A review on printed electronics: Fabrication methods, inks, substrates, applications and environmental impacts

Jenny Wiklund, Alp Karakoç*, Toni Palko, Hüseyin Yigitler, Kalle Ruttik, Riku Jäntti, Jouni Paltakari

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Abstract

Innovations in industrial automation, information and communication technology (ICT), renewable energy as well as monitoring and sensing fields have been paving the way for smart devices, which can acquire and convey information to the Internet. Since there is an ever-increasing demand for large yet affordable production volumes for such devices, printed electronics has been attracting attention of both industry and academia. In order to understand the potential and future prospects of the printed electronics, the present paper summarizes the basic principles and conventional approaches while providing the recent progresses in the fabrication and material technologies, applications and environmental impacts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number89
Number of pages36
JournalJournal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing
Volume5
Issue number3
Early online date13 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Keywords

  • Environmental impacts
  • Industrial automation
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • Monitoring and sensing technologies
  • Printed electronics

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