The Future of Global Ink Markets to 2023

The printing ink and coatings sector is a substantial and diversified market, and is set to experience rapid growth over the next five years.

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Date of publication: 21 Nov 2018
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  • Printing ink consumption by volume is expected to increase by 9%, from 3.3 million tonnes in 2013 to 3.6 million tonnes in 2023. In value terms, the market grows much faster: from $29.5 billion in 2013 to $44.7 billion in 2023 - an increase of 51%.
  • This higher growth rate in the value of printing inks and coatings is a result of the broad-based technological shift from analogue printing to higher value digital printing processes.
  • There are significant drivers and technological changes having a profound impact on the prospects for different parts of the printing ink market, with major shifts in B2C and B2B communication channels, from printed media to online and mobile communication. 

Description

Our exclusive content: 

  • Quantitative data on the global inks and coatings market segmented by type, end use, process and geographic region
  • Analysis of key technological, regulatory and environmental drivers shaping the industry 
  • Overview of the latest technology developments and the widespread shift from analogue printing to digital

What methodology is used?
The study is based on a combination of in-depth primary and secondary research. Primary research comprised detailed interviews and discussions with a wide cross section of printing ink industry experts. The report builds upon extensive secondary sources, including published literature and statistics as well as Smithers Pira’s market and technology forecasts, to provide a unique depth of information and analysis.

What will you discover?

  • Quantitative market information and forecasts for the global inks and coatings industry, segmented by type, end use, process and geographic region.
  • Expert analysis of the technological, demographic, economic, regulatory, environmental and sustainability factors driving growth in printing inks and coatings to 2023 and beyond.
  • Definitive overview of the latest technology developments having significant impact on the industry, with focus on the widespread shift from analogue printing to higher value digital processes.

Who should buy this report?

  • Inks and consumables suppliers
  • Printing equipment and OEM suppliers
  • Printers
  • Industry consultants and analysts

Table of Contents

0. Executive summary 

1. Introduction and methodology 
Report scope 
Report objective
Methodology
List of definitions
Abbreviations and glossary of terms
Data 

2. The global printing inks and coatings industry
Introduction
Ink supply chain
Ink business model
Leading analogue ink companies
Leading digital ink companies
Opportunities and threats for global printing ink business 

3. Recent technology developments
Introduction
Ink Jet Printing
Migration optimised UV inks
Photoinitiator selection
Monomer selection
Increasing the range of Radiation curing inks
UV LED curing 
Electron Beam (EB) curing 
Functional and industrial inks
Printed electronics 
Printed electronics and packaging
Digital direct to shape (DTS) Printing 

4. Global printing ink and coating market by type 
Overview
Solvent-based
Water-based
Oil-based
Radiation-cured
UV
EB
Infrared
Toner
Other

5. Global printing ink and coating market by end use
Overview
Books
Magazines
Newspapers
Catalogues
Directories
Advertising print
Commercial print 
Transactional print 
Security print
Labels
Packaging

6. Global printing ink and coating market by process 
Overview
Sheetfed offset litho
Heatset web offset litho
Coldset web offset litho
Gravure
Flexo
Screen
Letterpress
Other analogue
Toner
Inkjet 

7. Global printing ink and coatings by geographic market
Overview
Western Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
UK
Other Western European countries
North America
Canada
US
Asia
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Other Asian countries
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Other Latin American countries
Eastern Europe
Czech Republic
Poland
Russia
Other Eastern European countries
Middle East
Turkey
Other Middle Eastern countries
Africa
Australasia 

8. Opportunities and future outlook beyond 2023
Introduction
Political
Economic
Social
Technological
Environmental
Regulatory/Legal

 

Table and Figures

  • Ink consumption by end application ($Mpa)
  • A simplified view of the chemical supply chain for printing inks
  • Inkjet scanning vs Single Pass Fixed Array Printing Processes
  • 2013–23 ink market by ink type – volume basis
  • Ink consumption by end market segment (metric tonnes per annum)
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by end-use market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates) 
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by process, 2013– 23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates) 
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by type, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates) 
  • Exchange rates to the US dollar, 2013–23 (=$1)
  • Key printing ink market drivers 2018 – 2023.
  • Comparison of Strengths and Weaknesses of 100% UV vs aqueous inkjet ink
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by type, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by type, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Solvent-based printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Solvent-based printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Water-based printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Water-based printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Oil-based printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Oil-based printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Radiation-cured printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Radiation-cured printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Toner printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Toner printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Other printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Other printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by end-use market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by end-use market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Books: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Books: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Magazines: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Magazines: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Newspapers: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Newspapers: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Catalogues: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Catalogues: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Directories: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Directories: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Advertising print: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Advertising print: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Commercial print: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Commercial print: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Transactional print: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Transactional print: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Security print: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Security print: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Labels: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Labels: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  •  Packaging: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Packaging: printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by process, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by process, 2013– 23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Sheetfed offset litho printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Sheetfed offset litho printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Heatset web offset litho printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Heatset web offset litho printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Coldset web offset litho printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Coldset web offset litho printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Gravure printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Gravure printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Flexo printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Flexo printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Screen printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Screen printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Letterpress printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Letterpress printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Other analogue printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Other analogue printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Toner consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Toner consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Inkjet printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Inkjet printing ink and coating consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by region, 2013–23 (tonnes)
  • Global printing ink and coating consumption by region, 2013– 23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by national market, 2013–23 (tonnes) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by national market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by type, 2013–23 (tonnes) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by type, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by process, 2013–23 (tonnes)  
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by process, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by end-use market, 2013–23 (tonnes) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by end-use market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
    • Western Europe
    • North America
    • Asia
    • Latin America
    • Eastern Europe
    • Middle East
    • Africa
    • Australasia
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by type, 2013–23 (tonnes) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by type, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by process, 2013–23 (tonnes) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by process, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates) 
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by end-use market, 2013–23 (tonnes)  
  • Printing ink and coating consumption by end-use market, 2013–23 ($ million, constant 2017 prices and exchange rates)
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
    • Canada
    • US
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Other Asia
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Other Latin America
    • Czech Republic
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
    • Turkey
    • Other Middle East