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Published September 9, 2005
American Capital Strategies has invested $12.5 million in Northwest Coatings Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of customized specialty energy-curable (UV/EB, ultraviolet and electron beam) and water-based coatings and adhesives servicing th… 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 »
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
SICPA North America, Inc. announced the promotion of Derrick Ayers to the new position of technical director, SICPA North America.      Mr. Ayers first joined Kromacorp International in May 1998 as a packaging application specialist,… Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
SICPA North America Inc., Brooklyn Park, MN, announces the availability of SICPA Label and SICPA Label HS water-based ink systems for pressure-sensitive, narrow web labels.      “Our customers have been looking for the next gen… Read More »
By John Braddock, Akzo Nobel Resins
Published September 9, 2005
UV/EB Corner, a new feature created in conjunction with RadTech and written by its members, highlights what’s new and exciting in the field of graphic arts. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Akzo Nobel Inks announces the investment approval of its new 22,000 square foot, fully automated UV manufacturing facility in Plymouth, MN. This state of the art, facility will be up and running by January 2003, tying the manufacture of both water-ba… Read More »
Officials Debate Future of Gravure
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
While some see a brighter future built on quality, others see solvent issues leading to further decline. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
Al Dodd announced his retirement from Environmental Inks and Coatings. He joined Environmental Inks and Coatings in 1987, where  he was instrumental in the development of water-based inks for the envelope industry, and served as EIC’s amba… 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
The reengineering of INX International has transformed the company from a decentralized geographical oriented company to a centralized company based upon product lines.      “In 2001, our standardization and centralization initia… 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
Zeres, Inc., Bowling Green, OH, a manufacturer of flexographic printing inks for both wide web and shipping container applications, has introduced a pH neutral water-based ink.      Spectrastat, new from Zeres, remains pH and viscosi… 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 »
The 2002 Resin Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Resin suppliers are hopeful that the second half of 2002 will bring with it an increase in business. Read More »
European Pigment Makers Face Competition
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Although they believe the worst is over for the economy, European pigment manufacturers are concerned about the increase in imports. Read More »
Published September 9, 2005
The Packaging Ink Company, Pine Bluff, AR, has acquired the stock and business of American Inks and Coatings, Valley Forge, PA, effective April 16.      The new company, which will retain the name American Inks and Coatings, will co… Read More »
The Asian Ink Market
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
The economic slump has taken its toll, but with markets such as China's expanding at an amazing rate, the future of the ink industry in Asia is a bright one indeed. 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 »
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 »
The Gravure Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Printers, ink and equipment suppliers are working to make gravure a strong short-run alternative. It remains to be seen if gravure can overcome its image of being a high quality, large-run process and successfully reach out to the ever-increasing short-run marketplace. Read More »
The Milling Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Ink companies are looking for greater productivity, more automation and improved diagnostics from their mills. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Russell Heinzinger has joined the MD-Both Industries sales team as regional sales manager for the Midwest region.  He is responsible for midwest sales of MD-Both’s product range of metallic pigments and inks, as well as Wolstenholme Intern… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Akzo Nobel Coatings intends to divest its Printing Inks business to the private equity company NeSBIC Buy Out Fund and the management of the printing ink business for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to be concluded by the end of th… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Nazdar has expanded its screen printing distribution within China which is already being serviced by Grace Screen Supplies Limited in Shenzhen, P.R.C. through the addition of Sam Wo International Printing Equipment, Ltd.      Sam Wo… Read More »
The Year in Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
The U.S. economic downturn, combined with the tragic Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has made 2001 a difficult year for the ink industry. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
DuPont has announced a joint market development agreement with Spectra, a leading ink jet printhead manufacturer, for the distribution of DuPont’s Artistri and other inks for industrial printing markets such as digital textile printing.  … Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Akzo Nobel Inks Corp. has introduced new UV rotary screen one-part metallic inks. Metalglow S screen metallic inks are a one-part UV screen metallic system which exhibits excellent performance on a variety of synthetic substrates, coated and uncoated… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Spectra, Inc. and American Ink Jet Corporation have announced the signing of a market development agreement aimed at generating new opportunities in the world of digital printing.      Spectra and American Ink Jet have commenced dev… Read More »
Making a Difference at EIC
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Ed Redman made a decision to stay in North Carolina and develop his own ink company, and the results have been exceptional. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Lyson has introduced Presstex as the latest addition to its digital textile range. This is a high quality digital heat transfer paper developed for ink jet printing with water-based inks containing disperse sublimation dyestuffs—transferring th… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Environmental Inks and Coatings has recently introduced its new Aqua HS ink system.      Aqua HS water-based inks deliver high impact color for PVC heat shrinkable labels. Aqua HS is formulated for reverse printing heat shrinkable P… Read More »
Print 01 Overshadowed by Tragedy, Economy
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Even before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, Print 01 was a disappointment for most ink companies. Read More »
The UV Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Hybrid inks, a combination of UV and conventional ink, has become an increasingly popular product for the printing industry. Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
In order to better serve the needs of the printing, packaging and coatings markets in South Africa, Johnson Polymer b.v. will assume full responsibility for the commercialization of and sales of the Joncryl range of products to these markets.  … Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation, Morganton, NC, has opened a new 12,000 square foot facility in Morganton for the development and production of UV inks and coatings.      EIC’s growing UV business necessitated the… Read More »
Published September 6, 2005
In order to better serve the needs of the printing, packaging and coatings markets in South Africa, Johnson Polymer b.v. will assume full responsibility for the commercialization of and sales of the Joncryl range of products to these markets.  … Read More »
The Latin American Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Economic concerns, acquisitions are among key concerns facing ink manufacturers Read More »
The Asian Ink Review
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Spurred by growing populations and surging exports, the printing industries in India and China are rapidly expanding, which is drawing increased attention from printing ink manufacturers. Read More »
Gravure Market Update
By Tom Williams, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 6, 2005
In the face of uncertain economic times, the gravure market is striving to maintain margins and market share while focusing on technological advances to drive growth. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Facing rising costs, many pigment makers raised their prices, but as the U.S. economy begins to slow down, the future is uncertain. Read More »
2001 Flexo Report
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Manufacturers of flexographic inks have a lot to smile about. More printers are embracing flexography, and in a wider range of end-use segments. Demand also continues to rise for UV, EB and water-based flexo inks. Read More »
A Technology of the Future
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Concerns about the high cost of EB curing equipment might have Read More »
Just Add Metallics
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Gold and silver are more than just the color of Olympic medals. Adding gold and silver pigments and inks will make packaging sparkle and shine, creating a new, exciting look. Read More »
Sun Chemical Rises
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
How the ink industry's largest company got to where it is today, and how its leaders plan to avoid the mistakes that decimated Inmont and others. Read More »
Providing Added Value to the Ink Industry
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
NPIRI's 44th Technical Conference offers new short courses and timely information to attendees. Read More »
The Dawn of Color Resolutions International
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Led by VP/GM George Sickinger, Borden Chemical employees buy division and form their own printing ink company. Read More »
Making Strides in Flexo
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Braden Sutphin introduces new plant, products at Labelexpo 2000. Read More »