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Global Printing Inks Industry

Global Printing Inks Industry

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NEW YORK, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Printing Inks Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Printing Inks in US$ Million and Thousands of Tons by the following Product Segments: Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Letterpress Inks, Digital Inks, and Other Inks.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 195 companies including many key and niche players such as Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd., DIC Corporation, Sun Chemical Corp., Flint Group, Sakata Inx Corporation, INX International Ink Co., SAKATA Inx (INDIA) Limited, Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, T & K Toka Co. Ltd., and Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg., Co.Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Lithographic Inks I-3Flexographic Inks I-4Gravure Inks I-4Digital Printing Inks I-4Other Inks I-4II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Printing Inks Industry: A Preface II-1

Current Scenario: Optimism Tempered by Uncertainty II-1

Rising Raw Material Prices: The Major Cause of Worry for

Printing Ink Manufacturers II-2

Table 1: Prices of Select Raw Materials (In US$/Mt) for Years

2008-2012 II-3

Supply Gets Tighter II-3

Future Growth Prospects II-4

Current & Future Analysis II-4

Value Analysis II-4

Volume Analysis II-5

Developed Markets: Losing Sheen II-5

Future Prospects: Down but Not Out II-6

Developing Markets to Uncover True Potential II-6

Rising Global Profile of the Printing Ink Industry II-7

Challenges of Going Global II-7

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-8Synthetic Alternatives: Order of the Day II-8R&D Witnesses Buoyant Growth amid Economic Vagaries II-8New Technologies to Reinvigorate Sales II-8Nanographic Printing II-8Graphene conductive packaging ink II-9Waterless printing II-9High-fidelity Color Control II-9Thermal inkjet printing II-9Modern Innovations: the Industry's Saving Grace II-9UV-Curable Ink: Changing the Market's Revenue Quotient II-10LED Curing: Gaining Widespread Popularity II-10UV and EB Inks: The Bucks Start Here II-11Printer Ink Refills Market: An Overview II-11Environment-Friendly Packaging and Printing inks: GainingMomentum II-12Biodegradable Inks- The Way to Go II-12EX-IM Data for Inks II-13Table 2: Leading Exporters of Printing, Writing or DrawingInks Worldwide (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Export Valueby Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 3: Leading Importers of Printing, Writing or Drawing

Inks Worldwide (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value

by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

3. SEGMENT-WISE ANALYSIS II-14Lithography Inks II-14Recession Throws Commercial Sheetfed Printing into Distress II-14Flexography Inks II-14Flexography Makes Inroads into Other Inks' Share II-14Impact of Recession on Flexo Ink Market II-14UV and EB Inks-Unaffected by the Recession II-15Growth Prospects for Flexo Technology II-15Gravure Inks II-15Mature Growth on the Cards for Gravure Inks II-15Gravure Inks: A Regional Perspective II-16Gravure Printers Hit by Recession II-16Digital Inks II-16A Focus on Inkjet Inks II-16Inkjet Printing Market: Going Strong II-16Challenges II-17Opportunities II-17Trends in the Ink-Jet Printing Market II-17Wide-Format Markets - Emerging Sector II-17UV Curable Inks - Gaining New Interest II-18Digital Photography - Creating Significant Impact II-18Corrugated Industry - Another Prospective Market II-18Textiles - Provide Exciting Opportunities II-18Future Prospects: Bright and Bountiful II-19Market Highlights II-19Trends in Digital Printing inks II-19Water-Based Inks II-20Solvent-Based Inks II-20Eco-Ethyl Ink II-20Sublimation Ink II-20Corporate Alliances in the Inkjet Business II-20

4. END- USE MARKETS II-21

Publication & Commercial Printing Industry: Slowing Down II-21

Publication Ink Market at a Glance II-21

The Magazine Segment II-21

The Newspaper Segment II-22

Recession Casts its Spell on Publication Ink Market II-22

Asia: The Lone Region Posting Strong Growth II-22

Packaging Industry: Pepping Up II-23

Packaging Ink Market: A Review II-23

5. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-24Major Market Participants II-24Table 4: Leading Manufacturers of Printing Inks Worldwide(2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for DIC, FlintGroup, Toyo Ink SC HD, Sakata Inx, Siegwerk Group, HuberGroup and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24World Printing Inks Industry: Key Products of LeadingPrinting Ink Companies II-24Consolidation Activity II-25Select Key Acquisitions in the Global Printing InksIndustry: 2007-2012 II-25

