The Global Market for Printed, Flexible and Hybrid Electronics 2024-2034 covers the latest trends and growth opportunities in the flexible, printed, and hybrid electronics markets. Key technologies, players, applications, and market outlook are covered in detail. The publication provides detailed analysis on the evolution of these technologies and their disruptive potential across industries including consumer electronics, medical devices, automotive, smart packaging, textiles and more.
The report lists and profiles over 900 companies commercializing flexible display technologies, printed sensors, stretchable circuits, e-textiles, flexible batteries and supercapacitors. It analyzes manufacturing techniques including printed electronics, flexible hybrid electronics, in-mold electronics and roll-to-roll production enabling this new generation of electronics.
Also included are market drivers, SWOT analysis, global revenues forecasts until 2034, and in-depth segmentation by products, components, materials, and applications. Opportunities in wearables, healthcare sensors, flexible displays, structural electronics, printed photovoltaics, and smart product labelling are assessed.
Report contents include:
Executive summary covering the evolution of electronics, market drivers, wearable technology trends, and revenue forecasts
An overview of printed, flexible and hybrid electronics are, their benefits, and role in industries like healthcare, automotive, and consumer electronics.
Manufacturing methods analyzed include printed electronics, 3D electronics, analog printing, digital printing, flexible hybrid electronics, in-mold electronics, and roll-to-roll production. SWOT analysis is provided for each.
Materials and components assessed include conductive inks, printable semiconductors, flexible substrates, printed PCBs, thin film batteries, and energy harvesting solutions.
Applications covered include consumer electronics like wearables, hearables, and pet trackers; medical devices and healthcare; electronic textiles and smart apparel; energy storage and generation; flexible displays; automotive; smart buildings and packaging.
For each application, market drivers, trends, technologies, products, companies, and revenue forecasts are provided. SWOT analysis assesses challenges.
Lists and profiles of over 900 companies active in flexible, printed, and hybrid electronics. Companies profiled include BeFC, Brewer Science, C3 Nano, Canatu, CHASM, Dracula Technologies, DuPont, Electroninks, Elephantech, Epicore Biosystems, FlexEnable, GE Healthcare, Heraeus Epurio, Inkron Oy (Nagase), Inuru, LG Display, Liquid Wire, NovaCentrix, Optomec, Panasonic, PowerON, PragmatIC, PVNanoCell, SmartKem Ltd., Syenta, tacterion GmbH, Tactotek, Tracxon, Voltera, Xymox Technologies, Inc. and Ynvisible. . Company profiles include full contact details including relevant company contacts.
Global market revenue forecasts are provided for each end-use application and the industry overall, segmented by product type and region, from 2018 to 2034.
Figure 193. A mechanical glove, Robo-Glove, with pressure sensors and other sensors jointly developed by General Motors and NASA. 454
Figure 194. Power supply mechanisms for electronic textiles and wearables. 455
Figure 195. Micro-scale energy scavenging techniques. 459
Figure 196. Schematic illustration of the fabrication concept for textile-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) made by sewing textile electrodes onto cloth or paper. 461
Figure 197. 3D printed piezoelectric material. 463
Figure 198. Application of electronic textiles in AR/VR. 465
Figure 199. Global market for flexible, printed and hybrid E-textiles and smart apparel electronics, 2018-2034, millions of US dollars. 468
Figure 200. SWOT analysis for printed, flexible and hybrid electronics in energy. 474
Figure 201. Flexible batteries on the market. 476
Figure 202. ULTRALIFE thin film battery. 480
Figure 203. Examples of applications of thin film batteries. 483
Figure 204. Capacities and voltage windows of various cathode and anode materials. 484
Figure 205. Traditional lithium-ion battery (left), solid state battery (right). 485
Figure 206. Bulk type compared to thin film type SSB. 489
Figure 207. Ragone plots of diverse batteries and the commonly used electronics powered by flexible batteries. 492
Figure 208. Flexible, rechargeable battery. 494
Figure 209. Various architectures for flexible and stretchable electrochemical energy storage. 495
Figure 210. Types of flexible batteries. 497
Figure 211. Flexible label and printed paper battery. 498
Figure 212. Materials and design structures in flexible lithium ion batteries. 501
Figure 213. Flexible/stretchable LIBs with different structures. 504
Figure 214. Schematic of the structure of stretchable LIBs. 505
Figure 215. Electrochemical performance of materials in flexible LIBs. 506
Figure 216. a–c) Schematic illustration of coaxial (a), twisted (b), and stretchable (c) LIBs. 508
Figure 217. a) Schematic illustration of the fabrication of the superstretchy LIB based on an MWCNT/LMO composite fiber and an MWCNT/LTO composite fiber. b,c) Photograph (b) and the schematic illustration (c) of a stretchable fiber-shaped battery under stretching conditions. d) Schematic illustration of the spring-like stretchable LIB. e) SEM images of a fiberat different strains. f) Evolution of specific capacitance with strain. d–f) 510
Figure 218. Origami disposable battery. 511
Figure 219. Zn–MnO2 batteries produced by Brightvolt. 513
Figure 220. Charge storage mechanism of alkaline Zn-based batteries and zinc-ion batteries. 516
Figure 221. Zn–MnO2 batteries produced by Blue Spark. 517
Figure 222. Ag–Zn batteries produced by Imprint Energy. 518
Figure 223. Transparent batteries. 523
Figure 224. Degradable batteries. 525
Figure 225. Schematic of supercapacitors in wearables. 528
Figure 226. (A) Schematic overview of a flexible supercapacitor as compared to conventional supercapacitor. 529