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Flexographic Inks: Technologies and Global Markets

Published By :

BCC Research

Published Date : Sep 2017

Category :

In Vitro Diagnostics

No. of Pages : 122 Pages


The global market for the flexographic inks was valued at nearly $9.9 billion in 2016, which is expected to increase to $10.3 billion by 2017 and $13.1 billion by 2022, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% for the forecast period of 2017-2022.
The global market for the flexible packaging sector should reach $6.1 billion in 2017 and $8 billion by 2022, a CAGR of 5.5% for this forecast period.
The global market for the tags and labels sector should reach $1.7 billion in 2017 and $2.2 billion by 2022, a CAGR of 5.1% for this forecast period.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction ......................................................................................... 1
Study Goals and Objectives........................................................................................................................... 1
Reasons for Doing the Study ......................................................................................................................... 1
Scope of Report ............................................................................................................................................. 2
Research Methodology ................................................................................................................................. 2
Intended Audience ........................................................................................................................................ 3
Information Sources ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Geographic Breakdown ................................................................................................................................. 3
Analyst's Credentials ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Related BCC Research Reports...................................................................................................................... 8
Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights ..................................................................... 10
Chapter 3: Market and Technology Background ................................................. 14
Evolution of the Printing Industry ............................................................................................................... 14
Flexographic Printing and Flexographic Inks ............................................................................................... 15
Key Developments in the Field of Flexographic Ink .................................................................................... 16
Flexographic Printing Process ..................................................................................................................... 18
Company Market Share, 2016 .................................................................................................................... 19
Chapter 4: Market Breakdown by Resin Type .................................................... 22
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 22
Market Dynamics ........................................................................................................................................ 23
Drivers ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
Restraints ................................................................................................................................................. 24
Nitrocellulose .............................................................................................................................................. 24
Polyamide ................................................................................................................................................... 27
Polyurethane ............................................................................................................................................... 31
Acrylic .......................................................................................................................................................... 35
Other Resins ................................................................................................................................................ 39
Chapter 5: Market Breakdown by Technology .................................................... 43
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 43
Market Dynamics ........................................................................................................................................ 43
Drivers ..................................................................................................................................................... 43
Restraints ................................................................................................................................................. 44
Water-based Technology ............................................................................................................................ 45
Solvent-based Technology .......................................................................................................................... 49
UV-based Technology ................................................................................................................................. 53
Chapter 6: Market Breakdown by End-use Industry ............................................ 58
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 58
Market Dynamics ........................................................................................................................................ 59
Drivers ..................................................................................................................................................... 59
Restraints ................................................................................................................................................. 59
Flexible Packaging ....................................................................................................................................... 59
Rigid Packaging ........................................................................................................................................... 63
Tags and Labels ........................................................................................................................................... 67
Paper Printing ............................................................................................................................................. 70
Chapter 7: Market Breakdown by Region ............................................................ 76
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 76
North America ............................................................................................................................................. 77
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 77
Europe ......................................................................................................................................................... 81
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 81
Asia-Pacific .................................................................................................................................................. 86
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 86
Asia-Pacific Flexographic Inks Market, by End-use Industry ................................................................... 89
Rest of the World ........................................................................................................................................ 91
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 91
RoW Flexographic Inks Market, by Technology ...................................................................................... 92
RoW Flexographic Inks Market, by Technology ...................................................................................... 93
RoW Flexographic Inks Market, by End-use Industry.............................................................................. 94
RoW Flexographic Inks Market, by Country ............................................................................................ 95
Chapter 8: Patent Review/ New Developments ................................................... 98
Patent Review by Country .......................................................................................................................... 98
Important Flexographic Inks Patents .......................................................................................................... 99
Recording Sheet with Improved Print Density ........................................................................................ 99
Process for the Deinking of Coated Paper or Paperboard .................................................................... 100
Solvent-Based Flexible Packaging Ink Composition for High Temperature and Pressure ................... 101
Cosmetic Products Application ............................................................................................................. 101
Process for the Deinking of Coated Paper or Paperboard .................................................................... 102
Solid Ink Mask Removal Process ........................................................................................................... 103
Method for Creating Tamper-Evident Labels ........................................................................................ 103
Print Quality on Thin Coatings of Cellulose Nanocrystals ..................................................................... 104
Water-Based Inks Comprising Lignin ..................................................................................................... 105
Merchandising, Shipping and Display Container ................................................................................... 105
Liquid Arylbenzoyl Benzoic Acid Ester Derivatives for Energy Curable Compositions .......................... 106
Printable Radiation Curable Barrier Coatings........................................................................................ 107
Printing Ink with Nitrated Lignin Ester as Binder Component .............................................................. 107
Printable Coating Systems for Flexible Magnetic Sheets ...................................................................... 108
Energy Curable Lithographic Inks Containing Lactic Acid Resins .......................................................... 108
Ultraviolet Printing with Luminosity Control ........................................................................................ 109
Anisotropic Conductive Adhesive .......................................................................................................... 110
Temperature Activated Changes to Light Absorption and Emission Characteristics for Security Articles ............................................................................................................................................................... 110
Radiation Curable Composition Comprising Inert Resins...................................................................... 111
Flexographic Printing Process with Wet on Wet Capability .................................................................. 112
Phthalocyanine Pigment Composition and Method for Producing the Same, and Ink ........................ 113
Chapter 9: Company Profiles ............................................................................. 115
About BCC Research ......................................................................................... 142
About BCC Research.................................................................................................................................. 143
BCC Membership ...................................................................................................................................... 143
BCC Custom Research ............................................................................................................................... 143

