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Conductive Ink Markets 2017-2027: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

Conductive Ink Markets 2017-2027: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

This report provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the 1900 tpa conductive inks and paste market, giving detailed ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and material type. The market forecasts are given in tonnage and value at the ink level. It includes critical reviews of all the competing conductive inks and paste technologies including firing-types pastes, PTFs, laser-cut or photo-patterned pastes, nanoparticles, stretchable inks, in mold inks, copper, copper/silver alloys, nanocarbons, and more. Here, we outline the latest performance levels/progress, technology challenges, key suppliers, existing and emerging target market, and forecasts where appropriate. It also provides a detailed assessment of more than 25 application sectors.

 

Here, we analyse the market needs/requirements, discuss the business dynamics, market leadership and technology change trends, competing solutions, latest product/prototype launches, key players and market forecasts in tonnes and value. The markets covered include photovoltaics, touch screen edge electrodes, automotive (defoggers, seat occupancy sensors, seat heaters, etc), In mold electronics (automotive, home appliance, etc., Electronic textile and wearable electronics, 3D antennas and conformal printing, EMI Shielding, 3D printed electronics, ITO replacement (hybrid, direct printing, etc), printed piezoresistive, capacitive and bio sensors, PCB (DIY/hobbyist, professional, seed-and-plate), RFID (HF, UHF), printed TFT and memory, OLED and large-area LED lighting, flexible e-readers and reflective displays, large-area heaters (battery, plant, seat, etc), conductive pens, digitizers and more. In the report we also cover more than 130 companies. For most, we provide insights based on primary intelligence obtained through interviews, visits, conference exhibition interactions, personal communications, and so on.

 

For more than 50 we provide full interview-based company profiles including a detailed SWOT analysis and IDTechEx Index. These provide valuable insight on company positioning, strategy, opportunities, and challenges. Unrivalled market intelligence and insight This report is based upon years of research. In the past five years alone, our analysts have interviewed more than 100 industry players, visited numerous users/ suppliers across the world, attended more than 20 relevant conferences/exhibitions globally, and worked with many industry players to help them with their strategy towards this market. For example, last year alone we visited 10 tradeshows in Japan, USA, Taiwan, Korea, Germany, UK and so on to update our report. Prior to this, our analysts played an active role in commercializing conductive pastes, particularly in the photovoltaic industry.

 


 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1.1. Conductive inks and paste: everything is changing
1.2. Traditional Markets
1.2.1. Photovoltaics
1.2.2. Touch screen market
1.2.3. Automotive
1.2.4. Sensors
1.3. RFID
1.4. Emerging applications
1.4.1. 3D antennas
1.4.2. ITO replacement
1.4.3. Stretchable inks
1.4.4. Desktop PCB printing
1.4.5. 3D Printed Electronics

2. CONDUCTIVE INKS AND PASTES
2.1. PTF vs Firing Paste
2.2. Curing and sintering
2.3. Value chain
2.4. Silver nanoparticle inks
2.5. Silver nanoparticle inks are more conducting
2.6. Curing temperature of silver nanoparticle inks
2.6.1. Enhanced Flexibility
2.6.2. Inkjet Printability
2.7. Price competiveness of silver nanoparticles
2.8. Performance of silver nanoparticle
2.9. Value chain

3. SILVER NANOPARTICLE PRODUCTION METHODS

4. COPPER INKS AND PASTE
4.1. Methods of preventing copper oxidisation
4.1.1. Superheated steam
4.1.2. Reactive agent metallization
4.1.3. Photocuring and photosintering
4.2. Pricing strategy and performance of copper inks and pastes
4.3. Copper oxide nanoparticles
4.4. Silver-Coated Copper

5. CONDUCTIVE PASTES IN THE PHOTOVOLTAIC MARKET
5.1. Background to the PV industry
5.2. The return of the boom and bust to the PV sector?
5.3. Massive Chinese investments buoys the market
5.4. Conductive pastes in the PV sectors
5.5. Alternative and improved metallization techniques
5.6. Silicon inks
5.7. Copper metallization in solar cells
5.8. Trends and changes in solar cell architecture
5.9. Market dynamics
5.10. Ten-year market forecasts for conductive paste in solar cells

