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The Publication Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2006
As raw material costs continue to rise, publication ink manufacturers have finally been able to pass along some price increases. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
In recent years, ink manufacturers have done all they could to keep prices low as their raw material costs skyrocketed. However, the end result was dangerously low margins. Reluctantly, ink companies began raising their prices as best they could. &nb… Read More »
Published August 11, 2006
Flint Group North America Publication Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective July 15, 2006. The price increases range from 8 percent to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the… Read More »
Published August 11, 2006
Sun Chemical announced price increases of 9 percent on all publication inks, effective July 1, 2006. Additionally, surcharges will be applied where necessary to cover increasing costs in energy and freight.      “Despite our ef… Read More »
Published July 6, 2006
Flint Group North America Publication Division announced price increases for all publication inks, effective July 15, 2006. The price increases range from 8 percent to 12 percent, depending on product type. These increases are necessary to offset the… Read More »
Published July 1, 2006
Sun Chemical announced price increases of 9 percent on all publication inks, effective July 1, 2006. Additionally, surcharges will be applied where necessary to cover increasing costs in energy and freight. "Despite our efforts to mitigate… Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 10, 2006
Mergers and acquisitions and higher raw material costs were the major news in 2005, as ink manufacturers raised prices and worked to improve their margins. Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
Flint-Schmidt/XSYS Print Solutions has announced price increases for its printing inks across Europe.      The price increases for packaging inks ranges from 5 to 8 percent for water-based inks and 7 to 12 percent for solvent-based i… Read More »
Top International Companies
By Staff
Published November 16, 2005
The past year was one of tremendous changes, as major acquisitions such as the merger of Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, Siegwerk Group's acquisition of SICPA Packaging Ink Division and Huber Group's acquisition of a majority share in Micro Inks dramatically reshaped the ink industry. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical has announced that Jamie Sutphin has joined North American Publication Inks as business development manager. In this role, Mr. Sutphin will be responsible for developing new sales to publication printers throughout the U.S.   … Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published October 25, 2005
While most ink manufacturers saw sales growth in 2004, globalization, rising raw material costs and subsequent ink price increases were key topics in 2004. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published 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. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
The European Commission approved the proposed acquisition of BASF Printing Systems and ANI Printing Inks by the European private equity firm CVC on Oct. 29. The investigation has shown that the proposed transactions, which will involve the combinatio… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
Increased raw material costs and supply issues are leading to serious concerns over pricing. 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
Sun Chemical has named Chuck Shuty director of narrow web products for Sun Chemical North American Inks. Mr. Shuty will lead the U.S. introduction of Solaris, its new global product line of inks and coatings formulated to meet the needs of narrow web… Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The publication ink market has made slight gains during the past year as advertising has picked up. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry 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 »
Published October 10, 2005
Sun Chemical has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Rycoline Incorporated.  The acquisition is a further step in Sun Chemical’s strategy to provide “total solutions” for the printing industry, according to Wes Lucas, chairma… Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Charles Murray, corporate vice president and managing director, Sun Chemical Europe, will now lead Sun Chemical businesses in the U.K. and Ireland incorporating news inks, liquid inks for packaging, publication gravure, heatset, sheetfed and WebXtras… 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 7, 2005
Sun Chemical announced the alignment of its North American Inks businesses to better  serve its customers in different market segments and to overall increase the value to the customer.        Michael Griem, presi… 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 »
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 »
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 »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Publication ink sales have decreased during the first six months of 2003, and ink companies hope that improved printing forecasts signal better days ahead. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Latran Technologies has appointed Peter Daciuk as area sales manager for the northeast region. Mr. Daciuk, former channel manager at Ricoh, will manage a sales region that covers New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Eastern C… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Suppliers are banking on new technologies and cost efficiencies to help overcome rising raw material costs and the continued economic downturn. 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 »
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 »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The past few years have been difficult for printing ink manufacturers and their customers, as key segments in the publication market have slumped. Industry leaders are cautiously optimistic that a turnaround may occur in the near future. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Flint Ink Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI, has announced a combination merger and acquisition agreement with Gebrüder Schmidt GmbH, a major ink manufacturer in Germany.      The two companies will merge their European operations, while… Read More »
Publication Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
With print advertising down nearly 10 percent this year due to the economic downturn in the U.S., printing ink manufacturers are finding the market to be ever more challenging. 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 »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
New technologies highlighted by Drupa and price increases based on rising raw material costs are among the year�s most notable trends. Read More »
The Publication Ink Market
By Andy Teng, Ink World Contributing Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Despite high sales volume, the sector's fierce competition and low margins blockparticipation by small manufacturers Read More »