BOSTON, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The transparent conductive film (TCF) industry is set to leave behind its years of sluggish growth to achieve rapid growth, serving a size of more than 60 million square meters per year (glass based layers excluded). Indeed, this industry is entering a new phase. Some ITO alternatives have matured, receiving increasing market adoption. In the new report, Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2017-2027: Forecasts, Markets, Technologies, IDTechEx Research finds that ITO alternative TCFs will become $400m+ market by 2027, although not all alternatives will benefit equally.
New market opportunities are emerging, changing the prospects of various technologies and increasing the demand overall in the coming years. In fact, IDTechEx Research forecasts that these new market opportunities will grow to represent nearly 45% of the total TCF market in 2027, up from <10% in 2017.
Multiple technologies have been developed in the past 15 years to act as TCFs with mixed commercial results. Leading ITO alternative technologies are beginning to make commercial impact. This report provides a full, global and up-to-date picture of the industry dynamics and business landscape.
There is sustained technology progress in developing better and cheaper TCFs. This report provides a detailed assessment of the existing and emerging technologies including ITO film/glass, various types of metal mesh, silver nanowires, PEDOT, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and so on.
The report is based upon years of research as IDTechEx have been tracking and analysing TCF industry since 2008. In this time IDTechEx have witnessed first-hand the rise and fall of technologies and companies, and correctly predicted the consolidation period of the past few years.
The IDTechEx team has interviewed and profiled all the key users and producers of various types of TCF technologies, enjoying close relationships with the key industry players. The team has also been independently analysing the markets for many existing and emerging target applications for TCFs for years. This market study is the distilled and processed result of their continuous endeavours.
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