The flexible and printed electronics market is gaining traction in areas such as smart packaging and wearables.
David Savastano, Editor03.23.17
The flexible and printed electronics market is finding new commercial opportunities, and conductive inks are evolving to meet these needs. The market for conductive inks and pastes is a $2 billion business, and there is likely more growth to come in areas such as in-mold inks and stretchable inks, among others.
Currently, solar cells are the largest consumers of conductive inks and pastes, and Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, research director for IDTechEx, sees that continuing into the future.
“Solar remains the largest volume market for conductive inks and pastes and will remain so for the foreseeable future,” said Dr. Ghaffarzadeh. “In particular, there is a lot of activity in China as people are installing solar panels before feeding tariffs come to an end. That means good business for paste suppliers and even powder suppliers.”
Roy Bjorlin, global commercial & strategic initiatives director, Sun Chemical Advanced Materials, noted that the smart packagi
Continue reading this story and get 24/7 access to The Independent Global Source for the Flexible and Printed Electronics Industry. for FREE
Stay ahead of the fast growing field of flexible and printed electronics, an emerging industry that promises to revolutionize the methods in which electronic components and systems are manufactured. Flexible and printed electronics covers smart packaging and labels, sensors and wearables, solar cells, displays and lighting, batteries, medical devices, military equipment, and much more.
Already a subscriber? Login