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Global Printing Inks Market

  • November 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Printing Inks in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure 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 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 201 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
DIC Corporation
Flint Group
FUJIFILM Sericol UK Ltd.
Sakata Inx Corporation

Table Of Contents

Global Printing Inks Market



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Lithographic Inks I-3
Flexographic Inks I-4
Gravure Inks I-4
Digital Printing Inks I-4
Other Inks I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Printing Inks Industry: A Preface II-1
Current Scenario: Optimism Tempered by Uncertainty II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Value Analysis II-2
Volume Analysis II-2
Developed Markets: Losing Sheen II-3
Developing Markets to Uncover True Potential II-3
Rising Global Profile of the Printing Ink Industry II-4
Challenges of Going Global II-4

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-5
Synthetic Alternatives: Order of the Day II-5
RandD Witnesses Buoyant Growth amid Economic Vagaries II-5
Modern Innovations: the Industry's Saving Grace II-5
New Technologies to Reinvigorate Sales II-6
Nanographic Printing II-6
Waterless Printing II-6
High-fidelity Color Control II-6
Thermal Inkjet Printing II-7
Outlook for Inkjet Inks Market II-7
Inkjet Ink Manufacturers Focus on Product Innovation II-8
Select Product Innovations II-9
FB225 Scitex Varnish Ink and HP Scitex FB7600 Color Pack II-9
Mimaki SUV II-9
UV-Cured inkjet and Uvijet KV II-10
SureColor SC-F2000 Direct-to-garment, SureColor SC-F6000,
and 7000 Dye-Sub Printers II-10
T Shirt and Sons Installs SureColor SC-F2000 Direct-to-
Garment Printer II-10
Strategies Adopted by Various Companies II-10
UV-Curable Ink: Changing the Market's Revenue Quotient II-11
LED Curing: Gaining Widespread Popularity II-12
UV and EB Inks: The Bucks Start Here II-12
3D Printer Manufacturers Gear Up to Produce Affordable 3D
Printing Inks II-13
Printer Ink Refills Market: An Overview II-13
Environment-Friendly Packaging and Printing Inks: Gaining
Momentum II-14
Biodegradable Inks- The Way to Go II-14
Raw Material Pricing II-15
An Insight into Raw Material Prices in Recent Past II-15
Table 1: Prices of Select Raw Materials (In US$/Mt) for
Years 2008-2012 II-16
Supply Gets Tighter II-16
The Present Scenario II-17
Future Prospects II-17
EX-IM Data for Inks II-18
Table 2: Leading Exporters of Printing, Writing or Drawing
Inks Worldwide (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value
by Exporting Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 3: Leading Importers of Printing, Writing or Drawing
Inks Worldwide (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value
by Importing Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

3. SEGMENT-WISE ANALYSIS II-19
Lithography Inks II-19
Recession Throws Commercial Sheetfed Printing into Distress II-19
Flexography Inks II-19
Flexography Makes Inroads into Other Inks' Share II-19
Innovations in Flexography Market II-19
Electron Beam-Curable CI-Flexo Inks II-19
Gelflex-EB - An Overview II-20
Improved Quality II-20
Reduced Cost II-20
Applications of GelFlex-EB Ink II-21
Impact of Recession on Flexo Ink Market II-21
Growth Prospects for Flexo Technology II-21
UV and EB Inks-Unaffected by the Recession II-22
A Peek into Select Innovations in UV Inks Segment II-22
Gravure Inks II-23
Mature Growth on the Cards for Gravure Inks II-23
Gravure Inks: A Regional Perspective II-23
Gravure Printers Hit by Recession II-24
Digital Inks II-24
A Focus on Inkjet Inks II-24
Inkjet Printing Market: Going Strong II-24
Challenges II-24
Opportunities II-25
Trends in the Ink-Jet Printing Market II-25
Wide-Format Markets - Emerging Sector II-25
UV Curable Inks - Gaining New Interest II-25
Digital Photography - Creating Significant Impact II-26
Corrugated Industry - Another Prospective Market II-26
Textiles - Provide Exciting Opportunities II-26
Future Prospects: Bright and Bountiful II-26
Market Highlights II-27
Trends in Digital Printing Inks II-27
Water-Based Inks II-27
Solvent-Based Inks II-28
Eco-Ethyl Ink II-28
Sublimation Ink II-28
Corporate Alliances in the Inkjet Business II-28

