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
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…
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…
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
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
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
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…
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.
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.
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.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||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.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 10, 2008
Although pigment companies generally noted that 2007 was a relatively good year for the industry, there are also numerous concerns for the future, including raw material costs, the economy, the elimination of the VAT in China and environmental mandates.
Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||September 11, 2007
It is becoming evident that for certain ink makers and raw materials suppliers, the task may be more difficult and expensive than expected. There is even a danger that costs will be so high that certain ink materials may have to be taken off the market.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor||August 7, 2007
As the market size grows and customers continue to demand more sophisticated technologies, the future for HPPs remains bright.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor||June 6, 2007
CPMA's 2007 International Conference focused on the importance of color in the ink, coatings and cosmetics industries.
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