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Smithers identifies new opportunities in $5.10 billion aqueous printing inks market

Smithers identifies new opportunities in $5.10 billion aqueous printing inks market
Water-based inks and printing are an increasingly popular option in many market applications. When ink chemistry and performance can be optimised, they promise a safer, more sustainable alternative to solvent inks in print rooms, especially for packaging converters.
The current market and latest commercial developments for both ink types are profiled in the brand new Smithers market report – The Future of Water-based vs. Solvent Printing to 2027.

Forecasts and trends for label printing 2023

Label production has gone mainstream, with more than a third of the total value already created entirely digitally or hybrid. The move towards digitalisation is being fuelled by brands and retailers who expect label production to be more agile and able to respond quickly to rapidly changing demand patterns. Konica Minolta presents the trends and drivers in label printing in the coming year.

Small Business, Big Problem: New Report Says 67% of SMEs Worldwide Are Fighting for Survival

Amid recession fears, business leaders cite survival and expansion as their top challenge in a global survey of 800 executives of SMEs and mid-sized companies
SMEs are the backbone of the global economy, creating close to 70% of jobs and GDP worldwide
World Economic Forum report highlights opportunities for boosting future readiness of SMEs

Medium-sized packaging hit hardest by inflation as customers turn to bulk buying or premiumization to get more bang for their buck, says GlobalData

Products with medium-sized packaging will be hit the hardest by changes to consumer shopping amid rising inflation, says GlobalData, as the leading data and analytics company notes an emerging polarization in the market.

Most robots won’t take on a human form as industrial robots set to make up 35% of the market, says GlobalData

The industrial robot industry will be worth $352 billion by 2030, a tenfold increase from 2022

Implementing customizable robots will free human workers from repetitive and dangerous tasks and fill gaps in the workforce of aging societies
Robots’ shape and size will vary by use case

Shift towards circular economy driving digital transformation in packaging sector, finds GlobalData

The packaging sector is still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the paradigm shift towards online shopping, tighter regulatory norms for packaging waste, and the increasing consumer demand for sustainable packaging solutions.

Keypoint Intelligence Forecasts On Demand Printing & Publishing Market Trends 2021-2026

Keypoint Intelligence announces the availability of the US On Demand Printing & Publishing Forecast: 2021-2026. This comprehensive report forecasts trends for United States unit sales, print volume, and revenues (including service and supplies) from 2021 to 2026. Pre-pandemic year 2019 was included as a reference to evaluate and observe the trends.

$86.8 billion world inkjet printing market to grow at 8.2% CAGR, latest Smithers expert study forecasts

Supply chain and print buying changes, combined with technology advances mean digital print – and inkjet in particular – is now the most important print segment for innovation and market growth. The outlook for this is profiled in a new detailed market data study – The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2027 – authored by Smithers print consultant Sean Smyth.

Robot sales surge in the Americas, Europe and Asia

Sales of industrial robots have reached a strong recovery: A new record of 486,800 units were shipped globally – an increase of 27% compared to the previous year. Asia/Australia saw the largest growth in demand: installations were up 33% reaching 354,500 units. The Americas increased by 27% with 49,400 units sold. Europe saw double digit growth of 15% with 78,000 units installed. These preliminary results for 2021 have been published by the International Federation of Robotics.

Compounding Crises: Pandemic Disruptions and Weak Recovery Delay Time to Gender Parity to 132 Years

Iceland remains the world’s most gender-equal country, followed by Finland, Norway, New Zealand and Sweden
With a widening gender gap in the labour force, the cost of living crisis is expected to hit women hardest
COVID-19 set gender parity back by a generation and a weak recovery isn’t compensating for it

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