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Printing Inks

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 10
Summary 11
Introduction 17
Printing processes 17
Classification of printing inks 21
Digital technologies 22
Overview of the printing inks industry 24
United States 24
Structure of the industry 24
Market participants 25
Mergers and acquisitions 26
Company profiles 26
Sun Chemical Corporation 26
Flint Group 27
INX International Ink Co. 27
DuPont Advanced Printing 28
Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI) 28
Operating characteristics 28
Research and development 28
Manufacturing and technology 29
Marketing 30
Profitability and cost structure 30
Government regulations 30
Trends and opportunities 32
Critical factors for success 33
Europe 34
Structure of the industry 35
Producers/suppliers 35
Customers 36
Market participants 38
Major players 40
Captive producers of printing inks 40
Competitive environment 41
Mergers and acquisitions 41
Company profiles 42
hubergroup 43
Siegwerk Group 44
Operating characteristics 44
Research and development 44
Manufacturing and technology 46
Marketing 47
Profitability and cost structure 49
Government regulations 50
Food contact 52
REACH 53
Dangerous substances 53
Emissions 53
Trends and opportunities 54
Critical factors for success 56
Mainland China 56
Structure of the industry 56
Market participants 57
Company profiles 62
Bauhinia Variegata Ink Company 62
DIC Corporation 63
Sky Dragon Ink Group Co., Ltd. 63
Letong Chemical Co., Ltd. 64
Yongzai Printing Ink Co., Ltd. 65
Operating characteristics 65
Research and development 65
Manufacturing and technology 66
Marketing 67
Profitability and cost structure 67
Government regulations 68
Trends and opportunities 72
Critical factors for success 73
Japan 74
Structure of the industry 74
Market participants 75
Company profiles 76
DIC Corporation 76
Toyo Ink Group 77
Sakata INX Corp. 79
T&K TOKA Co., Ltd. 80
Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. 81
Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. 81
Operating characteristics 82
Research and development 82
Manufacturing and technology 82
Marketing 82
Profitability and cost structure 82
Government regulations 83
Trends and opportunities 83
Critical factors for success 84
Printing ink types 86
North America 86
Consumption and markets 86
Trade 90
Prices 92
Future trends and strategic issues 93
Overall 93
Lithography 93
Flexography 94
Gravure 94
Inkjet 94
Radiation-curable inks 94
Printed electronics 95
Central and South America 95
Consumption and markets 95
Market participants 97
Trade 98
Prices 99
Trends and opportunities 100
Europe 100
–Western Europe 101
Supply/demand 101
Consumption and markets 101
Lithographic inks 103
Flexographic inks 103
Rotogravure inks 104
Screen inks 104
Other inks 105
Consumption by market 106
Trade 107
Imports 107
Exports 108
Central and Eastern Europe 109
Supply/demand 109
Consumption and markets 110
Trade 111
Imports 111
Exports 111
Prices 112
Future trends and strategic issues 112
Lithography 113
Flexography 113
Gravure 114
Screen printing 114
Letterpress 114
Other 114
Middle East 115
Consumption and markets 115
Market participants 116
Trade 117
Africa 118
Consumption and markets 118
Market participants 118
Trade 119
Indian Subcontinent 120
Consumption and markets 120
Consumption by process 120
India 122
Pakistan 122
Sri Lanka 122
Consumption by end use 122
Market participants 124
Trade 125
Prices 126
Future trends and strategic issues 127
Lithography 127
Gravure 127
Flexography 127
Other 127
Government regulations 128
Northeast Asia 128
Mainland China 128
Consumption and markets 128
Trade 131
Prices 132
Future trends and strategic issues 133
Overall 133
Lithography 134
Flexography 135
Gravure 135
–Water-based inks 136
Radiation-curable inks 137
Digital processing 137
Japan 138
Production 138
Consumption and markets 138
Trade 140
Prices 141
Future trends and strategic issues 141
Lithography 142
Flexography 142
Gravure 142
Screen inks 143
Newsprint 143
Radiation-curable inks 143
Digital printing 144
South Korea 144
Production 144
Consumption and markets 144
Market participants 145
Trade 146
Prices 147
Future trends and strategic issues 148
Taiwan 148
Consumption and markets 148
Market participants 149
Trade 149
Prices 150
Future trend and strategic issues 151
Southeast Asia 151
Consumption and markets 151
Consumption of process 151
Indonesia 153
Malaysia 153
Philippines 153
Singapore 154
Thailand 154
Vietnam 154
Consumption by end use 154
Market participants 156
Trade 157
Prices 161
Future trends and strategic issues 161
Lithography 161
Gravure 161
Flexography 161
Other 161
Oceania 162
Consumption and markets 162
Consumption by process 162
Consumption by end use 163
Market participants 164
Trade 164
Prices 166
Printing ink raw materials 167
Description of components 167
Vehicles 167
Oils 169
Solvents 171
Resins 171
Pigments 172
Additives 173
North America 174
Consumption of raw materials 174
Major suppliers of raw materials 176
Europe 177
Consumption of raw materials 177
Major suppliers of raw materials 178
Raw material prices 179
Indian Subcontinent 182
Consumption of raw materials 182
Major suppliers of raw materials 183
Northeast Asia 184
Mainland China 184
Consumption of raw materials 184
Major suppliers of raw materials 185
Japan 188
Consumption of raw materials 188
Major suppliers of raw materials 189
South Korea 190
Consumption of raw materials 190
Major suppliers of raw materials 191
Taiwan 192
Consumption of raw materials 192
Major suppliers of raw materials 193
Southeast Asia 194
Consumption of raw materials 194
Major suppliers of raw materials 195
Oceania 196
Consumption of raw materials 196
Major suppliers of raw materials 197
Revisions 199
Data Workbook 200
Notice 201
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