DUBLIN, Ireland, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q3kxgw/transparent) has announced the addition of the "Transparent Conductor Markets 2014-2021" report to their offering.
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During the past year the transparent conductor (TCs) market has continued to evolve. It seems that all the focus remains on the touch panel sector, where alternatives to ITO have genuinely established themselves. Acknowledging that this is where the money is for now, we also discuss how some industry estimates of touch opportunities appear to be exaggerated and how there are serious technology challenges for touch down the road - challenges such as gestural control - that could hurt the current TC boomlet.
We also examine what other big changes are appearing in the TC opportunity space. The solar panel business is back, but with a new mix of PV technologies. What will this mean for the TC space? OLED lighting, which looked like might go into decline in our previous report, now looks like it is back on the board as a possible mass consumer of TCs. At the same time some the great hopes for alternative TCs, such as OLED TVs and flexible displays seem increasingly fanciful and may be areas that alternative TC firms pursue at their peril.
The interest in the various alternative transparent conductors is also shifting. Metal meshes are no longer quite the flavor of the month, that they were last year. And carbon nanotube-based TCs seem to be making a quiet comeback in Asia
In this dynamic market environment, it is believed that this new report provides the necessary strategic insight into how TC firms can best generate new business revenues in the in the display, solar panel and other sectors. This report also analyzes important developments on the TC materials front and it takes a look at what the next generation of transparent conductors will be 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, nanosilver-based TCs, metal grids and conductive polymers. We have also included a forecast of ITO products by type (sputtering targets, films, coated glass, etc.). Finally, the strategies of the leading TC firms are also assessed in the context of the latest market developments.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Recent Technology and Market Trends for ITO
Chapter Three: Other Transparent Conducting Oxides: A Commercial Future
Chapter Four: Markets for Metal-Based Materials as Transparent Conductors
Chapter Five: Markets for Other Transparent Conducting Materials
Chapter Six: Emerging Markets for Transparent Conductors
6.1 Touch-Screen Sensors: The TC Industry's Favorite Opportunity
6.2 Transparent Conductors and the OLED Industry's Great Leaps Forward
6.3 Transparent Conductors for E-paper
6.4 Conventional Flat-Panel Displays: Stuck On ITO Forever?
6.5 Transparent Conductors and the Future of Solar Panels
6.6 IR and UV Protection Opportunities for Transparent Conductors
6.7 Antistatic Applications for Transparent Conductors
6.8 Transparent Conductors in EMI/RFI Shielding
6.9 Smart Windows Applications for Transparent Conductors
6.10 Yet Other Markets for Transparent Conductors
6.11 Key Points Made in this Chapter
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