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Key Challenges and Issues facing the World Ink Ingredients Market

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World Ink Ingredients Market

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This report analyzes the US market for Ink Ingredients in Thousand Metric Tons, and US$ Million. The major product segments analyzed are Conventional Ink Ingredients, and Digital-Based Ingredients. The sub-segments analyzed for Conventional Ink Ingredients are Solvent-Based Ingredients (Colorants, Vehicles, Additives), Water-Based Ingredients (Colorants, Vehicles, Additives), Oil-Based Ingredients (Colorants, Vehicles, Additives), and UV-Based Ingredients (Colorants, Vehicles, Additives). The sub-segments analyzed for Digital Ink Ingredients are Solvent-Based Ingredients (Colorants, Vehicles, Additives), Water-Based Ingredients (Colorants, Vehicles, Additives), UV-Based Ingredients (Colorants, Vehicles, Additives). Annual forecasts are provided for for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 165 companies including many key and niche players such as BASF Corporation, Performance Chemicals, Cabot Corporation, Carbon Black Division, Ciba Holding Inc., Clariant Corporation, Color Resolutions International LLC, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation, Flint Group, Flint Group Pigments, Nazdar Company, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments, and Toyo Ink America LLC. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.



INK INGREDIENTS MCP-1867 
A US MARKET REPORT 


CONTENTS 


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Colorants I-4 
Vehicles I-4 
Additives I-4 
Digital Ink Ingredients I-4 
Solvent-Based Ink Ingredients I-5 
Radiation Cure-Based Ink Ingredients I-5 


II. A US MARKET REPORT 

1. Industry Overview II-1 
Growing Profile of the Ink Ingredients Industry II-1 
Challenges of Globalization II-1 
Market Overview II-2 
Market Structure II-2 
Major Market Participants II-3 
Table 1: Leading Players in the US Ink Ingredients Market for 
2004: Percentage Breakdown for Sun Chemical, Flint Ink, 
Clariant Corporation, Bayer Chemicals and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 
Outlook II-3 

2. Factors Influencing the Market II-4 
Analysis of Ink Ingredient Prices II-4 
Escalating Ink Ingredient Costs Shake Printing Ink Industry II-4 
Digital Inks - The Fastest Growing Sector II-4 
Manufacturers Resort to Price Hikes II-5 
Technological Innovations: Industry's Saving Grace II-5 
UV-Curable Ink Ingredients: Changing the Market's Profit Ratio II-5 
Shift from Solvent to Water-Based Ink Technology II-6 
Environmental Regulations Affect Market Scenario II-6 
Eco-Friendly Ingredients Make Inroads II-6 
Rising Demand for Quality Ingredients Upholds Market Growth II-7 
Economic Pressure Abstain Manufacturers from Price Hikes II-7 
Harmonizing Supply-Demand Equation Crucial for Market Success II-7 
UV and EB Ink Ingredients: Poised to Grow II-7 
Printing inks - Promising Market Growth II-8 
Strategic Acquisitions Lead to Consolidation II-8 
Shift to Inexpensive Production Bases Hampers Growth II-8 
New Applications Expedite Ink Ingredients Market II-8 

3. Product Overview II-9 
Ink Ingredients: An Overview II-9 
Solvent-Based Ink Ingredients II-9 
Radiation Cure-Based Ink Ingredients II-9 
Hybrid Inks II-9 
Conventional Ink Components II-10 
Colorants II-10 
Pigments II-10 
An Overview II-10 
A Key Constituent Used in Inks II-10 
Primary Producers of Pigments II-11 
Organic Pigment Powders II-11 
Synthetic Organic Pigments II-11 
Types of Organic Pigments Based on Quality II-11 
Flush Quality II-11 
Dispersion Quality II-12 
Microencapsulated Quality II-12 
Press Cake Quality II-12 
Toner Quality Powder II-12 
Classification of Organic Pigments Based on Color II-12 
Fluorescent Organic Pigments II-12 
Inorganic Pigments II-12 
Physical Properties II-13 
Types of Inorganic Pigments II-13 
Carbon Black II-13 
Frankfurt Black II-13 
Extenders and Fillers II-13 
Specialty Pigments II-13 
Metallic Pigments II-13 
Luminescent Type Pigments II-14 
Pearlescent Pigments II-14 
Dyes II-14 
Industry Trends II-15 
Colorants in Diverse Ink Systems II-15 
Water-Based Colorants II-15 
Colorants in Solvent-Based Inks II-15 
Colorants - Essential Oil-Based Ink Ingredients II-15 
Colorants in UV-Cure Inks II-16 
Vehicles - A Brief Sketch II-16 
Resins II-16 
Overview II-16 
Applications of Resins II-16 
Potential Market II-17 
Polyvinyl Butyral Resins Family II-17 
Sulfopolyester Resins II-17 
Applications II-17 
Vehicles in Different Ink Systems II-18 
Vehicles in Water-Based Inks II-18 
Vehicles - Excellent Oil-based Ink Ingredients II-18 
Vehicles in Solvent-Based Inks II-18 
Vehicles as UV-Cure Ink Ingredients II-18 
Soybean Oil - An Essential Vehicle II-19 
Additives II-19 
Additives and their Functions II-20 
Waxes II-20 
Surface Modifying Additives and Anti-Skinning Agents II-20 
Driers and Distillates II-20 
Biocides and Extenders II-20 
Additives in Various Ink Systems II-20 
Water-Based Additives II-20 
Additives in Solvent-Based Inks II-20 
Additives in Oil-Based Inks II-21 
Additives in UV-Cure Inks II-21 
Stabilizers II-21 
Rheology Modifiers II-21 
Adhesion Promoters II-21 
Oxygen Inhibitors II-21 
Digital Ink Ingredients II-21 
Continuous Ink Jet II-22 
Drop-on-Demand Ink Jet II-22 
Potential Market II-22 
Colorant - A Vital Digital Ink Ingredient II-22 
Vehicles in Digital Inks II-22 
Digital UV-Cure Based Additives II-23 

