The global printing inks market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.42% during the period 2016-2020.
Printing inks are produced using four essential components:
- Pigments: Impart color to the ink and makes it opaque
- Resins: Bind the ink into a film and to the printed surface
- Solvents: Aids the ink flow so that it can be transferred to the printing surface
- Additives: Alter the physical properties of the ink to suit different applications
Concerns regarding the quantity of heavy metals found in printing inks are growing. Therefore, the adoption of printing inks made of vegetable oil-based solvents is growing. The growth is attributable to the fact that these oils eliminate the use of mineral oils in inks and reduce VOC emissions.
According to the report, rising environmental concerns are influencing regulatory authorities to update standards for the printing industry, which ranks fifth in the emission of VOC globally. The demand for vegetable oil-based and biodegradable inks is growing. Vegetable oil-based and biodegradable inks reduce or eliminate the use of mineral oils in inks, conserve non-renewable reserves, and minimize the emission of VOC. The primary advantage of eco-friendly inks is the improved recyclability of paper as it enables efficient separation of ink from paper.
Further, the report states that the growing consumer awareness regarding the adverse health and environmental impact of solvent-borne systems that emit high levels of VOC has led to the adoption of low VOC emitters such as waterborne and oil-based printing inks.
- Flint Group
- Sakata INX
- Sun Chemical Ltd.
- T&K TOKA Co. Ltd.
- TOYO Ink LLC
Wikoff Color Corp.
Key Topics Covered:
PART 01: Executive summary
PART 02: Scope of the report
PART 03: Market research methodology
PART 04: Introduction
PART 05: Market landscape
PART 06: Market segmentation by printing process
PART 07: Market segmentation by application
PART 08: Geographical segmentation
PART 09: Market drivers
PART 10: Impact of drivers
PART 11: Market challenges
PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 13: Market trends
PART 14: Vendor landscape
PART 15: Key vendor analysis
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