6. PRINTING INDUSTRY - A PRIMER II-26

Current Scenario II-26

Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-26

Recession Turns the Market Price-Sensitive II-27

Packaging Printing Sector: The Sole Bright Spot amid the Gloom II-27

Novel Strategies Emerge During Recession II-27

Other Noteworthy Trends and Issues II-27

Incorporation of Hybrid Printing II-28

Digitization of Workflow II-28

Demand Shift towards Digital Print Media II-28

7. PRODUCT OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS II-29Evolution of Printing in Relief II-29Components of Printing Inks II-29Classification of Inks by Process II-29End-Use Applications II-30Packaging Industry II-30Commercial Printing Industry II-30Publication Ink: Battling Lethargy II-31What's Ailing the Publication Industry? II-31Increasing Ad Spends: The Only Ray of Hope II-31Newspaper Industry Makes a Last Ditch Effort to Rise abovethe Crises II-31Innovations in Publication Ink Bodes the Promise of a Revival II-31Detailed Insight into Ink Segments II-31A. Lithographic Inks II-31Description II-31Lithographic Presses and Printing II-32Unit-Design II-32Common Impression Cylinder Design II-32Blanket-to-Blanket Design II-32Sub-Processes in Lithography II-32Sheetfed Offset Process II-33Heatset Web Offset Process II-33Non-Heatset Web Offset II-33The Process II-33Plates Use in Lithographic Printing II-34Surface Plates II-34Deep-etch Plates II-34Bi-Metal Plates II-34B. Flexographic Inks II-34Definition II-34Advantages II-35Types II-35Solvent Inks II-35Water-Based Inks II-35Other Types II-36Laminating Inks II-36Energy-Curable Inks II-36UV Flexo II-37Advantages II-37Electron Beam Inks II-37The Process II-37Platemaking II-37Presses and Printing II-38Central Impression Cylinder (CIC) II-38In-line Flexography Presses II-38Newspaper Flexographic Presses II-38Commercial Publication Flexographic Presses II-38C. Gravure Inks II-39Description II-39Types of Gravure Inks & their Applications II-39The Process II-39Gravure Presses and Printing II-40Gravure Cylinder Making (Gravure) II-40Types of Etching for Different Purposes II-41Types of Gravure Printing Based on Substrate II-41Publication Gravure II-41Packaging Gravure II-42Product Gravure II-42Applications of Gravure Inks II-42End-Use Markets II-43Folding Cartons II-43Flexible Packaging II-43Specialty Sector II-43Rotogravure Inks II-43Types of Rotogravure Inks II-43Intaglio II-44D. Digital Printing Inks II-44Definition II-44Overview II-45Who Makes Inkjet Printing Inks II-45E. Others II-45Letterpress Printing Inks II-45The Process II-45Letterpress Platemaking II-46Original Plates II-46Duplicate Plates II-46Letterpress Presses and Printing II-46Platen Presses II-46Flat-Bed Presses II-47Rotary Presses II-47Special Types of Inks II-47Solvent-Based Evaporating Inks II-47Two-Part or Reactive (Catalyst Curing) Inks II-48Oxidation-Drying Inks II-48Baking Inks II-48Sublimation Inks II-48Ceramic and Glass Thermoplastic Inks II-49Other Categories of Specialty Inks II-49Metallic Inks II-49Watercolor Inks II-49Cold-Set Inks II-50Magnetic Inks II-50Invisible Inks II-50Specialty Inks in Packaging II-51Drawbacks II-51Hybrid Inks II-51Benefits II-52Evolution of Hybrid Inks II-52Use of Hybrid Inks in Plastics II-53Vegetable Oil Based Inks II-53Soy-Based Printing Inks II-53Benefits II-53Applications II-53In Lithographic Printing II-53In Flexographic Printing II-54Newsprint Recycling II-54Different Series of Oil Based Inks II-54Imagelith 1NK II-54Imagelith II-54Imagelith Plus II-54Energy Curable Inks II-55UV Cured Inks II-55Flexmate Line of Ultraviolet Curable Inks II-55An Overview of Printing Processes II-55Lithography II-55Gravure II-56Flexography II-56Other Plateless Printing Processes II-56Prepress Operations: An Introduction II-56Typesetting and Composition II-56Copy Assembly and Process Photography II-56Image Carrier Preparation II-57Relief Printing II-57Planographic Printing II-57Intaglio Printing II-57Screen Printing II-57Plateless Processes II-57Image carrier preparation is mainly done through twoprocesses II-58Image Carrier Preparations II-58Press Operations II-58Postpress Operations II-58Binding II-58Screen Printing Inks II-58Applications II-59Product Categories II-59

