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The Ink Jet Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Of all the segments for ink jet technologies, the wide format market offers the greatest opportunity for growth for ink manufacturers looking for areas to develop and market new ink jet inks. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Rockwood Pigments has announced a price increase impacting its North American iron oxide pigment product line effetive on shipments after May 1. The increase represents a 5 percent rise depending the specific grade and order quantity.   … Read More »
Pigment Producers Rely on Innovation, Cooperation to Move Forward
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
European producers are having to step up their technological efforts to ensure they hang on to key specialty segments. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Swada Colours, makers of fluorescent pigments, announced the opening of their new warehouse and customer service location in South Bend, IN. The new location was established to provide prompt product shipment, literature and samples to customers, acc… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
The pigments division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has developed a uniform design for its complex product and brand structure and reworked the brand architecture.      From now on, the pearl luster pigments, which up to now ha… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has announced a major expansion of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Monthey, Switzerland. A new production line is to be added to increase capacity for Ciba’s high-performance diketo-pyrrolo-pyrrole (DPP)… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
There are signs that the ink industry may see economic improvement in 2003. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
The recent Color Pigments Manufacturers Association conference, “The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Industry,” held Feb. 18-20 in Washington D.C., was the first conference for which CPMA placed all of the proceedings on a CD-ROM. &… Read More »
The U.S. Top 20
By Staff
Published September 9, 2005
In spite of the continued economic challenges they are facing, some ink companies were able to find opportunities for growth in 2003. Read More »
Paper, Ink Suppliers Work Closer Together
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Paper companies are devoting more effort to learning about the relationship between the surface of paper and inks Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Engelhard Corporation announced that it has formed an alliance with Nippon Sheet Glass to develop and market new special-effect pigments for makers of coatings, plastics, inks and cosmetics. The two companies are developing new metal-oxide-coating te… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Xaar plc, Cambridge, U.K., has teamed up with Sericol Imaging to launch a new fast-drying solvent ink set – the Color+ XA ink series – for the graphic arts printing market.      The Color+XA ink series was specifically de… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has completed its acquisition of Bayer Polymers LLC’s high-performance organic pigment business located in Bushy Park, SC.      The business is a supplier of high-performance organic pigments used in coat… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
2002 was essentially a flat year for pigment companies, but global politics, raw material supply and cost uncertainties, increasing competition and pricing pressures are among the concerns that are facing pigment manufacturers in 2003. Read More »
European Ink Market Faces Another Challenging Year in 2003
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
European ink producers are preparing themselves for a period of tough market conditions in 2003. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Degussa announced that Daniel Goldberg has been named technical market manager for the company’s advanced fillers and pigments business unit. In this new position, Mr. Goldberg will be responsible for Acematt matting agents and pigment black co… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Eastman Resins, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, expressed its sorrow at the death of Chris Serauskas. Mr. Serauskas passed away on Dec. 8, 2002 after a long illness and was laid to rest in Chicago, IL on Dec. 28. He was well known and… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Clariant Corporation announced that five of its North American facilities have won the annual Responsible Care Achievement Award given by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA).      The awards were presente… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Xaar and SunJet have announced the further roll-out of its flexible UV ink, the Crystal UFX series, for use in Xaar’s XJ126 printhead family.      Launched at Ipex 2002 and previously available only to packaging and industrial… Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While pricing pressures continue, manufacturers look for ways to differentiate their products. Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Equipment manufacturers are hopeful that the gains they saw in capital expenditures at the end of 2002 will continue into 2003. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
In an effort to better service the non-impact printing markets, Degussa has pooled the technological resources of its advanced fillers and pigments and its coatings and colorants business units. Degussa is now able to provide high-quality products an… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
EM Industries, Inc. announced that effective Jan. 1, it would officially begin to conduct business under its new name EMD Chemicals Inc.      A spokesperson for the company said the changes were taking place “as part of a glob… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has acquired a 50 percent interest in Assemblage Intermoleculaire en Chimie Organique (AIC), a special effect pigments, additives and inks company based in Libourne, France.       AIC manufactures high-… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While 2002 offered some slight improvement in the market, 2003 remains a time of uncertainty. Still, an increasing interest in value-added products provides some possibilities. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The ink industry showed some growth in 2002, but uncertainty over the economy and raw materials remains a concern for 2003. Read More »
