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Flexographic Ink Market by Technology (Water based, Solvent based, UV based), by Resin Type (Nitrocellulose, Polyamides, Polyurethane, Acrylic and Others) by Application (Corrugated Cardboards, Flexible Packaging, Tags & Labels and Folding cartons) - Global Forecast to 2020

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Publishing Date: April 2015
Report Code: CH 3378

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The global flexographic ink market, along with its applications, has witnessed a moderate growth for the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The properties such as flow behavior, thickness, gloss, colour, good surface appearance and ink performance will be the key influencing factors for the global flexographic printing ink with increase the importance of additives in inks formulation. The global value of flexographic ink market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 4.71% between 2015 and 2020 to reach $2.92 Billion by 2020.

The flexographic ink market is experiencing slow to moderate growth which is expected to continue in the near future, mainly driven by the highly growing Asia-Pacific, and RoW regions. Moderate amount of new product developments and acquisitions are made by different market players to serve the applications in the future. The Europe region is the major flexographic printing inkmarket that accounted for about 37% market demand by volume and value of the total global demand in 2014.

More than 45% of the total flexographic ink demand was from the packaging application in the industry in 2014. The growth of the corrugated cardboard and folding cartons applications is also driving the growth for ink market.

The drivers of the flexographic ink market are growing demand for printing inks from the flexible packaging industry. The demand for flexible packaging is increasing in China, which is one of drivers for the flexographic ink market in Asia-Pacific.

This study basically aims to estimate the global market of flexographic ink for 2015 and to project its demand till 2020. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global flexographic ink market. We have used various secondary sources such as directories, industry journals, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the flexographic ink market. The primary sources experts from related industries and suppliers–have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of flexographic ink.

Competitive scenarios of the top players in the flexographic ink market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. These include key flexographic ink manufacturers such as Flint Group (Luxembourg), DIC Corporation (Japan), Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA (Germany), Sakata Inx (Japan), Toyo Ink S.C. Holdings (Japan), T&K Toka (Japan), and others.

Scope of the Report

The global flexographic ink market is segment as follows:

The global flexographic ink market has been covered in detail in this report. In order to provide an all-round picture, the current market demand and forecasts have also been included.

On the basis of technology type:

  • Water based
  • Solvent based
  • UV and Others

On the basis of Application:

  • Corrugated cardboards
  • Flexible packaging
  • Tags & Labels
  • Folding cartons

On the basis of resin type:

  • Nitrocellulose
  • Polyamides
  • Polyurethane
  • Acrylics
  • Others

On the basis of region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW

The market is further analyzed for key countries in each of these regions.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Regional Scope
           1.3.2 Markets Covered
           1.3.3 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
           2.3.2 Key Industry Insights
           2.3.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.4 Market Size Estimation
           2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.5 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.6 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.6.1 Assumptions
           2.6.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Flexographic Ink Market
    4.2 Flexographic Ink Market – Main Applications
    4.3 Flexographic Ink Market in the Asia-Pacific Region
    4.4 Flexographic Ink Market Share, By Region
    4.5 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 Nitrocellulose
           5.2.2 Polyamides
           5.2.3 Polyurethane
           5.2.4 Acrylic
                    5.2.4.1 Paste Inks
                    5.2.4.2 Solvent-Based Inks
                    5.2.4.3 Water-Based Inks
                    5.2.4.4 Other Ink Resins
           5.2.5 Flexographic Ink Market Segmentation, By Technology
                    5.2.5.1 Water-Based Flexographic Inks
                    5.2.5.2 Solvent-Based Inks
                    5.2.5.3 UV-Curable Inks
           5.2.6 Flexographic Ink Market Segmentation, By Application
                    5.2.6.1 Corrugated Cardboard
                    5.2.6.2 Folding Cartons
                    5.2.6.3 Flexible Packaging
                    5.2.6.4 Tags & Labels
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Industry Structure & Characteristics
                    5.3.1.1 Globalization and Consolidation Among Market Players
                    5.3.1.2 In-House Production
                    5.3.1.3 Continuous Investments By Raw Material Suppliers
                    5.3.1.4 Price Fluctuations of Raw Materials
                    5.3.1.5 Use of E-Business on the Rise
           5.3.2 Drivers
                    5.3.2.1 Growth of Packaging and Energy Curable Inks
                    5.3.2.2 Long-Term Strategic Partnerships of Ink Resin Suppliers With Ink Manufacturers
                    5.3.2.3 Environmental Protection Legislations
                    5.3.2.4 New Ink Resin Technologies
           5.3.3 Restraints
                    5.3.3.1 Unstable Geopolitical Situation
                    5.3.3.2 Increasing Consolidation Among Ink Resin Suppliers
                    5.3.3.3 Switch From Traditional to Internet Marketing Fordoing Business
           5.3.4 Opportunities
                    5.3.4.1 Renewed Interest in Water-Based Inks
                    5.3.4.2 Eb Curing Picking Up Interest Among Food Packagers
           5.3.5 Challenges
                    5.3.5.1 the Balancing Act: Lower Cost and Improved Performance of Resins
                    5.3.5.2 Competition With Larger Industries With Higher Purchasing Power for Important Raw Materials

