Ink Additives Market Prediction $3.30 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 4.8%

Ink Additives Market Size Worth $3.30 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 4.8%

The global ink additives market size is expected to reach USD 3.30 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Ink Additives Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Process (Lithography, Digital, Gravure and Flexography); By Technology (Water-Based and Solvent-Based); By Type; By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The growth of the ink additives market is driven by the expansion of ink additives with diverse applications. The market is experiencing faster-than-expected growth due to the increasing demand for package printing and the surge in e-commerce sales leading to a greater need for corrugated boxes. Furthermore, the ink additives market is influenced by the food and beverage industry's rising adoption of flexible packaging and the growing preference for renewable and biodegradable products. Factors such as population growth, urbanization, lifestyle changes, rising disposable incomes and rapid digitization are also contributing positively to the ink additives market's expansion.

The World Health Organization's declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic has significantly impacted global ink additives economic growth. This crisis has disrupted both supply chains and demand, leading to constraints on growth in 2020. Furthermore, the pandemic's adverse effects on the packaging industry have resulted in reduced demand for flexible and graphical packaging, consequently decreasing the need for ink additives and limiting the volume of printing ink utilized.

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The Asia Pacific region, particularly China and India, is witnessing a significant increase in demand for ink additives, leading to substantial growth and opportunity for the ink additives market. The rapid industrialization and economic growth in these countries are driving higher production rates, thus increasing the demand for high-quality packaging and printing materials. Ink additives play a crucial role in meeting these requirements by enhancing the color vibrancy, adhesion, and durability of printing inks.

The need for creative ink formulations and additives to meet a range of packaging needs is growing as the packaging business grows due to reasons including the rise of e-commerce and urbanization. In the Asia Pacific region, print media consumption is still significant despite the trend toward digitalization, with big populations in nations like China and India supporting this ongoing need. As long as high-quality printing inks are used to produce magazines, newspapers & promotional materials, ink additives will have a significant chance to fulfill the demands of the print media sector.

Ink Additives Market Report Highlights

  • The lithography segment dominated the market in 2023, driven by its crucial role in the printing of various materials such as books, advertisements, cards, catalogs, direct mail inserts, posters, packaging, coupons, and artwork.
  • The solvent-based segment led the market in 2023 and is expected to maintain its dominance due to its effectiveness on plastic, outperforming its performance on paper or canvas.
  • Asia Pacific holds a significant revenue share in the global Ink Additives market, driven by an increase in packaged goods consumption spurred by urbanization, changing lifestyles, and the rise of e-commerce.
  • The global key market players include Atlanta AG, BASF SE, Dow, Inc., Elementis Plc, Evonik Industries AG, Harima Chemicals Group, Munzing Chemie GmbH, Shamrock Technologies, Solvay S.A and Lubrizol.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Ink Additives market report based on process, technology, type, application, and region:

Ink Additives, Process Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Lithography
  • Digital
  • Gravure
  • Flexography
  • Others

Ink Additives, Technology Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Water-Based
  • Solvent-Based
  • Others

Ink Additives, Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Foam Control Additives
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Dispersing & Wetting Agents
  • Slip/Rub Materials
  • Others

Ink Additives, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Commercial Printing
  • Publishing
  • Packaging

Ink Additives, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Ink Additives Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 2.26 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 3.30 billion


4.8% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Process, By Technology, By Type, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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