6. AUTOMOTIVE
6.1. De-misters or de-foggers
6.2. Laser transfer printing as a new process?
6.3. Metal mesh for rear window de-frosting
6.4. Car seat heaters
6.5. Seat sensors

7. 3D PRINTED ELECTRONICS
7.1. Progress in 3D printed electronics
7.1.1. Nascent Objects
7.1.2. Voxel8
7.1.3. nScrypt ad Novacentrix
7.2. University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
7.3. Nagase
7.4. Ten-year market projections for conductive inks and pastes in 3D printed electronics

8. TOUCH PANEL EDGE ELECTRODES
8.1. Narrow bezels change the market
8.2. Ten-year market projections for conductive inks and paste in the touch screen industry

9. CONDUCTIVE INKS IN RFID
9.1. RFID market size and business dynamics
9.2. Processes, Material Options and Market Shares
9.3. Market projections

10. PRINTED AND FLEXIBLE SENSORS
10.1. Piezoresistive
10.2. Glucose sensors
10.3. Capacitive sensors

11. 3D ANTENNAS AND CONFORMAL PRINTING ON CURVED SURFACES
11.1. Laser Direct Structuring and MID
11.2. Aerosol deposition
11.3. Others ways of printing structurally-integrated antennas
11.4. Market projections for printed 3D antennas

12. THERMOFORMED OR IN-MOULD ELECTRONICS
12.1. Automotive
12.2. Definition of terms
12.2. In mould electronics in consumer electronics
12.3. Ink requirements in in-mould electronics
12.4. Suppliers of IME inks rapidly multiply
12.5. Other materials used in in-mould electronics
12.5.1. IME PEODT
12.5.2. IME Carbon nanotubes
12.5.3. IME Metal mesh
12.6. Market forecasts for IME conductive inks

13. STRETCHABLE INKS FOR ELECTRONIC TEXTILES
13.1. Electronic textile industry
13.2. Stretchable inks: general observations
13.3. Stretchable e-textile inks multiply
13.4. Performance of stretchable conductive inks
13.5. Future performance improvements for stretchable inks
13.6. The role of particle size and resin in stretchable inks
13.7. The role of pattern design in stretchable conductive inks
13.8. Washability for stretchable conductive inks
13.9. Encapsulant choice for stretchable inks
13.10. The role of the substrate in stretchable inks
13.11. Applications of inks in e-textiles
13.12. Examples of products with conductive yarns
13.13. Graphene as a stretchable e-textile conductive ink
13.14. PEDOT as a conductive e-textile material
13.15. Market projections for stretchable conducive inks

14. STRETCHABLE CONDUCTIVE INKS IN FLEXIBLE AND/OR STRETCHABLE CIRCUIT BOARDS

15. PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MANUFACTURING AND PROTOTYPING
15.1. Background to the PCB industry
15.2. 'Printing' PCBs for the hobbyist and DIY market
15.2.1. Comments
15.3. 'Printing' professional multi-layer PCBs
15.4. Progress on seed-and-plate PCBs
15.5. Comparison of different PCB techniques

16. ITO REPLACEMENT (TRANSPARENT CONDUCTING FILMS)
16.1. Market forecast for transparent conductive films
16.2. Changing market requirements
16.3. A brutal consolidation set in but has now ended?
16.4. Progress and opportunities for conductive inks
16.4.1. Embossing followed by silver nanoparticle printing
16.4.2. Self-assembled silver nanoparticle films
16.4.3. Inkjet printed silver nanoparticles as transparent conducting films
16.5. Direct printing of fine line metal mesh
16.6. Printing of metal mesh TCF using photo-patterned conductive pasts
16.7. Direct screen printing of metal mesh films for ultra large area displays
16.8. UV patterned silver nanoparticle based metal mesh
16.9. Ultra fine nanometer scale printed metal mesh
16.10. Market Projections

