Resin manufacturers are looking forward to the upcoming year, as they develop new products for the market.
David Savastano , Editor06.04.13
When it comes to formulating inks, resins play a critical role. Resin suppliers reported that 2012 saw improvements in sales, and they are optimistic that 2013 will continue this trend.
“We predominately serve packaging ink manufacturers, where there remained a sense of stability in 2012, compared to slight and continued declines in publication and commercial printing,” said Rick Krause, business director, printing and packaging – North America at BASF.
“Hydrite has focused and will always focus on developing new products with input from our customers, with feedback from our customers,” said Terry Chomniak, director of sales - process organics for Hydrite Chemical. “We have seen our business gradually increase over the past 12 to 18 months, especially in the water-borne packaging inks and OPV market. Recovery has been slow since 2010 and 2011, but it has been consistently improving.”
“The resin market is stable but very com
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