Water-Based Inks Market: Growing Demand for Environmentally Friendly Inks to Propel

The global water-based inks market is poised for significant growth, with a projected CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period. The market, valued at $11.6 billion in 2021, is primarily driven by the rising demand for environmentally friendly inks, particularly in developing nations. The use of water-based inks helps in reducing hazardous waste production, making them an attractive option for various industries.

Market Highlights

  • The water-based inks market was valued at $11.6 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period.
  • Environmentally friendly nature, reduction in hazardous waste production, and increasing demand in developing nations are driving the growth of water-based inks.

Key Drivers

  • Environmentally Friendly Inks: The demand for water-based inks is rising due to their environmentally friendly nature. These inks help in reducing hazardous waste production and align with growing environmental and safety concerns.
  • Rising Demand in Developing Nations: Developing nations, especially in Asia and North America, are witnessing an increasing demand for water-based inks. The adoption of these inks is driven by the need for environmentally friendly alternatives.

Growth Opportunities

  • E-commerce Packaging: The expansion of the e-commerce sector is contributing to the demand for water-based inks used in packaging. As e-commerce continues to grow, the need for suitable packaging solutions is driving the market for these inks.
  • UV-Cured Inks: While water-based inks have their advantages, UV-cured printing inks offer quicker drying times and lack volatile organic compounds (VOC). As a result, UV-cured inks are emerging as a preferred alternative to conventional inks.


  • Slow Drying and Printing: The slow drying and printing speed of water-based inks, along with limitations in alkaline environments, can hinder their widespread adoption in certain applications.

Regional Landscape

  • Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific region dominates the water-based inks market, driven by countries like China and India. The rapid economic growth, foreign direct investments, and expanding packaging and consumer products industries are contributing to market growth in this region.

Competitive Landscape

  • Companies like Flint Group, Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, DIC Corporation, Sakata Inx, T&K Toka, and Toyo Ink S.C. Holdings are leading players in the water-based inks market, contributing to innovation and growth.

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