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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
Latran Technologies has appointed Peter Daciuk as area sales manager for the northeast region. Mr. Daciuk, former channel manager at Ricoh, will manage a sales region that covers New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Eastern C… Read More »
Published September 12, 2005
Sun Chemical Group B.V. (www.sunchemical.com) and InkSure Technologies Inc., a developer of covert encoded-ink authentication solutions, have launched a  strategic marketing alliance to offer machine-readable ink-based brand and document authent… Read More »
The Ink Jet Ink Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Of all the segments for ink jet technologies, the wide format market offers the greatest opportunity for growth for ink manufacturers looking for areas to develop and market new ink jet inks. Read More »
Latin Ink Market Begins Recovery
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published September 12, 2005
The troubled Latin American ink market is showing signs of improvements in some segments and in some countries. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical and Coates USA (www.sunchemical.com) introduced a variety of new ink lines during the recent CMM International in Chicago, IL.      Sun Chemical developed Spectrum gravure inks and Fidelity flexo inks to meet the n… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Sun Chemical   (www.sunchemical.com) has announced the creation of Vivitek, a services and distribution company that will offer services and non-ink consumable products for prepress, pressroom and finishing operations.     … Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Coates Screen USA, St. Charles, IL, a division of Sun Chemical Corporation, received a 2003 Environmental Recognition Award from the Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) International. Coates Screen became the first ink manufacture… Read More »
NAPIM Convention Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
There are signs that the ink industry may see economic improvement in 2003. 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 »
The Gravure Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Despite a tough economic year, the gravure market has managed some growth, with better things expected for the future. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Tom Cunningham has been appointed Midwest account manger for graphic arts at Eckart America. Mr. Cunningham is a long-time veteran of the printing and chemical industries, having served in positions at Sun Chemical, Ashland Specialty Chemicals and Am… Read More »
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 »