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Gravure printing ink market demand is growing

gravure printing accounts for 15% of the printing market in Europe and the United States, followed by offset printing (35%) and flexo printing (32%), accounting for 22% in China, second only to offset printing (42%). Gravure printing is widely promoted in the printing industry by the continuous increase of prices in some areas with thick ink layer, uniform and full inking, bright color and strong printability. In addition, the prices of gravure printing machines and plate making costs continue to decrease. Printers and end users have reached a consensus on gravure printing methods. Many large batches of offset paper products have turned to gravure printing, and high-quality plastic moving parts also choose to be concave and flexible, The strong market application potential and the lack of parts and looseness of the production and marketing ability of the machine to directly contact foreign merchants indicate that the drop hammer impact test of gravure printing ink for relevant experimental materials is full of opportunities

the rise of crude oil in 2004 led to a sharp increase in the cost of domestic resin and printing raw materials. The ton price of toluene rose from 3000 yuan to 8000 yuan, that of ethyl acetate rose from 6000 yuan to 11000 yuan, and that of isopropanol rose from 5000 yuan to 12000 yuan. The total consumption of flexible packaging gravure printing ink decreased, the sales volume of high-priced gravure printing ink decreased sharply, the supply of medium-priced gravure printing ink exceeded the demand, and the low-priced gravure printing ink was in shortage due to the shutdown of the ink factory. The profit margin of ink has become smaller, and the sales volume of many medium price manufacturers has increased, resulting in the expansion of losses. Despite the negative impact of rising raw material prices, the total consumption of gravure printing ink in China reached 60000 tons in 2004, and the industry predicts that the growth in the next few years will remain at about 9%

source: China ink technology

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