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  • The 2017  Pigment Report

    The 2017 Pigment Report

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||03.07.17
    A growing global middle class increases demand for high-performance and specialty pigments.


  • European Coatings Show 2017 Preview

    European Coatings Show 2017 Preview

    Kerry Pianoforte, Coatings World Editor||03.07.17
    ECS 2017 will be held in Nürnberg from April 4-6.


  • Distinguishing Particles by Refractive Index

    Distinguishing Particles by Refractive Index

    Bill Neuberg , Shamrock Technologies Chairman and Technical Director||01.23.17
    Identification of particles is routinely done by specialists in polarizing light microscopy. This science is otherwise known as optical crystallography. To distinguish one known particle from another known particle, we can take a simple approach t…


  • The 2016 Year in Review

    David Savastano, Editor||11.23.16
    After years of relative quiet on the merger and acquisition front, consolidation is now impacting the printing ink world.


  • 2016 UV/EB Report

    2016 UV/EB Report

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||11.21.16
    Energy curing technologies continue to grow in popularity in flexo, sheetfed and digital printing as well as coatings.


  • The 2016 Waxes and Additives Market

    The 2016 Waxes and Additives Market

    David Savastano, Editor||11.21.16
    Suppliers are seeing growth in the packaging market, although regulations are an increasing challenge.


  • Regulatory Issues, New Technologies are Focus of 2016 NPIRI Technical Conference

    Regulatory Issues, New Technologies are Focus of 2016 NPIRI Technical Conference

    David Savastano, Editor||11.21.16
    Attendees learn about latest regulatory rules for inks and food packaging, as well as growth areas such as digital inks.


  • 2016 NPIRI Award Recipients

    2016 NPIRI Award Recipients

    David Savastano, Editor||11.21.16
    The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers  (NAPIM) honored two industry leaders with prestigious awards during the 2016 NPIRI Technical Conference. Below are brief features on each of the award recipients: • Dr. Kuman Meno…


  • Signs of Cooperation on REACH

    Signs of Cooperation on REACH

    Sean Milmo, European Editor||11.21.16
    EU officials say they will work with chemical suppliers on REACH.


  • Challenges of Importing Ink Raw Materials for African Market

    Challenges of Importing Ink Raw Materials for African Market

    Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent||11.21.16
    The majority of raw materials is imported into Africa, and supply logistics and local currency rates play a significant role


  • The 2017 Buyers

    The 2017 Buyers' Guide

    09.27.16
    From additives, pigments, resins, varnishes and waxes to equipment and services, Ink World’s Annual Buyers' Guide has it all


  • The 2017 Distributors Guide

    The 2017 Distributors Guide

    09.27.16
    Distributors around the globe work with their clients and ink customers to supply top-flight products and service.


  • The 2016 Raw Material Report

    The 2016 Raw Material Report

    David Savastano, Editor||09.26.16
    In recent years, the raw material market has been extremely challenging for ink manufacturers and their purchasing executives, who found themselves dealing with dramatic shifts in pricing and availability. When the ingredient market did begin to show…


  • Metallic Pigments Market

    Metallic Pigments Market

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||07.29.16
    Growth is being driven by specialty products and increased competition.


  • The Resin Report

    The Resin Report

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||05.13.16
    Multitasking resins are expected to stay in demand through at least 2019.


  • The Waxes and Additives Report

    The Waxes and Additives Report

    Dave Savastano, Editor||05.13.16
    The global waxes and additives business is a billion-dollar field.


  • European Pigment Production is on the Rise

    European Pigment Production is on the Rise

    Sean Milmo, European Editor||05.13.16
    Ink manufacturers are moving away from traditional organic pigments in favor of customized colorants.


  • Suresh Mahajan – Modern Printing Colors

    Suresh Mahajan – Modern Printing Colors

    Dave Savastano, Editor||05.13.16
    In 1995, Suresh Mahajan started his own company, Modern Printing Colors, under the guidance of Sant Rajinder Singh, a world renowned meditation and spiritual teacher. Now, 20 years later, Modern Printing Colors is successful, and NAPIM presented M…


  • Tom Rogers – Apollo Colors

    Dave Savastano, Editor||05.13.16
    For 52 years, Tom Rogers was a fixture in the ink and pigments industry. Aside from his leadership roles with Apollo Colors and CDR, among others, Rogers served for decades as a leader within NAPIM, the Color Pigment Manufacturers Association (CPMA)…


  • The 2016  Pigment Report

    The 2016 Pigment Report

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||03.29.16
    Strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region and increased activity in developed regions will continue to drive demand.