Printed Electronics Market By Device Type (Smart Cards, RFID Tags, OLED, Sensors, Photovoltaics, Lighting), By Technology (Gravure, Screen Printing, Flexography, Off-Set Lithography, Inkjet Printing), By End-Use Application (Consumer Electronics, Retail & Packaging, Automotive, Aerospace, Healthcare) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2025

With advancements in technology, printed electronics have become more flexible, secure, and cost effective, all of which have made their application attractive across wide range of end-use industries. Printed electronics have the ability to reduce cost and technical limitations, especially those associated with mass production of electronics. Printed electronics also need less input materials and energy to work, thereby benefitting device manufacturers across different verticals. In addition, printed electronics enable electronic functionality to be delivered on to a wider range of substrates as compared to conventional rigid electronic fabrication mechanisms.Printed electronics have paved the way for flexible electronics. Subsequent rise in demand for flexible electronics is driving the printed electronics market.

 Printed Electronics Market

The global printed electronics market is classified into following categories:

  • By Technology
    • Gravure
    • Screen Printing
    • Flexography
    • Off-set Lithography
    • Inkjet Printing
    • Others
  • By End-use Application
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Retail & Packaging
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
    • Healthcare
    • Others
  • By Device Type
    • Smart Cards
    • RFID Tags
    • Sensors
    • OLED
    • Photovoltaics
    • Lighting
    • Others
  • By Region
    • North America
      • The U.S.
      • Rest of North America
    • Europe
      • The U.K.
      • Germany
      • France
      • Rest of Europ
    • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
      • India
      • China
      • Japan
      • Rest of APAC
    • Rest of the World
      • Latin America
      • Middle East and Africa

 Printed Electronics Market

The research study titled “Global Printed Electronics Market – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025” offers strategic insights into the global printed electronics industry along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2015 to 2025. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of market segments based on technology, device type, end-use application, and cross-sectional study across different geographies and sub-geographical regions. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2016 & 2025. The report also provides a prolific view on market dynamics such as market drivers, restraints and opportunities. In addition, the report includes a section providing insights on the key trends followed in the market.

In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading printed electronics vendors, their business strategy analysis, market positioning, and key developments. Some of the major players profiled in the report are E Ink Holdings Inc., Thin Film Electronics ASA, T+ink, Inc., NovaCentrix, BASF SE, GSI Technologies LLC, Optomec Inc., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Vorbeck Materials Corporation, Inc., Intrinsiq Materials, Inc., Agfa-Gevaert N.V., and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. among others. Apart from the company profiles, the report includes a section covering the competitive landscape wherein the market positioning of the companies has been discussed. The section also provides a view of key business strategies adopted by the leading market players. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the global printed electronics industry
Comparative analysis for different segments for the years 2016 & 2025
Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
In-depth competitive environment analysis including the positioning of market players and their business strategy analysis
Trailing 2-Year market size data (2015 – 2016)
SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis
Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global printed electronics market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2017 to 2025, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

On the basis of end-use application, the global printed electronics market is categorized into following segments:

  • Retail & packaging
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Healthcare
  • Others (Media, etc.)

The contribution of these end-use application segments to the global printed electronics market in 2014 is as shown below:

Printed Electronics Market 

Retail and packaging represented the most attractive and largest end-use application segment in the global printed electronics market in the base year 2016.  The segment is expected to retain its dominance and witness strong growth during the forecast period 2017 - 2025, majorly supported by acceptance to smart technologies and demand for smart packaging in the retail sector. Consumer electronics represent another potential end-use segment in the global printed electronics market. The demand for flexible printed circuits is experiencing an upsurge and is replacing conventional circuit boards. This is primarily on account of growing preference for miniaturization and superior functionality in consumer electronics. Furthermore, flexible printed circuits consume less space and reduce weight of electronic devices making them preferable to be used in wearable electronics, and touch screen devices like smartphones and tablets.

On the basis of printing technology employed, the global printed electronics market is categorized into following segments:

  • Gravure
  • Screen Printing
  • Flexography
  • Offset Lithography
  • Inkjet Printing
  • Others

The contribution of these technology segments to the global printed electronics market in 2016 and 2025 is as shown in the figure below

Printed Electronics Market

As of 2014, screen printing was the most preferred technology employed for printed electronics across the globe. Screen printing being the traditional and most widely known technology, accounts for majority of the market revenue share. The technology has been widely used for designing and manufacturing electronic devices including capacitors, coils, diodes, and resistors among others. In addition, benefits offered by the screen printing technology in form of offering the complete control of print thickness to manufacturers has ensured its dominance in the printed electronics market. Inkjet printing is also presumed to witness strong adoption in the coming years on account of benefits offered in terms of size, weight, scalability, and fast deposition of organic materials without need for patterning. Similarly flexography printing technology is also witness strong growth in adoption owing to its high printing quality on materials used for packaging.

On the basis of geography, the global printed electronics market is segmented into following regions and countries.

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America\
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa

The contribution of these regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW) to the global printed electronics market in 2016 is as shown in the figure below.

 Printed Electronics Market

As of 2016, the global printed electronics market was led by Asia Pacific closely followed by North America and Europe respectively. The growth in the Asia Pacific printed electronics market is majorly backed by growing demand for flexible and thinner electronics in countries including China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Evolving digital habits of consumers in the region coupled with the proportionate latent demand for e-paper displays and electroluminescent displays has further provided impetus to the market growth. North America is also presumed to register strong growth during the forecast period 2017 – 2025. The formation of NextFlex, a consortium of academic institutions, companies, nonprofits and governments has benefited the printed electronic market in North America, especially the U.S. It was formed in 2015 with an aim of progressing the manufacturing of flexible hybrid (traditional + printed) electronics in the country.

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Published Date:  Aug 2017
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   58599
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
Rating:    4.5 (70)
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