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Brand Enhancement by Electronics in Packaging 2012-2022

The impending surge in e-packaging

Brand new for January 2012

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IDTechEx's new report "Brand Enhancement by Electronics in Packaging 2012-022" reveals the global demand for electronic smart packaging devices is currently at a tipping point and will grow rapidly from $0.03 billion in 2012 to $1.7 billion in 2022. The electronic packaging (e-packaging) market will remain primarily in consumer packaged goods CPG reaching 35 billion units that have electronic functionality in 2022.
E-packaging addresses the need for brands to reconnect with the customer or face oblivion from copying. That even applies to retailer own brands. It addresses the ageing population's consequent need for disposable medical testers and drug delivery devices. Electronic packaging addresses the fact that one third of us have difficulty reading ever smaller instructions.
The E-Packaging Market in 2022 - total market value $1.7Bn
  • Winking & decal refers to labels that wink an image on and off and reprogrammable decoration on mobile phones etc
  • Scrolling and page turn refers to text and graphics accessed by scrolling or page turning
  • Audio and timer refers to voice, music or alert sounds including those produced by timers or sensors
  • Status refers to visible indication of status as with the tester on a battery case and an indication of how much is left in an aerosol can.
Source: IDTechEx report "Brand Enhancement by Electronics in Packaging 2012-2022"
Electronics is already used in packaging from winking rum bottles and talking pizza boxes to aerosols that emit electrically charged insecticide that chases the bug. We even have medication that records how much is taken and when and prompts the user. Reprogrammable phone decoration has arrived. But that is just a warm up. The key enabling technology - printed electronics - is about to reduce costs by 99%. Consequently, many leading brand owners have recently put multidisciplinary teams onto the adoption of the new paper thin electronics on their high volume packaging. It will provide a host of consumer benefits and make competition look very tired indeed. This is mainly about modern merchandising - progressing way beyond static print - and dramatically better consumer propositions.
Total market for e-packaging devices 2012-2022 total value (billions)
Main Drivers of the Rapid Growth
The rapid growth will be driven by trials now being carried out by leading CPG companies and the rapid technical developments emanating for over 3000 organisations, half of them academic, that are currently working on printed and potentially printed electronics.
The six main factors driving the rapid growth of electronic smart packaging are:
  • Ageing population
  • Consumers are more demanding
  • Consumers are more wealthy
  • Changing lifestyles
  • Tougher legislation
  • And concern about crime and the new terrorism.
There will also be growth from existing applications such as talking pizza boxes, winking logos on multipacks of biscuits and bottles of rum, compliance monitoring blisterpacks in drug trials, prompting plastic bottles of drugs that prompt the user, testers on batteries and reprogrammable decoration on mobile phones. However, IDTechEx's projected adoption only represents a few percent of CPG packages being fitted with these devices in 2022.
All of these trends, including detailed ten year forecasts, are covered in the IDTechEx report "Brand Enhancement by Electronics in Packaging 2012-2022" The report reveals many ways in which brands can create a sharp increase in market share, customer satisfaction and profitability. To gain very high volume, and therefore lowest costs, by selling across all industries, basic hardware platforms such as the very low cost talking label must be developed. These are discussed. There are over 250 pages and a large number of original figures and tables - over 150. These detail market forecasts, statistics for associated industries, pros and cons, technology choices and lessons of success and failure - a lucid, compact analysis for the busy executive. There is much for both non-technical and technical readers.
Who should buy this report?
The report is vital for those operating in the following roles:
  • Chief Executives
  • Brand Managers
  • Marketing and Business Planning Managers
  • Packaging Executives
  • Creative brand-facing media staff in fast moving consumer goods companies
It is also meant for organisations supplying, buying and using healthcare disposables. The report is important for printers, packaging converters, label makers, electronics companies and those supplying electronic inks, paper and film. It will inspire those interested in the technology, marketing, investment, legal, regulatory, environmental and other issues. There are over 40 profiles of developers and suppliers of this "e-packaging" technology.
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Table of Contents
1.1.Dependent elderly as percentage of total population
1.1.Potential use of packages in exploiting and mimicking human senses.
1.1.Types of packaging
1.1.1.Demographic timebomb
1.2.Objectives of the EC Sustainpack project
1.2.Why progress is now much faster
1.2.1.Using the nine human senses
1.2.2.AstraZeneca Diprivan chipless RFID
1.3.Paper food package with printed touch sensor and animated display with sound playback produced under the Sustainpack project.
