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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 »