Milling and mixer manufacturers are working hard to develop new equipment that meets the needs of the ink industry
David Savastano, Ink World Editor01.18.13
The EMI Mini/Pilot Mill.
For milling and mixer manufacturers who are supplying the ink industry, the past few years have been one of uncertainty. The economic downturn and volatile raw material market have generally led ink manufacturers to keep a tight rein on spending, including for capital equipment
Raw material costs have, for the moment at least, stabilized, and the economy has slowly steadied. Now milling and mixer manufacturers are watching to see if this impacts capital investments.
“From a supplier’s standpoint, growth in the ink industry in 2012 was moderate,” said Shawnacy McManus, director of marketing for Hockmeyer Equipment Corp. “The industry continues to go through restructuring as production facilities adapt to changing demands
“Capital equipment demand from the ink industry did not increase or decrease drastically,” Mr. McManus added. “Ink companies continue to be a strong consumers of proces
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