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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 »
Published October 21, 2005
ETAD, the Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers, has named Dr. Herbert Motschi ETAD executive director, effective Aug. 1. He replaces Dr. Eric Clarke, who is retiring after 26 years in various ETAD positi… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Ciba Specialty Chemicals recently opened its new Imaging & Inks Technical Center designed to support customers of its broad range of products in this market, including pigments, photoinitiators, acrylic resins, UV absorbers and light stabilizers.… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
S.P. Morell and Company, a specialty chemicals distributor and manufacturers representative of raw materials to the coating, ink and adhesive industries, was recently appointed by Noveon Hilton Davis to distribute their entire line of colorants and d… Read More »
Color Matching and QC
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 21, 2005
More and more printers are utilizing color matching equipment and software prior to press. Read More »
High Performance Pigments
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 21, 2005
Ink jet and flexible packaging are two of the strongest growth areas for ink manufacturers, and HPPs are an essential ingredient in many of the most successful applications. Read More »
Suppliers Corner
Published October 10, 2005
Johnson Polymer Offers Two New Products for Formulating Printing Inks Johnson Polymer introduced two new products for formulating printing inks at the 49th Annual NPIRI Technical Conference. The first, Joncryl FLX 5000, is Johnson Polymer&rsquo… Read More »
The Publication Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Faced with escalating raw material and operational costs and demand for new technologies, ink industry leaders are seeking much-needed price increases. Read More »
Drupa 2004 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Drupa 2004 drew nearly 400,000 attendees and showcased new technologies. As the printing industry evolves, the ink industry continues to change with the times. Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Anthony J. Ameo Jr. has been named president of Eckart America L.P., a leading provider of metallic and pearlescent special effect pigments, powders, pastes, dispersions and printing inks.      Mr. Ameo will be responsible for the ov… Read More »
The European Pigment Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 10, 2005
European pigment manufacturers are developing new product and software innovations to meet the increasing demand for color. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
While 2004 brings renewed optimism, increasing raw material costs and continued economic challenges remain concerns for resin manufacturers. Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Robert P. Edmonston has joined EC Pigments USA, the U.S. manufacturing and marketing subsidiary of European Colour plc, as president. The role of president of EC Pigments USA is a new one and reflects a change in its approach to group management. As… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Lansco Colors has appointed P.T. Hutchins as its sales agents in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Utah and New Mexico. P.T. Hutchins has recently expanded it sales organization in Texas and is planning further expansion.… Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
2003 brought more growth to the Asia Pacific region, and ink companies continue to expand their operations into the area. Read More »
Published October 4, 2005
Ultra Additives has announced that Ron Matthews and Michael Laing have joined the company as regional sales managers.      Mr. Matthews has assumed responsibility for marketing and sales promotion of the company’s PCA&I pro… Read More »
Published October 4, 2005
Engelhard Corporation has formed an alliance with Prizmalite Industries Inc. to develop and market new effect and functional materials for a range of applications, including paints and coatings, plastics, printing inks, cosmetics and personal care pr… Read More »
Published October 3, 2005
The acquisition of U.S.-based Flint Ink Corporation by German-based XSYS Print Solutions was completed Sept. 30, 2005. The transaction closed following the August approval of the acquisition and subsequent merger by regulatory authorities in Europe a… Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 30, 2005
The UV/EB cure market has fared well in 2003, and as the technology becomes more widely used in new markets, the potential for growth in 2004 is promising. Read More »
The 2004 U.S Top 20
By Staff
Published September 30, 2005
While some ink manufacturers found 2003 to be another challenging year, some ink companies were able to generate strong growth. Meanwhile, the economic gains made in the fourth quarter of 2003 have ink companies optimistic about 2004. Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has announced that Melissa Koester will join its North American sales force. Covering the greater Cincinnati, OH area, Ms. Koester will be responsible for establishing and developing relationships with ink, plastic,… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Altana Chemie AG, the specialty chemicals division of Altana AG, has signed an agreement to acquire Eckart GmbH & Co. KG, Furth, Germany for €630 million ($765 million).      Eckart, an international specialty chemicals grou… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 19, 2005
As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year. Read More »
Major Acquisitions are Transforming The European Printing Ink Industry
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 19, 2005
The European printing ink sector has been going through yet another bout of consolidation Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
The schedule for “Pigment Solutions Critical To Success,” a three-day conference and workshop program by the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA), has been announced. The program can be found at the CPMA’s web site,… Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 19, 2005
While there are signs of an economic upturn in the printing industry, ink manufacturers remain wary. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers Talk about Pigment Purchasing
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 19, 2005
When the subject of pigments comes up, the talk usually centers on price. Yet in speaking with ink industry executives, particularly leaders at smaller niche companies, properties and consistent quality are also of great importance. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 13, 2005
Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Lansco Colors has moved its laboratory from Passaic, NJ to Warwick, RI.  The new laboratory has two new experienced lab technicians, and is led by Cheryl Smithers, who spent more than 27 years at Hoechst/Clariant managing its quality control lab… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Dominion Colour Corporation (DCC), Toronto, Canada, has acquired the organic pigment product lines of Max Marx Color Corporation, Irvington, NJ. This acquisition is consistent with DCC’s focus on expanding its range of specialty organic pigment… Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
As 2004 opens, mill manufacturers are waiting to see if the economic recovery in the U.S. will lead to greater capital expenditures. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has opened a new technical center in Newport, DE tailor-made to support its colored effects and colorant customers in the NAFTA region.      “In these days of global business, it is absolut… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Most companies found that 2003 was a slight improvement over 2002. Read More »
Despite Modifications, REACH Remains a Concern
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Under pressure from industry and politicians, the European Commission has watered down its proposals for a new regulatory framework on chemicals and their downstream uses. However, industry leaders feel it needs to do more. Read More »
The Year In Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
After another challenging year, ink executives are cautiously optimistic as they look ahead to 2004 Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Spectra Colors Corp. has been presented with the “Excellence in Customer Service Award for 2003” from Sanford Corporation, the world’s largest writing instrument manufacturer/marketer and the maker of Sharpie markers and PaperMate b… Read More »
The UV Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
The market for UV inks is expected to continue its strong growth as new technologies are developed. Read More »
The International Report 2003
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
The international nature of the printing ink industry is ever more apparent, as the leading ink manufacturers span the globe from Japan, the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the U.K., Holland, India, France and Brazil. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
As of July 1, three business units (BU) of Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division (www.clariant.com) have new leadership: Plastic Industries, Printing Industries and Specialized Industries. Together with Coating Industries, the four BUs a… Read More »
High Performance Pigments
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Despite higher costs, improved properties are driving growth for high performance pigments in a variety of printing markets, including packaging, outdoor signage and non-impact printing. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
At its May meeting, the Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) enjoyed a presentation by Alex Semijalac of Soultions Dispersions, Inc., who discussed “Carbon Black Characteristics and Printing Ink Applications.”   … Read More »