in 2001 finds itself facing ever-tougher competition from overseas suppliers and is also having a difficult time getting desperately needed price increases. As a result, pressure is building on crucial areas… Read More »
By Dr. Joy T. Kunjappu
Published October 7, 2009
Matter exists in various forms such as gas, liquid and solid. Arrangement of atoms in these forms gives them their characteristic physical properties like density, shape and color. If we subdivide the solid state into fine particles until we reach mo… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Developing products are key to creating new markets and spurring growth Read More »
By David Wang, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 7, 2009
More than 17,000 attendees visit show Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Metallic inks help to draw the eye and grab attention, and companies are poised for growth in 2002 Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Apollo Colors' Tom Rogers Receives NAPIM's TAM Service Award Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
The Metro New York Printing Ink Association hosts panel of ink industry leaders Read More »
By Robert J. Geiger and Charles A. Henderson, UCB Chemicals Corporation
Published October 7, 2009
Editor’s Note: “UV Flexographic Inks: Correlation Between Rheology and Press Performance” was presented at the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 45th Annual Technical Conference in Scottsdale, AZ in Octobe… Read More »