Market Study: Printing Inks - Europe

Introduction

A crucial question for many players in the printing ink industry is: How to operate successfully in a shrinking market; where can growth areas still be found? Decisions should be supported by solid information and well-considered. This study provides transparency for the European printing ink market and makes future scenarios quantifiable. The rapid ascent of online printing plants such as "flyeralarm” has revolutionized the printing industry in recent years. In increasing numbers of segments, digital printing can serve customers faster and more efficiently than analogue printing processes. Besides substitution effects between the particular printing processes, especially publication printing is exposed to a high competition with digital publishing processes. In this study, toners for electrophotography (laser printing) are also treated as printing inks. Analysts of Ceresana expect the European market for printing inks to decrease to a level of 1.17 million tonnes until 2024.

Growth Market Eastern Europe

In various Eastern European countries, total demand for printing inks is expected to increase in the upcoming years. Publication printing also has to face the problems of decreasing print circulations, a lack of advertising budgets, and the migration to competing digital products. However, the losses in this segment will be more than compensated by a very dynamic packaging market. In Russia for instance, the demand for printing inks in the segment newspaper printing will most presumably decline by about 3.8 % per year, but the demand in the segment packaging printing will increase by 4.2 %.

Digital printing: Trend Towards Inkjet Unbroken

There is a trend towards smaller circulations, a higher number of printing orders and personalized contents in an ever shorter time which favors digital printing that enables enormous time savings due to a fast production, adaption, and transmission. Digital printing systems can demonstrate their strengths in the case of job printing of advertising inserts and other occasional printed materials. Digital printing is also gaining ground in letterpress, label printing, and other packaging applications, especially since steel, aluminum, and plastics can now also be printed on. The technological progress is constantly increasing the printing quality and speed, while the costs are declining: Digital printing is becoming competitive in more and more application areas. Investments in new inkjet systems are reaching new record levels across Europe.

Packaging Printing: Demanding But Worthwhile

Packaging printing is gaining importance for manufacturers of printing inks: There is no digital replacement for packaging. The packaging effort even increases. The labeling obligations become stricter. Internet trade strengthens the mail order business and thus the demand for shipping packaging. These are very good conditions for further growth: For the upcoming eight years, analysts at Ceresana expect demand for packaging inks to increase at 2.0 % per year. Regulations regarding the migration of pollutants are an important aspect in food packaging.

Green Printing: UV-Curing Printing Inks Are In Demand

A growing health and environmental awareness is leading to the development of new printing inks and processing methods, for example the use of UV and other radiation-curing printing inks. Complete curing prevents photoinitiators from being released by low-migration UV inks. More and more effective barrier layers are being integrated in packaging to prevent the migration of printing inks. While the demand for conventional solventborne products is declining, the market for modern inks low in harmful substances is developing dynamically.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 analyzes demand, production, import, and export (in 1,000 tonnes) as well as revenues (in million US-dollar and million euro) in regard to printing inks for 21 countries. Furthermore, the study analyzes the demand for printing inks in the individual application areas as well as split by printing processes.

Chapter 2 offers a detailed analysis of various application areas of printing inks: Data on the development of demand in the application areas newspapers, books, magazines, advertising, packaging as well as other applications (in tonnes).

Chapter 3 examines the demand for printing inks split by the printing processes offset, gravure, flexo, digital, and other printing processes (in tonnes).

Chapter 4 provides useful profiles of important manufacturers of printing inks – clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, and profile summary. In-depth profiles of 67 manufacturers are provided, including Agfa Graphics N.V., Altana AG, Colorgraf S.p.A., DRUCKFARBEN HELLAS S.A. Group, Flint Group SA, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH, hubergroup, Inx Europe Limited, Sicpa Holding SA, and Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA.

