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December 1, 2009
The global printing inks market is expected to grow a meager 0.7%/year for the next five years, according to a recent report from SRI Consulting (SRIC; Menlo Park). Global printing...
November 10, 2009
The global printing inks market is expected to grow only slightly at 0.7%/year for the next five years, according to a recent report from SRI Consulting (SRIC; Menlo Park)....
October 4, 2009
Specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Water Ink Technologies (WIT; Lincolnton, NC), a producer of water-based...
August 18, 2009
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) reported a 96.5% fall in net profits in the first quarter ended June 30, 2009, to ¥188 million ($2 million) on sales down 34%, to ¥171 billion. DIC says that...
July 16, 2009
Specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany) has agreed to buy Water Ink Technologies (WIT; Lincolnton, NC), a privately owned producer of water-based and UV inks, coatings and...
June 12, 2009
DIC’s Sun Chemical says it has agreed to buy certain assets and liabilities of Handschy’s (Bellwood, IL) coatings, inks, and varnishes business from Graphic Packaging...
June 4, 2009
Handschy’s customer lists, formulations, and trademarks are included, and the company plans to  transition all products and customers into existing Sun Chemical facilities over the next 3-4 months, Sun says....
May 22, 2009
DIC’s Sun Chemical says it has opened an ink colors facility at its Slough, U.K. site that will serve as a hub for coldset and flexographic newspaper inks. The plant will replace...
April 3, 2009
NanoGram (Milpitas, CA) says it has entered into a technology development agreement with Teijin Ltd. (Osaka) to further develop NanoGram’s printed silicon ink. Financial terms...
February 27, 2009
Arkema has won a long-term contract to supply hydrochlorofluorocarbon-22 (HCFC-22) to 3M subsidiary Dyneon. Financial terms were not disclosed. Dyneon says it will use the HCFC-22 at...
January 16, 2009
INX International Ink (Schaumburg, IL) says it has started up a 90-million lb/year facility to produce water-based inks at Homewood, IL. Inx says it has transferred production of...
December 10, 2008
A survey by Rohm and Haas at the recent packaging event Pack Expo in Chicago has revealed that there is an increasing requirement for adhesives used in laminated packaging to be...
November 21, 2008
Altana’s Eckart says it has completed construction of its first production facility in Asia, located at Zhuhai, China. The €10 million ($12.7 million) facility has the...
November 18, 2008
Nippon Polytech (NPC), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; Tokyo), says it has completed its new plant for high-performance electrical insulating ink. The product will...
November 10, 2008
Toyo Ink says it has opened a 55,000-sq-ft complex at Bryan, TX that includes two production plants, a warehouse, and an administrative office. The $20-million facility will produce...
October 3, 2008
The recently passed U.S. law banning the use of six phthalates in products intended for children under the age of 12 has begun to affect portions of the specialty chemical sector...
August 25, 2008
Continued rising raw material and operating costs are prompting some pigment and printing ink suppliers to raise prices and/or add surcharges. Transportation costs, a weakening U.S. dollar, and a tight supply-demand balance for oil are also pressuring prices, suppliers say....
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