Conductive Ink Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Market is segmented by Type (Silver-based, Copper-based, Graphene-based, Carbon Nanotubes, Dielectric, Conductive Polymers, and Other Types), Application (Photovoltaics, Logic and Memory, Sensors, Touchscreens and Displays, Conductive Pastes, Printed Circuit Boards, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4 %
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Market Overview

The market for conductive ink is expected to register a CAGR of more than 4% globally during the forecast period. The growing installation of solar panels and the increasing production of smart and miniaturized electronics have been driving the market studied. On the flip side, the requirement of high-end technologies has been hindering the growth of the market studied.

  • The photovoltaics segment dominated the market and is expected to grow during the forecast period.
  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the market across the world, with the largest consumption coming from countries, such as China, India, and Japan.

Scope of the Report

The conductive ink market report includes:

Carbon Nanotubes
Conductive Polymers
Other Types
Logic and Memory
Touchscreens and Displays
Conductive Pastes
Printed Circuit Boards
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from Photovoltaic Segment

  • Conductive ink, owing to its high conductivity, low sheet resistivity, excellent adhesion to indium tin oxide and cadmium tin oxide, superior printing resolution, and its low curing temperature, has been widely used in solar cell panels.
  • Moreover, the solar (photovoltaic) industry has been facing significant pressures to both reduce raw materials costs and increase production efficiency, in order to compete with traditional grid power systems. In such a scenario, the usage of conductive inks acts as a viable solution to the industry.
  • Globally, the photovoltaic (PV) industry has been increasing at a steady pace, with China leading the global PV market, in terms of capacity additions through the current and future years.
  • According to the International Energy Agency, total global solar PV capacity additions were 97 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, accounting for around half of total net renewable capacity growth. Capacity additions further grew through 2019 in the global market.
  • Moreover, over 14O GW of global solar capacity is expected to be added in 2020 globally.
  • Overall, all such factors are expected to drive the market for conductive ink in photovoltaic application through the years to come.
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Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region, owing to countries, such as China, India, and Japan, has emerged as the leading consumer of conductive inks in the global market.
  • China leads the photovoltaic capacity additions in both the Asia-Pacific and the global market. It is expected that most of the capacity addition through the coming years is to come from China, India, and other Asia-Pacific countries. Additionally, China leads almost the entire value chain of the electronics production market globally and is also significantly investing in finding new ways to rapidly develop miniaturization of electronics products.
  • In 2019, the total installed solar PV capacity was 30.1 GW which was significantly lower than the total installation in 2018. In 2020, the estimated solar PV additions are forecast to be about 40 GW.
  • India is all set to cross the 100 GW renewable energy capacity mark (of which a significant portion accounts to solar energy) by 2020 and has been trying to make rapid strides towards the ambitious 175 GW clean energy target by 2022. In India, the production of electronics is limited when compared to the global market; however, the country is among the fastest growing market for electronics parts globally.
  • Overall, such factors are expected to drive the market for conductive ink in Asia-Pacific region through the years to come.
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Competitive Landscape

The global conductive ink market is partially consolidated in nature, with a few major players occupying a significant position in the global market. Some of the major companies operating in the market are Sun Chemical, Vorbeck Materials, DuPont, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, and Heraeus Holding, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Installation of Solar Panels

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Production of Smart and Miniaturized Electronics

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Requirement of High-end Technologies

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Silver-based

      2. 5.1.2 Copper-based

      3. 5.1.3 Graphene-based

      4. 5.1.4 Carbon Nanotubes

      5. 5.1.5 Dielectric

      6. 5.1.6 Conductive Polymers

      7. 5.1.7 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Photovoltaics

      2. 5.2.2 Logic and Memory

      3. 5.2.3 Sensors

      4. 5.2.4 Touchscreens and Displays

      5. 5.2.5 Conductive Pastes

      6. 5.2.6 Printed Circuit Boards

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Ad-Nano Technologies Private Limited

      2. 6.4.2 Applied Ink Solutions c/o Kayaku Advanced Materials Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Bare Conductive

      4. 6.4.4 Creative Materials Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Daicel Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 DuPont

      7. 6.4.7 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

      8. 6.4.8 Heraeus Holding

      9. 6.4.9 InkTec Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Johnson Matthey

      11. 6.4.11 Poly-ink

      12. 6.4.12 Sun Chemical

      13. 6.4.13 Vorbeck Materials

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Investment in Nanomaterials

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Conductive Ink Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Conductive Ink Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Sun Chemical , Vorbeck Materials , DuPont , Henkel AG & Co. KGaA , Heraeus Holding are the major companies operating in Conductive Ink Market.

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