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Published October 10, 2008
Gerald C. Marterer, president and CEO of Arizona Chemical, will retire on Dec. 31, 2008. He will remain on the company’s board of directors.      Cornelis (Kees) Verhaar joined Arizona Chemical on Sept. 1, 2008 as president and C… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Cytec Industries Inc. announced price increases for its Cymel, Melmac, Beckamine and Uformite amino resins on all shipments in North and South America on or after Sept. 15, 2008, or as contracts allow.      The price increases by pro… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Nazdar is the latest ink manufacturer to become a Xaar Approved Ink Partner and supports Xaar’s strategy to give end users the freedom to select from a wide range of approved inks.      “We are delighted to be working wi… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Higher raw material costs and the weakening economy have impacted the packaging market, although there are also opportunities for growth. Read More »
Proposed BASF – Ciba Merger May Foreshadow Further Consolidation
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 2, 2008
As companies struggle with higher raw materials costs, a struggling economy and increasing pressure on margins, more consolidation is likely throughout the supply chain. Read More »
The Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 2, 2008
Publication ink manufacturers are trying to balance higher costs with the need for new products as they try to help their customers meet the demands of the changing marketplace. Read More »
Published September 17, 2008
Nazdar is the latest ink manufacturer to become a Xaar Approved Ink Partner and supports Xaar's strategy to give end users the freedom to select from a wide range of approved inks. "We are delighted to be working with Nazdar," said Jill… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Cray Valley promoted Mohamed Dekiouk to global manufacturing manager, hydrocarbon resins. In his new role Mr. Dekiouk is responsible for industrial projects, budgeting and monitoring productivity at the company’s three manufacturing locations.… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Cray Valley announced it was lifting sales control on its Norsolene A series and S series hydrocarbon resins manufactured in its Channelview, TX, facility, effective immediately. The sales control was placed on the product in late May, affecting only… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Sartomer Company named Marcel de Wolf CEO, succeeding Dr. Luigi Colantuoni, who accepted a new assignment with Sartomer’s parent company, TOTAL S.A., in Paris.       In the new position, Mr. de Wolf will report to Bernard… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Evonik Industries AG’s Coatings & Additives Business Unit is reorganizing its colorants business to position itself early in the fiercely competitive international market. Under a matrix model, market responsibility will be exercised in the… Read More »
Published August 11, 2008
Ashland Inc. and Hercules Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ashland would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Hercules for $18.60 per share in cash and 0.093 of a share of Ashland common stock for each share of Her… Read More »
Drupa 2008 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 7, 2008
Drupa 2008 was another huge show, with nearly 391,000 visitors from 138 countries checking out the 1,971 exhibits, and leading international ink manufacturers were well represented, showcasing innovative new products and services. Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published August 7, 2008
For the leading global ink manufacturers, 2008 was a time of economic uncertainty, as raw material prices continued to rise and the U.S. dollar slumped. Still, ink industry leaders also see some opportunities ahead. Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Ashland Inc. and Hercules Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ashland would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Hercules for $18.60 per share in cash and 0.093 of a share of Ashland common stock for each share of Her… Read More »
Published July 16, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical will increase prices by 12 percent for publication inks effective July 1, 2008.       “Crude oil prices have made an unprecedented rise ove… Read More »
Energy Efficiency, Sustainability are Key Topics at drupa 2008
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published July 1, 2008
With an eye toward the soaring cost of energy and the increasing interest in sustainability, exhibitors at drupa 2008 emphasized new technologies. Read More »
Published June 9, 2008
Elementis plc announced that it has agreed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Elementis Holdings Limited, to purchase Deuchem Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-based company, for a cash consideration of £40.4 million. Deuchem had £37.9 million in sal… Read More »

Published June 9, 2008
NPIRI Elects Board of Directors for 2008-09 The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX Internati… Read More »
RadTech 2008 Showcases UV, EB Technologies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 4, 2008
The UV and EB markets have enjoyed excellent growth in recent years Read More »
Published June 4, 2008
Rohm and Haas Offers New Dispersing Resins Rohm and Haas recently introduced two high-efficiency dispersing resin products for organic pigments in aqueous media. These new styrene, acrylic-based polymers, Morcryl 410 and Morcryl 460 Plus dispersin… Read More »
Published May 31, 2008
Faced with continued increases in raw materials and operating costs, Sun Chemical will increase prices by 12 percent for publication inks effective July 1, 2008.   “Crude oil prices have made an unprecedented rise over the last six mont… Read More »
Published May 30, 2008
A breakthrough in UV curing inks for sheetfed offset printing has been unveiled by Sun Chemical as part of its growing commitment to customers and the environment. Commercial production has started for a world-first ‘eco-friendly’ UV ink,… Read More »
Published May 20, 2008
The National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) recently elected the following members to the Board of Directors: • Graham Battersby, representing Flint Group • Joe Cichon, INX International Ink Co. • Rich Czarnecki, Superior… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
