Pigments

  • European Pigment Production is on the Rise

    European Pigment Production is on the Rise

    Sean Milmo, European Editor||05.13.16
    Ink manufacturers are moving away from traditional organic pigments in favor of customized colorants.


  • The 2016  Pigment Report

    The 2016 Pigment Report

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||03.29.16
    Strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region and increased activity in developed regions will continue to drive demand.


  • European Pigment Producers Make Gains in High-End Pigments

    European Pigment Producers Make Gains in High-End Pigments

    Sean Milmo, European Editor||07.31.15
    A rising proportion of higher-margin pigments are being developed, formulated and manufactured in Europe.


  • Pigment Prices are on The Rise in Europe

    Pigment Prices are on The Rise in Europe

    Sean Milmo, European Editor||08.01.14
    Stricter environmental regulations on pigments,intermediates are the driving force for higher prices


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    Bridget Klebaur, Associate Editor||03.01.14
    For the most part, pigment manufacturers reported sales growth in 2013 and anticipate a strong year in 2014, although there are challenges ahead.


  • Competition for European Pigment Market Continues to Increase

    Competition for European Pigment Market Continues to Increase

    Sean MIlmo, European Editor||05.01.13
    It is a difficult time for many manufacturers and distributors of pigments to printing ink producers in Europe, not only because of poor demand due to an economic slowdown in the region but also increasing regulatory pressures. At the same time,…


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano , Editor||03.03.13
    While leading pigment manufacturers saw improvements in sales in 2012, executives say they expect more changes to come in 2013.


  • Pigment Manufacturers Struggle With Costs in Europe

    Pigment Manufacturers Struggle With Costs in Europe

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||05.31.12
    Demand for printing ink pigments in Europe has been falling in many sectors over the past year, particularly in the traditional commodity segments


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||03.13.12
    For pigment manufacturers, 2011 brought some growth in the printing ink market, and they remain optimistic for 2012 in spite of concerns over the economy and raw materials.


  • The Raw Material Market

    The Raw Material Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||09.16.11
    Continually higher pricing and supply concerns over the key raw materials necessary for formulating inks continue to worry printing ink manufacturers


  • Shortages of Pigments Impacting European Ink Companies

    Shortages of Pigments Impacting European Ink Companies

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||05.16.11
    Shortages of printing ink pigments have been getting so bad over the past year that doubts are beginning to be raised about the long-term sustainability of a supply system dependent on imports from Asi


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||03.11.11
    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||09.20.10
    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||05.10.10
    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||03.24.10
    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||10.28.09
    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||10.14.09
    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||10.14.09
    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||03.11.09
    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||08.06.08
    Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase.