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Published September 9, 2005
Kenneth C. Collins, Sun Chemical’s senior vice president, corporate purchasing and supply chain management, retired from Sun Chemical effective March 31, following a distinguished 39-year career.      “Ken has been a key… Read More »
The U.S. Top 20
By Staff
Published September 9, 2005
In spite of the continued economic challenges they are facing, some ink companies were able to find opportunities for growth in 2003. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has completed its acquisition of Bayer Polymers LLC’s high-performance organic pigment business located in Bushy Park, SC.      The business is a supplier of high-performance organic pigments used in coat… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
2002 was essentially a flat year for pigment companies, but global politics, raw material supply and cost uncertainties, increasing competition and pricing pressures are among the concerns that are facing pigment manufacturers in 2003. Read More »
European Ink Market Faces Another Challenging Year in 2003
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
European ink producers are preparing themselves for a period of tough market conditions in 2003. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Van Son has appointed Robert Speijer as president of Van Son Holland Ink of America. Mr. Speijer joins Van Son with an extensive  background in the paint and chemical industries, and has more than 20 years of experience in management and marketi… 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 »
Published September 9, 2005
Pantone, Inc., provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced the hiring of recognized PDF and digital workflow expert Michael Jahn as evangelist for Pantone Hexachrome, the company’s patented high-quality six-col… Read More »
The Offset Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The offset market has seen a slowdown as a result of the economy, but there is reason for optimism in 2003. Read More »
In Search of Continuous Improvement
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Ink companies and suppliers alike are utilizing Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management and other process improvement systems to improve all aspects of their business. Read More »
Eastern Europe Offers Opportunities
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The European Union invitation to 10 new states, most of them from Eastern Europe, to join will have a significant impact on printers. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has acquired a 50 percent interest in Assemblage Intermoleculaire en Chimie Organique (AIC), a special effect pigments, additives and inks company based in Libourne, France.       AIC manufactures high-… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The ink industry showed some growth in 2002, but uncertainty over the economy and raw materials remains a concern for 2003. Read More »
An Industry Giant Retires
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
After more than 40 years at Sun Chemical, Edward E. Barr is stepping down as chairman. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Edward E. Barr has announced his intention to retire as chairman, Sun Chemical Group B.V., on Jan. 1, 2003. Mr. Barr will be succeeded as chairman by Wes Lucas, Sun Chemical’s president and CEO. Mr. Barr will continue as Sun Chemical’s de… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
John L. McKeown has joined Sun Chemical Corporation, Fort Lee, NJ, as senior vice president, people services, responsible for creating a high performance organization and making Sun Chemical one of the most attractive places to work. Mr. McKeown will… Read More »
NPIRI Conference Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Increased attendance indicates that program improvements over the years have made the NPIRI Technical Conference a much more essential program, and this year�s conference offered more value to its attendees. Read More »
UV/EB Update
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Despite the economic downturn, the radiation-curing industry continues to flourish, and many new opportunities for UV and EB are being developed. Read More »
International Top Companies
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
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 Publication Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
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 »
Specialty Inks
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Thermochromic and photochromic inks have shown great potential to make important documents safer from counterfeiters and protect the integrity of security institutions. Read More »
Packaging Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The packaging ink market is constantly evolving and growing more sophisticated, and ink makers must work ever more closely with their customers. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
During last year’s International Coatings Expo (ICE) held by the Federation of Societies of Coatings Technology (FSCT), the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) sponsored a symposium that focused on manufacturing principle… Read More »
Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As the economy continues to struggle, printing ink companies are looking toward their suppliers for support. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
US Ink, a division of Sun Chemical Corporation, has named Gregory M. Lawson executive vice president, charged with overall direction of international operations including strategic planning, sales and marketing, as well as information technology.&nbs… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has announced the sale of its fluorescent pigment business unit to Day-Glo Color Corp. of Cleveland, OH for an undisclosed sum.      The sale is a move to focus on Sun Chemical’s core competencies in hi… Read More »
Embracing Six Sigma
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical embarks on ambitious quality program. Read More »
Opportunities are Springing Up in Ink Jet Ink
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The digital ink marketplace, where at one stage traditional ink producers seemed destined to remain outsiders, now seems to be offering new opportunities for growth for ink companies. Read More »
RadTech 2002 Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Forecast is for continued growth in radiation-curing market. 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 »
Published September 9, 2005
Dr. Peter A. Lewis passed away. He had previously served as Sun Chemical’s coatings industry manager, handling marketing functions for pigments in the paint and coatings marketplace.      Dr. Lewis joined Sun Chemical in 1980 as… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
 Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) has announced the implementation of an updated web site for the North American market at www.sunchemicalink.com.      “We recognize that most visitors to the Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) web site are loo… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) unveiled WetFlex EC, a new flexographic printing process that utilizes UniQure inks, Sun Chemical’s innovative line of wet-trapping UV and EB inks for the flexographic printing process.      “This u… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
US Ink, a division of Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, NJ, announced that John C. Corcoran has been promoted to the position of vice president, sales. Mr. Corcoran, who had been national accounts manager for the division, will continue to report… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Despite some hopeful signs, ink industry leaders are waiting to see if 2002 will be an improvement over 2001. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) has announced that it will begin publishing the Journal of Graphic Technology this year.      The TAGA board asked Jim Harvey, TAGA program development manager, and Dr. Juanita Par… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Editor’s Note: The full review of the NAPIM Convention will appear in the June issue of Ink World. The National Association  of Printing Ink Manufacturers presented the Ault Award, the industry’s most prestigious honor, to Cal Sutph… 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 »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical has added two new senior vice presidents. Rudi Lenz joined the company March 1 as senior vice president and CFO. Previously, Dr. David Hill, 55, joined the company on Dec. 14, 2001 as senior vice president and chief technology officer.… Read More »
The U.S. Top 20
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While the slowdown in the U.S. economy kept sales flat at best for most companies, some ink manufacturers discovered opportunities to grow during 2001. Read More »
Wes Lucas Takes Reins at Sun Chemical
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
New CEO sees opportunities as the company concentrates efforts on value selling, Six Sigma and people development. Read More »
Services Help Ink Companies Make Gains In Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
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 »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical has announced that Wes Lucas, president, will succeed Henri Dyner as CEO on March 31, while continuing as president. All of Sun Chemical’s divisions – including the Colors Group, Kohl & Madden, Screen & Electrographic… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) has purchased of a Barco Gigasetter – the largest-format imagesetter available and the only one for packaging applications on the West Coast – to be installed at Sun Graphics’ operations in Concord, CA.  … Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Corporation has agreed to purchase Bayer Corporation’s organic pigments business, located in Bushy Park, SC. Pending approval by regulatory groups, transfer of ownership is expected April 1, 2002.      The Bushy Park… Read More »
Argentina
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published September 9, 2005
The Argentine ink market finally may see renewed growth late this year, following the recent tumultuous changes in the nation. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
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 »
Published September 9, 2005
Color Resolutions International LLC has announced the appointment of Jay C. Gerard as southwest sales manager for its printing inks products in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. Mr. Gerard, who is based in the Los Angeles area, will manage the… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) has introduced three new, copyrighted pressroom troubleshooting guides that put technical assistance right at your fingertips.      Sun Chemical’s new guides for paper packaging, energy curable inks and e… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Akzo Nobel Inks has left the Akzo Nobel group, following a management buy-out with the involvement of the Dutch venture capital company NeSBIC.      “We now have the chance to act more independently to secure the business, and… Read More »