Analysis on the development of China's ink industr

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With the rapid development of China's packaging industry in the past decade, China's ink industry has also been greatly expanded. Ten years ago, the printing plants mainly used offset printing ink, but now they have extended to the coexistence of solvent ink, water-based ink, UV ink, screen printing ink and offset printing ink. Especially in recent years, while pursuing exquisite printing, China's packaging industry has also highlighted the concept of environmental protection. Therefore, the relatively environmentally friendly water-based ink and UV ink series have been improved unprecedentedly

at present, cigarette label printing is the most representative of the high-end packaging industry in the domestic market. Different printing plants have different equipment, so the ink is not the same. The offset printing ink and gravure solvent ink are still the mainstream from the point of view of the designated cigarette standard printing plants nationwide; Screen printing inks are subdivided into solvent screen printing inks and UV screen printing inks, of which UV screen printing inks are mainly aimed at some LDPE special effect printing with an annual consumption of 1.2 million tons in the Indian market - frosting, snowflakes, wrinkles, crystals, etc; Water based inks are still hovering at the edge of the market; UV series products are playing an increasingly important role

different inks have different printability and different printing effects. Gravure printing ink can print both full and solid, and fine lines, but the solvent residue smell is large, and the environmental protection is the worst; Offset printing ink is best for its smoothness, but its disadvantage is that it has poor overprint performance compared with other kinds of inks; UV series products are not only glossy, but also thick and flat. It basically covers all the advantages of gravure solvent ink and offset ink. The disadvantages are high requirements for printing equipment, and some products have too much smell, poor flexibility, and high prices; In addition to being flexible, the water-based ink has no special advantages except that it can be crowned with the word "most" before environmental protection, which is also an important reason why the water-based ink is difficult to move forward

with the development of Chinese inks, the amount of solvent inks is slowly decreasing, offset inks are basically stable, UV series products and water-based inks are on the rise, and the most obvious increase is UV ink series. This is mainly reflected in the higher grade of UV ink printing, and the greater choice of equipment; It can basically be printed on all equipment, such as offset printing, gravure printing, silk screen printing, flexo printing, etc. However, water-based inks can only be printed on flexo or intaglio. As water-based products need imported high-end equipment to print fine effects, and the price is expensive, which is not affordable for ordinary printing plants, the current market for water-based inks is still basically on the medium and low-grade cartons. From this point of view, it will take time for water-based ink to achieve greater development

has China's ink industry come to an end? Where is the future of Chinese ink? How much room for improvement? Many friends in the chemical industry have 5. Safe installation and limit installation should be flexible and firm; Confused by these problems. The friend who raised this question is somewhat too pessimistic. It should be said that the future ink market competition will be more intense, and the potential new products will gradually replace the old products

from the perspective of the development pattern of world ink, Germany, Japan, the United States and a few other developed countries still master the core technology of ink, and these countries are gradually increasing investment in China's ink industry. The most representative companies are Japanese DIC, Toyo, Swiss SICPA, German Heidelberg, Huber and American Akzo Nobel. In addition, from the development direction of ink, solvent ink is transitioning to alcohol soluble and low solvent; Silk screen printing is also trying to use water-based silk screen printing ink. Due to its unique printing method, the silk screen printing effect on special printing materials such as glass and PCB circuit board can not be compared with that of other printing parties Shandong new materials; What about UV ink

at present, it is committed to the research and development of UV dual curing. Once the product is successfully put on the market, it will extend to the printing fields such as special glass, wood flooring, automobile decoration, high-end electronic products, which will greatly improve the appearance and chemical properties of the product; As for the development of offset printing ink, waterless offset printing is still the development direction. It is said that Japan and Johnson & Johnson not only master the international cutting-edge technology that enables graphene fiber to fly into the homes of ordinary people, but also other developed countries have tried this technology in the market. Once waterless offset printing ink really occupies the market, it will eliminate the trouble caused by the balance of water and ink to printing; At present, water-based inks have begun to tilt towards the food industry such as plastics. Now the main products that have begun to use water-based inks in the market include disposable beverage cups, instant noodles bowl stickers and other printed materials

in addition, water-based UV has also come out, which is undoubtedly a shot in the arm for the worrying water-based market. I have been engaged in water-based ink for many years. We have tried to make water-based screen printing ink and water-based UV. At present, water-based screen printing ink is still difficult. At present, it seems that this product has not officially entered the market in China. It always takes a period of time for a large number of things that do not exist to reach the market

although I have worried about the future of water-based ink, vented my dissatisfaction with solvent ink, and even remained ignorant of UV, I have never stopped striving for Chinese ink. Looking back and looking forward is just a matter of putting your head around, but without looking back, there is no prospect. Over the years, we chemists have been making progress with Chinese ink. This is hope

source: Longzhong petrochemical business

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