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core tips: 1. Overview and classification of the ink industry. Ink is a fluid substance with pigment particles evenly dispersed in the connecting material and a certain viscosity. For scientific research and material analysis, an experimental machine with accuracy of 0.5 level is required; There is a certain gap in technology between experimental machines with accuracy of 0.5 and 1. It is an indispensable and important material in printing. In the call to send

ink is a kind of fluid material with pigment particles evenly dispersed in the connecting material and a certain viscosity. It is an indispensable and important material in printing. Today, when we call for the development of low-carbon economy and the promotion of green and environmental protection, the production and use of energy-saving and environmental friendly inks are increasingly becoming the consensus of the ink industry and the printing industry

the connecting material is mainly made of various resins and solvents. It is used as the carrier of pigments to adjust the viscosity, fluidity, dryness and transfer performance of the ink, and make the ink dry, fixed and film-forming on the surface of the substrate. Pigments determine the color, tinting power, chromaticity, solvent resistance, light resistance, heat resistance and so on. Additives are a small amount of auxiliary materials added in the process of ink manufacturing and printing to improve ink performance and adjust the printing adaptability of ink. There are many kinds of inks. Different types of inks have different compositions and different properties. According to the different printing layout, solvent type and drying method, it can be mainly divided into the following categories:

according to the printing layout classification: gravure printing ink, flexo printing ink, silk printing ink and spray printing ink

classified by solvent type: benzophenone solvent ink, oily ink, alcohol/ester solvent ink, water-based ink and solvent-free ink

classified by drying method: volatile drying ink, oxidized conjunctiva drying ink, heat curing drying ink, ultraviolet curing (UV) drying ink and other drying inks

the ink industry came into being after the first industrial revolution in western countries, and developed rapidly due to the development of chemical industry and packaging and printing industry. Since the 1980s, with the development of the global economy and the progress of science and technology, the output of the global ink manufacturing industry has been rising, and the industry concentration has increased significantly. The world's top 10 ink enterprises account for more than 70% of the world's market share. The United States, China, Japan and Germany have become the world's major ink producers and consumers. In recent years, the global annual output of ink is about 4.2 to 4.5 million tons, of which China's ink output accounts for about 17% of the total global ink output. China has become the second largest ink production and manufacturing country in the world

related reports: Beijing Puhua Youce Information Consulting Co., Ltd. annual ink industry segment analysis and prospect forecast report

2. Ink industry segment situation and trend analysis

China's annual ink output has grown from 697000 tons in 2015 to 794000 tons in 2019, with an average annual growth rate of about 3.3%. In the past ten years, the quality and quantity of ink products in our country have changed greatly compared with the previous years, but the per capita consumption of printed matter in our country is still very low. With the sustainable development of our national economy, the vigorous development of ink is also obvious. In the future, the development of China's ink industry, in addition to increasing products, will pay more attention to adjusting the product structure, which mainly lies in improving the production concentration, increasing research and development efforts, improving the scientific and technological content and product quality, and the environmental protection performance of polyurethane waterproof coatings will also have a significant improvement and product stability, so as to better meet the needs of today's modern printing industry with multi-color, high-speed, fast drying, pollution-free and low consumption

analysis of annual ink output and growth rate

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from the perspective of product structure, according to the relevant statistics of the China ink Association, the radiation curing Professional Committee of the China photosensitive society, etc., in 2018, China's offset ink output accounted for about 36.0% of the total domestic ink output, and the total output of flexo and gravure inks (the main application field of liquid inks) accounted for about 42.8% of the total domestic ink output, UV ink accounts for about 9.2% of the total domestic ink output

(1) UV ink market analysis

at present, the most important application field of UV ink in China is the printing of high-end cigarettes, alcohol, health products and cosmetics packaging, accounting for more than half of its share; Secondly, the printing of various trademarks and bills; The rest are the printing of products with special materials or special uses, such as magnetic cards, plastic sheets and other products, and the trend of using UV printing technology for plastic sheets is constantly developing

in recent years, led UV curing technology has gradually risen, and it is expected to become the mainstream curing technology in the future. The ink is cured by LED lamp. Its wavelength range is very narrow (at present, it is mostly 365~395nm single wavelength). The LED lamp has longer service life, higher energy efficiency and lower energy consumption. Moreover, the LED lamp can be switched on and off instantaneously without preheating, with extremely low thermal radiation and no ozone generation. It is safer, more environmental friendly and more energy-saving than the high-pressure mercury lamp used in the curing of traditional UV oil and ink. According to yole, a market research organization, the market share of LED UV curing light sources in the world will increase from 21% in 2015 to 52% in 2021. UV-LED inks have good prospects for development in the future

from the perspective of product structure, based on the good energy-saving and environmental protection performance of UV inks, the proportion of the output of UV inks (including printing UV inks and solder resist UV inks) in the total output of domestic inks is on the rise, which has increased from 5.24% in 2012 to 9.17% in 2018. The growth is rapid, and it is expected that there is still a large room for growth in the future

