Conductive Inks Market, By Type (Silver, Copper, Carbon Nanotube, Conductive Polymer, Carbon/Graphen

Published Date: | Report Code : MT1951819


Rising technological advancements in the healthcare sector are expected to drive the growth of the conductive inks market during the forecast period. This has resulted in some of the key developments by companies operating in the market to consolidate their market positions and look for further niche opportunities.

Conductive inks are those inks that can conduct electricity and have the property of crease resistance and flexibility. They are mainly used in printed electronics. These inks comprise metallic particles that help the flow of the current across the circuit.

Segment Analysis: 

Based on the type it is divided into a silver, copper, carbon nanotube, conductive polymers, and carbon/graphene. The silver conductive ink is heavily used in many applications as it has high thermal conductivity and printability. But the cost of silver inks is considerably higher in comparison to its counterparts such as copper and it is also not easily available. Copper is being used as an alternative to silver as it is inexpensive and has a high electrical conductivity.

Based on the application, the market is segmented into photovoltaic, display, RFID, membrane switch, biosensor, thermal heating, and others. The application of these inks in RFID chips is the fastest-growing segment, as it leads to size reduction and efficient and faster production, which reduces the cost of production.

The APAC region is expected to have the highest demand for conductive inks in the coming years, due to the increasing disposable income and growth of the economies. Also, the use of the windshield sensor and Photovoltaic steadily increasing in this region is a major growth driver. 

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Growing awareness about using renewable resources
  • Increasing demand for solar-based panels and touch screen devices
  • Rising technological advancements in the healthcare sector

Key Developments:

  • In November 2018, Omya AG (Switzerland) opened a research center for the analysis of conductive inks in agriculture for the development of new technologies and products
  • In July 2018, Minerals Technologies Inc. (US) came into an agreement with a subsidiary of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd. (China) to produce satellite precipitated conductive inks
  • In February 2018, Vimal Microns (India) was acquired by Imerys (Spain) to help strengthen the presence of the company in India.

Regional Analysis: 

The conductive inks market by region has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are major regions for the conductive inks market owing to diversified demand from end-use industries and competitive scenarios. Some of the major end-use industries in these regions include Healthcare, agriculture and solar panel. These markets have been dynamic in terms of new product developments and related activities. Hence, some of the emerging sub-segments in this market promise high potential in this region. Major countries for the conductive inks market in these regions include the US, Germany, France, UK, Canada, Italy, and so on. Recent economic slowdowns, trade implications and environmental concerns are some of the key impact factors influencing the market dynamics in these regions. Developing regions including Asia Pacific, South America, and Africa have witnessed key developments in terms of organic and inorganic growth strategies. Global companies have made strategic investments in these regions with favorable production conditions and high demand from end-use industries. China, India, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, and others have been some of the key economies in the region.  agriculture, healthcare are some of the major industries in the region with strong potential for the conductive inks market. Middle East promises a strong market potential with demand from countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and others that are seeking to diversify the economic outlook. Eastern Europe consisting of Russia and Turkey is also estimated as one of the key markets with demand from Healthcare, agriculture, solar panel, and other industries.

Companies Covered: 

DowDuPont, Applied Ink Solutions, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Johnson Matthey, NovaCentrix, Sun Chemical Corporation, Creative Materials Inc., and Vorbeck Materials…

Market Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Carbon Nanotube
  • Conductive Polymer
  • Carbon/Graphene

By Application:

  • Photovoltaic
  • Display
  • RFID
  • Membrane Switch
  • Biosensor
  • Thermal Heating
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Type
    • By Application
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Type
    • By Application

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