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Published April 10, 2006
Sun Chemical has launched a line of inkjet inks to be sold in the fast-growing North American “after-market” for wide format digital printing.      Sun Chemical will market these inkjet products under the Streamline bran… Read More »
Flint Group
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 10, 2006
As the integration of the Flint Group proceeds, its leaders look at what has been accomplished and what the potential is for the company. Read More »
The U.S. Top 20 Report
By Staff
Published April 10, 2006
Mergers and acquisitions and higher raw material costs were the major news in 2005, as ink manufacturers raised prices and worked to improve their margins. Read More »
Published April 6, 2006
Sun Chemical has launched new lines of packaging inks during IPEX. Sun Chemical developed new low migration inks under the IROCART and SUNCURE branding for the sheetfed offset market. IROCART is an ink system for conventional sheetfed offset pri… Read More »
Published April 4, 2006
Flint Group will make its North American trade show debut at FTA’s 2006 INFO*FLEX exhibition. Attendees will learn about Flint Group’s broader-than-ever offerings for flexible packaging printers, including wide web inks, printing plates,… Read More »
Published March 14, 2006
Johnson Polymer LLC has reached an amicable agreement with its partner, Toyo Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd., to purchase its remaining shares of the companies’ long standing joint venture, Johnson Polymer Corporation (JPC), the leading supplier of water-bas… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 14, 2006
Pigment manufacturers are facing numerous challenges, including tighter margins, higher raw material and operating costs, overcapacity and offshore competition. How these challenges are met will determine which companies will ultimately succeed. Read More »
The Flexo Ink Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published March 14, 2006
Despite the challenges of the sluggish economy and rising raw material costs, the flexo ink market fared well in 2005. Read More »
Published February 27, 2006
Sun Chemical has launched a line of inkjet inks to be sold in the fast-growing North American after-market for wide-format digital printing. Sun Chemical will market these inkjet products under the Streamline brand. These inks, both solvent and w… Read More »
Published February 16, 2006
Nazdar has acquired Lyson, Ltd., and its subsidiary, Lyson, Inc., a leading manufacturer of inkjet inks for digital printers. The Lyson brand and product line are now part of Nazdar’s Inks and Coatings Division, based in Shawnee, KS. Based i… Read More »
Published February 10, 2006
Johnson Polymer LLC has reached an amicable agreement with its partner, Toyo Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd., to purchase its remaining shares of the companies’ long standing joint venture, Johnson Polymer Corporation (JPC). JPC is the leading supplier of… Read More »
Published February 6, 2006
Effective January 1, 2006, Sandospers WF pigment preparations from Clariant’s Pigments & Additives Division are sold under the new brand name Flexonyl WF. The pigment preparations are particularly recommended for the production of water-bas… Read More »
Vehicles and Varnishes
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 6, 2006
When it comes to vehicles and varnishes, ink manufacturers are looking for innovation at an affordable price. Read More »
Published January 25, 2006
Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to purchase the global wax compounds business of Rohm and Haas Company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  Closing is subject to governmental approvals.   Under the a… Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
Solution Dispersions will be using Chemcentral International as its non-exclusive distributor for water-based carbon black dispersion products outside of North America. To date, the export business of Solution Dispersions has been limited mainly t… Read More »
Published January 13, 2006
Flint-Schmidt/XSYS Print Solutions has announced price increases for its printing inks across Europe.      The price increases for packaging inks ranges from 5 to 8 percent for water-based inks and 7 to 12 percent for solvent-based i… 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 December 12, 2005
Degussa Publishes ‘Dispersions’ Brochure Degussa has published “Dispersions,” a new 24-page color brochure that showcases the value-added benefits of Aerosil fumed silica and Aeroxide fumed metal oxide dispersions for paint… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 12, 2005
Raw material pricing pressures continue, while supply issues have stabilized. Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Wolstenholme International Inc. announced that several key personnel from the former MD-Both Industries have joined the company.           The following people will be based out of West Chicago, IL: Henry Brooks, execu… Read More »
Published November 18, 2005
Braden Sutphin’s new line of water-based neutral pH inks is carrying the “pHin” brand name for its cutting edge formulations.      Specifically designed to reduce operator intervention, improve throughput, limit vi… 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 »
