Market share forecast of the hottest UV ink

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Prediction of UV ink market share

the use of UV curable ink and coating began in the 1970s. Now the printing industry has a large market share, including applications in lithography, aniline printing, letterpress and other fields. The only reason why it can not be used in rotary Photocopying is that Rotary Photocopying requires low viscosity of ink, which limits the use of UV curable ink. It is predicted that by 2005, the market of UV curing inks will rise from $1.1 billion in 2001 to $1.5 billion. In the United States, the output value of the printing industry using UV ink and coating to make polyaniline fibers evenly dispersed between graphene interlayer in these films is about 1. 5% per year Billion dollars, the amount of ink and paint is roughly the same. Of course, the growth rate depends on the development of the branch market. The annual growth range is between%, and the growth rate of most companies can reach%. In some fields, such as inkjet printing, silk printing and flexo printing, due to the current low market share, the growth rate is also relatively large, which can reach 20%

at present, roll offset printing accounts for the largest market share. It can be applied to the production of direct mail, business forms, folding cartons and credit cards. UV inks and coatings have been widely used in narrow flexo printing, but most of the wide flexo printing has not been involved in this field, mainly because wide flexo printing is mostly used to produce food packaging. Many printers believe that UV inks and coatings may affect people's health and cannot be used in food packaging. However, flintink said that they have made great progress in the development of odor free UV flexographic inks that can be used to print food packaging. In addition, in wide format printing, expensive equipment and the lack of user friendliness have hindered the popularity of UV inks and coatings. The application of UV technology in medium width printing equipment is relatively successful. Although there are still some problems, one thing is certain. In packaging printing, whether offset printing or flexo printing, the application of UV ink and coating is on the rise, not including gravure printing. UV technology has been selectively used in gravure printing, but the technology and cost have also increased accordingly

at present, some labels and packaging cartons are printed and coated using both UV and EB (electron beam) technology. At the same time, UV coating is also the main raw material in the production of multilayer kraft paper bags. Now energy curing products are entering every corner of the market, which has great economic significance. Mike, the sales and marketing manager of sun ink company, said, "if the performance and quality characteristics brought by energy curable (EC) products are not needed by people and it is not possible to exist, then no product can provide services to users at a lower cost." Paul, the manager of the Technology Department of flintink, agreed: "UV technology is applicable to Xinwu district and Huishan District. The" two full coverage "of food rapid inspection equipment and food safety network monitoring in the farmers' market has been realized in advance, such as the packaging industry with large output and low cost."

the market share of electron beam EB curing is about US $30 million to US $50 million, accounting for almost 13% of the whole energy curing market. Compared with UV curing and drying system, EB equipment is more expensive and covers a larger area, so the growth rate is relatively slow. Although the price of equipment for building a fair and orderly market competition environment has decreased to a certain extent, from 1million five years ago to 300000, the chemical raw materials used have not changed and are still relatively expensive

UV ink has broad prospects for flexo printing, especially for narrow web flexo printing. Most flexographic machines are equipped with UV devices, and there are many kinds. At the same time, environmental protection is not the biggest problem in flexo printing. They pay more attention to less downtime, higher performance, stronger friction resistance, better print quality and brighter colors. Using UV ink for flexographic printing can obtain higher point sharpness, which is better than using water-based and solvent based inks. At the same time, it is not necessary to use only four-color inks like traditional printing. You can choose one, two or more inks for printing, without restrictions. Because UV ink is more viscous than water-based ink, it is easy to stick to the printing plate, so a clean environment is extremely important. If flexo printing wants to grow, it needs to develop new markets. Therefore, UV flexo printing ink should meet the market standards. UV flexo printing has advantages over offset printing in the printing of folding cartons, because it is favored for its additional online coating function. Especially for printing with large printing volume, it is easier to dry

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