China's ink industry development overview

At present, China has more than 300 professional ink production companies, about 3/4 of which are located in the areas along the southeast coast of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Guangzhou, Shandong, Anhui, and Jiangxi, and employ more than 20,000 people.

Continuous and stable growth year after year is the basic feature of the development of China's ink industry. According to the Integrated Information Information of China Daily Chemicals Ink Branch, the total production volume increased year-on-year, and it was 8.7%, 10.5%, 7.3%, 11.8% and 9.8% in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, respectively. The year-on-year growth of ink consumption in China was 10.05%, 13.42% and 9.40% in 2002, 2003 and 2004, respectively. In 2005, China's total ink production was 297,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 10.0%, import volume 47,000 tons, export volume 24,000 tons, total consumption 321,000 tons, an increase of 7.0%.

According to the basic requirements of the "28-character" policy for technological development of China's printing and equipment equipment industry from 1996 to 2010, and from the current situation and development of China's ink-related industries - printing and papermaking, by the end of 2010, China's printing ink consumption The total amount will reach a level of about 430,000 tons/year.

In recent years, offset printing ink still occupies a dominant position in the market, and its share is generally more than 50%. As China is the largest consumer of newspapers in the world today, with the rapid development of China’s newspaper industry, web offset printing inks for news publishing and printing are used. The growth rate will be faster; the general trend of demand for gravure printing inks is stable, given the rapid rise of food and other commodity packaging, demand for plastic printing inks, food packaging printing inks, and water-based inks will be presented. Upward trend.

The market demand for letterpress printing inks has gradually declined, but the proportion of flexographic printing inks will increase significantly with the rapid growth of the packaging and printing industry.

The demand for screen printing ink market is on an upward trend, mainly due to the rapid development of outdoor large-scale advertising and other businesses in recent years. Some companies have begun to introduce screen printing foreign advanced equipment and technologies, especially glass, plastics, metals, fabrics, etc. In addition to paper base, the use of various types of substrates for screen printing inks is also increasing, resulting in increasing demand for its market.

With the steady development of China's national economy, the market is prosperous, various high-end packaging and printing, bill printing, document printing, securities printing, banknote printing, etc. are rapidly expanding, and people’s awareness of environmental protection has increased with the advancement of human society and civilization. The market demand for inks, special inks, and various environmentally friendly inks should be on the rise as a whole.

Source: Paints and Inks - China Version