Pigments

  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 11, 2011
    The pigment industry rebounded in 2010 as sales improved, but raw material price and supply issues remain serious concerns for 2011.


  • The Raw Material Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 20, 2010
    For the past few years, raw material costs and supply for printing inks have been, in a word, volatile


  • European Pigment Producers Focus Efforts on High-Performance Pigments

    European Pigment Producers Focus Efforts on High-Performance Pigments

    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…


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    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…


  • New Pigment Technologies Help Drive Growth in Use of Color in Europe

    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


  • The Organic Pigment Industry: Where it's Been and Where it's Going

    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


  • Review: CPMA Conference The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Industry

    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…


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    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.


  • High-Performance Pigments

    High-Performance Pigments

    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.


  • Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry

    Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry

    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.


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    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.


  • High-Performance Pigments

    High-Performance Pigments

    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.


  • European Pigment Report

    European Pigment Report

    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.


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    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.


  • High Performance Pigments

    High Performance Pigments

    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.