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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
S.P. Morell and Company was recently appointed by Eckart America to represent its metallic and pearlescent pigment lines in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.… 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 »
Published October 25, 2005
Xaar Plc and Lyson, Inc. have announced a brand licensing agreement whereby Lyson may market its GF 362 and GF 372 grand format inks as certified XAAR XJ128 compatible in Central and South America and the Caribbean.      These Lyson in… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
The acquisition of BASF Printing Systems by funds of the European private equity firm CVC Capital Partners (CVC) was closed Nov. 30. The sale covers all facilities and activities of the business, including the production of alkali blue at BASF Corpor… Read More »
The Sheetfed Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Ink manufacturers saw some improvement in the sheetfed market, as packaging in particular showed growth, but increasing costs are creating serious concerns. Read More »
Rising Raw Material Costs Drive Ink Price Increases
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Ink makers are stepping up their drive to persuade customers to accept higher selling prices to offset hikes in raw material costs. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Engelhard Corporation announced it is raising worldwide prices for all specialty kaolin-based pigments for industrial markets, including coatings, inks, polymers and related industries, effective Dec. 1, 2004 or as soon as contracts permit. This incr… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Effective Dec. 1, the pigments and additives division of Clariant will increase the prices up to 20 percent for products in its pigment and additive product portfolio. The main reasons for the price increase are the rising costs for raw materials, en… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments group has announced price increases of 5 to 10 percent on pigments and pigment preparations. The increases apply to products sold to the ink, plastics, coatings and some specialty markets on a global basis.… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
The European Commission approved the proposed acquisition of BASF Printing Systems and ANI Printing Inks by the European private equity firm CVC on Oct. 29. The investigation has shown that the proposed transactions, which will involve the combinatio… Read More »
Metallic and Special Effect Pigments and Inks
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 24, 2005
A renewed interest in eye-catching packaging has led to a positive year for the metallic ink market. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
While 2004 was generally a better year for ink manufacturers, raw material pricing and supply pressures remain a significant concern heading into 2005. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Palmer Holland Inc. has appointed of Michael C. Johnson to the position of account manager.      Prior to joining Palmer Holland, Mr. Johnson served in managerial positions at the Bayer Corporation, including wood and vinyl coatings,… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, Rockwood Pigments (U.K.) Limited, has acquired the Pigments and Dispersions business of Johnson Matthey Plc for approximately $50 million.      The Pigments and Dispersions busine… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Wolstenholme International Inc. is committed to being a long-term supplier of high quality carbon black dispersions and providing high levels of service and support for its customers.  However, in order to do that, company officials say they can… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
This year's NPIRI Technical Conference blended technology and manufacturing perspectives. Read More »
CVC
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The merger of BASF and ANI creates a powerful new force in the printing ink industry. Read More »
The 2004 International Report
By Staff
Published October 24, 2005
As our International Top Companies Report illustrates, the ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, U.K., Holland, India, Mexico, France and Brazil home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Francois Marchio has been named vice president of the pigments division of EMD Chemicals, Inc. Mr. Marchio will be responsible for the automotive, industrial and cosmetic pigment product lines, as well as the cosmetic skin care ingredients, optics an… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Lumina Russet and Copper special effect pigments from Engelhard Corp. enable designers to enhance their products’ shelf appeal by adding rich, earthy, metallic copper and russet effects to inks, coatings and plastics, according to the company.… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Troy Corporation offers Troysperse 90W, a high performance universal pigment dispersant for both aqueous and solvent systems. Troysperse 90W, which acts as a dispersant and wetting agent, can enhance the properties of many products and applications i… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Ink Big Co., a Euclid, OH-based innovator and manufacturer of nano-technology digital ink and protective coatings for the digital graphic arts market, was the featured “Innovative Manufacturer” in the Small Business Administration’s… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
EMD Chemicals Inc. has introduced Miraval, a new generation of brilliant glittering pigments. Miraval 5411 Magic White combines silver-white glitter with a colorful, rainbow-like highlight. This pigment is the first EMD pigment based on borosil… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
The Color Pigments Manufacturing Association, Inc. (CPMA) is presenting “Innovation in Color Technology,” a two-and-a-half day conference for users and manufacturers of pigments. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 21, 2005
While pricing of key ingredients remains a concern, availability is becoming a serious issue for the ink industry, as the supply of key raw materials such as acrylic acid is not keeping up with demand. Read More »
European Report
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 21, 2005
Flexible Packaging Makes Gains in the European Market Read More »