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Published January 27, 2011
Maroon Inc. announced the addition of Jennifer Dinehart as domestic procurement manager. Ms. Dinehart will oversee Maroon’s suppliers in the U.S.… Read More »
Published January 27, 2011
Royal DSM N.V. announced that it intends to acquire a 51% stake in AGI Corporation of Taiwan (AGI) through a subscription for newly to be issued shares combined with a public tender offer, subject to AGI corporate approvals and to regulatory and othe… Read More »
Published January 27, 2011
Kustom Group is announcing an approximate 20% price increase effective Feb. 1, 2011 on its Kustom Blending and Var-Chem line of oil-based products.      Since the time that the company announced to the market its last price increase,… Read More »
Published January 27, 2011
Arkema announced a project to acquire the Coatings Resins (Cray Valley and Cook Composite Polymers) and Photocure Resins (Sartomer) businesses of Total’s Specialty Chemicals activities for a €550M enterprise value. Fully in line with its s… Read More »
Published January 27, 2011
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business to Harima Chemicals, Inc., a leading producer of pine-based products.      The transaction is subject t… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 21, 2011
For ink manufacturers, the consolidation of the supply chain has been a serious concern, but there also has been activity during the past year on the ink side. The printingink industry again saw a major acquisition, as Siegwerk acquired Environmental… Read More »
China is Going Green in Sheetfed Offset Inks
By Jack Baarends, Bloit Printing Ink
Published January 20, 2011
China has been very active in developing clean energy Read More »
Published January 14, 2011
Successful use in food packaging Read More »
Published January 3, 2011
Continued increases in the costs of raw materials, volatility in the global supply chain drive increase Read More »
Published January 2, 2011
Increase affects Kustom Blending, Var-Chem line of oil-based products Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 29, 2010
For ink manufacturers, the consolidation of the supply chain has been a serious concern, but there also has been activity during the past year on the ink side. The printing ink industry again saw a key acquisition this month, as Siegwerk acquired Env… Read More »
Published December 17, 2010
Flint Group, through its own sourcing capability in China as well as working effectively with its partners, has successfully resolved the immediate supply difficulties Read More »
Published December 8, 2010
Includes Sartomer, Cray Valley, CCP Read More »
Published December 8, 2010
AGI offers a broad range of environmentally friendly UV curable resins and other products Read More »
Published December 7, 2010
Raw materials continue to drive price increases for printing inks Read More »
Published November 30, 2010
Site offers a fresh new design and details of their updated industrial cleaning, sanitizing, ingredient, foam control and bulk chemical offerings Read More »
Published November 30, 2010
It is anticipated that the IAR management team and approximately 650 global associates will join Harima at closing Read More »
Published November 18, 2010
BASF has appointed Michael McHenry as vice president, resins and additives, in North America. He will be based in Wyandotte, MI.      Mr. McHenry joined BASF in 2009 as part of the Ciba Corporation acquisition. He has served in a var… Read More »
Published November 18, 2010
OMNOVA Solutions Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with AXA Private Equity granting the company a period of exclusivity to acquire specialty chemicals manufacturer Eliokem International.      Closing of the propos… Read More »
Published November 18, 2010
Sun Chemical Europe announced that a price increase will be implemented for its products in the coldset market with immediate effect. The price increase of €0.40 in coldset color inks and €0.30 for coldset black inks has become necessary du… Read More »
An Innovative Easy to Matt 100 Solids UV Curable Resin
By Emilio Martin and Danny Visser, DSM NeoResins
Published November 15, 2010
High gloss is a well-known property of 100% solids UV curable varnishes. Today, the market trend is towards matt finishes, especially for luxury packaging and high-end publishing. Currently the only way to achieve a matt appearance in a 100% solids… Read More »
The Publication Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 15, 2010
As is the case with their customers, the publication ink market is facing many challenges, from raw materials to a declining market. Read More »
NPIRI Technical Conference Looks At Change and Innovation
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 15, 2010
Panel discussion on raw material costs and supply, new technology talks among the highlights of the 2010 NPIRI Technical Conference Read More »
Waxes and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 15, 2010
