BOSTON, Nov. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IDTechEx’s newly released Conductive Ink Markets 2023-2033 report comprehensively examines this important materials technology that underpins both the emerging areas of photovoltaics and printed electronics. Based on interviews with more than 30 companies, the report assesses the market for each of 8 different conductive ink types in 15 different applications. Conductive ink types include flake-based silver, nanoparticle-based silver, copper, stretchable/thermoformable and particle-free, while applications include photovoltaics, a variety of printed sensors, flexible hybrid electronics (FHE), in-mold electronics (IME) included. , and RFID / intelligent packaging. This detailed segmentation offers 39 different forecast lines, each offering a clear picture of the ink type market situation and future opportunities. The market as a whole is currently worth $2.7 billion and is projected to grow to $4.5 billion by 2033, with all of this growth being attributed to new applications in printed/flexible/wearable electronics rather than silicon -Photovoltaics is due.
Conductive Ink Types and Applications Covered in the Report. Source: IDTechX
Primary insights from interviews with individual stakeholders, from established players to innovative start-ups, are guided through 30+ detailed company profiles that include SWOT analysis and discussions of technology and business models. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the conductive ink parameter space, including cure time, conductivity and viscosity, based on a database of over 100 conductive inks. This, along with vendor segmentation by ink type, should help provide a comprehensive picture of the global Conductive Inks market.
Flake-based conductive ink is an older technology that is widely used to metallize the top of charge-extraction photovoltaic modules. However, this market is unlikely to keep pace with the growth in PV modules as new technologies are developed to reduce the amount of silver ink required. Instead, most of the growth will come from new applications in printed flexible electronics.
This expansion in scope creates opportunities for new conductive ink formulations aimed at addressing specific application needs:
Particle-free conductive inks are metalized on-site to form a smooth, thin conductive layer ideal for high frequency EMI and antenna shielding. Due to the very low viscosity, these inks are also ideal for high-resolution application techniques such as aerosol printing.
Conductive inks based on nanoparticles offer high conductivity and enable more compact circuit designs.
Liquid metal gel is an ideal stretchable ink because resistance does not increase over time – the conductive liquid flows to accommodate dimensional changes. It mainly targets wearable strain sensors.
Copper-based ink with additives that prevent oxidation during sintering. These are increasingly gaining traction as large electronics manufacturers carry out qualification projects. Copper ink is particularly useful where cost is the main driver, such as B. with RFID/smart packaging antennas.
As a platform technology for printed electronics, conductive inks can be used in a variety of applications spanning markets ranging from healthcare to energy. This report divides conductive ink application scope into 15 segments each outlined as:
Evaluation of the technical and commercial status.
conductive ink requirements for this particular application.
Examples of conductive inks aimed at this application.
Market forecast, including the introduction of different types of ink, if applicable.
Some of the most promising applications for conductive ink are electronic skin patches, stress sensors, and in-mold electronics (IME), both due to the rapid development and the ability to allow variations for specific ink needs.
Growth in printed/flexible/hybrid electronics, particularly where it enables new applications and even business models such as electronic skin patches for remote health monitoring and smart packaging, is expected to drive the growth of the conductive ink market over the next decade. Will give speed In addition, many new applications, such as B. In-mold electronics, e-textiles and radio frequency antennas, specific ink requirements that provide an opportunity for differentiation.
Key questions answered in this report
What type of conductive ink is made by each supplier?
How will rising silver prices affect the conductive ink market?
What are the requirements for each conductive ink application and how much ink is used in each?
What is the technical and market maturity of each conductive ink application?
What are the key growth opportunities where there is scope for differentiation?
Who are the main players that make each type of ink?
IDTechEx has over 20 years of experience in printed and flexible electronics including conductive inks. IDTechEx analysts closely follow the latest developments in the technology and related markets by interviewing numerous suppliers and users of conductive inks and attending numerous printed electronics conferences such as LOPEC and FLEX. This report provides a complete picture of the segmented conductive ink landscape, thereby helping inform product development and positioning.
To learn more about the new IDTechEx Conductive Ink Market 2023-2033 report, including downloadable sample pages, please visit www.IDTechEx.com/ink.
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