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Published April 30, 2010
Affects the entire liquid coating resins, adhesives, graphic arts and textiles portfolio Read More »
Published April 29, 2010
Sartomer USA, LLC announced price increases for its monomers and oligomers sold in the Americas effective March 15, 2010 or as existing contracts allow. The change applies to all oligomers, all acrylate and methacrylate monomers, and all MCure and Sa… Read More »
Published April 1, 2010
Sale includes Photomer trademarks, intellectual property, inventory and the Charlotte, NC manufacturing site 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 »
Published March 8, 2010
Tego has risen to become a leading supplier of speciality products for the coatings and printing inks industries Read More »
2. Flint Group
Published March 1, 2010
North American Administrative Offices 14909 North Beck Road Plymouth, MI 48170-7194 Phone: (734) 781-4600 Fax: (734) 781-4699 www.flintgrp.com  Sales: €2.4B ($3.5B) worldwide. North American Sales: $1 billion (Ink World estimate).  Ma… Read More »
1. Sun Chemical Corporation
Published March 1, 2010
35 Waterview Blvd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 Phone: (973) 404-6000 Fax: (973) 404-6001 www.sunchemical.com Sales: Sun Chemical had annual sales of $3.5 billion in printing inks and colorants worldwide. North American Sales: $1.6 billion (Ink World estim… Read More »
Published February 12, 2010
Rising feedstock prices, tight supplies have driven up the cost of many of the major raw materials Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
Lucidene, Morcryl lines impacted by higher raw material costs Read More »
Published January 27, 2010
Sartomer Company and sister company Cray Valley, both part of Total’s chemical branch, realigned their organizations to better synchronize products and services with customers and markets. The changes became effective Jan. 1, 2010.   … Read More »
Ink Industry Faces Challenges In Determining Carbon Footprints
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published January 11, 2010
Carbon footprints are gaining in importance in the European printing industry Read More »
Published December 11, 2009
Resinall Europe bvba and RÜTGERS Germany GmbH announced the formation of Resinall Rutgers Resins GmbH as a joint venture company with registered office at Duisburg, Germany. The primary purpose of the JV will be the manufacture and sales of hydr… Read More »
Published December 10, 2009
Sartomer’s photocure business will operate as a new business entity, Sartomer USA, LLC Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
For ink companies, 2009 was a balancing act, as manufacturers dealt with the global recession, volatile raw material prices and a drop in demand. Still, ink industry leaders see some signs of improvement heading into 2010. Read More »
Waxes and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
Manufacturers of waxes and additives are coming off of a challenging year, but there are signs that an economic rebound is now underway. 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 »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
Even as they face volatile raw material pricing and the impact of the global recession, vehicle and varnish manufacturers continue to introduce new technologies. Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 11, 2009
NPIRI's annual technical conference focused on 'Advancing Ink Technology in a Lean and Green Economy.' Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 2, 2009
During the past few years, the economic slump that impacted a large segment of the global economy changed the way companies handled their business. In particular, businesses were forced to become more conservative, looking for ways to cut costs and g… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
NAPIM, MNYPIA honor Kohl & Madden's retiring president Read More »
By Dennis Butcher and Dr. Iuliana Nita, Noveon, Inc.
