As products reach commercialization, the $2.3 billion conductive ink market is poised to grow further.
David Savastano, Editor03.31.16
The market for conductive inks and pastes is by all measures one of the most important success stories in the field of flexible and printed electronics. As applications continue to emerge, conductive inks are poised to grow further.
IDTechEx estimates that the market for conductive inks and pastes was more than $2.3 billion in 2015, and will grow for the foreseeable future, reaching $2.8 billion by 2020.
Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, head of consulting for IDTechEx, said that the evolving nature of the flexible and printed electronics industry is changing the nature of the conductive ink market as well, with photovoltaics and touch screens examples of segments that are shifting.
“The business dynamics in many traditional applications are changing and new areas are appearing,” said Dr. Ghaffarzadeh. “Traditionally, the largest market has been photovoltaics (PV). This market is changing. At the level of end user, solar panel production pretty much shifted entirely t
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