Price increases, lack of availability and environmental regulations have changed the industry landscape
All of the individuals that Ink World spoke to said that their respective companies performed well in 2017. They were asked to provide an outlook for 2018.
Darren Bianchi: “We know that we must pass on raw material price increases and that they may be unpredictable for the foreseeable future. With that said, demand for products meeting/exceeding market need remains strong.”
Pierre Boulangue: “2018 will most probably show the same as 2017, a challenging year in intermediate availability, increasing prices, more stringent regulations but Ferro is well placed and has taken the right measurements to coop with that and therefore we are looking positive towards 2018.”
Tanja Guethlin: “Raw material availability is expected to be a recurring issue during 2018. In the digital printing market, we see further growth by two digits. The major growth impulse is set by inkjet-based printers and the application fields of packaging and labeling. Also, still r
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