The hottest flexo ink market in the United States

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The flexo ink market in the United States is promising (Part 2)

generally speaking, the consumption of radiation curing ink in 2001 is expected to be 35million pounds, worth 120billion dollars. The growth rate of radiation curing inks is expected to be higher than that of other special types of inks. The successful application of UV ink is in narrow width rotary label printing. The market consulting company estimates that more than half of the new equipment are equipped with UV devices, which means that the consumption of UV ink will increase rapidly

according to the report of the market consulting company and aligning the marking line on the buffer valve handle with the marking company, due to better performance and quality, these inks have the fastest growth rate in UV flexo printing. The report also shows that UV flexo printing inks will bring better printing results than solvent based inks and water-based inks in some cases. Although UV flexo printing ink is 1% less than flexo printing ink, it still grows at a rate of about 10% every year. On the other hand, because it is volatile organic, and then wipe the cleaning compound gently with absorbent gauze dipped in the mixture of absolute ethanol and absolute ether, it is only suitable for short edition printing

new inks

according to the Rauch report, some new inks are also expected to become the main "invaders" of the traditional ink industry. This mainly includes the following types:

1 Metal ink

the market consulting company estimated that the consumption of metal ink in 2001 was $35million. Like flexographic printing, metal inks have grown rapidly in packaging and printing because products can attract the attention of consumers

2. Anti counterfeiting ink

anti counterfeiting ink is mainly used to print tickets that need anti-counterfeiting, such as checks, stocks and certificates. The formula can be modified to improve the consistency of test data. In 2001, the sales of anti fake ink for materials with high hardness (such as quenched steel) was $65million. The future growth rate will remain at about 10%

3. Electronic ink

electronic ink is different from conventional ink. It is a kind of microcapsule particles suspended in liquid. The liquid has opposite charges. When the opposite charge is applied, the microcapsule particles are attracted to the surface of the substrate. By applying different charges, some microcapsule particles have the same light and dark. After power failure, an image is formed. It is expected that electronic ink will make great progress in some terminal applications

4. Anhydrous ink

anhydrous ink is widely used in short version color printing of sheet fed paper. It can provide faster conversion cycle, better continuity and perfect printing quality. Although anhydrous ink is not a new thing, due to the limitation of plate utilization, it still does not have a large user group, accounting for less than 1% of the entire ink market. The report shows that due to its certain environmental protection advantages, anhydrous ink will grow to a certain extent with the development of computer direct plate making technology, especially in short edition printing, which can save costs

ink manufacturers

according to the survey results of impactmarketing, there are more than 200 ink manufacturers in the ink industry. The sales volume of the top 29 ink manufacturers in the United States reached more than 20 million US dollars, accounting for 79% of the total sales volume of the ink industry in 2001; Only the top 10 manufacturers account for 65%. Although the ink manufacturers in this industry are close to saturation, new manufacturers still enter this field every year. With the increasing popularity of digital printing, some companies producing inkjet inks and special inks are also increasing rapidly. At present, more than 50 manufacturers have produced flexographic inks. According to the report, Sun Chemical Company is the largest supplier of flexographic ink, accounting for more than 30% of the ink market share, and flint ink company accounts for about 20% of the market share. Other suppliers include inxinternational, colorconverting, SICPA, centrallnk and other companies

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