Inkjet printing is a contactless printing process, which is suitable for applications requiring a uniform thickness of printed lines. Unlike screen printing, inkjet printing is used in emerging textile and industrial applications, among others. It can digitally control the ejection of ink droplets of defined volume, and precisely position them onto substrates.
Printed displays are mainly used in consumer electronics such as wearables and mobile devices. Increased demand for energy-efficient, thin, and flexible consumer electronic products is fueling the demand for printed displays globally. Leading manufacturers have introduced thin, flexible, and energy-efficient displays developed using the organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) technology in the market. OLED technology is one of the major applications of printed electronics and is being used in high-end smartphones.
The aerospace & defense segment of the printed electronics market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the increasing use of printing electronics-based lighting in automobiles and home appliances. Printed electronics are largely being adopted in the aerospace & defense industry owing to their lightweight, less complexity, and high reliability, which ultimately results in their low maintenance requirements.
Countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia are major contributors to the growth of the printed electronics market in APAC. Factors such as the acceptance of innovative technologies and the increased popularity of advanced consumer electronics are driving the growth of the printed electronics market in APAC. The region is a manufacturing hub for electronic devices and components. The growth of the printed electronics market in APAC can be attributed to the large-scale production of electronic components and increased investments in R&D activities related to printed electronics in the region.