David Savastano, Editor||09.26.16
In recent years, the raw material market has been extremely challenging for ink manufacturers and their purchasing executives, who found themselves dealing with dramatic shifts in pricing and availability. When the ingredient market did begin to show…
Dave Savastano, Editor||05.20.15
Declining crude oil costs don’t necessarily translate into lower prices for ink manufacturers. Here’s why.
David Savastano, Editor||09.01.14
For the most part, raw material costs and supply remained stable during 2014, but there are areas of concern such as the pigment market going forward.
Dave Savastano, Editor||11.15.13
Raw material prices have stabilized during the past year, although costs remain at high levels. However, stricter environmental mandates are impacting the availability of some key ingredients.
Herbert Forker, Siegwerk Druckfarben CEO||10.10.13
For the print media business, prices for gum rosin and derivatives have gone up dramatically in the past weeks and continue to rise steeply.
Jan van der Velde, Senior Vice President of Procurement, Flint Group||09.26.13
Jan Paul van der Velde, senior vice president of procurement, Flint Group, provides insight into expected raw material developments during Quarter 3, 2013.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||09.24.12
While the costs and availability of many raw materials have stabilized during 2012, there remain reasons for concern for prices and supply during the coming year.
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
Sean Milmo, Ink World Associate Editor||09.16.11
The price increases and shortages of a wide range of raw materials that started during the recovery of the world economy from the 2008 financial crisis are continuing
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
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||10.02.09
The downturn in the U.S. economy has been the major concern this year, and signs are not positive.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||09.09.09
For ink manufacturers, continued volatility in crude oil prices and supply concerns remain serious challenges
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||10.10.07
Although ink companies appear likely to be able to pass along higher prices to their customers, there remain serious concerns about supply and pricing.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||09.11.07
In recent years, stable pigment prices have helped ink manufacturers weather surging crude oil prices. The elimination of the VAT refunds on pigments in China is changing all of that.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||09.11.06
Led by crude oil, prices for key ink ingredients across the spectrum are rising dramatically, leading companies to wonder when, and if, prices will eventually stabilize.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||10.25.05
Ink makers are stepping up their drive to persuade customers to accept higher selling prices to offset hikes in raw material costs.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||10.21.05
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.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||09.19.05
As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||09.12.05
While the raw material market is showing some signs of beginning to correct itself as some price increases have been announced, the question of whether the ink industry can support such increases remains uncertain.
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