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Published June 4, 2009
Expects to transition all products and customers into existing Sun Chemical facilities over the next three to four months Read More »
Development of Color Standards is Becoming a Priority in Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 2, 2009
Companies and organizations, including brand owners, printing associations, universities and research institutes, are now involved in the creation of color standards. Read More »
uv.eb West 2009 Showcases New Opportunities for Energy Curing
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 2, 2009
Energy curing has been one of the bright spots for the graphic arts industry, as ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing continue to enjoy solid growth. The key drivers – faster production, better performance properties and environmental… Read More »
The Latin American Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 29, 2009
Printing ink manufacturers enjoyed growth in Latin America in 2008, as the region was able to better withstand the global recession. Read More »
Interest in Security Inks Grows  Due to Brand Protection, Bank Notes
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published May 29, 2009
Despite the recession, demand for security inks and systems is strong due to increased interest in brand protection and bank notes. Read More »
CIRI Offers Research Capabilities to the Printing Ink Industry
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 28, 2009
To help fill the need for objective industry-wide research, Northampton Community College formed the Coatings & Ink Research Institute in 2007 Read More »
Published May 26, 2009
Will purchase certain assets and liabilities of Handschy inks, coatings and varnishes business Read More »
Published May 26, 2009
The new site will allow customers to ask questions about new developments, technology and company information Read More »
Published May 14, 2009
Opens a new colors manufacturing facility in Slough, which will be the hub for Sun Chemical’s manufacture of coldset and flexo news inks Read More »
The RFID Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2009
While the market for RFID and conductive inks has not grown as quickly as originally anticipated, the outlook for printed electronics is excellent as new applications and opportunities emerge. Read More »
The Gravure Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 7, 2009
Gravure's positions in publication and packaging printing offers a look at how the printing industry is faring. Read More »
Published May 7, 2009
Launching two new inks, ESL (EcoSol Light) and Ultima, for the wide and super wide format digital printing market Read More »
Published May 4, 2009
Electrically switches the display appearance in a manner that provides high quality color reproduction rivaling that of conventional printed media Read More »
The Sheetfed Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 31, 2009
While the commercial sheetfed side of the business was soft, the folding carton market remained fairly steady in the past year Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 31, 2009
For ink manufacturers, flexo remained solid, thanks to the relative strength of the packaging industry. 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
Graymills Corporation has named William Morrissey director of sales. A veteran of 16 years at Sun Chemical, Borden Chemical and Bingham Flexo Services, Mr. Morrissey brings an extensive knowledge of the flexo market to the company, with more than 40… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As the worldwide economic downturn continues to impact the printing ink industry, pigment manufacturers are preparing for numerous challenges in the coming year. Read More »
The European Ink Market
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published March 11, 2009
Although 2009 looks to be a difficult year for ink manufacturers, there are also new opportunities as well. Read More »
Published February 25, 2009
Sun Chemical is launching SunLase, an advanced color-change ink designed for inline patch printing and then subsequent marking with laser technology. Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced the appointment of key leaders responsible for the growth and sales of the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit      “By uniting… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced four product managers within the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit.        “Our product managers play an important role i… Read More »
Published February 3, 2009
Companies and brand owners using ultraviolet (UV) invisible ink technology to protect their products against counterfeiting could be leaving themselves open to problems due to the widespread, illegitimate availability of the technology.   &… 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
Sun Chemical named Pitman Company as its national distributor for the commercial marketplace. The new distributor relationship allows Sun Chemical to reach customers faster and more effectively. The Pitman Company will carry Sun Chemical’s f… Read More »
Printed Electronics USA 2008 Showcases Potential of New Technology
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 2, 2009
Opportunities for printed electronics continue to emerge, with companies ranging from BASF, DuPont, Nokia and Evonik to innovative manufacturers such as Soligie, Konarka, Kovio and Plextronics offering looks at what the future may hold. Read More »
Published January 30, 2009
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) honored the Sun Chemical Performance Pigments manufacturing facility in Muskegon, Mich. with the 2008 Silver Performance Improvement Award for the plant’s continual improvement in… Read More »
Published January 22, 2009
Sun Chemical has agreed to name the Pitman Company, a distribution company focused on the commercial graphic arts printing market in the United States, as its national distributor for the commercial marketplace. The new distributor relationship al… Read More »
Published January 7, 2009
Companies and brand owners using ultra-violet (UV) invisible ink technology to protect their products against counterfeiting could be leaving themselves open to problems due to the widespread, illegitimate availability of the technology.  &nbs… Read More »
Published December 18, 2008
Sun Chemical has agreed to a deal with Cambridge-based digital print specialist, Tonejet, to manufacture and supply inks to Tonejet’s first customer, leading beverage can manufacturer, Ball Packaging Europe.   Tonejet’s innovative… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Gary Pitsinger, technical specialist for Color Resolutions International, Fairfield, OH, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, while on an assignment for CRI in Tennessee.      Mr. Pitsinger had been with Color Resolutions… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Silberline has expanded its relationship with Archway Sales, Inc. Archway’s territory expanded to include northern Ohio, Michigan, and western Pennsylvania in addition to its current territory, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorad… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
Addressing heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical introduced PrintSmart publication inks.      The PrintSmart product line includes four f… 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 »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 25, 2008
For ink manufacturers, 2008 finished on a difficult note, as the economy and the state of raw materials took its toll. Still, there is a sense of cautious optimism going into 2009, as �green� products and new technologies offer opportunities. Read More »
The Metallic Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 25, 2008
Metallic inks, used to create eye-catching graphics, are becoming more popular in packaging to attract consumers and create differentiation on the shelf. Read More »
Published November 25, 2008
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced four product managers within the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit. North American Inks has adopted a structure that will provide greater focus o… Read More »
Published November 24, 2008
Brian Leen, president of North American Inks at Sun Chemical, announced the appointment of key leaders responsible for the growth and sales of the company’s newly reorganized North American business unit North American Inks has adopted a st… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
SGIA 2008 visitors were introduced to innovative new products from Sun Chemical showing significant developments in display, industrial and electronic materials technologies.       “Sun Chemical’s major investments i… 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 »
The Energy-Curable Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
Despite raw material pricing and supply issues, UV- and EB-curable inks and coatings enjoy growth in the marketplace, while LED-curable technologies offer new opportunities. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 5, 2008
In my journeys at drupa 2008 in May, a few new technologies caught my eye. In particular, I was intrigued by the potential for LED-curable inks. There hadn’t been a lot of announcements on LED curing prior to drupa, but quite a few companies sh… 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 »
Published October 28, 2008
Addressing heatset printers’ needs for ink to print consistently across a growing range of improved paper stocks and grades, Sun Chemical introduced PrintSmart publication inks.   The PrintSmart product line includes four families of he… Read More »
Published October 20, 2008
Sun Chemical named Felipe Mellado chief marketing officer and Bradley Schrader vice president of strategy and business development.   As the chief marketing officer, Mr. Mellado will oversee all of Sun Chemical’s corporate marketing act… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Presstek, Inc. announced that Edward E. Barr has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Barr served as president and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation from 1987 to 1998, during which time Sun Chemical’s revenues grew from $600 million to mor… Read More »
Published October 10, 2008
Printers looking to both enhance productivity and print quality standards can upgrade to Kohl & Madden’s Triumph sheetfed process inks, a new low-VOC ink technology high in renewable raw materials that produces ultra high press performance.… Read More »

Published October 10, 2008
Sun Chemical Europe Announces Price Increases Sun Chemical is increasing prices for the commercial, packaging and industrial markets by between 5 and 15 percent because of significant increases in raw material, energy and transportation costs. The… 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 »