Screen Printing Inks Market - Snapshot

Various types of inks are used for offset printing, gravure printing, flexography printing, screen printing, and digital printing in the printing industry. Screen printing requires inks such as UV-cured, water-based, solvent-based, plastisol, and discharge. Screen printing is employed for garment printing and other applications in industries such as automotive, textile, and food & beverages. Other applications of screen printing include container printing, optical disk printing, touch panel printing, and toy printing. Screen printing is preferred over traditional printing, as it offers extended shelf life.

screen printing inks market

High demand for screen printing inks from the packaging industry is anticipated to boost the global screen printing inks market. Macroeconomic factors such as increase in disposable income of the middle class and environmental impact and rise in consumer awareness regarding wellness are some recent trends influencing the global packaging industry. These trends are projected to fuel the screen printing inks market in the near future. Moreover, rise in preference for online reading and growth of the e-commerce industry are likely to boost the demand for screen printing inks market during the forecast period. Factors driving the demand for e-books include mass access, cost advantages over printed books and availability of low-cost reading devices. This is restraining the demand for printed books and boosting the demand for water-borne screen printing inks However, high VOC emissions associated with solvent-based inks is likely to hamper the market. Increase in the number of safety regulations to avoid adverse health consequences resulting from intake of toxic substances is likely to hamper the global screen printing inks market in the next few years. Demand for eco-friendly screen printing inks is creating opportunities in the screen printing inks market.

The screen printing inks market has been segmented in terms of type, application, and region. Based on type, the market has been segregated into solvent-based, water-based, UV-cured, and others. In terms of volume & value, the UV-cured segment is estimated to expand at a rapid pace, as these inks usually emit less volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Based on application, the screen printing inks market has been divided into label & packaging, commercial printing, publications, and others. The commercial printing segment is projected to expand at a substantial pace owing to the rise in preference of screen printing inks in commercial printing such as architectural designs, desktop publishing, advertising, fine arts, and textiles.

In terms of region, the global screen printing inks market has been split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific accounted for dominant share of the global screen printing inks market in 2017, followed by North America, and Europe. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand during the forecast period owing to the increase in demand from end-use industries, such as textile, packaging, and automotive, in emerging countries, such as India, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia. North America is anticipated to constitute a significant share of the market during the forecast period. Demand for screen printing inks in North America is expected to increase at a significant pace during the forecast period due to high consumption of UV-cured inks in textile printing, advertising, and automotive component printing applications. The market in the region is dominated by large players and is moderately consolidated. Key players account for a major share of the market. Prominent players profiled in the report include Marabu GmbH & Co. KG, Flint Group, Huber Group, Sun chemicals, Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems Ltd., Toyo Ink Co., Ltd., Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, Kolorcure, Grafco, and Nazdar Ink Technologies.

Screen Printing Inks Market - Overview 

In screen printing, inks such as UV-cured inks, water-based inks, solvent-based inks, plastisol, and discharge inks are utilized. Screen printing is employed for garment printing and printing applications in industries such as automotive, textile, and food & beverages. Other applications of screen printing include container printing, optical disk printing, touch panel printing, and toy printing. Screen printing is preferred over the traditional printing, as it offers extended shelf life.

Based on type, the global screen printing inks market has been segmented solvent-based, water-based, UV-cured, and others. Based on application, the market has been divided into labels & packaging, commercial printing, publication, and others. In terms of region, the global screen printing inks market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific held a prominent share of the global screen printing inks market in 2017. China accounted for a major share of the screen printing inks market in Asia Pacific in 2017, due to rise in the demand for screen printing inks in end-user industries in the country such as packaging, automotive, textile, and food & beverages. The region has immense potential for the screen printing inks market. This can be ascribed to growth of the automotive industry in India.

The report analyzes and forecasts the screen printing inks market at the global and regional levels. The market has been forecast in terms of volume (tons) and revenue (US$ thousand) from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global screen printing inks market. It also covers the expected impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for screen printing inks during the forecast period. The report also highlights growth opportunities for the screen printing inks market at the global and regional levels.

The report comprises detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global screen printing inks market. The Porter’s five forces model for the screen printing inks market has also been included to help understand the competition landscape of the market. The report also includes analysis of various type and application segments of the market based on their market size, growth rate, and attractiveness. These segments have been analyzed based on the present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and future demand for screen printing inks in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers segmentation based on individual type and application segments of the market in all regions.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global screen printing inks market. Key players profiled in the report are Marabu GmbH & Co. KG, Flint Group, Huber Group, Sun chemicals, Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems Ltd., Toyo Ink Co., Ltd., Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, Kolorcure, Grafco, and Nazdar Ink Technologies. Market players have been profiled in terms of company overview, business strategies, and recent developments.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of the screen printing inks market for the base year 2017 and the forecast for the period between 2018 and 2026. Market numbers have been estimated for type, application, and regional segments. The market size and forecast for each type, application, and regional segment have been provided for the global and regional markets.

The global screen printing inks market has been segmented as follows: 

Global Screen Printing Inks Market, by Type

  • Solvent-based
  • Water-based
  • UV-cured
  • Others (Including Discharge Inks and Plastisols)

Global Screen Printing Inks Market, by Application

  • Labels & Packaging
  • Commercial Printing
  • Publication
  • Others (Including Office Stationery, Magazines, and Newspapers)

Global Screen Printing Inks Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa 

Key Takeaways

  • Extensive analysis of market trends from 2017 to 2026 in order to identify growth opportunities and market developments
  • Analysis of various types and applications of screen printing inks
  • Key factors useful to build a roadmap of upcoming opportunities for the screen printing inks market at the global, regional, and country levels
  • Comprehensive analysis with respect to investments and regulatory scenario that would subsequently impact the outlook for and forecast of the global screen printing inks market between 2018 and 2026
  • Detailed competition landscape of key players operating in the market to help understand the competition level
  • Porter’s five forces analysis to highlight the power of buyers and suppliers operating in the market
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