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Global Ink Market: By Technology; By Ink Type; By Application; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2016-2026); Market Dynamics; Manufacturing Process; Project Requirement and Cost Involved; Loans and Financial Assistance; Project Economics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Ink Market Outlook

The global ink market reached a value of nearly USD 20.6 billion in 2020. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.0% in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to reach approximately USD 23.88 billion by 2026. 

 

Ink Market

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Based on technology, lithographic ink has emerged as the most prominent technology owing to its affordability and superior quality. Based on ink type, the global ink market has been segmented as oil based, solvent based, and water based inks, where oil-based inks account for the largest share in the industry. By applications, the label and packaging segment dominates the application area.

The global ink market is dominated by the Asia Pacific region. The demand is growing in the region due to the escalating consumer disposable incomes.

 

Properties and Applications

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.

 

Ink Market by Application

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On the basis of technology, the ink market is segregated into:

  • Lithographic  
  • Flexographic 
  • Gravure 
  • Digital  
  • Letterpress
  • Others

Based on ink type, the industry is divided into:

  • Oil Based
  • Solvent Based 
  • Water Based

Based on applications, the industry is segmented into:

  • Label and Packaging   
  • Commercial Printing
  • Publications   
  • Others

The regional markets for the product include North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Ink Market by Region

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Market Analysis

The global ink market is being driven by increasing demand for the product 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 industry is further expected to retain a stable growth during the forecast period. This report by Expert Market Research entitled “Global Ink Market Report and Forecast 2021-2026” provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray into the ink market.

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. 

 

Competitive Landscape

The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global ink market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:

  • ALTANA
  • Dow
  • Sun Chemical
  • Central Ink Corporation
  • Flint Group
  • Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • Others 

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis.

*We at Expert Market Research always thrive to give you the latest information. The numbers in the article are only indicative and may be different from the actual report.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Ink Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Ink Historical Market (2016-2020) 
    8.3    Global Ink Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    8.4    Global Ink Market by Technology
        8.4.1    Lithographic  
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.2    Flexographic 
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.3    Gravure 
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.4    Digital  
            8.4.4.1    Market Share
            8.4.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.5    Letterpress
            8.4.5.1    Market Share
            8.4.5.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.5.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.6    Others
    8.5    Global Ink Market by Ink Type
        8.5.1    Oil Based  
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.2    Solvent Based 
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.3    Water Based
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    8.6    Global Ink Market by Application
        8.6.1    Label and Packaging   
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.2    Commercial Printing
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.3    Publications   
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.4    Others
    8.7    Global Ink Market by Region
        8.7.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.1    North America
            8.7.1.2    Europe
            8.7.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.1.4    Latin America
            8.7.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyers Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Manufacturing Process

    12.1    Detailed Process Flow
    12.2    Operations Involved
    12.3    Mass Balance
13    Project Requirements and Costs Involved
    13.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    13.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    13.3    Plant Machinery
    13.4    Machinery Pictures
    13.5    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    13.6    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    13.7    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    13.8    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    13.9    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    13.10    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    13.11    Other Capital Investments
14    Loans and Financial Assistance
15    Project Economics

    15.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    15.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    15.3    Product Pricing and Margins
    15.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    15.5    Income Projections
    15.6    Expenditure Projections
    15.7    Financial Analysis
    15.8    Profit Analysis
16    Competitive Landscape
    16.1    Market Structure
    16.2    Key Players' Market Share
    16.3    Company Profiles
        16.3.1    ALTANA
            16.3.1.1    Company Overview
            16.3.1.2    Product Portfolio
            16.3.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.3.1.4    Certifications
        16.3.2    Dow
            16.3.2.1    Company Overview
            16.3.2.2    Product Portfolio
            16.3.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.3.2.4    Certifications
        16.3.3    Sun Chemical
            16.3.3.1    Company Overview
            16.3.3.2    Product Portfolio
            16.3.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.3.3.4    Certifications
        16.3.4    Central Ink Corporation
            16.3.4.1    Company Overview
            16.3.4.2    Product Portfolio
            16.3.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.3.4.4    Certifications
        16.3.5    Flint Group
            16.3.5.1    Company Overview
            16.3.5.2    Product Portfolio
            16.3.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.3.5.4    Certifications
        16.3.6    Akzo Nobel N.V.
            16.3.6.1    Company Overview
            16.3.6.2    Product Portfolio
            16.3.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.3.6.4    Certifications
        16.3.7    Others
17    Industry Events and Developments

 

List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Ink Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2026
2.    Global Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Technology (USD Billion), 2016-2020
3.    Global Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Technology (USD Billion), 2021-2026
4.    Global Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Ink Type (USD Billion), 2021-2026
5.    Global Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Ink Type (USD Billion), 2016-2020
6.    Global Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2016-2020
7.    Global Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2021-2026
8.    Global Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2016-2020
9.    Global Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2021-2026
10.    North America Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
11.    North America Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
12.    Europe Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
13.    Europe Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
14.    Asia Pacific Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
15.    Asia Pacific Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
16.    Latin America Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
17.    Latin America Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
18.    Middle East and Africa Ink Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2016-2020
19.    Middle East and Africa Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2021-2026
20.    Global Ink Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2020, the global ink market attained a value of nearly USD 20.6 billion. 

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.0% between 2021 and 2026.

The market is estimated to witness a stable growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to reach about USD 23.88 billion by 2026. 

The major drivers of the industry, such as the increasing applications of ink in the packaging and labelling industry, growth of the commercial printing sector, rising demand from the developing regions, rising disposable incomes, and the growing technological advancements are expected to aid the market growth.

The key market trend guiding the growth of the ink market is the development and launch of environment-friendly, vegetable-oil based inks.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific, with the Asia Pacific accounting for the largest market share.

Lithographic ink is the leading technology in the industry.

Oil based inks represent the leading ink type in the industry.

The application segment is led by the label and packaging sector.

The major players in the industry are ALTANA, Dow, Sun Chemical, Central Ink Corporation, Flint Group, and Akzo Nobel N.V., among others.

Analyst Review

The global ink market attained a value of USD 20 billion in 2020, driven by technological advancements and the growing product demand in the packaging and labelling sector. Aided by the growing demand for environment-friendly inks, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.0%. The ink market is projected to reach USD 23.88 billion by 2026. 

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its technology, the ink industry is led by lithographic segment. On the basis of ink type, oil based accounts for the leading share in the industry. On the basis of applications, the label and packaging sector dominates the industry. The major regional markets for ink are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa, with the Asia Pacific accounting for the largest share of the market. The key players in the above market include ALTANA, Dow, Sun Chemical, Central Ink Corporation, Flint Group, and Akzo Nobel N.V., among others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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