(2) market analysis of offset printing ink

with the progress of the printing industry, printing technology and printing equipment continue to improve. Offset printing has been valued and developed by domestic and foreign printing manufacturers for its unique advantages, such as rapid and convenient plate making, low cost, high printing quality, wide range of paper use, large flexibility of printing quantity, etc., so that it has been developed rapidly and widely, Thus, offset printing occupies a leading position in the international printing industry. In 2018, China's offset printing ink production accounted for 36.00% of the total domestic ink production, that is, about 276500 tons. Offset printing inks used for offset printing have also been developed rapidly, with an increasing variety and manufacturing level

in the future, offset printing inks will basically remain stable with the development and changes of the downstream printing industry, and the corresponding product structure adjustment and product iterative upgrading will be carried out according to the upgrading of national environmental protection requirements. The proportion of all vegetable oil and low VOCs environmental friendly inks will gradually increase

with the improvement of networking process, people have diversified ways to obtain information, which makes the demand for traditional information publishing printing decline. However, the declining demand of this part is mainly to eliminate high-energy consumption products such as traditional publishing, advertising and printing. On the contrary, the part that truly reflects the printing value will still be better developed, and offset printing ink products will still develop in the direction of environmental protection, energy conservation and high added value

(3) market analysis of liquid ink

from the perspective of product structure, the proportion of China's liquid ink production in the total domestic ink production is basically maintained at about 42%. With the further improvement of environmental protection requirements, the product structure of liquid inks in China will change greatly, toluene and ketone solvent inks will be eliminated, and alcohol water-soluble and water-soluble water-based inks will gradually occupy the dominant position

(4) analysis of the digital ink-jet market

digital ink-jet printing technology is an advanced printing technology rising in recent years. This technology is based on the application technology of the principle of liquid splitting from micro fluid into droplets, which allows the ink to pass through the nozzle of the ink-jet printer under the action of pressure, relying on high frequency to produce a continuous jet, which is sprayed onto the substrate for printing. Digital ink-jet printing technology is a kind of non-contact printing, which can realize digital variable printing. It is suitable for printing all kinds of materials and has been widely used in many manufacturing industries

digital ink-jet printing in China has developed rapidly in recent years, and the demand for digital ink-jet is also increasing year by year. At present, the supply of high-end products in China's inkjet ink market is mainly provided by foreign inkjet printing equipment manufacturers (supporting equipment). As the digital inkjet provided by the domestic leading ink manufacturing enterprises is directly supplied to the domestic inkjet printing market, the net import status of inkjet ink in China is expected to be reversed

3. Development trend of ink industry

compared with developed countries such as Europe, America and Japan, China's ink industry, especially the production and use of energy-saving and environmental friendly inks, started late. Due to the large amount of benzene based solvents used in traditional solvent based inks, European and American countries have gradually used environmental friendly inks since 2000. Under the same experimental conditions, different results may be obtained to replace traditional inks. Japan also issued relevant environmental friendly ink standards in 2002 to promote the application of environmental friendly inks in the packaging of food, drugs and maternal and infant products. The production of environmental friendly ink and the formulation of relevant standards in China started late, but with the rapid development of the national economy and the continuous enhancement of environmental protection awareness, through the introduction, digestion, absorption and re innovation of technology and equipment, China's ink industry has made great progress, and China's Ink Market is developing in the direction of high technology, industrialization, standardization, safety, energy conservation and environmental protection

in recent years, with the gradual strengthening of environmental protection and safety production supervision, and the continuous improvement of the concept of energy conservation and environmental protection, UV inks, water-based inks, whole vegetable oil offset printing inks and other products, especially UV inks and other environmentally friendly, efficient, energy-saving, adaptable, and economic advantages are gradually reflected. In the future development trend of intelligent manufacturing, UV ink can meet the large-scale automatic printing with low energy consumption and high efficiency, and can well match the complex production process. Its replacement of traditional solvent based ink, coating and other materials is the inevitable trend of industrial transformation and development

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