Printed Electronics Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Technology (Inkjet, Flexographic, Screen, Gravure, Others), By Material (Substrates, Inks), By Application (Industrial Applications, Displays, Lighting, Sensors, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610236
  • Pages : 136

The global printed electronics market was evaluated at US$9.469 billion for 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.39% to reach a market size of US$25.791 billion by 2027.

Printed electronics is a printing method used to create electronic devices by printing on a variety of substrates. Printing uses common printing equipment suitable for defining patterns on material, such as screen printing, flexography, gravure, offset lithography, and inkjet. Printed electronics were related to organic or plastic electronics that use one or more inks made of carbon-based compounds. Electronic printing has evolved over time like inkjet printers are capable of printing electrical circuits quickly and at less cost.

Increased applications of printed electronics

Printed electronics have a lot of applications due to advancing technology like flexible screens, interactive books and posters, intelligent labels and packaging, and upholstery. Printing Electronics has made it easy to make electric components lightweight, cost-effective, and use flexible materials in conventional circuits. Printed electronics are used in applications like displays, industrial applications including RFID, batteries, packaging and consumer applications, sensors, and lighting. The cost advantage in the fabrication of roll-to-roll printing, and flexible printed electronics is a major factor propelling the growth of the printed electronics market. Printed electronics have helped in reducing environmental impact, energy consumption, and material wastage.

Gravure printing is to grow substantially

The printed electronics market is segmented by technology such as Inkjet Printing, Flexographic Printing, Screen Printing, Gravure Printing, and others. Screen printing is best for fabricating electrics and electronics due to its ability to produce patterned, thick layers from paste-like materials. Screen printing has numerous advantages over other printing technologies, such as durability, versatility, speed, and affordability. These advantages enhance the adoption of screen-printing technology by industries. Gravure printing is applied to transform paper into a viable substrate for printing electronics. Printing of high-performance electronic devices onto paper is limited by the large surface roughness and ink absorption of paper. Gravure printing has overcome this by providing a local smoothing layer and printing organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs). That demonstrates performance on par with the device on a plastic substrate.

Sensors expected to hold a notable market share

Segmentation on the basis of the application is for Industrial Applications, Displays, Lighting, Sensors, and others. The demand for thin and highly efficient displays required in different applications has increased the growth of the OLED and LED displays segment. Advancing technology in printed electronics is developing OLED displays and making them thinner, rollable, and more efficient than OLED displays developed using traditional methods.  The growing sensor market, owing to recent advances in technology and a decline in the cost of smartphones, diagnostic devices, and others, is expected to boost the sensor segment of the printed electronics market in the years ahead.

The Asia Pacific to dominate the global printed electronics market

Regionally, the printed electronics market is classified into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The report also analyses major countries across these regions with a complete analysis and forecast, along with prevailing market trends and opportunities that each of these countries presents for the manufacturers. Asia Pacific region is to witness the fastest growth in the printed electronics market due to the massive production of electronic components, amplified investments in research and development, and fast-emerging economies like India and China. Factors like rapid industrialization and supportive government regulations such as FDI, and trade agreements will significantly contribute to the printed electronics market’s growth over the forecast period.

Market Developments

  • In October 2021, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America, through its Electronic Materials Division, will offer BEYOLEX, a revolutionary thermoset stretchable film for printed electronics.
  • In 2021, Elemaster collaborated with FLEEPtech, a market leader in printed and flexible electronics, to create a hardware platform to produce printed integrated systems containing printed intelligence based on a completely printed complementary OTFT core. Both businesses developed conductive inks that were produced on totally recyclable plastic substrates.
  • In April 2021, Greiner Assistec collaborated on a development initiative alongside Accensors, an innoME GmbH technology company focusing in film sensing devices, to create printed sensor systems. This strategic alliance aims to provide future clients with the option of purchasing thermoformed plastic components with printed sensing devices, among other alternatives.

Product Offerings

  • In terms of substrate compatibility, DuPont's comprehensive thick film product portfolio offers maximum design flexibility, ranging from low-temperature curable pastes appropriate for polyethylene, PET substrates, polypropylene, and PVC to high-performance pastes capable of performing at temperatures as high as 250°C on high-temperature flexible substrates such as DuPont Kapton polyimide films and PEN.
  • Molex Printed Electronic inks provide a variety of characteristics that have a major influence on product production and performance costs. Molex uses its experience and industry connections to incorporate, identify, and process a broad range of functional inks as components of its comprehensive PE inks solutions.

Printed Electronics Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$9.469 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$25.791 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 15.39% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Technology, Material, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered BASE SE, TEKRA, LLC, Nissha GSI Technologies, PARC, a Xerox Company, Novacentrix, DuPont, Molex, Ynvisible Interactive Inc, Printed Electronics Limited, Jabil Inc.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Technology
    • Inkjet Printing
    • Flexographic Printing
    • Screen Printing
    • Gravure Printing
    • Others
  • By Material
    • Substrates
    • Inks
  • By Application
    • Industrial Applications
    • Displays
    • Lighting
    • Sensors
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global printed electronics market is projected to reach a market size of US$25.791 billion by 2027.
Printed Electronics Market was valued at US$9.469 billion in 2020.
The printed electronics market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.39% during the forecast period.
The Asia Pacific dominates the global printed electronics market due to the massive production of electronic components, amplified investments in research and development, and fast-emerging economies like India and China.
The cost advantage in the fabrication of roll-to-roll printing and flexible printed electronics is a major factor propelling the printed electronics market growth.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Inkjet Printing

5.3. Flexographic Printing

5.4. Screen Printing

5.5. Gravure Printing

5.6. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Substrates

6.3. Inks



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Industrial Applications

7.3. Displays

7.4. Lighting

7.5. Sensors

7.6. Others



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. United Arab Emirates

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Taiwan

8.6.8. Others



9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



10.1. BASE SE

10.2. TEKRA, LLC

10.3. Nissha GSI Technologies

10.4. PARC, a Xerox Company

10.5. Novacentrix

10.6. DuPont

10.7. Molex

10.8. Ynvisible Interactive Inc

10.9. Printed Electronics Limited

10.10. Jabil Inc.



Nissha GSI Technologies

PARC, a Xerox Company




Ynvisible Interactive Inc

Printed Electronics Limited

Jabil Inc.