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The Additives Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 31, 2012
Additives manufacturers are reporting that 2012 is going quite well, particularly on the packaging side Read More »
Waxes and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 10, 2011
Suppliers are working hard to strike a balance between higher raw materials costs and availability concerns and providing the innovations that their ink customers are seeking. Read More »
By Staff
Published September 22, 2011
Ink World's Annual Buyers' Guide has everything you may need, from adhesion promoters to zinc oxide and attritors to waste management services, as well as important information on suppliers, distributors and trade associations. Read More »
The Art of Breaking Bubbles
By Jeanine M. Snyder, C. James Reader, Charles R. Hegedus, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Published September 16, 2011
Choosing the proper defoamer can eliminate foam from waterborne printing inks without causing detrimental effects to the finished print Read More »
The Raw Material Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 16, 2011
Continually higher pricing and supply concerns over the key raw materials necessary for formulating inks continue to worry printing ink manufacturers Read More »
The Additives Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 16, 2011
Additives encompass a wide range of products, and most manufacturers have seen a recovery in the market, although raw materials are a serious concern. Read More »
Waxes and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published November 15, 2010
Raw material pricing and supply remain major concerns for waxes and additives manufacturers, but the improvement in the economy has brought some good news. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 20, 2010
For the past few years, raw material costs and supply for printing inks have been, in a word, volatile Read More »
The Additives Market
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published May 11, 2010
Additives manufacturers report that they are seeing a turnaround in the economy, and are cautiously optimistic about the future. Read More »
Waxes and Additives
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published December 10, 2009
Manufacturers of waxes and additives are coming off of a challenging year, but there are signs that an economic rebound is now underway. Read More »
By William R. Doughery, Sartomer Company
Published October 29, 2009
Editor’s Note: “A Novel Pigment Dispersant and Surfactant For Radiation Curable Waterborne Ink Jet Inks” was presented at NIP 19. Reprinted with permission of IS&T: The Society of Imaging Science and Technology. The developme… Read More »
By Lisa Hahn, Flexo Tech
Published October 29, 2009
When incorporated into water, surfactants strive to reduce their surface energy by isolating their hydrophobic segments from the aqueous phase Read More »
By Frank Kleinsteinberg and Susanne Struck, Tego Coating & Ink Additives, A Business Line of Degussa
Published October 16, 2009
Foam formation is a serious problem that can adversely affect the production of radiation-cured printing inks and overprint varnishes Read More »
By Sel Avci, Elementis Specialties
Published October 15, 2009
Editor’s Note: “Rheological Additive Selection for Printing Inks” was presented at the Eurocoat Inkmakers Forum during the 2nd European Congress on Printing Inks, held at Nüremberg, Germany April 9-10, 2003. Abstract: The vari… Read More »
By Rosalyn M. Waldo and David L. Schaich, UCB Chemicals Corporation
Published October 9, 2009
Acrylated epoxy oligomers are commonly used in UV lithographic inks. These oligomers can be modified to achieve a wide range of performance. In this paper, the performance of acrylated epoxies including Bisphenol-A epoxies, fatty acid modified Bisphe… Read More »