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  • 2012 NAPIM Printing Ink Pioneer Award Recipients

    2012 NAPIM Printing Ink Pioneer Award Recipients

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||June 4, 2012
    This year, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) honored 11 industry leaders with the prestigious Printing Ink Pioneer Award. Below are brief features on each of the award recipients; t…


  • Pigment Manufacturers Struggle With Costs in Europe

    Pigment Manufacturers Struggle With Costs in Europe

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||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


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||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.


  • The European Ink Report

    The European Ink Report

    Sean Milmo, European Editor||March 13, 2012
    The slowing European economy and higher raw material prices are serious concerns for ink manufacturers in 2012.


  • North American Top 20 Ink Industry Report

    North American Top 20 Ink Industry Report

    Dave Savastano, Editor||March 1, 2012
    In recent years, the North American printing ink industry has faced a wave of challenges.


  • CPIPC Honors Rick Westrom, Suresh Mahajan

    CPIPC Honors Rick Westrom, Suresh Mahajan

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||January 30, 2012
    The Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) recently hosted its Annual Christmas Party at Pescatore Palace, Franklin Park, IL. Among the highlights were the presentation of the Ink Person of the Year and Ink Supp…


  • The 2011 Buyers' Guide

    Staff||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.


  • The Raw Material Market

    The Raw Material Market

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 16, 2011
    Continually higher pricing and supply concerns over the key raw materials necessary for formulating inks continue to worry printing ink manufacturers


  • Shortages of Pigments Impacting European Ink Companies

    Shortages of Pigments Impacting European Ink Companies

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||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


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 11, 2011
    The pigment industry rebounded in 2010 as sales improved, but raw material price and supply issues remain serious concerns for 2011.


  • The Raw Material Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 20, 2010
    For the past few years, raw material costs and supply for printing inks have been, in a word, volatile


  • European Pigment Producers Focus Efforts on High-Performance Pigments

    European Pigment Producers Focus Efforts on High-Performance Pigments

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||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…


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||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…


  • New Pigment Technologies Help Drive Growth in Use of Color in Europe

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||October 28, 2009
    The trend toward greater use of color will also present technological and cost challenges for ink formulators and pigment manufacturers


  • Brilliant Spray: Wide Format Ink Jet Printing

    Heidemarie Menzel and Dr. Hans-Tobias Macholdt, Clariant||October 16, 2009
    Ink jet technology is increasingly accepted for wide format printing on materials such as paper, card, glass and plastics


  • The Organic Pigment Industry: Where it's Been and Where it's Going

    Edwin B. Faulkner, Sun Chemical Corporation u2013 Colors Group||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


  • Review: CPMA Conference The Changing Face of the Color Pigments Industry

    Mike Agosta, Ink World Associate Editor||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…


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||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.


  • High-Performance Pigments

    High-Performance Pigments

    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor||August 6, 2008
    Despite pricing pressures and a challenging economic environment, demand for high performance pigments continues to increase.


  • CPMA

    CPMA's Annual Conference Showcases Why 'Color Matters'

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||July 1, 2008
    Color is a tremendously important aspect of our daily lives, and there are many challenges ahead for the pigment industry.