17. CONDUCTIVE PENS

18. MOBILE PHONE DIGITIZERS- FIRST HIGH-VOLUME MARKET FOR SILVER NANOPARTICLE INKS?

19. OLED LIGHTING MARKET
19.1. OLED Lighting market dynamics and challenges
19.2. OLED lighting in search of a unique
19.3. Cost projections of OLED lighting
19.4. OLED lighting market forecast
19.5. Requirements from conductive inks in OLED lighting
19.6. Market projections

20. LARGE AREA LED LIGHTING ARRAYS
20.1. Why large-area LED array lighting
20.2. Examples of LED array lighting
20.3. Role of conductive inks in large-area LED arrays
20.4. Competitive non-printed approach to making the base for large-area LED arrays

21. PRINTED THIN FILM TRANSISTORS
21.2. Overall market situation for printed RFID logic
21.3. Market for printed backplanes for displays
21.4. Market for printed backplanes for large-area sensor arrays
21.5. Latest progress with solution-processable metal oxides
21.6. Latest progress with fully printed organic thin film transistor arrays
21.7. The need for printed nanoparticle inks and the latest progress
21.8. Market forecasts for silver nanoparticles in fully printed thin film transistors

22. PRINTED MEMORIES
22.2. Applications of printed thin film memory
22.3. The structure of printed memory and the role of printed conductors
22.4. Market forecasts for conductive inks in printed memories

23. EMI SHIELDING USING CONDUCTIVE INKS
23.1. Background to EMI shielding solutions
23.2. Printing or spraying conductive paste as conformal EMI shielding
23.3. Sputtering vs spraying for conformal EMI shielding
23.4. Sputtering currently dominates but printing is a major medium-term future opportunity
23.5. The challenge of magnetic shielding at low frequencies
23.6. Value proposition for magnetic shielding using printed inks
23.7. Market forecasts for conductive inks/pastes in consumer electronics EMI shielding?

24. METAMATERIALS AND ENGINEERED STRUCTURES USING CONDUCTIVE INKS
24.1. Nantennas
24.2. Frequency-Selective Transparent Shielding Patterns

25. E-READERS
25.1. The use of conductive inks in wearable e-reader devices
25.2. Market forecasts for conductive inks in e-readers

26. OTHER NASCENT APPLICATION IDEAS
26.1. Battery Heaters
26.2. Plant heaters

27. COMPANY INTERVIEWS
27.1. Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
27.2. AgIC
27.3. Bando Chemical Industries
27.4. BeBop Sensors
27.5. BotFactory
27.6. Cartesian Co
27.7. Cima NanoTech Inc
27.8. Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
27.9. ClearJet Ltd
27.10. Colloidal Ink Co., Ltd
27.11. Conductive Compounds
27.12. Daicel Corporation
27.13. DuPont
27.14. DuPont Advanced Materials
27.15. Electroninks Writeables
27.16. Flexbright Oy
27.17. Fujikura Kasei Co Ltd
27.18. Genes 'Ink
27.19. Henkel
27.20. Hicel Co Ltd
27.21. Inkron
27.22. InkTec Co., Ltd
27.23. Intrinsiq Materials
27.24. Komori Corporation
27.25. KunShan Hisense Electronics
27.26. Lord Corp
27.27. Methode Electronics
27.28. Nagase America Corporation
27.29. NanoComposix
27.30. Nano Dimension
27.31. NANOGAP
27.32. Novacentrix
27.33. O-film Tech Co., Ltd
27.34. Optomec
27.35. Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limited
27.36. Printechnologics
27.37. Promethean Particles
27.38. Pulse Electronics
27.39. PV Nano Cell
27.40. Raymor Industries Inc
27.41. Showa Denko
27.42. Sun Chemical
27.43. Tangio Printed Electronics
27.44. The Sixth Element
27.45. T-Ink
27.46. Toda Kogyo Corp
27.47. Tokusen USA Inc.
27.48. Ulvac Corporation
27.49. UT Dots Inc
27.50. Vorbeck Materials
27.51. Voxel8
27.52. Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)
27.53. Xymox Technologies

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