Ink Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022


Inks can be found on almost all the products that we use in our day-to-day life whether it is newspapers, magazines, books or plastic bottles, aluminium cans, etc. They are manufactured either in the form of a liquid or paste containing pigments/dyes and then used to colour a surface to produce an image, text or design in commercial printing, publishing and packaging industries. During 2009-2016, the global ink market grew at a CAGR of around 4% driven by increasing applications in the packaging and labelling industry, rising demand for environment-friendly (vegetable-oil based) inks, technological advancements and a growing demand from the emerging economies. The market is further expected to retain a stable growth during the forecast period. This report by Expert Market Research entitled “Ink Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022” provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray into the ink market.

Historical market trends for the global ink industry have been provided from 2009-2016 and forecasts have been presented till 2022. On a regional level, the report has segmented the global ink market into the following major regions – North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Asia pacific currently represents the largest market. On the basis of product type, the global ink market has been segmented as oil-based inks, solvent-based liquid inks, water-based liquid inks and other inks. Additionally, the report has segmented the global ink market by end-use industries (packaging, publishing and commercial printing industry and others) and by various technologies (Lithographic, Gravure, Flexographic and Digital) presently being used for printing inks.

The value chain analysis of the ink industry has also been covered in this report encompassing all the activities in the value chain such as procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution.  Furthermore, the study assesses the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which evaluates the level of competition in the market by analysing factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitutes and new entrants. A thorough evaluation of the competitive landscape of the ink industry has also been provided. Some of the key players in this market include Sun Chemicals, Flint Group, Toyo Ink, Siegwerk Group and Sakata INX.

This report provides an exhaustive insight for setting-up and running an ink manufacturing plant. Factors such as land requirement, construction requirement, raw material requirement, labour requirement, machinery requirement, manufacturing process, utility requirement, total capital investment, total operating costs, prices, income projections, expenditure projections, profit margins, net present value, return on investment, payback period, etc. have been  comprehensively covered in this report.

The following are the key questions answered by this report:

  • What are the market trends for the global ink market?
  • Which are the biggest markets (regions) for ink?
  • What are the major types of ink? Which are the most popular?
  • What are the key application areas for ink?
  • Who are the key manufacturers in the ink market?
  • What are the land and construction requirements to start an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements to start an ink manufacturing plant?
  • How is ink priced? What are the profit margins at various stages of the supply chain?
  • What is the total capital investment required to start an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the running costs of an ink manufacturing plant?
  • How much revenue can an ink manufacturing plant generate?

In order to prepare this research report, Expert Market Research conducted face to face and telephonic interviews with numerous industry participants in the ink industry. They included manufacturers, distributors, end users, consultants, marketing professionals, researchers, etc. Primary research accounted for the bulk of the research efforts, complemented by an extensive secondary research. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, books, journals, white papers, newspapers, magazines, government sources and various proprietary databases.

Expert Market Research uses its comprehensive database of macroeconomic and industry specific data to produce its market forecasts. The initial baseline forecast is produced with the most recent market data. After an initial baseline forecast, all future macroeconomic and sector-specific events and assumptions are taken into account to generate the final forecast.

Chapter 1 Preface
    1.1 Research Methodology and Market Definitions
    1.2 Introduction
    1.3 Report Summary
Chapter 2 Global Ink Market: Industry Overview
    2.1 Key Factors Driving the Ink Industry
    2.2 Market Trends
    2.3 Market Breakup by Region
        2.3.1 Asia Pacific
        2.3.2 North America
        2.3.3 Europe
        2.3.4 Others
    2.4 Market Breakup by Ink Type
        2.4.1 Oil Based Inks
        2.4.2 Solvent Based Liquid Inks
        2.4.3 Water Based Liquid Inks
        2.4.4 Other Inks
    2.5 Market Breakup by End–Use Industry
        2.5.1 Packaging
        2.5.2 Publishing and Commercial Printing
        2.5.3 Others
    2.6 Market Breakup by Technology Used
        2.6.1 Lithographic Printing
        2.6.2 Gravure Printing
        2.6.3 Flexographic Printing
        2.6.4 Digital Printing
        2.6.5 Other Printing Methods
     2.7  SWOT Analysis
         2.7.1 Strengths
         2.7.2 Weaknesses
         2.7.3 Opportunities
         2.7.4 Threats
    2.8 Value Chain Analysis
    2.9 Imports and Exports
    2.10 Market Outlook
Chapter 3 Porters Five Forces Analysis
    3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
    3.3 Threat of New Entrants
    3.4 Threat of Substitutes
    3.5 Degree of Competition
Chapter 4 Competitive Landscape
    4.1 Competitive Structure
    4.2 Market Breakup by Key Players
    4.3 Key Player Profiles
        4.3.1 Sun Chemicals
        4.3.2 Flint Group
        4.3.3 Toyo Ink
        4.3.4 Siegwerk Group
        4.3.5 Sakata INX
Chapter 5 Setting Up an Ink Manufacturing Plant
    5.1 Key Success and Risk Factors for Manufacturing Ink
    5.2 Products Manufactured
    5.3 Manufacturing Process Involved
    5.4 Process Flow
    5.5 Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
Chapter 6 Capital Investment
    6.1 Land Requirements and Investment
    6.2 Construction Requirements and Investment
    6.3 Machinery Requirements and Investment
    6.4 Other Capital Requirements and Investment
Chapter 7 Operating Expenditures
    7.1 Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    7.2 Packaging Requirements and Costs
    7.3 Labour Requirements and Costs
    7.4 Transportation Requirements and Costs
    7.5 Utility Requirements and Costs
    7.6 Financial Support
    7.7 Other Operating Expenditures
Chapter 8 Project Economics
    8.1 Techno-Economic Parameters
    8.2 Product Pricing and Margins
    8.3 Income Projections
    8.4 Expenditure Projections
    8.5 Taxation
    8.6 Depreciation
    8.7 Financial Analysis

List of Figures

Figure 2 1: Global Ink Market: Sales Value Trend (in USD Billion), 2009-2016
Figure 2 2: Global Ink Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 2 3: Global Ink Market: Breakup by Ink Type (in %), 2016
Figure 2 4: Global Ink Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 2 5: Global Ink Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 2 6: Global Ink Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 2 7: Global Ink Market Forecast: Sales Value Trend (in USD Billion), 2017-2022
Figure 4 1: Global Ink Market: Breakup of Key Players (in %), 2016
Figure 5 1: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 5 2: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Conversion Rates of Feedstocks
Figure 6 1: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 7 1: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Ink Packaging
Figure 8 1: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Operating Costs (in %)

List of Tables

Table 2 1: Global Ink Market: Import Volumes and Values of Major Countries, 2016
Table 2 2: Global Ink Market: Export Volumes and Values of Major Countries, 2016
Table 4 1: Global Ink Market: Sales Values of Key Players (in USD Million), 2016
Table 6 1: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 6 2: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Land Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 6 3: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Construction Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 6 4: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Machinery Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 6 5: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Other Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 7 1: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements and Costs (in Tons/Day)
Table 7 2: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Labour Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 7 3: Overview of Financial Support
Table 8 1: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Various Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 8 2: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in USD)
Table 8 3: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in USD)
Table 8 4: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (Without Considering Taxes)
Table 8 5: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (On Considering Taxes)

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