Published October 29, 2009
When water-based inks were first introduced, we thought this meant that the products were “safe.” But the material safety data sheets (MSDS) from the manufacturers showed many of the inks to contain up to 20 percent glycol ether solvents.… Read More »
By William R. Doughery, Sartomer Company
Published October 29, 2009
Editor’s Note: “A Novel Pigment Dispersant and Surfactant For Radiation Curable Waterborne Ink Jet Inks” was presented at NIP 19. Reprinted with permission of IS&T: The Society of Imaging Science and Technology. The developme… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Conference focused on 'Innovation for a Changing Industry' Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
While electron beam (EB) curing has not received the same interest as UV, it too has also grown over the years Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Each September, Ink World publishes its annual Buyers’ Guide, a comprehensive listing of suppliers of everything important to the manufacture of printing ink, from key raw materials spanning from adhesion promoters to zinc oxide, and equipment… Read More »
By Sel Avci, Elementis Specialties
Published October 15, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Rheological Additive Selection for Printing Inks” was presented at the Eurocoat Inkmakers Forum during the 2nd European Congress on Printing Inks, held at Nüremberg, Germany April 9-10, 2003. Abstract: The vari… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
When it comes to manufacturing any product, being able to consistently meet specifications is absolutely essential to success. Such is also the case with printing ink, as testing and quality control (QC) play significant roles in the manufacturing pr… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
More than 2,000 inkies among the more than 16,000 attendees at this year's ECS. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Eastman Resins' Lud Horn continues to earn honors and inspire his colleagues. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
More than 260 attendees enjoy the Chicago Printing Ink Production Club's annual Winter Interlude. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Mr. Willock has become one of the leading authorities on resins in the industry Read More »
By Theresa Ruehle, H. Tom Mills, Sunil Jayasuriya, Paul Gloor, and Stephen A. Fischer, Johnson Polymer
Published October 14, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Gloss Dry-Back from Wet Trap Printing with Aqueous Coatings” is an abridged version of the first-place recipient of the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Lecture Series at NPIRI’s 46th An… Read More »
Published October 14, 2009
Univar announced that it will be marketing a comprehensive new range of solution vinyl resins under the Univar proprietary grade name. A global agreement with two new producers means that the range will be available worldwide.      F… Read More »
CHINACOAT 2009 Preview
By Staff
Published October 13, 2009
From Nov. 18-20, Shanghai will host CHINACOAT 2009, which has become the main attraction for companies looking to capitalize on China's growing market for coatings. Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
The global recession and volatile raw material prices are having a major impact on packaging ink manufacturers, but leading packaging ink companies are seeing some reasons for optimism for the coming year. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
As 2002 heads into the final quarter, it is clear that the year has not brought the hoped-for gains that were anticipated after the recession in 2001. Rather, as the country grew wary after a number of major corporations collapsed amid what can be be… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
A look at the future will be the emphasis of this year’s National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) Annual Technical Conference, which will be held by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) Oct. 2-4 at the… Read More »
Published October 9, 2009
Rodney Balmer receives TAA award, Maurice Carruthers named TAM award recipient Read More »
By Kent Shah, Color Converting Industries
Published October 8, 2009
There are a number of papers published which discuss the yellowing or pinking (discoloration) of white polyethylene films. However, there is no reference nor sufficient explanation on the role of printing ink in such discoloration. Research presented… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
An industry that had disappointing results in 2001 finds itself facing ever-tougher competition from overseas suppliers and is also having a difficult time getting desperately needed price increases. As a result, pressure is building on crucial areas… Read More »
By Mark D. Latunski, Flint Ink
Published October 7, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Optimizing UV Coatings for Heatset Web Offset Printing” was first presented at the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 45th Annual Technical Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, in October 2001. The pre… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Developing products are key to creating new markets and spurring growth Read More »
By David Wang, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 7, 2009
More than 17,000 attendees visit show Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
A look at what's new and what's in store in the waxes, solvents and additives markets Read More »
By David Wang, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 7, 2009
UV light cured ink (UV ink) is widely used in offset and flexographic printing throughout the world. The growth rate for UV ink is more than 10 percent per year and is surpassing the growing rate of general inks. In China, UV ink products are typica… Read More »
By Robert J. Geiger and Charles A. Henderson, UCB Chemicals Corporation
Published October 7, 2009
Editor’s Note: “UV Flexographic Inks: Correlation Between Rheology and Press Performance” was presented at the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s (NPIRI) 45th Annual Technical Conference in Scottsdale, AZ in Octobe… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 6, 2009
Every year, it becomes ever more apparent that we are living in a world that is rapidly changing. The tragic events of Sept. 11 have made it that much more obvious that the world we live in is increasingly global in its outlook. Countries do not exis… Read More »
By Bob Cook, Lawter International, Inc.
Published October 2, 2009
Over the years, resin and vehicle manufacturers tested a product’s solubility using the traditional titration method. This method provides information as to the percent solids at kick out or differences in solubility using various oils or solve… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2009
The downturn in the U.S. economy has been the major concern this year, and signs are not positive. Read More »