Table of Contents

1 Market Data
1.1 Europe
1.1.1 Demand
1.1.2 Revenues
1.1.3 Production
1.2 Austria
1.2.1 Demand & Revenues
1.2.2 Production & Trade
1.3 Belgium
1.3.1 Demand & Revenues
1.3.2 Production & Trade
1.4 Czechia
1.4.1 Demand & Revenues
1.4.2 Production & Trade
1.5 Denmark
1.5.1 Demand & Revenues
1.5.2 Production & Trade
1.6 Finland
1.6.1 Demand & Revenues
1.6.2 Production & Trade
1.7 France
1.7.1 Demand & Revenues
1.7.2 Production & Trade
1.8 Germany
1.8.1 Demand & Revenues
1.8.2 Production & Trade
1.9 Greece
1.9.1 Demand & Revenues
1.9.2 Production & Trade
1.10 Hungary
1.10.1 Demand & Revenues
1.10.2 Production & Trade
1.11 Italy
1.11.1 Demand & Revenues
1.11.2 Production & Trade
1.12 Norway
1.12.1 Demand & Revenues
1.12.2 Production & Trade
1.13 Poland
1.13.1 Demand & Revenues
1.13.2 Production & Trade
1.14 Portugal
1.14.1 Demand & Revenues
1.14.2 Production & Trade
1.15 Romania
1.15.1 Demand & Revenues
1.15.2 Production & Trade
1.16 Russia
1.16.1 Demand & Revenues
1.16.2 Production & Trade
1.17 Spain
1.17.1 Demand & Revenues
1.17.2 Production & Trade
1.18 Sweden
1.18.1 Demand & Revenues
1.18.2 Production & Trade
1.19 Switzerland
1.19.1 Demand & Revenues
1.19.2 Production & Trade
1.20 The Netherlands
1.20.1 Demand & Revenues
1.20.2 Production & Trade
1.21 Turkey
1.21.1 Demand & Revenues
1.21.2 Production & Trade
1.22 United Kingdom
1.22.1 Demand & Revenues
1.22.2 Production & Trade
1.23 Other Europe
1.25.1 Demand & Revenues
1.25.2 Production & Trade

2 Applications
2.1 Newspaper printing
2.2 Letterpress printing
2.3 Magazine printing
2.4 Commercial printing
2.5 Packaging printing
2.6 Other applications

3 Printing Processes
3.1 Offset printing
3.2 Gravure printing
3.3 Flexographic printing
3.4 Digital printing
3.5 Other printing processes

4 Company Profiles
Belgium (3 Producers)
Denmark (1)
France (5)
Germany (16)
Greece (1)
Hungary (1)
Italy (5)
Luxembourg (2)
Poland (2)
Russia (1)
Slovenia (1)
Spain (6)
Switzerland (6)
The Netherlands (2)
Turkey (2)
United Kingdom (13)