List of Table

List of Tables
Summary Table Global Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .. 11
Table 1 Water-based Ink Formulations for Printing on Nonabsorbent and Absorbent Substrates ......... 16
Table 2 Solvent-based Flexo and Gravure Inks Formulated by Substance ................................................ 17
Table 3 Formulation of UV Inks ................................................................................................................... 18
Table 4 Global Market for Nitrocellulose, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ............................. 24
Table 5 Global Market for Nitrocellulose, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................... 25
Table 6 Global Market for Nitrocellulose, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................................... 26
Table 7 Global Market for Polyamide, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................................. 28
Table 8 Global Market for Polyamides, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ........................ 29
Table 9 Global Market for Polyamides, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ........................................ 30
Table 10 Global Market for Polyurethane, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ............................ 31
Table 11 Global Market for Polyurethane, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ................... 33
Table 12 Global Market for Polyurethane, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ................................... 34
Table 13 Global Market for Acrylic, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ....................................... 35
Table 14 Global Market for Acrylic, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .............................. 37
Table 15 Global Market for Acrylic, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .............................................. 38
Table 16 Global Market for Other Resins, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ............................. 39
Table 17 Global Market for Other Resins, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................... 40
Table 18 Global Market for Other Resins, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................................... 41
Table 19 Global Market for Water-based Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) . 45
Table 20 Global Market for Water-based Flexographic Inks, by End-user Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 46
Table 21 Global Market for Water-based Flexographic Inks, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ....... 48
Table 22 Global Market for Solvent-based Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 49
Table 23 Global Market for Solvent-based Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 51
Table 24 Global Market for Solvent-based Flexographic Inks, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ..... 52
Table 25 Global Market for UV-based Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...... 53
Table 26 Global Market for UV-based Flexographic Inks, by End-user Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 54
Table 27 Global Market for UV-based Flexographic Inks, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ............ 55
Table 28 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Flexible Packaging, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 60
Table 29 Global Market for Flexographic Inks in Flexible Packaging, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 61
Table 30 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Flexible Packaging, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 62
Table 31 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Rigid Packaging, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 63
Table 32 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Rigid Packaging, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 65
Table 33 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Rigid Packaging, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 66
Table 34 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Tags and Labels, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 67
Table 35 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Tags and Labels, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 68
Table 36 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Tags and Labels, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 69
Table 37 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Paper Printing, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 71
Table 38 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Paper Printing, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 72
Table 39 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Paper Printing, by Region, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 73
Table 40 North American Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ....... 77
Table 41 North American Market for Flexographic Inks, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...... 78
Table 42 North American Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 79
Table 43 North American Market for Flexographic Inks, by Country, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ............ 80
Table 44 European Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions).................. 82
Table 45 European Market for Flexographic Inks, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ................ 83
Table 46 European Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ........ 84
Table 47 European Market for Flexographic Inks, by Country, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ...................... 85
Table 48 Asia-Pacific Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ............... 87
Table 49 Asia-Pacific Market for Flexographic Inks, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .............. 88
Table 50 Asia-Pacific Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ..... 89
Table 51 Asia-Pacific Market for Flexographic Inks, by Country, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ................... 90
Table 52 RoW Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ......................... 92
Table 53 RoW Market for Flexographic Inks, by Technology, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ........................ 94
Table 54 RoW Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ............... 95
Table 55 RoW Market for Flexographic Inks, by Country, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .............................. 96
Table 56 Altana Financials, Through 2016 ($ Millions) ............................................................................ 116
Table 57 DIC Corp. Financials, Through 2016 ($ Millions) ....................................................................... 123
Table 58 DuPont Financials, Through 2016 ($ Millions) .......................................................................... 125
Table 59 Sakata Financials, Through 2016 ($ Millions) ............................................................................ 133
Table 60 T&K Toka Financials, Through 2016 ($ Millions) ....................................................................... 137
Table 61 Tokyo Printing Financials, Through 2016 ($ Millions) ............................................................... 138
Table 62 Toyo Company Financials, Through 2016 ($ Millions) .............................................................. 139

