Global Printing Inks Industry

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Global Printing Inks Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Printing Inks in US$ Million and Thousands of Tons by the following Product Segments - Lithographic Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Inks, Letterpress 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 each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 252 companies including many key and niche players such as Brancher Company, CROMOS S.A. TINTAS GRAFICAS, Chemical/Research/Technology, Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd., DIC Corporation, Sun Chemical Corp., Encres Dubuit SA, Environmental Inks and Coatings Corp., Epple Druckfarben AG, Flint Group, Huber Group, Hostmann-Steinberg, Micro Inks Ltd., Inctec Inc., Royal Dutch Printing Ink Factories Van Son, Ruco Druckfarben/AM Ramp & Co GmbH, Sakata Inx Corporation, INX International Ink Co., Sanchez SA de CV, Siegwerk Group, Sicpa Holding SA, Sicpa Securink Corporation, T & K Toka Co., Ltd., Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg., Co.Ltd., Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and ZELLER+GMELIN GMBH & Co. KG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Lithographic Inks 4

Flexographic Inks 4

Gravure Inks 4

Letterpress Printing Inks 4

Digital Printing Inks 4

Miscellaneous Inks 4

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5

Printing Inks Industry: A Current Picture 5

Current & Future Analysis 5

Snapshots 6

Key Trends in a Nutshell 7

Rising Global Profile of the Printing Ink Industry 8

Challenges of Going Global 9

Ink Industry Faces Supply and Cost Challenges 9

Market Dynamics 9

Trends Across the Industry 9

Ink Prices: A Review 9

Manufacturers Resort to Price Hikes 10

New Technologies: The Industry's Saving Grace 10

UV-Curable Ink: Changing the Market's Revenue Quotient 11

Survival Need Triggers Consolidation Trend 12

Trends Across Segments 12

Silver Conductive Inks Gather Steam 12

Flexography Makes Inroads into Other Inks' Share 13

Impact of Recession on Flexo Ink Market 13

Growth Prospects for Flexo Technology 14

Demand for Digital Inks Gains Momentum 14

UV and EB Inks: The Bucks Start Here 14

UV and EB Inks-Unaffected by the Recession 15

Gravure Inks Face Mature Growth 15

Gravure Inks: A Regional Perspective 16

Gravure Printers Hit by Recession 16

Trends Across End-Use Segments 16

Publication & Commercial Printing Industry: Slowing Down 16

Recession Casts its Spell on Publication Ink Market 17

Asia: The Lone Region Posting Strong Growth 17

Packaging Industry: Pepping Up 17

Packaging Ink Market: A Review 17

Regional Trends 18

Asia Rejuvenates Industry Fortunes 18

Europe Hits a Speed Breaker 18

A Mixed Bag for North America 18

Competitive Landscape 19

Major Market Participants 19

Table 1: World Printing Inks Industry (2007): Sales in US$

Million and Key Products of Leading Printing Ink Companies 19

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS 21

Evolution of Printing in Relief 21

Components of Printing Inks 21

Classification of Inks by Process 21

End-Use Applications 22

Packaging Industry 22

Table 2: Printing Inks Market Worldwide by End-Use: Share of

Packaging, Commercial Printing, Publishing, and Others:

2001-2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 23

Commercial Printing Industry 23

Publication Ink: Battling Lethargy 23

What's Ailing the Publication Industry? 24

Increasing Ad Spends: The Only Ray of Hope 24

Newspaper Industry Makes a Last Ditch Effort to Rise Above

the Crises 24

Innovations in Publication Ink Bodes the Promise of a Revival 24

Detailed Insight into Ink Segments 24

A. Lithographic Inks 24

Description 24

Lithographic Presses and Printing 25

Unit-Design 25

Common Impression Cylinder Design 25

Blanket-to-Blanket Design 25

Sub-Processes in Lithography 25

Sheetfed Offset Process 26

Heatset Web Offset Process 26

Non-heatset Web Offset 26

The Process 26

Plates Use in Lithographic Printing 27

Surface Plates 27

Deep-etch Plates 27

Bi-Metal Plates 27

B. Flexographic Inks 28

Definition 28

Advantages 28

Types 28

Solvent Inks 28

Water-Based Inks 28

Other Types 29

Laminating Inks 29

Energy-Curable Inks 30

UV Flexo 30

Advantages 30

Electron Beam Inks 30

The Process 30

Platemaking 31

Presses and Printing 31

Central Impression Cylinder (CIC) 31

In-line Flexography Presses 32

Newspaper Flexographic Presses 32

Commercial Publication Flexographic Presses 32

C. Gravure Inks 32

Description 32

Types of Gravure Inks & their Applications 33

The Process 33

Gravure Presses and Printing 33

Gravure Cylinder Making (Gravure) 34

Types of Etching for Different Purposes 35

Types of Gravure Printing Based on Substrate 35

Publication Gravure 35

Packaging Gravure 35

Product Gravure 36

Applications of Gravure Inks 36

End-Use Markets 36

Folding Cartons 36

Flexible Packaging 37

Specialty Sector 37

Rotogravure Inks 37

Intaglio 38

D. Letterpress Printing Inks 38

The Process 38

Letterpress Platemaking 39

Original Plates 39

Duplicate Plates 39

Letterpress Presses and Printing 40

Platen Presses 40

Flat-Bed Presses 40

Rotary Presses 40

E. Digital Printing Inks 40

Definition 40

Overview 40

Who Makes Inkjet Printing Inks 41

Market Highlights 41

Trends in the Ink-Jet Printing Market 41

Wide-Format Markets - Emerging Sector 41

UV Curable Inks - Gaining New Interest 42

Digital Photography - Creating Significant Impact 42

Corrugated Industry - Another Prospective Market 42

Textiles -Provide Exciting Opportunities 43

Corporate Alliances in the Ink Jet Business 43

F. Miscellaneous Inks 43

Special Types of Inks 43

Solvent-Based Evaporating Inks 43

Two-Part or Reactive (Catalyst Curing) Inks 44

Oxidation-Drying Inks 44

Baking Inks 44

Sublimation Inks 44

Ceramic and Glass Thermoplastic Inks 45

Other Categories of Specialty Inks 45

Metallic Inks 45

Watercolor Inks 46

Cold-Set Inks 46

Magnetic Inks 46

Invisible Inks 46

Specialty Inks in Packaging 47

Drawbacks 47

Hybrid Inks 47

Benefits 48

Evolution of Hybrid Inks 48

Use of Hybrid Inks in Plastics 49

Vegetable Oil Based Inks 49

Soy-Based Printing Inks 49

Benefits 49

Applications 50

In Lithographic Printing 50

In Flexographic Printing 50

Newsprint Recycling 50

Different Series of Oil Based Inks 50

Imagelith 1NK 50

Imagelith 50

Imagelith Plus 51

Energy Curable Inks 51

UV Cured Inks 51

An Overview of Printing Processes 52

Lithography 52

Gravure 52

Flexography 52

Other Plateless Printing Processes 52

Prepress Operations: An Introduction 52

Typesetting and Composition 53

Copy Assembly and Process Photography 53

Image Carrier Preparation 53

Relief Printing 53

Planographic Printing 54

Intaglio Printing 54

Screen Printing 54

Plateless Processes 54

Image Carrier Preparations 54

Press Operations 54

Postpress Operations 54

Binding 55

Screen Printing Inks 55

Applications 55

Product Categories 55

4. RAW MATERIAL OVERVIEW 56

Pigments 56

A Key Constituent Used in Printing Inks 56

Primary Makers of Pigments 56

Table 3: Leading Pigment Manufacturers in Europe and the US:

Revenue Market Share of Sun Chemicals, Ciba Specialty

Chemicals, Clariant, BASF, and Others: 2002-2005 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Table 4: Pigment Consumption by End-Use: Market Share of

