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Printing Inks

US demand to reach $4.8 billion by 2013
US demand for printing inks is forecast to increase to $4.8 billion in 2013. Downward pricing pressures will continue to limit value growth as competition within the industry restrains price increases. However, demand will benefit from shifts toward more expensive energy-curable and digital inks, as well as increased use in the large packaging market. Demand for printing ink raw materials is projected to expand in line with ink through 2013. Additives and colorants are expected to experience the fastest advances, reflecting demand for better performing inks with brighter colors.

The US is forecast to maintain a favorable trade position through 2013 and beyond, with the surplus projected to widen. Exports have increased in recent years as a mature US market and strong competition domestically have prompted US ink manufacturers to look abroad for sales growth. Exports of higher quality ink will be spurred as printers in markets such as Asia and Latin America adopt new technologies, purchase higher speed presses, and upgrade their ink systems.

Lithographic inks to remain most widely used type
Lithographic inks will continue to be the most widely used inks in the industry, benefitting from the strong position of lithography, which offers advantages such as longer plate life, higher quality print performance and lower ink consumption than other printing processes. However, gains will be limited by competition from flexographic formulations, particularly in packaging applications. Of the lithographic inks, web offset types will continue to account for the majority of demand while sheetfed offset inks are expected to register more rapid growth, reflecting increasing demand for inks used for short-run publications, such as commercial printing inserts and special event promotions.

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Digital inks to grow fastest
Digital inks represent the fastest-growing product segment in the US printing inks industry. Advances will be driven by improvements in digital technology, such as print quality and speed, which will open up new applications to digital inks. Increases also reflect a trend toward customization and shorter run lengths in applications ranging from commercial printing of inserts and direct mailings to the printing of specialized designs for the textile industry. However, more rapid market penetration will be limited by the cost of adopting the new technology, including the purchase of new equipment and training of personnel. Additionally, runs of digital printing applications tend to be short and, hence, the quantity of ink consumed is small relative to conventional printing inks.

Packaging will stay largest, fastest growing market
Packaging represents both the largest and fastest-growing market for printing inks. Gains will be fueled by growth in the flexible packaging segment, as more advanced ink formulations are required for the brighter colors and wide range of substrates used in this sector. Water-based and energy curable inks will benefit from greater concern for environmental issues as well as improvements to these formulations that make them suitable for use in an increasingly wide range of applications. Demand will be further aided by rapid growth in the use of digital inks in the packaging market and greater usage of brand protection products such as security inks.

INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Overview
Consumer Spending
Manufacturing Outlook
Retail Sales
Printing & Publishing Overview
Packaging Overview
Packaging Shipments
Packaging Materials
Pricing & Product Mix
Historical Market Trends
Printing Process Overview
Lithography
Flexography
Gravure
Letterpress
Digital
Other
Technology
Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
Alternative Inks
Ink Recycling & Deinking Issues
International Activity
Foreign Trade
III. RAW MATERIALS
General
Printing Ink Vehicles
Resins
Synthetic Resins
Natural Resins
Oils
Solvents
Colorants
Carbon Black
Other Pigments & Dyes
Additives
Waxes
Surfactants
Other Additives
IV. PRODUCTS
General
Lithographic Inks
Product Types & Formulations
Web Offset Inks
Sheetfed Offset Inks
Markets
Flexographic Inks
Formulations
Markets
Gravure Inks
Formulations
Markets
Digital Inks
Formulations
Markets
Letterpress Inks
Product Types & Formulations
Markets
Other Printing Inks
Product Types & Formulations
Screen & Textile Inks
All Other Inks
Markets
V. MARKETS
General
Packaging
Rigid Containers
Rigid Container Industry Overview
Printing Ink Demand
Paperboard Containers
Corrugated Boxes
Rigid Plastic Containers
Metal Cans
Glass & Other Containers
Flexible Packaging
Flexible Packaging Industry Overview
Printing Ink Demand
Food Packaging
Non-Food Packaging
Labels
Label Industry Overview
Printing Ink Demand
Retail Bags & Sacks
Retail Bag & Sack Industry Overview
Printing Ink Demand
Product Types
Product Formulations
Commercial Printing
Commercial Printing Industry Overview
Printing Ink Demand
Applications
Product Types & Formulations
Publication
Periodicals
Periodicals Industry Overview
Printing Ink Demand
Newspapers
Newspaper Industry Overview
Printing Ink Demand
Books
Book Industry Overview
Printing Ink Demand
Other Publication Markets
Product Types & Formulations
Other Markets
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Competitive Strategies
Research & Development
Manufacturing
Marketing Strategies
Distribution
Company Profiles
Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
Akzo Nobel NV
American Inks & Coatings Incorporated
Apollo Colors Incorporated
Arizona Chemical Company
BASF SE
Braden Sutphin Ink Company
Cabot Corporation
Cargill Incorporated
Central Ink Corporation
Ciba Specialty Chemicals Holding Incorporated
Clariant International Limited
Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Company KG
Cook Composites and Polymers Company, see Total SA
DIC Corporation
Dow Chemical Company
Dow Corning Corporation
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Eastman Chemical Company
EFI Incorporated
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Flint Group
Fujifilm Holdings Corporation
Graphic Packaging Holding Corporation
Handschy Industries, see Graphic Packaging
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Incorporated
Huber Group
Ink Systems Incorporated
INX International Ink, see Sakata INX
Lubrizol Corporation
LyondellBasell Industries AF SCA
MeadWestvaco Corporation
Nazdar
Quad/Graphics Incorporated
Rohm and Haas Company
Sakata INX Corporation
Sartomer Company, see Total SA
Sensient Technologies Corporation
SICPA Holding SA
Siegwerk Druckfarben AG
Silberline Manufacturing Company Incorporated
Sun Chemical, see DIC Corporation
Superior Printing Ink Company Incorporated
3M Company
Total SA
Toyo Ink Manufacturing Company Limited
Van Son Holland Ink Corporation of America
Wikoff Color Corporation
Other Companies Mentioned in the Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Personal Consumption Expenditures
3 Manufacturers’ Shipments
4 Retail Sales
5 Printing & Publishing Shipments
6 Packaging Shipments by Type
7 Packaging Shipments by Material
8 Printing Ink Pricing
9 Printing Ink Market, 1998-2008
10 US Foreign Trade in Printing Inks
SECTION III -- RAW MATERIALS
1 Printing Ink Raw Material Consumption
2 Vehicle Consumption in Printing Inks
3 Resin Consumption in Printing Inks
4 Process Oil Consumption in Printing Inks
5 Solvent Consumption in Printing Inks
6 Colorant Consumption in Printing Inks
7 Carbon Black in Printing Inks
8 Other Pigments & Dyes in Printing Inks
9 Additive Consumption in Printing Inks
10 Wax Consumption in Printing Inks
11 Surfactant Consumption in Printing Inks
12 Other Additives Consumption in Printing Inks
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Printing Ink Demand by Type & Formulation
2 Lithographic Ink Supply & Demand
3 Lithographic Ink Demand by Type & Formulation
4 Web Offset Ink Demand
5 Sheetfed Offset Ink Demand
6 Lithographic Ink Markets
7 Flexographic Ink Supply & Demand
8 Flexographic Ink Demand by Formulation
9 Flexographic Ink Markets
10 Gravure Ink Supply & Demand
11 Gravure Ink Demand by Formulation
12 Gravure Ink Markets
13 Digital Ink Supply & Demand
14 Digital Ink Demand by Formulation
15 Digital Ink Markets
16 Letterpress Ink Supply & Demand
17 Letterpress Ink Demand by Type & Formulation
18 Letterpress Ink Markets
19 Other Printing Ink Supply & Demand
20 Other Printing Ink Demand by Type & Formulation
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Printing Ink Demand by Market
2 Packaging Market for Printing Inks
3 Rigid Container Shipments
4 Rigid Container Market for Printing Inks
5 Paperboard Container Market for Printing Inks
6 Corrugated Box Market for Printing Inks
7 Rigid Plastic Container Market for Printing Inks
8 Metal Can Market for Printing Inks
9 Glass & Other Container Market for Printing Inks
10 Flexible Packaging Demand
11 Flexible Packaging Market for Printing Inks
12 Flexible Food Packaging Market for Printing Inks
13 Flexible Non-Food Packaging Market for Printing Inks
14 Label Demand
15 Label Market for Printing Inks
16 Retail Bag & Sack Shipments
17 Retail Bag & Sack Market for Printing Inks
18 Packaging Ink Demand by Type
19 Packaging Ink Demand by Formulation
20 Commercial Printing Shipments by Process & Product
21 Commercial Printing Market for Printing Inks
22 Commercial Printing Ink Demand by Type & Formulation
23 Publication Market for Printing Inks
24 Periodicals Indicators
25 Periodicals Market for Printing Inks
26 Newspaper Indicators
27 Newspaper Market for Printing Inks
28 Book Indicators
29 Book Market for Printing Inks
30 Other Publication Markets for Printing Inks
31 Publication Printing Ink Demand by Type & Formulation
32 Other Markets for Printing Inks
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Printing Ink Sales by Company, 2008
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Printing Ink Market, 1998-2008
2 World Printing Ink Market, 2008
SECTION III -- RAW MATERIALS
1 Printing Ink Raw Material Consumption by Type, 2008
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Printing Ink Demand by Type, 2008
SECTION V -- MARKETS
1 Printing Ink Demand by Market, 2008
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Printing Ink Market Share by Company, 2008

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