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 49)
    6.1 Value Chain Analysis
    6.2 Cost Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat From New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Degree of Competition

7 Flexographic Ink Market Analysis, By Technology (Page No. - 56)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Water-Based Technology
    7.3 Solvent-Based Technology
    7.4 UV-Curing Technology

8 Flexographic Ink Market Analysis, By Resin Type (Page No. - 65)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Nitrocellulose Resins
           8.2.1 Rs Nitrocellulose
           8.2.2 Ss Nitrocellulose
    8.3 Acrylic Resins
           8.3.1 Acrylic Solution Resins
           8.3.2 Acrylic Aqueous Emulsions
           8.3.3 Acrylic Nad
           8.3.4 Paste Inks
           8.3.5 Solvent Inks
           8.3.6 Water-Based Inks
    8.4 Polyamide Ink Resins
           8.4.1 Reactive Polyamides
           8.4.2 Non-Reactive Polyamides
                    8.4.2.1 Co-Solvent Polyamides
                    8.4.2.2 Alcohol Soluble Polyamides
    8.5 Polyurethane Resin
    8.6 Other Ink Resins

9 Flexographic Ink Market Analysis, By Application (Page No. - 76)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Flexible Packaging
    9.3 Corrugated Cardboard
    9.4 Folding Cartons
    9.5 Tags and Labels

10 Flexographic Ink Market Analysis, By Region (Page No. - 86)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Germany
             10.3.2 France
             10.3.3 Italy
             10.3.4 Others
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 Japan
             10.4.3 India
             10.4.4 Others
     10.5 RoW
             10.5.1 Russia
             10.5.2 Brazil
             10.5.3 Others

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 115)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Maximum Developments Between 2010 and 2014
     11.3 Growth Strategies in the  Global Flexographic Ink Market
     11.4 Competitive Situation & Trends
             11.4.1 New Product Launch
             11.4.2 Expansions
             11.4.3 Mergers & Acquisitions
             11.4.4 Partnerships, AGreements & Collaborations

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 122)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 DIC Corporation
     12.3 Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co.KGAA
     12.4 Toyo Ink Sc Holdings Co., Ltd.
     12.5 Sakata Inx Corporation
     12.6 Flint Group
     12.7 T&K Toka Co., Ltd.
     12.8 The Braden Sutphin Ink Company
     12.9 Alden & OTT Printing Ink Company
     12.10 Nazdar Company Inc.
     12.11 Color Resolutions International

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

13 Appendix (Page No. - 144)
     13.1 Industry Insights
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customizations
     13.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (86 Tables)

