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The Global Market for Conductive Inks to 2021-2031

  • ID: 4898046
  • Report
  • December 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 333 Pages
  • Future Markets, Inc

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
  • Bando Chemical Industries
  • Daicel Corporation
  • Electroninks
  • Genes 'Ink
  • Hitachi Chemical

Conductive inks are mainly used in the printed electronics industry to produce printed circuits, organic light-emitting diodes, electrochemical sensors, energy storage devices, solar cells, radio-frequency identification tags, and battery test stripes. 


The global market for conductive inks is estimated at >$3 billion in annual revenues, and will continue to grow as applications proliferate in sensors, wearables, smart packaging, flexible electronics, OLEDs, thin film transistors, photovoltaics, smart textiles, automotive and more.


Not only will demand across all current markets grow, but the development of new materials and processes is leading to the creation of new market opportunities for conductive ink producers and suppliers in flexible, customized and 3D printed electronics.


Opportunities explored in this report include:

  • Flexible and stretchable electronics
  • Printed electronics for smartphones (printed antennas, touch screens)
  • Printed circuit boards
  • 3D printing
  • Smart packaging
  • Photovoltaics
  • Flexible lighting
  • Flexible displays
  • Wearables and IoT
  • Healthcare wearable monitoting
  • Smart textiles

A large variety of conductive inks have been developed such as metal nanoparticle inks, metal precursor inks, carbon nanotube inks, graphene inks, conductive polymer inks etc. Copper and silver inks will continue to dominate the market for the next few years but growth in flexible electronics necessitates the development of new materials.


Report contents include:

  • Conductive inks market forecasts to 2031
  • In-depth assessment of conductive ink types including properties, advantages, disadvantages, prospects, applications and revenues.
  • Opportunity assessment by application and market including photovoltaics, touch screens, flexible displays, automotive, 3D printing, sensors, printed circuit boards, electronic textiles and wearables, RFID, printed memory and transistors, printed heaters, conductive pens etc

142 company profiles. Companies profiled include Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Asahi Kasei, Bando Chemical Industries, BotFactory, Daicel Corporation, DuPont Advanced Materials, Electroninks, Fujikura Kasei Co Ltd., Genes 'Ink, Henkel, Hitachi Chemical, Kishu Giken Kogyo Co.,Ltd., Liquid X Printed Metals, Inc., Sun Chemical, T-Ink, Toyobo etc.


Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
  • Bando Chemical Industries
  • Daicel Corporation
  • Electroninks
  • Genes 'Ink
  • Hitachi Chemical

1 Executive Summary
1.1 Printed Electronics
1.2 Role of Conductive Inks
1.3 Markets and Applications
1.4 Market Drivers
1.5 the Evolution of Electronics
1.5.1 the Wearables Revolution
1.5.2 Printed and Flexible Electronics
1.5.3 New Conductive Materials
1.5.4 Conductive Inks
1.6 Global Market For Conductive Inks 2015-2031


2 Research Methodology


3 Conductive Inks
3.1 Categorization
3.2 Conductive Materials
3.3 Composition
3.3.1 Aqueous-Based Ink
3.3.2 Solvent-Based Ink
3.3.3 Oil-Based Ink
3.3.4 Hot-Melt Ink
3.3.5 Uv-Curable Ink
3.4 Metal-Based Conductive Inks
3.4.1 Nanoparticle Ink
3.4.2 Silver Inks
3.4.2.1 Silver Flake
3.4.2.2 Silver Nanoparticle Ink
3.4.2.2.1 Formulation
3.4.2.2.2 Conductivity
3.4.2.3 Particle-Free Silver Conductive Ink
3.4.2.4 Prices
3.4.2.4.1 Cost For Printed Area
3.4.3 Copper Inks
3.4.3.1 Properties
3.4.3.2 Silver-Coated Copper
3.4.3.3 Prices
3.4.4 Gold (Au) Ink
3.4.4.1 Properties
3.5 Carbon-Based Conductive Inks
3.5.1 Carbon Nanotubes
3.5.1.1 Properties
3.5.1.2 Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
3.5.1.3 Prices
3.5.1.4 Companies
3.5.2 Graphene
3.5.2.1 Properties
3.5.2.2 Prices
3.5.2.3 Companies
3.6 Polymer Conductive Inks
3.6.1 Types
3.6.2 Polyaniline (Pani)
3.6.3 Polypyrrole (Ppy)
3.6.4 Pdms
3.6.5 Pedot: Pss
3.6.5.1 Transparency
3.7 Liquid Metals
3.7.1 Properties
3.8 Nanocellulose
3.8.1 Properties
3.8.2 Applications
3.8.2.1 Cellulose Nanofibers In Conductive Inks
3.9 Siloxane Inks
3.9.1.1 Properties
3.10 Bio-Based Conductive Inks


