Metallic pigment manufacturers reported growth in 2011 and are cautiously optimistic for the coming year.
Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor08.06.12
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Metallic inks are used in a wide variety of applications. From magazines to consumer packaging, metallic inks are a sure-fire way to get a product to stand out. Metallic pigment manufacturers are reporting that 2011 saw solid growth, and are optimistic for the coming year, although raw material costs continue to remain a key challenge.
“Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has seen solid growth in metallic pigments for graphic arts over the past two years and we expect to see similar growth over the next year,” said Aaron Holllman, global product manager - effect pigments, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments. “Sun Chemical will continue to invest in new metallic pigment technologies and process capabilities to deliver quality, service and innovation to our customers.”
“The vacuum metallized pigment market showed continued growth throughout 2011, particularly with the darker chrome shades,
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