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Shortages of Pigments Impacting European Ink Companies
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published May 16, 2011
Shortages of printing ink pigments have been getting so bad over the past year that doubts are beginning to be raised about the long-term sustainability of a supply system dependent on imports from Asi Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2011
The pigment industry rebounded in 2010 as sales improved, but raw material price and supply issues remain serious concerns for 2011. 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 »
European Pigment Producers Focus Efforts on High-Performance Pigments
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published May 10, 2010
The decline of the European sector for standard printing ink pigments reached a new low when BASF announced in April it was drastically reducing staff and the product portfolio at its plant in Paisley, Scotland. The announcement… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published April 29, 2010
While the pigment industry has been seeing some improvement in the economy in recent months, there remain many serious challenges to be dealt with, running the gamut from raw materials and regulations to increasing demand for R&D. Of course, the… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 24, 2010
The past year was a challenging one for pigment manufacturers. Demand for pigments generally declined due to the recession, and customers also looked to cut inventories. As a result, the market shrank, leading to more competition. Still, there were… Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published January 27, 2010
Walter Sichel, former president and CEO of Max Marx Color Corp., Irvington, NJ, died Jan. 21, 2010. He was 82. Mr. Sichel was born in Newark, NJ. A graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Sichel was an Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He joined… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 28, 2009
The trend toward greater use of color will also present technological and cost challenges for ink formulators and pigment manufacturers Read More »
By Heidemarie Menzel and Dr. Hans-Tobias Macholdt, Clariant
Published October 16, 2009
Ink jet technology is increasingly accepted for wide format printing on materials such as paper, card, glass and plastics Read More »
By Edwin B. Faulkner, Sun Chemical Corporation u2013 Colors Group
Published October 14, 2009
the factors that have affected the organic pigment industry over the last year will be examined and a look will be taken at what’s in store for 2003 Read More »
By Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor
Published October 14, 2009
Approximately 70 members of the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA) battled the worst snowstorm of the millennium to travel to Washington D.C. for CPMA’s two-day conference, titled “The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Indu… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 11, 2009
As the worldwide economic downturn continues to impact the printing ink industry, pigment manufacturers are preparing for numerous challenges in the coming year. Read More »
High-Performance Pigments
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published August 6, 2008
Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase. Read More »
CPMA's Annual Conference Showcases Why 'Color Matters'
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published July 1, 2008
Color is a tremendously important aspect of our daily lives, and there are many challenges ahead for the pigment industry. Read More »
Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published June 4, 2008
It is a nervous time for ink producers and distributors in Europe due to the impact of the policies of China's government on the production of organic pigments and raw materials. Read More »