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EuPIA Annual Conference: The industry sees overall growth, but worries about increasing number of regulations

Friday, 1 April 2011

Despite the various hurdles which the industry has to overcome: Overall the ink manufacturers have increased their sales volume in 2010 by 3.6 % to 1.13 million tons, compared to the previous year.

EuPIA-Chairman Dr. Dirk Aulbert welcomed nearly 90 participants to this year’s EuPIA Annual Conference in Wien (31 March to 1 April 2011).

EuPIA-Chairman Dr. Dirk Aulbert welcomed nearly 90 participants to this year’s EuPIA Annual Conference in Wien (31 March to 1 April 2011).

EuPIA-Chairman Dr. Dirk Aulbert welcomed nearly 90 participants to this year’s EuPIA Annual Conference in Wien (31 March to 1 April 2011). Dr. Aulbert described the multiple challenges that the printing inks manufacturers are currently working at, stating that there was more than one single problem to be addressed. Apart from high expectations from the part of governments and consumers, some parts of the printing inks industry have still not recovered fully from the crisis. These most pressing issues could consequently be found in the majority of presentations and discussions. Despite the various hurdles which the industry has to overcome: Overall the ink manufacturers have increased their sales volume in 2010 by 3.6 % to 1.13 million tons, compared to the previous year. The development of value slightly lagged behind volume increases with 3.2 % of growth (excluding export), amounting to billion 3.43 Mrd. EUR as Martin Cellerier, Chairman of EuPIA’s Statistics Working Group, in his detailled presentation on the market development. Apart from the development of the different printing ink segments, the complicated issues around the use of food packaging inks was topic of many discussions and speakers’ contributions.

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You will find the complete report on the Annual Conference in the May-issue of European Coatings Journal

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