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  • Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact Pigment Industry

    Financial, Regulatory and Supply Issues In China Impact 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.


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    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.


  • Ink and Pigment Manufacturers Weigh Their Options as REACH Nears

    Ink and Pigment Manufacturers Weigh Their Options as REACH Nears

    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.


  • High-Performance Pigments

    High-Performance Pigments

    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.


  • CPMA Examines The Value of Color

    CPMA Examines The Value of Color

    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.


  • European Pigment Report

    European Pigment Report

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||June 6, 2007
    Chinese pigment producers, gains in pigment dispersants and REACH are among the key issues facing European pigment manufacturers.


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    March 13, 2007
    Although 2006 was a year of improvement, pigment manufacturers are coping with a wide variety of challenges, including raw material pricing and supply issues and overcapacity.


  • The Raw Material Report

    The Raw Material Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 11, 2006
    Led by crude oil, prices for key ink ingredients across the spectrum are rising dramatically, leading companies to wonder when, and if, prices will eventually stabilize.


  • High Performance Pigments

    High Performance Pigments

    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor||August 9, 2006
    As a result of their outstanding performance, high performance pigments are being used in many new applications, and remain a bright spot for pigment manufacturers.


  • Despite Achieving Price Increases, Pigment Manufacturers Face Challenges

    Despite Achieving Price Increases, Pigment Manufacturers Face Challenges

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||June 1, 2006
    Despite improving economic conditions, pigment leaders have numerous concerns, including rising raw material costs and offshore competition.


  • The Pigment Report

    The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||March 14, 2006
    Pigment manufacturers are facing numerous challenges, including tighter margins, higher raw material and operating costs, overcapacity and offshore competition. How these challenges are met will determine which companies will ultimately succeed.


  • CPMA 2005 Annual Conference is a Success

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 25, 2005
    Pigments provide the color we see in so many products, whether its paint, ink, cosmetics, plastics or so many other parts of our daily lives.


  • Pigment Producers Look to Increase Prices, Improve Margins

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||October 25, 2005
    Pigment producers are, with mixed results, pressing for higher prices in Europe in the wake of increases in their raw material costs.


  • The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 25, 2005
    In a year dominated by rising raw material prices and an improving economy, many pigment manufacturers were able to get much-needed price increases.


  • The Raw Material Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||October 21, 2005
    While pricing of key ingredients remains a concern, availability is becoming a serious issue for the ink industry, as the supply of key raw materials such as acrylic acid is not keeping up with demand.


  • High Performance Pigments

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||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.


  • The European Pigment Market

    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor||October 10, 2005
    European pigment manufacturers are developing new product and software innovations to meet the increasing demand for color.


  • The Raw Material Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||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.


  • Ink Manufacturers Talk about Pigment Purchasing

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||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.


  • The Pigment Report

    David Savastano, Ink World Editor||September 13, 2005
    Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004.