1.3.Why basic hardware platforms are essential
1.3.1.Argument for printing standard circuits
1.3.2.Touch and hearing
1.4.Diprivan® TCI tag construction
1.4.Why e-packaging has been slow to appear
1.4.1.Inadequate market research
1.4.2.Lack of market pull
1.4.3.Wrong priorities by developers - engineering led design
1.4.4.Inadequate cost reduction
1.4.5.Odd inventions not economy of scale/hardware platforms
1.4.6.Failure to solve technical problems
1.4.7.Legal constraints
1.5.Tagged syringe and Diprifusor™
1.6.Learning from experience with the silicon chip
1.7.How printed standard platforms will progress
1.8.Progress towards labels with many components printed on top of each other to provide multiple functionality such as the detergent that has sound and a winking logo.
1.9.Interactive paper
1.10.Touch-sensor pads and wiring printed in interactive paper
1.11.Experimental set up and demonstration
1.12.Pressure sensitive film used in smart blisterpack by Plastic Electronic
1.13.Some successes with packaging electronics that does not employ transistors
1.14.Fully printed passive RFID, HurraFussball card bottom right
1.15.Talking/ recording circuit as used in pizza boxes and gift cards, including Hallmark
1.16.Talking circuit as used in pizza boxes and gift cards
1.17.Hybrid devices used in packages, where the use of non-printing processes, silicon chips and some conventional components limits their success due to price, weight and size.
1.18.Remotely powered displays that could be used in packaging but a fully printed construction for the power supply not just the display is desirable for high volume use
1.19.Box of cereal with moving colour displays as envisaged in "Minority Report"
2.1.CDT arguments for printed OLEDs
2.2.Interactive shelf-package concept
2.2.Security and reducing crime
2.3.Uniqueness/ product differentiation
2.3.Concept of a disposable pack that can project a moving colour image onto a wall.
2.4.Speaking pot noodle that detects the hot water being applied and then monitors temperature or time.
2.5.Leveraging the brand with extra functions, brand enhancement
2.5.Toppan Forms smart shop
2.6.Concept of a valuable packaging tearoff.
2.6.Merchandising and increasing sales
2.6.2.Attracting attention
2.8.Error Prevention
2.9.Environmental aspects of disposal
2.10.Environmental quality control within the package
2.11.Quality Assurance
2.12.Consumer feedback
2.13.Removing tedious procedures
2.14.Cost reduction, efficiency and automated data collection
3.1.New printed electronics products from Toppan Forms
3.1.Card with no battery, the image being illuminated by RF power from an RFID reader
3.2.Flashing flexible OLED display at point of purchase POP
3.2.Solar bags
3.3.Smart substrates
3.3.Light emitting business card with images that light up sequentially
3.4.Solar powered photo stand
3.4.Transparent and invisible electronics
3.5.Tightly rollable electronics
3.5.Flat sheet type of charger that is flexible
3.5.1.Fault tolerant electronics
3.6.OLED posters powered by flexible photovoltaics
3.6.Stretchable and morphing electronics
3.7.Edible electronics
3.7.Light emitting display with audio all powered by ambient light
3.8.Poster with electrophoretic display counting down to the arrival date of Beaujolais Nouveau.
3.8.Electronics as art
3.9.Origami electronics
3.9.Poster combining flashing LED with Toppan Forms Audio PaperTM sound
3.10.Battery charging brief case with organic flexible photovoltaic panel
3.10.The package becomes the delivery mechanism
3.11.Electronic release, dispensing and consumer information
3.11.Neuber's solar bag
3.12.Lamborghini solar bag
3.13.Mascotte DSSC solar bag
3.14.Odersun solar bag
3.15.Transparent electronics - a new packaging paradigm
3.16.Stretchable electronics developed at Cambridge University UK
3.17.Stretchable mesh of transistors connected by elastic conductors that were made at the University of Tokyo.
3.18.Reshaped electronics developed at Cambridge University UK.
3.19.Origami electronics
3.20.eFlow nebuliser as used by AstraZeneca - a candidate for cost reduction to the point where it is disposable and comes with the drug inside.
4.1.Ink in Motion
4.1.Winking image label
4.2.Talking label
4.2.Voice recording gift tag by Talking Tags
4.3.Concept of a drug container that prompts
4.3.Recording talking label
4.4.Scrolling text label
4.4.Concept of a voice recording gift pack.
