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Interest in Security Inks Grows  Due to Brand Protection, Bank Notes
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published May 29, 2009
Despite the recession, demand for security inks and systems is strong due to increased interest in brand protection and bank notes. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 28, 2009
Even as they are buffeted by the global recession and higher raw material costs, resin manufacturers continue to develop innovative products for the ink industry. Read More »
Published May 26, 2009
The new site will allow customers to ask questions about new developments, technology and company information Read More »
The RFID Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2009
While the market for RFID and conductive inks has not grown as quickly as originally anticipated, the outlook for printed electronics is excellent as new applications and opportunities emerge. Read More »
Published May 7, 2009
Sales, EBITDA fall in 1Q 2009 Read More »
Published May 4, 2009
Electrically switches the display appearance in a manner that provides high quality color reproduction rivaling that of conventional printed media Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 31, 2009
The increased interest in the environmental and performance benefits of UV and EB is helping to drive growth during the economic downturn. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers, Suppliers Continue to Navigate REACH
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 31, 2009
European authorities received 2.6 million pre-registrations for chemicals, a sign that the complexities of REACH will likely need to be sorted out in the future. Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published March 30, 2009
Leading ink manufacturers had a challenging year, as higher raw material prices dominated the first half of 2008, and the global recession heavily impacted sales at the end of the year. Read More »
Published March 19, 2009
Sales and earnings decline slightly as fourth quarter overshadows full year results Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
Li Zhi of Trust Chem, the world's largest independent supplier of Chinese-made organic pigment, has announced the establishment of Trust Chem USA (TCU). Trust Chem has sold its pigment in the U.S. through private label distribution.    &n… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
The fiscal years of DIC Corporation and its domestic subsidiaries, with the exception of one company, end on March 31, while the fiscal years of its overseas subsidiaries end on Dec. 31. Accordingly, information for the third quarter includes the acc… Read More »
Published March 12, 2009
ALTANA AG achieved sales of €1,342 million in the business year 2008, which is about €38 million or 3 percent less than the prior year.      Due to the effects of the worldwide economic crisis, particularly in the fourth q… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As the worldwide economic downturn continues to impact the printing ink industry, pigment manufacturers are preparing for numerous challenges in the coming year. Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 11, 2009
Although 2009 looks to be a difficult year for ink manufacturers, there are also new opportunities as well. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As we continue into 2009, the economic news remains sluggish at best for most business sectors, and the printing ink industry is no exception. With printing levels declining in the past year, ink manufacturers have been impacted as well. Naturally,… Read More »
The Additives Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As the economic downturn continues, additive suppliers are prepared to provide ink manufacturers with products that will enhance their formulations. Read More »
Published February 7, 2009
The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG achieved sales of €1,342 million in the business year 2008, which is about €38 million or 3% less than the prior year (€1,380 million). Adjusted for negative exchange rate effects as well as mino… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Silberline announced the acquisition of Yasida and Aesthetic Color-Tech (Jinan) Co., Ltd. from AArbor International Corp. The companies manufacture and sell aluminum pigments under the Silverking brand name.      “The Yasida Si… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Companies and brand owners using ultraviolet (UV) invisible ink technology to protect their products against counterfeiting could be leaving themselves open to problems due to the widespread, illegitimate availability of the technology.   &… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Sun Chemical increased prices for packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news inks in Canada between 5-12 percent effective January 1, 2009. “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Flint Group 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, in… Read More »
Published January 30, 2009
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) honored the Sun Chemical Performance Pigments manufacturing facility in Muskegon, Mich. with the 2008 Silver Performance Improvement Award for the plant’s continual improvement in… Read More »
Published January 7, 2009
Companies and brand owners using ultra-violet (UV) invisible ink technology to protect their products against counterfeiting could be leaving themselves open to problems due to the widespread, illegitimate availability of the technology.  &nbs… Read More »
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 18, 2008
Sun Chemical has agreed to a deal with Cambridge-based digital print specialist, Tonejet, to manufacture and supply inks to Tonejet’s first customer, leading beverage can manufacturer, Ball Packaging Europe.   Tonejet’s innovative… Read More »
Published December 6, 2008
Sensient Technologies announced that Richard F. Hobbs, vice president and chief financial officer, and John L. Hammond, vice president, secretary and general counsel, have been promoted to senior vice presidents of the company. Richard Hobbs joine… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Gary Pitsinger, technical specialist for Color Resolutions International, Fairfield, OH, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, while on an assignment for CRI in Tennessee.      Mr. Pitsinger had been with Color Resolutions… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Union Colours Limited UK, a division of the Longyu Pigments and Chemicals Corporation of China, the largest independent manufacturer of organic pigments in China, has entered into a strategic alliance with Rolfes Color Pigments International (RCPI) t… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Silberline has expanded its relationship with Archway Sales, Inc. Archway’s territory expanded to include northern Ohio, Michigan, and western Pennsylvania in addition to its current territory, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorad… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
ECKART announced the completion of its first production facility in Asia, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.       The production site covers 33,000 square meters, which includes manufacturing for metallic printing inks and al… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Sun Chemical implemented a 7 percent price increase for publication inks in North America effective Dec. 1, 2008.       “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, res… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Sun Chemical will increase prices for packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news inks in Canada between 5-12 percent effective January 1, 2009. The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… 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 25, 2008
Sartomer Offers Urethane Acrylate Oligomer for Lithographic Inks Sartomer Company has launched CN9167US, an aromatic urethane acrylate specifically designed for UV/EB lithographic inks. It can also be used in pigmented and non-pigmented UV/EB co… 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
SGIA 2008 visitors were introduced to innovative new products from Sun Chemical showing significant developments in display, industrial and electronic materials technologies.       “Sun Chemical’s major investments i… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
After having received the approval by the German antitrust authorities, ALTANA AG has completed the acquisition of the effect pigments business of United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP) with immediate effect. The acquired business will be transferr… 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 »
Published November 3, 2008
Sun Chemical will be implementing a seven percent price increase for publication inks in North America effective December 1, 2008.   “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Published November 3, 2008
ECKART announced the completion of its first production facility in Asia, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.   The production site covers 33,000 square meters, which includes manufacturing for metallic printing inks and aluminum pigments for… Read More »
Published October 20, 2008
Sun Chemical named Felipe Mellado chief marketing officer and Bradley Schrader vice president of strategy and business development.   As the chief marketing officer, Mr. Mellado will oversee all of Sun Chemical’s corporate marketing act… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Heucotech Ltd., a Heubach company, announced the promotion of Robert Poemer to business manager. In his new role, Mr. Poemer will be responsible for the marketing strategy of Heubach’s pigments and preparations in the NAFTA region for all marke… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Presstek, Inc. announced that Edward E. Barr has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Barr served as president and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation from 1987 to 1998, during which time Sun Chemical’s revenues grew from $600 million to mor… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Nazdar is the latest ink manufacturer to become a Xaar Approved Ink Partner and supports Xaar’s strategy to give end users the freedom to select from a wide range of approved inks.      “We are delighted to be working wi… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
ALTANA has signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of the American company United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP).      In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. USBP retains… Read More »
Published October 6, 2008
After having received the approval by the German antitrust authorities, ALTANA AG now completes the acquisition of the effect pigments business of the American company United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP) with immediate effect. The acquired busin… 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 »