The global digital textile printing market, estimated to be worth $2 billion in 2020, is expected to grow at a rate of 14.8 percent from 2021 to reach $7.9 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Allied Market Research. The market is anticipated to witness significant growth, says the Digital Textile Printing Market Outlook – 2021-2030. Moreover, surge in application of textile printing in vehicle wrapping, automotive interior decoration is anticipated to boost the segment growth in the automotive sector. However, volatile prices of raw materials and hazardous effects of digital printing inks on infants and old people are expected to hamper the market growth.
Based on substrate, the polyester segment held the largest share in 2020, accounting for nearly one-fourth of the market. Display and others segment dominates the global digital textile printing market. Integrated electronic circuits can be incorporated into washable fabric for wearable electronics and other display devices. Such circuits are printed with eco-friendly inks using digital textile printing techniques. Researchers from China and Italy are focusing on introducing superior inks for high-quality printing. For instance, Italy made Kiian Digistar Hi-PRO Sublimation Ink, a water-based piezo ink, which is used for digital textile printing for polyester fabrics that can be used in electronic display and other integrated circuits.