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By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
Since the end of 2000, most printing ink manufacturers have found very little to cheer about from their business. During the past three years, the slumping economy has taken its toll in the U.S., and ink companies have felt the effects of the printin… Read More »
By Frank Kleinsteinberg and Susanne Struck, Tego Coating & Ink Additives, A Business Line of Degussa
Published October 16, 2009
Foam formation is a serious problem that can adversely affect the production of radiation-cured printing inks and overprint varnishes Read More »
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 16, 2009
Mexico’s Sanchez S.A. is consolidating its manufacturing capabilities and expanding its network for technical assistance to customers, to continue to hold – if not increase – its lead as the largest ink manufacturer in the country,… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 16, 2009
While electron beam (EB) curing has not received the same interest as UV, it too has also grown over the years Read More »
By Sel Avci, Elementis Specialties
Published October 15, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Rheological Additive Selection for Printing Inks” was presented at the Eurocoat Inkmakers Forum during the 2nd European Congress on Printing Inks, held at Nüremberg, Germany April 9-10, 2003. Abstract: The vari… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 15, 2009
More than 2,000 inkies among the more than 16,000 attendees at this year's ECS. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 14, 2009
ANI will soon not only need to find a new brand name but also new financial arrangements Read More »
By Joon Choo, Shamrock Technologies Inc.
Published October 14, 2009
Additives such as waxes have increasingly aided in extending the usefulness of the print or coating Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Before a printer begins running a job on press, it is imperative to know exactly what the job will look like when it runs. A color proof easily pays for itself in light of the time and waste that is saved by doing proper pre-press preparation. Havin… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
For some people, working in a small family-owned business is the ideal way to go. Other people like the challenges of being in a much larger organization. Dean Brewer, founder and chief formulator of R&L Ink of Georgia, Inc., tried both approach… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Nanotechnology is already starting to have an impact on printing, particularly on the development of printing material Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
The global recession and volatile raw material prices are having a major impact on packaging ink manufacturers, but leading packaging ink companies are seeing some reasons for optimism for the coming year. Read More »
The Chinese Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
Although the printing and ink markets in China felt the impact of the global recession on exports, there are signs that the economic recovery has begun. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Despite a sluggish start to the year the metallic and special effect ink market has experienced modest growth, with many companies optimistic that the coming year will bring increased growth and recovery. “The beginning of the year started slo… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Ink companies find much interest as they launch new products for the market. Read More »
By Emmanuel D. Dimotakis, Michihiko Toya and Anthony Cieri, Sun Chemical
Published October 9, 2009
The DriLith W2 series of inks has received significant exposure in the printing industry, spurring inquiries from waterless printers around the world. Benchmarking of DriLith W2 inks has been carried out with both medium and high-end waterless print… Read More »
By Jack Kenny, Label and Narrow Web Editor
Published October 9, 2009
The first comprehensive Pantone color guide for flexographic printers in decades is coming off the presses at the Flexographic Trade School (FTS) in Charlotte, NC. The title is FTS Flexographic Color Application Guide in Popular PANTONE® Colors,… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
U.S. EPA's comprehensive study on solvent-based, water-based and UV inks on wide web flexo applications offers insights. Read More »
By Charles Thurston, Ink World Contributing Editor
Published October 9, 2009
Ink officials look for growth in 2002 as markets are expected to track local GDP. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
2001 was a tough year for the economy in general, and the printing ink industry in particular. With the exception of a few companies that have successfully navigated through the difficult financial straits or have developed unique products that serve… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 9, 2009
The Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) held its annual Flexo Forum in Washington, D.C.’s Marriott Wardman Hotel from May 5-8. Titled “Capitol Ideas,” this year’s Forum put an emphasis on flexo’s… Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 9, 2009
According to ancient mythology, the phoenix was a magical bird that would set itself afire at the end of its life cycle and then rise from the ashes of its deceased self. Though not quite as dramatic as that, Phoenix Inks shares a similar genesis. Mu… Read More »
Published October 8, 2009
PIA Foresees Rebound, Optimism in Print Sales According to Printing Industries of America (PIA), which represents more than 13,000 companies in the manufacturing sector, printers are beginning to experience a definite rebound for print sal… Read More »
By Alexandra Pekarovicova, James Atkinson, Jan Pekarovic and Viera Khunova
Published October 8, 2009
