Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||May 10, 2010
The decline of the European sector for standard printing ink pigments reached a new low when BASF announced in April it was drastically reducing staff and the product portfolio at its plant in Paisley, Scotland. The announcement…
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 24, 2010
The past year was a challenging one for pigment manufacturers. Demand for pigments generally declined due to the recession, and customers also looked to cut inventories. As a result, the market shrank, leading to more competition. Still, there were…
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||October 28, 2009
The trend toward greater use of color will also present technological and cost challenges for ink formulators and pigment manufacturers
Edwin B. Faulkner, Sun Chemical Corporation u2013 Colors Group||October 14, 2009
the factors that have affected the organic pigment industry over the last year will be examined and a look will be taken at what’s in store for 2003
Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor||October 14, 2009
Approximately 70 members of the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA) battled the worst snowstorm of the millennium to travel to Washington D.C. for CPMA’s two-day conference, titled “The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Indu…
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 11, 2009
As the worldwide economic downturn continues to impact the printing ink industry, pigment manufacturers are preparing for numerous challenges in the coming year.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor||August 6, 2008
Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||June 4, 2008
It is a nervous time for ink producers and distributors in Europe due to the impact of the policies of China's government on the production of organic pigments and raw materials.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 10, 2008
Although pigment companies generally noted that 2007 was a relatively good year for the industry, there are also numerous concerns for the future, including raw material costs, the economy, the elimination of the VAT in China and environmental mandates.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor||August 7, 2007
As the market size grows and customers continue to demand more sophisticated technologies, the future for HPPs remains bright.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||June 6, 2007
Chinese pigment producers, gains in pigment dispersants and REACH are among the key issues facing European pigment manufacturers.
March 13, 2007
Although 2006 was a year of improvement, pigment manufacturers are coping with a wide variety of challenges, including raw material pricing and supply issues and overcapacity.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor||August 9, 2006
As a result of their outstanding performance, high performance pigments are being used in many new applications, and remain a bright spot for pigment manufacturers.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||June 1, 2006
Despite improving economic conditions, pigment leaders have numerous concerns, including rising raw material costs and offshore competition.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||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.
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