Inkjet paper is a special paper which is classified by its weight, brightness, smoothness and opacity designed for inkjet printers. It is manufactured from high quality deinked pulp or chemical pulp and possesses good dimensional stability. Additionally, inkjet papers and films possess good surface strength and excellent surface smoothness. Inkjet papers can be bifurcated as glossy, semi-matte, semi-gloss, satin and matte finishes. The thickness of the inkjet paper varies over a wide range. Glossy inkjet papers are made by multicoating, resin coating or cast coating on a lamination paper. Matte inkjet papers are made by using silica and polyvinyl alcohol. These papers can be used for double sided printing and single side printing.
Photo paper is a type of inkjet paper designed for reproduction of photographs. It is extremely bright and is coated with highly absorbent material that limits diffusion of ink away from the point of contact. These photo papers are used for more critical work and have advanced coatings with quick-drying properties.
Growth in the global printing market is expected to boost the demand for inkjet papers and films. Additionally, increasing demand for labels in the packaging industry is expected to drive the demand for inkjet papers and films. Labels in food and pharmaceutical packaging are typically manufactured using inkjet papers. Manufacturers use inkjet papers to provide information regarding nutrient content and composition of salts in food products and drugs, respectively. There is a high demand for labeling and packaging in emerging economies which is expected to drive the demand for inkjet papers and films in the near future. Furthermore, demand for offset litho printing and photographic printing is also anticipated to fuel the demand for inkjet papers & films. However, increasing raw material prices required to manufacture inkjet papers is likely to hamper the market for inkjet papers and films.
Inkjet papers and films market is expected to grow substantially within the forecast period driving the demand in the Asia Pacific region on account of the growth potential of the market in China. Moreover, the rising demand for printing and packaging in emerging economies such as China, India, South Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia may increase the demand for inkjet papers and films in near future. Due to increasing demand on the domestic front, rising income levels and cheaper raw materials, Asia Pacific has emerged as the leading consumer as well as producer of inkjet paper and films. Growing printing industry has been the driving factor for the demand in North America. The U.S. and Canada have been the major contributors in this region. Demand for inkjet papers and film in North America was followed by Europe. The demand in these regions is driven by the rising demand for photographic printing in Europe. The Rest of the World (RoW) market is likely to exhibit substantial growth over the next few years. Increasing disposable income in the Middle East and North Africa is likely to offer potential growth for the market. However, market conditions in most developed economies, including the U.S., Europe, Japan and others is expected to reach the maturity stage.
Some of the key players in the inkjet paper and film market are Hewlett Packard, Epson, Konika Minolta, Ricoh and Kodak among others.
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- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
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