Buyers' Guide: Inks, Coatings & Pigments

Blue Nano, Inc.
8701 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC  28031
P: 980-225-1657
F: 980-939-6238
E: [email protected]
Blue Nano is a nanomaterials manufacturer that develops high quality, cost effective and reliable nano-focused industrial solutions.  Blue Nano silver nanowires represent the ideal replacement for indium tin oxide (ITO).  Silver nanowires, when printed onto films, offer greater transparency, flexibility and ease of use – and all at approximately half the cost of ITO-based solutions.  Blue Nano sells silver nanowires to OEM suppliers of the display and photovoltaic industries who take our material, formulate an ink, and print it onto a surface.

Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
11 Commerce Blvd.
Middleboro, MA 02346
P: 508-946-6200
F: 508-946-6262
E: [email protected]
Brookfield, which has specialized in the design and manufacture of viscosity measurement and control systems for more than 75 years, offers the AST-100 In-Line Process Viscometer, which has no moving parts to provide consistent quality, ease of use, low operator intervention and requires no field calibration. This low cost device, which will clean in place with the process piping, provides a reliable alternative to efflux cups in achieving rapid payback through ink savings and quality improvement.

7 Martel Way
Georgetown, MA. 01833
P: 978-352-4508
F: 978-352-4519
E: [email protected]
CAI is a leading supplier of high quality solvent and water base gravure inks, coatings, bases, vehicles and overprints.  We also specialize in UV and EB coatings and overprints.  We provide consistent quality and value with outstanding technical service. With more than 20 years of manufacturing experience and manufacturing plants located in Georgetown, MA, Rockingham, NC and Prescott, ON Canada, we have duplicate manufacturing to insure supply to anywhere in North America. Along with local blending and strategically located warehousing, we stand ready to service you.

Color Resolutions International
575 Quality Blvd.
Fairfield, OH  45014
P: 800-346-8570
F: 513-552-7141
E: [email protected]
Color Resolutions International (CRI) is an international packaging ink company focused on gravure and flexographic inks.  CRI supplies more than just the finest formulations of inks; we provide localized service throughout the US and Mexico with 18 ink blending and distribution facilities, assuring prompt product delivery of CRI custom blended inks. Our Technical Specialists are available for fine graphics advice and consultation during press approval and difficult runs.  Many of North America's leading brands benefit from CRI's in-depth printing know-how and ability to work at the point of application to help achieve maximum color and efficiency with every press run. 

Eckart America Corporation    
830 East Erie Street
Painesville, OH 44077
P: 440-954-7600
F: 440-354-6224
E: [email protected]
We are ECKART.
Eckart is a leading supplier of innovative metallic inks and pigments for the gravure printing industry, providing attractive chrome to mirror-like effects.  Unique technologies are formulated for all sectors of the gravure industry, and include the well-known ink brands of ROTOSTAR, PLATINSTAR, ULTRASTAR and MIRRORGOLD.  Special effects that are truly one-of-a-kind!

Flint Group
14909 N. Beck Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170-2411
P: 763-559-5911
F: 763-559-3725
E: [email protected]
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. A complete product portfolio of Flexographic, Gravure, UV Screen, Offset and Letterpress inks and coatings for Packaging and Narrow Web applications formulated for use in solvent-based, water-based and radiation curable technologies. The broad range of products meets the requirements of all relevant wide-web and narrow web applications, including flexible packaging, paper and board, self adhesive and in mould labels, and wrap around and shrink labels.
When partnering with Flint Group, you gain access to innovative products, and the specialists who will help you achieve your business goals.
INX International Ink Co.
150 N. Martingale Rd., Suite 700
Schaumburg, IL 60173
P: 630-382-1800
F: 847-969-9758
E: [email protected]
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois INX is the third largest producer of ink in North America, and a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations. We are an industry leader offering a full line of ink and coating solutions technology for commercial, packaging and digital print applications. Our product solutions focus on metal decorating, flexographic, gravure, web offset, lamination, corrugated, sheetfed, inkjet and UV/EB inks and coatings. We are dedicated to our customers, employees, the graphic arts industry, and society.

