Resins are a key ingredient for inks, and suppliers report there are opportunities ahead for resin production.
Dave Savastano, Editor05.20.15
Resins are a critical component for printing inks, providing many of the key characteristics - abrasion resistance, gloss and waterproofing, to name but a few - that the finished ink requires. They are made up of different materials, most notably hydrocarbons for paste inks, modified rosins, nitrocellulose, acrylics, polyurethanes and polyamides.
Resins are also a sizable market: according to consultants MarketsandMarkets.com in its report, “Ink Resins Market by Type (Modified Rosins, Hydrocarbon, Cellulose, Acrylic, Polyamide, Polyurethane), by Technology (Oil, Solvent, Water, UV), by Application (Printing & Publication, Flexible Packaging, Corrugated Cardboards) - Global Forecasts to 2019,” the market is growing at a CAGR of 4.78% between 2014 and 2019.
The report estimates the ink resin market at $2.64 billion in 2013, rising to $3.46 billion in 2019, driven by growth in packaging. In addition, MarketsandMarkets.com sees the Asia-Pacific region as the fastest g
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