Printing Inks, Paints and Coatings, Plastics & Others: 2005

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Organic Pigments 58

Market Participants 58

Organic Pigment Powders 58

Synthetic Organic Pigments 58

Types of Organic Pigments Based on Quality 58

Flush Quality 58

Dispersion Quality 58

Microencapsulated Quality 58

Press Cake Quality 59

Toner Quality Powder 59

Classification of Organic Pigments Based on Color 59

Fluorescent Organic Pigments 59

Inorganic Pigments 59

Physical Properties 60

Types of Inorganic Pigments 60

Carbon Black 60

Frankfurt Black 60

Extenders and Fillers 60

Metallic Pigments 60

Luminescent Type Pigments 61

Pearlescent Pigments 61

Industry Trends 61

Resins 61

Overview 61

Potential Market 62

Polyvinyl Butyral Resins Family 62

Sulfopolyester Resins 62

Applications 62

Features of Pre and Post Metallization Primers 62

5. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 64

Need to Reduce Usage of Solvents in Inks 64

Role of EPA in Regulating the Use of Flexo Inks 64

Waste Ink Dilemma 65

Oil Retention in Inks: A Crucial Issue 65

Drive Towards Controlling VOC Emissions 66

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 67

Agfa Graphics Unveils a New Range of Inkjet Press Inks 67

Van Son Unveils an Offset Litho Ink Range 67

Kornit Digital Launches Direct-On-Garment Printer 68

INX Digital International Launches Triangle™ Brand HPS Inks 68

INX Digital International Launches Triangle™ JVS Inks 68

INX Digital International Launches Triangle™ Brand Aqueous Inks 68

Cytec Launches a New Resin for UV Inks Formulation 69

FLINT GROUP Launches FORCE UV-Flexographic Printing Inks 69

Matthews Marking Products Launches New Range of Black Inks 69

Nazdar Introduces W500 Series Ink 69

Actega Rhenania Unveils PUR Adhesives 70

DSM NeoResins+ Launches NeoRez U-430) 70

Oxea Unveils Novel Chemical di-octyladipate 70

Tirupati Inks Introduces EcoAquva and EcoImpex Inks 70

Sun Chemical Introduces New Range of Sheetfed Offset Inks 70

Sun Chemical Launches SolarFlex® Nova 71

Chisso Develops Photocurable and Polyimide Dielectric Inks 71

Nazdar Releases Uniform Labeling System 71

Sakata Rolls Out XJS Series 71

Sun Chemical Introduces Sunguard 72

Sun Chemical Releases Optima Digital Solvent Inks 72

INX International Ink Launches EcoTech™ Brand Color Inks 72

Siegwerk Switzerland Launches LED-UV Label Printing Ink Systems 72

Toyo Ink Manufacturing America Launches LIOJET™ Inkjet Inks 72

Toyo Ink Manufacturing America Launches AquaLiona™ Flexo

Lamination Inks 73

Flint Group Unveils PolarTek Laminating Ink 73

Flint Group to Launch PremoKing Heatset Inks 73

Van Son Expands Vs Series Ink Product Line 74

Ink Technologies Introduces Next-generation Eco Solvent Ink "

EVOSol" 74

Superior Printing Launches Biolocity Sheetfed Inks 74

Sun Chemical Launches Color-Change Ink Series "Sunlase" 75

Megaink Digital Launches 4th generation BioMG Inks 75

HP Unveils New Ink Formulations for Low Solvent Printers 75

Zeller+Gmelin's New Uvalux U3 Offers Enhanced Capabilities 76

MGI Digital Plans to Launch Range of Digital Presses and

Inkjet Products 76

Hexion Specialty Introduces HexiStretch™ UV-Curable Inkjet Inks 77

Sartomer Unveils 'CN9167US' Aromatic Urethane Acrylate 77

Kohl & Madden Introduce Earth Series Sheetfed Inks 77

Sun Chemical Rolls Out Diamond Inks 77

Superior Printing Announces Upgraded Portfolio of UV Sheetfed

Inks 78

Nazdar Unveils Lyson TX6500 Series Water-Based Digital Dye

Sublimation Inks 78

Sun Chemical Introduces New Commercial Sheetfed Inks and Other

Products 78

Sun Chemical Plans to Unveil New Innovative Technologies 78

US Ink Launches Aqua News® Spectra Black™ 79

Ciba Unveils Ciba® IRGASTAR™ GF Inks 79

Dow Corning Unveils Ink Technology, Silicone-Based Inks, "

