Category: Consumables

  • Sun Chemical offset inks for food use

    Sun Chemical offset inks for food use

    Sun Chemical has introduced a new set of Pace inks for sheetfed offset printing with a new SunPak FSP EcoPace low migration ink, plus a new green shade of blue pigment also for direct food contact printing.

  • JITF part 2: Inks and applications

    JITF part 2: Inks and applications

    Earlier this week I wrote about the Japan Inkjet Technology Fair and its efforts to foster a community spirit amongst the many inkjet professionals in Japan. This vision also includes a desire to work with international partners, including the Drupa team at Messe Dusseldorf, with next year’s Drupa show likely to dominate the print calendar…

  • Asahi adds Hamillroad screening

    Asahi adds Hamillroad screening

    Asahi Photoproducts,, which has developed a range of flexo plates that can be washed in clean water, has worked with Hamillroad Software to add the later’s Bellissima DMS screening to its CleanPrint plate system.

  • Canon opens new ink plant in Venlo

    Canon has opened a new 1500 sqm ink manufacturing plant at Venlo in the Netherlands to serve the growing demand for the water-based polymer inks used in its production inkjet presses, the ColorStream, ProStream and VarioPrint iX.

  • Sun Chemical acquires Sapici

    Sun Chemical has acquired the Italian company Sapici, which specialises in high performance polyurethanes. This will give Sun Chemical the ability to develop and produce unique polymers for its inks, coatings, and lamination adhesives.

  • Fujifilm invests in inkjet plant

    Fujifilm’s Imaging Colorants subsidiary FFIC is to build a new production plant for pigment dispersions for its aqueous inkjet inks to expand its existing ink production facility in Newcastle, Delaware, USA.

  • Ink prices start to rise

    Flint Group’s Packaging division has warned that it will be increasing the prices of its ink and coating products from 1st April 2021.

  • The shape of water

    Last week I wrote about the Delta SPC 130 corrugated printer, developed by Durst and now sold through the Koenig and Bauer Durst joint venture. This week I am going to cover the Water Technology ink that Durst created for that printer. However, this story also illustrates how Durst itself is evolving, from mainly being…

  • New barrier coatings from Actega

    Actega has introduced a new range of water-based barrier coatings under its ActGreen brand name that should offer a more sustainable alternative to using plastic polyethylene (PE) laminates in packaging. 

  • HuberGroup creates chemicals division

    Ink manufacturer HuberGroup has split its operation into two divisions, with a new Chemicals division that will operate alongside its established Print Solutions business. 

  • Sun Chemical acquires Sensient Imaging

    Sensient Technologies Corporation announced last year that it was looking to sell off its inkjet division, Sensient Imaging Technologies, and it has now signed a definitive agreement with Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, which will acquire 100 percent of the shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies.

  • Actega continues supplying Koenig and Bauer

    Actega has been supplying consumables for inline finishing to Koenig and Bauer since November 2016 and has now agreed to continue this arrangement for the next five years.