Sectors such as inkjet textile printing, 3D printing and electronics are among those showing strong growth.
Daniel Rogers , Head of Publishing, Smithers Pira08.17.17
Industrial and functional printing applications are all seeing growth with sectors including décor and laminates, ceramics, electronics, including displays and photovoltaics, glass, aerospace and automotive, biomedical, promotional and miscellaneous items, 3D printing and inkjet printed textiles. All of these are printed by a variety of specialist analog methods and inkjet.
In "The Future of Functional and Industrial Print to 2022", Smithers Pira values the current market at $76.9 billion, up from $37.2 billion in 2012, but with further growth forecast to $114.8 billion by 2022.
“Suppliers have developed new equipment that widens the applications, with new inks, coatings and functional fluids providing new properties of flexibility, adhesion and durability, together with novel capabilities in electronics and biomedical to provide specific actions. While analog printing methods – gravure, flexo, litho, screen, pad printing and foiling – a
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