Waxes and additives suppliers are paying close attention to food packaging rules that are impacting ink makers.
David Savastano, Editor11.01.14
Waxes and additives play a crucial role for printing inks, from improving runnability on the press to imparting key characteristics to the finished product.
Considering the ink industry has seen its best results in the packaging ink segment, the fact that suppliers of waxes and additives are seeing their strongest results in this market is understandable.
“The wax and additive worlds follow the market trends for print markets and the inks that service those markets,” said Rich Bradley, global market segment manager, print & packaging for Lubrizol Advanced Materials. “Strong performance in liquid ink packaging applications outperformed slower moving publication markets.”
“This year has been a good year for Micro Powders,” said Gary Strauss, president and chief operating officer of Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI). “Since MPI sells around the world, we are dealing with the global economy and some markets are certainly doing better tha
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