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Printing Inks

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary7
Introduction12
Printing processes12
Classification of printing inks16
Digital technologies17
Overview of the printing inks industry20
United States20
Structure of the industry20
Market participants21
Mergers and acquisitions22
Company profiles24
Sun Chemical Corporation24
Flint Group24
INX International Ink Co.25
Chemical Research\Technology25
Siegwerk CUSA26
Operating characteristics26
Research and development26
Manufacturing and technology27
Marketing28
Profitability and cost structure29
Government regulations30
Trends and opportunities32
Rise of digital media32
Industry consolidation32
Packaging33
Environmental regulations33
Print-on-demand33
Printed electronics33
Metallic inks34
Critical factors for success34
Europe35
Structure of the Industry36
Producers/suppliers36
Customers38
Corporate activities41
Market participants45
Major players48
Captive producers of printing inks48
Competitive environment49
Company profiles50
hubergroup50
Siegwerk Group51
Operating characteristics51
Research and development51
Manufacturing and technology56
Marketing57
Profitability and cost structure59
Government regulations60
Food contact62
REACH63
Dangerous substances63
Emissions64
Trends and opportunities64
Critical factors for success67
Japan68
Structure of the industry68
Market participants70
Operating characteristics78
Research and development78
Manufacturing and technology78
Marketing78
Profitability and cost structure78
Government regulations79
Trends and opportunities80
Critical factors for success80
China81
Structure of the industry81
Market participants82
Company profiles87
Bauhinia Variegata Ink Company87
DIC Corporation88
Sky Dragon Ink Group Co., Ltd.89
Letong Chemical Co., Ltd.90
Yongzai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.91
Operating characteristics91
Research and development91
Manufacturing and technology92
Marketing93
Profitability and cost structure93
Government regulations94
Trends and opportunities98
Critical factors for success99
Printing ink types100
United States100
Consumption and markets100
Trade105
Prices108
Future trends and strategic issues110
Overall110
Lithography110
Flexography111
Gravure111
Waterless and water-based inks112
Radiation curable inks112
Digital printing114
Printed electronics115
Canada115
Mexico116
Central and South America117
Europe118
Western Europe119
Supply/demand119
Consumption and markets120
Lithographic inks122
Flexographic inks122
Rotogravure inks123
Screen inks123
Miscellaneous inks124
Packaging126
Publication126
Newsprint126
Commercial127
Trade127
Imports127
Exports128
Central and Eastern Europe130
Supply/demand130
Consumption and markets130
Trade131
Imports131
Exports132
Prices132
Future trends and strategic issues134
Lithography134
Flexography134
Gravure135
Screen printing135
Letterpress135
Middle East136
Africa138
Japan139
Production139
Consumption and markets140
Prices145
Future trends and strategic issues146
Lithography147
Flexography147
Gravure147
Screen inks148
Newsprint148
Radiation curable inks148
Digital printing149
China149
Consumption and markets149
Trade152
Prices153
Future trends and strategic issues153
Overall153
Lithography154
Flexography154
Gravure155
Water-based inks155
Radiation curable inks156
Digital processing156
Other Asia157
India161
Indonesia161
Malaysia161
South Korea161
Taiwan163
Thailand163
Vietnam164
Other164
Oceania164
Printing ink raw materials166
Description of components166
Vehicles166
Oils168
Solvents170
Resins171
Pigments171
Additives172
United States174
Consumption of raw materials174
Major suppliers of raw materials176
Europe177
Consumption of raw materials177
Major suppliers of raw materials179
Prices180
Japan181
Consumption of raw materials181
Major suppliers of raw materials182
China183
Consumption of raw materials183
Major suppliers of raw materials184

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