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Printed and Flexible Electronics Market: By Components By Printing Methods Application, By Industry Verticals -Forecast 2019-2024

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Printed and Flexible Electronics Market: By Components By Printing Methods Application, By Industry Verticals -Forecast 2019-2024
Published: December 4, 2018 Content info:

The global Printed and Flexible Electronics Equipment Market is estimated to surpass $1 billion by 2023 growing at CAGR 5% during 2018-2023 owing to the rising demand for high quality printed electronic products followed by the declining cost of curing equipment. The buoying adoption of advanced consumer electronics and smart systems based on printed and flexible electronics in North America and China is poised to play a key role in the healthy growth of the market in the future.

What are Printed and Flexible Electronics Equipment?

Printed equipment are the distinct set of machineries and systems employed to develop electronic components on a single substrate by the use of various conductive polymers and inks. This eliminates the need for integration of discrete components onto the substrate which results in increase in the size or thickness of the end products. Printed and flexible electronic feature low height, flexibility and higher transparency than conventional electronics. The printing equipment can be broadly classified into contact and non-contact types.

Contact printer works on the principle of actual physical contact between the substrate material and the pattern with the inked surface. On the other hand non-contact printers dispense the ink or the printing solution through a nozzle on the structures formed on the substrate by the pre-programmed motion of the stage or substrate holder. Contact based printers are suitable for mass scale production and the non-contact printers are best suited for low to medium scale production.

Curing systems are the equipment used in the production of printed and flexible electronics systems for toughening or hardening of the polymer material by application of heat, UV radiation and so on. The major types of curing equipment employed for printed and flexible electronics production are thermal and IR drying, UV curing systems and photonic curing systems.

What are the Applications of Printed and Flexible Electronics Equipment?

Printed and flexible electronics equipment are used in production of various types of electronic products such as displays, lighting, sensors, photovoltaic cells, batteries, transistors, touchscreens and others. The printed, flexible and organic electronics market was initially driven by prominent investments and development of fine chemicals. Since past 5 years the industry evolved with the equipment suppliers of the ecosystem seeking opportunities to design new equipment from the bottom up to address the changing demands of the customers. OLED is an emerging display technology that features higher energy efficiency and brighter performance than the conventional ones. In the first generation flexible OLED displays the bending feature was obtained. These displays are manufactured with a curvature, providing a new user experience but restricting the bending action by the users. The next generation flexible displays are under the pilot phase which feature flexibility or bending even to the users. With the growing demand of products such as solar panels, wearable devices, smartphones and so on, and the numerous advantages of printed and flexible electronics. The market for the printing, curing and other equipment used in manufacturing the component of these products are set to witness prominent upsurge in the future.

Market Research and Market Trends of Printed and Flexible Electronics Equipment Ecosystem

NextFlex, Inc. a U.S. based Institute for hybrid electronics manufacturing recently announced $12m funding for seven projects related to flexible hybrid electronics projects. One of the projects will be led by MicroConnex, focusing towards development of low cost flexible circuit fabrication process employing roll-to-roll printing for mass production.

PragmatIC Printing Ltd, a U.K. based world leader in ultra-low cost flexible electronics, recently launched FlexLogicIC "fab-in-a-box" a fully automated and independent system capable for high volume production of low cost thin and flexible ICs. The company also installed and commissioned its first FlexLogicIC system at its production facility at Sedgefield, U.K.

Recently, Fraunhofer FEP scientists developed a new technique of micro patterning of OLEDs on silicon substrate. This would eliminate the use of shadow masks and color filters in the future, thereby allowing new full-color displays to be developed in the future.

Nokia's along with 12 major players in the electronic industry recently announced the "factory-in-a-box" concept, which is a modular and agile production package which can be transported and set up for service within a couple of hours. Mycronic is one of the contributors in this concept attributing to high-speed jet printing and dispensing system for the package enabling batch production capability of printed electronic products by the package.

Who are the Major Players?

The companies referred to in the report includes Xerox Corporation (U.S.), Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. (Switzerland), Ceradrop SA (France), Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (Japan), Xennia Technology Ltd. (U.K.) and so on.What is our report scope?

