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By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published October 21, 2005
Ink jet and flexible packaging are two of the strongest growth areas for ink manufacturers, and HPPs are an essential ingredient in many of the most successful applications. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published October 10, 2005
European pigment manufacturers are developing new product and software innovations to meet the increasing demand for color. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 19, 2005
As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 19, 2005
When the subject of pigments comes up, the talk usually centers on price. Yet in speaking with ink industry executives, particularly leaders at smaller niche companies, properties and consistent quality are also of great importance. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 13, 2005
Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 12, 2005
Despite higher costs, improved properties are driving growth for high performance pigments in a variety of printing markets, including packaging, outdoor signage and non-impact printing. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
European producers are having to step up their technological efforts to ensure they hang on to key specialty segments. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
2002 was essentially a flat year for pigment companies, but global politics, raw material supply and cost uncertainties, increasing competition and pricing pressures are among the concerns that are facing pigment manufacturers in 2003. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 9, 2005
As printing ink manufacturers are challenged to offer newer color choices and higher performance options, they are turning to high performance and special effect pigments to meet this need. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor
Published September 9, 2005
Although they believe the worst is over for the economy, European pigment manufacturers are concerned about the increase in imports. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 9, 2005
With very few exceptions, 2001 was a difficult year for pigment suppliers to the ink industry, as the slumping U.S. economy and increasing pressure on prices made 2001 a year that major pigment producers hope never to repeat. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Uncertain crude oil prices, economic conditions have raw material suppliers concerned about the future. Read More »
By Jenn Hess, Ink World Associate Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Printers continue to seek inks with improved performance properties, particularly because of the growth of industrial printing applications. High performance pigments might be just the answer. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 6, 2005
Facing rising costs, many pigment makers raised their prices, but as the U.S. economy begins to slow down, the future is uncertain. Read More »
By David Savastano, Ink World Editor
Published September 2, 2005
Pigment manufacturers are concerned about increasing raw material costs. Read More »