4. Issues Impacting the Ink Ingredients Industry II-24 
Need to Cut Down Use of Solvents in Inks II-24 
Waste Ink Dilemma II-24 
Oil Retention in Inks: A Crucial Issue II-24 
Drive Towards VOC Emissions Control II-25 

5. Technological Innovations II-26 
Dainippon Creates Ink for all Types of Paper II-26 
Toyo develops Edible Ink for Printing on Eggs II-26 
Dainippon Releases Fountain Solution Additive II-26 
Sun Chemical Develops Ink range with Little Migration II-26 
Individual Efforts in Ink Ingredients Innovation II-26 
Inkjet Ink with Particulate Additive II-26 
New York Inventors Develop Aqueous Ink Compositions II-26 
Minnesota Developers Create Ink-Receptive Substrate II-27 
New System Handles Printing Ink Film II-27 
Pigmented Ink for Inkjet Printers II-27 
Non-Pigmented Ink Composition for Inkjet Printing II-27 
California Creators Invent Pigment-Based Ink Systems II-27 
Pigmented Inks to Enhance Ink Performance II-28 

6. Product Innovations/Introductions II-29 
Ciba Rolls out New Screen Printing Ink II-29 
Flint Group Europe Launches New Solvent Based Inks II-29 
Flint Group Unveils Ecologically Friendly Sheetfed Ink Series II-29 
Flint Group Europe Launches Premo(R) Concept II-30 
Superior Printing Ink Rolls out Enhanced Portfolio of Sheetfed 
Inks II-30 
Nazdar Launches LYSON(R) 2100 Series Inks II-30 
Nazdar Rolls out New UV Curable Digital Ink Series II-30 
Ciba Launches Conducive Inks for High-Speed Applications II-30 
Sun Chemical Unveils Synergy(TM) UV Inks II-30 
Sun Chemical Launches New EXPRESS(TM) Process Ink II-31 
DuPont Introduces Artistri(TM) 3320 Digital Printing Solution II-31 
Sun Chemical Introduces Triton(TM) Process Inks II-31 
DuPont Unveils Software for Artistri(TM) Printing II-31 
Sun Chemical Launches WetFlex(TM) Printing Process II-32 
SunJet(R) Launches Crystal(R) UV Curable Inks II-32 
Ethox Launches New Line of Dispersants II-32 
Nazdar Unveils New Series of UV Screen Inks II-32 
SunJet Launches UV-Curable Inkjet Inks II-32 
Sunbelt Expands Colorants for Solvent-Based Inks II-33 
Ciba Introduces New Dyes for Inkjet Prints II-33 
Xaar Launches New Quick Dry Ink II-33 
Tego Unveils New Emulsion II-33 
Tego Introduces Hydrophobing Resins II-33 

7. Recent Industry Activity II-34 
Label Makers Selects Sun Chemical Solaris Colorsat II-34 
INX to Produce UV Ink in Thailand II-34 
DuPont Digital Printing to Sell Digital Textile Inks through OEMs II-34 
Nazdar to Acquire Lyson Ltd II-34 
DuPont Announces Partnership with Kothari Info-Tech II-35 
INX Merges with Triangle Digital II-35 
Hexion Acquires Azko's Inks & Adhesives Resin Operations II-35 
Ferro Establishes New Plants in Spain II-35 
BASF Collaborates with Stork to Develop Pigment Ink Solution II-35 
Superior Sets Up New Manufacturing Unit in the US II-35 
BASF to Acquire Engelhard II-36 
Wikoff Enters Into an Agreement to Acquire Frontier Printing Inks II-36 
XSYS Prints and Flint Ink Forms New Company II-36 
Sun Chemical Hikes Ink Prices II-36 
Sunbelt Enhances Production II-36 
Tego Inks an Agreement with D.B. Becker II-36 
Dainippon Divests Reichhold II-37 
Eastman Plans Closure of Acrylic Emulsions Operations II-37 
Dainippon Sets Up New Manufacturing Unit in China II-37 
Flint Ink Combines Asian Facilities II-37 
Rockwood Pigments Acquires Johnson Matthey II-37 
Akzo Nobel Inks Changes Name to ANI Printing Inks II-37 
CRI Inaugurates New Production Facility II-38 
Flint Ink to Establish Fluid Ink Production Plant in China II-38 