List of Graphs

Graph 1: European demand for printing inks from 2008 to 2024
Graph 2: European demand for printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Graph 3: European demand for printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Graph 4: Revenues generated with printing inks in Europe from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 5: European production of printing inks from 2008 to 2024 in 1,000 tonnes
Graph 6: Demand for printing inks in Austria from 2008 to 2024
Graph 7: Revenues generated with printing inks in Austria from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 8: Production of printing inks in Austria from 2008 to 2024
Graph 9: Import and export of printing inks in Austria from 2008 to 2024
Graph 10: Demand for printing inks in Belgium from 2008 to 2024
Graph 11: Revenues generated with printing inks in Belgium from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 12: Production of printing inks in Belgium from 2008 to 2024
Graph 13: Import and export of printing inks in Belgium from 2008 to 2024
Graph 14: Demand for printing inks in Czechia from 2008 to 2024
Graph 15: Revenues generated with printing inks in Czechia from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 16: Production of printing inks in Czechia from 2008 to 2024
Graph 17: Import and export of printing inks in Czechia from 2008 to 2024
Graph 18: Demand for printing inks in Denmark from 2008 to 2024
Graph 19: Revenues generated with printing inks in Denmark from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 20: Production of printing inks in Denmark from 2008 to 2024
Graph 21: Import and export of printing inks in Denmark from 2008 to 2024
Graph 22: Demand for printing inks in Finland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 23: Revenues generated with printing inks in Finland from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 24: Production of printing inks in Finland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 25: Import and export of printing inks in Finland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 26: Demand for printing inks in France from 2008 to 2024
Graph 27: Revenues generated with printing inks in France from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 28: Production of printing inks in France from 2008 to 2024
Graph 29: Import and export of printing inks in France from 2008 to 2024
Graph 30: Demand for printing inks in Germany from 2008 to 2024
Graph 31: Revenues generated with printing inks in Germany from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 32: Production of printing inks in Germany from 2008 to 2024
Graph 33: Import and export of printing inks in Germany from 2008 to 2024
Graph 34: Demand for printing inks in Greece from 2008 to 2024
Graph 35: Revenues generated with printing inks in Greece from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 36: Production of printing inks in Greece from 2008 to 2024
Graph 37: Import and export of printing inks in Greece from 2008 to 2024
Graph 38: Demand for printing inks in Hungary from 2008 to 2024
Graph 39: Revenues generated with printing inks in Hungary from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 40: Production of printing inks in Hungary from 2008 to 2024
Graph 41: Import and export of printing inks in Hungary from 2008 to 2024
Graph 42: Demand for printing inks in Italy from 2008 to 2024
Graph 43: Revenues generated with printing inks in Italy from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 44: Production of printing inks in Italy from 2008 to 2024
Graph 45: Import and export of printing inks in Italy from 2008 to 2024
Graph 46: Demand for printing inks in Norway from 2008 to 2024
Graph 47: Revenues generated with printing inks in Norway from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 48: Production of printing inks in Norway from 2008 to 2024
Graph 49: Import and export of printing inks in Norway from 2008 to 2024
Graph 50: Demand for printing inks in Poland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 51: Revenues generated with printing inks in Poland from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 52: Production of printing inks in Poland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 53: Import and export of printing inks in Poland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 54: Demand for printing inks in Portugal from 2008 to 2024
Graph 55: Revenues generated with printing inks in Portugal from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 56: Production of printing inks in Portugal from 2008 to 2024
Graph 57: Import and export of printing inks in Portugal from 2008 to 2024
Graph 58: Demand for printing inks in Romania from 2008 to 2024
Graph 59: Revenues generated with printing inks in Romania from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 60: Production of printing inks in Romania from 2008 to 2024
Graph 61: Import and export of printing inks in Romania from 2008 to 2024
Graph 62: Demand for printing inks in Russia from 2008 to 2024
Graph 63: Revenues generated with printing inks in Russia from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 64: Production of printing inks in Russia from 2008 to 2024
Graph 65: Import and export of printing inks in Russia from 2008 to 2024
Graph 66: Demand for printing inks in Spain from 2008 to 2024
Graph 67: Revenues generated with printing inks in Spain from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 68: Production of printing inks in Spain from 2008 to 2024
Graph 69: Import and export of printing inks in Spain from 2008 to 2024
Graph 70: Demand for printing inks in Sweden from 2008 to 2024
Graph 71: Revenues generated with printing inks in Sweden from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 72: Production of printing inks in Sweden from 2008 to 2024
Graph 73: Import and export of printing inks in Sweden from 2008 to 2024
Graph 74: Demand for printing inks in Switzerland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 75: Revenues generated with printing inks in Switzerland from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 76: Production of printing inks in Switzerland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 77: Import and export of printing inks in Switzerland from 2008 to 2024
Graph 78: Demand for printing inks in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2024
Graph 79: Revenues generated with printing inks in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 80: Production of printing inks in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2024
Graph 81: Import and export of printing inks in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2024
Graph 82: Demand for printing inks in Turkey from 2008 to 2024
Graph 83: Revenues generated with printing inks in Turkey from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 84: Production of printing inks in Turkey from 2008 to 2024
Graph 85: Import and export of printing inks in Turkey from 2008 to 2024
Graph 86: Demand for printing inks in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2024
Graph 87: Revenues generated with printing inks in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 88: Production of printing inks in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2024
Graph 89: Import and export of printing inks in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2024
Graph 90: Demand for printing inks in the rest of Europe from 2008 to 2024
Graph 91: Revenues generated with printing inks in the rest of Europe from 2008 to 2024 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 92: Production of printing inks in the rest of Europe from 2008 to 2024
Graph 93: Import and export of printing inks in the rest of Europe from 2008 to 2024
Graph 94: European demand for printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Graph 95: European demand for printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes

