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Published October 27, 2010
Increase has become necessary due to a serious shortage in raw materials that are essential to coldset products – notably rosin resin and most pigments Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published July 19, 2010
Some signs of improvement after a challenging year Read More »
15. Sanchez SA de CV
Published July 1, 2010
Oriente 171 # 367 México City, Mexico Phone: +52 55 5118 1000 Fax: +52 55 5118 1090 www.sanchez.com.mx Sales: $114 million (inks); $158 million overall. Major Products: Offset, flexo, gravure and screen inks and overprint varnishes; offset pl… Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published March 24, 2010
The Recession Takes a Toll on the Ink Industry Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 24, 2010
The past year was a challenging one for pigment manufacturers. Demand for pigments generally declined due to the recession, and customers also looked to cut inventories. As a result, the market shrank, leading to more competition. Still, there were… Read More »
9. Sanchez SA de CV
Published March 1, 2010
Oriente 171 # 367 México City, Mexico Phone: +52 55 5118 1000 Fax: +52 55 5118 1090 Web: www.sanchez.com.mx E-mail: er.sanchez@sanchez.com.mx Sales: $113.6 million (inks); $157.4 million overall. Major Products: Offset, flexo, gravure and scr… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 4, 2010
The Jan. 26, 2010 announcement that the boards of directors of Quad/Graphics, Inc., the largest privately held printer in the U.S., and World Color Press Inc., the second largest provider of print, digital and related services in the Americas, approv… Read More »
The Market for Metallics
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 9, 2009
The global recession and volatile prices for metals combined to make 2009 a challenging year for metallic ink and pigment suppliers. Read More »
The Publication Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
The publication printing market has suffered through the recession, and ink manufacturers anticipate that further challenges are in store in 2010. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
There has not been a lot of good news for ink manufacturers in the past few years, as dramatically higher raw material prices, driven by skyrocketing crude oil prices, was quickly followed by a deep global recession that heavily impacted the printing… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 2, 2009
The printing ink industry continues to evolve, and in these ever-changing times, there is a serious need for companies to work together to ensure that challenges are met. That is the primary purpose of trade associations. In the U.S., the National As… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
While there seems to be somewhat of a recovery underway in the U.S., there is no denying that the economic slump that has impacted most of the world in the past few years has strongly affected the U.S. printing ink industry. This was borne out in th… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
As we head toward the last days of 2003 and look forward to 2004, it’s only natural to review what has occurred during the past year. Unfortunately for the ink industry, 2003 was, for the most part, all too reminiscent of the last few years. A… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Flint Ink's Jack Benson brings extensive technical, marketing experience to his role as vice president, corporate procurement. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Last month, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) held its annual convention in Naples, FL. During the convention, the State of the Industry report was presented, and while much of the information was anticipated, there wer… Read More »
By Edwin B. Faulkner, Sun Chemical Corporation u2013 Colors Group
Published 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 Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
When the economic recovery will begin is the critical question that remains in the forefront as we continue into 2002. For ink manufacturers, an economic rebound is the key to growth in the printing industry. The signals right now are mixed, which i… Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published July 21, 2009
The top international ink manufacturers faced major challenges during the last year, as raw material prices rose while the global recession impacted demand for printing. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers Look to Technology Improvements to Foster Growth
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published July 21, 2009
Improvements in print quality, bolstered by innovative inks, can provide a platform for a revival of paper graphics Read More »
Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 17, 2009
Flint Group's Andrew Matthews receives NAPIM's Printing Ink Pioneer, Technical Achievement Awards. Read More »
The Latin American Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 29, 2009
Printing ink manufacturers enjoyed growth in Latin America in 2008, as the region was able to better withstand the global recession. Read More »
The Gravure Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2009
Gravure's positions in publication and packaging printing offers a look at how the printing industry is faring. Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published March 30, 2009
Leading ink manufacturers had a challenging year, as higher raw material prices dominated the first half of 2008, and the global recession heavily impacted sales at the end of the year. Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced four product managers within the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit.        “Our product managers play an important role i… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Addressing heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical introduced PrintSmart publication inks.      The PrintSmart product line includes four f… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Sun Chemical implemented a 7 percent price increase for publication inks in North America effective Dec. 1, 2008.       “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, res… Read More »