Editor’s Note: “New Generation of Inks for Rotogravure” was presented during the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s 45th Annual Technical Conference, Oct. 17-19, 2001 in Scottsdale, AZ. The environmental and health pr… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 8, 2009
Packaging in Europe has proved recently to be a more buoyant market for ink makers than other customer sectors. Last year, total packaging sales went up by an estimated 1 percent to 2 percent in the region, similar to the average rise in GDP. But th… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 8, 2009
In the early 1990s, Progressive Ink, led by its president, Jerry Mosley, and Mitch Baker, its vice president and general manager, made tremendous inroads into the packaging industry by combining high quality water-based flexo and gravure inks with st… Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 7, 2009
What can a company with its roots in the industrial and architectural paint business possibly know about the digital imaging business? A lot, according to Brad Kisner, vice president, sales and marketing at Triangle Coatings and, more recently, Trian… Read More »
Published October 7, 2009
Will be integrated into the ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division under the name of ACTEGA WIT Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Over the years, a company may need to reinvent itself in order to survive and succeed. That success comes from a combination of innovation and hard work. Such is the case with Atlantic Printing Ink (API), which had its beginning as A-AAA Printing In… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Developing products are key to creating new markets and spurring growth Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
For any manufacturer, having experience in your customers’ field can make a major impact. In the ink industry, having people with backgrounds in printing provides an extra edge for both the ink company and its customers. Mallard Ink Company, a… Read More »
By David Wang, Ink World Correspondent
Published October 7, 2009
More than 17,000 attendees visit show Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Sometimes, bottom-line decisions by a major corporation can open a door for an entrepreneur to step through and build his or her own success story. For David Callif, president and owner of BCM Inks USA Inc., that opportunity came in 1988, when BCM I… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 7, 2009
A look at what's new and what's in store in the waxes, solvents and additives markets Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 7, 2009
Metallic inks help to draw the eye and grab attention, and companies are poised for growth in 2002 Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 6, 2009
Ink companies are increasingly using their web sites as a valuable informational tool. Read More »
Published October 2, 2009
Freedonia Forecasts Growth in Dye, Organic Pigment Markets The U.S. market for dyes and organic pigments is expected to increase nearly 3 percent per year to $3.1 billion in 2005, according to Dyes and Organic Pigments, a new study from The Free… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 2, 2009
UV inks are maintaining their fast growth rate in Europe, although the rate of the increase varies between printing sectors and between countries. Read More »
Published September 30, 2009
Retort-stable AquaLiona and the UV PowerFLEX series among the highlights Read More »
Published September 30, 2009
Retort-stable up to 250�F � a world’s first Read More »
Published September 9, 2009
Technologies, Inc. The company produces primarily water-based and UV inks, coatings and varnishes for narrow web applications at three sites in North Carolina. Among others, these applications are used for packaging printing and labels. In addition,… Read More »
Quality, Service are American Inks & Technology
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2009
Quality, Service are American Inks & Technology's Backbone Read More »
Published July 24, 2009
Color Resolutions International (CRI) has welcomed two sales specialists to their expanding team.      Mike Hayden recently joined CRI as senior technical sales specialist, where he will cover the Midwest region. Previously, Mr. Hayd… Read More »
The Top International Ink Companies
By Staff
Published July 21, 2009
The top international ink manufacturers faced major challenges during the last year, as raw material prices rose while the global recession impacted demand for printing. Read More »
International Companies to Watch
By Staff
Published July 21, 2009
International Companies to Watch Zeller+Gmelin GmbH Schlossstrausse 20 D-73054 Eislingen/Fils, Germany Phone: +49-7161-8020 Fax: +49-7161-802-355 Internet: www.zeller-gmelin.de E-mail: info@zeller-gmelin.de Sales: $80 million (Ink Wor… Read More »
Published July 16, 2009
Water Ink Technologies will be integrated into the ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division under the new name ACTEGA WIT Read More »
Interink Brings Excellent Support, Technology to Thailand Printers
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 25, 2009
Interink Brings Excellent Support, Technology to Thailand Printers Read More »
Sun Chemical
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 24, 2009
The field of packaging ink is a fascinating one, as the need for both appearance and functionality requires ink formulators to be at the top of their game. If a package offers great advantages but is not eye-catching, it will languish on the shelf. C… Read More »
Sun Chemical
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 24, 2009
As consumers, we all walk through the aisles of supermarkets and see the way that packaging has changed over the years. The presence of cartons has declined, while shrink labels and flexible packaging have moved to the forefront, both in terms of gra… Read More »
Passion for Ink Industry is Key to Fluid Sciences
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 24, 2009
Passion for Ink Industry is Key to Fluid Sciences' Success Read More »