NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report Titled, "Transparent Conductor Markets-2012"

Jul 16, 2012, 15:24 ET from NanoMarkets

GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it has added a new report to its schedule titled, "Transparent Conductor Markets-2012" that is scheduled to be released in early August of 2012.  In this report NanoMarkets continues its industry leading coverage of transparent conductors (TC) that dates back to 2006.  The firm is the recognized authority on TCs and has issued over a dozen different market assessments of the key technology and market trends that have and will continue to drive this market. 

Details about the report can be found at  The firm is offering pre-publication pricing for the report through July 31.  Contact the firm at for details.

About the Report:

This report provides the necessary strategic insight into how TC firms can best generate new revenues from the rapidly changing business environments within the display, lighting and solar panel sectors. New technologies are emerging such as OLED displays and lighting, flexible displays and transparent electronics in the forms of displays, smart windows and BIPV glass that will provide significant opportunities for ITO alternatives. 

Companies addressed by the report include Cambrios, Cima NanoTech, Dow Chemical, Evonik, Ferro, Heraeus, Indium Corporation, Kodak, Mitsui Mining and Smelting, Nippon Mining & Metals, Nitto Denko, Oike, PolyIC, Saint-Gobain, Samsung Corning, Sumitomo, Toray, Tosoh, Ulvac Materials, and others. 

In addition, this report examines opportunities for TCs in more established parts of the display sector.  It takes an in-depth look at the use of touch-screen technology which is highly suitable for novel TCs.  However, there are so many TC firms crowding into this sector that a legitimate question is whether this relatively small market is about to become saturated. 

The comprehensive coverage of this report extends beyond the display sector and includes pinpointing the best prospects for TCs in the solar industry.  Recently, PV opportunities have been constrained by the influx of low-cost c-Si panels from China with limited need for TCs.  In this report, NanoMarkets discusses how the logic of Chinese industrial policy now suggests a possible revival of the thin-film PV market that will create new opportunities for TCs.

Chinese industrial policy is also further examined for what it will mean for ITO pricing and availability. The impact of indium prices on the TC market has been a controversial subject and this report cuts to the chase and shows how the ITO supply chain is really likely to evolve going forward in context of what is planned for the Chinese display, PV and indium industries.

Finally, this report analyzes important developments on the TC materials front and it takes a peek at what the next generation of transparent conductors will look like and how these materials will extend addressable markets.  This study also contains detailed eight-year forecasts in volume (square meters) and value terms.  For each of the applications covered there are breakouts of demand for ITO, other TCOs, ITO/TCO inks, carbon nanotube films, silver-based transparent conductors, other nanometallic transparent conductors and conductive polymers.  And there is also a forecast of ITO products by type (sputtering targets, films, coated glass, etc.). 

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities created by developments in advanced materials. It provides regular and comprehensive industry analysis of the latest commercial technologies in the electronics and energy sectors and other related areas and is recognized worldwide as a leading source of industry analysis in these areas. 

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