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Pigment Prices are on The Rise in Europe
By Sean Milmo, European Editor
Published August 1, 2014
Stricter environmental regulations on pigments,intermediates are the driving force for higher prices Read More »
Larry Robinson Retires from Color Pigments Manufacturers Association
By Kerry Pianoforte, Coatings World Editor
Published August 1, 2014
Long-time CPMA president retired at the end of June. Read More »
The Pigment Report
By Bridget Klebaur, Associate Editor
Published March 1, 2014
For the most part, pigment manufacturers reported sales growth in 2013 and anticipate a strong year in 2014, although there are challenges ahead. Read More »
Competition for European Pigment Market Continues to Increase
By Sean MIlmo, European Editor
Published May 1, 2013
It is a difficult time for many manufacturers and distributors of pigments to printing ink producers in Europe, not only because of poor demand due to an economic slowdown in the region but also increasing regulatory pressures. At the same time,… Read More »
The Pigment Report
By David Savastano , Editor
Published March 3, 2013
While leading pigment manufacturers saw improvements in sales in 2012, executives say they expect more changes to come in 2013. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »