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Published February 6, 2006
Effective January 1, 2006, Sandospers WF pigment preparations from Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division are sold under the new brand name Flexonyl WF. The pigment preparations are particularly recommended for the production of water-bas… Read More »
Published February 6, 2006
A.R. Monteith Corporation has partnered with Avery Dennison to offer customers the first guaranteed imaging solution on the HP 5000 - 5500 printer.      Avery Dennison Graphics Division North America and A.R. Monteith now offer a war… Read More »
Published February 6, 2006
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. announced that it has concluded a contract to acquire the Avecia Group’s Inkjet business, headquartered in Manchester, England, a leading global player in production and sales of dyes and inks for inkjet printers. The… Read More »
Fujifilm
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published February 6, 2006
Fujifilm's takeover of Avecia's business in inkjet inks at the end of last year demonstrates how rapidly the structure of key parts of the digital printing sector is moving towards a vertically integrated structure. Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 6, 2006
With the ink industry showing some growth in 2005, mill manufacturers have seen some improvement in terms of capital expenditures. Read More »
Published January 27, 2006
Dave Frescoln, CEO, Flint Group; Dennis Kovalsky, vice president Automotive Coatings, PPG; Rick Westrom, vice president, strategic sourcing for INX International Ink Company; Isao Kameoka, director, Toyo Ink America; John Copeland, executive vice pre… Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
Ultra Additives, LLC appointed Terri Dober to the position of West Coast regional sales manager. Ms. Dober will be responsible for sales in the industrial fluid, paint, coating, adhesive and wood preservative product industries in California, Washing… Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments announces that Peter Krummeck has joined the organization as director of sales – international effective Dec. 1, 2005. In this role, Mr. Krummeck will be responsible for all sales and sales related activit… Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (SOCMA) awarded its 2005 Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S) Achievement Award to two of Sun Chemical Corporation’s pigment manufacturing facilities: Muskegon, M… Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
Flint-Schmidt/XSYS Print Solutions has announced price increases for its printing inks across Europe.      The price increases for packaging inks ranges from 5 to 8 percent for water-based inks and 7 to 12 percent for solvent-based i… Read More »
Published January 12, 2006
"Color Pigments 2006 - A Global Perspective," the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc.'s (CPMA) 2006 International Color Pigments Conference which will be held April 18-20 in Chicago, IL, will feature an impressive line-up of spea… Read More »
Published December 12, 2005
PolyOne Corporation introduces SeriesOne, a new line of screen printing inks offering printer friendly solutions for athletic and manual printers. SeriesOne inks are available through the SeriesOne authorized dealer network.      Ser… Read More »
Published December 12, 2005
SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, announced that its Crystal SOV solvent inks have achieved approved status from print head manufacturer Xaar plc for use on XJ128 200+ and XJ128 360+ print heads.      The Crystal SOV… Read More »
Metallic and Special Effect Inks
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 12, 2005
Although price increases continue to affect the metallic and special effect ink market, suppliers focus on innovation to drive growth. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published December 12, 2005
Ink producers and their suppliers in Europe gave a collective sigh of relief in November when the European Parliament voted in favor of changes to new European Union (EU) legislation on a controversial scheme on the safety of chemicals Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has announced a fuel surcharge on all North American shipments effective Nov. 15, 2005. The amount of the charge will be indexed against the average cost per gallon of diesel fuel based on a predetermined schedule an… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Pira International has expanded its global services offering through the addition of Intertech Corporation’s conferences and publications business.      The acquisition enables Pira to develop its global information services o… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Wolstenholme International Inc., West Chicago, IL, announced that Tartan Color & Chemical, Inc. is exclusively representing the company’s metallic ink and pigment and carbon black dispersion products throughout Canada.     … Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Magruder Color Company, Inc., which filed to reorganize its affairs under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code on June 2, 2005, has obtained a $3.5 million debtor-in-possession financing from 1029 Newark Investment Company, LLC, in which Pochtec… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division announces a significant price increase of selected products effective Dec. 1, 2005.      The main drivers for this price increase are the continuously rising costs of raw materials,… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Effective Nov. 1, 2005, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments instituted a price increase of 5 percent on flush colors sold into the North American market.      “The entire chemical industry is suffering from unprecedented volatil… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 16, 2005
Attendees gather in Las Vegas to examine 'Future Directions in Printing Ink' Read More »
Top International Companies
By Staff
Published November 16, 2005
The past year was one of tremendous changes, as major acquisitions such as the merger of Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, Siegwerk Group's acquisition of SICPA Packaging Ink Division and Huber Group's acquisition of a majority share in Micro Inks dramatically reshaped the ink industry. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
