Conductive inks: recent and emerging market trends

By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

The conductive ink industry has had a successful year largely thanks to China-fuelled rapid growth in the photovoltaic industry, which surpassed even the most optimistic projections. This rising tide lifted the entire industry up, papering over weaknesses and turning last year into a success for many regardless of their market share standings. This boom, however, did not mask the real risk of overreliance on the irreplaceable PV market. Indeed, the industry cannot afford to become complacent and must seek to exploit the wonderful adaptability of conductive ink technology to develop tailored solutions for diverse new applications.

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