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Global Trade Slows, But ‘Green Goods’ Grow

World trade hit a record $32 trillion in 2022, but growth turned negative in the last half of the year. Environmentally friendly products defied the trend.
Global trade was worth a record $32 trillion in 2022, but amid deteriorating economic conditions and rising uncertainties, growth turned negative in the last half of the year and is set to stagnate in the first half of 2023.

Keypoint Intelligence Assesses and Forecasts Global Digital Textile Printing Industry

Keypoint Intelligence announces the availability of the 2021-2026 Worldwide Digital Textile Forecast. The forecast includes devices, inks, and applications used in wide format roll-to-roll textile printers geared to fabric print manufacturing for garment/sportswear, home décor fabrics, and industrial textiles.

Green IoT and Communication Technologies Boost Environmental Sensor Market Growth

Advanced and varied sensing and monitoring technologies protect the environment from harmful infections and toxins, according to Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of emerging sensor technologies for environmental monitoring. Green sensors assess the chemical composition of the soil, purity of the water, and air quality. The small size, low power, signal processing, and communications capabilities of sensors will be the primary factors driving growth opportunities across industries.

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.

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