Conductive inks are special types of inks, which provide conducting properties to objects that they are printed on. They are mainly used in industries such as photovoltaic, biosensors, membrane switches, PCB, and EMI shielding. Out of these, photovoltaic is the largest application segment. The different types of conductive inks are silver flake, dielectric, carbon/graphene, silver nanoparticle, silver nanowire, and copper flake. Among these inks, silver is the most widely used. Asia Pacific is the largest segment for this technology in terms of market share and adoption. This is due to the rapidly growing consumer electronics and solar energy industries. The market is expected to increase steadily in the next 3 to 5 years.
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