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Published October 10, 2006
After buying out its joint venture partner Samo, Siegwerk is now the 100 percent owner of one of Turkey’s leading producer of packaging inks. The company’s name is changed from Sicpa-Samo to Siegwerk Turkey.      “W… 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 »
Despite Achieving Price Increases, Pigment Manufacturers Face Challenges
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 1, 2006
Despite improving economic conditions, pigment leaders have numerous concerns, including rising raw material costs and offshore competition. Read More »
The Asia-Pacific Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 1, 2006
For printing ink manufacturers, the Asia-Pacific region, led by China and India, continues to offer the greatest opportunities for growth. Read More »
ALTANA Chemie Makes Major Gains In Ink, Coatings Markets
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 18, 2006
Acquisitions of Eckart, Kelstar and Rad-Cure are key in ALTANA Chemie's surge in effect pigments, coatings and sealants segments. Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 10, 2006
Mergers and acquisitions and higher raw material costs were the major news in 2005, as ink manufacturers raised prices and worked to improve their margins. Read More »
European Ink Review
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 14, 2006
Consolidation, higher raw material costs and lower margins remain major topics heading into 2006 and beyond. Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) operations in Sales, Technical Service and Str… Read More »
Published December 12, 2005
The Board of Directors of Clariant Ltd. announced the appointment of three key leadership positions, including designating Roland Loesser as new chairman and Jan Secher as new chief executive.      Mr. Loesser, Clariant’s curre… 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 »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 12, 2005
Mergers and acquisitions, which have been scarce in recent years, dominated the news in 2005. Read More »
Published December 6, 2005
Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) operations in Sales, Technical Service and Str… 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 »
Top International Companies
By Staff
Published November 16, 2005
The past year was one of tremendous changes, as major acquisitions such as the merger of Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, Siegwerk Group's acquisition of SICPA Packaging Ink Division and Huber Group's acquisition of a majority share in Micro Inks dramatically reshaped the ink industry. Read More »
The Canadian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The Canadian ink industry remains quite vibrant, even though consolidation, currency rates and costs have impacted business. Read More »
Siegwerk Plans Acquisition of SICPA
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Once approved, Siegwerk will be the fifth-largest international ink manufacturer, with more than $940 million in annual sales. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
The signing ceremony of a letter of intent between China Banknote Printing & Minting Corp. and SICPA Holding S.A. on its ink co-operation project was recently held at Shangri-la hotel. Liu Shi’an, secretary of the Party Committee, president… Read More »
The Gravure Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The growth of flexible packaging has been a bright spot for gravure printers and ink manufacturers, as technological advances are improving turnaround and lowering costs. Read More »
Technological Improvements are Creating Opportunities for UV and EB
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Demand for radiation-curing inks and coatings is increasing relatively quickly in Europe, although there are challenges to be overcome. Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Continued economic growth and improved living standards in the Asia-Pacific region will drive printing demand. Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published October 25, 2005
While most ink manufacturers saw sales growth in 2004, globalization, rising raw material costs and subsequent ink price increases were key topics in 2004. Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The flexo ink market continues to grow, with solvent-based and UV flexo inks having particularly strong results in recent years. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
The packaging inks business of the SICPA Group and Samo A.S. have formed a joint venture in Turkey, which began trading in October 2004. The new company will be known as SICPA-Samo Baski Murekkepleri Sanayi AS (SICPA-Samo Printing Inks Industry SA).… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
While 2004 was generally a better year for ink manufacturers, raw material pricing and supply pressures remain a significant concern heading into 2005. Read More »
UV/EB Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 24, 2005
With more printers converting conventional presses to combination presses, UV/EB printing continues to grow. Read More »
CVC
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The merger of BASF and ANI creates a powerful new force in the printing ink industry. Read More »
The 2004 International Report
By Staff
Published October 24, 2005
As our International Top Companies Report illustrates, the ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, U.K., Holland, India, Mexico, France and Brazil home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
EuPIA Takes the European Stage
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The new European Printing Ink Association is working to serve the industry. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Pricing Pressures Continue To Threaten Heatset Ink Industry Read More »
The Packaging Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
The expanding packaging market is providing ink companies with the opportunity to develop new technologies and differentiate their products and services. Read More »
Drupa 2004 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 10, 2005
Drupa 2004 drew nearly 400,000 attendees and showcased new technologies. As the printing industry evolves, the ink industry continues to change with the times. Read More »
Published October 10, 2005
Flint Ink has opened a dedicated news ink plant in Ingleburn, New South Wales, Australia. The 9,000 square-meter facility manufactures coldset ink systems for newspaper printing customers in Australia and New Zealand. With this new plant, Flint Ink i… Read More »
The 2004 U.S Top 20
By Staff
Published September 30, 2005
While some ink manufacturers found 2003 to be another challenging year, some ink companies were able to generate strong growth. Meanwhile, the economic gains made in the fourth quarter of 2003 have ink companies optimistic about 2004. Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 19, 2005
As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year. Read More »
Major Acquisitions are Transforming The European Printing Ink Industry
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 19, 2005
The European printing ink sector has been going through yet another bout of consolidation Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 19, 2005
While there are signs of an economic upturn in the printing industry, ink manufacturers remain wary. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
SICPA France and SICPA Malaysia have been certified as Sony Green Partners. This designation is given to suppliers that cooperate with specific procedures for reducing or eliminating environment-related substances in parts, devices and raw materials… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
On Nov.11, 2003, Mike Miller, MCIC, FTSC, was presented with honorary membership for dedicated and meritorious service within the Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA). This award was presented in Philadelphia, PA with OCCA president Davi… Read More »
The Year In Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
After another challenging year, ink executives are cautiously optimistic as they look ahead to 2004 Read More »
The UV Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
The market for UV inks is expected to continue its strong growth as new technologies are developed. Read More »
The International Report 2003
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
The international nature of the printing ink industry is ever more apparent, as the leading ink manufacturers span the globe from Japan, the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, the U.K., Holland, India, France and Brazil. Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
As the packaging industry continues to evolve, ink companies are working overtime to meet the ever-changing needs of their customers. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
SICPA has created a new gravure/ flexo ink manufacturing plant at Bornem, Belgium as its primary manufacturing site for packaging and industrial inks for European customers.      All steps of the manufacturing process at Bornem, Belg… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
While the raw material market is showing some signs of beginning to correct itself as some price increases have been announced, the question of whether the ink industry can support such increases remains uncertain. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
SICPA North America, Inc.’s (www.sicpa.com) Prescott, Ontario packaging inks manufacturing facility has been audited and registered in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000. According to the company, benefits to customers include:… Read More »
European Printing Market Continues to Struggle
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Ink makers went into 2003 knowing it would be a hard year. With printing still in the doldrums, they realize it is going to be tougher than they envisaged. Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
SICPA is investing in the growing market for printing ink in Russia. The company’s St. Petersburg Colour Center produced its first packaging inks at the beginning of May. The new business location is close to the center of St. Petersburg. The p… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Encres Dubuit and SICPA signed a distribution agreement on March 18, whereby Dubuit becomes SICPA’s exclusive independent distributor in Asia and South America for UV waterless inks series on the CD-DVD decoration market.     … Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
China and India are the main drivers in this fast-growing region, which is drawing increased attention from ink companies Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Flint Ink Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI, and the SICPA Group, Lausanne, Switzerland, have finalized several business transactions in which Flint Ink has acquired SICPA’s worldwide heatset and coldset ink business and SICPA has acquired Flint Ink&r… Read More »