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Published January 13, 2006
Sun Chemical Europe announced price increases in Europe of 6 percent to 10 percent, depending on the specific products, due to continued and rapid increases in raw material prices as well as shortages of many key ingredients. The increases, effective… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 13, 2006
Sheetfed printers are facing numerous challenges, and ink manufacturers are working to help their customers thrive in the changing marketplace. Read More »
Published January 4, 2006
Dainippon Ink & Chemicals (DIC), Sun Chemical Corporation’s ultimate parent, has developed a strategy to gain significant synergies by integrating the management of DIC and Sun Chemical’s operations and more closely coordinating their… Read More »
Published December 12, 2005
SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, announced that its Crystal SOV solvent inks have achieved approved status from print head manufacturer Xaar plc for use on XJ128 200+ and XJ128 360+ print heads.      The Crystal SOV… 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 November 18, 2005
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has announced a fuel surcharge on all North American shipments effective Nov. 15, 2005. The amount of the charge will be indexed against the average cost per gallon of diesel fuel based on a predetermined schedule an… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Effective Nov. 1, 2005, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments instituted a price increase of 5 percent on flush colors sold into the North American market.      “The entire chemical industry is suffering from unprecedented volatil… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, has introduced Crystal URW UV-curing white inks, with enhanced adhesion profile and whiteness.      The Crystal URW inks are designed for use on display graphics and other application… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
In response to the devastation suffered by New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of the U.S. in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Sun Chemical announced that it will match employee donations to the American Red Cross, dollar for dollar, up to $150,000.  … Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Sun Chemical has introduced its SolarCat cationic UV flexo ink system, a breakthrough in UV ink technology which the company reported has dramatically improved efficiency and production speeds of up to 250 meters/minute, at least two times faster cur… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 16, 2005
Attendees gather in Las Vegas to examine 'Future Directions in Printing Ink' Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published November 16, 2005
UV and EB cured inks offers printers high quality and fast turn-around. 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 »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical has announced that Jeff Hed has joined the Performance Pigments North American sales team as an account manager on the West Coast.      Mr. Hed will focus on servicing Sun Chemical’s customers in California, Nevad… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical has announced that Jamie Sutphin has joined North American Publication Inks as business development manager. In this role, Mr. Sutphin will be responsible for developing new sales to publication printers throughout the U.S.   … Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical has signed up as an official MetalFX ink maker. Sun Chemical have been working closely with Wolstenholme International, one of the manufacturers of the MetalFX base silver inks, in the drive for spreading awareness of MetalFX.   &n… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical Screen announced at FESPA that it has launched into the fast-growing digital “after-market” business with inks for large format printing.      The Sun Chemical Screen team has used its detailed knowledge of p… 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 »
The Ink Jet Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
As new applications continue to emerge, ink jet ink manufacturers are developing new inks and complete systems that are creating further opportunities. Read More »
Industry Mourns Passing of H. Howard Flint II
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Industry leaders and friends alike remember H. Howard Flint II, chairman of Flint Ink, as the ultimate people person and friend. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Supporting its commitment to continually expand its presence in the specialties market, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments announced that Ian Knowles has joined the organization as business development manager – paper and board for Europe and No… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical is enhancing its UK and European position as a major supplier of publication gravure inks with a significant investment in a new manufacturing facility at Rochdale, Lancashire.      The new facility will see the phased r… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical has announced price increases and surcharges averaging 6 to 9 percent on all inks and coatings, which started June 1. These increases will be applied to all inks and coatings sold in the U.S. and Canada.      In additio… Read More »
CPMA 2005 Annual Conference is a Success
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Pigments provide the color we see in so many products, whether its paint, ink, cosmetics, plastics or so many other parts of our daily lives. Read More »
Pigment Producers Look to Increase Prices, Improve Margins
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Pigment producers are, with mixed results, pressing for higher prices in Europe in the wake of increases in their raw material costs. Read More »
Latin America Struggles to Hold Market Gains
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 25, 2005
As regional growth slows to 4.2 percent and raw material costs rise, ink executives anticipate mixed results for the coming year. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical  finalized the previously announced redemption of its 50 percent share in Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG), a joint venture established in 1988 with Eastman Kodak Company. Prior to the completion of the stock redemption, Sun Chemical… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Examines Raw Materials, Pricing
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers' recent annual convention focused on profitability and raw material prices and availability. Read More »
The UV/EB Raw Materials Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Growth of radiation curing continues, but raw material price pressures and shortages remain major concerns. 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 »
Digital Markets Explosive Growth is Leading to More OEMs, Ink Alliances
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
To meet demand for greater ink variety, digital equipment manufacturers are working more closely with more ink suppliers. Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical will use CMM 2005 to showcase innovative inks and a new color management system designed to improve pressroom productivity and produce outstanding packaging that builds brand equity. Sun Chemical will be emphasizing its ability to provid… 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 »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical underscored its commitment to the principal growth markets in Eastern Europe by announcing its decision to build an advanced printing ink production facility in the vicinity of Moscow.      The new Moscow production unit… 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 »
Challenges, Opportunities Abound for European Ink Manufacturers
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
As the European economy picks up in 2005, there are opportunities for ink manufacturers who are looking for ways to improve their margins amid the raw material price increases. 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 »
Published October 25, 2005
Steve Miller has been named commercial technical manager for Kohl & Madden (K&M), the commercial inks division of Sun Chemical North American Inks, according to Cynthia Arnold, chief technology officer, Sun Chemical.      Mr… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation announced that Eastman Kodak Company will become the sole owner of graphic arts supplier Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) through redemption of Sun Chemical’s 50 percent interest in the joint venture. Completion of the d… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers’ Association (SOCMA) has awarded the 2004 Responsible Care Achievement Award to Sun Chemical Performance Pigments’ manufacturing facility in Muskegon, MI.      The award is given… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages, documents and currency that incorporate security measures. The unit also will market forensic security system… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Kohl & Madden, a member of the Sun Chemical group of companies, announced price increases of 4 percent to 8 percent on its commercial printing inks effective Jan. 1, according to Brad Bergey, president, Kohl & Madden.      D… Read More »
UV Ink Jet Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 25, 2005
There has been significant interest in UV ink jet printing, with the recent introduction of hybrid UV-curable chemistries and its ability to adhere to a wide variety of substrates. Read More »
The Sheetfed Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Ink manufacturers saw some improvement in the sheetfed market, as packaging in particular showed growth, but increasing costs are creating serious concerns. Read More »
Rising Raw Material Costs Drive Ink Price Increases
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Ink makers are stepping up their drive to persuade customers to accept higher selling prices to offset hikes in raw material costs. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
David Hohman has been appointed vice president and general manager of Rycoline, a manufacturer of printing supplies based in Chicago, according to Dr. David Hill, Sun Chemical senior vice president, technology and operations.      R… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments group has announced price increases of 5 to 10 percent on pigments and pigment preparations. The increases apply to products sold to the ink, plastics, coatings and some specialty markets on a global basis.… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Sun Chemical demonstrated productivity and quality gains for the corrugated market provided by its Advantage and Everest Hi Tone ink systems showcased at the SuperCorr Expo 2004.      In addition, Sun Chemical and its partner, Inca… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies elected three new directors at the association’s annual conference.      The new directors, elected to three-year terms expiring at the 2007… Read More »