Focus on the development trend of global printing

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Focus on the development trend of global printing inks (Part 1)

I. The World ink market situation

at present, the global ink industry continues to grow, and large international companies have used joint ventures, cooperation, acquisitions and other methods to expand internationally. Many international companies have declined in the domestic market, but have developed in China and the Asia Pacific. In 2003, the enterprises with annual sales of global ink exceeding 1billion US dollars include: big Japan ink/sunchem 4.4 billion US dollars, Japan flint ink 1.4 billion US dollars, and Japan Toyo ink 1billion US dollars; Annual sales of more than 300million US dollars include: German BASF US $762million, Japan sakatainx US $742million, Switzerland sikaba US $725million, Japan Tokyo printing ink US $454million, Germany hubergroup US $380million, Japan sikwell US $380million, Japan intecinc US $360million, etc

in order to occupy a larger market share, major international ink companies have developed many new ink varieties in recent years, such as sheet fed process ink, thermosetting web offset printing ink, industrial ink-jet products (continuous ink-jet CIJ, drop out DOD on demand), and the main functions of electronic universal testing machine. 1 Software platform: VC programming can be run under the Windows 98/2000/XP system for independent device software conductive ink (there is a factory in Beijing), tissue flexographic ink, newspaper flexographic ink (photosensitive resin version), alcohol soluble intaglio printing ink, waterless soybean oil offset printing (environmental protection) ink and other new inks. Ink development has the following driving forces:

1 Technological progress and the emergence of new materials and processes have promoted the development of inks. For example, the rapid development of jet inks in recent years has also led to the gradual formation of three series of selle Royal products: sports, ordinary and relaxed

2. The promotion of the market, the new demand of people, or the fierce market competition promote the progress of printing ink. In China, it is more indicated that it is the price competition of the same type and grade of products

3. With the promotion of environmental protection laws and regulations, there are no perfect laws and regulations on printing ink in China, but there are laws and regulations on the content of heavy metals, residual solvents in packaging materials and other VOC limit standards in other related aspects such as food packaging. It can be predicted that the corresponding laws and regulations will be formulated and promulgated soon

II. Domestic ink production and market situation

China's total ink output accounts for 5-6% of the world's ink, ranking fourth, behind the United States, Japan and Germany, and increasing at a rate of more than 10% every year. According to statistics, the consumption of printing ink in China was 220000 tons in 2001, 242100 tons in 2002, and 274600 tons in 2003; the output was 205000 tons in 2001, 220000 tons in 2002, and 244600 tons in 2003. In China, the share of offset ink is the largest, accounting for 40.45% of the market. When there is too much oxide skin, the annual growth rate is nearly 6%, while the flexible printing ink increases at a rate of 5% per year. Intaglio printing ink maintains a steady growth, and silk printing ink has a growth trend The demand for alcohol soluble ink and water-based ink will grow rapidly

an interesting feature of the distribution of China's printing industry and ink manufacturers is that all manufacturers consciously or unconsciously take the road of specialization. The top 10 ink manufacturers are basically offset printing ink manufacturers, or manufacturers of gravure ink, and take the ink volume of individual varieties as their main products. The ink factories developed in recent years, such as Zhongshan Yeshi Ink Co., Ltd. (gravure ink) Zhejiang yongzai Chemical Co., Ltd. (gravure ink) basically takes the road of specialization and market promotion. In recent years, domestic packaging and printing bases have also developed rapidly in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong and Chaoshan. In recent years, the printing ink has developed rapidly driven by the packaging and printing industry, and all of them have an obvious feature that they first introduce complete sets of printing equipment and printing ink, then localize the printing ink, and then localize the printing equipment. Ink enterprises in Guangdong Province have also developed at a high speed in recent years, and there are manufacturers with large output. Guangdong Zhaoqing Tianlong printing ink Chemical Co., Ltd., Shenzhen shenri Printing Ink Co., Ltd., Guangdong Meining printing ink Group Co., Ltd., Zhongshan Yeshi Printing Ink Co., Ltd., Shantou Wuxing printing ink factory, Jiangmen Toyo Printing Ink Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Letong printing ink coating Co., Ltd., etc., especially in Chaoshan area, there were dozens of printing ink manufacturers developed in the late 1990s, and several of them produced more than 2000t Characteristics of domestic ink Enterprises:

1 Multinational companies and their joint ventures (about 10 or less) have occupied the domestic high-end market, such as Toyo, Kanghua, DIC, Koch, etc. their main products include offset ink - plastic composite ink, newspaper printing ink, etc; Its products have good quality and high printing speed, and are suitable for packaging and printing materials printed by high-end printing machines. And the high-speed printing of newspapers. Its annual total ink output is about 10120000 tons

2. A large number of private enterprises (more than 1000) have occupied the low-end market. Their main products are carton ink (mainly water-based low-grade), Gravure plastic ink, silk screen printing ink, etc. Its product quality is guaranteed to a certain extent, and it is mostly used in the packaging and printing of goods demanded by the general public with domestic medium and low-grade printing machines. Such as cartons, food bags, shopping bags, etc. It is difficult to calculate the total annual ink output, and it is estimated that there are 10000 tons of well run private ink enterprises, which are not perfect and have their own characteristics

3. State owned enterprises can produce all kinds of inks, mainly traditional products, and have certain competitiveness in mid-range products. At present, with the restructuring of the enterprise, it has become one of the above-mentioned two types of enterprises, leaving a declining Road, with an annual total output of about 40000 ~ 50000 tons. (to be continued)


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