Smart" Textile 79

Sun Introduces Suncure Lazer 80

SunJet Unveils UV Cured Inks 80

Superior Printing Ink Rolls out EVOLOCITY 80

Sun Chemical Unveils Pioneering 'Eco-friendly' UV Ink 80

INX International Launches Belle Color™ 81

RUCO Druckfarben Unveils 935UV Ink Line 81

RUCO Druckfarben Launches Opaque White Inks for Blue-Ray Discs 82

Toyo Ink Unveils 3 Additions of Kaleido Ink™ Series 83

Ciba Rolls Out New Range of Stylings 83

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES IN RECENT PAST -

A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 84

Sun Chemical Announces Novel Ink Solutions for Digital, Screen

Printers 84

Sun Chemical Introduces Water-based Inks 84

Cytec Industries Announces the Launch of Novel Adhesives and

Coatings 84

Sakata Inks Introduces Fast Drying Offset Printing Inks 85

KMA Global Solutions Offers Dual-color Capability to DUALTag

Products 85

Chisso Corp Develops Inks for Insulation Purposes 85

Tego Coating Additives & Specialty Resins Introduces Unique

Polyurethane Polyols 86

RUCO Exhibits Printing Ink Series 86

RUCO Exhibits Unique Three-in-one Combination Series 86

SunJet® Introduces PerSona™ Inks 87

Sun Chemicals Introduces Range of Sheetfed Inks 87

Sun Chemical Launches New Sheetfed Process Ink, Exact PSO 87

Jetrion Releases Jetrion 4000 Series Inkjet System 88

Van Son Unveils Van Son ArtColour UV-R E3 Pigmented Nano

Technology Inks 88

XSYS Print Introduces Uvoscreen OPQ, a Customized UV Screen Ink 88

Sun Chemical Launches 'WetFlex' New Printing Process 89

Researchers From France Develop New Sublimable Pad-Printing Ink 89

Ferro Showcases New Generation Inks for KERAjet Digital Printing 89

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 90

Flint Group Takes Over Torda 90

Dorf Ketal Chemicals Takes over DuPont's Specialty Catalysts

Business 90

Toyo Ink Technologies to Acquire Fluid Ink Technology Assets 90

ChemChina Inks Agreement with Cabot 91

Sun Chemical Takes Over Handschy 91

Videojet Technologies Acquires Wolke Inks 91

Ruetgers and Resinall Establishes Joint Venture 92

Triangle Digital to Collaborate with Anteprima and Megaink 92

Sakata Inx Establishes New Manufacturing Facility 92

HP and R.R. Donnelley to Collaborate 92

DIC Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Dai Nippon and the Inctec 93

