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Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Imaging Chemicals and Materials: Electrophotography, Thermography, Photography

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Introduction—Imaging technologies9
Electrophotography13
Summary13
Copiers, printers, and printing presses13
All-in-one cartridge systems15
Supplies16
Toner16
Chemically produced toners20
Photoreceptors22
Raw materials23
Technology update27
Copiers and printers27
Color copiers and printers31
Alternative electrophotographic technologies37
Cartridges37
Photoreceptors38
Toners40
Dual-component systems42
Monocomponent systems42
Chemically produced toners (CPTs)43
UV-curable toners49
Base materials for toners50
Carrier core materials50
Toner resins50
Carbon black52
Charge control agents52
Magnetic pigments53
Pigments and dyes for color toners54
Other additives55
United States56
Industry structure and markets56
Copiers/printers—MFPs56
Toner cartridges57
Photoreceptors57
Toner materials57
Industry structure57
Participants58
Markets59
Component chemicals for photoreceptor and toner products60
Toner resins60
Charge generation and charge transport chemicals62
Carrier core materials62
Carbon blacks63
Charge control agents63
Magnetic pigments63
Pigments for color toners63
Other additives63
Operating characteristics64
Research and development64
Manufacturing64
Marketing65
Cost structure and profitability65
Future trends and strategic issues65
Critical factors for success66
Europe67
Industry structure and markets67
Copiers and printers67
Toner cartridges69
Photoreceptors70
Toner materials70
Structure of the industry70
Participants71
Markets74
Base chemicals for photoreceptor and toner products74
Charge generation and charge transport chemicals75
Toner resins76
Carbon blacks76
Charge control agents77
Magnetic pigments78
Pigments for color toners78
Other additives79
Operating characteristics80
Research and development80
Manufacturing81
Marketing81
Cost structure and profitability81
Government regulations82
Future trends and strategic issues85
Critical factors for success85
Japan and Other Asia Pacific86
Industry structure86
Copier and printer manufacturers87
OPC drum manufacturers88
Toner manufacturers91
Canon Inc.94
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.95
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation95
Ricoh Co., Ltd.96
Tomoegawa Paper Co., Ltd97
Other97
Base chemical producers99
Toner resins99
Charge-orienting chemicals101
Magnetic pigments101
Carriers101
Chemicals for organic photoconductors102
Consumption, markets and prices103
Toners103
Photoreceptor drums104
Chemical raw materials for toners and photoreceptor drums105
Toner resins106
Colorants and magnetic pigments107
Charge control agents107
Carriers107
Organic photoconductors107
Prices108
Toners108
OPC drums108
Carriers108
Chemicals108
Operating characteristics108
Research and development108
Manufacturing109
Toners109
OPC drums110
Base resins110
Charge-orienting chemicals111
Magnetic pigments111
Carriers111
Organic photoconductors112
Marketing112
Cost structure and profitability112
Government regulations113
Future trends and strategic issues114
Business trends and opportunities114
Technology trends and opportunities115
Critical factors for success116
China116
Industry structure and markets116
Copiers and printers117
Toner cartridges121
Photoreceptors122
Toner materials124
Structure of the industry124
Participants124
Markets126
Base chemicals for photoreceptor and toner products127
Charge generation and charge transport chemicals129
Toner resins129
Carbon blacks130
Charge control agents131
Magnetic pigments132
Pigments for color toners132
Other additives132
Operating characteristics132
Research and development132
Manufacturing133
Cost structure and profitability133
Government regulations133
Future trends and strategic issues133
Critical factors for success133
Thermography135
Summary135
Technology update143
Print technologies143
Thermal direct technology145
Thermal transfer technologies147
Thermal direct transfer147
Dye diffusion thermal transfer (D2T2)148
Resistive ribbon thermal transfer148
Thermal printheads149
Thermographic media150
Direct thermal paper150
Thermal transfer ribbons152
Thermal paper chemicals152
Color formers153
Developers—Polyhydroxy phenols153
Sensitizers153
Other paper coating materials153
United States154
Industry structure and markets154
Thermal printers154
Thermal papers156
Thermal imaging chemicals158
Operating characteristics159
Research and development159
Manufacturing159
Marketing159
Cost structure and profitability159
Government regulations160
Future trends and strategic issues160
Critical factors for success161
Canada and Latin America161
Europe163
Industry structure and markets163
Thermal printheads and printers163
Thermal paper163
Thermal imaging chemicals166
Operating characteristics168
Research and development168
Manufacturing and technology168
Marketing168
Government regulations169
Future trends and strategic issues169
Critical factors for success170
Japan and Other Asia Pacific171
Industry structure171
Printer manufacturers171
Thermal paper manufacturers171
Thermal dyes173
Developers174
Sensitizers174
Image stabilizers175
Consumption and markets175
Thermal paper175
Thermal imaging chemicals177
Prices178
Thermal paper178
Thermal imaging chemicals178
Operating characteristics179
Research and development179
Manufacturing and technology180
Marketing180
Cost structure and profitability180
Government regulations182
Future trends and strategic issues182
Critical factors for success183
China184
Industry structure and markets184
Thermal printers184
Thermal papers184
Thermal imaging chemicals187
Operating characteristics188
Research and development188
Manufacturing188
Cost structure and profitability188
Government regulations188
Future trends and strategic issues188
Critical factors for success188
Photography189
Summary189
Analog and digital photography189
Industry structure190
Cameras and film191
Photofinishing and photographic papers192
Photographic chemicals195
Technology update197
Silver halide photography197
Digital photography202
United States203
Industry structure and markets203
Photographic paper205
Photographic chemical products208
Operating characteristics208
Research and development208
Manufacturing209
Marketing210
Cost structure and profitability212
Government regulations212
Future trends and strategic issues212
Critical factors for success212
Europe213
Industry structure and markets213
Cameras and photographic films214
Photographic paper214
Photofinishing equipment215
The photographic chemicals industry217
Industry structure217
Market participants217
Operating characteristics218
Research and development218
Manufacturing218
Marketing218
Government regulations219
Future trends and strategic issues220
Photographic chemical products220
Industry structure220
Products and functions220
Photographic film and paper220
Photofinishing221
Consumption and markets223
Japan and Other Asia Pacific224
Industry structure and markets224
Photographic paper and paper photofinishing225
Photofinishing materials and services228
The Photographic Chemicals Industry230
Industry structure230
Market size230
Market participants231
FUJIFILM Corporation232
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.233
Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Ltd233
Operating characteristics233
Research and development233
Cost structure and profitability234
Government regulations235
Future trends and strategic issues235
Critical factors for success236
Photographic Chemical Products236
Chemicals used in the manufacture of photographic paper236
Summary236
Market participants237
Consumption and markets239
Prices239
Future trends and strategic issues240
Chemicals used in photofinishing240
Summary240
Products and functions240
Market participants241
Technology and manufacturing242
Consumption and markets242
Prices242
Future trends and strategic issues243
China243
Industry structure and markets243
Cameras and photographic films243
Photographic paper244
Photographic chemical products245
Operating characteristics246
Research and development246
Manufacturing246
Marketing246
Cost structure and profitability246
Government regulations247
Future trends and strategic issues247
Critical factors for success247

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