Estimated at $2 billion in annual sales, conductive inks and materials are critical to flexible and printed electronics.
David Savastano, Editor03.09.18
Conductive inks and materials are essential to the world of flexible and printed electronics. It is also a sizable market. IDTechEx has placed the overall value of conductive inks and pastes at $2 billion annually, and in its latest report, “Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028,” it reports that the market continues to expand.
“The conductive ink industry had a great year last year largely thanks to the record boom year in the photovoltaic industry driven by demand in China,” said Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, author of the IDTechEx report. “The industry is however still moving ahead with its diversification drive. Here, the industry seeks to find the next big thing, hoping to lessen its overreliance on the photovoltaic industry and other mature industries in which strong competitive pressures persist.
“To this end, the suppliers had been developing as broad a product portfolio as possible seeking to plant their flags in nascent high-potential markets,&
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