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The Buyers' Guide
By Staff
Published September 27, 2012
From adhesion promoters to zinc oxide and attritors to waste management services, Ink World’s Annual Buyers’ Guide has everything you may need, as well as important information on suppliers, distributors and trade associations. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published August 23, 2012
Chris Whiston, a longtime pigment industry leader, passed away in his sleep last week. Mr. Whiston’s career in the pigment industry spanned many decades, most prominently with Ciba. He also worked at Fabricolor, and retired from Toyo Ink&rsquo… Read More »
Pigment Manufacturers Struggle With Costs in Europe
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published May 31, 2012
Demand for printing ink pigments in Europe has been falling in many sectors over the past year, particularly in the traditional commodity segments Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published March 13, 2012
For pigment manufacturers, 2011 brought some growth in the printing ink market, and they remain optimistic for 2012 in spite of concerns over the economy and raw materials. 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 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 »
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 »