Conductive Ink Markets 2012-2018 Silver and Copper Inks and Pastes and Beyond

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Conductive Ink Markets 2012-2018 Silver and Copper Inks and Pastes and Beyond

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Conductive inks are a simple and unglamorous layer but they will constitute a hefty $2.86 billion market in 2012. This market is forecasted to rise to $3.36 billion in 2018, with $735 million captured by new silver and copper nanostructure inks.

These values make conductive inks the most successful segment of all printed electronics, surpassing the likes of printable OLEDs, photovoltaics, displays, etc. This is because conductive inks find use in a great variety of end applications, including RFID, photovoltaics, sensors, vehicles, smart packages, flexible display and lighting and touch screens. This enormous diversity reflects the simple fact that all electronic devices require multiple layers of interconnects.

This multiplicity of market requirements has resulted in the introduction of many types of inks, each offering their own set of characteristics and uniques. Innovation in the field of nanotechnology has largely enabled this high level of product differentiation. Indeed, the market today contains graphene, carbon nanotubes, and silver and copper nanostructure (nanoparticle and nanowire) inks, all of which have one or two dimensions in the nanoscale.

Silver flake inks serve the largest and most mature markets. For example, the crystalline silicon solar cell industry alone consumes approximately 1,100 metric tonnes of silver flake inks. On the other hand, emerging inks are slowly penetrating the market by either displacing an existing product (e.g., indium tin oxide) and/or enabling new markets based on their attributes of higher conductivity, inkjet printability, flexibility, and/or enhanced surface smoothness.

 

Description

This report provides an in-depth review of printable conductive inks. For each ink, we cover the underlying technology including an overview of the fabrication process; assess their strengths and weaknesses; identify and analyse key technology and market drivers; and provide guidelines for price development in the future.

We then assess and forecast the markets requiring silver and copper inks. We take a very granular approach in our assessment, looking into each sub-market in great depth and building our forecasting bottom up.

The markets covered include crystalline and thin film photovoltaics, RFID, logic and memory, touch screens, displays, vehicles, consumer electronics, sensors and smart packaging.

Moreover, in each market segment, we forecast the market share by ink technology using our assessment of technology drivers, end-user requirements, and estimated price points. This enables us to forecast the value captured by each ink technology in each application.

 

Who should buy this report?

Ink developer and suppliers

Manufactures (screen printers, inkjet printers, etc)

Those active in the value chain for developing:

 

ITO replacements

Photovoltaics

RFID

Photovoltaics

Logic and memory

Interactive or smart packaging

 

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1. Product overview

1.2. Silver flake inks continue to reign supreme

1.3. New inks will slowly penetrate the market

1.4. Photovoltaics

1.5. ITO Replacement

1.6. RFID Tags

1.7. Logic and Memory

1.8. Sensors

1.9. Smart packaging

2. PRINTABLE CONDUCTIVE INKS- A SURVEY

2.1. Silver Flakes

2.1.1. Conductivity

2.1.2. Printing Technique

2.1.3. Cost

2.1.4. Market Drivers

2.1.5. Summary (SWOT)

2.2. Nanoparticle Silver Ink

2.2.1. High Conductivity

2.2.2. Reduced Sintering Temperature

2.2.3. Enhanced Flexibility

2.2.4. Inkjet Printability

2.2.5. Improved Surface Smoothness

2.2.6. Material Savings

2.2.7. Cost

2.2.8. Production Methods

2.2.9. Market Drivers

2.2.10. Summary (SWOT)

2.3. Silver Nanowire

2.3.1. Transparency

2.3.2. Flexibility

2.3.3. Conductivity

2.3.4. Fabrication and Printability

2.3.5. Market Drivers

2.3.6. Summary (SWOT)

2.4. Silver Ion Inks

2.5. Copper Nanoparticles

2.6. Cost

2.6.1. Processing Benefits

2.6.2. Market Drivers

2.6.3. Summary (SWOT)

2.7. Copper Nanowire

2.8. Copper Oxide Nanoparticle Ink

2.9. Silver-Coated Copper Nanoparticles

2.10. Other

2.10.1. PDOT:PSS

2.10.2. Graphene

2.10.3. Graphene and carbon nanotube are transparent conductors

3. CONDUCTIVE INKS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS

3.1. The Big Picture

3.2. Many Different Photovoltaic Technologies

3.3. Big numbers are involved

3.4. Crystalline silicon

3.5. Printed Conductive Tracks

3.6. Material Set

3.7. Market Shares for Conductive Inks

3.8. Market Value

3.9. Thin film Photovoltaics

4. TOUCH SCREEN

4.1.1. The Big Picture

4.2. Market Drivers

4.3. Market Share

4.3.2. The market value

5. ITO REPLACEMENT IN THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAICS

5.1. The Big Picture

5.1.2. Market Share and Market Drivers

5.1.3. Market Value

6. CONDUCTIVE INKS IN RFID

6.1. The big picture

6.2. Material Options and Market Shares

6.3. Market Value

7. CONDUCTIVE INKS IN VEHICLES

7.1. The Big Picture

7.2. Material Set and Market Share

7.3. Market Value

8. CONDUCTIVE INKS IN SMART PACKAGING AND BRAND ENHANCEMENT

8.1. The Big Picture

8.2. Market Value

9. COMPANY PROFILES

9.1. Applied Nanotech Inc

9.2. Cabot

9.3. Cambrios

9.4. Creative Materials

9.5. DuPont Microcircuit Materials

9.6. Indium Corporation

9.7. InkTec

9.8. Intrinsiq

9.9. Nanogap

9.10. Nanomas Technologies

9.11. Novacentrix

9.12. Novacentrix PulseForge

9.13. PChem

9.14. Poly-Ink

9.15. Sun Chemical

9.16. Vorbeck

APPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCY

 

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