The report incorporates in-depth assessment of the competitive landscape, product market sizing, product benchmarking, market trends, product developments, financial analysis, strategic analysis and so on to gauge the impact forces and potential opportunities of the market. Apart from this the report also includes a study of major developments in the market such as product launches, agreements, acquisitions, collaborations, mergers and so on to comprehend the prevailing market dynamics at present and its impact during the forecast period 2018-2023.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Global Printed and Flexible Electronics - Market Overview

2. Executive Summary

3. Global Printed and Flexible Electronics - Market Landscape

  • 3.1. Market Share Analysis
  • 3.2. Comparative Analysis
    • 3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
    • 3.2.2. End user profiling
    • 3.2.3. Patent Analysis
    • 3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis

4. Global Printed and Flexible Electronics - Market Forces

  • 4.1. Market Drivers
  • 4.2. Market Constraints
  • 4.3. Market Challenges
  • 4.4. Attractiveness of the Printed and Flexible Electronics Industry
    • 4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
    • 4.4.2. Power of Customers
    • 4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
    • 4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
    • 4.4.5. Degree of Competition

5. Global Printed and Flexible Electronics - Strategic Analysis

  • 5.1. Value Chain Analysis
  • 5.2. Pricing Analysis
  • 5.3. Opportunities Analysis
  • 5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
  • 5.5. Suppliers and Distributors

6. Global Printed and Flexible Electronics Market - Components Analysis

  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Sensors
  • 6.3. Optoelectronics
    • 6.3.1. Lighting
    • 6.3.2. Display
      • Emissive Displays
      • Non-Emissive Displays
  • 6.4. Memory
  • 6.5. Printed Circuit Boards
  • 6.6. RFID
  • 6.7. Battery

7. Global Printed and Flexible Electronics Market - Applications Analysis

  • 7.1. Wearable Electronics
  • 7.2. Advertising and Signage
  • 7.3. Electronic Devices
  • 7.4. Others

8. Global Printed Electronics Market - Printing Methods Analysis

  • 8.1. Screen Printing
  • 8.2. Inkjet Printing
  • 8.3. Offset Lithography
  • 8.4. Flexographic Printing
  • 8.5. Rotogravure
  • 8.6. Pad Printing
  • 8.7. Microcontact Printing
  • 8.8. Embossing
  • 8.9. Roll to Roll

9. Global Printed and Flexible Electronics Market - Industry Verticals Analysis

  • 9.1. Introduction
  • 9.2. Transportation and Logistics
  • 9.3. Consumer Electronics
  • 9.4. Retail
  • 9.5. Automotive
  • 9.6. Healthcare
  • 9.7. Defense

10. Global Printed and Flexible Electronics - Geographic Analysis

  • 10.1. Introduction
  • 10.2. Americas
    • 10.2.1. North America
    • 10.2.2. Brazil
    • 10.2.3. Argentina
    • 10.2.4. Mexico
  • 10.3. Europe
    • 10.3.1. UK
    • 10.3.2. France
    • 10.3.3. Germany
  • 10.4. APAC
    • 10.4.1. China
    • 10.4.2. South Korea
    • 10.4.3. Japan
    • 10.4.4. Australia
  • 10.5. ROW

11. Market Entropy

  • 11.1. New Product Launches
  • 11.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships

12. Investment Opportunities - Analysis by Target companies/customers, Capital Investments, ROI, Payback Period and Source of Funds.

13. Company Reports (Overview, Financials, SWOT Analysis, Developments, Product Portfolio)

  • 13.1. 3M Corp
  • 13.2. PARC
  • 13.3. Printed Electronics Ltd
  • 13.4. Optomec
  • 13.5. Plastic Logic Ltd
  • 13.6. Printechnologics
  • 13.7. SCM Microsystems
  • 13.8. Identive Group
  • 13.9. Innovalight Inc
  • 13.10. Dupont
  • 13.11. Novacentrix
  • 13.12. Ntera Inc
  • 13.13. Conductive Inkjet Technology
  • 13.14. E Ink Holdings Inc
  • 13.15. Cambridge Display Technology Ltd
  • 13.16. CitalaLtd
  • 13.17. Holst Centre
  • 13.18. Infinite Technology Corridor
  • 13.19. MC10
  • 13.20. Powerfilm Inc
  • 13.21. Universal Display Corporation
  • 13.22. Versatilis

More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*

"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"

14. Appendix

  • 14.1. Abbreviations
  • 14.2. Sources
  • 14.3. Research Methodology
  • 14.4. Bibliography
  • 14.5. Compilation of Expert Insights
  • 14.6. Disclaimer
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