RadTech, the Association for UV & EB Technology, recently shared some preliminary results from a market trends survey focusing on ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies. The market is anticipated to see annual market growth of about 7% (on average) over the next three years. In addition, 3D printing/additive manufacturing leads all UV+EB categories, with a double-digit increase.

According to the survey, about 18 end-use markets are forecasted to see 5% or better growth, including:

  • Electronics
  • Field-applied UV
  • Inkjet (industrial and graphic arts)
  • Barrier coatings and conductive films for flexible electronics
  • UV for fingernails
  • Aerospace
  • Sprayable coatings (3D)
  • Water-based UV/EB
  • Food packaging
  • Structural adhesives
  • Coatings for automotive interiors and clear coats for automotive exteriors
  • Plastic coatings
  • UV-cured powder coatings
  • Plastic film and sheet, excluding vinyl flooring but including display film, auto film, optical film, and window film
  • Metal decorating
  • Photovoltaics

Full survey results will be shared at RadTech 2022, which will be held May 9-12 in Orlando, Fla.