The Huber Group has agreed to form an alliance with Micro Inks Ltd. The transaction is expected to be completed by early 2006. Once this transaction is completed, the Huber Group will have consolidated annual sales of $900 million. The Huber Group… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical has announced that Jeff Hed has joined the Performance Pigments North American sales team as an account manager on the West Coast.      Mr. Hed will focus on servicing Sun Chemical’s customers in California, Nevad… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Clariant’s pigments and additives division, Sulzbach, Ts., Germany and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd, Zhejiang Province, China, have announced that a joint venture agreement has been signed for the production of high-performance organic pigm… Read More »
The Canadian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The Canadian ink industry remains quite vibrant, even though consolidation, currency rates and costs have impacted business. Read More »
Industry Mourns Passing of H. Howard Flint II
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Industry leaders and friends alike remember H. Howard Flint II, chairman of Flint Ink, as the ultimate people person and friend. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Supporting its commitment to continually expand its presence in the specialties market, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments announced that Ian Knowles has joined the organization as business development manager – paper and board for Europe and No… Read More »
CPMA 2005 Annual Conference is a Success
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Pigments provide the color we see in so many products, whether its paint, ink, cosmetics, plastics or so many other parts of our daily lives. Read More »
Pigment Producers Look to Increase Prices, Improve Margins
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Pigment producers are, with mixed results, pressing for higher prices in Europe in the wake of increases in their raw material costs. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Higher raw material costs, short supply of some key ingredients and tighter margins continue to be serious issues for ink and resin manufacturers alike. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical  finalized the previously announced redemption of its 50 percent share in Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG), a joint venture established in 1988 with Eastman Kodak Company. Prior to the completion of the stock redemption, Sun Chemical… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Examines Raw Materials, Pricing
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers' recent annual convention focused on profitability and raw material prices and availability. Read More »
The UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Growth of radiation curing continues, but raw material price pressures and shortages remain major concerns. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Toyo Color America, LLC appointed Kevin D. Garland key account manager for its pigments business. Mr. Garland brings to Toyo Color America, LLC an extensive background in automotive OEM coatings and specialty chemicals for the coatings and ink indust… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Four chemical manufacturers recognized GMZ Inc. for its successes in 2004. Air Products and Chemicals, epoxy curing agents division, awarded GMZ Inc. “Distributor of the Year.” Noveon – Hilton Davis awarded GMZ “Distributor of… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
MD-Both Industries announced that John Erbeck has been named MD-Both Industries’ Sales Manager of the Year for 2004. Mr. Erbeck received the award in recognition and appreciation of his tremendous contributions, hard work, enthusiasm and outsta… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Ciba Specialty Chemicals is complementing its range of pigments through the acquisition of the high-reflectance aluminum Metasheen line from Wolstenholme International Limited, Blackburn, UK. The transaction includes the respective manufacturing faci… Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published October 25, 2005
While most ink manufacturers saw sales growth in 2004, globalization, rising raw material costs and subsequent ink price increases were key topics in 2004. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Professionals interested in gaining deeper insight into the methods required to achieve improved batch-to-batch uniformity or dispersion stability should attend the two-day seminar “Consistent Mixing and Dispersing: The Theory and Technology of… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Magruder Color has signed an agreement with Chimigraf Iberica S.L. to be its exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada for nitrocellulose, polyamide and vinyl chips. Chimigraf, located in Barcelona, Spain, is one of the leading manufacturers and s… Read More »
Challenges, Opportunities Abound for European Ink Manufacturers
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
As the European economy picks up in 2005, there are opportunities for ink manufacturers who are looking for ways to improve their margins amid the raw material price increases. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
In a year dominated by rising raw material prices and an improving economy, many pigment manufacturers were able to get much-needed price increases. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Clariant has appointed John Clarke head of region for the pigments and additives division in North America.      Mr. Clarke joined Clariant in 1984 in Ireland and has since gained experience with several of the company’s divis… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Lansco Colors, Montvale, NJ, has acquired International Color & Chemical (ICC), South San Francisco, CA, for an undisclosed sum of money.      Lansco Colors is a 75-year-old privately-held company with a broad range of organic an… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Color Resolutions International, Fairfield, OH, will increase prices 6 percent on all inks and coatings, effective Jan. 15.      The increase is driven by rising costs for raw materials, transportation, packaging, energy, healthcare… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation announced that Eastman Kodak Company will become the sole owner of graphic arts supplier Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) through redemption of Sun Chemical’s 50 percent interest in the joint venture. Completion of the d… Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Process improvement and greater efficiency, reliability and repeatability are among the qualities milling manufacturers are emphasizing. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (SOCMA) has awarded the 2004 Responsible Care Achievement Award to Sun Chemical Performance Pigments’ manufacturing facility in Muskegon, MI.      The award is given… Read More »