4.5.Manually activated disposable paper timer for packaging
4.6.Self adjusting use by date
4.6.Concept of an electronic package that has a blinking display and various safety sensors.
4.7.Concept of packaging preventing a health risk
4.7.Other sensing electronics
4.8.Moving color picture label
4.8.Electronic printed pain relief patch electronically delivering painkiller
4.9.Drug and cosmetic delivery system
4.10.Ultra low cost printed RFID/EAS label
5.1.Examples of electronic devices coming down market with packaging a next possibility
5.1.Coming down market
5.2.T-Ink and all the senses
6.1.Scrolling display on Kent cigarettes
6.1.Examples of e-packaging and related uses with human interface
6.1.Bioett first customers
6.1.1.Printed electronics magazine cover - Blue Spark, NTERA, CalPoly, SiCal, Canvas and Ricoh
6.1.2.Printed electronic greeting cards - Tigerprint, Nano ePrint, and Novalia
6.1.3.Cigarettes scrolling display - Kent
6.1.4.Talking pill compliance kit - MeadWestvaco
6.1.5.Monochrome reprogrammable phone decoration - Hitachi
6.1.6.Color reprogrammable phone decoration - Hewlett Packard and Kent Display
6.1.7.Rum winking segments - Coyopa
6.1.8.Talking pizza boxes - National Football League and Mangia Media
6.1.9.Batteries with integral battery tester - Duracell
6.1.10.Point of Sale Material - News Corporation and T-Ink
6.1.11.Place mats - McDonalds
6.1.12.Animation and sound - Westpoint Stevens
6.1.13.Board games become animated - Hasbro and Character Visions
6.1.14.Interactive tablecloth - Hallmark
6.1.15.Compliance monitoring blisterpack - National Institutes of Health/Fisher Scientific
6.1.16.Compliance monitoring blisterpack laminate - Novartis/Compliers Group/DCM
6.1.17.Smart blisterpack dispenser - Bang & Olufsen Medicom
6.1.18.Winking sign - ACREO
6.1.19.Compliance monitoring plastic bottle - Aardex
6.1.20.Talking medicine - CVS and other US pharmacies
6.1.21.Talking prizes - Coca-Cola
6.1.22.Beer package game - VTT Technology
6.1.23.Electronic cosmetic pack - Procter and Gamble
6.1.24.Cookie heater pack - T-Ink
6.2.Reprogrammable electrophoretic decoration on Hitachi mobile phones only needs power when being changed
6.2.Examples of e-packaging without human interface
6.2.1.Time temperature label - Findus Bioett
6.2.2.Anti-theft - Wal-Mart/Tyco ADT
6.2.3.Time temperature recorders - Healthcare shippers/KSW Microtec
6.2.4.Fly seeking spray - Reckitt Benkiser
6.2.5.RFID for tracking - Tesco & Metro/Alien Technology
6.2.6.Blisterpack with electronic feedback buttons - Kuopio University Hospital
6.2.7.Trizivir - AstraZeneca
6.2.8.Oxycontin - Purdue Pharma
6.2.9.Viagra - Pfizer
6.2.10.Theft detection - Swedish Postal Service and Deutsche Post
6.2.11.Blood - Massachusetts General Hospital
6.2.12.Real time locating systems - Jackson Healthcare Hospitals/Awarepoint
6.3.Reprogrammable color display on phone
6.4.Duracell batteries/Avery Dennison tester
6.5.National Institutes of Health/Fisher Scientific compliance monitoring blisterpack for Azithromycin trials, made by Information Mediary
6.6.Compliers Group/ DCM compliance monitoring blisterpack overlay with RFID
6.7.Bang & Olufsen Medicom compliance monitoring dispenser.
6.8.Aardex electronic plastic bottle for drug tablets
6.9.Pill bottle with smart label (printed prescription label not shown)
6.10.ScripTalk speaker
6.11.VTT Technology beer package game
6.12.Electrostatic cosmetic spray
6.13.The ionisation technology used for the application of the foundation is illustrated below.