4 Printing Electronics
4.1 What Are Printed Electronics?
4.2 Substrates
4.3 Analog Printing Processes For Conductive Inks
4.4 Digital Printing Processes For Conductive Inks
4.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Printing Techniques For the Fabrication of Flexible Electronics
4.6 Contact Printing Technology
4.6.1 Screen Printing
4.6.2 Gravure
4.6.3 Flexography
4.6.4 Soft Lithography
4.7 Non-Contact Printing Technology
4.7.1 Laser Direct-Writing
4.7.2 Aerosol Printing
4.7.3 Inkjet-Printing
4.8 Drawn-On-Skin Electronics
4.9 Sintering Methods
4.9.1 Thermal Sintering
4.9.2 Photonic Sintering
4.9.3 Electrical Sintering
4.9.4 Plasma Sintering
4.9.5 Microwave


5 Markets For Conductive Inks
5.1 Wearable Electronics
5.1.1 Market Drivers and Trends
5.1.2 Recent Developments
5.1.3 Wearables
5.1.3.1 Conductive Ink For Wearable Applications
5.1.4 Smartwatches
5.1.4.1 Recent Innovations
5.1.4.2 Health Monitoring
5.1.4.3 Main Smart Watch Producers and Products
5.1.5 Sports and Fitness Trackers
5.1.5.1 Wearable Devices
5.1.5.2 Skin Patches
5.1.5.3 Products
5.1.6 Sleep Trackers and Wearable Monitors
5.1.6.1 Built-In Function In Smart Watches and Fitness Trackers
5.1.6.2 Smart Rings
5.1.6.3 Headbands
5.1.6.4 Patches
5.1.6.5 Masks
5.1.7 Smart Glasses and Head-Mounted Displays (Vr, Ar, Mr, Vision Loss and Eye Trackers)
5.1.7.1 Products
5.1.7.2 Virtual Reality (Vr) Devices
5.1.7.3 Augmented (Ar) Headsets and Smart Glasses
5.1.7.4 Mixed Reality (Mr) Smart Glasses
5.1.8 Military Wearable Electronics
5.1.9 Industrial and Workplace Monitoring
5.1.9.1 Products
5.1.10 Touch Screen Panels
5.1.11 Global Market Size
5.1.11.1 by Product Type, 2015-2031, Billions USD
5.1.11.2 Global Market For Hearables To 2031, by Product Type, Billions USD
5.1.11.3 Market Share by Product Type
5.1.12 Market Challenges
5.2 Medical and Healthcare Sensors & Wearables
5.2.1 Market Drivers
5.2.2 Current State of the Art
5.2.3 Wearable Medical Device Products
5.2.4 Wearable Health Monitoring and Rehabilitation
5.2.4.1 Companies and Products
5.2.5 Electronic Skin (E-Skin) Patches
5.2.5.1 Applications
5.2.5.2 Nanomaterials-Based Devices
5.2.5.3 Materials
5.2.6 Wearable Health Alert and Monitoring
5.2.6.1 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (Cgm)
5.2.6.1.1 Minimally-Invasive Cgm Sensors
5.2.6.1.2 Non-Invasive Cgm Sensors
5.2.6.1.3 Minimally-Invasive and Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Companies and Products
5.2.6.2 Cardiovascular
5.2.6.2.1 Ecg Sensors
5.2.6.2.2 Companies and Products
5.2.6.3 Ppg Sensors
5.2.6.3.1 Companies and Products
5.2.6.4 Pregnancy and Newborn Monitoring
5.2.6.4.1 Companies and Products
5.2.6.5 Wearable Temperature Monitoring
5.2.6.5.1 Companies and Products
5.2.6.6 Hydration Sensors
5.2.6.6.1 Companies and Products
5.2.6.7 Wearable Sweat Sensors (Medical and Sports)
5.2.6.7.1 Companies and Products
5.2.7 Smart Footwear
5.2.7.1 Companies and Products
5.2.8 Smart Wound Care
5.2.8.1 Companies and Products
5.2.9 Global Market Size
5.2.9.1 by Product Type, 2015-2031, Billions USD
5.2.9.2 Market Share, by Product Type
5.2.10 Market Challenges
5.3 Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles)
5.3.1 Materials and Components
5.3.1.1 Conductive and Stretchable Yarns
5.3.1.2 Conductive Polymers
5.3.1.2.1 Pdms
5.3.1.2.2 Pedot: Pss
5.3.1.3 Conductive Coatings
5.3.1.4 Stretchable Conductive Inks In E-Textiles
5.3.1.5 Nanomaterials
5.3.1.5.1 Graphene
5.3.1.5.2 Carbon Nanotubes
5.3.2 Applications, Markets and Products
5.3.2.1 Smart Clothing Products
5.3.2.2 Temperature Monitoring and Regulation
5.3.2.2.1 Heated Clothing
5.3.2.3 Stretchable E-Fabrics
5.3.2.4 Therapeutic Products
5.3.2.5 Sport & Fitness
5.3.2.6 Flexible and Wearable Display Advertising
5.3.2.7 Smart Diapers
5.3.2.8 Automotive Interiors
5.3.3 Global Market Size
5.3.4 Market Challenges
5.4 Other Markets
5.4.1 Seat Heaters
5.4.2 Conductive Pens
5.4.3 Smart Packaging
5.4.3.1 Rfid Antennas


