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Published February 2, 2013
Fiscal year 2013 for DIC will be a nine-month transitional period Read More »
Converters, Brand Owners Slow to Utilize Low Migration Inks
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published January 18, 2013
European ink producers have been expanding their portfolios of low migration inks in response to continued public anxiety about contamination of food products by chemicals used in packaging. Leading ink manufacturers in Europe like Sun Chemical, Fli… Read More »
Food Packaging Inks are Mirage Ink's Forte
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 6, 2012
Food packaging has drawn increasing attention in recent years, as concerns over migration of materials into food have caused concern from consumers, brand owners and governments. Packaging ink manufacturers are concentrating on… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 31, 2012
Flexible packaging and narrow web remain strong areas, and ink manufacturers continue to see opportunities for growth Read More »
EU Nations are Preparing Own Packaging Ink Regulations
By Sean Milmo, Ink World Associate Editor
Published July 26, 2011
The printing inks sector in Europe has taken a number of voluntary initiatives over the last few years to prevent the occurrence of ink migration in food packaging Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published December 16, 2010
The packaging segment continues to maintain its strength during the past year, and gravure remains an important process, particularly for long runs. Michael Impastato, vice president strategic marketing, packaging and narrow web, Flint Group, recentl… Read More »
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 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 »
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 »
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 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 David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 29, 2009
For suppliers, having a background in their customers’ business is always a benefit. It gives them a clear understanding of the challenges their customer faces, and a knowledge of how their processes work. For Eugene Mitchell, president of Spe… Read More »
The Packaging Ink Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 13, 2009
The global recession and volatile raw material prices are having a major impact on packaging ink manufacturers, but leading packaging ink companies are seeing some reasons for optimism for the coming year. Read More »