Long dominated by gravure and offset printing, China’s packaging printers are moving to flexo, UV and digital printing.
David Savastano, Editor09.25.19
Gravure and offset printing have long been the staples of China’s packaging industry, but flexo, UV and digital packaging printing are making inroads.
Bauhinia Variegata Ink & Chemicals, a subsidiary of Yip’s Chemical, is China’s largest domestic ink producer and the 14th largest global ink manufacturer in the world. The company reported sales of approximately $180 million in 2018, according to Ink World’s 2019 Top International Ink Companies report (July/August 2019). Yip’s Chemical Holdings Limited spokesperson noted that flexo and UV are growing.
“Flexo and UV inks have different applications, and most of the growth comes from emerging markets,” Yip’s Chemical Holdings Limited spokesperson added. “For example, flexo printing is adopted in beverage and personal care products packaging, etc., while UV is adopted in tobacco and alcohol packaging and partial special effects. Flexo and UV will stimulate more breakthroughs and de
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