Additives suppliers noted that the past year has seen its challenges, but overall, the industry continues to grow, particularly in packaging.
David Savastano, Editor05.20.19
Ink formulators rely on additives to impart the desired characteristics for their inks. They can choose from many different types of additives, including waxes, defoamers, surfactants, dispersants, rheology modifiers and more, which will help the ink perform ideally on press and on the finished product.
Not surprisingly, additives for inks are a sizable market, with MarketsandMarkets placing the size of the market at more than $2 billion and rising. In its report, “Ink Additives Market by Type ( Dispersing & Wetting Agents, Foam Control Additives, Slip/Rub Materials, Rheology Modifiers), Process, Technology, Application (Packaging, Publishing, Printing), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023,” MarketsandMarkets predicts the global ink additives market will reach $2 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2018 and 2023.
“This growth is attributed to the growing demand for sustainable, low-cost and safe additives which have led to the development of new
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