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Printing Industry: 5 Stocks are leading the Market


The global ink market reached a value of US $20.3 million. Ink plays a vital role in most expectations of human life for around centuries. It can be in the form of liquid or a paste and is primarily produced from materials like solvents, dyes, pigments, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, fluorescents, and surfactants. Over the past few years, the demand for printing Ink has seen high growth as it is used in printing books, poster magazines, newspapers, calendars, journals, and photographs.

The IMARC Group expects the global ink market to exhibit a moderate growth of CAGR of 3.2% during 2020–2025 from a CAGR of 6.1% before the first COVID-19 pandemic.

As a shortage of resources and global climate change due to COVID-19, industry facing challenges in supply chain conditions and new disruptions. 

However, Experts believe that the growth in the printing industry will continue steadily as inks are widely used in packaging for various products. Digital printing is encroaching into the packaging. Previously, inkjet was used for customized projects; Coca-Cola's individual Coke and Diet Coke bottles, in combination with HP, were a huge success. Small suppliers such as Inkjet wholesale are also playing an important role in the development of the industry.

Here are some reports of the top international market players who are leading the printing industry:

5 Stocks That Are Leading Market

1. DIC/Sun Chemical

Dic Corporation (TYO: 4631) is a Japanese printing company with 20,620 employees all over the world. The company has $4.85 in graphic art sales including sun chemicals and more than $3.5 billion in Ink and pigment sales. The total sale of the company is $7.5 billion which is the highest sale recorded in last 5 years.  

DIC is majorly dealing in broad product portfolio with capabilities in web headset and sheetfed offset; publication and packaging gravure; news ink and publication coldset; flexographic packaging inks; corrugated packaging inks; energy curable inks and coatings; screen inks, toner, inkjet materials. 

DIC corporation achieved major growth in 2018 with an estimated sales increasing 2% to $7.5 billion. 

As of June 29, 2020 the company is growing at 3.99% annual dividend per share. DIC corp. is again set to perform in the market after decline due to Covid-19. Therefore, the stock is a strong buy now. 

2. Flint Group

Flint Group is a European leading brand situated in Luxembourg and 7,500 employees worldwide. It is one of the second-largest manufacturers in the world with $2.4 billion of revenue in 2018. 

The company majorly deals in a wide range of Inks, coatings, blankets, pressroom chemistry, printing plates, consumables, and more.

In spite of the higher raw material costs, the company reported solid growth in 2018. 

Since after 2018, the supply of resources were already declining, but in 2020, the supply of resources and production has a major impact on printing industry due to COVID-19 crisis. 

3. Sakata Inx

Sakata Inx corporation (TYO: 4633) is a Japanese leading printing brand with sales revenue of $1.375 billion in printing and graphic arts. 

The company has 4,203 employees worldwide.

SAKATA INX CORPORATION mainly produces printing inks, equipment, and other related materials for the newspaper and cardboard industries.

2018 was the solid year for Sakata Inx as the company achieved a 3% growth in its printing Ink and graphic arts sales led by packaging Ink and specialty products.

Despite the lack of resources and the global crisis, the company's one-year return was 4.96%, which is not bad considering the current market situation. Experts believe the company re-set to maintain its position where it was in November 2017. Therefore, this is the right time to buy this stock. 

4. Toyo Ink

Toyo Ink (TYO: 4634) is also a Japanese company with sales revenue of $1.37 billion in printing & information, and packaging materials. 

The company majorly deals in products are Offset inks, UV / EB-curable inks, highly reactive UV inks, screen inks, inkjet inks, gravure inks, and Flexo inks.

The company has 8,274(Consolidated) employees all over the world.  

“2018 was a challenging year due to the effect of rising prices of raw materials as a result of the rise in oil prices and the deteriorated supply-demand balance associated with environmental regulations in many countries,” Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. President Shintaro Yamaoka said.

Since 2018, TOYO Inc.'s share prices have been steadily declining, the company's last one-year return is -6.72% which is also poor, as the market is largely hit by the global viruses.  

5. Siegwerg Group

Siegwerg is the German-based company with sales revenue of Euro 1,116 billion in 2018. It is one of the fifth-largest manufacturers of printing ink and individual solutions for packaging in the world. The company has 5,071 employees in more than 35 countries. 

“2018 was an excellent year for the company; growing through both organic and new additions”. “However, it was also a strong year, with overall turnover reaching Euro 1,116 billion”, said Herbert Forker, CEO and president of Packaging Ink. 


For ink companies, packaging remains a strong segment in terms of growth, while sales of advertisements and publications continue to decline. UV and digital printing are also showing strong growth.

Author Bio:

Ved Prakash is the founder of Newsblare and content marketing evangelist who specialized in Technology, Business, Marketing, and Finance niches.

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