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Published March 15, 2007
ALTANA AG has significantly increased consolidated sales by 18 percent to almost €3.9 billion in the business year 2006 – the last one in its former group structure. Adjusted for exchange rate, divestment and acquisition effects, ALTANA ac… Read More »
Published March 13, 2007
Tego Dispers 685 For Rad-Cure Inks Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Dispers 685, a new wetting and dispersing additive designed for preparing pigment concentrates for radiation curable industrial coatings and print… Read More »
The Pigment Report
Published March 13, 2007
Although 2006 was a year of improvement, pigment manufacturers are coping with a wide variety of challenges, including raw material pricing and supply issues and overcapacity. Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Sales of printing inks rose throughout Europe in 2006, but raw materials, REACH and the overall outlook for print media remain serious concerns. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Looking at Similarities Between The Ink and Pigment Industries Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs will illustrate vividly the conference theme, “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be held at… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Effective March 31, 2007, Silberline will globally increase the price of all aluminum pigments by the equivalent of USD $0.20 per pound (€0.35 per kilogram).      This increase is necessitated by significant increases in the co… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Effective Jan. 1, 2007, the operations of EC Pigments USA and Magruder will be managed as a single entity, headquartered out of Fall River, MA. This combination will give each business access to different technologies and different approaches to pigm… Read More »
Published February 6, 2007
Xaar has approved Fujifilm Sericol’s Color+ XV ink for use with the company’s XJ-128/40W and XJ-126/50 inkjet printheads. The combination of Fujifilm Sericol’s high-performance pigmented solvent inks and Xaar’s piezoelectric t… Read More »
The Milling Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published January 26, 2007
Milling and mixing equipment manufacturers have reported that increasing interest in UV, digital and nanotechnology is creating new opportunities. Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 26, 2007
Vehicles and varnishes play a critical role in ink, and terms such as 'guts' and 'heart of the ink' speak to their importance. Ink makers rely on their suppliers to help provide the critical characteristics that printers seek. Read More »
Published January 26, 2007
ALTANA AG has significantly increased consolidated sales by 18 percent to almost €3.9 billion in the business year 2006 – the last one in its former group structure. Adjusted for exchange rate, divestment and acquisition effects, ALTANA ac… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
RPM International Inc. acquired the daylight fluorescent, phosphorescent and thermochromatic pigments business of The Dane Group. Located in Manchester, England, this business has annual revenues of approximately $20 million. Terms were not disclosed… Read More »
Published January 11, 2007
The cost of oil and natural gas has continued to maintain historically high levels despite the recent softening of the crude prices. The continued effect on the prices of the chemical raw materials and pigments used to formulate flexo and gravure pac… Read More »
Toyo Ink Celebrates 100 Years, Looks Ahead to the Future
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 8, 2007
As Toyo Ink commemorates its 100th anniversary, the company continues to build on its core business and branch out into a wide range of related fields. Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Smithchem & Young LLC has appointed Robert Whiteley to the newly created position of vice president, business development. Mr. Whiteley will be responsible for growing the company’s customer and supplier base in the Northeast with emphasis… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Siegwerk announced the appointment of Jimmy Garnier as managing director of the UK business based in Haydock. This move is the next logical step in Siegwerk’s strategy to underline the company's commitment to the UK and priority to optimize ope… Read More »
Published December 13, 2006
Siegwerk is announcing price increases of 3.5 percent for all packaging inks and coatings sold throughout the NAFTA region effective Jan. 1, 2007.      This increase comes in response to the continuing raw material increases experien… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 7, 2006
For the most part, ink manufacturers saw some sales growth in 2006, but consolidation, raw material prices and other concerns have industry officials cautiously optimistic about their business as they head into the new year. Read More »
The Metallic Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 7, 2006
Despite escalating raw material prices, there is still a growing demand for metallic inks and pigments. Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 7, 2006
For manufacturers of waxes, solvents and additives, 2006 was a year of mixed results, as business picked up but raw material prices remain a concern. Read More »
Published December 1, 2006
The cost of oil and natural gas has continued to maintain historically high levels despite the recent softening of the crude prices. The continued effect on the prices of the chemical raw materials and pigments used to formulate flexo and gravure pac… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
As part of a consistent strategic and operative alignment, the Division Effect Pigments (ECKART Group) of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, Germany, is concentrating on realizing synergy potentials and on improving the structures within the division. ECKART w… Read More »
Published November 16, 2006
Siegwerk has sold its decorative business to EMB (European Master Batch), a subsidiary of Belgium’s Sioen Industries. The sale allows Siegwerk to focus even more closely on its core business areas.      The takeover shows the s… Read More »
2006 Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published November 9, 2006
The landscape of the international printing ink industry has changed greatly during the past year after the major acquisitions and consolidations that occurred in 2005. Read More »
NPIRI 2006 Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 9, 2006
