LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK – 14 October 2019 – Smithers –the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains – has announced that its leading print industry expert will be presenting at The Inkjet Conference (6th European edition) for all involved in Inkjet Engineering and Inkjet Chemistry in Dusseldorf on 29-30 October 2019.
Sean Smyth, who has spent over 25 years as a consultant in the print industry, will present the latest Smithers research into the changing print markets, identifying the areas where inkjet is making headway, particularly in labels and packaging. According to Smithers recent inkjet study the market is valued at over $77 billion in 2019 it will soon breach the $100 billion barrier as it grows at 8.4% year-on-year through to 2024. Sean will also discuss the growth potential for inkjet outside the traditional graphics and packaging markets, including textiles, ceramics and other industrial sectors including printed electronics and particularly décor and wallpaper sectors.
With drupa 2020 firmly on the horizon there will be a further boost to the technologies available, Sean will share some of Smithers forecasts on what the market will see and how these will open further applications.
Now in its sixth year, The Inkjet Conference (6th European edition) is the place to be for all involved in inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry. Conference attendees will also be able to meet members of the Smithers team at their booth (72) in the exhibition area of the event. They will be showcasing a number of Smithers’ expert market print reports including:
The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023
The Future of Label Printing to 2024
The Future of Functional and Industrial Printing to 2024
The Future of Digital vs Offset to 2024
The Future of Digital Print for Packaging to 2024
The Future of Direct to Shape Printing to 2024
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Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. With laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Smithers supports customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, materials, components, consumer, and energy industries. Smithers’ delivers accurate data, on time, with high touch, by integrating science, technology, and business expertise, so customers can innovate with confidence. www.smithers.com
About the IJC (6th European Edition) Annual Inkjet Conference 2019
The IJC is an ESMA event – ESMA is the European association for industrial, functional and speciality printing, bringing together leading equipment manufacturers, suppliers and technology partners from screen and digital sector. The IJC is a two-day multi-subject educational conference developed for OEMs, engineers, developers, chemists and researchers.