Ink Additives Market (By Type: Rheology Modifiers, Wetting Agents [Defoamers, Dispersants], Others; By Printing Process: Flexography, Lithography, Digital, Gravure, Others; By Printing Inks: Solvent-based, Water-based, UV-cured; By Application: Publishing, Packaging, Commercial Printing, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 - 2026

Category : Chemicals and Materials | Published at : April-2019 | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Published | Pages : 160


The report provides analysis of global Ink Additives market for the period 2016-2026, wherein 2019 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2017 is considered as the base year. According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the global Ink Additives market is expected to grow at noteworthy CAGR around 5.5 % throughout the forecast period and reach around US$ 3.4 billion by 2026. Due to the rising demand from the packaging industry, the global market for ink additives is expected to grow considerably during the forecast period. Additives enhance the performance, colour, appearance, finish, printability, 3D effects and ink adhesive. The additive type is based on the product and application characteristics. Defoamers, for example, prevent foaming during the process of production and are suitable for flexographic water-based and printing of prints.

In the market are available various types of ink additives. Topics, waxes, defoamers and dispersants are included. They offer various outcomes. Tensile agents for example improve the wetting of pigments or substrate; waxes promote rubbing resistance; and plasticizers improve film flexibility. Tin additives can be produced in the final printing tin in accordance with the exact requirement. Additives in tin, for example packaging, printing, publishing, commercial or printing procedures, such as lithography, flexography, gravure, and digital printing, can be adapted even for certain applications.

However, custom ink additives can only develop by close cooperation between manufacturers of ink printing and manufacturers of ink additives. Such cooperation provides profitable opportunities for manufacturers of ink additives.

Market Dynamics

The packaging of all goods is necessary. Packaging is an important factor in the consumer's buying decision. Goods are protected from improper handling, tough environments and transportation by packaging. An important role in the sale of the goods is attractive packaging. These benefits from packaging have begun to be realized by manufacturers and consumers. This has led to a substantial increase in the global packaging industry over the last few years. During the forecast period, the trend is expected to continue. Printing tints are required for every kind of packaging and all printed tins need one of the raw materials ink additives.

Digitization refers to the digital development of text and images. Digitalization has accelerated the development of computers, smart phones and high-speed internet. There are currently several textbooks, newspapers, illustrative books, etc. on the web. Even marketing campaigns do not require any material to be printed anymore, and can be carried out completely online. The e-commerce trend is increasing rapidly worldwide. Publication and commercial printing have been obstructed with digitizing across a number of sectors, such as e-commerce, books and marketers. In turn, the global ink additives market will likely be restricted during the forecast period by substantial declines in paper communications.

Industry Outlook

Packaging is a marketing aspect of great importance that influences the purchasing decision of consumers. A major consumer of printing inks is the packaging industry. In the next few years the demand for ink additives are estimated to increase in the food-and beverages industry and the demand for flexible packaging in the health care industry. The global ink additive market for the forecast period will be driven by increasing demand in the global packaging industry. The worldwide packaging industry in 2016 was estimated at around US$ 800 billion and is expected to expand fast over the forecast period.

Ink additives in many different forms, including dispersants, defoamers, waxes and surfactants, are available. Various types of ink additives offer various end results. Plasticizers improve the flexibility of printed film, for example, waxes promote rube resistance. Chelating agents increase ink viscosity and improve adhesion. Surfactory agents improve wetting of pigments or substrates.

The manufacturers of tin additives are able to work in close cooperation with the manufacturers of printing tin to understand its precise requirements and to produce tints accordingly. Specific printing processes such as lithography, flexography or engraving and digital printing can be helped to develop printing inks tailored to specific processes, as well as to applications such as packaging, publishing and commercial printing. Tin additive manufacturers are greatly enhanced by close ties and the provision of customized tin additives to printing inks manufacturers.

The most frequently used ink additives are weighing agents. The benefit of wettering agents which drive their use includes the development of the necessary surface stress and contact angle, hydrophobic character and multifunctional capacities such as dispersants, defoamers and levelling agents. As a matter of fact, wetting agents are more frequently utilized than defoamers for multifunctional applications. Companies produce a variety of weathering agents and attempt to convey to them various combinations of properties.

Regional Insights

Regionally, a global market in ink additives has been split into Latin America (the United States of America and Canada), Latin America, (Germany, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America), Europe and Middle East and Africa (GCC, South Africa, and Middle East & Africa) (ASEAN, China, India and the rest of Europe) (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and Spain, Russia & the CIS) Asia Pacific, due to the large volume of ink production taking place in the region, is the leading consumer of ink additives.
Segmented based on Type, Printing Process, Printing Ink, Application

As far as type is concerned, the global market for ink additives has been divided into wetting agents, rheology modificators, among them other things. Dispersants and defoamers are the leading subtypes of wetting agents and a leading market share in the dispersants sub-segment. The wide range of properties that wetting agents give to printing tin have resulted in wetting agents gaining a major proportion of the world market for ink additives. The lithography, flexography, engraving, digital etc. are the basis of the printing process.

The flexographic sector holds a key market share, particularly as flexographic printing in end-user industries like the packaging industry is widely used. The world market for additives in tin is divided into water-based, solvent-based and UV-curing products for printing ink. The solvent-based printing tints use a large proportion of ink additives. The market was divided into packaging, publication, commercial printing and others with respect to application. The primary use of ink additives is packaging. In addition, the market for packaging segments in the global market for ink additives is expected to increase their share in the near future with increased awareness of the importance of packaging.

Market Segmentation

Ink Additives Market by Type

  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Wetting Agents
    • Defoamers
    • Dispersants
  • Others

Ink Additives Market by Printing Process

  • Flexography
  • Lithography
  • Digital
  • Gravure
  • Others

Ink Additives Market by Printing Inks

  • Solvent-based
  • Water-based
  • UV-cured

Ink Additives Market by Application

  • Publishing
  • Packaging
  • Commercial Printing
  • Others

Global Ink Additives Market, by Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA

The market research study on “Ink Additives Market (By Type: Rheology Modifiers, Wetting Agents [Defoamers, Dispersants], Others; By Printing Process: Flexography, Lithography, Digital, Gravure, Others; By Printing Inks: Solvent-based, Water-based, UV-cured; By Application: Publishing, Packaging, Commercial Printing, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 - 2026” offers detailed insights on global Ink Additives market segments with market dynamics and their impact. The report provides insights on global Ink Additives market. The report also covers basic technology development policies.

The report offers an overview of the market and statistical diagrams to support the expected figures. Our analysts predict the market scope and future prospects in an insightful way. The Acumen Research and Consulting report contains a comprehensive analysis of the global market in Ink Additives segmented. The report outlines numerous growth strategies implemented by companies as well as the latest market trends. The market share and current position of all leading players are discussed in detail. It analyzes players ' new revenue sources and highlights the different strategies.

Key Players and Strategies

The Ink Additives market is consolidated with large number of manufacturers. The company profiling of key players in the market includes major business strategies, company overview and revenues. The key players of the market are BASF Group, Altana AG, Dow Chemicals Company, and Evonik Industries., among others.

The global market for tin additives is moderately consolidated, with a significant market share represented by several multinationals. These businesses have succeeded in developing various ink additive brands and product lines. They have also developed a large network of distributors in different countries and regions to penetrate markets.

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