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By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2007
Last year, the 2005 State of the Industry Report from the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)  clearly showed the dire economic straits the U.S. ink industry finds itself. With earnings before interest and depreciation (EB… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 4, 2007
Every so often, it seems, new terminologies rise rapidly to the forefront of our consciousness. These terms start out as common-sense ideas, and as more people adapt these terms, they quickly become a cottage industry.      I ment… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 13, 2007
Looking at Similarities Between The Ink and Pigment Industries Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 26, 2007
In the past year, www.inkworldmagazine.com, our website, has undergone tremendous changes. We have added a wide variety of new features designed to assist ink manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. These features include: • Breaking News &ndas… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 5, 2007
The past year included some signs of optimism for ink manufacturers. Business seemed to be picking up, and ink companies were generally able to raise their prices to help offset higher raw material, manufacturing and operational costs. The sheetfed i… Read More »
Published December 20, 2006
By David Savastano Editor While authorities try to piece together the cause of the Nov. 22 explosion that rocked the Danvers, MA facility of CAI Inc., a family-owned ink manufacturer, and Arnel Inc., a manufacturer of industrial-use paint product… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 7, 2006
As 2006 comes to a close, ink manufacturers find themselves looking back on a year full of challenges as well as hope, while wondering what the future may bring in terms of consolidation, raw material prices and overseas competition.   &nbs… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 9, 2006
For ink manufacturers, the energy curable market has been one of the brightest areas in recent years, and that trend continues today, particularly in web offset, flexo and inkjet.          There are many reasons fo… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2006
In recent years, ink manufacturers have done all they could to keep prices low as their raw material costs skyrocketed. However, the end result was dangerously low margins. Reluctantly, ink companies began raising their prices as best they could. &nb… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 11, 2006
For the past three years, the price of crude oil has been a tremendous headache for the ink industry and its suppliers. Back in 2003, $35 per barrel of crude oil seemed like a nightmare scenario. Since then, oil has steadily risen in price, topping $… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 9, 2006
Printed Electronics Offers Exciting New Possibilities for Printing, Ink Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 7, 2006
Inkjet Ink Market Provides Excellent Growth Opportunities Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 1, 2006
In recent years, there have been few bright spots for the printing ink industry. In terms of regional growth, certain major markets have, at best, witnessed slight growth. However, the Asia-Pacific region has been the area of greatest opportunity for… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 18, 2006
We all know that the U.S. printing ink industry has faced hard times in recent years. Caught between the proverbial rock, in the form of dramatically increasing raw material and operational costs, and a hard place, i.e., increasingly tight competitio… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 10, 2006
As we head into the second quarter of 2006, there has been a brief opportunity for ink industry leaders to take stock of where the industry stands. With the exception of INX International Ink Company and Nazdar acquiring Triangle Digital and Lyson, L… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 14, 2006
We often discuss consolidation, tight pricing, changing technologies and overcapacity as major challenges faced by the ink industry and printers. These same issues are also critical  to key suppliers, including pigment manufacturers. In rece… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 6, 2006
Bringing the Latest News Right to Your DesktoThe business world is changing rapidly. Information is an absolute necessity, and the quicker a person can gather what they need to know, the better chance they have of succeeding in our highly-competiti… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 13, 2006
In recent months, certain aspects of the printing ink industry have deservedly drawn much attention. The latter portion of 2005 featured an unprecedented wave of mergers and acquisitions, while the past year and a half witnessed skyrocketing raw ma… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 12, 2005
For the printing ink industry, there has never been a year like 2005. Mergers and acquisitions, which have been scarce in the past few years, dominated the news. Consider these highlights: • March 1: Fujifilm acquired Sericol International (… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 16, 2005
Since June, the printing ink industry has seen a wave of consolidations unlike anything it has witnessed in the past. In June, Siegwerk Group acquired SICPA’s packaging ink division, which had an estimated $400 million in sales in 2004. In Ju… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
In a year dominated by rising raw material prices and an improving economy, many pigment manufacturers were able to get much-needed price increases. Read More »
High Performance Pigments
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 21, 2005
Ink jet and flexible packaging are two of the strongest growth areas for ink manufacturers, and HPPs are an essential ingredient in many of the most successful applications. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry Read More »
RadTech
By David Savastano, Christine Canning Esposito and Kerry Pianoforte
Published October 10, 2005
Record-setting conference and exhibition participation bodes well for the energy curable industry. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 19, 2005
For more than a year, ink manufacturers have watched closely as pricing of key raw materials have skyrocketed, and availability of certain critical ingredients has become a major issue. That situation has not changed. Crude oil and natural gas, the… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 13, 2005
Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004. Read More »
The Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Suppliers are banking on new technologies and cost efficiencies to help overcome rising raw material costs and the continued economic downturn. Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Equipment manufacturers are hopeful that the gains they saw in capital expenditures at the end of 2002 will continue into 2003. Read More »
The Flexo Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The outlook for the flexo ink market continues to look strong as flexo makes further inroads in the packaging industry and new applications are being developed. Read More »
Ink Jet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Opportunities for the ink jet market are tremendous for printing ink manufacturers, who are utilizing their experience in UV, screen and conventional inks as they make inroads into the industrial ink jet market. Read More »
The Flexo Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The flexo market has experienced modest growth in 2001 as a result of new innovations and increased efficiency. Read More »
The UV Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Hybrid inks, a combination of UV and conventional ink, has become an increasingly popular product for the printing industry. Read More »
When OSHA Comes to the Door
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Good preparation, training programs are keys to avoiding problems during an inspection. Read More »
Gans Ink Celebrates 50 Years
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Bob Gans reflects on 50th anniversary of Gans Ink & Supply, and the numerous civic and professional awards that he has received. Read More »
The Year In Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
The printing ink industry faces major consolidations, price concerns as it heads into 2000. Read More »
INK WORLD is the only monthly trade magazine dedicated to the worldwide business of ink. For more than 30 years, the magazine has tracked the growth of the nonwovens industry through years of changes, technology, evolution and market development. N… Read More »