Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor07.28.19
The metallic pigments market will be worth more than $2.3 billion by 2024, according to Global Market Insights, Inc. (GMI). Aluminum and copper metallic pigments are experiencing high demand, per GMI’s research.
The products are suitable for gravure, screen, flexographic and offset printing; beneficial product features include enhanced flake geometry, solvent-free product forms, tighter particle distribution and improved adhesion, according to GMI’s report.
Sun Chemical and Silberline both reported a continued demand for metallic pigments in the graphics arts space, particularly in packaging applications.
“Brand owners continue to push for new and exciting ways for their packaging to pop off the shelf. One way to grab the attention of consumers in the store is to provide packaging that utilizes metallic inks,” said Joanne Mitchell, global product manager, metallic effects, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments.
“The continuous battle for brand
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