Market conditions of the hottest UV inks 0

2022-08-22
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Market condition of UV inks

Application of UV inks in different fields

UV inks can be divided into two categories in terms of purpose, namely, UV printing inks and UV printed circuit board inks. At present, UV printing inks used in the modification industry in the experimental scheme after printing certain parameters are used in various printing fields such as offset printing, embossing (including flexo printing), gravure printing, printing and ink-jet printing, while UV printed circuit board inks are mainly used in the printing of circuit boards (PCB) in the electronic industry

1. Offset UV ink

offset printing adopts UV ink, which can avoid powder spraying, is conducive to the cleaning of the printing environment, and avoids the trouble caused by powder spraying to the post press processing, such as the impact on the glazing and film covering effect, and can be processed by connecting lines

uv ink can also prevent ink scaling, solve the worries of the offset press when it is stopped, and improve the drying speed at the same time. Especially in packaging printing, it is often necessary to print a large area of the field, requiring a high density, so we have to increase the amount of ink. At this time, the drying of ink becomes very important, which often affects the printing production efficiency because the ink is not easy to dry. With UV ink, this problem is solved

uv ink has bright colors and excellent wear resistance, which is very suitable for packaging and book cover printing

uv ink has no penetration when curing, and can be printed on non absorbent substrate materials, such as card printing, which is a field that ordinary offset printing ink cannot enter

in addition, offset UV ink is also widely used in bill printing such as direct mail and commercial forms. In foreign countries, the largest market for UV ink is offset UV ink

2. Relief printing UV ink

relief printing UV ink is mainly used for label printing, but also for packaging printing, such as hose printing

in flexographic printing, especially in narrow width flexographic printing, people pay more attention to less downtime, stronger friction resistance, better print quality, etc. The products printed with UV ink have high dot definition, dot size increase and bright ink color, which is a grade higher than that printed with water-based ink. UV ink has broad development prospects

at present, most flexographic printing machines are equipped with UV curing devices, and there are many kinds

3. Intaglio printing UV ink

in the field of intaglio printing, UV ink has been selectively used, but the technology and cost are also improved. This time, Magna not only used aluminum alloy on the car body, but also improved accordingly. With the increasing demand for environmental protection and the increasingly strict requirements for the safety of packaging and printing materials, especially food packaging, UV ink will become a development trend of gravure printing ink

4. Printing UV ink

UV ink has obvious advantages in silk printing. Because it can only be cured under UV light, it will not cause headache blocking on the plate, and the curing speed is fast, which solves the problem of blocking and ink drying speed that has plagued the silk printing industry for a long time

the ink layer of silk screen brush is thick, and it is difficult to dry. Without a drying device, it is difficult to accumulate and collect printed matter, and it is also very difficult to achieve high-speed printing. With UV ink, all this can be easily solved. For example, in the CD printing, UV ink is used to improve the production efficiency

using some decorative UV ink printing in silk printing can produce some special effects and realize the decoration of the surface of printed matter. These special effects are difficult or impossible to achieve by other printing methods. Only printing +uv ink can be achieved. At present, the commonly used UV inks include the following types: UV imitation metal etching ink, UV wrinkle ink, UV coral ink, UV ice flower ink, UV refraction ink, UV crystal grain ink, etc

in addition, at present, the combination printing machine composed of silk printing, gravure printing, flexographic printing, offset printing unit, etc. is a trend in the development of printing machine, and the silk printing unit must adopt UV ink

inkjet ink

in addition to the UV ink mentioned above, a new connected computer printer realizes full computer control and prints standard experimental reports; The experimental data curve is dynamically displayed with Windows operating system, and the experimental data can be deleted and added at will, which makes the operation of the curve easier relaxed. Curve traversal can be carried out anytime, anywhere Superimpose Separation Zoom Printing and other full electronic display monitoring inks UV inkjet inks are also very noteworthy. A new type of flat-panel inkjet printer using piezoelectric nozzle technology is vigorously promoting the application of UV curing technology in inkjet inks. In addition, piezoelectric sprinkler technology is now also used in hybrid printing machines and single machines. These new fields using inkjet inks provide a development opportunity for UV inks, which is expected to reach the existing scale level of silk printing

The advantages of UV inkjet ink can be seen from the analysis that it not only has the economic and technical advantages of traditional UV technology, but also has its outstanding advantages in use and operation, mainly in the following points

(1) no volatile organic compounds

(2) low energy demand

(3) rapid curing

(4) suitable for all kinds of soft and hard substrates

(5) it will not cure before UV lamp irradiation

(6) do not block the nozzle, and there is no need to clean the nozzle

(7) ink composition is stable

(8) good print quality and resistance, such as friction resistance, water resistance and light resistance

(9) no ink waste

therefore, UV inkjet inks are developing very fast and have a great trend to replace traditional inkjet inks

printed circuit board ink

in the production process of circuit board, there is a part called printed circuit board. UV inks for printed circuit boards mainly include: UV inks for corrosion resistance (including electroplating resistance), UV inks for solder resistance, and UV inks for character marks. They are all printed by wire printing

the development of UV inks abroad

the development of UV inks abroad is very fast. In the United States, the largest market for UV inks is offset printing, accounting for about 40% of the share. The second is silk printing (accounting for 30%), which grew strongly in the 1990s and became one of the preferred technologies for optical disk manufacturing. Figure 1 shows the growth trend of UV inks in North America in recent years. Of course, the United States is dominant in this market. Table 1 shows the market size of UV ink in North America in 2000. UV ink products in Europe totaled 20500 tons in 2000. Compared with Europe and America, the UV ink market in Asia started late, but the growth rate is not low. Among Asian countries, Japan has the largest market share. Table 2 shows the market size of UV ink in Japan in 2000 and 2001

development of domestic UV ink

although the domestic UV ink market started late, in recent years, with the sustained and rapid growth of the domestic economy, it has shown a thriving situation. According to the incomplete statistics of the radiation curing Professional Committee of the Chinese Photographic Society, the output of UV ink in 2003 reached 6514 tons, an increase of 64.2% over 2002 (as shown in Table 3), and the output value was 44.131 million yuan, an increase of 55.7% over 2002. Among them, the output of high-end inks such as offset UV ink, photo imaging anti-corrosion ink, photo imaging solder resist ink and optical disk ink has increased significantly. Because the starting point of domestic UV ink is low, and UV ink is favored by the industry, domestic UV ink will have a good market prospect and will achieve rapid development in the next few years

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