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Raw material shortages affect ink prices

Graphics | May 1, 2011 | By:

The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers Inc. (NAPIM) released a bulletin on issues facing the raw material printing ink market supply chain. The bulletin reviewed the availability of critical raw materials likely used in the inks that printers purchase in all of the major printing processes. Some of the key raw materials causing price increases include: rosin, acrylic acid, carbon black, titanium dioxide, nitrocellulose, crude oil and natural gas, vegetable oils and colored organic pigments.

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