Printed Electronic Materials Market to Reach $6.9Bn by 2031, Says IDTechEx
18 November 2020: Printed/flexible electronics, already used in smartphones and sensors, are forecast to be widely adopted in applications ranging from medical devices to smart packaging. This technological transition provides extensive opportunities for innovative materials, including amongst others novel OLED emitters, conductive inks and conductive adhesives.
Innovative functional materials are obviously a fundamental part of the value chain for any emerging technology, but this is especially true of printed/flexible electronics since materials need to combine electronic/semiconducting functionality with being flexible and/or solution processable as well as being stable and straightforward to manufacture. IDTechEx’s new report, “Materials for Printed/Flexible Electronics 2021-2031: Technologies, Applications and Market Forecasts”, covers a wide range of materials for printed and flexible electronics, spanning multiple applications:
• Materials for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)
• Materials for organic photovoltaics (OPVs)
• Materials for organic photodetectors (OPDs)
• Materials for organic thin film transistors (OTFTs)
• Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
• Semiconducting perovskites
• Quantum dots
• Functional inorganic inks
• Component attachment materials, including isotropic/anisotropic conductive adhesives and low temperature solder.
• Conductive inks, including stretchable/thermoformable, nanoparticle-based, particle-free and copper inks.
IDTechEx Research forecast that the market for specialized solution processable materials for printed/flexible electronics will reach $6.9Bn by 2031. This new report provides a comprehensive overview of all solution processable materials that are compatible with printed/flexible electronics, with an emphasis on the most interesting emerging technologies. The report identifies the dominant technical and market narratives across the printed/flexible electronics materials space, provides SWOT analysis for each material class and profiled company, and both assess technological and commercial readiness. IDTechEx forecast organic semiconductors (primarily for OLEDs) and component attachment materials to be the largest materials markets in printed/flexible electronics by 2031.