List of Chart

List of Figures
Summary Figure Global Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions)..... 11
Figure 1 Global Market Share for Flexographic Inks by Company, 2016 (%) ............................................ 19
Figure 2 Global Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type .................................................................... 22
Figure 3 Global Market for Nitrocellulose, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ................................. 25
Figure 4 Global Market for Nitrocellulose, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ........................ 26
Figure 5 Global Market for Nitrocellulose, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ........................................ 27
Figure 6 Global Market for Polyamide, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ...................................... 28
Figure 7 Global Market for Polyamides, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ............................ 29
Figure 8 Global Market for Polyamides, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ............................................ 30
Figure 9 Global Market for Polyurethane, by Technology, 2016- 2022 ($ Millions) ................................. 32
Figure 10 Global Market for Polyurethane, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ....................... 33
Figure 11 Global Market for Polyurethane, by Region, 2016- 2022 ($ Millions) ...................................... 34
Figure 12 Global Market for Acrylic, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ........................................... 36
Figure 13 Global Market for Acrylic, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................................. 37
Figure 14 Global Market for Acrylic, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................................................. 38
Figure 15 Global Market for Other Resins, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ................................. 39
Figure 16 Global Market for Other Resins, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ........................ 40
Figure 17 Global Market for Other Resins, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ........................................ 41
Figure 18 Global Market for Water-based Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ..... 46
Figure 19 Global Market for Water-based Flexographic Inks, by End-user Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 47
Figure 20 Global Market for Water-based Flexographic Inks, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ........... 48
Figure 21 Global Market for Solvent-based Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ... 50
Figure 22 Global Market for Solvent-based Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 51
Figure 23 Global Market for Solvent-based Flexographic Inks, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ......... 52
Figure 24 Global Market for UV-based Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .......... 54
Figure 25 Global Market for UV-based Flexographic Inks, by End-user Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 55
Figure 26 Global Market for UV-based Flexographic Inks, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ................. 56
Figure 27 Global Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry ........................................................ 58
Figure 28 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Flexible Packaging, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 60
Figure 29 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Flexible Packaging, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 61
Figure 30 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Flexible Packaging, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 62
Figure 31 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Rigid Packaging, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 64
Figure 32 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Rigid Packaging, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 65
Figure 33 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Rigid Packaging, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) . 66
Figure 34 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Tags and Labels, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 68
Figure 35 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Tags and Labels, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ...................................................................................................................................................... 69
Figure 36 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Tags and Labels, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) . 70
Figure 37 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Paper Printing, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 71
Figure 38 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Paper Printing, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................................................................................................................................................................... 72
Figure 39 Global Market for Flexographic Inks for Paper Printing, by Region, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ... 73
Figure 40 Global Market for Flexographic Inks, By Region ......................................................................... 76
Figure 41 North American Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ........... 78
Figure 42 North American Market for Flexographic Inks, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .......... 79
Figure 43 North American Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) . 80
Figure 44 North American Market for Flexographic Inks, by Country, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ................ 81
Figure 45 European Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ..................... 82
Figure 46 European Market for Flexographic Inks, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................... 84
Figure 47 European Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ............ 85
Figure 48 European Market for Flexographic Inks, by Country, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .......................... 86
Figure 49 Asia-Pacific Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ................... 87
Figure 50 Asia-Pacific Market for Flexographic Inks, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................. 88
Figure 51 Asia-Pacific Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ......... 90
Figure 52 Asia-Pacific Market for Flexographic Inks, by Country, Through 2022 ($ Millions) .................. 91
Figure 53 RoW Market for Flexographic Inks, by Resin Type, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ............................. 93
Figure 54 RoW Market for Flexographic Inks, by Technology, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ............................ 94
Figure 55 RoW Market for Flexographic Inks, by End-use Industry, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) ................... 95
Figure 56 RoW Market for Flexographic Inks, by Country, 2016-2022 ($ Millions) .................................. 96
Figure 57 Patent Share of Flexographic Inks, 20152017, by Region (%) ................................................. 98
Figure 58 Patent Share for Flexographic Inks, by Year, 2013-2016 (%) .................................................... 99

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