Suppliers report improvements in 2015 and are optimistically looking at 2016.
Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor01.25.16
Suppliers say that 2015 was a good year for milling equipment, as well as for improvements in the printing ink industry as a whole.
Dave Peterson of EMI Mills said that the equipment market for 2015 seemed to be similar to 2014, though with some additional interest in nano milling “to possibly improve some ink dispersions and provide a competitive advantage.
“Inkjet and security type inks continue to be of interest,” Peterson continued. “Ink companies are always looking at new product research and their suppliers are also looking to provide technical support. In this area we continue to provide laboratory bead mills and dispersers for small sample production.”
Hockmeyer Equipment’s Tim Mizell reported that Hockmeyer Equipment saw a marginal increase in business and in capital investments during 2015. He added that the packaging market enjoyed the strongest growth, and he sees significant interest in nanotechnology. Mizell noted that the upco
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