IDTechEx Research Forecasts $6.3bn Transparent Conductive Layer Market in 2024 PR Newswire CAMBRIDGE, England, May 6, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, England, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for indium tin oxide (ITO) substitution is developing rapidly. IDTechEx's latest report on transparent conductive films (TCF) technologies, markets and players estimates that the whole transparent conductive layer (glass and film) market is $4.1 billion in 2014 and will register a 4.3% CAGR over the coming decade, to become $6.3 billion in 2024. The TCF sector subset will however experience a much higher growth rate. ITO film (on PET) is the dominant TCF technology and its production capacity is increasing as Nitto Denko and others bring extra capacity online in the coming year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140310/673848 ) Alternative technologies will capture market share thanks to the growing need for low sheet resistance, robustness and flexibility, cost reduction. Silver nanowires are making good progress with the likes of Cambrios forming joint ventures with TPK and Nissha Printing to bring production capacity online. The number of companies commercialising silver nanowires is multiplying fast, therefore IP assets will become more important. Metal mesh is another strong contender and with companies, such as O-Film, making rapid progress. Bottom-up pressure in the value chain is increasing as many suppliers re-purpose existing production methods to manufacture metal mesh films positioned as an ITO replacement. Carbon nanotubes may find a niche and graphene is also reported to be in commercial production by Bluestone. Other novel approaches are making headway. In particular, ClearJet inkjet prints specially-formulated silver nanoparticle inks which out-diffuse into a ring shape due to the 'coffee-stain' effect. Overlapping rings form a percolation path without covering the entire surface. IDTechEx has built a detailed, granular and accurate market forecast model to provide the key market data charts detailed below. oTen-year forecasts in unit sales or market value, plus, ten-year market forecasts for TCF and TCG by area and value, for these applications: oMobile and smart phones oNotebooks and touch notebooks oMonitors and touch monitors oTablets oOLED lighting oOrganic photovoltaics oDye-sensitised solar cells oElectroluminescent displays oTen-year market forecasts in area, market share, and value for these technologies: oITO-on-Glass oITO-on-PET oSilver nanowires oCarbon nanotubes oGraphene oPEDOT oMetal mesh 100+ companies are profiled based on event visits, patent searches and/or web searches. In addition there are 35+ detailed profiles based on direct interviews and company visits. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com/TCF. SOURCE IDTechEX Ltd Contact: Alison Lewis, a.lewis@IDTechEx.com, +44(0)1223-812300
IDTechEx Research Forecasts $6.3bn Transparent Conductive Layer Market in 2024
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