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 »
Published October 25, 2005
Wolstenholme International Inc. has announced price increases for all of its carbon black dispersion products, effective July 1. The company will be implementing a 4 percent increase on water-based dispersions and a 6 percent increase on oil-based di… 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
Flint Ink North America has announced price increases for a variety of ink products. The increases come in response to the rising costs of raw materials, transportation, energy and environmental compliance.      Prices for all heatse… 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 »
Published October 25, 2005
INX International Ink Co. will be highlighting its INXFlex 2000 UV flexo inks and SpH stable inks at the CMM (Converting Machinery/ Materials) International Conference and Exposition 2005.      INXFlex UV inks are formulated to provi… Read More »
Technological Improvements are Creating Opportunities for UV and EB
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 25, 2005
Demand for radiation-curing inks and coatings is increasing relatively quickly in Europe, although there are challenges to be overcome. 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
Environmental Inks and Coatings (EIC) has introduced Aqua Tattoo water-based inks for temporary novelty tattoos.      Aqua Tattoo formulas are classified by a certified toxicologist as not being toxic or a skin irritant as def… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
ANI Printing Inks has introduced Hydrofilm ACE to the North American market. Hydrofilm ACE has been designed as a universal water-based flexo ink for printing film substrates on narrow web presses. Hydrofilm ACE has been specifically designed with th… 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 »
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
InkJet, Inc. has introduced its new 308-1LDN, a top quality aftermarket replacement ink cartridge for the Little David OEM ink CPMA-75-308. The 308-1LDN from InkJet, Inc. (IJI) is a black water-based drop-on-demand carton coding ink for the new Littl… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Van Son Liquid Inks, a full subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Printing Ink Factories Van Son, is introducing two new inks, NK and AP, to its Aqua Base Plus flexo water-based ink series at Flexo 2005.      The NK formulation is suit… 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 »
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 »
Metallic and Special Effect Pigments and Inks
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 24, 2005
A renewed interest in eye-catching packaging has led to a positive year for the metallic ink market. Read More »
Waxes, Solvents and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
Increased raw material costs and supply issues are leading to serious concerns over pricing. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Michelman, Inc. recently acquired the technology and related water-based coating assets from the former joint venture Proman Coatings Ltd. Michelman believes the integration of the Michelman and Proman technologies will reinforce their position as a… Read More »
UV/EB Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 24, 2005
With more printers converting conventional presses to combination presses, UV/EB printing continues to grow. Read More »
The 2004 International Report
By Staff
Published October 24, 2005
As our International Top Companies Report illustrates, the ink industry is international in its scope, with Japan, U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, U.K., Holland, India, Mexico, France and Brazil home for the world�s top ink manufacturers. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Lumina Russet and Copper special effect pigments from Engelhard Corp. enable designers to enhance their products’ shelf appeal by adding rich, earthy, metallic copper and russet effects to inks, coatings and plastics, according to the company.… Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Solution Dispersions, a Cynthiana, KY-based manufacturer of water-based carbon black dispersions, has been growing rapidly since its inception in 1991. To accommodate that growth, the company will be moving into its new manufacturing plant and headqu… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 24, 2005
The packaging ink market continues to move forward, with new technologies and products leading the way for growth. Read More »
Published October 24, 2005
Graphic Sciences, Inc. has announced achievement of ISO 9001:2000 certification for its primary manufacturing facility in Shreveport, LA. As a nationwide supplier of water-based flexographic inks and coatings, Graphic Sciences viewed this as a priori… Read More »
The Raw Material Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 21, 2005
While pricing of key ingredients remains a concern, availability is becoming a serious issue for the ink industry, as the supply of key raw materials such as acrylic acid is not keeping up with demand. Read More »