Pigments

  • 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.


  • Despite Achieving Price Increases, Pigment Manufacturers Face Challenges

    Despite Achieving Price Increases, Pigment Manufacturers Face Challenges

    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.


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    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.


  • Pigment Producers Look to Increase Prices, Improve Margins

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||October 25, 2005
    Pigment producers are, with mixed results, pressing for higher prices in Europe in the wake of increases in their raw material costs.


  • The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 25, 2005
    In a year dominated by rising raw material prices and an improving economy, many pigment manufacturers were able to get much-needed price increases.


  • The Raw Material Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 21, 2005
    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.


  • High Performance Pigments

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 21, 2005
    Ink jet and flexible packaging are two of the strongest growth areas for ink manufacturers, and HPPs are an essential ingredient in many of the most successful applications.


  • The European Pigment Market

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||October 10, 2005
    European pigment manufacturers are developing new product and software innovations to meet the increasing demand for color.


  • Ink Manufacturers Talk about Pigment Purchasing

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 19, 2005
    When the subject of pigments comes up, the talk usually centers on price. Yet in speaking with ink industry executives, particularly leaders at smaller niche companies, properties and consistent quality are also of great importance.


  • The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 13, 2005
    Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004.


  • High Performance Pigments

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 12, 2005
    Despite higher costs, improved properties are driving growth for high performance pigments in a variety of printing markets, including packaging, outdoor signage and non-impact printing.


  • Pigment Producers Rely on Innovation, Cooperation to Move Forward

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||September 9, 2005
    European producers are having to step up their technological efforts to ensure they hang on to key specialty segments.


  • The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 9, 2005
    2002 was essentially a flat year for pigment companies, but global politics, raw material supply and cost uncertainties, increasing competition and pricing pressures are among the concerns that are facing pigment manufacturers in 2003.


  • High Performance Pigments

    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor||September 9, 2005
    As printing ink manufacturers are challenged to offer newer color choices and higher performance options, they are turning to high performance and special effect pigments to meet this need.


  • European Pigment Makers Face Competition

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||September 9, 2005
    Although they believe the worst is over for the economy, European pigment manufacturers are concerned about the increase in imports.