Printed and Flexible Sensors Market (By Printing Technology: Flexographic Printing, Screen Printing, Inkjet Printing, and Others; By Type: Touch Sensor, Biosensor, Temperature Sensor, Image Sensor, and Others; By Application: Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Medical, Industrial, and Others) - Global Market Size, Trends Analysis, Segment Forecasts, Regional Outlook 2023 - 2032


The global printed and flexible sensors market was valued at US$ 9.13 billion in 2022 and is predicted to reach US$ 19.44 billion by 2032, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.

Printed and Flexible Sensors Market Size 2023 to 2032

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Key Takeaways

  • Asia Pacific led the global market with the highest market share of 42% in 2022.
  • By Type, the biosensor segment is estimated to hold the highest market share in 2022.
  • By Application, the medical segment has held the largest market share in 2022.

Printed And Flexible Sensors Market in the Asia Pacific 2023 To 2032

The Asia Pacific printed and flexible sensors market size was valued at USD 17.60 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 36.78 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 7.70% from 2023 to 2032.

Asia Pacific Printed And Flexible Sensors Market Size 2023 To 2032

In 2022, Asia Pacific dominated the global and flexible sensors market holding 42% of the market share. This dominance is due to the presence of key market players. Moreover, the ongoing technological advancements and countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea provide opportunities for the manufacturers on a long-term basis in the region.  Additionally, the rising adoption of printed electronics technology in consumer electronics, automotive, and medical, and growing small and medium-sized electronic businesses in the region is driving the growth of the market. 

Printed and Flexible Sensors Market Share, By Region, 2022 (%)

Growth Factors

Increasing demand for consumer electronics across the globe is estimated to be the key factor that drives the demand for flexible and printed sensors. Technological advancements and developments in electronic devices seem to upend consumer preference and demand over the upcoming period.

Flexible electronics is one of such technologies that widely influence the gaming and entertainment industry owing to their multi-dimensional properties that include lightweight, portability, and ruggedness. Further, flexible electronics provide the ability to roll, curve, conform, flex, and enable a new intuitive user interface. In addition to its advanced features, an amalgamation of flexible electronics with wearable technology is likely to open new interfaces in the industry of flexible electronics. Hence, various technology disruptions in the field of consumer electronics are expected to significantly impact the market growth of printed and flexible sensors in the coming years.

Apart from consumer electronics, remarkable advancements in automotive electronic products are likely to impel the market growth for flexible and printed sensors. Increasing demand for advanced safety features along with driver assistance systems is estimated to surge the demand for sensors in an automobile that further propel the growth of flexible and printed electronics in the industry.

However, high cost compared to rigid sensors coupled with a high risk of damage while handling is the major factor of concern that hamper the growth of flexible and printed sensors over the upcoming years. Nonetheless, the rising penetration of the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence in electronic products are likely to open alluring opportunities for the market players, thereby augmenting the market growth.

Report Scope of the Printed and Flexible Sensors Market

Report Highlights Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 9.8 Billion
Market Size by 2032 USD 19.44 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 7.9% 
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Segments Covered Product, Application, Region
Companies Mentioned Fujifilm Holding Corporation, Canatu Oy, Interlink Electronics, Inc., Tekscan, Inc., ISORG, Peratech Holdco Limited, KWJ Engineering, T+Ink, Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation, and Thin Film Electronics ASA

 

Type Insights

Biosensor occupied the major value share in the year 2022 mainly because of escalating demand for glucose test strips that is largely used in diabetes monitoring. Diabetes has become one of the most common diseases across the globe. Its alarming rate of rise has forced the government to adopt several measures to control the disease. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), around 424.9 Million people across the globe were suffering from diabetes in 2017 and the number is expected to surge to 628.6 Million by 2045, a 48% rise in the total patients of with diabetes. Hence, home therapeutic devices for continuously monitoring diabetes are a common trend in developed as well as developing countries, thereby triggering the demand for biosensors.