4. END- USE MARKETS II-29
Publication and Commercial Printing Industry: Slowing Down II-29
Publication Ink Market at a Glance II-29
The Magazine Segment II-29
The Newspaper Segment II-30
Recession Casts its Spell on Publication Ink Market II-30
Asia: The Region Posting Strong Growth II-30
Packaging Industry: Pepping Up II-30
Packaging Ink Market: A Review II-31
Product Innovations II-31

5. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-33
Major Market Participants II-33
Table 4: Leading Manufacturers of Printing Inks Worldwide
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for DIC, Flint
Group, Toyo Ink SC HD, Sakata Inx, Siegwerk Group, hubergroup
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33
World Printing Inks Industry: Key Products of Leading
Printing Ink Companies II-33
Consolidation Activity II-34
Select Key Acquisitions in the Global Printing Inks Industry:
2012-2014 II-34

6. PRINTING INDUSTRY - A PRIMER II-35
Current Scenario II-35
Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-35
Recession Turns the Market Price-Sensitive II-36
Packaging Printing Sector: The Sole Bright Spot amid the Gloom II-36
Novel Strategies Emerge During Recession II-36
Other Noteworthy Trends and Issues II-36
Incorporation of Hybrid Printing II-37
Digitization of Workflow II-37
Demand Shift towards Digital Print Media II-37

7. PRODUCT OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS II-38
Evolution of Printing in Relief II-38
Components of Printing Inks II-38
Classification of Inks by Process II-38
End-Use Applications II-39
Packaging Industry II-39
Commercial Printing Industry II-39
Publication Ink: Battling Lethargy II-40
What's Ailing the Publication Industry? II-40
Increasing Ad Spends: The Only Ray of Hope II-40
Newspaper Industry Makes a Last Ditch Effort to Rise above
the Crises II-40
Innovations in Publication Ink Bodes the Promise of a Revival II-40
Detailed Insight into Ink Segments II-40
A. Lithographic Inks II-40
Description II-40
Lithographic Presses and Printing II-41
Unit-Design II-41
Common Impression Cylinder Design II-41
Blanket-to-Blanket Design II-41
Sub-Processes in Lithography II-41
Sheetfed Offset Process II-42
Heatset Web Offset Process II-42
Non-Heatset Web Offset II-42
The Process II-42
Plates Use in Lithographic Printing II-43
Surface Plates II-43
Deep-etch Plates II-43
Bi-Metal Plates II-43
B. Flexographic Inks II-43
Definition II-43
Advantages II-44
Types II-44
Solvent Inks II-44
Water-Based Inks II-44
Other Types II-45
Laminating Inks II-45
Energy-Curable Inks II-46
UV Flexo II-46
Advantages II-46
Electron Beam Inks II-46
The Process II-46
Platemaking II-47
Presses and Printing II-47
Central Impression Cylinder (CIC) II-47
In-line Flexography Presses II-47
Newspaper Flexographic Presses II-47
Commercial Publication Flexographic Presses II-47
C. Gravure Inks II-48
Description II-48
Types of Gravure Inks and their Applications II-48
The Process II-49
Gravure Presses and Printing II-49
Gravure Cylinder Making (Gravure) II-49
Types of Etching for Different Purposes II-50
Types of Gravure Printing Based on Substrate II-50
Publication Gravure II-50
Packaging Gravure II-51
Product Gravure II-51
Applications of Gravure Inks II-51
End-Use Markets II-52
Folding Cartons II-52
Flexible Packaging II-52
Specialty Sector II-52
Rotogravure Inks II-52
Types of Rotogravure Inks II-52
Intaglio II-53
D. Digital Printing Inks II-53
Definition II-53
Overview II-54
Who Makes Inkjet Printing Inks II-54
E. Others II-54
Letterpress Printing Inks II-54
The Process II-54
Letterpress Platemaking II-55
Original Plates II-55
Duplicate Plates II-55
Letterpress Presses and Printing II-55
Platen Presses II-56
Flat-Bed Presses II-56
Rotary Presses II-56
Special Types of Inks II-56
Solvent-Based Evaporating Inks II-56
Two-Part or Reactive (Catalyst Curing) Inks II-57
Oxidation-Drying Inks II-57
Baking Inks II-57
Sublimation Inks II-57
Ceramic and Glass Thermoplastic Inks II-58
Other Categories of Specialty Inks II-58
Metallic Inks II-58
Watercolor Inks II-58
Cold-Set Inks II-59
Magnetic Inks II-59
Invisible Inks II-59
Specialty Inks in Packaging II-60
Drawbacks II-60
Hybrid Inks II-60
Benefits II-61
Evolution of Hybrid Inks II-61
Use of Hybrid Inks in Plastics II-62
Vegetable Oil Based Inks II-62
Soy-Based Printing Inks II-62
Benefits II-62
Applications II-62
In Lithographic Printing II-62
In Flexographic Printing II-63
Newsprint Recycling II-63
Different Series of Oil Based Inks II-63
Imagelith 1NK II-63
Imagelith II-63
Imagelith Plus II-63
Energy Curable Inks II-64
UV Cured Inks II-64
Flexmate Line of Ultraviolet Curable Inks II-64
An Overview of Printing Processes II-64
Lithography II-64
Gravure II-65
Flexography II-65
Other Plateless Printing Processes II-65
Prepress Operations: An Introduction II-65
Typesetting and Composition II-65
Copy Assembly and Process Photography II-65
Image Carrier Preparation II-66
Relief Printing II-66
Planographic Printing II-66
Intaglio Printing II-66
Screen Printing II-66
Plateless Processes II-66
Image carrier preparation is mainly done through two
processes II-67
Image Carrier Preparations II-67
Press Operations II-67
Postpress Operations II-67
Binding II-67
Screen Printing Inks II-68
Applications II-68
Product Categories II-68

