The “The Global Market for Printed, Flexible and Stretchable Electronics 2020-2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Potential applications for the printed, flexible and stretchable electronics market appear endless. The rapid boom in smart wearable and integrated electronic devices has stimulated demand for advanced intelligent systems with high performance, micro size, mechanical flexibility, and high-temperature stability for application as flexible and stretchable displays, personal health monitoring, human motion capturing, smart textiles, electronic skins and more. The key requirement for these applications is flexibility and stretchability, as these devices are subject to various mechanical deformations including twisting, bending, folding, and stretching during operation.

The development of printed, flexible and stretchable conductors over the last decade has resulted in the commercialization of flexible and stretchable sensors, circuits, displays, and energy harvesters for next-generation wearables and soft robotics. These systems must be able to conform to the shape of and survive the environment in which they must operate. They are typically fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or are printed/woven into fabrics.

The electronics industry is moving at a fast pace from standard, inflexible form factors to stretchable and conformable devices. Printed, flexible and stretchable electronics products are increasing weekly from wearables for healthcare to smart packaging, sensors, automotive taillights and displays, flexible displays, photovoltaics and more.

Recent advances in stimuli-responsive surfaces and interfaces, sensors and actuators, flexible electronics, nanocoatings and conductive nanomaterials have led to the development of a new generation of smart and adaptive electronic fibres, yarns and fabrics for application in E-textiles. Wearable low-power silicon electronics, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) fabricated on fabrics, textiles with integrated Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and electronic devices such as smart glasses, watches and lenses have been widely investigated and commercialized. Smart textiles and garments can sense environmental stimuli and react or adapt in a predetermined way. This involves either embedding or integrating sensors/actuators ad electronic components into textiles for use in applications such as medical diagnostics and health monitoring, consumer electronics, safety instruments and automotive textiles.

Wearable and mobile health monitoring technologies have recently received enormous interest worldwide due to the rapidly ageing global populations and the drastically increasing demand for in-home healthcare. Commercially available and near commercial wearable devices facilitate the transmission of biomedical informatics and personal health recording. Body-worn sensors, which can provide real-time continuous measurement of pertinent physiological parameters noninvasively and comfortably for extended periods of time, are of crucial importance for emerging applications of mobile medicine. Wearable sensors that can wirelessly provide pertinent health information while remaining unobtrusive, comfortable, low cost, and easy to operate and interpret, play an essential role.

Battery and electronics producers require thin, flexible energy storage and conversion devices to power their wearable technology. The growth in flexible electronics has resulted in increased demand for flexible, stretchable, bendable, rollable and foldable batteries and supercapacitors as power sources for application in flexible and wearable devices.

Many major companies have integrated conductive and electronic ink and materials in applications ranging from photovoltaics to smart packaging. There are over 100 companies with products in this space for RFID, smart clothing, sensors, antennas and transistors. As well as advancing product security and consumer interaction, the use of smart inks and coatings in active and intelligent packaging can help reduce food waste and improve medical compliance-which would have significant environmental benefits.

Report contents include:

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

1.1 The evolution of electronics

1.1.1 The wearables revolution

1.1.2 Flexible, thin, and large-area form factors

1.2 What are flexible and stretchable electronics?

1.2.1 From rigid to flexible and stretchable

1.2.2 Organic and printed electronics

1.2.3 New conductive materials

1.2.4 Stretchable conductors

1.3 Growth in flexible and stretchable electronics market

1.3.1 Recent growth in Printed, flexible and stretchable products

1.3.2 Future growth

1.3.3 Nanotechnology as a market driver

1.3.4 Growth in remote health monitoring and diagnostics

1.4 Products

2 Research Methodology

3 Printed, Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Materials and Composites

3.1 Carbon Nanotubes

3.2 Conductive Polymers (CP)

3.3 Graphene

3.4 Metal Mesh

3.5 Silver Ink (Flake, nanoparticles, nanowires, ion)

3.6 Copper Ink

3.7 Nanocellulose

3.8 Nanofibers

3.9 Quantum Dots

3.10 Graphene and Carbon Quantum Dots

3.11 Electroactive Polymers (EAPs)

3.12 Perovskite Quantum Dots (PQDs)

3.13 Other Types

3.14 Other 2-D Materials

4 Printed, Flexible and Stretchable Conductive Inks

5 Wearable Electronics and IoT

6 Medical and Healthcare Sensors and Wearables

7 Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles)

8 Printed, Flexible and Stretchable Energy Storage and Harvesting

9 Printed, Flexible and Stretchable Displays and Electronic Components

Companies Mentioned

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