Emerging Inkjet Printing Technologies, Applications and Global Markets
The global market for industrial inkjet printing hardware and consumables was valued at $1.5 billion in 2011 and $1.9 billion in 2012. By 2017, the market is projected to approach $7.4 billion after increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.8% since 2012.
- An overview of the global market for emerging inkjet printing technologies and applications, with a focus on those that have the potential to be disruptive, not just incremental improvements or refinements of existing (e.g., consumer inkjet) technologies.
- Definitions of enabling technologies, such as microfluidics, nanotechnology, and others; technology segments, such as print heads, inks and other fluids.
- Discussion of the issues involved in print head technology, such as fabrication, design considerations, and performance parameters.
- Patent analyses.
The report addresses trends in inkjet technology and the global market for the most promising new inkjet applications during the period from 2011 through 2017, including:
- Product decoration (fabrics, ceramics, glass, foods, etc.).
- Flavorings and fragrances.
- Medicine and life sciences.
- 3D printing.
The study does not cover traditional inkjet printing applications such as consumer- and graphic arts-oriented inkjet printers in any detail. The market for these technologies is covered in another recent BCC Research report, SMC036D Microfluidics: Technologies and Global Markets, to which the reader is referred for more information.
The study format includes the following major elements:
- Executive summary
- Overview (i.e., definitions, brief history, technology characteristics, applications, market summary).
- Developments in inkjet technology that are expected to influence the market through 2017.
- Detailed market estimates and projections for each technology and application, during the period from 2011 to 2017.
- General assessment of expected technological and market trends in the longer term.
- Descriptions of key players in the inkjet industry.
Andrew McWilliams spent more than 25 years as a consultant with Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company and A.T. Kearny focused on manufacturing before segueing into research analysis. He has been covering myriad technology categories for BCC Research for more than 15 years. McWilliams has a BA from Princeton University and an MA from Harvard University. He has worked in more than 40 countries and he resides in the greater Boston area.