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Analysis of flexible packaging printing market in Asia (Part 2)

wide flexographic printing market

flexible packaging is the main application field of flexographic printing and packaging market. If flexible packaging is combined with handbags, woven bags, preprint and other markets, it will create a larger flexible packaging printing market and make the flexible packaging occupy more than 50% of the flexographic printing market

the statistical data of flexible packaging accounting for the flexographic printing market can prove all this

it can be seen from the above table that flexible packaging accounts for 35% and is the main project in the flexographic printing market

1. Products printed in wide flexible flexible packaging

plastic products include: decorative bags, napkin boxes, frozen food packaging, refrigerated food packaging, snack packaging, flour bags, candy paper, milk boxes, edible oil packaging, pet food bags, shirt bags, handbags, etc

paper products include: handbags, cement bags, candy paper, flour bags, medicine boxes, corrugated carton surface, folding carton surface, pet food bags, biscuit bags, etc

aluminum foil products include: high-end packaging, cream packaging, cheese packaging, instant cup cover, etc

2. The range of wide flexible packaging printing

although there is no standard definition, most manufacturers believe that the width range of wide flexible packaging printing is 600 ~ 1400mm. Narrow width printing machines with a width less than 600mm and ultra wide width printing machines with a width greater than 1400mm. Now there are 600 ~ 1000mm medium width printing machines in the packaging market, which will be fully committed to the development of short version printing and rapid replacement of prints

3. Wide packaging flexographic printing machine

looking at the development of Web flexographic printing machine, in fact, it is very clear to see the development history of flexographic printing machine. When we want to discuss why and how to do it, there are three steps to explain the whole process

the first step is quality

from the appearance of the first generation web to web aniline printing machine, it is basically a poor design of paper web printing machine. In the early 1930s, this inferior six color printing machine has been used since the invention of the first laminated six color printing machine. In the 1950s, a new shape of the laminated printing press appeared, which is known as the arch structure. Then in 1958, the first CI flexographic printing machine was produced, which became a new milestone in flexographic printing technology

the benefits of CI flexographic printing machine are based on the innovation in the following aspects: (1baumert said: "the first way of innovation is to transfer the products that have been mature in a certain field to other fields.) the complete combination of roller and ink roller provides better tolerance, smooth operation, and dynamic balance; (2) the optimal circumferential tolerance of CI roller reaches ± 2 ~ wins benefits within 3mm; (3) The traction and separation of the printing base is changed from mechanical type to hydraulic type; (4) The first positive angle straight scraper was installed on the rubber ink roller, and then developed into an anti angle reverse scraper. At the same time, the design of the hot air dryer is started to dry the printing ink completely, and a better tension regulator is used to deal with the thinner substrate. We would also like to thank ink manufacturers, plate manufacturers, substrate manufacturers, prepress technology developers, plate pasting machine manufacturers, roller manufacturers, sleeve manufacturers, corona discharge surface treatment manufacturers, etc. without their assistance, today's flexographic printing would not exist

the second step is high-speed production

a new trend appeared in the early 1960s, that is, to focus on improving production speed, that is to say, at that time, we only cared about wider and higher speed printing machines. The development of these high-speed printing machines has also improved the R & D ability of machine designers and the development and design of better drying systems

the third step is rapid delivery and complete quality control

in the 1990s, there were two world trends, namely TQM (total qualitymanagement) complete quality control and JIT ( manufacturing and delivery) rapid delivery. This trend has a great impact on the packaging industry. TQM is mainly based on continuous improvement and research. Therefore, it can ensure that all product manufacturing and service provision are based on zero defect design requirements. Of course, it also considers the balance between cost and competitiveness. The main idea of j1t is to reduce waste in the production process, including the concept of zero inventory. Customers reduce inventory and order quantity according to JIT theory. Printers and packaging carton processing plants soon began to develop in the direction of a small number of orders, while printer manufacturers took a high degree of automation as their development strategy (1) steel bars can repeat EP, 0 using computer stored parameters, such as web tension, hot air temperature, air volume, printer position on CNC, automatic gear meshing, registration control, etc., in order to reduce lead time and achieve the consistency of various requirements, It is completely easy to obtain high-quality printed matter. However, the replacement of very heavy version rollers and corrugation rollers requires the help of machines. JIT urges customers to minimize inventory, while the wide frame machine is designed with TQM, robot and CNC full automation as the architecture, which almost no longer requires manpower

the future development trend of soft count volume printing in Asia

when a country reaches an affluent living standard, it is bound to improve the packaging materials and their internal products. At that time, Asian supermarkets will become very influential, and printing processors will also begin to face new pressures, which is like a replica of the West. The production quantity becomes less, the printing materials become diversified, especially the amount of PE film increases, which will stimulate the new development of flexographic printing

now, the development of CI flexographic printing machine for printing plastic film is closely related to high-quality PE film. At present, many packaging and printing processors in Asia believe that they do not need flexographic printing yet, because there are not many PE film packaging, and they have not encountered the pressure of requiring short version and rapid replacement of printing parts. At the same time, they prefer gravure printing to flexographic printing. However, in the long run, investing in flexography now is more worth considering than reinvesting in the future. Opportunity is to favor those who are prepared for the printing processing industry

will the proportion of Asian packaging and printing processors using flexographic printing reach 60% or 80%? Our view is that flexographic printing will appear in more supermarket shelf space, but it may not reach the proportion of Europe. The reason lies in different thinking modes, such as different preferences for food. In the long run, this difference also lies in that the change of consumption habits does not happen overnight

we believe that the flexographic printing and wide packaging industry will shine brightly in Asia in the future, mainly because Asian printers will acquire advanced flexographic printing technology from Europe and the United States by purchasing the first high-quality CI machine, and will establish cooperative relations with printing machine manufacturers and consumers, which will enable them to produce high-quality printing products in a very short time

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