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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 »

Published June 9, 2008
NPIRI Elects Board of Directors for 2008-09 The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX Internati… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
ALTANA continued its positive development over the first quarter of 2008. Compared to the prior year’s period, sales as well as operating earnings increased in spite of the cloudier general economic conditions, especially in the U.S.  &n… Read More »
RadTech 2008 Showcases UV, EB Technologies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
The UV and EB markets have enjoyed excellent growth in recent years Read More »
The Importance of Testing Equipment
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
Testing equipment allows ink manufacturers to ensure quality and consistency in all facets of business, from incoming raw materials to the finished ink. As a result, ink companies rely on testing equipment manufacturers for expertise. Read More »
Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 4, 2008
It is a nervous time for ink producers and distributors in Europe due to the impact of the policies of China's government on the production of organic pigments and raw materials. Read More »
Published June 4, 2008
Rohm and Haas Offers New Dispersing Resins Rohm and Haas recently introduced two high-efficiency dispersing resin products for organic pigments in aqueous media. These new styrene, acrylic-based polymers, Morcryl 410 and Morcryl 460 Plus dispersin… Read More »
Published June 3, 2008
Sun Chemical named Brian Leen president, North American Inks. In this role, Mr. Leen will oversee all of Sun Chemical’s North American inks businesses, including Kohl & Madden, Rycoline, US Ink, and North American Packaging.   &ldqu… Read More »
Published June 3, 2008
Sun Chemical has named Myron Petruch president, Performance Pigments.   Mr. Petruch joins Performance Pigments during a time when there has been enormous growth in the business. The organization recently expanded its product line to include b… Read More »
Published June 3, 2008
Customers in the coatings market will be introduced to Sun Chemical’s new SunMetallics product lines at the American Coatings Show 2008.   The launch of SunMetallics propels Sun Chemical into the aluminum pigments market and will expand… Read More »
Published May 31, 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 over the last six mont… Read More »
Published May 30, 2008
At drupa 2008, Sun Chemical is presenting a unique range of cutting-edge technologies and customer-focused services for the whole packaging industry, highlighting its expertise and capabilities as a single source supplier.   Under the theme &l… Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX International Ink Co. • Rich Czarnecki, Superior… Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
Sun Chemical is partnering with Energy Sciences Inc (ESI), the world’s leading electron beam supplier, and Comexi Group, a global supplier of machines dedicated to the flexible packaging sector, to showcase the WetFlex flexographic printing tec… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
Clariant International Ltd. and Zhejiang Baihe Chemical Holding Group have announced the expansion of the Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. Ltd. joint venture by investing in a world-scale plant for the production of quinacridone specialty organic… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Higher raw material prices, led by crude oil, continue to impact resin manufacturers, but the surge in new product development is helping to drive sales growth. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers Take to the Stage at drupa 2008
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Global ink companies are preparing to showcase their new products and services to an estimated 400,000 attendees during drupa 2008. Read More »