Consolidation continues to change the entire printing supply chain, including the ink industry.
Dave Savastano, Editor11.30.15
There have been many changes within the printing industry, and this evolution is impacting the ink industry. Publication and commercial printing, long the largest portion of the printing ink market, is declining, while packaging and inkjet inks are making new gains.
In 2015, the printing ink industry, which Ink World estimates to be $20 billion worldwide, saw many of the same trends as in recent years. However, there have been major changes within its customer base as well as among its suppliers that are affecting the industry as a whole. Even within the ink industry itself, there were acquisitions in some of the growth areas - in particular inkjet - that are impacting the industry as a whole.
Consolidation Among Customers
Mergers and acquisitions continue to impact the entire printing supply chain. The biggest news from 2015 was undoubtedly the pair of billion-dollar mergers on the packaging printing side that were announced within a month of each other in early 2015.
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