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 »
Two very significant retirements at Wikoff Color occurred on May 31. Jim Bell, Southeast regional vice president, and Roger Leonard, Midwest regional vice president, each ended long careers with Wikoff distinguished by providing outstanding leadershi… Read More »
Wikoff Color Corp., Fort Mill, SC, has purchased the assets of Century Color Co., Lowell, MA, a manufacturer of high quality sheetfed and web offset inks with sales in the northeastern U.S. Ralph Viscione, president of Century Color, which was founde… Read More »
While some ink manufacturers found 2003 to be another challenging year, some ink companies were able to generate strong growth. Meanwhile, the economic gains made in the fourth quarter of 2003 have ink companies optimistic about 2004. Read More »
For more than a year, ink manufacturers have watched closely as pricing of key raw materials have skyrocketed, and availability of certain critical ingredients has become a major issue.
That situation has not changed. Crude oil and natural gas, the… Read More »
As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year. Read More »
While the raw material market is showing some signs of beginning to correct itself as some price increases have been announced, the question of whether the ink industry can support such increases remains uncertain. Read More »
William Tasker has joined Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, as director of special projects & business development. Mr. Tasker is a 32-year veteran of the ink industry, and received the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (N… Read More »
All too often, competition leads to hard-nosed tactics and hard feelings, as some companies will try to take away business by any means possible. However, there are also companies that do insist on competing fair.
For Jim Stanley, president of Ameri… Read More »
Carroll Scientific, Inc. has announced that Josh Rosenheck has joined the company as R&D inks technology manager. Mr. Rosenheck joins Carroll after more than seven years at Wikoff Color Corporation.… Read More »
In response to its growth in sales in the Chicago area, Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Wauconda, IL.
Previously, Wikoff Color rented a smaller plant in Wauconda, which is just… Read More »
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 »
Wikoff Color Corporation has purchased the assets of Frontier Printing Inks, a leading Canadian manufacturer of quality printing inks for the flexible packaging, label, fine paper and paperboard markets.
Established in 1951, Frontier Printing Inks… Read More »