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Ink, chemistry prices on the rise

Aug 1, 2006 12:00 AM

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Sun Chem hikes publication inks

Sun Chemical (Northlake, IL) has increased its prices for all publication inks by nine percent. Additionally, surcharges will be applied to cover increasing costs in energy and freight.

“Despite our efforts to mitigate the impact of the rising costs in materials and fuel through active involvement with our supplier base and by driving internal efficiencies, raw materials, particularly oils and resins, make up the majority of our costs and continue to spiral with no relief in sight,” says Chris Parrilli, corporate vice president and president of North American publication inks for Sun Chemical.

He adds, “Sun Chemical remains dedicated to meeting the needs of its customers, and we will continue to maintain the highest levels of quality, product innovation and customer service.”

Day Intl. raises Varn chemistry prices

Day Intl. (Dayton, OH) has increased prices for its Varn pressroom chemical line, including virtually all Varn product categories: fountain solutions, web conditioners, washes, coatings and specialty products. The increase is due to the continuing rise in the cost of materials, energy and transportation.

Jeff Pieper, senior vice president of Day's Chemical Products Division, says, “Day Intl. continues to pursue cost reduction and improved efficiency throughout our operations. However, we are unable to fully offset the cost increases caused by current economic forces and higher energy costs. We appreciate the understanding and support of our dealers and users of Varn products during these difficult times.”