David Savastano, Ink World Editor04.10.06
As we head into the second quarter of 2006, there has been a brief opportunity for ink industry leaders to take stock of where the industry stands. With the exception of INX International Ink Company and Nazdar acquiring Triangle Digital and Lyson, Ltd., respectively, the first part of 2006 has been relatively quiet in terms of mergers and acquisitions.
Meanwhile, ink manufacturers are examining their own operations in light of higher raw material and operational costs. As industry leaders we spoke with noted in our comprehensive U.S. Top 20 Report, beginning on page 18, and Companies to Watch, starting on page 58, ink companies were forced to raise prices to try to keep up with higher costs. In most cases, these ink price increases have held up, allowing ink manufacturers to cover at least some of the higher prices they are facing. It is also clear that ink companies are working hard to develop new opportunities for growth during these changing times.
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