Ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing are strong on the packaging ink and digital ink segments in 2011, with UV flexo and UV inkjet inks remaining good markets. INX International Ink Co., has reported that the packaging market continues to be a stronghold worldwide for UV. Toyo Ink America, LLC, says that printers are showing more interest in the benefits of the technology, and the ... [Show full abstract] company has registered continued growth in high-performance energy-curing inks and coatings. Phoseon highlights that the benefits of LED curing can be broken down into three main areas, such as economic, advanced capabilities and environmental. Wikoff Color says that LED curing technology is well established in UV inkjet printing, and is still being actively studied for UV litho and UV flexo printing. The environmental benefits are also noteworthy, as UV and EB cured inks and coatings require much less energy to cure their products than solvent- or water-based inks and coatings, and also have virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOC).