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By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 23, 2011
Energy curable technologies such as UV and EB have successfully gained prominence in a wide variety of graphic arts and coatings markets. The advantages, such as the ability to instantly cure the ink or coating with little to no volatile organic co… Read More »
UV LED Curing Technologies are Poised for Growth
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 17, 2010
LED curing is one of the most intriguing areas in energy curing. In 2008, LED curable technologies debuted at drupa, with plenty of press and ink manufacturers showcasing the technology. LED curable technologies have made inroads in the inkjet fiel… Read More »
ColorGen Sets its Sights on the Fast-Growing UV Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 15, 2010
ColorGen Sets its Sights on the Fast-Growing UV Ink Market Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 15, 2010
The energy curing ink industry continued to enjoy growth during the past year, particularly in the packaging segment, and technologies such as LED offer further opportunities in the coming years. Read More »
Food Packaging and Ink
By Dr. Don P. Duncan, Director of Research, Wikoff Color Corporation
Published October 13, 2010
Food packaging has gotten to be a lot less fun in the last three to four years. After a couple of instances in Europe where local, sub-optimal ink formulations were used and ink components were found to have migrated into food consumed by children, a… Read More »
By Mikhail Laksin, PhD, IdeOn Inc.
Published July 16, 2010
As mobile electronic gadgets become a dominating source of information in every aspect of human life, the future of printing in its traditional form and markets is increasingly in doubt. Read More »
UV/EB Market is Ideal for Benchmark Coating Solutions
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 11, 2010
UV/EB Market is Ideal for Benchmark Coating Solutions Read More »
Emphasis on Environment Leads AMGRAPH, IdeOn to Develop EB Curable Gravure Inks
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 20, 2010
EB curable inks are free of solvents and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Read More »
UV Inks Continue to Make Gains In the European Marketplace
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published December 9, 2009
A major impetus behind the expansion of UV into new printing sectors is the growing acceptance of its safety and contribution to environmental compliance. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 3, 2009
Cabrun Ink Products Corp., a 52-year-old Philadelphia-based company, primarily manufactures a wide variety of lithographic inks as well as UV and rubber-based inks.The company has had much success with its Hexachrome inks, both in lithographic and UV… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 3, 2009
There is something special about the way a well-run employee-owned company operates. When employees have an ownership stake through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), they are more likely to remain with the company, and will have an extra incen… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
Perhaps the most challenging project for printers are scratch-off game tickets. In order to prevent fraud, intricate security measures are created on an ongoing basis, thus preventing people from being able to check the results ahead of time. Compan… Read More »
The UV/EB Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 11, 2009
While the global recession took its toll on some markets for UV and EB, energy curable technologies made gains in other segments, and UV and EB ink companies should benefit from the increasing emphasis on the environment. Read More »
By Zubair Khan, Environmental Inks and Coatings
Published November 2, 2009
Ink manufacturers and their raw material suppliers have been evolving new technologies to meet these demands by providing new polymers, oligomers, monomers, photoinitiators, pigments and inks Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 30, 2009
It is the dream of any entrepreneur to be able to start up a successful business. For Ken Smith and Chris Blackburn, the opportunity to begin a specialty coatings company that can compete with major suppliers has become a dream come true. While work… Read More »