2013-12-13 11:30:21 - By Materials (Substrate, Inks), Technology (Inkjet, Screen, Flexo, Gravure), Application (Sensors, Displays, Batteries, RFID, Lighting, PV, Medical), and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, ROW)
The functional printing technology is advancing from research and development into production and is penetrating many applications like sensors, batteries, RFID, photovoltaic, flexible display, and so on. The production of silicon based components using conventional fabrication methods is found to be costly and faces environmental issues. These issues have pushed the demand for low cost and environmentally sustainable techniques, thus, stimulating the emergence of other manufacturing techniques like printing technologies. The major printing technologies used for functional printing are inkjet, screen, gravure, and flexography.
The choice of printing technology is made by giving due consideration to the properties of the substrates, thickness of film, ink properties, and the cost. Currently, few of the manufacturers have started using new printing technologies, like
additive manufacturing processes, to print electronic parts and components on rigid or flexible substrates. Additive manufacturing for production provides great benefits like freedom in design, cost, and high material utilization for the entire production value chain. Other than the conventional methods, even new printing processes are being developed, including micro-contact printing and nano-imprint lithography.
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The major barrier inhibiting the growth of the market, currently, is the reliability of the end products (printed electronics), and it is expected that this issue will be overcome by the advancement in the functional printing technology. In addition to this, the market is opposed to the issue of complexity during the manufacturing processes, which require a high level of accuracy for the desired output.
Scope of the report
The report presents the detailed analysis of the markets for the functional printing; such as materials, technology, and coating; and, also, includes detailed analysis of application segments and geographical split across the globe.
On the basis of materials
The market is segmented into two categories, namely: substrates and inks. Substrates are again segmented into glass, paper, and plastics; and inks are classified into conductive inks, dielectric ink, graphene inks, and others.
On the basis of technology
The functional printing technology market is segmented into inkjet printing, screen printing, gravure printing, flexography, and others.
On the basis of coating
The functional printing coating market is segmented into two types, namely: conductive coating and conformal coating.
On the basis of applications
The functional printing application market is divided into sensor, batteries, displays, RFID tags, Lighting, photovoltaic, and so on.
On the basis of geography
* North America
Each section provides market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, key players, and the competitive outlook. It also provides the market tables for covering the sub-segments and micro-markets.
The major companies in the functional printing market, profiled in this report, are Avery Dennison Corporation (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Blue Spark Technologies (U.S.), DuraTech Industries Inc (U.S.), E Ink Holdings, Inc (Taiwan), Eastman Kodak Company (U.S.), EnfucellOy (Finland), ESMA (Belgium), GSI Technologies LLC (U.S.),ISORG (France),KovioInc (U.S.), Mark Andy Inc(U.S.),Nano Solar Inc (U.S.), Novaled AG (Germany), Optomec Inc (U.S.), Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated(PARC) (U.S.), Toppan Forms Co. Ltd (U.S.), Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co Ltd (U.S.), Trident Industrial Inkjet (U.S.), Vorbeck Materials(U.S.), Xaar PLC (U.K.), and Xennia (U.K.).
Partial Table of Contents:
1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.3 MARKETS COVERED
1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
1.5.1 MARKET SIZE
1.5.2 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
1.5.3 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
1.5.4 ASSUMPTIONS MADE FOR THIS REPORT
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3 COVER STORY - INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND SALES, TRIDENT-ITW
4 MARKET OVERVIEW
4.2 MARKET DEFINITION & SEGMENTATION
4.3 HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF FUNCTIONAL PRINTING
4.4 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
4.5 MARKET DYNAMICS
18.104.22.168 Low Manufacturing Cost, Wide Range of Substrates and High Speed Manufacturing
22.214.171.124 Simplified Additive Manufacturing to Print Fine Features and Structures onto all Substrates
126.96.36.199 Roll-to-Roll Printing for Large Area Processing, which Offers Significant Cost Advantage in Fabrication
188.8.131.52 Functional Printing has the Potential to Reduce Environmental Impact, Energy Consumption, and Material Wastage
184.108.40.206 Push Towards Thin and Flexible form Factors in Electronics are Expected to Facilitate New Kind of Devices that can be Folded or Rolled
220.127.116.11 Challenges to the Electrically Functional Inks is Limiting the Growth of the Global Printed Electronics Market
18.104.22.168 Existing Technologies are not Designed for Printed Electronics, they are just being Modified
22.214.171.124 Emergence of New Functionalities, Applications; and Integration into Multiple Products
126.96.36.199 Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, another Game Changing Trend that can Scale into many Functional Printing Applications.
4.5.4 BURNING ISSUES
188.8.131.52 The Manufacturing Processes are Complex and Require High Level of Accuracy to get a Desired Output
4.5.5 WINNING IMPERATIVE
184.108.40.206 The Convergence of Several Industries and Vertical Sectors Expand the Potential of Functional Printing and will Help Leverage Untapped Markets
4.6 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES MODEL - FUNCTIONAL PRINTING MARKET
4.6.1 DEGREE OF COMPETITION
4.6.2 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
4.6.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
4.6.4 THREAT FROM SUBSTITUTES
4.6.5 THREAT FROM NEW ENTRANTS
5 FUNCTIONAL PRINTING MARKET BY MATERIALS
220.127.116.11 Polyethylene Naphthalene (PEN)
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