Milling and mixing equipment manufacturers have reported that increasing interest in UV, digital and nanotechnology is creating new opportunities.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor01.26.07
Due to the unrelenting price increases in fuel and raw materials, ink manufacturers rely on their milling
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equipment to make the most out of these pricey ingredients. This initial investment in milling equipment can translate into savings down the road. As the ink industry continues to register modest growth, 2006 proved to be a positive year for milling equipment manufacturers.
“We have seen great interest in our milling technology and growth in the ink industry over the past two years, and we have seen increased capital expenditures,” said George Murphy, national sales manager, Hockmeyer Equipment.
“The year 2006 was definitely opening up in regards to interest in equipment investing,” said Kerstin Grosse, account manager/industry specialist, Buhler Inc. “The year 2007 looks even more promising. Of major interest are more effective production techniques to make
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