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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 »
Proposed BASF – Ciba Merger May Foreshadow Further Consolidation
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 2, 2008
As companies struggle with higher raw materials costs, a struggling economy and increasing pressure on margins, more consolidation is likely throughout the supply chain. 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 September 17, 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 with Nazdar," said Jill… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Merck KGaA announced that as of Sept. 1, 2008, it will raise the prices of its specialty chemical products by 5 to 15 percent worldwide.      Owing to the sharp increase in the costs of raw materials, energy and logistic services, Me… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Siegwerk is forced to respond in Europe to the rapidly increasing costs of raw materials, energy and transportation.      “Since January 2007 the prices of raw materials used in the production of inks and varnishes have climbe… Read More »
Published September 4, 2008
Presstek, Inc. announced that Edward E. Barr has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Barr is an industry leader who served as president and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation from 1987 to 1998, during which time Sun Chemical's revenues grew from… 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2008
Every September, Ink World is pleased to publish its Annual Buyers’ Guide, the industry’s most comprehensive listing of products and services available to the ink and allied industries. In addition to the Buyers’ Guide in the follow… Read More »
Published August 21, 2008
The specialty chemicals Group 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. US… Read More »
Published August 21, 2008
SGIA 2008 visitors will be introduced to innovative new products from Sun Chemical showing significant developments in display, industrial and electronic materials technologies.   “Sun Chemical’s major investments in research and d… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Fredrick Altieri has joined Archway Sales, Inc. Mr. Altieri has more than 25 years of specialty chemical marketing and management experience; he was most recently with EC Pigments, but has also worked at Morton/Rohm & Haas, and Caschem. He will r… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Toyo Ink International Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Toyo Color America, LLC, the sales, service and distribution arm of Toyo Ink specialty chemicals and products for the North American market, has changed its company name t… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
The printing ink industry continues to experience unprecedented increases in all raw materials – pigments, chemicals, freight and packaging. These increases are directly and indirectly related to crude oil increases as well as large swings in t… 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 »
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 »
Published July 28, 2008
Siegwerk is forced to respond in Europe to the rapidly increasing costs of raw materials, energy and transportation. “Since January 2007 the prices of raw materials used in the production of inks and varnishes have climbed by up to 30 percent w… Read More »
Published July 28, 2008
DuPont Digital Printingshowcased its full line of DuPont Artistri inks for digital textile printing at the ITMA Asia + CITME show, Shanghai New Exposition Centre. "We are very pleased to showcase our total Artistri ink offering to visitors at… 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
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical will increase prices by 12 percent for publication inks effective July 1, 2008.       “Crude oil prices have made an unprecedented rise ove… Read More »
Published July 11, 2008
Flint Group announces prices increases and surcharges for commercial and packaging inks sold in the U.S. and Canada. Read More »
Published July 11, 2008
Toyo makes name change. Read More »
CPMA
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
Color is a tremendously important aspect of our daily lives, and there are many challenges ahead for the pigment industry. 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 »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
In June, I had the opportunity to attend drupa 2008, which I will cover in detail in the upcoming August issue. There were many new products to see throughout the printing chain, including among printing ink manufacturers.     However,… Read More »