The printed electronics market is making gains as new applications emerge, and conductive ink manufacturers are seeing more opportunities.
David Savastano, Editor11.07.14
The market for printed and flexible electronics is showing signs of growth, as companies are developing new products that offer advantages to brand owners and end users alike. As new products, whether they are displays, printed sensors and smart packaging, printed automotive consoles and heating elements, printed RFID tags, photovoltaics (PV), medical test strips and many other reach the market, more companies see the potential for printed electronics.
The advantages of printed electronics are numerous. The first, of course, is cost and manufacturing efficiency. Being able to produce circuitry on a printing press, either sheetfed or roll-to-roll, is a tremendous cost savings. Creating a product that is flexible also offers new opportunities and form factors.
However, there are technical hurdles to overcome, and conductive inks are one area where a great deal of research has been conducted. As a result, there have been numerous advances in a wide range of disciplines, from metal
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