What Is The Offset Printing Ink Market In China?
From the current situation and development of my country's ink application industry, publishing and commercial printing industry, packaging and printing industry, circuit board manufacturing industry, etc., offset printing inks  still dominate. The market share is about 45%, the gravure printing ink market The overall demand tends to be stable, and the letterpress printing ink market will drop significantly, but flexographic printing inks are on the rise, screen printing inks are steadily rising, and digital printing and inkjet printing inks will develop rapidly. With the increase of global environmental awareness and diversified needs, products such as water-based inks, UV-curable inks, and anti-counterfeiting inks will develop at an astonishing speed.
Now the ink manufacturer has signaled that due to the substantial increase in the cost of raw materials, it will further increase the cost of production and processing. This is mainly due to the shortage of a series of chemical agents worldwide, which are key raw materials in the production of inks. Up to now, the rising prices of crude oil and petrochemical derivatives are the main reason for the increase in ink prices. But even if oil prices fall, because the ink industry suffers from a shortage of chemical raw materials, especially raw materials such as nitrocellulose, acrylic acid, acetic acid and titanium dioxide, ink prices will still only rise.
All inks will bear the pressure of high pigment prices caused by the price increase of petroleum derivatives. Thermosetting inks, cold-setting inks and traditional sheet-fed inks will be affected by the substantial price increase of mineral oil and vegetable oil. However, packaging printing inks such as solvent-based inks, water-based inks, UV-curable inks and varnishes are likely to bear the pressure of rising raw material prices.
With the implementation of the tobacco advertising ban, cigarette packs have become an important channel for communication between cigarette manufacturers and smokers. Cigarette manufacturers are paying more and more attention to the design of cigarette packaging, the choice of health warning patterns and the protection of cigarette brand intellectual property rights. These factors have promoted the market's demand for printing inks in the packaging and printing industry. At the same time, the soaring prices of raw materials such as crude oil and natural gas and the shortage of certain key ingredients such as acrylic acid and pigments have also led to rising ink prices.
inkjet and printing ink technology
The non-contact printing method represented by inkjet and printing technology is getting results in more and more application fields. The past inkjet printing industry is transforming from the past home and office inkjet printing to label and bar code production, CAD and large-format image printing, from the traditional solvent dye type to the water-based pigment type, 8-color inkjet Printing has been facing the market. Digital proofing, which is based on inkjet printing equipment, is close to the quality of offset printing and has become a key technology to support CTP workflow. It will replace the traditional proofing of offset printing. It will occupy the printing proofing market and cater to the development trend of digital printing and networking. Printing will penetrate into a wider market in the near future, injecting new vitality into the modern packaging printing industry. The advantage of UV inkjet ink is that it not only has the economic and technical advantages of traditional UV technology, but also has its outstanding advantages in use and operation. Some traditional inkjet manufacturers in China. The textile digital inkjet printing technology has the advantages of high printing pattern definition, small footprint, no sewage discharge, and can realize the advantages of single piece and work. It is known as the key technology of the textile industrial revolution in the 21st century. Digital inkjet printing nano pigments Ink has already come out. The application of digital UV inkjet technology to circuit board printing is more conducive to solving the headache of environmental protection, which is not far away from us. While the traditional ink varieties are developing vigorously, some special inks in small dosages and application fields are anti-counterfeiting The ink is rising quietly and is growing.
In 2006, the global passive component market increased its growth rate to 18% as downstream demand increased. In 2007-09, due to the high base period, the growth rate will return to the previous level, but it will also remain above 10%. Thanks to the steady growth of the passive component market, it is expected that the market demand for ink materials will continue to increase.