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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 »
By Dr. Joy T. Kunjappu, Yeshiva University
Published October 2, 2009
Polymeric materials constitute an integral ingredient in any ink composition. Read More »
Published October 2, 2009
PIA Examines U.S. Printing market Demographics In its recently released 2000 Print Market Atlas, Printing Industries of America (PIA) examined the nation’s top 50 printing markets. Not surprisingly, the survey revealed four major met… Read More »
Published October 1, 2009
NPES Sponsors Print Outlook Conference The Association for Suppliers of Printing , Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES) recently hosted its 20th annual Print Outlook conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, which was held December… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2009
For ink manufacturers, continued volatility in crude oil prices and supply concerns remain serious challenges Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2009
Watching the Industry Change During the Past 12 Years 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 »
The Gravure Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published June 17, 2009
New technological innovations on the press are allowing gravure to be economically competitive on shorter runs. 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 »
By David Savastano and Tim Wright, Ink World and Coatings World Editor
Published June 15, 2009
FSCT's ICE show in Toronto offered the paint and coatings industry unique opportunities, which attendees took full advantage of, and exhibitors were pleased with the level of activity. Read More »
Published June 11, 2009
Sartomer Company named Todd Speece business development manager, rubber, and Kathleen Shelton marketing manager, metallic monomers. Both Mr. Speece and Ms. Shelton will be based in Sartomer’s Exton, PA headquarters.      … Read More »
Published June 11, 2009
Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins’ Distributor of the Year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyanates, Joncryl acrylic resins, additives and… Read More »
Siegwerk
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 9, 2009
Kent Shah When Kent Shah first arrived in the U.S., he had looked first toward working in the pharmaceuticals field. Joining the ink industry was a secondary option. However, Mr. Shah was unable to find a job in pharma, and… Read More »
NPIRI Printing Ink Technology Course
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 9, 2009
The 48th annual technical course, “Printing Ink Technology,” will be conducted at Fox Valley Technical College Read More »
Plays So Well with Others: New Dispersing Resin Technology Offers Viscosity Control, Compatibility, Efficiency and Higher Pigment Loading
By Kay Sanborn, Rohm & Haas
Published June 9, 2009
For printers, it’s never business as usual. Higher strength inks must roll onto ever finer line screens. Presses speed up as substrates diversify. Large runs split into smaller jobs that require different equipment settings. And through it all,… Read More »
Advanced Ink & Chemical Sees Opportunities in Niche Markets
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 9, 2009
Advanced Ink & Chemical Sees Opportunities in Niche Markets Read More »
Published June 3, 2009
Effective April 1, 2009, Dr. Matthias Creutz took over as head of the colorants product line of Evonik Industries. He will retain his current responsibilities as head of Supply Chain Management and Production. The product line has so far been headed… Read More »
Published June 3, 2009
There have been plenty of changes among suppliers to the ink industry in recent years, and quite a few key products have disappeared from the market. Thanks to an agreement with Rohm and Haas, Hydrite Chemical Co. is making sure that the Lucidene emu… Read More »
Published June 3, 2009
Royal DSM N.V. has opened a new factory for waterborne acrylic resins in Waalwijk, The Netherlands. Total investment costs amounted to €30 million.      The opening ceremony for the new factory, built at the existing DSM NeoResi… Read More »