8. RAW MATERIAL OVERVIEW II-60

Pigments II-60

A Key Constituent Used in Printing Inks II-60

Primary Makers of Pigments II-60

Organic Pigments II-60

Market Participants II-60

Organic Pigment Powders II-61

Synthetic Organic Pigments II-61

Types of Organic Pigments Based on Quality II-61

Flush Quality II-61

Dispersion Quality II-61

Microencapsulated Quality II-61

Press Cake Quality II-61

Toner Quality Powder II-61

Classification of Organic Pigments Based on Color II-61

Fluorescent Organic Pigments II-62

Inorganic Pigments II-62

Physical Properties II-62

Types of Inorganic Pigments II-62

Carbon Black II-62

Frankfurt Black II-63

Extenders and Fillers II-63

Metallic Pigments II-63

Luminescent Type Pigments II-63

Pearlescent Pigments II-63

Industry Trends II-64

Resins II-64

Overview II-64

Potential Market II-64

Polyvinyl Butyral Resins Family II-64

Sulfopolyester Resins II-65

Applications II-65

Features of Pre and Post Metallization Primers II-65

9. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES II-66Need to Reduce Usage of Solvents in Inks II-66Role of EPA in Regulating the Use of Flexo Inks II-66Waste Ink Dilemma II-67Oil Retention in Inks: A Crucial Issue II-67Drive Towards Controlling VOC Emissions II-67

10. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-68

Videojet Technologies Unveils WLK660072 Ink for Wolke Thermal

Ink Jet and 8510 Printer Ranges II-68

INX International Ink Introduces AquaTech IONTM Label Ink

Systems II-68

Haydale UnveilsHDPlas™ Graphene Based Inks Range II-69

Sun Chemical Introduces Madden Triumph Lithographic Inks II-69

Pulse Roll Label Products to Launch Range of Varnishes and Inks II-69

Inkstream to Introduce Range of UVM Flexo Inks II-70

Frimpeks Introduces Expleo UV Flexo Ink Range II-70

SunJet Unveils EtiJet LM UV Ink Range II-70

Sun Chemical Launches SunLit® Crystal Ink Solution II-70

Seiko I Infotech to Introduce Neon Inks II-71

Sepiax Ink Technology Launches Aquares 3.0 Resin Ink Technology II-71

Sun Chemical Unveils Streamline Range of Inks II-71

Xennia Technology Introduces Zircon Digital Ink Set II-72

Bordeaux Digital Printink Rolls Out PRDS Wide-Format Inkjet

Solutions II-72

Jay Chemical Industries Introduces Antelos Digital Textile

Printing Inks II-72

Domino Printing Sciences Launches 299BK Black Ink for A-

Series CIJ Printers Range II-73

Flint Group Introduces New PluriTech Shrink-U Ink System II-73

NuSil Technology Launches New Medical Grade Silicone Inks Series II-73

Videojet Technologies Launches V492-C Light Blue and V402

Dark Gray Inks II-73

Superior Printing Ink Introduces Water-based Flexographic Ink

Program II-74

Ricoh Unveils Photo-Curable Inkjet Ink II-74

Sun Chemical Unveils SunUno Solimax Ink System II-75

GJS Machinery Introduces M-TT Water Based Modified Pigment Inks II-75

Intrinsiq Materials Develops Copper Ink for Paper Substrate II-75

Trident Launches New Inkjet Printhead and Ink II-75

Xennia Develops New Reactive Dye Ink XenInx Amethyst II-76

SouthWest Nano Technologies Launches Carbon Nanotube Ink II-76

Global Imaging Launches Panoply Inks II-76

Color-Logic Launches BEST Silver Ink II-76

Mimaki Announces Addition of New Clear Ink to LH-100 series II-76

Sawgrass Rolls out Three Ink Shades for EPSON 4880 Printers II-77

AT Inks Launches New Eco Solvent Inks II-77

Flint Unveils New Range of Inks with Low Migration Properties II-77

BASF Launches New Technology Ink for Food Packaging II-77

Toyo Ink Develops Environment Friendly Vantean Eco Lio Inks II-77

INX Digital Extends TRIANGLE® Brand with PDQ Inks II-78

Pulse Roll Label Products Introduces UV Curable Combi SF for

Rotary Screen Printing II-78

Arrow Digital Launches UV Curable Virtu Ink Series II-78

Sun Chemical to Expand its Streamline Portfolio of Digital Inks II-79

Videojet Launches LC-Pro UV-Curable Ink II-79

Sun Chemicals Unveils an Extensive Range of Coating Products

and Inks II-79

Flint Group Introduces the PremoFilm ETS Ink System for

Merchandise Bags II-80

INX International Launches Two Novel Metal Decorating Inks II-80

Hybrid Services Launches Clear Ink for Wide-Format Printers II-80

Bordeaux to Showcase Novel Ink Solutions for Wide-Format

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