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$2bn electronic and conductive ink sector conference

The second major global technical conference on the growing use of electronic and conductive inks in the multi-billion-dollar printed electronics market will take place in Chicago next month.

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Conductive ink: Source: Amirkabir University of Technology

Electronic and conductive inks are a critical element in the fast-growing field of flexible and printed electronics. Estimated at $2 billion in annual sales, electronic and conductive inks and materials are found in a wide range of applications, from photovoltaics and flexible displays to sensors, wearables and smart packaging. Major brands such as Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal and GE are successfully incorporating electronic and conductive inks into their products.

“As the flexible and printed electronics market expands in areas such as the Internet of Things, so too will the need for electronic and conductive inks,” say organisers of the Electronic and Conductive Ink Conference, taking place at The Drake hotel, Oak Brook, Chicago, IL, from on October 17-18, 2019. “Printed Electronics Now estimates that by 2022, the market will reach more than $2.5 billion. Other analysts place the market even higher; Grand View Research predicts the market to reach $4.37 billion by 2024.

“Electronic and conductive inks provide the connectivity that these systems demand, whether the ink is inkjet-printed onto a flexible display or screenprinted onto a sensor or a solar cell. These inks and materials are already a major market, and it will grow further as new applications emerge.”

After a successful launch in 2018, the second major global technical conference that only focuses on this emerging market will be sponsored by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and Rodman Media, which produces Ink World and Printed Electronics Now.

The conference will feature experts in the field of electronic and conductive inks, as well as allied fields such as equipment, researchers and end-users, and will highlight the different technologies, including silver and copper to carbon nanotubes and more; how equipment manufacturers are deploying these inks; and what the end-use customer is seeking.

“The potential applications for the flexible and printed electronics industry appear to be virtually endless, and electronic and conductive inks are essential to this fast-growing technology,” say the organisers.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Erika Rebrosova, Electronic Materials Technology Manager, Sun Chemical, Advanced Materials Group, who is responsible for leading new product development efforts.

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Conference Highlights:

- Roll to Roll Manufacturing of Smart Textile Devices

- From Wellness to Medtech: The Role of Flexible, Printed Electronics in Wearables and Beyond

- Applications for Tekscan’s Printed Force Sensor Technology, and the Inks that Make Them

- Role of Materials in Performance of Printed Temperature Sensors

- Dielectric, Ferroelectric and Resistive Inks Based on Barium Strontium Titanate(BST): Formulation, Characterization and Applications.


Booking and more details available here.