Analysis of the development status of ink for packaging and printing (II)
some gains from flexible packaging have impacted the folding carton market. Flexographic ink has made some gains in folding cartons, and the use of color printing on cartons is also improving and growingAccording to Kelly, "the growth of flexible packaging is affecting the traditional cardboard folding carton market. Printers began to gradually shift from offset carton printing to flexographic carton printing, but they only used their remaining printing capacity and did not add new equipment. I hope new equipment for flexographic printing will be added." Ed Dedman, the North American market development manager of SICPA, pointed out that "flexographic carton production is gaining its market share of poly (4 fluoroethylene ethylene ethylene copolymer) ETFE, but it only takes some share from the more traditional offset and gravure production processes, rather than occupying a new market part."
impastato added, "folding cartons are maintained by a flat or slightly increased number, and flexible packaging is still a major threat to folding cartons."
corrugated box packaging market
corrugated box printing business occupies the largest part of the packaging and printing ink market. It is a $23billion industry, accounting for 1/3 of the ink used in the whole packaging market. About 75% of them are flexographic inks, mainly water-based products
perhaps the biggest change in the next few years will occur in the corrugated box printing field. Due to the overseas migration of production bases and the development of digital technology, the nature of the industry has changed
Steve Young, chairman of the independent corrugated box Processors Association (AICC), pointed out that "the impact on the customer base caused by the overseas migration of manufacturing jobs is the primary challenge for all industries." He believes that the corrugated box industry must take some measures to cope with the above pressure, and must understand that the on-the-job labor force must become a better supplier. The better the printing provided, the better the packaging
ink manufacturers have been aware of the impact of the overseas migration of manufacturing industry on packaging processors. David callIf, President of BCM inks USA, pointed out that, "The corrugated box industry has experienced a difficult year. According to my observation, the corrugated box industry has changed its concept and realized that it must be repositioned in the market for long-term development. The phenomenon of labor flow to overseas markets, especially the Chinese market, has occurred, and the packaging processors in Mexico have also been affected. Therefore, everyone has begun to explore ways to provide better services - timely services. We must realize that this is a A global economy must understand what happens everywhere, whether in China, India, Africa or anywhere else. "
kelly said, "The corrugated box industry has not grown. A large number of goods of non-U.S. origin flow into China after pre packaging. The impact of the trade deficit on the corrugated box industry in the United States is almost the same as that of the overall slow economy. An example is the substantial growth in the sales of low-cost and high-quality Australian wine to the United States, where American wine once captured the market originally occupied by European varieties The share is also the place where the demand for high-resolution printing of corrugated boxes for wine transportation and display has increased correspondingly. "George sickinger, chairman, President and CEO of color resolutions international, pointed out, "The development of corrugated boxes is the slowest time I have ever seen. I heard that many enterprises on the West Coast lost their overseas businesses last year. Everyone is complaining about the low price and slow trading speed. When the economy shows signs of recovery since the first quarter of last year, we must still firmly grasp the opportunities of the paper and printing industry."
it seems that this problem encountered by the corrugated box Market in the United States will not disappear in the near future. Impastato believes that it, like other printing markets, has been affected by the economic recession of the past few years. However, when other markets may fully recover when the economy improves, the corrugated box market may still be suffering. As the manufacturing industry moves overseas, the production of corrugated boxes for transportation and packaging is also moving. However, he pointed out that corrugated box packaging is making remarkable growth in the field of fresh product production. For several years, corrugated boxes have been replaced by reusable plastic containers (RPC). This trend is now beginning to turn around to a certain extent: in the next few years, RPC will occupy a smaller market share in the production of transport containers for the development of the third generation of medical echo detection equipment, while corrugated boxes will gain more share
industry pioneers pointed out that inkjet technology will one day affect the corrugated box marketYoung believes that digital technology will occupy a place and will have a revolutionary impact on short edition printing. There is no doubt that they will improve the speed of printing. CallIf pointed out, "digital technology is advancing slowly, but it is indeed advancing. More and more companies are involved in this field. If they succeed, inkjet technology will grow dramatically, because digital technology is very profitable in short edition printing. UV digital ink may have the greatest impact, because it has the advantage of no pretreatment of substrate compared with water-based products."
callif believes that inkjet technology is particularly effective for model or short version publicity printing. He said, "digital technology will become an auxiliary part of the printing process of corrugated box factories. Packaging processors can provide printing models and quickly get customers' approval, so as to improve sales."