6 Conductive Ink Company Profiles


7 References


List of Tables
Table 1: Market Drivers For Conductive Inks
Table 2. Types of Wearable Devices and Applications
Table 3. Advanced Materials For Electronic Textiles-Advantages and Disadvantages
Table 4. Sheet Resistance (Rs) and Transparency (T) Values For Transparent Conductive Oxides and Alternative Materials For Transparent Conductive Electrodes (Tce)
Table 5: Applications In Conductive Inks by Type and Benefits Thereof
Table 6. Global Market For Conductive Inks 2017-2027, Revenues (Million $), by Ink Types, Conservative Estimate
Table 7. Typical Conductive Ink Formulation
Table 8. Comparative Properties of Conductive Inks
Table 9. Comparison of Pros and Cons of Various Types of Conductive Ink Compositions
Table 10: Properties of Cnts and Comparable Materials
Table 11. Applications of Carbon Nanotubes In Conductive Ink
Table 12. Carbon Nanotubes Pricing (Mwcnts, Swcnt Etc.) by Producer
Table 13: Carbon Nanotube Conductive Ink Producers
Table 14. Properties of Graphene
Table 15. Electrical Conductivity of Different Types of Graphene
Table 16. Market and Applications For Graphene In Conductive Inks
Table 17. Graphene Ink Pricing by Producer
Table 18. Graphene Conductive Ink Producers
Table 19. Types of Flexible Conductive Polymers, Properties and Applications
Table 20. Comparison of the Electrical Conductivities of Liquid Metal With Typical Conductive Inks
Table 21. Nanocellulose Properties
Table 22. Properties and Applications of Nanocellulose
Table 23. Properties of Flexible Electronics-Cellulose Nanofiber Film (Nanopaper)
Table 24. Specifications of Various Substrates Employed In Printed Electronics (Pe)
Table 25. Characteristics of Analog Printing Processes For Conductive Inks
Table 26. Characteristics of Digital Printing Processes For Conductive Inks
Table 27. Advantages and Disadvantages of Printing Techniques For the Fabrication of Flexible Electronics
Table 28. Comparison of Pros and Cons of Various Types of Conductive Ink Compositions
Table 29. Types of Photonic Sintering
Table 30. Market Drivers and Trends In Wearable Electronics
Table 31. Wearable Health Monitors
Table 32. Main Smart Watch Producers and Products
Table 33. Wearable Sensors For Sports Performance
Table 34. Wearable Sensor Products For Monitoring Sport Performance
Table 35. Example Wearable Sleep Tracker Products and Prices
Table 36. Smart Ring Products
Table 37. Sleep Headband Products
Table 38. Smart Sleep Mask Products
Table 39. Smart Glasses Companies and Products
Table 40. Vr Headset Products
Table 41. Augmented Reality (Ar) Smart Glass Products
Table 42. Mixed Reality (Mr) Smart Glass Products
Table 43. Wearable Electronics Applications In the Military
Table 44. Wearable Workplace Products
Table 45. Global Market For Wearable Electronics, 2015-2031, by Product Type, Billions $
Table 46. Market Challenges In Wearable Electronics
Table 47. Market Drivers For Printed, Flexible and Stretchable Medical and Healthcare Sensors and Wearables
Table 48. Examples of Wearable Medical Device Products
Table 49. Medical Wearable Companies Applying Products To Body Temperature Monitoring and Analysis
Table 50. Applications In Flexible and Stretchable Health Monitors, by Advanced Materials Type and Benefits Thereof
Table 51. Wearable Bio-Signal Monitoring Devices
Table 52. Technologies For Minimally-Invasive and Non-Invasive Glucose Detection-Advantages and Disadvantages
Table 53. Commercial Devices For Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Not Released Or Withdrawn From Market
Table 54. Minimally-Invasive and Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring Products
Table 55. Companies Developing Wearable Swear Sensors
Table 56. Companies and Products In Smart Footwear
Table 57. Companies and Products In Smart Wound Care
Table 58. Global Medical and Healthcare Wearables Market, 2017-2031, Billions $, by Product
Table 59. Market Challenges In Medical and Healthcare Sensors and Wearables
Table 60. Types of Smart Textiles
Table 61. Types of Flexible Conductive Polymers, Properties and Applications
Table 62. Applications In Textiles, by Advanced Materials Type and Benefits Thereof
Table 63. Applications and Benefits of Graphene In Textiles and Apparel
Table 64. Properties of Cnts and Comparable Materials
Table 65. Applications and Markets For E-Textiles
Table 66. Commercially Available Smart Clothing Products
Table 67. Electronic Textiles Products
Table 68. Heated Jacket and Clothing Products
Table 69. Examples of Materials Used In Flexible Heaters and Applications
Table 70. Companies Developing Smart Diaper Products
Table 71. Global Electronic Textiles and Smart Clothing Market 2017-2031, Revenues (Billions USD)
Table 72. Market and Technical Challenges In E-Textiles and Smart Clothing


