According to preliminary estimates, this year the company E Ink Holdings to ship 30-40 million smart labels
According to preliminary calculations, the company E Ink Holdings (EIH) this year to ship 30-40 million smart labels with electrophoretic displays, and the total volume of deliveries of these products, released since 2012, will reach 100 million units. In 2017, the company plans to increase the supply by 20-30%.
Last year the German Luggage company Rimowa and Lufthansa began the implementation of «smart Luggage» with the EPD labels. Rimowa has already bought 100,000 of E Ink displays on flexible plastic substrate, and purchases will rise: this week it was announced the Rimowa cooperation with the Taiwanese airline EVA Airways. The cooperation is aimed at implementation of the electronic baggage with labels use with electrophoretic displays. This technology speeds up the baggage, reducing the waiting time in queues.
A significant portion of the electrophoretic displays of small size is used for registration of price tags on the shelves. Now the main market is Europe, but EIH is expected that in 2017 the increase in sales will provide the U.S. and China, as talks with EIH are many large retail networks of these two countries.