6.14.Bioett biosensor TTR
6.15.Electrostatic insect-seeking fly spray in use
6.16.Can of insect-seeking fly spray
6.17.Knockdown efficiency of SmartSeeker®
6.18.Compliance monitoring blisterpack with electronic feedback
6.19.Tamper recording postal package
6.20.Paling Risk Scale for major transfusion hazards
6.21.SHOT project: cumulative data 1996 to 2001
6.22.Increasing errors within hospitals
6.23.Safe transfusion: Processes not just product
6.24.Automated warning generated when a possible mis-match of blood and patient occurs
6.25.RFID on blood container, next to interrogator
6.26.Blood labelled with RFID chip
7.1.Challenges of traditional components
7.1.Evolution of printed electronics geometry
7.1.Comparison between OLEDs and E-Ink of various parameters
7.2.Advantages and disadvantages of some options for supplying electricity to small devices
7.2.Multilayer interconnect development at Holst Research Centre
7.2.Printed and potentially printed electronics
7.2.1.Successes so far
7.2.2.Materials employed
7.2.3.Printing technology employed
7.2.4.Multiple film then components printed on top of each other
7.3.Paper vs plastic substrates vs direct printing onto packaging
7.3.TFT Structure Completely by Selective Area ALD
7.3.Comparison of flexible photovoltaics technologies suitable for brand enhancement
7.3.1.Paper vs plastic substrates
7.3.2.Electronic displays that can be printed on any surface
7.4.Transistors and memory inorganic
7.4.Categories of organic semiconductor with examples and a picture of a Plastic Logic printed organic transistor
7.4.Printed and thin film battery product and specification comparison
7.4.1.Nanosilicon ink
7.4.2.Zinc oxide based ink
7.5.Transistors and memory organic
7.5.The principle behind E-Ink's technology
7.5.Printed battery materials comparison
7.6.The half cell and overall chemical reactions that occur in a Zn/MnO2 battery
7.6.Electrophoretic display on Esquire magazine October 2008
7.6.4.Printed LCD
7.7.Energy harvesting for packaging
7.7.Electrophoretic display on pricing label
7.7.Comparison of the three types of capacitor when storing one kilojoule of energy.
7.8.Electrophoretic display on key fob
7.8.Examples of energy density figures for batteries, supercapacitors and other energy sources
7.8.2.Single use laminar batteries
7.8.3.Rechargeable laminar batteries
7.8.4.New shapes - laminar and flexible batteries
7.9.Transparent batteries and photovoltaics - NEC, Waseda University, AIST
7.9.Shelf edge labels using electrophoretic displays
7.9.Where supercapacitors fit in
7.10.Color electrophoretics by Fujitsu
7.10.Other important flexible components now available
7.10.1.Capacitors and supercapacitors
7.10.2.Applications for supercapacitors
7.10.4.Conductive patterns for antennas, identification, keyboards etc.
7.10.5.Programming at manufacturer, purchaser or end user
7.11.New types of component - thin and flexible
7.11.Game in secondary packaging by VTT Technology using thermochromic display
7.11.3.Thin film lasers, supercabatteries, fuel cells
7.12.ACREO PEDOT PSS electrochromic blue display with limited bistable capability. A different message appears when the reverse nine volts is applied.
7.13.Aveso display before the 1.5 volts bias is applied
7.14.Aveso display after the 1.5 volts bias is applied
7.15.How traditional electrochromic ink works
7.16.How Commotion proprietary inks work
7.17.Color LCD by photo alignment
7.18.Photo alignment of LCD
7.19.The HKUST optical rewriting
7.20.Color printable flexible LCD
7.21.Basic structure of an OLED
7.22.Process flow in manufacture of OLEDs
7.23.A Cambridge Display Technology colour OLED display
7.24.Comparison of different printing techniques for OLED frontplanes, as evaluated by Seiko Epson
7.25.Droplet driven electrowetting displays from adt, Germany
7.26.Energy harvesting challenges
7.27.Rapid progress in the capabilities of small electronic devices and their photovoltaic energy harvesting contrasted with more modest progress in improving the batteries they employ
7.28.Power in use vs duty cycle for portable and mobile devices showing zones of use of single use vs rechargeable batteries
7.29.Enfucell SoftBattery™
7.30.Blue Spark laminar battery
7.31.Blue Spark battery printing machine
7.32.Power Paper battery cross section
7.33.Power paper battery and skin patch
7.34.Power Paper battery printing machine
7.35.Smart patches
7.36.Volumetric energy density vs gravimetric energy density for rechargeable batteries
7.37.Laminar lithium ion battery
7.38.Typical active RFID tag showing the problematic coin cells
7.39.Construction of a lithium rechargeable laminar battery
7.40.Reel to reel construction of rechargeable laminar lithium batteries
7.41.Infinite Power Solutions laminar lithium battery
7.42.Ultra thin lithium rechargeable battery
7.43.Construction of a thin-film battery
7.44.Battery assisted passive RFID label with rechargeable thin film lithium battery recording time-temperature profile of food, blood etc in transit
7.45.Flexible battery made of nanotube ink
7.46.Transparent flexible photovoltaics
7.47.Flexible battery that charges in one minute
7.48.E-labels with capacitor and no battery
7.49.Energy density vs power density for storage devices
7.50.Laminar supercapacitor one millimeter thick
7.51.Mobile phone modified to give much brighter flash thanks to supercapacitor outlined in red
7.52.Flexographically printed carbon resistors with silver interconnects
7.53.Actuator/ push button - two printed patterns folded together
7.54.Screen printed interconnects and actuator connects.