Table 1 Growing Demand for Environmentally Friendly Inks is Propelling the Growth of Flexographic Ink Market
Table 2 Fluctuating Availability & Price Rise of Ink Resin Feedstock are Restraining Market Growth
Table 3 Water-Based Inks & EB-Cured Inks are Source of Growth Avenues in Ink Resins Market
Table 4 Challenges for the Ink Resins Market
Table 5 Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 6 Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 7 Water-Based Market Size in Flexographic Ink, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 8 Water-Based Market Size Flexographic Ink, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 9 Solvent-Based Market Size Flexographic Ink, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 10 Solvent-Based Market Size Flexographic Ink, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 11 UV-Curing Market Size in Flexographic Ink, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 12 UV-Curing Market Size in Flexographic Ink, By Region,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 13 Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 14 Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 15 Nitrocellulose Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 16 Nitrocellulose Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 17 Acrylic Ink Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 18 Acrylic Ink Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 19 Polyamide Ink Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 20 Polyamide Ink Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 21 Polyurethane Ink Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 22 Polyurethane Ink Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 23 Other Ink Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 24 Other Ink Resins Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 25 Global Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 26 Global Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 27 Flexographic Ink Market Size in Flexible Packaging, By Region,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 28 Flexible Packaging Market Size in Flexographic Ink, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 29 Flexographic Ink Market Size in Corrugated Cardboard, By Region,  2013–2020 (KT)
Table 30 Flexographic Ink Market Size in Corrugated Cardboard, By Region,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 31 Flexographic Ink Market Size in Folding Carton, By Region,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 32 Flexographic Ink Market Size in Folding Carton, By Region,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 33 Flexographic Ink Market Size, In Tags and Labels, By Region,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 34 Flexographic Ink Market Size, in Tags and Labels, By Region,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 35 Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 36 Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 37 North America: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 38 North America: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Country,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 39 North America: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Resin Type,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 40 North America: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Type,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 41 North America: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 42 North America: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 North America: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 44 North America: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Application,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 45 U.S.: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 46 Canada: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 47 Mexico: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 48 Europe: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 49 Europe: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 50 Europe: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 51 Europe: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Resin Type,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 52 Europe: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 53 Europe: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 54 Europe: Flexographic Ink Market Size, Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 55 Europe: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 56 Germany: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013-2020 (KT & Million)
Table 57 France: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013-2020 (KT & Million)
Table 58 Italy: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013-2020 (KT & Million)
Table 59 Others: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 61 Asia-Pacific: Flexographic Inks Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 62 Asia-Pacific: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 63 Asia-Pacific: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 64 Asia-Pacific: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 65 Asia-Pacific: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 66 Asia-Pacific: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 (KT)
Table 67 Asia-Pacific: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Application,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 68 China: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013-2020 (KT & Million)
Table 69 Japan: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 70 India: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 71 Others: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 72 RoW: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 73 RoW: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 74 RoW: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 75 RoW: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 76 RoW: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 77 RoW: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Technology,2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 78 RoW: Flexographic Ink Market Size, Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 79 RoW: Flexographic Ink Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 80 Russia: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 81 Brazil: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 82 Others: Flexographic Ink Market Size, 2013–2020 (KT & Million)
Table 83 New Product Launch, 2010–2015
Table 84 Expansions, 2010–2015
Table 85 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2015
Table 86 Partnerships & Collaborations,2010-2015
 
