Sean MIlmo, European Editor || May 1, 2013 It is a difficult time for many manufacturers and distributors of pigments to printing ink producers in Europe, not only because of poor demand due to an economic slowdown in the region but also increasing regulatory pressures.
At the same time,…
Edwin B. Faulkner, Sun Chemical Corporation u2013 Colors Group || October 14, 2009 the factors that have affected the organic pigment industry over the last year will be examined and a look will be taken at what’s in store for 2003
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || March 11, 2009 As the worldwide economic downturn continues to impact the printing ink industry, pigment manufacturers are preparing for numerous challenges in the coming year.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || March 10, 2008 Although pigment companies generally noted that 2007 was a relatively good year for the industry, there are also numerous concerns for the future, including raw material costs, the economy, the elimination of the VAT in China and environmental mandates.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || March 14, 2006 Pigment manufacturers are facing numerous challenges, including tighter margins, higher raw material and operating costs, overcapacity and offshore competition. How these challenges are met will determine which companies will ultimately succeed.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor || 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.
In recent years, the raw material market has been extremely challenging for ink manufacturers and their purchasing executives, who found themselves dealing with dramatic shifts in pricing and availability. When the ingredient market did begin to show…