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The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 20, 2010
The packaging ink segment showed growth in 2010, and ink manufacturers anticipate more good news ahead Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 22, 2010
The global recession has taken its toll on printers, but flexo packaging converters have fared reasonably well. For flexo ink manufacturers, the past year has been relatively stable. “The European and North American flexo market had somewhat o… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 8, 2010
In the past year, there has been M&A activity on the packaging ink side, as four mid-sized packaging ink manufacturers companies have been acquired. Last week, in keeping with this trend, Toyo Ink International Corp., a member of the Toyo Ink Gro… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published February 18, 2010
The announcement on Feb. 12 that Flint Group will acquire Torda Ink AB, a leading packaging ink supplier in parts of Europe and the Middle East, strikes me as a clear sign of the times. The transaction is expected to close by the end of March 2010, s… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 3, 2009
Perseverance Pays Off for Brewer’s Printing Ink of Georgia By David Savastano For a company to reach its 25th anniversary,it usually has had to navigate some difficult times in order to reach that milestone. For Brewer’s Pri… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
On the surface, it would seem that there could be little doubt that this is a tough time for entrepreneurs to start up ink companies. However, the reality is that there are opportunities for people who know what customers are hungry for – namel… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
The printing ink industry has many successful family-owned businesses, and J.M. Fry Printing Inks, a Richmond, VA-based specialist in water-based and offset inks, is among the most successful. In the case of J.M. Fry Printing Inks, family means a wh… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 2, 2009
In any industry, small regional companies rely on their ability to best serve their customers in order to make a good living. The ink industry is no different in this regard; a company has to work closely with its customers in order to be successful.… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 2, 2009
When companies are acquired in the ink industry, the larger ink manufacturers are generally involved. By contrast, Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, has never been known for purchasing ink companies. That changed in the last six months, as Wi… 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 29, 2009
Printing is very much an international business, with tremendous work being done throughout the world. For printers, having ink suppliers who can help them to meet their ever-increasing challenges is an absolute necessity. For printers in Greece and… Read More »
By Dennis Butcher and Dr. Iuliana Nita, Noveon, Inc.
Published October 29, 2009
When water-based inks were first introduced, we thought this meant that the products were “safe.” But the material safety data sheets (MSDS) from the manufacturers showed many of the inks to contain up to 20 percent glycol ether solvents.… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
Receives TLMI's first Supplier of the Year Award Read More »
By Bonnie Bedolla, Flint Ink
Published October 15, 2009
Low odor and extractables levels can make UV flexo a more attractive option for a variety of markets Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Before a printer begins running a job on press, it is imperative to know exactly what the job will look like when it runs. A color proof easily pays for itself in light of the time and waste that is saved by doing proper pre-press preparation. Havin… Read More »