List of Tables

Table 1: European demand for printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by countries
Table 2: European demand for printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 3: European demand for printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 4: Revenues generated with printing inks in Europe from 2008 to 2024 in million EUR – split by countries
Table 5: Production of printing inks in Europe from 2008 to 2024 – split by countries
Table 6: Demand for printing inks in Austria from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 7: Demand for printing inks in Austria from 2008 to 2024 - split by printing processes
Table 8: Demand for printing inks in Belgium from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 9: Demand for printing inks in Belgium from 2008 to 2024 - split by printing processes
Table 10: Important manufacturers of printing inks in Belgium
Table 11: Demand for printing inks in Czechia from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 12: Demand for printing inks in Czechia from 2008 to 2024 - split by printing processes
Table 13: Demand for printing inks in Denmark from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 14: Demand for printing inks in Denmark from 2008 to 2024 - split by printing processes
Table 15: Demand for printing inks in Finland from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 16: Demand for printing inks in Finland from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 17: Demand for printing inks in France from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 18: Demand for printing inks in France from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 19: Important manufacturers of printing inks in France
Table 20: Demand for printing inks in Germany from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 21: Demand for printing inks in Germany from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 22: Important manufacturers of printing inks in Germany
Table 23: Demand for printing inks in Greece from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 24: Demand for printing inks in Greece from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 25: Demand for printing inks in Hungary from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 26: Demand for printing inks in Hungary from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 27: Demand for printing inks in Italy from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 28: Demand for printing inks in Italy from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 29: Important manufacturers of printing inks in Italy
Table 30: Demand for printing inks in Norway from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 31: Demand for printing inks in Norway from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 32: Demand for printing inks in Poland from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 33: Demand for printing inks in Poland from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 34: Demand for printing inks in Portugal from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 35: Demand for printing inks in Portugal from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 36: Demand for printing inks in Romania from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 37: Demand for printing inks in Romania from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 38: Demand for printing inks in Russia from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 39: Demand for printing inks in Russia from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 40: Demand for printing inks in Spain from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 41: Demand for printing inks in Spain from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 42: Important manufacturers of printing inks in Spain
Table 43: Demand for printing inks in Sweden from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 44: Demand for printing inks in Sweden from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 45: Demand for printing inks in Switzerland from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 46: Demand for printing inks in Switzerland from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 47: Important manufacturers of printing inks in Switzerland
Table 48: Demand for printing inks in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 49: Demand for printing inks in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 50: Demand for printing inks in Turkey from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 51: Demand for printing inks in Turkey from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 52: Demand for printing inks in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 53: Demand for printing inks in the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2024 – split by printing processes
Table 54: Important manufacturers of printing inks in the United Kingdom
Table 55: Demand for printing inks in the rest of Europe from 2008 to 2024 - split by applications
Table 56: Demand for printing inks in the rest of Europe from 2008 to 2024 - split by printing processes
Table 57: Important manufacturers of printing inks in the rest of Europe
Table 58: European demand for printing inks in the segment newspaper from 2008 to 2024 – split by major countries
Table 59: European demand for printing inks in the segment books from 2008 to 2024 – split by major countries
Table 60: European demand for printing inks in the segment magazines from 2008 to 2024 – split by major countries
Table 61: European demand for printing inks in the segment commercial printing from 2008 to 2024 – split by major countries
Table 62: European demand for printing inks in the segment packaging from 2008 to 2024 – split by major countries
Table 63: European demand for printing inks in other applications from 2008 to 2024 – split by country
Table 64: European demand for offset printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by countries
Table 65: European demand for gravure printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by countries
Table 66: European demand for flexographic printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by countries
Table 67: European demand for digital printing inks from 2008 to 2024 – split by countries
Table 68: European demand for other products from 2008 to 2024 – split by countries