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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 »
By Alexandra Pekarovicova, James Atkinson, Jan Pekarovic and Viera Khunova
Published October 8, 2009
Editor’s Note: “New Generation of Inks for Rotogravure” was presented during the National Printing Ink Research Institute’s 45th Annual Technical Conference, Oct. 17-19, 2001 in Scottsdale, AZ. The environmental and health pr… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 8, 2009
Packaging in Europe has proved recently to be a more buoyant market for ink makers than other customer sectors. Last year, total packaging sales went up by an estimated 1 percent to 2 percent in the region, similar to the average rise in GDP. But th… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 8, 2009
In the early 1990s, Progressive Ink, led by its president, Jerry Mosley, and Mitch Baker, its vice president and general manager, made tremendous inroads into the packaging industry by combining high quality water-based flexo and gravure inks with st… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 6, 2009
Most people in the packaging ink industry will tell you that packaging’s use closely mirrors what is happening in the economy. Read More »
Interink Brings Excellent Support, Technology to Thailand Printers
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published June 25, 2009
Interink Brings Excellent Support, Technology to Thailand Printers Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published June 24, 2009
The Future of Ink on Packaging featured presentations on the latest developments in ink and printing techniques to achieve shelf impact and brand image Read More »
The Gravure Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published June 17, 2009
New technological innovations on the press are allowing gravure to be economically competitive on shorter runs. Read More »