Published November 25, 2008
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced four product managers within the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit. North American Inks has adopted a structure that will provide greater focus o… Read More »
Published November 3, 2008
Sun Chemical will be implementing a seven percent price increase for publication inks in North America effective December 1, 2008.   “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Published October 28, 2008
Addressing heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical introduced PrintSmart publication inks.   The PrintSmart product line includes four families of he… Read More »
Proposed BASF – Ciba Merger May Foreshadow Further Consolidation
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 2, 2008
As companies struggle with higher raw materials costs, a struggling economy and increasing pressure on margins, more consolidation is likely throughout the supply chain. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Publication ink manufacturers are trying to balance higher costs with the need for new products as they try to help their customers meet the demands of the changing marketplace. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
The printing ink industry continues to feel the effects of higher raw material and energy costs. Even the news that crude oil prices came down in the past month provided very little benefit, as the ink industry and its suppliers find themselves with… Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical will increase prices by 12 percent for publication inks effective July 1, 2008.       “Crude oil prices have made an unprecedented rise ove… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
In June, I had the opportunity to attend drupa 2008, which I will cover in detail in the upcoming August issue. There were many new products to see throughout the printing chain, including among printing ink manufacturers.     However,… Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication Inks Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective June 1, 2008. The price increases range from 10 to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the co… Read More »
Published May 31, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical will increase prices by 12 percent for publication inks effective July 1, 2008.   “Crude oil prices have made an unprecedented rise over the last six mont… Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
Flint Group North America Publication Inks Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective June 1, 2008. The price increases range from 10 to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the co… Read More »
Consolidation is Impacting the European Publication Printing Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 27, 2007
Europe’s publication printing sector seems to be entering a new phase of restructuring after the decision by Canada’s Quebecor World Inc. in November to divest all of its European printing operations.   &nbs… Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical has announced North American price increases up to 11 percent for commercial, publication and news inks, effective Oct. 1, 2007.      “We have se… Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
Publication printers and ink manufacturers are facing a wide variety of challenges, including a changing marketplace, higher costs and customer consolidation. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2007
We all know well the impact of consolidation on the ink industry. In 2005, a major wave of merger and acquisition activity among ink manufacturers significantly changed the landscape of the industry, creating a few larger multinational companies. &nb… Read More »
Published June 8, 2007
Flint Group is to more than double its capacity for producing heatset printing inks at its Frankfurt production site. The expansion to 55,000 metric tons per year is scheduled for completion in the next few weeks. At the same, the company is investin… Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
Driven by economic growth in China, India and other key countries, the Asia-Pacific region continues to grow at a fast pace, and is poised to become the largest region in terms of printing ink. Read More »
Published May 2, 2007
Flint Group will more than double its capacity for heatset inks at its Frankfurt production site to 55,000 metric tons annually. Read More »
The North American Top 20
By Staff
Published April 4, 2007
North American ink manufacturers generally reported improved results in 2006, as key printing markets enjoyed growth and raw material prices showed signs of stabilizing. Read More »
The Pigment Report
Published March 13, 2007
Although 2006 was a year of improvement, pigment manufacturers are coping with a wide variety of challenges, including raw material pricing and supply issues and overcapacity. Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Sales of printing inks rose throughout Europe in 2006, but raw materials, REACH and the overall outlook for print media remain serious concerns. Read More »
Published November 13, 2006
As part of an ongoing effort to provide superior customer service and manage challenging market conditions, Sun Chemical announced that Greg Lawson will lead its publication and commercial ink businesses in North America, in addition to his role as p… Read More »
2006 Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published November 9, 2006
The landscape of the international printing ink industry has changed greatly during the past year after the major acquisitions and consolidations that occurred in 2005. Read More »