Resin manufacturers are working hard to balance their customers’ need for improved performance at a low cost.
David Savastano, Editor05.01.14
The resin market is hardly a uniform business; within it, there are a wide variety of products, including hydrocarbon and rosin-based resins for publications, acrylate resins for energy-curable inks and water-based acrylic, urethane, polyamide and nitrocellulose-based resins for different packaging applications.
Understandably, resins for high-growth applications such as packaging and energy curable inks are a growth market, while resins used for offset inks are not faring nearly as well.
An example from “UV Curable Resins Market by Application (Coatings, Inks, Adhesives, & Others), End-User Industry (Graphic Arts, Industrial Coatings, Electronics, & Others) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018,” published my marketsandmarkets.com, offers these thoughts:
“The UV curable resins market is experiencing huge growth which is expected to continue in the near future, majorly driven by the highly gr
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