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The Global Market for Printable, Flexible, Stretchable and Organic Electronics to 2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

April 19, 2019 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 19, 2019--The “The Global Market for Printable, Flexible, Stretchable and Organic Electronics to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Potential applications for the printed, flexible and stretchable and organic electronics industry 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. These systems must also 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.


Based on a new generation of advanced materials, printed, flexible & stretchable and organic sensors and electronics enable new possibilities in a diverse range of industries from healthcare to automotive to buildings. These technologies will drive innovation in smart medical technology, automotive, smart manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT) and consumer electronics.

The development of printed, flexible & stretchable wearable electronic devices that maintain a high level of performance is a major electronics industry and research driver. Recent advances in stimuli-responsive surfaces and interfaces, sensors and actuators, flexible electronics, nanocoatings and conductive nanomaterials has led to the development of a new generation of smart and adaptive electronic fibers, 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. This year we have also seen the commercial launch of foldable OLED smartphones from Samsung and Huawei.

In the flexible displays market, numerous consumer electronics are bringing flexible display products to the market in 2019 in smartphones, advertising and other wearables . The automotive industry is also heavily involved in product development for flexible displays.


Wearable and mobile health monitoring technologies have recently received enormous interest worldwide due to the rapidly aging 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.

Advancements over the last few years in electronics have led to the development of electronic (E-textiles) or smart textiles. 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.

There is huge global interest in incorporating electronic functions into clothing and wearable devices for applications such as wearable sensing, healthcare, soft robotics and human computer interfaces. These areas will greatly benefit from developing electrical interconnects, sensors, transistors and circuits, lighting elements and power sources that are fully stretchable and conformable.

Electronics and power sources electronics which are not only flexible but also conformable and deformable offer the advantages of conventional devices while ideally maintaining excellent electrical properties under strain. They can stretched like a rubber band and twisted like a rope without any significant reduction in performance.

Their development is key to the realization of wearables as they can deform along with soft interfaces such as:

  • Textiles.
  • Skin.
  • Tissue.
  • Moving components in devices and robots.

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.

Report contents include:

  • Current and developmental printed, flexible & stretchable and organic electronics products.
  • Advanced materials used in printable, flexible & stretchable and organic electronics and sensors.
  • Stage of commercialization for applications, from basic research to market entry. Markets covered include conductive inks, wearables and IoT, medical & healthcare sensors, electronic clothing & smart apparel, energy harvesting & storage, electronics components and flexible displays.
  • Market drivers and trends.
  • Profiles of over 350 producers and product developers.
  • Global market revenues and forecasts 2015-2030.

Market analysis:

  • Conductive inks
  • Wearables and IoT
  • Medical & healthcare sensors
  • RFID and NFC Devices
  • Flexible thin film transistors
  • Antennas and Microwave Devices
  • Electronic clothing & smart apparel
  • Energy harvesting & storage
  • Electronics components and flexible displays
  • Flexible photovoltaics
  • Flexible sensors, actuators and transducers
  • OLED lighting.

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 The evolution of electronics

1.2 Printable, flexible, stretchable and organic electronics

1.3 Wearable electronics

1.4 Growth in flexible and stretchable electronics market

1.5 Global market size to 2030



3.1 Market drivers.

3.2 Conductive ink types

3.3 Printing methods

3.4 Sintering

3.5 Conductive Filaments

3.6 Conductive films, foils and grids

3.7 Inkjet printing In flexible electronics

3.8 Applications

3.9 Global market size

3.10 Company profiles


4.1 Market drivers

4.2 Applications

4.3 Current state of the art

4.4 Advanced materials solutions

4.5 Printable, flexible, stretchable and organic health monitors

4.6 Point of care testing systems

4.7 Standalone IoT

4.8 Smartphone integrated

4.9 Implantable devices

4.10 Patch-type skin sensors

4.11 Skin temperature monitoring

4.12 Hydration sensors

4.13 Wearable sweat sensors

4.14 UV patches

4.15 Smart footwear

4.16 Smart medical socks

4.17 Global market size

4.18 Company profiles)


5.1 Market drivers

5.2 Applications

5.3 Conductive yarns

5.4 Conductive nanofibers

5.5 Conductive coatings

5.6 Smart helmets

5.7 Solar energy harvesting textiles

5.8 Smart socks

5.9 Military

5.10 Wearable heaters

5.11 Global market size

5.12 Recent research

5.13 Company profiles


6.1 Market drivers

6.2 Applications

6.3 Printed batteries

6.4 Flexible and stretchable batteries

6.5 Flexible and stretchable supercapacitors

6.6 Company profiles


7.1 Market drivers

7.2 Current state of the art

7.3 Applications

7.4 Printed Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

7.5 Thin film photovoltaics

7.6 Amorphous silicon solar cells

7.7 Cadmium telluride (CdTe)

7.8 Copper gallium indium diselenide (CIGS)

7.9 Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)

7.10 Organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells

7.11 Energy harvesting

7.12 Solar windows

7.13 Market challenges for printed, flexible, stretchable and organic photovoltaics

7.14 Global market size

7.15 Company profiles


8.1 Market drivers

8.2 Current state of the art

8.3 Applications

8.4 Market challenges for printed, flexible, stretchable and organic lighting

8.5 Global market size

8.6 Recent research

8.7 Company profiles


9.1 Market drivers

9.2 Applications

9.3 Flexible biosensors

9.4 Biological fluid-based sensors

9.5 Graphene

9.6 Electroactive polymers (EAPs)

9.7 Physiological Sensors

9.8 Pressure and strain sensors

9.9 Gas sensors

9.10 Flexible image sensors

9.11 Disposable sensors

9.12 Large area flexible image sensors

9.13 Global market size

9.14 Recent research

9.15 Company profiles


10.1 Market drivers

10.2 Applications

10.3 Flexible displays

10.4 Recent developments in foldable OLEDs

10.5 Flexible LCDs

10.6 Flexible OLEDs (FOLED)

10.7 Flexible AMOLED

10.8 Flexible electrophoretic displays

10.9 Transparent conductive films

10.10 Automotive displays

10.11 Electro Wetting Display technology

10.12 Smart windows

10.13 Global market size

10.14 Company profiles


11.1 Market drivers

11.2 Applications

11.3 Circuit boards and interconnects

11.4 Printable, flexible, stretchable and organic transistors

11.5 Organic semiconducting materials

11.6 Flexible logic devices

11.7 Smart windows

11.8 Global market size

11.9 Company profiles


12.1 Carbon nanotubes

12.2 Conductive polymers (CP)

12.3 Graphene

12.4 Metal mesh

12.5 Silver ink (Flake, nanoparticles, nanowires, ion)

12.6 Copper ink

12.7 Nanocellulose

12.8 Nanofibers

12.9 Quantum dots

12.10 Graphene and carbon quantum dots

12.11 Other types

12.12 Other 2-D Materials


Companies Mentioned

  • 24M
  • BITalino systems
  • BeBop Sensors
  • C2Sense
  • Enfucell
  • GraphWear
  • Huawei
  • L’Oreal
  • LG Chem
  • LG Innotek
  • NEXT Biometrics
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung
  • Sensoria
  • StretchSense

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