Suppliers remain optimistic moving into 2017.
Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor01.23.17
Though 2016 was a year of many surprises, some things remained steady. Suppliers in the milling and mixing industries report that 2016 was a good year, and they are confident that 2017 will bring continued growth.
Norbert Kern, head of product management and process technology at Buhler, said that there is a lot of movement in the digital section, like inkjet and liquid toner printing processes. Though Kern said that the margins in these markets are under high pressure, he added that “if individualization is important, this technology will especially have a high potential and can be a game changer in the industry.”
Packaging, digital needs
The packaging industry is one of the strongest growth areas for printing. The needs of milling and mixing equipment for packaging inks differ from graphic arts, and suppliers are prepared to provide products specific to this market.
According to Daniel Troxler, business development manager at Buhler, the packaging ink industry
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