Flexible packaging shows growth throughout region, while publication inks declined.
David Savastano, Editor09.03.20
Up until the COVID-19 pandemic, the printing and ink industries in South America and Latin America were for the most part showing solid growth.
All of that has changed since COVID-19 struck, though.
Headquartered in Mexico City, Sanchez SA de CV is the largest ink manufacturer in Mexico and Central America. Managing director Ernesto J. Sanchez said that COVID-19 led to some restrictions in business.
“With no doubt, COVID-19 has affected our business in México, as well as in the Latin American countries where we have operations,” Sanchez added. “Although in México and most of the countries we were considered essential business and local governments allowed us to continue operating, we did suffer some cuts in our business hours, as well as in the number of employees that could work.”
“We also experienced shortages of raw materials, due to the closure of some of our suppliers&rsqu
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