COVID-19, sustainability are key issues for leading additives suppliers.
David Savastano, Editor05.18.20
Additives are a critical component of printing inks. They provide a wide range of characteristics for the finished inks. Waxes, surfactants, dispersing agents and rheology modifiers are essential in the ink manufacturing process.
Ink World estimates that the global ink industry is $25 billion, and estimates from research firms place the ink additives markets in the range of $2 billion. According to Research and Markets’ 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 global ink additives market is projected to reach $2 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.2% between 2018 and 2023.
Meanwhile, in its report, “Ink Additives Market (By Type: Rheology Modifiers, Wetting Agents [Defoamers, Dispersants], Others; By Printing Process: Flexography, Lithography, Digital, Gravure,
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