Global Roll-to-Roll Printing Market Global Scenario, Market Size, Outlook, Trend, and Forecast, 2020 – 2030

The Global Roll-to-Roll Printing Market was valued at US$ 13 billion in 2021 and is predictable to reach US$ 57.70 billion by 2030 which is projected to attain a CAGR of 18 % during the forecast period from 2021- 2030.

Roll to roll printing is referred as a process of making electronic devices on a roll of metal foil, flexible glass, or flexible plastic. It is also referred as reel to peel processing, R2R, or web processing.

Market Dynamics

The factors attributing to the growth of the global market are owing to the emergence of lightweight & compact electronic gadgets and roll-to-roll circuits which are the prime reasons to drive the market growth during the forecast period. In addition, a surge in the demand for flexible electronics in medical applications along with huge demand for flexible roll-to-roll, energy-efficient & thin printed consumer electronics is also projected to shoot the demands in the global market.

Introduction of roll-to-roll printing technology has transformed the ways through which products are being manufactured, designed, distributed, and developed. This technology opens numerous opportunities for different industry verticals such as customization of services, restructuring supply chain efficiency, product design & development. Constant updates & development for roll-to-roll printing services are projected to attract a huge customer base operating in several industries.

Rising demand for flexible roll-to-roll printed consumer electronics, increasing application scope owing to improved technical features, increasing energy- efficiency, and compact & lightweight electronic devices and circuits are the prime reasons for the global roll-to-roll printing market growth in the upcoming years. In addition, the introduction of roll-to-roll flexible batteries and next-generation flexible electronics is projected to augment market expansion. However, huge initial investments costs & large funds for R&D activities hinder the growth of the roll-to-roll printing market during the forecast period.

The Global Roll-to-Roll Printing Market is segmented by material, printing technology, application, end-user, and region. Based on material, it is categorized into inks (dielectric inks and conductive inks) and substrates (organic and inorganic substrates). By printing technology, it bifurcates into screen printing, gravure printing, inkjet printing, flexographic printing, and others (offset printing, nanoimprinting, 3D printing, aerosol jet printing, and pneumatic printing). The application of roll-to-roll printing is segmented into radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, photovoltaic (PV) cells, lighting (OLED and electroluminescent lighting (EL)), displays (electroluminescent displays, and e-paper displays), batteries, sensors, and flexible circuits. By end-user, it is bifurcated into healthcare, retail & packaging, construction & architecture, automotive & transportation, energy & power, consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, and others. Based on regional insights, the global roll-to-roll printing market is categorized into North America (US, Canada, Mexico, Rest of America), Asia Pacific (India, China, Rest of Asia Pacific), Europe (UK, Germany, Russia, Rest of Europe) and Rest of the world (Latin America and Middle East & Africa).

Asia Pacific region is projected for the highest market revenue share owing to huge investment in R&D activities for printed electronics and large-scale production of electronic components in the region. This region has appeared as a prime manufacturing hub for flexible OLED panels. In addition, the installation of thin-film PV cells and their deployment for energy production, huge adoption of flexible smartphones & television sets, and inclination towards renewable energy are also expected to augment the global market growth for the roll-to-roll printing market during the forecast period.

Prominent players inducing the Global Roll-to-Roll Printing Market are Samsung Electronics, Molex, Nippon Mektron Ltd., BASF, Optomec Inc., Enfucell, Seiko Epson Corporation, 3M Company, Electronics for Imaging Inc., E Ink Holdings Inc., Jonco Industries, BrightVolt, Vorbeck Materials Corp, Linxens, Multek Corporation, Agfa-Gevaert Group, Nissha USA, DuPont, Novacentrix, Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., LG Display Co. Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Fujikura Ltd., Konica Minolta Inc., Thin Film Electronics ASA, Applied Ink Solutions, Printed Electronics Ltd., GSI Technologies LLC, and Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) Incorporated among others.

Segmentation and Scope of the Global Roll-to-Roll Printing Market

Global Roll-to-Roll Printing Market is segmented by material, printing technology, application, end-user, and region.

By Material

  • Inks
    • Dielectric Inks
    • Conductive Inks
  • Substrates
    • Organic Substrates
      • Molecules
      • Paper
      • Oligomers
      • Polymers
  • Inorganic Substrates
    • Glass
    • Silicon
    • Metal Oxides

By Printing Technology

  • Screen Printing
  • Gravure Printing
  • Inkjet Printing
  • Flexographic Printing
  • Others (Offset Printing, Nanoimprinting, 3D Printing, Aerosol Jet Printing, and Pneumatic Printing)

By Application

  • Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Cells
  • Lighting
    • OLED
    • Electroluminescent Lighting (EL)
  • Displays
    • Electroluminescent Displays
    • E-Paper Displays
  • Batteries
  • Sensors
  • Flexible Circuits

By End-User

  • Healthcare
  • Retail & Packaging
  • Construction & Architecture
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Energy & Power
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Others

By Region

North America

  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • UK
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Rest of World

Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Prominent players in the Global Roll-to-Roll Printing Market among other includes

  • Samsung Electronics
  • Molex
  • Nippon Mektron Ltd.
  • BASF
  • Optomec Inc.
  • Enfucell
  • Seiko Epson Corporation
  • 3M Company
  • Electronics for Imaging Inc.
  • E Ink Holdings Inc.
  • Jonco Industries
  • BrightVolt
  • Vorbeck Materials Corp
  • Linxens
  • Multek Corporation
  • Agfa-Gevaert Group
  • Nissha USA
  • DuPont
  • Novacentrix
  • Cambridge Display Technology Ltd.
  • LG Display Co. Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
  • Fujikura Ltd.
  • Konica Minolta Inc.
  • Thin Film Electronics ASA
  • Applied Ink Solutions
  • Printed Electronics Ltd.
  • GSI Technologies LLC
  • Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) Incorporated
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