Who restricts the sales of Chinese ink market

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in 2014, China's top 20 enterprises produced about 377000 tons of ink, accounting for about half of China's total output. In 2015, the slowdown of China's economic growth affected the entire ink industry, which was also reflected in the interim statements of several well-known ink companies

the slowdown in economic growth restricts the sales of ink market

for example, Ye's chemical industry, China's largest ink producer, announced that the sales of its food packaging ink and offset printing ink fell by 10%, largely due to the relatively lagging market demand in the first six months of 2015. Gusu coswood ink ranks among the top ten ink manufacturers in China, and its ink expenditure also increased by 2.72% in the first half of 2015

in the subsidiaries and foreign-funded companies of many ink companies in China, the overall weakness of the market is self-evident, and it is also reflected in the equity statement of its parent company. DIC said that the decline in sales in the first half of 2015 was mainly due to the slowdown in economic growth, which curbed the market demand. However, the increase in gravure ink and old-fashioned ink in all sales in the Asia Pacific region (except Japan) was relatively pleasant

Toyo ink, another major Japanese ink manufacturer in China, saw its operating profit fall by 13.1% in the first half of 2015, surpassing that of the same period in 2014 and 1.1% in the Asia Pacific region Temperature measurement range: 300 ° ~ +1200 ° (excluding Japan)

another target shows that the printing ink export of China soft ink market fell by 18.3% in the first six months. On the contrary, the export of ink increased by 6.7%, which means that some ink manufacturers in China began to rely on foreign markets to release their production capacity

environmental pressure finds new opportunities for flexographic ink creation

China's air pollution has become more and more serious since the winter of 2015. In major cities, such as Beijing, its PM2.5 goal continues to reach the scope of pollution, making the Chinese authorities strive to adopt all required methods to reduce the pressure of environmental protection as much as possible

one of the key measures is to start charging emission fees for volatile inorganic compounds (VOCs), the primary source of air pollution. Therefore, Beijing has become the first city in China to start imposing volatile inorganic emission fees on petrochemical, automotive and electronic product manufacturers

since October 1, 2015, this new regulation of collection has officially expired, and Beijing has begun to implement non differentiated charges: if the emission concentration of volatile inorganic compounds is lower than or equal to 50% of the city's emission limit through the process of clean production evaluation, and there is no punishment for environmental protection due to environmental pollution in the current month, the charge standard is 10 yuan per kilogram; For environmental pollution actions such as non installation of waste gas management measures, or abnormal operation of waste gas management measures, or excessive emission of volatile inorganic compounds, the charging standard is 40 yuan per kilogram; Other environmental charges are 20 yuan per kilogram

the new regulations cover 17 industrial categories in the eyes of consumers, such as packaging and printing, and the production of inks and similar products. In order to implement the national policy, Shanghai also began to implement the charge of VOC emissions on December 17. It is estimated that more and more provinces and cities have begun to follow suit, which undoubtedly brings pressure to ink enterprises, and many ink companies have been difficult to maintain the current profit level

however, in the face of this new challenge, the ink industry has also ushered in a precious opportunity. Let Chinese printing enterprises speed up the use and growth of environmental protection printing technology and environmental protection printing materials. Among them, flexographic printing, mainly using water-based and UV inks, has become a major trend in the Chinese printing industry

although flexographic printing has existed in the Chinese market for many years, it is still in the primary stage to complete injection molding and coating in one step, accounting for less than 10% of the total printing market, which is much lower than the market share of western countries. One of the reasons is that Chinese packaging companies do not have enough incentive to adopt flexographic printing, especially for the production of plastic flexible packaging

at present, flexographic printing is mainly used in finished paper products in China. Offset printing still holds the leading position in the Chinese printing market, with a market share of nearly 50%

in addition to the advantages of environmental protection, flexographic printing packaging is more safe for food and medical products. Although flexographic printing for flexible packaging is still relatively rare in the world, it is only that some large packaging enterprises, such as beiren in Xingtai, Shanghai Zidan and Zhejiang Changhai, have begun to add flexographic printing to their products after the application of experimental machines for half a year to one year

another factor that restricts its growth in China is the high cost of flexographic printing materials, including flexographic printing inks and flexographic printing plates. However, seeing the potential of some market segments, some Chinese international enterprises, such as lucky Huaguang and iskay, have introduced flexographic printing production equipment to the market in the past two years

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