List of Figures
Figure 1. Evolution of Electronics
Figure 2. Wove Band
Figure 3. Wearable Graphene Medical Sensor
Figure 4. Conductive Yarns
Figure 5. Global Market For Conductive Inks 2017-2027, Revenues (Million $), by Ink Types, Conservative Estimate
Figure 6. Schematic of Inkjet-Printed Processes
Figure 7. Demand For Silver In the Printed & Flexible Electronics Market
Figure 8: Silver Nanocomposite Ink After Sintering and Resin Bonding of Discrete Electronic Components
Figure 9. Schematic Summary of the Formulation of Silver Conductive Inks
Figure 10. Copper Based Inks On Flexible Substrate
Figure 11: Schematic of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube
Figure 12. Stretchable Swnt Memory and Logic Devices For Wearable Electronics
Figure 13. Nanotube Inks
Figure 14. Graphene Layer Structure Schematic
Figure 15. Bgt Materials Graphene Ink Product
Figure 16. Applications of Graphene In Conductive Inks
Figure 17. Bgt Materials Graphene Ink Product
Figure 18. Printed Graphene Conductive Ink
Figure 19. Textiles Covered In Conductive Graphene Ink
Figure 20. Cellulose Nanofiber Films
Figure 21. Nanocellulose Photoluminescent Paper
Figure 22. Leds Shining On Circuitry Imprinted On A 5X5Cm Sheet of Cnf
Figure 23. Printing Technologies For Flexible Electronic Devices
Figure 24. Schematic of Screen-Printing Process
Figure 25. Schematic of Gravure Printing Process
Figure 26. Components of Flexography Printing Techniques
Figure 27. Major Steps In Soft Lithography Technologies
Figure 28. Non-Contact Printing Schematics
Figure 29. Schematic of Inkjet Printing: (A) Continuous Inkjet System and (B) On-Demand Inkjet System
Figure 30. Electrical Sintering Schematic
Figure 31. Applications of Wearable Flexible Sensors Worn On Various Body Parts
Figure 32. Wearable Bio-Fluid Monitoring System For Monitoring of Hydration
Figure 33. Beddr Sleeptuner
Figure 34. Vuzix Blade
Figure 35. Nreal Light Mr Smart Glasses
Figure 36. Global Market For Wearables, 2015-2031, by Product Type, Billions Us$
Figure 37. Global Market For Hearables, 2017-2031, by Product Type, Billions Us$
Figure 38. Global Market For Wearables, 2020-2031, by Market Share of Product Type
Figure 39. Companies and Products In Wearable Health Monitoring and Rehabilitation Devices and Products
Figure 40. Smart E-Skin System Comprising Health-Monitoring Sensors, Displays, and Ultra Flexible Pleds
Figure 41. Examples of E-Skin
Figure 42. Graphene Medical Patch
Figure 43. Graphene-Based E-Skin Patch
