David Savastano, Editor11.12.19
Whether it is for packaging, publication or specialty applications, additives are critical for providing critical characteristics ink formulators are looking for from their finished ink.
Additives come in many forms – waxes, surfactants, defoamers, rheology modifiers and many more; determining the correct amount of each ingredient is essential to the final ink.
In MarketsandMarkets’ 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,” the consultants believe the ink additives market is growing at 5.2% year over year, and anticipate the market reaching annual sales of $2 billion by 2023. Dispersing and wetting agents are seen to be the leading segments by sales.
In speaking with additives manufacturers, it is clear there is growth in demand for waxes and additives, w
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