David Savastano, Ink World Editor||April 8, 2010
In the past year, there has been M&A activity on the packaging ink side, as four mid-sized packaging ink manufacturers companies have been acquired. Last week, in keeping with this trend, Toyo Ink International Corp., a member of the Toyo Ink Gro…
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||January 20, 2010
EB curable inks are free of solvents and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||November 11, 2009
There is speculation that the Swiss ordinance will effectively become the standard for food packaging inks in Europe
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||November 2, 2009
When companies are acquired in the ink industry, the larger ink manufacturers are generally involved. By contrast, Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, has never been known for purchasing ink companies. That changed in the last six months, as Wi…
Zubair Khan, Environmental Inks and Coatings||November 2, 2009
Ink manufacturers and their raw material suppliers have been evolving new technologies to meet these demands by providing new polymers, oligomers, monomers, photoinitiators, pigments and inks
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor||November 2, 2009
From RFID tags to tamper-evident chromatic inks, Smart Packaging 2004 offered a wealth of information on smart and intelligent packaging solutions and applications.
Bonnie Bedolla, Flint Ink||October 15, 2009
Low odor and extractables levels can make UV flexo a more attractive option for a variety of markets
Dr. Sandro Leuenberger, SICPA Group||October 14, 2009
This article describes, from an international perspective and a practical standpoint, the applicable stipulations and the obligations and responsibilities of the ink manufacturer and the packaging printer
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||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.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||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…
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 6, 2009
Most people in the packaging ink industry will tell you that packaging’s use closely mirrors what is happening in the economy.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||June 17, 2009
Graphic Packaging has sold certain assets and liabilities of Handschy inks, coatings and varnishes business to Sun Chemical.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 31, 2009
For ink manufacturers, flexo remained solid, thanks to the relative strength of the packaging industry.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 2, 2008
Higher raw material costs and the weakening economy have impacted the packaging market, although there are also opportunities for growth.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 10, 2007
As the packaging market continues to expand globally, packaging ink manufacturers are enjoying growth, although higher raw material prices and consolidation remain concerns.
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