Flexo and EB inks are well positioned to grow in China in the coming years.
Arnold Wang, China Correspondent03.09.18
The landscape of China’s ink industry is relatively stable, with foreign companies still holding most market share. But with small- or middle-sized printing companies spread throughout China, domestic ink companies are taking advantage of their flexibilities and efficiencies and growing their businesses in niche markets and regions.
The total market share of traditional gravure and offset inks is still approximately 80%, and the market share of flexo ink has grown slightly to 12%. In addition to the pricing increases for raw materials, ink manufacturers also face continuous market softness for newspaper printing and more pressure from increasing environment protection standards and regulations.
The market trend for sure is that environmental protection will affect all printing ink companies’ market strategies in China, and it will be a major theme running through the printing ink business in the future.
China is Legalizing Environmental Regulations
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