Conductive ink manufacturers see plenty of opportunities for printed electronics to move into mainstream applications.
David Savastano, Editor04.04.12
Photo courtesy of Plextronics.
The market for printed electronics (PE) is beginning to materialize, as products head to the market and others move further along toward commercialization. Conductive inks play a critical role in PE, and ink manufacturers are enjoying growth.
Roy Bjorlin, global commercial director for electronic materials at Sun Chemical, noted that Sun Chemical is seeing growth opportunities throughout the PE business.
“We are doing well,” Mr. Bjorlin said. “In terms of volume, PV is a major market, and we are facing the same headwinds as everyone else. As a result, we are seeing a significant pushback in output.
“Still, we are seeing a lot of opportunity in the solar market,” Mr. Bjorlin added. “We think that thin film PV technology has legs and is on the verge of breaking out. OPV in particular is showing great promise in the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market.&rdquo
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