8. RAW MATERIAL OVERVIEW II-69
Pigments II-69
A Key Constituent Used in Printing Inks II-69
Primary Makers of Pigments II-69
Organic Pigments II-69
Market Participants II-69
Organic Pigment Powders II-70
Synthetic Organic Pigments II-70
Types of Organic Pigments Based on Quality II-70
Flush Quality II-70
Dispersion Quality II-70
Microencapsulated Quality II-70
Press Cake Quality II-70
Toner Quality Powder II-70
Classification of Organic Pigments Based on Color II-71
Fluorescent Organic Pigments II-71
Inorganic Pigments II-71
Physical Properties II-71
Types of Inorganic Pigments II-71
Carbon Black II-71
Frankfurt Black II-72
Extenders and Fillers II-72
Metallic Pigments II-72
Luminescent Type Pigments II-72
Pearlescent Pigments II-72
Industry Trends II-73
Resins II-73
Overview II-73
Potential Market II-73
Polyvinyl Butyral Resins Family II-74
Sulfopolyester Resins II-74
Applications II-74
Features of Pre and Post Metallization Primers II-74

9. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES II-75
Need to Reduce Usage of Solvents in Inks II-75
Role of EPA in Regulating the Use of Flexo Inks II-75
Waste Ink Dilemma II-76
Oil Retention in Inks: A Crucial Issue II-76
Drive Towards Controlling VOC Emissions II-76

10. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-77
Solar Inks Introduces Earthinks for Flexographic and Screen
Printers II-77
Kiian Specialty Launches PVC-Free Plastisol Inks II-77
SPGPrints Releases Low-migration UV-inkjet Inks II-77
Bordeaux Unveils Printer Specific Original Printing Inks Range II-77
MapleJet Introduces ProDigit UV Ink Range II-77
Fujifilm Unveils New Thermo Forming Ink, Uvijet KV II-77
INX Digital Releases New UV Curable Ink II-77
Sun Chemical Introduces SunLit® Triumph® Max Commercial
Sheetfed Inks II-78
InkTec Introduces SubliNova G7 Sublimation Inks II-78
Xennia Introduces Corundum, a Line of Sublimation Inks II-78
Collins Inkjet Unveils Range of Inks for Packaging and Label
Applications II-78
Flint Group Introduces Ultraking Shrink U Inks II-78
INX Digital Introduces TRIANGLE® Brand ESC Wide Format Inkjet
Inks II-78
INX Digital Unveils TRIANGLE® UV Curable Pigmented Inks II-78
ICN Releases BT Series Opaque Pad Printing Ink II-78
Printcolor Unveils IR Blocking Inks II-79
Sensient Imaging Introduces ElvaJet® Alpha Technology II-79
Bordeaux to Launch New Inks and Technologies II-79
Heidelberg Rolls Out Saphira HEI PACE Series Inks II-79
HP Indigo Rolls Out Novel Silver Ink Range II-79
Sun Chemical Unveils SunVisto Advantage HS Inks II-79
SunJet and DIC Introduce Low Migration UV inkjet inks II-79
Sun Chemical Introduces UV Flexo White Inks II-79
INX Digital Debuts TRIANGLE® Inks II-80
INX Digital Rolls Out MSS Eco Solvent Inkjet Inks II-80
INX International Showcases AquaTech IONâ„¢ Label Ink Systems II-80
INX Digital Reformats JVS Color Compatible Inks II-80
Videojet Technologies Unveils WLK660072 Ink for Wolke Thermal
Ink Jet and 8510 Printer Ranges II-80
INX International Ink Introduces AquaTech IONTM Label Ink Systems II-80
Haydale Unveils HDPlasâ„¢ Graphene Based Inks Range II-80
Sun Chemical Introduces Madden Triumph Lithographic Inks II-81
Pulse Roll Label Products to Launch Range of Varnishes and Inks II-81
Inkstream to Introduce Range of UVM Flexo Inks II-81
Frimpeks Introduces Expleo UV Flexo Ink Range II-81
SunJet Unveils EtiJet LM UV Ink Range II-81
Sun Chemical Launches SunLit® Crystal Ink Solution II-81
Seiko I Infotech to Introduce Neon Inks II-81
Sepiax Ink Technology Launches Aquares 3.0 Resin Ink Technology II-82
Sun Chemical Unveils Streamline Range of Inks II-82
Xennia Technology Introduces Zircon Digital Ink Set II-82
Bordeaux Digital Printink Rolls Out PRDS Wide- Format Inkjet
Solutions II-82
Jay Chemical Industries Introduces Antelos Digital Textile
Printing Inks II-82
Domino Printing Launches 299BK Black Ink for A-Series CIJ
Printers Range II-82
Flint Group Introduces New PluriTech Shrink-U Ink System II-82
NuSil Technology Launches New Medical Grade Silicone Inks Series II-83
Videojet Technologies Launches V492-C Light Blue and V402 Dark
Gray Inks II-83
Superior Printing Ink Introduces Water-based Flexographic Ink
Program II-83
Ricoh Unveils Photo-Curable Inkjet Ink II-83
Sun Chemical Unveils SunUno Solimax Ink System II-83

11. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-84
Central Ink Enters into Agreements with Rendic Graphics and C
andW Pressroom Products II-84
Sun Chemical to Establish a New Plant for Manufacturing Liquid
Inks II-84
Haydale Signs Collaborative Agreement with WCPC II-84
Goldman Sachs and Koch Equity Acquire Flint Group II-84
AIC Inks Definitive Agreement for Acquisition of CRI II-84
Sun Chemical Takes Over Shares of Tintas SA and Sinclair SA II-84
Dai Nippon Printing Partners with T+ink II-85
INX Inks an Agreement with CTI II-85
Bordeaux Inks Distribution Agreement with Colormagic II-85
INX International Expands Distributor Partnership with Oldham
Group II-85
Heubach Forms Partnership with hubergroup II-85
Arets International NV Changes its Name to Toyo-Arets
International NV II-85
Toyo Ink Takes Over Arets International II-85
Arets France Inks an Exclusive Partnership with VFP Ink
Technologies II-86
Vivid Ink Merges with Artvertising II-86
DIC and Sun Chemical to Integrate Jet Inks Product Portfolios II-86
Toyo Ink Merges Toyo Ink Mfg. America with Toyo Ink America II-86
INX International's Sheetfed Inks Receives EcoLogoâ„¢ Certification II-86
Merck Inks Agreement with Seiko Epson II-86
Suzhou Kingswood Printing Inks Takes Over Brancher II-86
Rutland Holdings Takes Over Sociedad Quimica Alemana II-87
Superior Printing Ink Takes Over Ink Makers II-87

12. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-88
Dainichiseika Color and Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-88
DIC Corporation (Japan) II-88
Sun Chemical Corp. (US) II-89
Flint Group (Luxembourg) II-89
FUJIFILM Sericol UK Ltd. (UK) II-90
hubergroup (Germany) II-90
Sakata Inx Corporation (Japan) II-91
INX International Ink Co. (US) II-91
SAKATA Inx (INDIA) Limited II-92
Siegwerk Druckfarben AG and Co. KGaA (Germany) II-92
T and K Toka Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-93
Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-93
Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-94

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-95
A. Volume Analytics II-95
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Printing Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Volume Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 6: World Historic Review for Printing Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Printing Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97
Printing Inks Market by Product Segment II-98
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lithographic Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Volume Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 9: World Historic Review for Lithographic Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Lithographic Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexographic Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Volume Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 12: World Historic Review for Flexographic Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexographic Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Gravure Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Volume Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 15: World Historic Review for Gravure Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Gravure Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Digital Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Volume Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 18: World Historic Review for Digital Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Digital Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume
Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 21: World Historic Review for Other Inks by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112
B. Dollar Analytics II-113
Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Printing Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 24: World Historic Review for Printing Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Printing Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115
Printing Inks Market by Product Segment II-116
Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lithographic Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 27: World Historic Review for Lithographic Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Lithographic Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flexographic Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 30: World Historic Review for Flexographic Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Flexographic Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Gravure Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 33: World Historic Review for Gravure Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Gravure Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Digital Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 36: World Historic Review for Digital Inks by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Digital Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other Inks by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 39: World Historic Review for Other Inks by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Inks by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Trends and Issues III-2
Current Scenario: Overcoming Downturn and Rising High III-2
Impact of Recession in Retrospect on the US Printing Ink
Industry III-2
US Printing Ink Market: Fraught with Challenges in Recent Past III-3
Soy-based Printing Ink: Facts and Myths III-3
New Printing Technologies Alter Industry Landscape III-5
Lithographic Inks: The Largest Segment III-5
Radiation-Curable Inks: Poised for Growth III-5
Rising Popularity of Digital Inks III-6
Digital Printing Eclipses Traditional Methods III-6
Battling Challenges, North American Flexo Market Gears for
Further Growth III-7
Petroleum Based Inks Fight Back III-8
Shift from Solvent to Water-Based Ink Technology III-8
Technological Advancements Drive Market Growth III-8
Environmental Regulations Affect Industry's Prospects III-8
Eco-Friendly Ink Products Make Inroads III-9
Increasing Popularity of Organic Solvents and Inks III-9
Vegetable Oil based Inks: Insight into North America's
Winning Formula III-9
TAP: A Strong Science Base in North America III-10
Finer Points of Functionality Offered by Vegetable-Based Inks III-11
Public Policies: A Prime Growth Stimulant III-11
Reaching Out to Newer Turfs III-11
Advancements in Vegetable Oil based Ink Technology III-12
New Soy Ink for Imprinting Baby Feet III-12
On Cards: Innovative De-Inkable Soy Toner III-12
Soy Powered UV Curable Lithographic Inks III-12
New Soy Based Textile Printing Ink III-12
Soy Ink for Ballpoint Pens III-12
Use of Biochemicals in Inks III-12
Competitive Landscape III-13
Table 41: Leading Players in US Printing Inks Market
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Sun
Chemical, Flint Group, INX, CR/T, Hostmann-Steinberg,
Siegwerk and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 42: Leading Manufacturers of Flexographic Printing
Inks in the US (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales
for Sun Chemical/ DIC, Flint Group, Sakata/INX
International and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 43: Leading Manufacturers of Lithographic Printing
Inks in the US (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value
Sales for Sun Chemical/ DIC, Flint Group, Sakata/INX
International and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 44: Leading Manufacturers of Gravure Inks in the US
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Sun
Chemical/ DIC, Flint Group, Siegwerk and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14
Strategic Acquisitions Lead to Consolidation III-14
Export/Import Scenario III-14
Table 45: US Printing Inks (Black) Exports (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 46: US Printing Inks (Black) Imports (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 47: US Printing Inks (Other than Black) Exports
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 48: US Printing Inks (Other than Black) Imports
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16
End-User Profile III-16
Packaging: Largest End-User III-16
Publication Inks: Intensely Competitive III-16
News Ink Printers: Striving to Regain Readership III-17
Historical Evolution of Printing Inks III-17
Evolution of Letterpress Printing III-17
Emergence of Stone Printing or Lithography III-17
Evolution of Heatset Inks III-18
Aniline Printing III-18
Product Launches III-19
Strategic Corporate Developments III-22
Key Players III-23
B.Market Analytics III-25
Volume Analytics III-25
Table 49: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Printing Inks by Product Segment - Lithographic Inks,
Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other
Inks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume
Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 50: US Historic Review for Printing Inks by Product
Segment - Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure
Inks, Digital Inks and Other Inks Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 51: US 15-Year Perspective for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital
Inks and Other Inks Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27
Dollar Analytics III-28
Table 52: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Printing Inks by Product Segment - Lithographic Inks,
Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other
Inks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 53: US Historic Review for Printing Inks by Product
Segment - Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure
Inks, Digital Inks and Other Inks Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 54: US 15-Year Perspective for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital
Inks and Other Inks Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