An Industry Giant Retires
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
After more than 40 years at Sun Chemical, Edward E. Barr is stepping down as chairman. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Chris Ravenscroft has assumed the position of president of MD-Both Industries, a North American provider of metallic inks, bronze and aluminum pigments and carbon black dispersions. In addition to overseeing  MD-Both Industries, Mr. Ravenscroft… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Edward E. Barr has announced his intention to retire as chairman, Sun Chemical Group B.V., on Jan. 1, 2003. Mr. Barr will be succeeded as chairman by Wes Lucas, Sun Chemical’s president and CEO. Mr. Barr will continue as Sun Chemical’s de… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Heubach has acquired Avecia’s pigments business, comprising high performance automotive pigments, phthalocyanine pigments, azo pigments and specialty pigment dispersions.      The acquisition, which is effective Jan. 1, 2003, als… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Increased attendance indicates that program improvements over the years have made the NPIRI Technical Conference a much more essential program, and this year�s conference offered more value to its attendees. Read More »
UV/EB Update
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Despite the economic downturn, the radiation-curing industry continues to flourish, and many new opportunities for UV and EB are being developed. Read More »
International Top Companies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As our Annual International Top Companies Report illustrates, the printing ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, U.K., Sweden, Holland, India, Belgium, Brazil and France home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As the economy continues to struggle, printing ink companies are looking toward their suppliers for support. Read More »
By John Braddock, Akzo Nobel Resins
Published September 9, 2005
UV/EB Corner, a new feature created in conjunction with RadTech and written by its members, highlights what’s new and exciting in the field of graphic arts. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Merck KGaA announced that Douglas S. Brown has been named president and CEO of EM Industries, Inc. He replaces Tom Colclough, who retired June 30.      Mr. Brown joined EM Industries in September 2001 and has more than 20 years of ex… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Hoover Color Corporation announced the appointment of Bossco Industries, Inc. as distributor for the complete line of Hoover Color Corporation’s pigments throughout the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.        &… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has announced the sale of its fluorescent pigment business unit to Day-Glo Color Corp. of Cleveland, OH for an undisclosed sum.      The sale is a move to focus on Sun Chemical’s core competencies in hi… Read More »
High Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As printing ink manufacturers are challenged to offer newer color choices and higher performance options, they are turning to high performance and special effect pigments to meet this need. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Dominion Colour Corporation announced that Ipiranga Commercial Quimica S.A. of Sao Paulo, Brazil has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of its color pigments in Brazil. Ipiranga will partner with DCC to help achieve their overall objective o… Read More »
Opportunities are Springing Up in Ink Jet Ink
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The digital ink marketplace, where at one stage traditional ink producers seemed destined to remain outsiders, now seems to be offering new opportunities for growth for ink companies. Read More »
RadTech 2002 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Forecast is for continued growth in radiation-curing market. Read More »
Ink Jet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Opportunities for the ink jet market are tremendous for printing ink manufacturers, who are utilizing their experience in UV, screen and conventional inks as they make inroads into the industrial ink jet market. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Day-Glo Color Corp. has appointed Pi/Con Chemicals, Inc., Chicago, IL, to be the Midwest representative for its complete line of daylight fluorescent pigments, offset printing bases, screen inks, paints, pigment dispersions and Dazzle precision cut g… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Dr. Peter A. Lewis passed away. He had previously served as Sun Chemical’s coatings industry manager, handling marketing functions for pigments in the paint and coatings marketplace.      Dr. Lewis joined Sun Chemical in 1980 as… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
 Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) has announced the implementation of an updated web site for the North American market at www.sunchemicalink.com.      “We recognize that most visitors to the Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) web site are loo… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Coates Screen has rounded out its display product offering with its new COR CoroFlute single-package UV ink system. COR has been formulated for printing onto Coroplast and other fluted, corona-treated polyolefin substrates.      Coro… Read More »
European Pigment Makers Face Competition
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Although they believe the worst is over for the economy, European pigment manufacturers are concerned about the increase in imports. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
MD-Both Industries announced that Egloff, Inc. has been chosen as MD-Both’s Agent of the Year, Graphic Arts for 2001. Cincinnati, OH-based Egloff, Inc. was awarded the honor in recognition and appreciation of their hard work, enthusiasm, persis… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
The French privately owned company VFP, as part of its ongoing concern to be at the forefront of developments in media and printing techniques, has now set up VFP Digital Inks to bring into the world of digital printing high-quality third-party inks.… Read More »