Global Printed Electronics Market to touch USD130.8 Bn by 2027: Report
27 September 2022: The global printed electronics market size is expected to reach USD 130.8 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 16.07% during 2021-2027, according to a recent report released by Research & Markets.
Significant growth in the electronic industry across the globe is one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. With the increasing requirement for next-generation flexible products, there is a rising demand for energy-efficient, thin and sustainable consumer electronics. Moreover, the widespread adoption of smart and connected devices is providing a thrust to the market growth. There is a shifting consumer preference for printed electronics in wearable devices, smart packaging solutions, medical devices and smart apparels due to the favorable sensing, data storage and transmission properties.
Additionally, various innovations, such as the utilization of additive manufacturing and screen-printing technologies, are acting as other growth-inducing factors. They aid in producing fully electromechanical components with enhanced accuracy using ultraviolet (UV) curable, plastisol, water and solvent-based inks. In line with this, printed sensors and panels are also extensively used in the cockpits and navigation systems of aircraft and military vehicles.
Printed electronics are developed on substrates, such as foil, paper, glass and fabric polymers, using carbon-based compound inks, inkjet printers and flexography, gravure and screen-printing technologies. Some of the commonly used printed electronics include wearable devices, flexible keyboards, electronic skin patches, biosensors, display units, Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLEDs) and photovoltaic cells.
Some of the the key players in the industry are: Agfa-Gevaert N.V., BASF SE, DuPont de Nemours Inc., E Ink Holdings Inc., Molex LLC (Koch Industries), Nissha Co. Ltd., NovaCentrix, Optomec Inc., Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated (Xerox Corporation), Vorbeck Materials Corporation and Ynvisible Interactive Inc.