Printing Inks

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US printing ink demand will reach $4.8 billion in 2013, supported by shifts toward more environmentally friendly ink formulations and digital inks. Among raw materials, additives and colorants will benefit from demand for better performing printing inks with brighter colors. Packaging will remain the largest and fastest-growing market.

This study analyzes the two billion pound US printing ink industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by raw material (e.g., vehicles, colorants, additives), ink type (e.g., lithographic, flexographic, gravure, digital, letterpress) and market (e.g., packaging, commercial printing, publication).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 43 industry players, including Sun Chemical, Flint Group and INX International.

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  1. Printing Inks

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | PRINTING INK SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

        $245.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending

        $82.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales

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        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Printing & Publishing Overview

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        1. Table | PRINTING & PUBLISHING SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Packaging Overview

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        1. 3.7.1 Packaging Shipments

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          1. Table | PACKAGING SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (billion dollars)

        2. 3.7.2 Packaging Materials

          $132.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

      8. 3.8 Pricing & Product Mix

        $84.00

        1. Table | PRINTING INK PRICING (dollars per pound)

      9. 3.9 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | PRINTING INK MARKET, 1998-2008

      10. 3.10 Printing Process Overview

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        1. 3.10.1 Lithography

          $82.00

        2. 3.10.2 Flexography

          $82.00

        3. 3.10.3 Gravure

          $82.00

        4. 3.10.4 Letterpress

          $82.00

        5. 3.10.5 Digital

          $82.00

        6. 3.10.6 Other

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      11. 3.11 Technology

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      12. 3.12 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

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        1. 3.12.1 Alternative Inks

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        2. 3.12.2 Ink Recycling & Deinking Issues

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      13. 3.13 International Activity

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      14. 3.14 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

    4. 4 RAW MATERIALS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | PRINTING INK RAW MATERIAL CONSUMPTION (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Printing Ink Vehicles

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        1. Table | VEHICLE CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Resins

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          1. Table | RESIN CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.2 Oils

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          1. Table | PROCESS OIL CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

        4. 4.2.3 Solvents

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          1. Table | SOLVENT CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Colorants

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        1. Table | COLORANT CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Carbon Black

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          1. Table | CARBON BLACK IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

        3. 4.3.2 Other Pigments & Dyes

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          1. Table | OTHER PIGMENTS & DYES IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

      4. 4.4 Additives

        $296.00

        1. Table | ADDITIVE CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

        2. 4.4.1 Waxes

          $82.00

          1. Table | WAX CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

        3. 4.4.2 Surfactants

          $82.00

          1. Table | SURFACTANT CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

        4. 4.4.3 Other Additives

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ADDITIVES CONSUMPTION IN PRINTING INKS (million pounds)

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | PRINTING INK DEMAND BY TYPE & FORMULATION (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Lithographic Inks

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        1. Table | LITHOGRAPHIC INK SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Product Types & Formulations

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          1. Table | LITHOGRAPHIC INK DEMAND BY TYPE & FORMULATION (million dollars)

          2. Table | WEB OFFSET INK DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | SHEETFED OFFSET INK DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Markets

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          1. Table | LITHOGRAPHIC INK MARKETS (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Flexographic Inks

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        1. Table | FLEXOGRAPHIC INK SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Formulations

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          1. Table | FLEXOGRAPHIC INK DEMAND BY FORMULATION (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Markets

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          1. Table | FLEXOGRAPHIC INK MARKETS (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Gravure Inks

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        1. Table | GRAVURE INK SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Formulations

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          1. Table | GRAVURE INK DEMAND BY FORMULATION (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Markets

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          1. Table | GRAVURE INK MARKETS (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Digital Inks

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        1. Table | DIGITAL INK SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.5.1 Formulations

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          1. Table | DIGITAL INK DEMAND BY FORMULATION (million dollars)

        3. 5.5.2 Markets

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          1. Table | DIGITAL INK MARKETS (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Letterpress Inks

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        1. Table | LETTERPRESS INK SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.6.1 Product Types & Formulations

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          1. Table | LETTERPRESS INK DEMAND BY TYPE & FORMULATION (million dollars)

        3. 5.6.2 Markets

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          1. Table | LETTERPRESS INK MARKETS (million dollars)

      7. 5.7 Other Printing Inks

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        1. Table | OTHER PRINTING INK SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.7.1 Product Types & Formulations

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          1. Table | OTHER PRINTING INK DEMAND BY TYPE & FORMULATION (million dollars)

        3. 5.7.2 Markets

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    6. 6 MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | PRINTING INK DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Packaging

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        1. Table | PACKAGING MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Rigid Containers

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          1. Table | RIGID CONTAINER SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | RIGID CONTAINER MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

          3. Table | PAPERBOARD CONTAINER MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

          4. Table | CORRUGATED BOX MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

          5. Table | RIGID PLASTIC CONTAINER MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

          6. Table | METAL CAN MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

          7. Table | GLASS & OTHER CONTAINER MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Flexible Packaging

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          1. Table | FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND (billion dollars)

          2. Table | FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

          3. Table | FLEXIBLE FOOD PACKAGING MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

          4. Table | FLEXIBLE NON-FOOD PACKAGING MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Labels

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          1. Table | LABEL DEMAND (billion dollars)

          2. Table | LABEL MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        5. 6.2.4 Retail Bags & Sacks

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          1. Table | RETAIL BAG & SACK SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | RETAIL BAG & SACK MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        6. 6.2.5 Product Types

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          1. Table | PACKAGING INK DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        7. 6.2.6 Product Formulations

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          1. Table | PACKAGING INK DEMAND BY FORMULATION (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Commercial Printing

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        1. 6.3.1 Commercial Printing Industry Overview

          $86.00

          1. Table | COMMERCIAL PRINTING SHIPMENTS BY PROCESS & PRODUCT (billion dollars)

        2. 6.3.2 Printing Ink Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | COMMERCIAL PRINTING MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.3 Applications

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        4. 6.3.4 Product Types & Formulations

          $86.00

          1. Table | COMMERCIAL PRINTING INK DEMAND BY TYPE & FORMULATION (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Publication

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        1. Table | PUBLICATION MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Periodicals

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          1. Table | PERIODICALS INDICATORS

          2. Table | PERIODICALS MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.2 Newspapers

          $173.00

          1. Table | NEWSPAPER INDICATORS

          2. Table | NEWSPAPER MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        4. 6.4.3 Books

          $133.00

          1. Table | BOOK INDICATORS

          2. Table | BOOK MARKET FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        5. 6.4.4 Other Publication Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER PUBLICATION MARKETS FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

        6. 6.4.5 Product Types & Formulations

          $82.00

          1. Table | PUBLICATION PRINTING INK DEMAND BY TYPE & FORMULATION (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR PRINTING INKS (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. Table | PRINTING INK SALES BY COMPANY, 2008 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

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      4. 7.4 Research & Development

        $82.00

      5. 7.5 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Marketing Strategies

        $116.00

      7. 7.7 Distribution

        $82.00

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

        $4,666.00

      9. 7.9 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $82.00

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