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Until quite recently, printable electronics (PE) firms used a small variety of materials from a small number of producers . . . and they used them in very small quantities. However, in the past year as PE has begun to take off commercially there has been something of an explosion in the number of different materials that are being proposed for inks and a growing amount of interest from some of the largest specialty chemical firms in what PE can do for their bottom line. A few smaller firms are playing in this market too, believing that PE materials may be more suitable for the entrepreneurial business model financed by venture capitalists or strategic investors.
Opportunities in Materials for Printable Electronics: 2007 & Beyond
Dublin, Ireland | Posted on February 12th, 2007
This new report from NanoMarkets examines where the money will be made in printed electronics materials over the next eight years and who will make it. It follows NanoMarkets' pioneering study released in early 2006 and expands considerably on the analysis contained in that report. In particular, in this report we provide an answer to the core question facing firms supplying materials into PE market: How can suppliers best offer materials that are distinguishable from others in this relatively small marketplace, but yet are not so specialized that they can be sold in only R&D level quantities?
In this report we also examine:
-How new inks are being developed with novel functionalities.
-How ink formulations are being matched to the needs of specific PE applications.
-How lower pricing of PE materials will enable low-cost displays and RFID tags.
-The trade offs between volume and price in the PE materials market
-The growing range of new materials that are beginning to be seriously considered for commercial applications including gold, nickel, silicon, ITO and nanomaterials of various kinds.
-The latest attempts to print electronics on paper, board and other novel materials.
-The unique relationship between particular materials, manufacturing processes and applications.
The report includes detailed forecasts in volume and value terms for PE inks and substrates, an analysis of the marketing strategies of leading firms active in the PE materials sector, a look at newer firms in the market with innovative product strategies and value chain analysis for the PE sector from a materials point of view.
For a complete index of this report click on:
Provisional Table of Contents
E.2 Summary of opportunities in PE materials
E.2.1 Where the volume opportunities are
E.2.2 Niche opportunities
E.2.3 Are PE materials for the VC?
E.2.4 Partnership possibilities
E.2.5 Establishing price points for PE Materials
E.3 PE materials opportunities by supplier sector
E.3.1 Specialty chemical and materials firms
E.3.2 Applications developers and the printing industry
E.3.3 Printing equipment industry
E.4 Summary of eight-year market forecasts
Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this report
1.2 Scope and objectives of this report
1.3 Methodology of this report
1.3.1 Information sources used
1.4 Plan of this report
Chapter Two: Markets for Inks
2.1 Ink requirements by application
2.1.1 Display frontplanes: OLEDs and e-paper
2.1.5 Sensors, smart packaging and biomedical devices
2.1.6 Disposable electronics
2.1.7 Other applications
2.2 Markets for established inks
2.2.1 Silver inks
2.2.2 Organic inks
2.3 Markets for novel inks
2.3.1 Gold, nickel and copper inks
2.3.2 Silicon inks
2.3.3 Printable ITO
2.3.4 Small molecules and other novel organic materials
2.4 Potential for user friendly inks
Chapter Three: Markets for Substrates
3.1 Conventional substrate materials
3.2 Substrate requirements by application
3.2.1 Displays: flexible and otherwise
3.2.3 RFIDs and smart packing: printing on board and paper
3.2.4 Photovoltaics: printing on building materials
3.2.5 Smart textiles: printing on fabrics
3.2.6 Substrates for disposable electronics
3.3 Impact of specific printing technologies on substrate requirements
Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts
4.1 Forecasting methodology
4.2 Materials covered in forecast
4.3 Forecasting assumptions and Analysis by Sector
4.4 Forecast of Markets for Organic Inks by application sector
4.5 Forecast of Markets for Metallic Electronic Inks by application sector
4.6 Forecast of Markets for Inorganic Semiconductor and Other Inks by application sector
4.7 Forecast of Markets for Substrates by material and application sector
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