UV has found a sizable market in label and narrow web, folding carton and other packaging segments.
David Savastano, Editor11.12.19
The use of energy curing – ultraviolet (UV), UV LED and electron beam (EB) curing – has been enjoying strong growth in the graphic arts for many years. Key advantages, such as instant curing, low volatile organic compound (VOC) content and other environmental benefits, have paved the way for increasing use of the technology, particularly in packaging.
According to Grand View Research’s report, “UV (Ultraviolet) Curable Inks Market Size, Share and Trends Analysis Report, By Product (Free Radical, Cationic), By Application (Automotive, Medical, Publications, Packaging) And Segment Forecasts To 2024,” the global UV ink segment had $1.84 billion in sales in 2015.
“Global UV Curable Inks Market Report,” published by Allied Market Research, suggested that the UV ink market will be $3.5 billion by 2020, with a CAGR of 15.7% from 2015-2022.
“The printing industries have been facing the issues of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
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