NAPIM celebrates its 50th NPIRI Technical Conference with a program titled 'Looking Forward: Imagination, Communication, Accomplishment.' Read More »
Graph Expo and Converting Expo 2006
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 9, 2006
Graph Expo featured a wealth of products and services for the printing and graphic communications industry. Read More »
Published November 6, 2006
Flint Group Pigments announced Nov. 2, 2006 that it will cease production of pigment products at its Holland, MI, plant effective Jan. 5, 2007. The plant produces dry and flushed colorants used in printing inks and other applications, and since 2… Read More »
Published November 3, 2006
Flint Group Pigments, a global manufacturer of colorants and other products, has signed an agreement with Connell Bros. Company, Ltd. for distribution of its colorants and additives in the Asia/Pacific region. The partnership significantly increases… Read More »
Published October 30, 2006
Siegwerk is announcing price increases of 3.5 percent for all packaging inks and coatings sold throughout the NAFTA region effective Jan. 1, 2007. This increase comes in response to the continuing raw material increases experienced throughout all… Read More »
Published October 16, 2006
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) recently three longtime industry professionals during  the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 50th Technical Conference. Andrew Matthews, technical director for… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
To meet the rising demand for environmentally friendly high-performance rheology additives, Cognis has now consolidated the European production of its DSX range of rheology additives at its site in Castellbisbal, near Barcelona.     … Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
Effective immediately, BASF will increase prices worldwide for phthalocyanine pigments as existing contracts allow. The reasons are dramatically increased prices for both raw materials and energy. These products are primarily used in the plastics, co… Read More »
Published October 10, 2006
In response to rising costs of raw materials, energy, and logistics, the Pigments & Additives Division of Clariant announced global price increases for several of its products, effective Oct. 1, 2006.      The Pigments & Addi… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
The packaging ink market continues to show growth, while ink price increases are helping to offset higher raw material costs. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2006
As raw material costs continue to rise, publication ink manufacturers have finally been able to pass along some price increases. Read More »
The Specialty Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
Colorcon and Chromatic Technologies, Inc. specialize in unique applications that showcase the capabilities of ink manufacturers and printers. Read More »
UV Ink Sales Continue to Expand, Although Challenges Remain
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 9, 2006
Demand for UV ink is growing at two to three times the rate for conventional inks in some sectors of the European printing market. But some observers believe that if they could overcome technological difficulties, sales of UV inks in Europe could expand even faster. Read More »
Published October 3, 2006
Siegwerk has sold its decorative business to EMB (European Master Batch), a subsidiary of Belgium’s Sioen Industries. The sale allows Siegwerk to focus even more closely on its core business areas. The takeover shows the strategy of Sioen In… Read More »
Published September 21, 2006
Applications in Intelligent Chromatics (AiC), a division of Sun Chemical, and NAMSA have announced a marketing agreement in which AiC will be the exclusive distributor of NAMSA’s Sterilization Indicating Inks. With its global sales network,… Read More »
Published September 13, 2006
Cytec Launches Energy Curable Products Cytec Industries has launched four new energy curable products for the North American packaging industry. Viaflex 410 is a non-initiated letdown vehicle designed for use in UV/EB flexographic inks and coati… Read More »
Published September 13, 2006
 ALTANA AG increased first-half consolidated sales in 2006 by 24 percent to €1.93 billion. This growth is due to the very good operating performance of ALTANA Pharma and ALTANA Chemie. The acquisition of the ECKART Group also contributed to… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2006
Led by crude oil, prices for key ink ingredients across the spectrum are rising dramatically, leading companies to wonder when, and if, prices will eventually stabilize. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers See Color Management As an Opportunity for Growth
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 11, 2006
Ink companies are using their expertise in color to branch out into new services for their customers. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2006
For the past three years, the price of crude oil has been a tremendous headache for the ink industry and its suppliers. Back in 2003, $35 per barrel of crude oil seemed like a nightmare scenario. Since then, oil has steadily risen in price, topping $… Read More »
Published August 22, 2006
Information on product packaging - such as expiry date, price, batch codes, country or language specific declarations - has to meet the increasing demands concerning packaging. In the past, on white or very light-colored packaging especially, the las… Read More »
Published August 11, 2006
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has announced a price increase on phthalocyanine pigments and pigment preparations. The amount of the increase is $0.40/lb on phthalocyanine blue and $0.25/lb on phthalo green dry colors. Price increases on preparati… Read More »
High Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published August 9, 2006
As a result of their outstanding performance, high performance pigments are being used in many new applications, and remain a bright spot for pigment manufacturers. Read More »
Published August 3, 2006
ALTANA AG increased first-half consolidated sales in 2006 by 24% to €1.93 billion. This growth is due to the very good operating performance of ALTANA Pharma and ALTANA Chemie. The acquisition of the ECKART Group also contributed to this excelle… Read More »
Published July 14, 2006
Sensient Technologies Corporation reported revenue of $282.2 million for its second quarter ended June 30, 2006, up 7.0% from the comparable quarter in 2005. Revenue for the first six months of this year was $545.1 million, a 5.9% increase from the p… Read More »