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10. EFI
Published March 1, 2010
303 Velocity Way Foster City, CA 94404 Phone: (650) 357-3500 Fax: (650) 357-3907 www.efi.com Sales: ~$401M for EFI at the corporate level; $160M for the inkjet divisions; Ink World estimates $75 million in ink and consumables. Major Products: Throug… Read More »
2. Flint Group
Published March 1, 2010
North American Administrative Offices 14909 North Beck Road Plymouth, MI 48170-7194 Phone: (734) 781-4600 Fax: (734) 781-4699 www.flintgrp.com  Sales: €2.4B ($3.5B) worldwide. North American Sales: $1 billion (Ink World estimate).  Ma… Read More »
1. Sun Chemical Corporation
Published March 1, 2010
35 Waterview Blvd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 Phone: (973) 404-6000 Fax: (973) 404-6001 www.sunchemical.com Sales: Sun Chemical had annual sales of $3.5 billion in printing inks and colorants worldwide. North American Sales: $1.6 billion (Ink World estim… Read More »
Published February 6, 2010
Company expects improvement in 2010, although there are many uncertainties ahead Read More »
Published February 2, 2010
Effective for all deliveries on or after March 1, 2010 Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 27, 2010
Walter Sichel, former president and CEO of Max Marx Color Corp., Irvington, NJ, died Jan. 21, 2010. He was 82. Mr. Sichel was born in Newark, NJ. A graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Sichel was an Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He joined… Read More »
Published January 27, 2010
Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and plastics solutions, has announced the appointment of Gerd Löbbert as executive vice president for base chemicals, effective Jan. 1, 2010. He will report to chief executive Mark Garrett and be based at… Read More »
Published January 27, 2010
During an opening ceremony on Dec. 2, 2009, the European warehouse for the Hangzhou (PR China) based Trust Chem Group was officially opened. From this 4,000 square meter Rotterdam hub, an extensive range of organic pigments will be supplied to the Eu… Read More »
Published January 13, 2010
Approximately 30 of 50 local Clariant employees to be offered transfer to Charlotte, NC area Read More »
Published December 18, 2009
The Rotterdam warehouse will be operated by Forvision Fritom, a full service logistic provider Read More »
Published December 11, 2009
Henry Brooks is joining Inksolutions as the manager of its newly established black dispersion division. Inksolutions has put Henry and Jay Brooks together to utilize their past experiences to set up this black dispersion operation in the same style a… Read More »
Published December 11, 2009
Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd., in cooperation with its Americas regional headquarters, Toyo Ink International Corp., was awarded the “Benny,” or the best of category honor, in the 2009 Premier Print Awards for its entry, the “Toyo Ink Gro… Read More »
Published December 11, 2009
ALTANA recorded in the third quarter of 2009 another clear recovery of its business. The sequential increase in sales and earnings from quarter to quarter, however, was not strong enough to compensate for the bad results, particularly from the first… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
For ink companies, 2009 was a balancing act, as manufacturers dealt with the global recession, volatile raw material prices and a drop in demand. Still, ink industry leaders see some signs of improvement heading into 2010. Read More »
Waxes and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
Manufacturers of waxes and additives are coming off of a challenging year, but there are signs that an economic rebound is now underway. Read More »
The Market for Metallics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 9, 2009
The global recession and volatile prices for metals combined to make 2009 a challenging year for metallic ink and pigment suppliers. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 3, 2009
The creation of Digital Printing Technologies (DPT), a manufacturer of digital textile printing inks, began with a pair of entrepreneurs. Gayle Zreliak is the owner of a successful garment embellishment company that has been in her family for more th… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
As anyone connected with the ink industry knows, the past 12 months will most likely be remembered for soaring raw material costs. This surge has led to price increases for key feedstocks and other essential ingredients ranging from acrylic acid and… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
The movie industry often appears larger than life, with spectacular movies accompanied by vivid posters, DVD and video packaging and other specialty items. When it comes to creating printed products for movies, whether it is posters or packaging, des… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
During the second half of 2004, two themes – one good and the other one troublesome – were consistently were heard from printing ink manufacturers. The good news was that sales were picking up for most ink manufacturers, which was the fir… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
For textile manufacturers, the Wilflex name has been synonymous with high-quality screen printing inks and service since the company formed in the 1960s in Marietta, GA. Throughout the years, the company has been at the forefront of numerous innovati… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 2, 2009
Union Ink Company, Inc. has focused on manufacturing innovative screen printing inks since its founding in 1931. For more than 70 years, Union Ink has continued to develop new inks for the screen printer. Union Ink Company was founded in 1931 by Benj… Read More »
Published November 16, 2009
Inksolutions will manufacture black dispersion products at its Commerce, CA plant Read More »
Published November 13, 2009
Merck KGaA has acquired Suzhou Taizhu Technology Development Co. Ltd. (Taizhu), a leading supplier of effect pigments located in Taicang near Shanghai, China. With total revenues of more than €14 million in 2008 and 300 employees, Taizhu is one… Read More »
By Zubair Khan, Environmental Inks and Coatings
Published November 2, 2009
Ink manufacturers and their raw material suppliers have been evolving new technologies to meet these demands by providing new polymers, oligomers, monomers, photoinitiators, pigments and inks Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 2, 2009
From RFID tags to tamper-evident chromatic inks, Smart Packaging 2004 offered a wealth of information on smart and intelligent packaging solutions and applications. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
Anyone who walks through a supermarket or a bookstore’s magazine section knows that the world of packaging and publishing is a colorful one. The reason, of course, is that consumers notice color, and studies show that much of what is purchased… Read More »
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 »