2. CANADA III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Outlook III-31
Canadian Printing Inks Industry- Going Strong III-31
Export/Import Scenario III-32
Table 55: Canadian Printing Inks (Black) Exports (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 56: Canadian Printing Inks (Black) Imports (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 57: Canadian Printing Inks (Other than Black) Exports
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 58: Canadian Printing Inks (Other than Black) Imports
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
Product Launch III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Volume Analytics III-34
Table 59: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Printing Inks by Product Segment - Lithographic Inks,
Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other
Inks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume
Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 60: Canadian Historic Review for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks,
Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other Inks Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 61: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital
Inks and Other Inks Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36
Dollar Analytics III-37
Table 62: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Printing Inks by Product Segment - Lithographic Inks,
Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other
Inks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 63: Canadian Historic Review for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks,
Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other Inks Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 64: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital
Inks and Other Inks Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

3. JAPAN III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Outlook III-40
Japan Cracks the Whip on VOC Emissions III-40
Competitive Landscape III-41
Product Launches III-41
Strategic Corporate Developments III-41
Key Players III-42
B.Market Analytics III-45
Volume Analytics III-45
Table 65: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Printing Inks by Product Segment - Lithographic Inks,
Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other
Inks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume
Sales in Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 66: Japanese Historic Review for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks,
Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other Inks Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Sales in Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 67: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital
Inks and Other Inks Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47
Dollar Analytics III-48
Table 68: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Printing Inks by Product Segment - Lithographic Inks,
Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other
Inks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 69: Japanese Historic Review for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks,
Gravure Inks, Digital Inks and Other Inks Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 70: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Printing Inks by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Digital
Inks and Other Inks Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

4. EUROPE III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Outlook III-51
Value Analysis III-51
Volume Analysis III-51
Market Trends and Issues III-51
High-End Textile Inks Market Exhibits Growth III-51
European Textile Ink Market III-52
Textile Inks Faces Speed Challenge III-53
Growth Tempered by Uncertainty III-53
Factors Impeding Growth III-54
Packaging Sector-The ‘Savior' of Printing Inks Industry III-54
Price Sensitive Printing Market Stalemates Producers III-55
European Print Media: Hope Sprouts III-55
Short Product Sizzlers III-55
Inkjet Printing Overtakes Toner Printing in Digital Sector III-55
Increasing Preference of Low Migration Inks III-56
A Peek into the Regulatory Framework Concerning Low
Migration Inks in Europe III-56
The Emergence of EuPIA III-57
The Impact of REACH: A Fierce Tug At the Market's Purse
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