Printed and flexible circuits have become an important component of electronic devices. As printed electronics is an upcoming technology, it is playing a lead role in the design and development of printed and flexible sensors technology.

Printed and flexible sensors are in their early stage of commercialization and currently find application in safety and security, textiles, consumer durable goods, healthcare, and packaging industries. Considering the fact that printed sensors are smaller in size and cheaper than other traditional sensors, they are increasingly being used across many nations.

The rice of printed sensors, has increased the need for flexible circuits. The demand for these kind of circuits has developed, particularly in the consumer electronics the last years. However, the use of flexible circuits now also includes the medical, defense and space-industry.