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Ink industry showed steady growth trend Environmental protection has become increasingly prominent

2018.03.29   09:18

       In recent years, thanks to the rapid development of China's packaging industry, ink industry has also been greatly expanded, production and sales grew steadily year by year, the average annual growth rate remained above 10% perennial, and showing the characteristics of environmental protection. With the low-carbon economy, green printing enjoys popular support, production and use of green ink will become the ink industry and printing industry consensus.

       China ink development today, has formed a solvent ink, water-based ink, UV ink, screen printing ink, offset ink coexist pattern. And in environmental protection requirements, the amount of solvent ink is slowly reduced, offset printing ink basically remained stable, UV series products and water-based ink is on the rise, while the rise is the most obvious UV ink series.

This is mainly reflected in the higher grade UV ink printing, and the larger choice of equipment; it can basically offset, gravure, silk screen, flexo and other equipment on the printing. The water-based ink can only be flexo or gravure printing, due to the need to import high-grade water-based products to print fine equipment, and expensive, this is not generally the printing plant can afford, so the current water-based ink market basically stopped In the middle and low cartons above. Seen in this light, water-based ink to achieve greater development still take time.

In fact, in order to solve the environmental pollution caused by the development of the ink industry, various countries control and establish relevant laws and regulations on the pollution of the ink and the harmful substances in the film formed on the surface of the object. In 2007, with reference to the environmental labeling standards of other countries, MEP formulated environmental standards for domestic ink products and provided guidelines for the development of the ink industry.

Ink industry development characteristics

The development of China's ink industry has four major characteristics, namely, small-scale enterprises, middle and low products and more advantages of foreign-funded enterprises, the distribution is not balanced.

Due to historical reasons, most ink manufacturers in China are small and medium-sized, private-owned and township-level enterprises. They are scattered in 22 provinces and municipalities across the country. There are fewer than 100 enterprises on a scale, presenting a large number of manufacturers with small scale and scattered industries Features.

Small-scale enterprises, usually the production technology and management level is not high, resulting in more middle and low products, high-end products, general technology products, high technology, high value-added products and other issues less.

These manufacturers have a low level of production technology and management, low output, low product quality, large and extensive environmental pollution and difficulty meeting the needs of modern production and the market. Therefore, at present, on the Chinese ink market, the better market reputation of the owners of foreign-funded enterprises, both from the product technology and the market size, also have obvious competitive advantages. Taking the 2014 green ink market as an example, multinational corporations accounted for 47% of the total sales in that year, with the largest market share.

In addition, the development of China's ink industry showed a clear regional imbalance, the ink industry in East China and South China developed well, the number of enterprises, sales revenue and asset size accounted for a clear competitive advantage. The regional distribution of ink industry is closely related to the uneven economic development in our country.

Ink industry factors

According to the Analysis of Market Demand Forecast and Investment Strategy Analysis of China's Ink Industry released by Prospect Industry Research Institute, there are mainly three favorable factors affecting the development of ink industry, namely, the strong support of industrial policies, strong market demand, new market demand and its market To the industry development opportunities.

The negative factors that affect the development of the ink industry also have three, first, raw material fluctuations. Although the pricing characteristics of ink products (especially offset inks) can ensure that the enterprises in the industry can obtain more stable earnings, the sharp fluctuations of raw materials will inevitably affect the profit level of enterprises in the industry.

Second, capital bottlenecks. The volatility of raw material prices, investment barriers, as well as the continuous improvement of China's environmental protection requirements put forward higher financial requirements for them. The privately owned enterprises with technical strength in the industry tend to be more single due to the financing channels, unable to fully cope with changes in operating costs. Demand scale and other factors, bear greater operating pressure.

Third, the new media brought the impact of the traditional newspaper industry. With the advent of the Internet, computers, smartphones and some other new media, the crisis has been experienced in the traditional newspaper and newspaper industry all over the world. The emergence of new media has greatly reduced the market demand for paper-based books, thus affecting the Related to the printing industry, demand for the ink market has dropped significantly in the area of book publication.

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