Smithers Pira announces leading print expert to present at The Inkjet Conference (The IJC)

Smithers Pira, the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, has announced that one of their leading print industry experts will be presenting at The Inkjet Conference (3rd edition) for all involved in Inkjet Engineering and Inkjet Chemistry, in Dusseldorf, 5-6 October 2016.

Sean Smyth, who has spent over 25 years as a consultant in the print industry, will outline the findings of Smithers Pira’s market research data and forecasts on how inkjet is continuing to shape the future of print and printed packaging industries with better quality, productivity and economics, making inkjet – in all its various technical iterations – more competitive. In the wake of a raft of announcements and introductions at drupa showing inkjet is as productive as litho and flexo the adoption of inkjet in commercial and publishing print is continuing to grow. In packaging and labels the potential for major disruption by inkjet is enormous.

Sean will also be chairing the Inkjet in Packaging workshop taking place at the conference on 4th October 2016. The workshop will review the current state of the art technology as well as looking at the potential evolution and adoption of inkjet in packaging.

Conference attendees will also be able to meet Smithers Pira at their table top in the exhibition area of the event.  They will be showcasing a number of their expert market print reports including:


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Tel: +44 (0) 1372 802 035 

 jbostock@smithers.com

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Providing world-leading expertise and market intelligence, the company offers a range of testing services supported by comprehensive facilities in the UK and US.

The company’s market reports provide an independent and expert view of emerging markets, technologies and factors which will affect the packaging, paper and print industries. Each report contains a qualitative and quantitative five-year market forecast, including a comprehensive analysis of customers and providers to each market.

Smithers Pira also provides bespoke consultancy services, helping companies to solve a specific business need. Its specialist research team can assist with market sizing and forecasting, market segmentation, market entry studies, and surveys, enabling businesses to identify new profitable opportunities and niche markets, understand unmet needs, and benchmark against competitors.

About the IJC 3rd Annual InkJet Conference 2016

TheIJC 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. TheIJC is a two day multi-subject educational conference developed for OEMs, engineers, developers, chemists and researchers.