7.55.Other printed conductor pattern demonstrators
7.56.Printchenologics gaming card showing conductive pattern, and AirCode touch
7.57.Copper ink particles
7.58.Programmability of potential e-labels through the value chain
7.60.Microwave metamaterial
8.1.ACREO, Sweden
8.1.Distribution and primary focus of 2250 developers of printed and potentially printed electronics. Many are developing a variety of printed components, their machinery or their materials.
8.2.Paper roulette card with simulated spinning wheel for game
8.2.BASF, Germany
8.3.Blue Spark Technologies, USA
8.3.ACREO development process
8.4.ACREO Technology
8.4.CapXX, Australia
8.5.Cymbet, USA
8.5.ACREO microphones
8.6.ACREO sensors
8.6.DSM Innovation, Netherlands
8.7.ACREO production
8.8.ACREO focus on e-packaging
8.8.Enfucell, Finland
8.9.Excellatron, USA
8.9.Demonstrator organic transistor
8.10.The Cymbet EnerChip™
8.10.Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS), Germany
8.11.Front Edge Technology, USA
8.11.Thin-film solid-state batteries by Excellatron
8.12.Ultra low cost printed battery
8.12.Holst Centre, Netherlands
8.13.Infinite Power Solutions USA
8.13.NanoEnergy® powering a blue LED
8.14.DSP= digital signal processing.
8.14.Infratab, USA
8.15.Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (A*Star), Singapore
8.15.New time temperature recording label from Infratab
8.16.Conventional and integrated OPV
8.16.Konarka, USA
8.17.Kovio, USA
8.17.NTERA electrochromic display on flexible film
8.18.New Planar Energy Devices high capacity laminar battery
8.18.Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
8.19.Mitsubishi, Japan
8.19.PolyIC organic transistor circuits
8.20.Prelonic produces integrated and printed electronic modules
8.20.Nano ePrint, UK
8.21.NanoGram, USA
8.21.Prelonic Translator Module
8.22.Prelonic printed battery tester
8.22.National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL, USA
8.23.NEC, Japan
8.23.Prelonic technologies GmbH Kwizzcard
8.24.Flexion ™
8.24.New University of Lisbon, Portugal
8.25.Novalia, UK
8.25.Waseda founder
8.27.Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
8.28.Panasonic, Japan
8.29.Planar Energy, USA
8.30.Plextronics, USA
8.31.PolyIC, Germany
8.32.Power Paper, Israel
8.33.Prelonic Technologies, Austria
8.34.Printechnologics, Germany
8.35.PST Sensor, South Africa
8.36.Solarmer, USA
8.37.Solicore, USA
8.38.Soligie, USA
8.39.Sony, Japan
8.41.Waseda University, Japan
9.1.Ultimate market potential
9.1.Cost per square centimeter and functionality
9.1.Consumer goods market for e-packaging 2012-2022, in millions of units
9.2.Total market for e-packaging 2012-2022 in millions of units
9.2.Consumer goods market for e-packaging devices in numbers billion 2012-2022
9.2.E-packaging market 2012-2022
9.3.Beyond brand enhancement
9.3.Total market for e-packaging 2012-2022 in billions of units by market sector
9.3.Global market for electronic smart packaging based on EAS or RFID in billions of units 2012-2022
9.4.Split of small device battery market in 2011 by type, giving number, unit value, total value
9.4.Global market for electronic smart packaging based on EAS and RFID in billions of units 2012-2022
9.4.Printed electronics market
9.5.Battery market for small devices
9.5.Market for printed and potentially printed electronics in 2011

Report Statistics

Pages 310
Tables 15
Figures 170
Companies 40+
Forecasts to 2022

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