Printed and Flexible Sensors Market Share, By Type, 2022 (%)

Apart from this, image sensors accounted to contribute significant value to the printed and flexible sensor market. The growth of the segment is major because of significant technological advancements in image sensing technology to cater to the rising need across various industries such as consumer electronics and automotive. For example, image sensors are widely used in the automotive industry for rear imaging cameras, dashcams, driver assistance systems, and many more. Whereas, in consumer electronics, it is largely used in smartphones and various electronic products that implement AI and IoT for their feature enhancement.

Application Insights

Medical accounted for the largest market share in the printed and flexible sensor application segment in 2022. This is attributed to the significant demand for biosensors across various medical devices, particularly in diabetes monitoring devices. Further, it is also used significantly for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Apart from all this, the rising prevalence of chronic disease has surged the need for effective monitoring devices to diagnose the problem at its easy stage and cure them.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global printed and flexible sensors market is highly competitive and opportunistic for the new startup players as well as we-established manufacturers. The rapid change in consumer preference along with the fast-moving technological development across various industries has created a remarkable opportunity for the market players to grab a maximum foothold in the market. In addition, product diversity and reliability is the major parameter that is required to improve the company’s market position. In the wake of the same, the industry participants invest prominently in new product development and advancement.

Some of the prominent players in the printed and flexible sensors market include:

  • Fujifilm Holding Corporation
  • Canatu Oy
  • Interlink Electronics, Inc.
  • Tekscan, Inc.
  • ISORG
  • Peratech Holdco Limited
  • KWJ Engineering
  • T+Ink, Inc.
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • Thin Film Electronics ASA

Segments Covered in the Report

This research study comprises a complete assessment of the market by means of far-reaching qualitative and quantitative perceptions, and predictions regarding the market. This report delivers a classification of the marketplace into impending and niche sectors. Further, this research study calculates the market size and its development drift at global, regional, and country from 2020 to 2032. This report contains a market breakdown and its revenue estimation by classifying it on the basis of printing technology, type, application, and region:

By Printing Technology

  • Flexographic Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Inkjet Printing
  • Others

By Type

  • Touch Sensor
  • Biosensor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Image Sensor
  • Others

By Application

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Others

By Regional Outlook

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Rest of the World

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the printed and flexible sensors market size?
The global printed and flexible sensors market size was valued at USD 9.13 billion in 2022 and predicted to reach USD 19.44 billion by 2032.
What is the CAGR of printed and flexible sensors market?
The global printed and flexible sensors market is rising with at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.
Which segment accounted for the largest printed and flexible sensors market share?
The biosensor segment occupied the major value share in the year 2022 mainly because of escalating demand for glucose test strips that is largely used in diabetes monitoring.
Which application segment accounted for the largest market share in the printed and flexible sensors market in 2022?
Medical accounted for the largest market share within the application segment in 2022 attributed to the significant demand for biosensors across various medical devices.
Which region captured maximum market value in the printed and flexible sensors market in 2022?
Asia Pacific captured maximum market value in 2022 attributed to the presence of numerous research centers and universities that are dedicated for the advancement of the sensors and its related products.
Which region exhibits the fastest growth rate in the printed and flexible sensors market?
The North America exhibits the fastest growth rate over the forthcoming years because of prominent growth of industrial sector and consumer electronics industry in the region.
Who are the key players in printed and flexible sensors market?
Some of the key players operating in the market are Fujifilm Holding Corporation, Canatu Oy, Interlink Electronics, Inc., Tekscan, Inc., ISORG, Peratech Holdco Limited, KWJ Engineering, T+Ink, Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation, and Thin Film Electronics ASA among others.
What are the factors driving the printed and flexible sensors market?
The advent of IoT, automation,artificial intelligence, and facial recognition has significantly surged the demand for different types of sensors across industries. The increasing adoption of printed and flexible sensor is mainly attributed to the developments in electronic technologies. Further, the rising demand for durable and compact electronic products has surged the implementation of printed and flexible sensors in the electronic products. Moreover, the healthcare industry is one of the prominent consumers of the printed and flexible sensors. The advent of agile procedures, seamless techniques, and digital technologies in the sector has forced industry players to shift their focus towards advanced and smart sensor technology.

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