The Future of Flexographic Printing in a Digital World: Market Forecasts to 2019 examines the continued growth in flexo – a market valued at $163 billion in 2013 – driven in particular by rising global demand for corrugated packaging and flexible packaging.

It examines the opportunities and threats to the flexographic printing industry, as well as key technology trends such as rising CtP uptake, increased levels of automation and the greater emphasis now being placed on the prepress stage.
Despite some encroachment by digital in areas such as labels, the flexo market will remain healthy and is set to grow by 3 percent per annum in real terms over the period 2014–2019 to $194 billion (2013 prices), with volumes rising by 2.6 percent on average over the same period. 
The Future of Flexographic Printing in a Digital World: market forecasts to 2019 tracks the progress of flexographic printing output from 2009 to 2014, and presents forecasts to 2019 in both volume and value terms, broken down by print product and geographic market.
  • What are the quantitative market sizes and forecasts in the global flexo printing industry?
  • What are the key drivers and market trends  that will shape the future of the flexographic  printing industry, including design and  packaging trends, technology developments  and possibilities for growth?
  • Detailed market trends for end-use sectors such as flexible packaging, labels, folding cartons and sanitaryware/kitchenware
  • A comprehensive overview of the market broken down by end-use sector, geographic region and suppliers to 2019

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