BASF Corporation announced that it has extended Canadian distributorship of its full line of resins to Dempsey Corporation. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Dempsey has distributed a wide range of products throughout Canada and the U.S. since 1954.… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
BASF announced that it will increase resin prices an average of 6 to 8 percent across all market segments effective May 1, 2008, or as contracts allow. The price increase pertains to list and off-list pricing and includes, but is not limited to, the… Read More »
Published May 9, 2008
Cytec Industries Inc. has launched new web pages related to its activity in the paint and coatings and graphic arts and inks industries on www.cytec.com.      By significantly expanding the depth of content of its web pages about liq… Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 8, 2008
Higher raw material prices, led by crude oil, continue to impact resin manufacturers, but the surge in new product development is helping to drive sales growth. Read More »
The North American Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 7, 2008
Despite higher raw materials and operational costs that continue to impact the printing ink industry, many North American ink companies were able to show some growth during 2007. Read More »
UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published April 4, 2008
Rising energy costs and environmental regulations continue to drive the market for UV/EB technologies. Read More »
Published April 4, 2008
Tego Introduces Defoamer For Water-Based Inks Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced Tego Foamex 843 for water-based inks and wood coating formulations. The use of Foamex 843 results in fast and complete foam knock-down, pre… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
Although pigment companies generally noted that 2007 was a relatively good year for the industry, there are also numerous concerns for the future, including raw material costs, the economy, the elimination of the VAT in China and environmental mandates. Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 10, 2008
For flexo ink manufacturers, 2007 was a good year, as packaging continues to show growth and the interest in the environment draws attention to water-based and UV flexo inks. Read More »
Published March 3, 2008
XSYS Print Solutions, a division of Flint Group, changed its name to Flint Group Narrow Web as of March 1, 2008. The name change is the last in a long series of re-branding exercises for the specialist narrow web ink maker, which started out as part… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 25, 2008
Panel of print leaders will be a highlight of upcoming convention, April 11-14 in Indian Wells, CA. Read More »
Published February 13, 2008
Cray Valley announced an increase in prices of its hydrocarbon resins product line, retroactive to Dec. 1, 2007, or as existing contracts allow. The increase amounts to 5 cents per pound and applies to Wingtack and Norsolene resins sold throughout th… Read More »
Published February 13, 2008
Nazdar is the latest ink manufacturer to become a Xaar Approved Ink Partner and supports Xaar’s strategy to give end users the freedom to select from a wide range of approved inks.          “We are delight… Read More »
Published February 13, 2008
PolyOne Corporation has reorganized its Polymer Coating Systems (PCS) into two business units.      The Wilflex inks and specialty colorants businesses and the BayOne equity investment will be combined into a new operating segment na… Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 1, 2008
The role of vehicles and varnishes is a critical one, and suppliers are developing new technologies while also facing increasingly higher raw material costs. Read More »
Published January 11, 2008
Nazdar is the latest ink manufacturer to become a Xaar Approved Ink Partner and supports Xaar’s strategy to give end users the freedom to select from a wide range of approved inks. “We are delighted to be working with Nazdar,” said… Read More »
Published January 11, 2008
PolyOne Corporation has reorganized its Polymer Coating Systems (PCS) into two business units.     The Wilflex inks and specialty colorants businesses and the BayOne equity investment will be combined into a new operating segment name… Read More »
Move Toward Eco-Friendly Products is Likely to Lead to Increased Costs
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published January 3, 2008
European ink manufacturers are seeing increasing interest in environmentally friendly products. However, the cost of renewable resources is rising, and it will likely lead to higher prices. Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 27, 2007
Waxes, solvents and additives manufacturers enjoyed growth overall, as new technologies continue to emerge. However, higher raw material costs remain a major concern. Read More »
Published November 27, 2007
Tego Offers Micronized Waxes for Printing Inks Tego Coating Additives and Specialty Resins has introduced two new micronized waxes designed to improve scratch resistance and anti-blocking properties in printing inks and coatings. Vestowax X 41… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Sartomer Company named Chace Phillips the new plant manager of the company’s production site in Channelview, TX. Mr. Phillips is responsible for operations at the facility, which manufactures styrene maleic anhydride resins and polybutadiene re… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Cray Valley announced the opening of a 900-square-foot hydrocarbon resins lab at its existing Exton, PA facility. The new lab enables the company to increase product research, raw material evaluation and new product development.     … Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Wacker Polymers raised its prices worldwide for Pioloform, Polyviol, Vinnacoat, Vinnapas solid resins and Vinnol surface coating resins. The increase averages 10 percent, and, unless otherwise agreed, came into force on Nov, 1, 2007. This measure has… Read More »
Published November 6, 2007
Color Resolutions International (CRI) has announced that effective Nov. 1, 2007 prices on all packaging inks will be raised from 7 to 14 percent, depending on the color and resin technology.      CRI president and CEO George Sickinge… Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 31, 2007
Driven by new technologies and applications, energy-curable inks and coatings continue to enjoy solid growth worldwide, with packaging and sheetfed being particularly strong areas. Read More »
Published October 11, 2007
Plasticolors, Inc. announced the appointment of Scott T. Becker to president of the company.      Mr. Becker held the position of COO at Plasticolors prior to the new appointment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from… Read More »