LioChem Inc. (Toyo Ink Group)
2145 E. Park Dr.
Conyers, GA 30013
P: 770-922-0800
F: 770-929-0962
E: [email protected]
LioChem is a major supplier of high-quality gravure printing inks and top coats with emphasis on environmentally friendly products. Our product lines includes a wide range of water-based, solvent-based, and ultraviolet- and electron beam-curable materials. We are ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2000 certified, which enables us to consistently provide value, quality, and trustworthy service. With more than 22 years of manufacturing experience in the U.S., we are supported by Japan’s Toyo Ink Mfg.

Orion Engineered Carbons LLC
7702 FM 1960 Road East
Suite 100, Box 1
Humble, TX 77346 USA
P: 832-445-3300
Rodenbacher Chaussee 4
63457 Hanau-Wolfgang
P: +49 6181 59-6052
Orion Engineered Carbons and its predecessors have been producing carbon black pigments since 1935 to meet the most demanding high-performance applications in rubber, coatings, printing inks and polymer systems. We are your single source for the broadest range of carbon blacks anywhere.

Penn Color, Inc.
Company Headquarters
400 Old Dublin Pike
Doylestown, PA 18901
P: 215-345-6550
F: 215-345-0270
E: [email protected]
Penn Color’s mission is to provide the best customer experience in bringing beautiful colors, special effects and enhanced functionalities to life in our customer’s products. Penn Color provides color and additives to customers who endeavor to make their products stand out through superior quality, aesthetics, feel and performance. Penn Color helps customers maximize value creation by offering diversity and depth of experience, knowledge and world class capabilities. We have the strategic focus to deliver unique solutions to our customers with unrivaled levels of custom design. Penn Color has a unique focus on inks and coatings for challenging decorative applications such as wallcovering, flooring and other gravure applications.

Polytex Environmental Inks
820 E. 140th St.
Bronx, NY 10454
P: 718-402-2000
F: 718-402-2984
E: [email protected]
We are a high-volume specialty ink and coatings manufacturer, supplying the gravure, screen, and flexo industries with innovative products like AquaRuff, an ink or coating that, once cured, will exhibit a rough texture; AquaPuff, an ink or coating that will exhibit a three-dimensional texture, printing an image that will emboss or “puff”; and Soft-touch, an ink or coating that exhibits a soft, leather- or suede-like feel.
Sanchez, S.A. de C.V.
Oriente 171 #367
San Juan de Aragon Ampliacion
Mexico, D.F. 07470
P: (52-55) 5118-1000
F: (52-55) 5118-1090
E: [email protected]
Sanchez manufactures and sells inks for gravure and most other printing processes.


Siegwerk USA Co.
3535 SW 56th Street
Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-471-2100
F: 515-471-2202
E : [email protected]
Siegwerk is a privately-owned, international supplier of printing inks and coatings for the packaging and publication industries for 180 years. Siegwerk employs approximately 4,400 people in more than 30 countries. In North America, available technologies include solvent-based, water-based, energy curable and specialty inks and coatings and related point-of-use services for the packaging and label industries.  Product applications include flexible packaging, labels, tobacco, and folding carton using flexographic, rotogravure, and offset printing.

Sun Chemical
135 W. Lake Street
Northlake, IL  60164
P: 708-236-3798
F: 708-562-0580
E: [email protected]
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics and other industrial markets.  With annual sales of more than $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has over 8,000 employees supporting customers around the world.
Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A.  For more information, please visit our website at
Toyo Ink Mfg. America, LLC
300 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Suite 70
Teaneck, NJ 07666
P: 201-287-4000 
F: 201-836-4982
E: [email protected]
Toyo Ink Mfg. America, a member of the Tokyo-based Toyo Ink Group, is a leading provider of high-quality inks for the commercial printing and packaging industries, as well as high-performance organic pigments and colorants, adhesives, and other chemicals for the North American market. Established in 1907, the Toyo Ink Group consists of approximately 75 affiliated companies in 17 countries with roughly 7,000 employees worldwide. Our main products include solvent- and water-based gravure and flexo inks, sheetfed and web offset inks, UV and EB inks, conventional and UV waterless offset, specialty coatings, digital inks, and pressure-sensitive and other industrial adhesives. Visit the Toyo Ink Mfg. America website for more information.