David Savastano, Editor03.29.16
Industries evolve as the years go by, and the printing and ink industries are no exception. As the digital printing and packaging markets grow, leading ink companies are looking for more ways to support their customers.
In The North American Top 20 Report, which starts on page 21, ink industry executives discuss how they are responding to the changes they are seeing in the printing and ink fields.
One approach is through acquisitions; during the past year, Flint Group acquired Xeikon and Advanced Color Systems, EFI purchased Reggiani Macchine and Matan, and Sensient bought Xennia. Another approach is through new product development, which all ink companies must do in order to move forward.
The European printing ink business is seeing similar trends. As European editor Sean Milmo reports in his annual European Ink Review, the fastest growing print sector in Europe may be industrial inkjet printing, which a survey commissioned by InPrint anticipates a 36% cumulative average incr
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