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  • The 2016 Year in Review

    David Savastano, Editor||November 21, 2016
    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||November 21, 2016
    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||November 21, 2016
    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||November 21, 2016
    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||November 21, 2016
    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||November 21, 2016
    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||November 21, 2016
    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

    September 27, 2016
    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

    September 27, 2016
    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||September 26, 2016
    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||July 29, 2016
    Growth is being driven by specialty products and increased competition.


  • The Resin Report

    The Resin Report

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||May 13, 2016
    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||May 13, 2016
    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||May 13, 2016
    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||May 13, 2016
    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||May 13, 2016
    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||March 29, 2016
    Strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region and increased activity in developed regions will continue to drive demand.


  • The 2016 European Ink Review

    The 2016 European Ink Review

    Sean Milmo, European Editor||March 29, 2016
    Printers see new opportunities, and are optimistic about the future of the industry.


  • American Coatings Show and Conference

    American Coatings Show and Conference

    Kerry Pianoforte, Coatings World Editor||March 29, 2016
    This biennial exhibition and technical program provides a platform for industry professionals to highlight research results.


  • Waxes and Additives Market

    Waxes and Additives Market

    Dave Savastano, Editor||November 30, 2015
    The packaging and digital ink segments are seeing good growth, but meeting regulatory demands remains a challenge.