Sean Milmo, European Editor09.20.17
Packaging is the fastest growth sector for ink producers in Europe. As a result, the vast majority of ink makers or ink technology developers are active in packaging.
However, some segments of the packaging inks market, particularly high-volume applications, are becoming commoditized. The sector has reached a stage where numerous specialty and higher margin niches are being formed. These are areas of value-added products and services. For many ink producers, including small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), a core part of their strategy is to gain a strong presence within them.
Ink companies can no longer rely on gaining sufficient profitability from standard packaging inks because otherwise they run the risk of continual erosion of their margins.
Opportunities for Value-Added
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In a recent report on The Future of Printing for Food Packaging to 2021, Smithers Pira reckoned that sales of food packaging inks would be growing at a faster rate in value t
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