Doctor Blade Market (By Type: Metal Doctor Blade, Plastic Doctor Blade, Composite Doctor Blade; By Application: Flexographic Printing, Rotogravure Printing, Offset Printing) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2021 – 2030

Published Date : Oct 2021 | No. of Pages : 150+ Pages | Category : Semiconductor and Electronic

The global doctor blade market size is expected to be worth around US$ 201.90 million by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global doctor blade market size was valued at US$ 169.89 million in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Doctor Blade Market Size 2021 to 2030

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size USD 201.90 million by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 5.3% From 2021 to 2030
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Type, Application
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned Kadant, Inc.; FUJI SHOKO CO., LTD.; PrimeBlade Sweden AB; Swedev AB; and TRESU Group

Growth Factors

 High demand for paints and coatings and rotogravure, flexographic, and offset printing in packaging and publication arenas is expected to drive the growth. The new trend of manufacturing nanotechnology enhanced doctor blades is expected to further boost the demand. Using nanoparticles in the polymer resin matrix manipulates the molecular matrices and produces smoother, corrosion-resistant, and highly efficient edges. These blades are engineered for applications requiring a high level of precision and where removing ink is particularly challenging.

The rise in demand for high-quality packaging in Asia Pacific and North America is expected to positively influence the overall demand for doctor blade. The trend of coating blades with nanoparticles has helped enhance product durability, corrosion resistance, and smoother cross-sectional edges.

By Type Analysis

The three most widely used materials for manufacturing blades include metals, plastics, and composites. Metal holds the major market share, while plastic counterparts such as polyethylene, polyester, and polyacetal are expected to witness the fastest growth from 2021 to 2030.

The cross-section of the doctor blade working edge is primarily divided into a wedge, round, and lamellar. The wedge blades have a round or flattened working edge with the cross-section area in the form of trapezium i.e. two angles at 90 degrees.

By Application Analysis

Currently, flexography holds the largest market share. In the printing industry, packaging registers the majority of demand followed by the publishing and promotion industry. Flexographic printing dominates the packaging segment with more than 40% of the market share. It has been a choice of many business sectors since its invention.

Rotogravure printing is the second most popular application. It is a largely used method in paper printing. Although new technologies have increased the efficiency of gravure printers, the system is facing increasing competition from digital inkjet printers. This acts as a crucial challenge currently faced by the industry participants.

By Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific is expected to register a relatively higher pace over the forecast period. The region showcased high demand for packaging from multiple end-use industries, such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage processing, and transportation, resulting in an increased demand for doctor blade across key countries including China, Japan, and India. The region is expected to expand at a CAGR of 2.8% over the forecast period.

North America is the second-largest region with the U.S. and Canada as the major consumers, due to their flourishing high-quality packaging industry. The North American market is dominated by flexographic printing. In the U.S., almost 70% of packages produced are printed using flexography systems. 

Key Players

 Kadant, Inc.; FUJI SHOKO CO., LTD.; PrimeBlade Sweden AB; Swedev AB; and TRESU Group

Market Segmentation

  • Type 

    • Metal Doctor Blade

    • Plastic Doctor Blade

    • Composite Doctor Blade

  • Application 

    • Flexographic Printing

    • Rotogravure Printing

    • Offset Printing

    • Others

  • Regional 

    • North America

    • Europe

    • Asia Pacific

    • Latin America

    • Middle East & Africa

The Doctor Blade market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Doctor Blade market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Doctor Blade market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Doctor Blade market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Doctor Blade market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Doctor Blade capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Doctor Blade by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Doctor Blade market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Doctor Blade market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Doctor Blade market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Doctor Blade industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Doctor Blade market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Doctor Blade market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Doctor Blade market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Doctor Blade market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Doctor Blade. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Doctor Blade. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Doctor Blade are as follows:

  • History Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

Reasons to Purchase this Report:


- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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