Raw material pricing and supply remain major concerns for waxes and additives manufacturers, but the improvement in the economy has brought some good news. Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 15, 2010
The energy curing ink industry continued to enjoy growth during the past year, particularly in the packaging segment, and technologies such as LED offer further opportunities in the coming years. Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 15, 2010
Having weathered the economic storm of the past few years, ink manufacturers are, for the most part, cautiously optimistic about 2011, although raw materials remain a serious concern. Read More »
REACH Adds to Ink Manufacturers Concerns Over Raw Material Supply
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published November 15, 2010
The raw materials squeeze in Europe could worsen due to the effects of the latest stage in the implementation of REACH Read More »
Published November 12, 2010
New types of Hybrane hyperbranched polymers developed by Polymer Factory will be produced by DSM Read More »
Published November 10, 2010
Will adjust each product’s price by only exactly what it needs to keep up the increased raw materials costs Read More »
Published November 5, 2010
Price increase affects the entire coatings, adhesives and graphic arts portfolio Read More »
Published October 29, 2010
Previously was president of the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Coating Effects Segment in North and South America Read More »
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 »
Arez International Takes On Resin Markets Challenges by Developing New Technology, Adding Two New Facilities
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 22, 2010
The resin market has been in difficult straits the last few years, as the price of key raw materials such as gum rosin have skyrocketed while supply remains uncertain. Meanwhile, there has been consolidation throughout the supply chain. As a result,… Read More »
Published October 13, 2010
The global availability of raw materials for printing inks continues to be a major concern. Following the economic downturn in 2008, many raw material suppliers reduced operating capacity and personnel. In some instances, suppliers permanently shut d… Read More »
Published October 13, 2010
INX International Ink Co. has announced a price increase effective Sept. 1, 2010. Ongoing raw material supply shortages are continuing to have a serious effect on printing ink production.      Company president Rick Clendenning state… Read More »
Published September 22, 2010
Significantly increases OMNOVA's total size and scale to sales of more than $1 billion Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 20, 2010
For the past few years, raw material costs and supply for printing inks have been, in a word, volatile Read More »
Published September 16, 2010
Hydrite Chemical Co., has announced the appointment of Steve Walker as research & development manager for graphic arts. Mr. Walker will spearhead new product development and process improvement, as well as technical service.     … Read More »
Published September 16, 2010
Sun Chemical implemented a 6 percent price increase for heatset and directory inks in North America effective July 1, 2010.      Prices will also increase for all of Sun Chemical Rycoline blanket and roller washes, specialty solvents… Read More »
Published September 16, 2010
Siegwerk has been forced to react to the sharp rise worldwide in the cost of raw materials for publication gravure and web offset inks.      “The Siegwerk Group will of course be taking every measure possible to fence off incr… Read More »
Published September 13, 2010
A 4 to 8 percent price increase on all packaging inks sold in the U.S. and Canada will be effective Nov. 1, 2010 Read More »
Published September 8, 2010
Sale includes the Photomer trademarks, IP, inventory and Charlotte, NC manufacturing site Read More »
Published August 12, 2010
Ongoing raw material supply shortages are a key factor Read More »
Published July 22, 2010
Global availability of raw materials for printing inks continues to be major concern Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 19, 2010
The recession and raw material volatility has impacted manufacturers of vehicles and varnishes, but there are signs that the market is improving. Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published July 19, 2010
Some signs of improvement after a challenging year Read More »
The Market for Metallics
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published July 19, 2010
The market for metallics is off to a strong start for the first half of 2010, and companies are cautiously optimistic that the upward trend will continue. Read More »
Published July 8, 2010
Availability of raw materials remains major concern Read More »
Published July 7, 2010
Will lead new product development and process improvement, as well as technical service Read More »