North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market Insights Forecasts to 2032.
- The North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market Size was valued at USD 2.31 Billion in 2022.
- The Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2022 to 2032.
- The North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market Size is expected to reach 4.85 Billion by 2032.
- North America is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period.
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The North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market Size is expected to reach USD 4.85 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period 2022 to 2032.
Thermal transfer ribbon is a critical component of the thermal transfer printing process, which is commonly used to create barcodes, labels, and other printed products without the use of direct ink application. Thermal transfer ribbons are typically comprised of a polyester sheet covered with wax, resin, or a combination of the two. Thermal transfer ribbons are widely utilized in a variety of industries, including retail (for price tags and barcode labels), healthcare (for patient IDs and sample labeling), manufacturing, and shipping. The printing technology produces long-lasting effects while being resistant to environmental elements such as UV light, moisture, and grease. The rising demand for long-lasting and high-quality labels, particularly in e-commerce and healthcare, is propelling the thermal transfer ribbon market forward. The thermal transfer ribbon market in North America has established itself as an essential component within the labeling and printing industries. North America's rapid growth in industries like retail, manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare has increased demand for dependable labeling solutions.
This research report categorizes the market for North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market.
North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market Report Coverage
|Market Size in 2022:||USD 2.31 Bn|
|Forecast Period:||2022 – 2032|
|Forecast Period 2022 – 2032 CAGR:||7.7%|
|022 – 2032 Value Projection:||USD 4.85 Bn|
|Historical Data for:||2020-2021|
|No. of Pages:||200|
|Tables, Charts & Figures:||150|
|Segments covered:||By Product, By Application, By End-user, By Country.|
|Companies Covered:||Union Chemicar Co. Ltd., BlueStar Inc., International Imaging Materials Inc., International Media Products (IMP), Honeywell International Inc., Zebra Technologies Corp., DuraFast Label Company, Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc., TSC Auto ID Technology Co., Ltd, and Others.|
|Pitfalls & Challenges:||COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis|
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The booming industries of North America, such as e-commerce, healthcare, retail, and logistics, have increased the demand for dependable and high-quality labeling solutions. This has a direct impact on the expanding market for thermal transfer ribbons. North America is home to several prominent thermal transfer ribbon manufacturers, ensuring fast availability and encouraging competition, which benefits end users in terms of quality and affordability. Furthermore, the market provides a variety of ribbons, including wax, resin, and wax-resin combinations, to meet a variety of application needs, ranging from basic labeling to heavy-duty, environment-resistant labels. North America leads the thermal ribbon transfer industry in technological breakthroughs. Continuous research assures compatibility with evolving printer technology as well as meeting industry-specific requirements. The region's increased emphasis on sustainability has had an impact on the thermal ribbon transfer industry, driving producers to develop eco-friendly ribbon solutions and promote recycling activities.
- In 2022, the wax ribbon segment accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 37.5% over the forecast period.
Based on the product, the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market is segmented into resin ribbon, wax-resin ribbon, wax ribbon, and others. Among these, the wax ribbon segment has the largest revenue share of 37.5% over the forecast period. This dominance can be attributed to their low cost, versatility for a wide range of general-purpose applications, and acceptable print quality on ordinary paper labels. The most common variety is wax ribbon, which is made primarily of wax. They are intended to deliver maximum print performance at the lowest possible cost. Wax ribbons are a popular choice among organizations due to their adaptability and extensive applicability in many typical labeling activities, particularly for high-volume printing needs.
- In 2022, the industrial printer segment accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 44.6% over the forecast period.
On the basis of application, the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market is segmented into desktop printer, mobile printer, industrial printer, and others. Among these, the industrial printer segment has the largest revenue share of 44.6% over the forecast period. This is due to industrial printers' high-volume printing capabilities, extensive use in manufacturing and logistical operations, and capacity to support larger label rolls and continuous printing. They are well-known for their long print head life and quicker print rates. They are designed to resist industrial settings and can handle big label rolls. Given the size of industrial operations and the continual need for labels in such settings, the demand for ribbons compatible with these printers remains considerable.
- In 2022, the logistics & transportation segment is expected to hold the largest share of the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon market during the forecast period.
Based on the end-user, the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market is classified into manufacturing, healthcare, entertainment & hospitality, logistics & transportation, retail, and others. Among these, the logistics & transportation segment is expected to hold the largest share of the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market during the forecast period. They are essential when it comes to labeling freight, packages, and other goods. Given the significance of tracking and the sheer amount of objects moved, clear and long-lasting labeling is critical. The advent of e-commerce and worldwide trade has boosted activity in the logistics and transportation industry, resulting in a greater demand for labeling solutions that can resist varied conditions and ensure the safe and precise delivery of goods.
The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.
List of Key Companies
- Union Chemicar Co. Ltd.
- BlueStar Inc.
- International Imaging Materials Inc.
- International Media Products (IMP)
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Zebra Technologies Corp.
- DuraFast Label Company
- Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc.
- TSC Auto ID Technology Co., Ltd
Key Target Audience
- Market Players
- Government Authorities
- Consulting and Research Firm
- Venture capitalists
- Value-Added Resellers (VARs)
- On June 2023, Dover's fully owned subsidiary in the United States, Markem-Imaje, has introduced the 'SmartDate Xtra 3530' resin and wax thermal transfer ribbon. The new ribbon will complement the company's existing SmartDate Xtra 3750, which is intended to give exceptional durability and abrasion resistance for smooth and rough substrates.
- On February 2023, LLT Labels has been acquired by Brook + Whittle, a prominent supplier of pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, heat transfer labels, and flexible packaging. LLT Labels, headed by an experienced team, helps businesses of all sizes choose the ideal label solution for their requirements. They provide bespoke direct thermal labels, thermal transfer labels, thermal transfer ribbons, industrial labels, and other custom labels.
This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2021 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market based on the below-mentioned segments:
North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market, By Product
- Resin Ribbon
- Wax-Resin Ribbon
- Wax Ribbon
North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market, By Application
- Desktop Printer
- Mobile Printer
- Industrial Printer
North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market, By End-user
- Entertainment & hospitality
- Logistics & Transportation
North America Thermal Transfer Ribbon Market, By Country
- United States
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