Conductive Inks Market – Snapshot 

A conductive ink can be defined as an ink that helps produce a printed object that can conduct electricity. The conductive ink is manufactured by infusing conductive materials (for example, graphite and other conductive materials) into an ink. Different sorts of conductive inks, such as silver inks, silver flakes, silver nanoparticles, and carbon nanotube inks, are used in printed and flexible electronics across different sectors such as health care, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, packaging, and displays.

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Increasing number of innovations in printed electronics is anticipated to boost the global conductive inks market during the forecast period. Moreover, the increased demand for conductive inks from end-use industries, such as electronics & electricals (E&E) and health care, boosts the demand for conductive inks worldwide. Also, increasing preference for miniaturized electronics devices promotes growth of the global conductive inks market. However, complexities associated with high-end technologies are likely to hamper the global conductive inks market in the next few years. Nevertheless, rising use of the 3D printing technology in medical devices and other applications is projected to offer immense growth potential for manufacturers of conductive inks during the forecast period.

The conductive inks market has been segmented in terms of type, application, and region. Based on type, the market has been segregated into silver conductive inks, copper conductive inks, conductive polymers, conductive nanotube inks, graphene/carbon inks, and others (including gold, nickel, and aluminum conductive inks). In terms of both volume and value, the conductive nanotube inks segment is estimated to expand at a rapid pace between 2018 and 2026, as these inks are used in several applications including transistors, radio frequency identification tags, sensors, photonics, and biological sensing labels. Based on application, the conductive inks market has been divided into photovoltaic cells, displays, radio frequency identification (RFID), printed circuit boards, biosensors, and others (including printed antennas and flexible thin-film batteries). The biosensors segment is projected to expand at a substantial pace during the forecast period.

In terms of region, the global conductive inks market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific accounted for a leading share of the global conductive inks market in 2017, followed by Europe and North America. The market in Europe is anticipated to expand during the forecast period, owing to increasing technological advancements and strong presence of manufacturers of conductive inks in the region. Asia Pacific is anticipated to constitute a significant share of the global market during the forecast period, owing to boom in the electronics & electricals (E&E) industry in countries such as India, Malaysia, and China. Demand for conductive inks in North America is likely to increase during the forecast period, primarily due to presence of major manufacturers of conductive inks in the region.

Key players account for a major share of the global conductive inks market. Prominent players operating in the market and profiled in the report are E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, NovaCentrix, Vorbeck Materials Corporation, Inc., Intrinsiq Materials, Inc., Heraeus Holding GmbH, Johnson Matthey PLC, Sun Chemical Corporation, Creative Materials Inc., and Applied Ink Solutions.

Conductive Inks Market - Overview

Conductive inks are suitable for use in any pressure-sensitive automatic system. They are prepared and characterized via scanning electron microscopy, FTIR, and differential scanning calorimetry. These inks are obtained as a composite by mixing a solution of ethyl acrylate methyl acrylate (in 50:50 ratio) copolymer with carbon black and graphite into a solvent standard for acrylic polymers. Average electric resistance of these inks ranges from 40 ohms/cm to 150 ohms/cm.

Based on type, the conductive inks market has been segregated into silver conductive inks, copper conductive inks, conductive polymers, conductive nanotube inks, graphene/carbon inks, and others (including gold, nickel, and aluminum conductive inks). Based on application, the market has been divided into photovoltaic cells, displays, radio frequency identification, printed circuit boards, biosensors, and others (including printed antennas and flexible thin-film batteries). In terms of region, the global conductive inks market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific held a prominent share of the global conductive inks market in 2017. China accounted for a major share of the conductive inks market in Asia Pacific in 2017, due to rise in the demand for conductive inks in end-user industries in the country such as electricals & electronics (E&E). The region offers immense potential for the conductive inks market. This can be ascribed to growth of the electronics industry in India, Malaysia, and ASEAN.

The report analyzes and forecasts the conductive inks market at the global and regional levels. The market has been forecast in terms of volume (tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) for the period from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global conductive inks market. It also covers the expected impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for conductive inks during the forecast period. The report also highlights growth opportunities for the conductive inks market at the global and regional levels.

The report comprises detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global conductive inks market. The Porter’s five forces model for the conductive inks market has also been included to help understand the competition landscape of the market. The report also includes analysis of type and application segments of the market based on their market size, growth rate, and attractiveness. These segments have been analyzed based on the present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and future demand for conductive inks in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers segmentation based on individual type and application segments of the market across all regions.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global conductive inks market. Key players profiled in the report are E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, NovaCentrix, Vorbeck Materials Corporation, Inc., Intrinsiq Materials, Inc., Heraeus Holding GmbH, Johnson Matthey PLC, Sun Chemical Corporation, Creative Materials Inc., and Applied Ink Solutions. Market players have been described in terms of company overview, business strategies, and recent developments.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of the conductive inks market for the base year 2017 and the forecast for the period between 2018 and 2026. Market numbers have been estimated for type, application, and regional segments. The market size and forecast for each type and application segment have been provided for the global and regional markets.

Key Takeaways

  • Extensive analysis of market trends from 2017 to 2026 in order to identify growth opportunities and market developments
  • Analysis of various types and applications of conductive inks
  • Key factors useful to build a roadmap of upcoming opportunities for the conductive inks market at the global, regional, and country levels
  • Comprehensive analysis with respect to investments and regulatory scenario that would subsequently impact the outlook for and forecast of the global conductive inks market between 2018 and 2026
  • Detailed competition landscape of key players operating in the market that helps understand the competition level
  • Porter’s five forces analysis that highlights the power of buyers and suppliers operating in the market

The global conductive inks market has been segmented as follows:

Type

  • Silver Conductive Inks
  • Copper Conductive Inks
  • Conductive Polymers
  • Conductive Nanotube Inks
  • Graphene/Carbon Inks
  • Others (Including Gold, Nickel, and Aluminum Conductive Inks)

Application

  • Photovoltaic Cells
  • Displays
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
  • Biosensors
  • Others (Including Printed Antennas and Flexible Thin-film Batteries)

Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa 

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