INX International Establishes New Field Operations Office 93

Altana Acquires Water Ink Technologies 93

Sun Chemical Establishes New Color Manufacturing Facility 93

Sun Chemical Unveils Global Brand Names for Sheetfed Inks 94

BASF Acquires Ciba Holding 94

Sakata Inks Agreement with Megaink Digital 94

Peter Mulheran Acquires Sani-Blast 95

INX International Commences UV Ink Production in Bangkok 95

Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Becomes DIC Corporation 95

DIC Plans to Establish a New Printing Facility in India 95

Nazdar Announces Global Digital Ink Partnership with Xaar 96

Flint Group Unveils a New Flexographic Products Division 96

Sakata International Plans Merger of Water-based Printing Inks 96

XSYS Print Solutions Renames as Flint Group Narrow Web 97

Ciba to Acquire Lamberti Group 97

9. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 98

INX International Takes Over Innovative Solutions 98

Micro Solutions Acquires Greenman Group 98

Micro Inks Takes Over USA's Huber Group 98

RDS Acquisition Corp Takes Over Rapid Refill Ink International

for US$1.5 million 98

EPI Acquires Stake in ICI 98

Evonik Takes Over the Remaining Stake in Degussa 99

Altana Acquires Wolstenholme for 24 million Euros 99

OM Group in US Acquires Lanxess's Borchers unit 99

Flint Group Invests in a Novel Printing press 99

Toyo Ink Enters into a Joint Venture with TechNova 100

Spinks India Ties up with Global Partners to Sell Printing

Products 100

Sakata Inx Plans to Increase Printing Ink capacity in India 100

Sakata Inx Announces Initiation of Information-sharing Among

Asian Units 100

Applied DNA Sciences Enters into an Agreement with Printcolor 100

Atrion International Signs a Multi-year Agreement with Flint

Group 101

Sinopec Partners with BP PLC to Start Constructing Facility at

Nanjing 101

Sun Chemical Starts a New Gravure Printing Ink Facility in

Rochdale 101

HSC Acquires Akzo Nobel's Business of Ink & Adhesive Resins 101

Siegwerk Acquires Sicpa- Sarno 102

National Starch Acquires the Adhesive and Printing Ink

Technology of XINK 102

Synnex Canada Signs Agreement to Purchase Azerty United's Ink

& Toner Business 102

Sakata Establishes a Distribution Office for Multiple Inks in

China 103

Zeller+Gmelin Establishes a Partnership with DataLase 103

INX and La Crosse Join Forces for Distributing INX Products 103

Sakata Inx Enters into an Agreement with Triangle Digital 103

Sun Chemical Inks Deal with DataLase to Sell DataLase Inks 104

Sun Chemical's AiC Division Signs a Marketing Agreement with

NAMSA 104

Flint Establishes Fluid Ink Production Plant in China 104

10. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 105

Brancher Company (France) 105

CROMOS S.A. TINTAS GRAFICAS (Brazil) 105

Chemical/Research/Technology (US) 105

Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Japan) 105

DIC Corporation (Japan) 106

Sun Chemical Corp 106

Encres Dubuit SA (France) 107

Environmental Inks and Coatings Corp. (US) 107

Epple Druckfarben AG (Germany) 107

Flint Group (Luxembourg) 108

Huber Group (Germany) 108

Hostmann-Steinberg (US/Canada) 108

Micro Inks Ltd. (India) 108

Inctec, Inc. (Japan) 109

Royal Dutch Printing Ink Factories Van Son (The Netherlands) 109

Ruco Druckfarben/AM Ramp & Co. GmbH (Germany) 109

Sakata Inx Corporation (Japan) 109

INX International Ink Co. (US) 110

Sanchez SA de CV (Mexico) 110

Siegwerk Group (Germany) 111

Sicpa Holding SA (Switzerland) 111

Sicpa Securink Corporation (US) 111

T & K Toka Co. Ltd. (Japan) 112

Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd. (Japan) 112

Toyo Ink Mfg. Co. Ltd. (Japan) 112

ZELLER+GMELIN GMBH & Co. KG (Germany) 113

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 114

A. Volume Analytics 114

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

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 Sales in Thousand Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 7: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 8: World Recent past, Current & 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 in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

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 Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 10: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

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 Sales in Thousand Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Table 13: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

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 Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Table 16: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

Table 18: World Historic Review for Letterpress Inks by

Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

Table 19: World 11-Year Perspective for Letterpress 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 2005, 2010 &

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 21: 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 in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 22: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Table 24: 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 in Thousand Tons for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 25: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

B. Dollar Analytics 135

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 27: 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 in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 28: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Letterpress Inks by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 30: 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 in Thousand Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 31: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Letterpress Inks by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 33: 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 in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 34: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 36: 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 in Thousand Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

Table 37: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 39: World Historic Review for Letterpress Inks by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 40: World 11-Year Perspective for Letterpress 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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 150

Table 42: 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 in Thousand Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 43: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & 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 in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 45: 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 in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

Table 46: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

12. THE UNITED STATES 156

A.Market Analysis 156

Outlook 156

Volume Market - An Analysis 156

Trends & Issues 156

US Printing Ink Market: Fraught with Challenges 156

Lithographic Inks: The Largest Segment 157

Radiation-Curable Inks: Poised for Growth 157

Digital Printing Eclipses Traditional Methods 158

Petroleum Based Inks Fight Back 159

Letterpress Faces Massive Decline 159

Shift from Solvent to Water-Based Ink Technology 159

New Printing Technologies Alter Industry Landscape 159

Technological Advancements Drive Market Growth 160

Environmental Regulations Affect Industry's Prospects 160

Eco-Friendly Ink Products Make Inroads 161

Vegetable Oil based Inks: Insight Into North America's

Winning Formula 161

TAP: A Strong Science Base in North America 162

Finer Points of Functionality Offered by Vegetable-Based Inks 162

Public Policies: A Prime Growth Stimulant 163

Soy Ink: Dreaming Big 163

Reaching Out to Newer Turfs 164

Advancements in Vegetable Oil based Ink Technology 164

New Soy Ink for Imprinting Baby Feet 164

On Cards: Innovative De-Inkable Soy Toner 164

Soy Powered UV Curable Lithographic Inks 164

New Soy Based Textile Printing Ink 164

Soy Ink for Ballpoint Pens 165

Use of Biochemicals in Inks 165

Competitive Landscape 165

Table 47: Leading Players in US Printing Inks Market

(2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Sun

Chemical, Flint Group, INX Intl, CR/T, Hostmann-Steinberg,

Siegwerk, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 165

Strategic Acquisitions Lead to Consolidation 165

Table 48: Major Ink Producers in North America

(2003-2005): Market Share of DIC/Sun Chemicals, Flint

Group, INX International, Siegwerk/CCI, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 166

Segmental Analysis - A Historic Perspective 166

Flexographic Inks 166

Growth above Industry Average 166

Emergence of UV Flexo: Adding Feather in the Cap 167

Table 49: Breakup of Flexographic Printing Inks Market

by Formulation in the US (2000- 2006): Percentage Share

of Water-based, Solvent-based, and Energy-Cured and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 167

Table 50: Primary Manufacturers of Flexographic Printing

Inks in the US (2003-2005): Market Share of Sun

Chemical, Flint Group, Sakata/ INX International, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

