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The Asian Ink Market
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The economic slump has taken its toll, but with markets such as China's expanding at an amazing rate, the future of the ink industry in Asia is a bright one indeed. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
In August 2001, Color Mate, Inc., Gastonia, NC announced the opening of its second location in Mt. Holly, NC. Color Mate was established in 1990 and has been producing aqueous black dispersions for the textile, printing ink and paper industries. The… Read More »
The U.S. Top 20
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While the slowdown in the U.S. economy kept sales flat at best for most companies, some ink manufacturers discovered opportunities to grow during 2001. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC and affiliates announced increases in prices for Tronox titanium dioxide pigments effective March 1. In the U.S., the price will be $0.05 per pound for all grades except paper and specialty grades, which will have a price incr… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Paul Volpe, who served as technical coordinator for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) from 1976-95, died Feb. 9, 2002.      Prior to coming to NAPIM, Mr. Volpe enjoyed a full career at Sinclair and Valentin… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical has announced that Wes Lucas, president, will succeed Henri Dyner as CEO on March 31, while continuing as president. All of Sun Chemical’s divisions – including the Colors Group, Kohl & Madden, Screen & Electrographic… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has agreed to purchase Bayer Corporation’s organic pigments business, located in Bushy Park, SC. Pending approval by regulatory groups, transfer of ownership is expected April 1, 2002.      The Bushy Park… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
With very few exceptions, 2001 was a difficult year for pigment suppliers to the ink industry, as the slumping U.S. economy and increasing pressure on prices made 2001 a year that major pigment producers hope never to repeat. Read More »
European Ink Review
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
There are signs that the economic indicators may be turning around Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Imerys Pigments and Additives Group has announced that prices of its North American ground calcium carbonate (GCC) products will increase effective Feb. 1, 2002. The magnitude of the increase will vary by product, with increases ranging between 3 and… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sunbelt Corporation, Rock Hill, SC, announced the formation of a pigments division within the company. Tim Polgar, formerly of MacGruder Color and previously owner of Genesis Dispersions, Inc., will head the division. An entire line of aqueous disper… Read More »
Electronic Ink Makes Gains in Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 8, 2005
New electronic display technologies using conductive polymers and electrically charged inks could soon have an impact on the large-format market. Read More »
Published September 8, 2005
Degussa announced that Jack Clem has been named vice president, carbon black for the NAFTA region. In this role, Mr. Clem is responsible for business performance and strategic growth for Degussa’s North American carbon black business, covering… Read More »
Published September 8, 2005
The management board of Degussa and the board of directors for Engineered Carbons, Inc. (ECI) announced the signing of a letter of intent to combine their North American carbon black businesses. A new 50/50 joint venture company is scheduled to begin… Read More »
Providing Security
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 8, 2005
Printing ink manufacturers continue to develop innovative new products to help in the battle to thwart counterfeiters and provide additional security. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Russell Heinzinger has joined the MD-Both Industries sales team as regional sales manager for the Midwest region.  He is responsible for midwest sales of MD-Both’s product range of metallic pigments and inks, as well as Wolstenholme Intern… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
John A. Howard, the long-time chief operating officer for Magruder Color Corporation, passed away on Nov. 6, 2001 in Florida. He was 80 years old.      Mr. Howard joined Magruder Color as COO in 1961, when the Weissglass family acqui… Read More »
German Ink Companies Look to the Future
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 6, 2005
The major German ink companies look to expand their horizons through increased efforts in exports. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Avecia has announced the appointment of Mark Sudder as a technologist in its pigments and additives business, based in Blackley, U.K. He will provide technical marketing support for customers in the U.K. and mainland Europe.      Mr… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification from BSI, Inc., a quality management system registrar.      Silberline is among th… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
The decrease in demand for dyestuffs in the U.S. marketplace, along with price pressures from both overcapacity and offshore products, have been causing serious financial problems for the U.S. dyestuffs industry.      Fabricolor, In… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Clariant is offering an expanded “Product Finder” on the Internet. Under http://pa.clariant.com, visitors to the Pigments & Additives division’s homepage will have access to the company’s search engine.     … Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Clariant Pigments (Tianjin) Ltd. inaugurated a new plant for the production of organic pigments on Sept. 24. The new, $7 million plant utilizes the synthesis capability of existing workshops and optimizes the isolation, drying, grinding and packing o… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Blend of new features, old favorites make for a valuable time for attendees. