“The report covers the global ink additives market and further segments the market on the basis of type, process, application, and region. The market data for these types is given with respect to volume (kilotons) and value ($million). The global market value of ink additives was estimated to be about $629.02 million in 2013 and is projected to grow at a CAGR 5.78% between 2014 and 2019. The data mentioned in the report are based on the global demand for ink additives.
The ink additives market has been analyzed based on the Porterâs five forces model. This gives an idea about the current proceedings in the industry at commercial level. The study provides the value chain analysis with respect to the technology providers, ink additive producers, printing ink manufacturers, and end-user industries. The value chain describes the key contributors to the ink additives market at different stages from product development to end use. It represents the top players which are contributing to the global ink additives industry.
The impact of different market factors, such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities is also illustrated in the report. This gives an idea about the key drivers such as government regulatory support, public awareness, application growth for ink additives in Asia-Pacific especially in China and India where there is robust growth in the food and beverage packaging followed by graphics market and online retail industry. The economic slowdown in Europe and U.S. also affected the economy of other developed countries and the price volatility of the printing inks in the past made the market more strained for the printing ink applications.
The global ink additives market is also classified based on different applications. The important applications include flexible packaging, folding cartons, corrugated cardboard, promotion, and others. The corrugated cardboard and flexible packaging applications are expected to show moderate growth in the future due to the advancements in the trend of online shopping.
The key companies in this market are Alatana AG (Germany), Air products (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), Evonik TEGO (Germany), Elementis PLC (U.K.), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Lawter (U.S.) , Munzing Corporation (Germany), Shamrock Technologies (U.S.), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.). These companies are consistently focusing on expanding their production capacity to achieve a competitive advantage and thereby serving the customers more effectively. New product development and acquisitions were the most preferred strategies by the top players in 2013 that were driving the demand of ink additives. Their strategy to capture the untapped market in developing economies includes expansion, partnership and investments.
The Asia-Pacific region emerged to be the driving factor for this market, contributing for about 45% of the global demand in terms of market share in 2013. China is the leading country in the consumption of ink additives, due to the increased demand of the printing inks from the packaging industry. The important emerging economies such as Brazil, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and others are further lined up for a brighter future in this market.
The report also presents a competitive landscape covering different strategies and developments such as mergers & acquisitions, investments & expansions, new product launches, partnerships, agreements & collaborations undertaken by the leading ink additive companies in the past few years. Furthermore, different ink additives market participants are also profiled in the report.
Scope of the report
The report segments the global ink additives market as:
The global ink additives market has been covered in detail in this report. In order to provide an all-round picture, the current market demand and forecasts have also been included.
On the basis of chemistry type:
â¢ Slip & Rub Additive
â¢ Others (dispersants, wetting agents and driers)
On the basis of process:
â¢ Digital and others
On the basis of application:
â¢ Flexible packaging
â¢ Corrugated cardboard
On the basis of region:
â¢ North America
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