Printing ink is used not so much in desktop printers, but much more in industrial printing, primarily in printing paper products. There are many firms that manufacture printing ink. The biggest firms include Sun Chemical, Flint Ink, Toyo Ink, DuPont Ink Jet and Siegwerk Group. Some of these companies are independent stand-alone legal entities while others are divisions of large multinational corporations.
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Sun Chemical is by far the largest manufacturer of printing ink in the world, with over £3.8 billion in sales of ink and graphic arts in 2009. It is an independent company and employs about 12,000 employees worldwide.
With £2.2 billion of sales of ink and graphic arts in 2009, Flint Ink is the second-biggest manufacturer of printing ink in the world. The company employs about 4,400 people in the world. Leonard D. (Dave) Frescoln is the CEO.
Toyo Ink ranks third in the list of the biggest printing ink manufacturers in the world, with over £0.7 billion in sales of printing ink related products in 2009. The company has 7,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
DuPont Ink Jet
DuPont Ink Jet is a business unit of DuPont Performance Coatings. The firm has a sales of about £97 million and more than 300 employees worldwide.
in 2009, Siegwerk Group sold about £0.7 billion of ink and graphic arts products. The company is headed by Dan McDowell and has about 330 employees. It sells its products primarily in the U.S.
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