As our Annual International Top Companies Report illustrates, the printing ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, U.K., Sweden, Holland, India, Belgium, Brazil and France home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
The past few years have been difficult for printing ink manufacturers and their customers, as key segments in the publication market have slumped. Industry leaders are cautiously optimistic that a turnaround may occur in the near future. Read More »
Van Son Holland Ink Corporation (www.vansonink.com) and Pitman Company (www.pitman.com), a leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, have announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance. The alliance strengthens Pitman&rsqu… Read More »
INX International Ink Co., Elk Grove Village, IL (www.inxinternational.com) will display its EcoPure HP premium work-and-turn ink at Graph Expo in Chicago, Oct. 6-9, 2002. According to the company, EcoPure allows for the fastest set times, good press… Read More »
Flint Ink Corporation announced July 15 the signing of an agreement with Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc., Elmsford, NY, creating an alliance that will enable Flint Ink to supply its sheetfed commercial inks and coatings to printers through Enovation&… Read More »
The reengineering of INX International has transformed the company from a decentralized geographical oriented company to a centralized company based upon product lines.
“In 2001, our standardization and centralization initia… Read More »
INX International Ink Co. has appointed Kevin Yeazell to vice president of sales and marketing for the sheetfed offset division.
In his new position, Mr. Yeazell will be responsible for the management of the sheetfed offset sal… Read More »
Flint Ink Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI, has announced a combination merger and acquisition agreement with Gebrüder Schmidt GmbH, a major ink manufacturer in Germany.
The two companies will merge their European operations, while… Read More »
Akzo Nobel Inks, Trelleborg, Sweden, announced Feb. 15 that it had named Atlas Graphic Supply Inc., Markham, Ontario, as its exclusive distributor for sheetfed printing inks in North and South America.
Atlas, USA is now establis… Read More »
In the current period of low growth in the printing products market in Europe, ink makers have been desperately seeking ways to stem falling prices and cling to their margins. For many, an effective means of persuading customers to stop pressing for lower prices is improving or extending services. Read More »
With very few exceptions, 2001 was a difficult year for pigment suppliers to the ink industry, as the slumping U.S. economy and increasing pressure on prices made 2001 a year that major pigment producers hope never to repeat. Read More »
BASF announced Nov. 8 that its North American Printing Systems Group has formed an alliance with Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Limited to distribute BASF’s line of K+E printing inks in Canada.
“This new and ex… Read More »
The New York Printing Ink Manufacturers Association (NYPIMA) and the New York Printing Ink and Pigments Club (NYPIPC) have announced that as of January 2001, they have combined to form the Metro New York Printing Ink Association (MNYPIA).… Read More »
Manufacturers of flexographic inks have a lot to smile about. More printers are embracing flexography, and in a wider range of end-use segments. Demand also continues to rise for UV, EB and water-based flexo inks. Read More »