Conductive Inks: Innovations for New Applications

Conductive inks underpin printed electronics. While flake-based silver inks are well established technology used in applications ranging from solar panels to pressure sensors, there is extensive innovation within the conductive ink space. These new approaches to printable conductive materials generally aim to solve one (or both) of the following problems:
  • Reducing the price of a printed circuit by either using less silver or replacing the silver with another material (typically copper).
  • Tailoring the properties of the conductive ink to meet the requirements of specific applications. Examples include stretchability for e-textiles or high frequency conductivity for EMI shielding.
With printed electronics gaining commercial traction across sectors ranging from heath/wellness/fitness monitoring to automotive interiors, there are growing opportunities for conductive ink manufacturers large and small to provide differentiated inks with the functionalities desired for each application area.
This webinar includes:
  • Discussion of the different types of conductive ink, particularly focussing on copper and particle-free inks.
  • Evaluation of ink requirements for emerging applications, especially those that require differentiated ink properties, including identification of technological gaps.
  • Examples of projects using conductive inks with distinctive properties.
  • Overview of forecast market trends for conductive inks.
More detailed information, including the full market forecasts, can be found in IDTechEx's extensive report on the topic: "Conductive Ink Market 2023-2033". Based on interviews with over 30 companies, the report assesses the market for each of 8 different conductive ink types across 15 different applications. Primary insight from interviews with individual players, ranging from established players to innovative start-ups, is included via over 30 detailed company profiles that include discussion of both technology and business model along with SWOT analysis. Additionally, the report includes analysis of conductive ink parameter space, based on a database of over 100 conductive inks that includes curing time, conductivity, and viscosity. Together with segmentation of suppliers by ink type, this should assist with gaining a comprehensive picture of the global conductive ink market.
Q&A Session
There will be a Q&A session at the end of this webinar, where Dr Dyson will answer a few questions that have been sent in.
Please send your questions to by Monday 9th January. Please note that there will not be time to answer all of the questions sent in.


Dr Matthew Dyson
Dr Matthew Dyson
Principal Technology Analyst