The market for RFID and conductive inks continues to expand, as new applications and opportunities continue to emerge.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor03.14.11
The market for printed electronics (PE) continues to enjoy growth, as radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), thin-film photovoltaics (PV), printed batteries and sensors, greeting cards and toys and many more products start to move from the lab to production.
The premise is simple: If a company can produce disposable printed electronics systems though high speed roll-to-roll or sheetfed processes, they could reduce the costs of manufacturing dramatically. That would, in turn, open the door to an incredible array of new products.
IDTechEx, the leading consultant in the PE field, places the potential of the market at $300 billion by 2026; if the market even reaches half of that number, that is still a huge business opportunity.
Inks and coatings are a key driver in printed electronics, with technologies ranging from metals such as silver and copper to carbon nanotubes. Because of the potential of the market, ink manufacturers large and
Continue reading this story and get 24/7 access to Covering the Printing Inks, Coatings and Allied Industries - Ink World for FREE
Ink World magazine has tracked the growth of the ink industry and its allied industries through years of changes, technology, evolution, consolidation and market development. No other magazine has been around for as long or covered as much of the global printing ink business. This website is dedicated to providing in-depth industry coverage and late-breaking news.
Already a subscriber? Login