Figure 44. Technologies For Minimally-Invasive and Non-Invasive Glucose Detection
Figure 45. Schematic of Non-Invasive Cgm Sensor
Figure 46. Adhesive Wearable Cgm Sensor
Figure 47. Vitalpatch
Figure 48. Wearable Ecg-Textile
Figure 49. Wearable Ecg Recorder
Figure 50. Nexkin™
Figure 51. Bloomlife
Figure 52. Enfucell Wearable Temperature Tag
Figure 53. Temptraq Wearable Wireless Thermometer
Figure 54. Nanowire Skin Hydration Patch
Figure 55. Nix Sensors
Figure 56. Wearable Sweat Sensor
Figure 57. Wearable Sweat Sensor
Figure 58. Gatorade's Gx Sweat Patch
Figure 59. Sweat Sensor Incorporated Into Face Mask
Figure 60. Lab-On-Skin™
Figure 61. Digitsole Smartshoe
Figure 62. Schematic of Smart Wound Dressing
Figure 63. Repair Electronic Patch Concept. Image Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Figure 64. Global Medical and Healthcare Wearables Market, 2017-2031, Billions $, by Product
Figure 65. Global Market For Medical and Healthcare Sensors and Wearables, 2020-2031, by Market Share of Product Type
Figure 66. Conductive Yarns
Figure 67. Sem Image of Cotton Fibers With Pedot:Pss Coating
Figure 68. Exo2 Stormwalker 2 Heated Jacket
Figure 69. Flexible Polymer-Based Heated Glove, Sock and Slipper
Figure 70. Thermacell Rechargeable Heated Insoles
Figure 71. Myant Sleeve Tracks Biochemical Indicators In Sweat
Figure 72. Flexible Polymer-Based Therapeutic Products
Figure 73. Istimuwear 
Figure 74. Basketball Referee Royole Fully Flexible Display
Figure 75. Abena Nova Smart Diaper
Figure 76. Textile-Based Car Seat Heaters
Figure 77. Global Electronic Textiles and Smart Clothing Market 2017-2031, Revenues (Billions USD)
Figure 78. Textile-Based Car Seat Heaters
Figure 79. Smart Packaging For Detecting Bacteria Growth In Milk Containers
Figure 80. Rfid Functions and Applications of Silver Nanoparticle Inks
Figure 81. Printed Graphene Biosensors
Figure 82. Fuji Carbon Nanotube Products
Figure 83. Cnt Film
Figure 84. Touchcode Technology
Figure 85. Talcoat Graphene Mixed With Paint


Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Bando Chemical Industries
  • BotFactory
  • Daicel Corporation
  • DuPont Advanced Materials
  • Electroninks
  • Fujikura Kasei Co Ltd.
  • Genes 'Ink
  • Henkel
  • Hitachi Chemical
  • Kishu Giken Kogyo Co.,Ltd.
  • Liquid X Printed Metals Inc.
  • Sun Chemical
  • T-Ink
  • Toyobo
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

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