 
List of Figures (50 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Flexographic Ink: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Assumptions of the Research Study
Figure 7 Limitations of the Research Study
Figure 8 Flexographic Ink Market Snapshot (2015 vs. 2020): Tags & Labels and Flexible Packaging Market to Grow at A Higher Pace in the Next Five Years
Figure 9 Europe has the Largest Share in Global Flexographic Ink Market Size , By Region, 2015
Figure 10 Flexographic Market Snapshot (2015 vs. 2020): Market for UV Curable to Grow Rapidly in the Next Five Years
Figure 11 Flexographic Ink Market to Grow at A Moderate CAGR Between  2015 & 2020
Figure 12 Tags & Labels is the Highest Growing Application of Flexographic Ink (2015–2020)
Figure 13 Corrugated Cardboard Application Accounted for the Largest Share in the Emerging Asia-Pacific Flexographic Ink Market (2014)
Figure 14 Europe Expected to Account for A Major Share of the Global Flexographic Ink Market (2015-2020)
Figure 15 RoW Market to Soon Enter an Exponential Growth Phase
Figure 16 Resin Used for Flexographic Ink
Figure 17 Flexographic Ink Used in Various Ink Technologies
Figure 18 Flexographic Ink Used in Various Ink Applications
Figure 19 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities & Challenges of Flexographic  Ink Market
Figure 20 Value Chain Analysis
Figure 21 Pricing Trend (2000-2030): Volatility in the Price of Additive Used in the Flexographic Ink Industry
Figure 22 Flexographic Ink Market Share, By Technology, 2014 ($Million)
Figure 23 Acrylic Dominates the Ink Resins Market, By Type,  2014 vs. 2019 ($Million)
Figure 24 Tags and Labels Growth to Be the Highest in the Flexographic Ink Market, By Application, 2015 vs. 2020 ($Million)
Figure 25 Regional Snapshot (2015-2020) Opportunities of Flexographic Ink Still Remain in India, China, and Brazil
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific–An Attractive Market Destination for All Flexographic Ink Applications
Figure 27 Future Growth of Varied Flexographic Ink Technologies in Asia-Pacific
Figure 28 North America Flexographic Ink Market Snapshot 2014: Demand Mainly Driven By U.S.
Figure 29 Europe Flexographic Ink Market Snapshot: Market is Advancing Technologically, But the Growth is Limited
Figure 30 Asia-Pacific Flexographic Ink Market Snapshot 2014 Demand Mainly Driven By the Rapid Expansion Witnessed in the Packaging Industry Sector
Figure 31 Companies Adopted New Product Development and Launch as Their Key Growth Strategy Between 2010 and 2015
Figure 32 Flexographic Ink Market Witnessed Maximum Developments in 2014
Figure 33 New Product Launch: the Most Popular Growth Strategy
Figure 34 Flexographic Ink Market Developments, By Key Player, 2010–2015
Figure 35 Regional Presence of Top-4 Companies
Figure 36 DIC Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 DIC Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 38 Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co.KGAA: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co.KGAA: SWOT Analysis
Figure 40 Toyo Ink Sc Holdings Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Toyo Ink Sc Holdings Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Sakata Inx Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Sakata Inx Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Flint Group: Business Overview
Figure 45 Flint Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 T&K Toka Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 The Braden Sutphin Ink Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Alden & OTT Printing Ink Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Nazdar Company Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Color Resolutions International: Company Snapshot

The flexographic ink market is estimated to reach around 937.91 Kilo tons by volume by 2020, signifying a firm CAGR of around 3.97% between 2015 and 2020.

The global flexographic ink market, along with its applications, showed a moderate growth in the past few years and is estimated to continue in the coming years. An increase in the demand in corrugated cardboard applications,flexible packaging,  and other applications will be the key influencing factors for the global flexographic inks market.

Currently, the Europe region is the largest consumer of flexographic inks. The countries such as Germany, Italy, and France is expected to lead the Europe flexographic ink market, with Germany having the largest share in the regional volumetric consumption of flexographic ink. The market volume of flexographic ink is comparatively low in the RoW region, but the estimated growth for the region is second highest after Asia-Pacific.

The North America and the Europe regions are the most active markets in terms of strategic initiatives, owing to their market demands. The rising demand for use of biodegradable products and renewable product and water based technology has led the rapid growth in the flexographic printing inks market.

The significant flexographic ink manufacturers are as Flint Group (Luxembourg), DIC Corporation (Japan), Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA (Germany), Sakata Inx (Japan), Toyo Ink S.C. Holdings (Japan), T&K Toka (Japan), and others.

Flexographic Ink Market Size, by Region, 2014 (Kilotons)

Flexographic Ink  Market

Source: Secondary Research, Expert Interviews, and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

This report covers the flexographic ink market by key regions and important countries in each of these regions. It also provides a detailed segmentation of the flexographic ink market on the basis of different resin type, technology, along with their key applications upto 2020.

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