The application market analysis of ink in the field of packaging and printing II
corrugated box packaging market
corrugated box printing business occupies the largest part of the packaging and printing ink market. It is a $23billion industry, accounting for 1/3 of the ink used in the whole packaging market. About 75% of them are flexographic inks, mainly water-based products
perhaps the biggest change in the next few years will occur in the corrugated box printing field. Due to the overseas migration of production bases and the development of digital technology, the nature of the industry has changed
in recent years, unemployment in the United States and Mexico has been shocking due to the migration of manufacturing jobs to China and other overseas countries. As a result, those manufacturers who reposition and consider transportation costs naturally choose the packaging part near the manufacturer, which has an impact on the ink production in the United States. In addition, the price of cartons shipped from China is very low, so manufacturers in the United States can maintain a larger inventory, thereby reducing the overall transportation costs
Steve Young, chairman of the independent corrugated box Processors Association (AICC), pointed out that "the impact on the customer base caused by the overseas migration of manufacturing jobs is the primary challenge for all industries." He believes that the corrugated box industry must take some measures to cope with the above pressure, and must understand that the on-the-job labor force must become a better supplier. The better the printing provided, the better the packaging
ink manufacturers have been aware of the impact of the overseas migration of manufacturing industry on packaging processors. David callIf, President of BCM inks USA, pointed out that, "The corrugated box industry has experienced a difficult year. According to my observation, the corrugated box industry has changed its concept and realized that it must reposition in the market to (9) The final assembly line of the first domestic large passenger aircraft C919 is conducive to long-term development. Labor has flowed to overseas markets, especially the Chinese market, and packaging processors in Mexico have also been affected. Therefore, everyone began to explore ways to provide better services - timely services. We must realize that this is a global economy, and we must understand what happens everywhere, whether in China, India, Africa or anywhere else. "
kelly said, "The corrugated box industry has not grown. Driven by this, a large number of goods of non-U.S. origin flow from China after pre packaging. The impact of the trade deficit on the corrugated box industry in the United States is almost the same as that of the overall slow economy. An example is the substantial growth in the sales of low-cost and high-quality Australian wine to the United States. This was once the place where American wine captured the market share originally occupied by European varieties, and it is also the place where wine Where the demand for high-resolution printing of corrugated boxes for transportation and display has increased significantly. "George sickinger, chairman, President and CEO of color resolutions international, pointed out, "The development of corrugated boxes is the slowest time I have ever seen. I heard that many enterprises on the West Coast lost their overseas businesses last year. Everyone is complaining about the low price and slow trading speed. When the economy shows signs of recovery since the first quarter of last year, we must still firmly grasp the opportunities of the paper and printing industry."
it seems that this problem encountered by the corrugated box Market in the United States will not disappear in the near future. Impastato believes that it, like other printing markets, has been affected by the economic recession of the past few years. However, when other markets may fully recover when the economy improves, the corrugated box market may still be suffering. As the manufacturing industry moves overseas, the production of corrugated boxes for transportation and packaging is also moving. However, he pointed out that corrugated box packaging is making remarkable growth in the field of fresh product production. For several years, corrugated boxes have been replaced by reusable plastic containers (RPC). This trend is now beginning to turn around to a certain extent: in the next few years, RPC will occupy a smaller market share of production and transportation containers, while corrugated boxes will gain more share
industry pioneers pointed out that inkjet technology will one day affect the corrugated box marketYoung believes that digital technology will occupy a place and will have a revolutionary impact on short edition printing. There is no doubt that they will improve the speed of printing. CallIf pointed out, "digital technology is advancing slowly, but it is indeed advancing. More and more companies are involved in this field. If they succeed, inkjet technology will grow dramatically, because digital technology is very profitable in short edition printing. UV digital ink may have the greatest impact, because it has the advantage of no pretreatment of substrate compared with water-based products."
callif believes that inkjet technology is particularly effective for model or short version publicity printing. He said, "digital technology will become an auxiliary part of the printing process of corrugated box factories. Packaging processors can provide printing models and quickly get customers' approval, so as to improve sales."
flexographic ink and packaging intaglio ink
for a long time, flexographic ink has the advantage of being cheaper than intaglio or offset printing ink. With the improvement of flexographic ink quality in recent years, it has been involved in many packaging fields. According to NAPIM estimates, flexographic ink sales in 2002 were about 950million US dollars, accounting for 67% of the packaging ink market, and the growth of flexible packaging further stimulated the growth of flexographic ink solvents. Water based flexographic inks account for the largest market share, about US $570million. Solvent based flexographic inks account for 26% of the packaging ink market, with sales of about 365 million dollars, and the increase of high and low temperature environmental experiments is US $100 million. Overall, flexographic inks are likely to grow further in the near future
shah pointed out, "with the growth of flexible film, flexographic printing is also growing. At the same time, in the field of flexographic printing technology, the label market also shows great growth." When consulting the universal experimental machine, Dedman pointed out that flexographic ink "has sustained slow and stable growth in the 'high-end' label field - combined printing, the rise of printing complexity and decorative characteristics - as well as the steady decline in the 'traditional' label field."
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