The packaging ink market continues to move forward, with new technologies and products leading the way for growth.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor10.24.05
Great Outdoor Grill, a six-color reverse printed film/film lamination printed by American Packaging Corp., received both the Best of Show and Flexible Packaging: Bags awards from the Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA) in 2004.
The packaging ink market has been fairly resilient in recent years, as new packaging continues to drive growth, particularly in the area of flexible packaging. For ink manufacturers, 2004 was no exception.
According to the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), for the first six months of 2004, the packaging ink market has declined 2.2 percent by volume year to date, with sales of 1.3 percent. That indicates that ink prices have actually risen slightly during that time frame.
Breaking down those figures further, NAPIM reported that solvent- and water-based flexo had slight increases in both volume
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