8. Focus on Select US Players II-39 
BASF Corporation II-39 
Performance Chemicals II-39 
Cabot Corporation II-39 
Carbon Black Division II-40 
Ciba Holding Inc. II-40 
Clariant Corporation II-40 
Color Resolutions International LLC II-40 
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company II-41 
Environmental Inks and Coatings Corporation II-41 
Flint Group. II-41 
Flint Group Pigments II-42 
Nazdar Company... II-42 
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments II-42 
Toyo Ink America LLC II-42 

9. US Market Perspective II-43 
Table 2: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ink 
Ingredients by Product Segment - Conventional Ink Ingredients 
and Digital Ink Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual 
Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43 

Table 3: US Long Term Projections for Ink Ingredients by 
Product Segment - Conventional Ink Ingredients and Digital Ink 
Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ 
Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43 

Table 4: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ink 
Ingredients by Product Type - Colorants, Vehicles and 
Additives Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ 
Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44 

Table 5: US Long Term Projections for Ink Ingredients by 
Product Type - Colorants, Vehicles and Additives Independently 
Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2011 
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44 

Table 6: US 10-year Perspective for Ink Ingredients by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 
Conventional Ink Ingredients and Digital Ink Ingredients for 
the Years 2003, 2008 and 2012 II-45 

Table 7: US 10-year Perspective for Ink Ingredients by Product 
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Colorants, 
Vehicles and Additives for the Years 2003, 2008 and 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45 

Table 8: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Conventional Ink Ingredients by Product Type - Colorants, 
Vehicles and Additives Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46 

Table 9: US Long Term Projections for Conventional Ink 
Ingredients by Product Type Colorants, Vehicles and Additives 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46 

Table 10: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Conventional Ink Ingredients by Ink System - Solvent-Based 
Ingredients, Water-Based Ingredients, Oil-Based Ingredients 
and UV-Based Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual 
Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47 

Table 11: US Long Term Projections for Conventional Ink 
Ingredients by Ink System - Solvent-Based Ingredients, 
Water-Based Ingredients, Oil-Based Ingredients and UV-Based 
Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ 
Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47 

Table 12: US 10-year Perspective for Conventional Ink 
Ingredients by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar 
Sales for Colorants, Vehicles and Additives for the Years 
2003, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48 

Table 13: US 10-year Perspective for Conventional Ink 
Ingredients by Ink System - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar 
Sales for Solvent-Based Ingredients, Water-Based Ingredients, 
Oil-Based Ingredients and UV-Based Ingredients for the Years 
2003, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48 

Table 14: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Digital Ink Ingredients by Product Type - Colorants, Vehicles 
and Additives Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ 
Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49 

Table 15: US Long Term Projections for Digital Ink Ingredients 
by Product Type - Colorants, Vehicles and Additives 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49 

Table 16: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Digital Ink Ingredients by Ink System - Solvent- Based 
Ingredients, Water-Based Ingredients, and UV-Based Ingredients 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the 
Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50 

Table 17: US Long Term Projections for Digital Ink Ingredients 
by Ink System - Solvent-Based Ingredients, Water-Based 
Ingredients, and UV-Based Ingredients Independently Analyzed 
by Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50 

Table 18: US 10-year Perspective for Digital Ink Ingredients 
by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 
Colorants, Vehicles and Additives for the Years 2003, 2008 and 
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51 

Table 19: US 10-year Perspective for Digital Ink Ingredients 
by Ink System - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 
Solvent-Based Ingredients, Water-Based Ingredients and 
UV-Based Ingredients for the Years2003, 2008 and 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51 

Table 20: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Colorants by Product Segment - Conventional Ink Ingredients 
and Digital Ink Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual 
Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52 

Table 21: US Long Term Projections for Colorants by Product 
Segment - Conventional Ink Ingredients and Digital Ink 
Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ 
Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52 

Table 22: US 10-year Perspective for Colorants by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 
Conventional Ink Ingredients and Digital Ink Ingredients for 
the Years 2003, 2008 and 2012 II-53 

Table 23: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Vehicles by Product Segment - Conventional Ink Ingredients and 
Digital Ink Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54 

Table 24: US Long Term Projections for Vehicles by Product 
Segment -Conventional Ink Ingredients and Digital Ink 
Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ 
Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54 

Table 25: US 10-year Perspective for Vehicles by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 
Conventional Ink Ingredients and Digital Ink Ingredients for 
the Years 2003, 2008 and 2012 II-55 

Table 26: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Additives by Product Segment - Conventional Ink Ingredients 
and Digital Ink Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual 
Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56 

Table 27: US Long Term Projections for Additives by Product 
Segment - Conventional Ink Ingredients and Digital Ink 
Ingredients Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales in US$ 
Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56 

Table 28: US 10-year Perspective for Additives by Product 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 
Conventional Ink Ingredients and Digital Ink Ingredients for 
the Years 2003, 2008 and 2012 II-57 


III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE


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