With the interest in hybrid production, new opportunities and markets are emerging.
David Savastano, Editor01.23.17
The flexible and printed electronics market continues to expand, as new opportunities are appearing in markets ranging from wearables and sensors to RFID, displays and lighting. Whether it is antennas being printed on the backs of cell phones, displays for consumer appliances and smart packaging to sensors for the Internet of Things, it appears that flexible and printed electronics are poised to appear in more products.
“The interest is increasingly high in adding electronics to everyday items including the wearables space, smart packaging and smart labels,” said Roy Bjorlin, commercial and strategic initiatives director, printed electronics at Sun Chemical. “This is creating demand to develop materials that can require flexibility and can also be processed in high speed.”
Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx, a leading consultancy in the field, says that commercialization is indeed on the rise.
“What’s been really exciting is that a lot of things are
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