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Scott Jacobson has been appointed corporate vice president and group managing director of the Colors Group at Sun Chemical Corporation, reporting to Peter Ludwig, executive vice president and general manager. He also will continue to perform his curr… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Kemira Pigments announced that Industrial Colours Corporation (ICC), of Brampton, Ontario will serve as the company’s distribution agent in Canada for its complete line of titanium dioxide products for the ink, paint, plastics, paper and food i… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Dar-Tech, Inc., a distributor of pigments, functional additives, specialty additives, resins and lab instrumentation, is celebrating 50 years in business. Founded in 1951 as The Steven F. Dimlich Co., Dar-Tech serves the ink, coatings, paint, plastic… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Dominion Colour Corporation, a world leader in manufacturing lead chromate pigments, announced that it has achieved ISO 14001 registration based on the company’s implementation of its environmental management system. This registration covers it… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Nazdar has developed the NDI series of digital inks specifically for wide and super-wide format ink jet printers, including machines from NUR, Vutek, Signtech and Gretag. The initial product launch includes five different digital ink series – t… Read More »
Print 01 Overshadowed by Tragedy, Economy
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Even before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, Print 01 was a disappointment for most ink companies. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Dedert Corporation, an Olympia Fields, IL-based supplier of custom-engineered evaporation, solvent recovery and liquid/solid separation systems, has acquired Drytec Ltd. and Drytec Contract Processing Ltd., both of Tonbridge, U.K., Drytec North Ameri… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Uncertain crude oil prices, economic conditions have raw material suppliers concerned about the future. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Münzing Chemie GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany, has introduced a completely redesigned Internet homepage at www.munzing-chemie.com.      According to the company, the focus of its redesigned site is technical information, support and c… Read More »
High Performance Pigments: A Viable Alternative
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Printers continue to seek inks with improved performance properties, particularly because of the growth of industrial printing applications. High performance pigments might be just the answer. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
EC Pigments (formerly known as Roma Color) has signed a distribution agreement with Daniel C. Bolon and his company, Industrial Sales International, Ltd.      Under the terms of this agreement, the company will represent EC Pigments… Read More »
The Latin American Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Economic concerns, acquisitions are among key concerns facing ink manufacturers Read More »
The Asian Ink Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Spurred by growing populations and surging exports, the printing industries in India and China are rapidly expanding, which is drawing increased attention from printing ink manufacturers. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Resins are a critical component for manufacturing inks. As the economy slows, increasing raw material costs are putting pressure on resin manufacturers to raise prices to ink companies. Read More »
The NAPIM Convention Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
A discussion on the similarities and differences between North American and European ink industries caps this year�s successful NAPIM convention. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Kemira Pigments Oy has named Azalea Color Company, Atlanta, GA, as its distributor to South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, parts of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.      Azalea will sell Kemira’s line of TiO2 pi… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Hiwassee, VA-based Hoover Color Corporation has appointed The Chidley & Peto Company as its distributor. As such, The Chidley & Peto Company will market the complete line of Hoover Color Corporation’s pigments throughout Minnesota, to t… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Like all people, Harry Spinelli believes it is nice to be recognized for hard work and effort. However, receiving DuPont’s Lavoisier Medal was something he never expected. “I was very honored but extremely shocked when I first learned tha… Read More »
Large Format Makes Strides in Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Large format is emerging as one of the fastest-growing printing sectors in Europe, and is having a major influence on both technical and Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Heubach Germany has increased the capacity of its Langelsheim plant, which produces novel low abrasion chromium oxide pigments, to 1500 tons. According to the company, this move was made to satisfy “the unexpected high demand as a result of l… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Rohm and Haas has announced an agreement with Omnova Solutions which establishes a strategic alliance to serve the paper and paperboard industry. According to the companies, the alliance will offer total solutions capability to customers with a stron… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Following a $3.65 million investment, Avecia has announced plans to increase additives production at its Huddersfield, U.K. manufacturing site.      According to Russell Bond, vice president of the company’s pigments and additi… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Facing rising costs, many pigment makers raised their prices, but as the U.S. economy begins to slow down, the future is uncertain. Read More »
The European Ink Market Overview
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Printing ink manufacturers are hoping to raise prices this year, but they are concerned about uncertainty in advertising trends. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
The New York Printing Ink Manufacturers Association (NYPIMA) and  the New York Printing Ink and Pigments Club (NYPIPC) have announced that as of January 2001, they have combined to form the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA).… Read More »
Preparing for the Future
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Milling manufacturers work on solutions for energy-cured and ink jet inks. Read More »