Table 51: Flexographic Printing Market by End-Use in the

US (2005): Share of Corrugated/ Preprint Production,

Flexible- Film Packaging, Folding Cartons, Labels,

Envelopes, Paper Bags & Multi-Wall Sacks, and Newspapers

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

Lithographic Inks 169

The Leading Segment 169

Table 52: Primary Manufacturers of Lithographic Printing

Inks in the US (2003-2005): Market Share of Sun

Chemical, Flint Group, INX International, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 169

Table 53: US Lithographic Printing Inks Market by

End-Use (2000-2006): Percentage Share of Publishing,

Packaging, Commercial Printing, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 170

Table 54: Breakup of Lithographic Printing Inks Market

by Formulation in the US (2000-2006): Percentage Share

of Water-based, Solvent-based, Vegetable

Oil/Waterless-based, and Energy- Cured (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 170

Gravure Inks 171

Low Cost Alternative to Flexo and Offset 171

Table 55: Leading Makers of Gravure Inks in the US

(2003-2005): Market Share of Sun Chemical, Flint Group,

Siegwerk, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 171

Table 56: Breakup of Gravure Inks by Formulation in the

US (2005): Percentage Share of Solvent-based,

Water-based, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 172

Table 57: Breakup of Gravure Inks by End-Use Segments in

the US (2005): Percentage Share of Publication,

Packaging, and Product End-Use (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 172

Digital Inks 172

The Fastest Growing Sector 172

Table 58: Breakup of Digital Printing Inks Market by

Formulation in the US (2000 to 2006): Percentage Share

of Water-based, Solvent-based, and Energy-Cured and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 173

Superwide-Format Digital Printing 173

Table 59: Technology-Wise Breakup of Printing Ink

Production in the US (2005): Output Share of Screen

Printing, Digital Inkjet, CAD, Photographic, and Offset

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 173

End-User Profile 174

Packaging: Largest End-User 174

Table 60: Categories of Printing Ink Used In Packaging

(2005): Market Share Of Flexographic, Lithographic, And

Gravure (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 174

Publication Inks: Intensely Competitive 174

Table 61: Printing and Publishing Sector in the US

(2005): Market Share of Newspaper, Magazines, Books,

Catalog, Forms, Computer Printers, Copiers, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 175

Table 62: Major End Uses of Inks in the US (2005): Market

Share of Publishing, Packaging, Commercial Printing, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 175

News Ink Printers: Striving to Regain Readership 175

Historical Evolution of Printing Inks 175

Evolution of Letterpress Printing 176

Emergence of Stone Printing or Lithography 176

Evolution of Heatset Inks 176

Aniline Printing 177

Imports - Exports Scenario in the Past 177

Imports 177

Table 63: US Imports of Offset Lithographic Printing Inks

(Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 177

Table 64: US Imports of Flexographic Printing Inks

(Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 178

Table 65: US Imports of Gravure Printing Inks (Black) by

Country: 2004 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 178

Table 66: US Imports of Letterpress Printing Inks (Black)

by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 178

Table 67: US Imports of News Printing Inks (Black) by

Country: 2004 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 179

Table 68: US Imports of Offset Lithographic Printing Inks

(Other Than Black) by Country: 2004 (includes

Corresponding Graph/Chart) 179

Table 69: US Imports of Flexographic Printing Inks (Other

Than Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 179

Table 70: US Imports of Gravure Printing Inks (Other Than

Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 180

Table 71: US Imports of Letterpress Printing Inks (Other

Than Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 180

Table 72: US Imports of News Printing Inks (Other Than

Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 180

Exports 181

Table 73: US Domestic Exports of Flexographic Printing

Inks (Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 181

Table 74: US Domestic Exports of Gravure Printing Inks

(Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 181

Table 75: US Domestic Exports of Letterpress Printing

Inks (Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 182

Table 76: US Domestic Exports of News Printing Inks

(Black) by Country: 2004 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 182

Table 77: US Domestic Exports of Offset Lithographic

Printing Inks (Other Than Black) by Country: 2004

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 183

Table 78: US Domestic Exports of Flexographic Printing

Inks (Other Than Black) by Country: 2004 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 183

Table 79: US Domestic Exports of Gravure Printing Inks

(Other Than Black) by Country: 2004 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 184

Table 80: US Domestic Exports of Letterpress Printing

Inks (Other Than Black) by Country: 2004 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 184

Table 81: US Domestic Exports of News Printing Inks

(Other Than Black) by Country: 2004 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 185

Raw Material Scenario 185

Table 82: Various Raw Materials Used in Printing Inks in

the US (2005):

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