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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 »
Inksolutions
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 2, 2009
Dan DeLegge, third from left, this year’s recipient of NAPIM’s TAM Service Award, is joined by his wife, Kristi, as well as John Jilek Sr., at left, and John Jilek Jr., at right. In 1981, Dan DeLegge, a recent gr… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 28, 2009
Even as they are buffeted by the global recession and higher raw material costs, resin manufacturers continue to develop innovative products for the ink industry. Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 31, 2009
The increased interest in the environmental and performance benefits of UV and EB is helping to drive growth during the economic downturn. Read More »
Ink Manufacturers, Suppliers Continue to Navigate REACH
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 31, 2009
European authorities received 2.6 million pre-registrations for chemicals, a sign that the complexities of REACH will likely need to be sorted out in the future. 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 March 12, 2009
Brookfield Engineering has acquired RheoTec Messtechnik GmbH of Dresden, Germany. Brookfield and RheoTec have been partners for the past 10 years in the sale of the R/S family of rheometers. Through Brookfield’s international dealer network, R/… Read More »
The Additives Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As the economic downturn continues, additive suppliers are prepared to provide ink manufacturers with products that will enhance their formulations. Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Sun Chemical increased prices for packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news inks in Canada between 5-12 percent effective January 1, 2009. “The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Flint Group announced a 15 percent price increase for web offset inks with immediate effect, latest by Jan. 1, 2009.      “Whilst the price of oil has fallen in recent weeks, the cost of other raw materials such as pigments, in… Read More »
Published December 29, 2008
Flint Group has announced a 15 percent price increase for web offset inks with immediate effect, latest by Jan. 1, 2009. "Whilst the price of oil has fallen in recent weeks the cost of other raw materials such as pigments, intermediates, re… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Ashland Inc. has completed its acquisition of Hercules Inc. Each share of Hercules common stock outstanding was exchanged for $18.60 in cash and 0.093 of a share of Ashland common stock.      “This is a landmark day for our co… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Sartomer Company and R.M. Ferguson Specialty Chemicals, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, recently marked their 40th anniversary of working together to promote photocure monomers, resins and other products used in rubber, adhesive, coatings, inks and other… 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 December 3, 2008
Sun Chemical will increase prices for packaging, commercial sheetfed, and news inks in Canada between 5-12 percent effective January 1, 2009. The price of oil has receded in recent weeks, but the costs of pigments, pigment intermediaries, resin… Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
The development of new environmentally friendly technologies is helping suppliers offset higher raw material costs and the economic downturn. Read More »
Published November 25, 2008
Sartomer Offers Urethane Acrylate Oligomer for Lithographic Inks Sartomer Company has launched CN9167US, an aromatic urethane acrylate specifically designed for UV/EB lithographic inks. It can also be used in pigmented and non-pigmented UV/EB co… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Examines Sustainability and the Environment
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Ink manufacturers, suppliers, printers and print buyers were on hand to discuss the sustainability and environmental issues during NPIRI�s annual technical conference. 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 »