Ink additives are the chemical substances used in small quantities in printing ink coatings. Printing ink coatings are the formulated coatings that are made from waterborne or solvent borne technologies. Additives enhance the performance of the inks and the printing by its intended function such as defoamers, wetting agents, dispersants, driers and others. In printing, these additives which are sprinkled on paper form tiny text or images. Ink additives can be added at the time of formulation or at the press side. Defoamers are used at pigment milling, ink manufacturing, printing processes and more. Dispersants are used for improved colour development, increased mill output and others.
Ink additives market has been segmented into different segments such as by type, by technology, by process, by application and by geography. The market is segmented by type such as driers, dispersants, defoamers, rheology modifiers, wetting agents and others. Depending on technology, the ink additives are classified into waterborne, solventborne and others.
Ink additives market is also segmented by process such as lithographic process, gravure process, flexographic process and others. Ink additives have end applications such as flexible packaging, corrugated cardboard & folding cartons, publications & promotions and others. Each of these segments is analyzed in depth to provide a comprehensive analysis on ink additives market.
In this ink additive market, the additives are used depending upon the type of function needed in the ink coatings and printing. The report provides detailed breakdown of various types of ink additives and their function. The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. Competitive landscape for industry and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. Market shares of the key players for 2014 are provided.
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