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Nov. 1 2014 The Waxes and Additives Market

By David Savastano, Editor | November 1, 2014 Waxes and additives suppliers are paying close attention to food packaging rules that are impacting ink makers. 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 [...]

Nov 27 2013 NPIRI’s 2013 Technical Conference Focuses on Packaging, Regulations and New Technologies

By Dave Savastano, Editor | November 27, 2013 During the 2013 NPIRI Technical Conference, new honorees Greg Webb of MeadWestvaco, third from left, and Gerald Napiecek of Colorcon, No-Tox Products, second from right, are joined by past honorees, from left, Michael Gerkin of Kustom Group, Jon Graunke of INX International Ink, Dan DeLegge of Inksolutions, [...]

Oct. 14 2009 Micronised PTFE in Printing Inks

By Joon Choo, Shamrock Technologies Inc. | October 14, 2009 Additives such as waxes have increasingly aided in extending the usefulness of the print or coating Editor’s Note: “Micronised PTFE in Printing Inks – A Technology Review” was presented at the Eurocoat Inkmakers Forum during the 2nd European Congress on Printing Inks, held at Nüremberg, [...]

Nov. 25 2008 Waxes, Solvents and Additives

By David Savastano, Ink World Editor | November 25, 2008 The development of new environmentally friendly technologies is helping suppliers offset higher raw material costs and the economic downturn. For manufacturers of waxes, solvents and additives, 2008 was a mixed year. On the one hand, it was challenging, as the economic downturn combined with higher raw [...]