US demand for packaging inks, coatings and additives will rise 2.5 percent annually through 2013. Demand will benefit from more environmentally friendly packaging, which will foster new sustainable and efficient products such as powder coatings, energy-curable inks and coatings, and bioplastic additives.
This study analyzes the $2.6 billion US packaging inks, coatings and additives industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product type (e.g., flexographic ink, lithographic ink, water-based coatings, solvent-based coatings, stabilizers, clarifiers, antimicrobial agents), substrate and packaging type (e.g., rigid, flexible).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 39 industry players, including Sun Chemical, Valspar and Flint Group.