Ultraviolet (UV) Cure Printing Inks Market Revenue To Surpass USD 9.82 Billion By 2032

bhagyashri shewale
Published on Aug 29, 2023

Market Overview In 2022, the global Ultraviolet (UV) Cure Printing Inks market reached a valuation of USD 4.38 billion, and it is poised to surge to USD 9.82 billion by 2032, experiencing a robust revenue CAGR of 9.4% during the forecast period. This impressive growth is primarily attributed to the increasing demand for UV cure printing inks within the printing industry, driven by their superior qualities compared to traditional printing inks. These inks are favored by manufacturers due to their cost-effectiveness, eco-friendly nature, and the ability to produce high-quality prints.

Get a sample copy of the Ultraviolet (UV) Cure Printing Inks Market report:

Key Growth Drivers Several factors are fueling the revenue growth of the global UV cure printing inks market. These include:

  1. Surging Demand in Labels and Packaging: The growing need for labels and packaging materials, coupled with the awareness of environmentally friendly printing inks, is a major driver of market expansion. UV cure printing inks have become essential, especially with the rapid growth of the packaging and labels sector. They are versatile, adhering well to various substrates such as plastics, metals, and paper. Additionally, they offer faster drying times and superior print quality.
  2. Environmental Considerations: The shift from conventional inks to UV cure printing inks is largely due to increased awareness of environmentally friendly options. These inks are free from Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other harmful substances, aligning with stringent environmental regulations. Manufacturers are adopting UV-cure inks to reduce their environmental footprint.
  3. High-Quality Graphics on Various Substrates: UV cure printing inks are in high demand for their ability to deliver high-quality graphics on diverse surfaces, including glass, metal, and plastic. Their exceptional adhesion properties enable printing on challenging materials like metal and glass, and their rapid drying time facilitates high-speed printing without compromising print quality.
  4. Continuous R&D and Technological Advancements: Manufacturers consistently invest in Research and Development (R&D) to enhance the capabilities of UV cure printing inks. Innovations like LED-UV technology have led to reduced energy consumption and improved curing times for these inks, further boosting market growth.

Challenges Despite the favorable market conditions, some challenges hinder the growth of the UV cure printing inks market:

  1. High Cost: UV cure printing inks are often more expensive than conventional alternatives, limiting their adoption, particularly among small-scale manufacturers.
  2. Technical Complexity: The printing process with UV cure inks can be technically challenging, requiring specialized equipment, which may pose difficulties for some manufacturers.

Market Prospects Despite these challenges, the UV cure printing inks market is anticipated to experience substantial growth during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific region is expected to lead this expansion due to increasing demand for high-quality and eco-friendly printing inks, along with the burgeoning packaging and labels sector.

Government Regulations Various regulatory bodies impose stringent standards on UV cure printing inks:

  • In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set emissions standards for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from UV cure printing inks and related products to reduce air pollution.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates UV cure printing inks for use in food and pharmaceutical packaging to ensure safety and compliance.
  • In Europe, the REACH Regulation mandates UV cure printing ink manufacturers to register their chemicals and provide safety information.
  • The European Union’s RoHS Directive restricts the use of hazardous substances in UV cure printing inks.
  • Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry enforces regulations on labeling requirements for UV cure print products, focusing on safety, performance, and environmental impact.

Market Segmentation The UV cure printing inks market can be segmented based on type, application, and region:

Type Outlook

  • Free Radical
  • Cationic
  • Hybrid

Application Outlook

  • Packaging
  • Publication
  • Commercial Printing
  • Textile

Regional Outlook

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Players The global UV cure printing inks market is characterized by a fragmented competitive landscape, with significant players including DIC Corporation, Flint Group, Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., Sun Chemical Corporation, ALTANA AG, Wikoff Color Corporation, Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG, Hubergroup Deutschland GmbH, and Digital Printing Technologies Ltd.

Strategic Developments Several key players in the UV cure printing inks market have implemented strategic developments to enhance their market presence:

  • Sun Chemical Corporation introduced low migration UV offset inks designed for food packaging and sensitive applications.
  • Flint Group acquired Poteet Printing Systems LLC to strengthen its position in the North American market.
  • Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA launched UV flexo inks for food and pharmaceutical packaging.
  • Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. acquired DYO Printing Inks to expand its product portfolio in the Turkish market.
  • ALTANA AG acquired TLS Technik GmbH & Co. Spezialpulver KG, strengthening its position in the 3D printing market.

New Product Launches Key players have also introduced new UV cure printing ink products to meet evolving market demands:

  • DIC Corporation launched "jetleNex," a range of UV-curable inkjet inks designed for industrial applications.
  • Sun Chemical Corporation introduced UV LED inks for commercial and packaging printing applications.
  • Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG launched low-migration UV flexo inks for food and pharmaceutical packaging.

Market Segmentation To provide a comprehensive overview, the UV cure printing inks market has been segmented based on various parameters:

  • Market Size (2022): USD 4.38 Billion
  • CAGR (2022 - 2032): 9.4%
  • Revenue Forecast (2032): USD 9.82 Billion

The report covers a wide range of aspects, including revenue forecasts, competitive landscape analysis, growth factors, and emerging trends, segmented by type, application, and region.

Explore Trending Reports:

Tetrahydrofuran (THF) Market -

Benzoic Acid Market -

Acrylic Monomers Market -

Bitumen Membranes Market -

Biocide Market-

Aroma Chemicals Market-

Request a customization of the report:

Thank you for reading our report. To know more about the customization or any query about the report contents, please connect with us and our team will ensure the report is tailored to meet your requirements.

About Reports and Data    

Reports and Data is a market research and consulting company that provides syndicated research reports, customized research reports, and consulting services. Our solutions purely focus on your purpose to locate, target, and analyse consumer behaviour shifts across demographics, across industries, and help clients to make smarter business decisions. We offer market intelligence studies ensuring relevant and fact-based research across multiple industries, including Healthcare, Touch Points, Chemicals, Products, and Energy. We consistently update our research offerings to ensure our clients are aware of the latest trends existent in the market. Reports and Data has a strong base of experienced analysts from varied areas of expertise. Our industry experience and ability to develop a concrete solution to any research problems provides our clients with the ability to secure an edge over their respective competitors.

Contact Us:

John W

(Head of Business Development)

Reports and Data | Web:

Direct Line: +1-212-710-1370


Blogs | Press Release | Industry News | Our competencies

Browse More Upcoming Reports @

Browse More Latest Reports @

Browse Latest Blogs:

Browse Latest Press Release: