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Printing Inks

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary 7
Introduction11
Printing processes11
Classification of printing inks14
Digital technologies15
Overview of the printing inks industry18
United States18
Structure of the industry18
Market participants18
Mergers and acquisitions19
Company profiles20
Sun Chemical Corporation20
Flint Group21
INX International Ink Co.21
DuPont Advanced Printing22
Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI)22
Operating characteristics22
Research and development22
Manufacturing and technology23
Marketing23
Profitability and cost structure.24
Government regulations25
Trends and opportunities26
Critical factors for success27
Europe28
Structure of the industry29
Producers/suppliers29
Customers30
Market participants32
Major players34
Captive producers of printing inks34
Competitive environment35
Mergers and acquisitions35
Company profiles36
hubergroup37
Siegwerk Group37
Operating characteristics38
Research and development38
Manufacturing and technology40
Marketing41
Profitability and cost structure42
Government regulations43
Food contact45
REACH45
Dangerous substances45
Emissions46
Trends and opportunities46
Critical factors for success48
Japan49
Structure of the industry49
Market participants49
Company profiles50
DIC Corporation50
Toyo Ink Group51
Sakata INX Corp.53
T&K TOKA Co., Ltd.54
Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.54
Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.55
Operating characteristics56
Research and development56
Manufacturing and technology56
Marketing56
Profitability and cost structure56
Government regulations56
Trends and opportunities57
Critical factors for success58
China59
Structure of the industry59
Market participants59
Company profiles63
Bauhinia Variegata Ink Company63
DIC Corporation64
Sky Dragon Ink Group Co., Ltd.65
Letong Chemical Co., Ltd.66
Yongzai Printing Ink Co., Ltd.66
Operating characteristics67
Research and development67
Manufacturing and technology68
Marketing68
Profitability and cost structure68
Government regulations69
Trends and opportunities72
Critical factors for success73
Printing ink types75
North America75
Consumption and markets75
Prices80
Future trends and strategic issues81
Overall81
Lithography81
Flexography81
Gravure82
Inkjet82
Radiation-curable inks82
Printed electronics82
Central and South America83
Europe84
Western Europe85
Supply/demand85
Consumption and markets86
Lithographic inks87
Flexographic inks87
Rotogravure inks88
Screen inks89
Miscellaneous inks89
Packaging90
Publication90
Newsprint90
Commercial91
Trade91
Imports91
Exports92
Central and Eastern Europe93
Supply/demand93
Consumption and markets93
Trade94
Imports94
Exports95
Prices95
Future trends and strategic issues96
Lithography96
Flexography96
Gravure97
Screen printing97
Letterpress97
Miscellaneous97
Middle East98
Africa 100
Japan 101
Production 101
Consumption and markets 101
Trade 104
Prices 105
Future trends and strategic issues 105
Lithography 106
Flexography 106
Gravure 106
Screen inks 107
Newsprint 107
Radiation-curable inks 107
Digital printing 108
China 108
Consumption and markets 108
Trade 101
Prices 111
Future trends and strategic issues 112
Overall 112
Lithography 113
Flexography 113
Gravure 113
Water-based inks 114
Radiation curable inks 114
Digital processing 115
Other Asia 115
India 117
Indonesia 118
Malaysia 118
South Korea 118
Taiwan 120
Thailand 120
Vietnam 120
Other 120
Oceania 120
Printing ink raw materials 122
Description of components 122
Vehicles 122
Oils 124
Solvents 125
Resins 126
Pigments 126
Additives 127
North America 128
Consumption of raw materials 128
Major suppliers of raw materials 130
Europe 131
Consumption of raw materials 131
Major suppliers of raw materials 132
Prices 133
Japan 135
Consumption of raw materials 135
Major suppliers of raw materials 135
China 136
Consumption of raw materials 136
Major suppliers of raw materials 13137
Revisions 143
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