The Future of Functional & Industrial Printing to 2024

This report covers the use of printing outside traditional graphic arts and packaging applications – a promising growth area for print businesses estimated to be worth nearly $90 billion as of 2018, and to grow to nearly $137 billion by 2024.

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Our exclusive content:

  • Over 80 tables and figures of exclusive industry data based on primary and secondary research.
  • Quantitative five-year global market forecasts segmented by printing method, end use, and geographic region.
  • Analysis of key trends in diverse functional print markets such as 3D printing, printed electronics and biomedical, among others.

What methodology is used?

The market data presented in this report has been developed from an extensive database, including primary research sources and discussions with leading players across the supply chain. Smithers uses primary research, together with cross checking against secondary sources. The technique is a combination of top-down and bottom up approaches.
Beside the original research many additional sources were used in obtaining the data. This includes economic forecasts, demographic and population changes, legislation, environmental pressures and technology developments in print, and the wider IT and communication sector. There is valuable real world sales data from many of the leading public companies and supplier organizations in the sector, and Smithers has many high level contacts across the supply chain who shares their data confidentially.

What will you discover?

  • Future developments of the value and supply chains and what your business can do in order to capitalize on these markets.
  • Latest developments in functional and industrial print including gravure, screen printing, pad printing and other analogue methods, and inkjet, for printed ceramics, aerospace and automotive printing, printed glass, printed electronics, medical and bio applications.
  • In-depth analysis of key market drivers and trends for both functional and industrial printing.

Who should buy this report?

  • Raw material suppliers
  • Printers
  • Equipment and machinery suppliers Ink and consumable suppliers
  • Substrate suppliers (including ceramics, glass, textiles, plastics and composites)
  • Consultants and analysts

When purchasing a copy of this report you will also recieve a free copy of our brand new report THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE PRINTING INDUSTRY.

COVID-19 will create permanent changes in printing demand. This new report builds upon solid socio-economic data and expert technical/market insight to assess the magnitude of these changes.

The report presents three scenarios, and models how the markets are likely to evolve in the immediate short-term and over the next five years, based on an in-depth assessment for each printed product, print process and geographic region.

The three scenarios – mild impact, probable impact and pessimistic – each show a fall in print demand, with labels and packaging least affected. Publishing output will fall most accelerating the existing decline, although there are short-term boosts for books. In commercial print lower marketing spend by businesses in recession depresses demand with volume and values falling, packaging and labels will grow but at a lower rate than previously forecast.

As part of the methodology, Smithers experts – led by Dr. Sean Smyth - interviewed printing and packaging companies across the global value chain (including equipment, paper, ink and plate suppliers) to ensure the market data and analysis is grounded in reality. The economic foundation of the model is the April forecast from the IMF.

There will be major industry re-structuring with weak print companies and suppliers failing as demand falls. Remaining companies will innovate and diversify, producing PPE equipment an early example as companies collaborate and widen the range of products and services they offer, with routes to market changing toward on-line.

This report is a critical tool to help navigate this disruption, identify potential threats as well as opportunities, and aid strategic planning as the entire printing industry faces a truly disruptive event that will accelerate many longer-term trends.

Smithers is providing THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE PRINTING INDUSTRY immediately to existing customers of this report.

Name The Future of Functional & Industrial Printing to 2024

Date 7/8/2019

Price $6500.00

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