Current market situation and development direction

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The current market situation and development direction of domestic offset printing inks since the 1970s, with the rapid growth of global economic development and the continuous improvement of people's culture and living standards, the printing industry has developed in the world and China with its ever-changing speed. With the progress of the printing industry, printing technology and printing equipment have been continuously improved, especially offset printing, which has its unique advantages, such as fast and convenient plate making, low cost, high printing quality, wide range of paper use, large printing quantity and so on, has gradually attracted the attention and development of printing manufacturers at home and abroad, making it develop rapidly and widely, As a result, offset printing occupies a leading position in the international printing industry, and offset printing ink has also developed rapidly. In order to meet the needs of various printing equipment, substrates, various packaging and decoration products, publishing and printing materials, the varieties of offset printing inks are increasing day by day, the level of ink manufacturing technology is improving, and the ink output is expanding day by day. According to relevant data, offset printing inks account for about 40% of the total printing inks, and this proportion will not change greatly in a considerable period of time

I. current market situation of offset printing inks

in recent years, with the development of the world economy and the continuous improvement of people's cultural living standards, the ink industry in industrialized countries has also developed rapidly, and the automatic identification of broken products in the printing and publishing industry and the printing and decoration industry has gradually developed in the direction of diversification and upscale. In order to meet the needs of users and pursue the exquisite and high-grade printing, the printing plant constantly updates and improves the printing equipment. The emergence of high-speed, multi-color, low pollution and high-efficiency printing equipment has prompted printing plants to constantly put forward new requirements to ink manufacturers. According to statistics, at present, among the ink output of more developed countries, offset ink products mainly include offset bright and fast drying ink, non thermosetting offset rotary ink, rotary ink, etc., followed by UV drying ink, infrared drying ink, synthetic paper offset ink, iron printing ink, waterless version ink and various special offset inks

in order to meet users' requirements for different grades of quality and price, different grades of inks are introduced according to the main printing requirements, including color, concentration, dryness, water resistance, printing speed, on-board stability and other main ink quality indicators, so that users can fully choose

in addition, in order to protect the environment and prevent pollution, foreign printing inks also put forward new requirements in terms of low toxicity and pollution-free. Environmental protection and pollution-free have been put forward as an important requirement by more and more users when purchasing inks, and have been widely concerned by users

3. current situation of the domestic ink industry

in recent years, with the development of China's printing industry, the pace of development of the domestic ink industry has also accelerated day by day. With the introduction of a large number of imported and domestic high-speed offset printing machines and the adoption of new printing substrates (for example, offset printing has expanded from the common use of coated paper, white paper, cardboard to matte paper, i.e. matte paper, gold paper, silver paper, aluminum foil paper and other printing substrates), With the special requirements of new printing process and post-processing of printed products, ink enterprises rely on scientific and technological progress to continuously develop marketable new products and improve old products. The product varieties are increasing day by day, and the quality is gradually approaching the international advanced level. The innovation of ink production equipment and the improvement of production technology have also gradually attracted the attention of various manufacturers. In the past decade, major domestic ink manufacturers in Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Taiyuan and other places have paid attention to collecting market information and continuously developed marketable new offset printing ink products, such as high-grade offset printing bright and fast drying ink, cardboard ink, matte paper ink (matte paper ink), rotary ink, cold set offset printing rotary ink, UV light curing ink The output of offset synthetic paper ink, iron printing ink and thermosetting offset rotary ink newly launched in China in recent years has increased year by year, and the quality has caught up with or approached the international advanced level, which has been recognized by printing customers at home and abroad. In addition to replacing the high-grade inks that needed to be imported in the past in the domestic market, some of them were also exported to the international market. Some high value-added special offset printing inks have also been successfully developed to meet the requirements of special printing. At present, most of the products in the general map of offset printing ink products can be produced by major domestic ink manufacturers, meeting the needs of the printing industry

in addition, major domestic ink manufacturers attach importance to the quality standardization and internationalization of offset ink products, and some ink products have reached the Pantone color standard of the United States. Ink enterprises have passed the ISO9000 series quality management system and ISO14001 series environmental management system certification, which has laid a foundation for domestic offset ink to participate in the international market competition

at present, environmental friendly offset printing inks are increasingly concerned by printing users at home and abroad. 2. The negative deviation of indication is out of tolerance

II. The main gap between domestic offset printing inks and similar foreign products

although the output of offset printing inks in China has been increasing recently, the level of product quality has been improving, and the varieties of ink designs and colors are increasing day by day, although there is still a large gap in the production of similar ink products between China and industrialized countries, there are also many deficiencies in quality, which still can not meet the needs of today's printing, packaging, publishing and printing. The main gaps are as follows:

1. there is still a certain gap between the quality level and packaging level of domestic ink and similar products in the United States, Japan and Western European countries

2. there is still a gap in printing process requirements, high-speed adaptability, product quality consistency and ink stability

3. the development of special inks is in a slow state, which can not meet the printing requirements of today's rapid development of packaging decoration, and some products are still in shortage or blank. For example: offset printing water free ink, offset printing sun resistant ink. Aromatic free offset sheet fed ink and aromatic free thermosetting offset rotary ink still need to be further developed and improved

4. The four-color printing ink suitable for high-speed overprint printing still needs to be further improved in terms of high concentration, high transparency, brightness and excellent overprint

5. the varieties of environmentally friendly offset printing inks still need to be further developed

therefore, the urgent problem to be solved by domestic ink manufacturers is to constantly stabilize and improve the quality of existing products, improve product packaging, improve the quality level of raw materials for ink production, realize high quality and serialization of existing products, meet market requirements, and constantly develop new products urgently needed by the market

III. Development Trend of offset printing inks since the 1990s, due to the rapid development and popularization of the color desktop plate making system, the international color printing market has undergone significant changes. Prints are growing rapidly towards color, and printing timeliness and quality requirements are higher. Therefore, offset printing, as an economic, efficient and flexible printing method to print high-quality prints, will still be a major printing method for a long time

as one of the raw materials of offset printing, the future development goal of offset printing ink should meet the needs of multi-color, high-speed, fast drying, no pollution and low consumption. We should absorb and learn from foreign advanced experience, face the present situation squarely, find out the gap, catch up, maintain our own advantages, improve China's ink production and equipment level, technical level and product standardization through the introduction of advanced technology and equipment, improve the quality level of offset printing ink, and achieve high quality and serialization for China's printing ink, Work hard for the rapid development of 208 push-pull pulleys for aluminum alloy doors and windows in China's ink industry

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