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In a newly released report, industry analyst firm NanoMarkets states that the conductive coatings market has morphed from a stable, established business ecosystem into a more dynamic and important growth opportunity for materials companies as new forms of electronics emerge. The report titled, "Conductive Coatings in Energy and Electronics Markets - 2012" estimates that the total market for conductive coatings will grow at a CAGR of about 10% from a value of $9.5 billion (USD) in 2012 to approximately $13.8 billion in 2016.
Additional details about the report are available at nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/conductive_coatings_in_electronics_and_energy_markets
About the Report:
This report analyzes the opportunities for emerging conductive coatings in various electronics markets. The major focus of the analysis is on growth opportunities in electronics applications for new kinds of materials, such as alternative transparent conductive oxides, nanometals, carbon nanomaterials, conductive polymers, and the like. The forecasts also contain projections for the legacy, large-volume conductive coatings materials such as ITO, metals, and conventional carbon. The major application markets covered are coatings used in displays, solar panels, energy storage, EMI/RFI shielding, and ESD/antistatic protection.
The report also discusses the strategies of some of the important suppliers of novel conductive coatings product, especially those in the emerging nanomaterial-based coatings sector. Firms discussed include Agfa, Cambrios, Carestream Advanced Materials, Cima NanoTech, Enthone, Heraeus, Linde Group, PolyIC, Saint Gobain, Toray, Unidym, Vorbeck Materials and others.
From the Report:
The display industry is looking for the next big thing beyond LCDs and new forms of conductive coatings will be an important factor in the development of flexible and transparent displays, as well as OLEDs and touch-screen based products. The display sector is where conductive coatings suppliers can expect to see the greatest opportunities going forward since the PV sector clearly has its work cut out for it in light of subsidy reductions, oversupply, China's emergence and India's domestic manufacturing policies.
On the materials side, the biggest news is the coming-of-age of nanomaterials for electronics applications. Finally, these materials based on nanoscale metallic particles or CNTs and graphene have serious commercial drivers and in the report nanomaterials are projected to see the biggest growth rates in our forecasts reaching $1.2 billion by 2016.
The increasing multi-functionality of all consumer electronics, and the ubiquity of wireless computing and communications is fueling growth in conductive coatings for energy storage applications as well continuing to drive demand for coatings used for EMI/RFI shielding and/or ESD protection of devices. And by 2016, NanoMarkets expects to see revenues for conductive coatings used for energy storage devices reach $1.4 billion and for EMI/RFI and ESD protection reach $2.9 billion.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the conductive coatings market in electronics for more than five years.
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