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Transparent Conductive Films (TCF) 2016-2026: Forecasts, Markets, Technologies

  • ID: 3765108
  • June 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 152 Pages
  • IDTechEx
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ITO Alternative Films Will Reach a Combined Market Value of $220m in 2026

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M, USA
  • Dontech Inc., USA
  • Fujitsu, Japan
  • LG Chem, South Korea
  • Nitto Denko, Japan
  • Power Booster, China
  • MORE

End markets changing, albeit slowly

The transparent conductive film market will reach US$1.2bn in 2025 at the film level (ITO-on-glass, LCD displays, OLED displays and thin film PV are excluded). ITO films will continue their dominance, but silver nanowires and metal mesh will each also reach $126m and $191m in 2025.

Today the market is completely dominated by touch related applications although other applications will begin to take a notable share of this growing pie from 2020 onwards. These applications include smart windows, OLED lighting, emerging photovoltaics, reflective displays, etc. They, together with larger-sized or flexible touch screens, will bring about a new set of performance targets.

The incumbent flexes its muscles

Indium-tin-oxide (ITO) films dominate the transparent conductive film market. Strong trends however seemed to undermine its dominance for a long time. The incumbent had reached its performance limit, so the story went, and therefore could not service the emerging market needs such as ultralow sheet resistance and high mechanical flexibility. This is where alternatives were to step in, succeeding as substitutes thanks to both a READ MORE >

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M, USA
  • Dontech Inc., USA
  • Fujitsu, Japan
  • LG Chem, South Korea
  • Nitto Denko, Japan
  • Power Booster, China
  • MORE

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
2.1. ITO glass assessment: performance, manufacture & limitations
2.2. ITO glass in LCD displays
2.3. ITO film assessment: performance, manufacture and market trends
2.4. The Boom and Bust Cycle
2.5. ITO film shortcomings: flexibility
2.6. ITO film shortcomings: limited sheet resistance
2.7. ITO film shortcomings: index matching
2.8. ITO film shortcomings: thinness
2.9. ITO film shortcomings: price falls and commoditization
2.10. Indium prices fluctuations and single-supply-risk
2.11. Recycling comes to the rescue?
2.12. ITO-on-PET production capacity
2.13. Indium-free metal oxides win in high temperature applications
2.14. Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: principles
2.15. Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: growth and deposition
2.16. Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: performance levels and value proposition
2.17. Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: flexibility
2.18. Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: haze, migration, and single supplier risk
2.19. Comparing manufacturing cost of Ag NW and ITO
2.20. Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: existing commercial applications on the market
2.21. Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: latest market developments and news
2.22. Key Ag silver nanowire players
2.23. Metal mesh transparent conductive films: operating principles
2.24. Direct printed metal mesh transparent conductive films: performance
2.25. Direct printed metal mesh transparent conductive films: major shortcomings
2.26. Key players
2.27. Embossing/Imprinting metal mesh TCFs
2.28. Uni-Pixel's metal mesh performance
2.29. Unipixel in commercial products
2.30. Yield issues for embossed metal mesh?
2.31. Conductive Inkjet Technology's photo-patterned metal mesh TCF
2.32. Ateml offloads assets to UniPixel
2.33. O-Film's metal mesh TCF technology
2.34. MNTech's metal mesh TCF technology
2.35. ITRI's approach to transparent conducting films
2.36. Metal mesh TCF is flexible
2.37. Cost breakdown of metal mesh and yield
2.38. SWOT analysis on embossed metal mesh TCFs
2.39. Key players
2.40. Fujifilm's photo-patterned metal mesh TCF
2.41. Toppan Printing's copper mesh transparent conductive films
2.42. Dai Nippon Printing's transparent conductive film technology
2.43. Rolith's novel photo patterning technique
2.44. 3M's photo-patterned metal mesh TCF
2.45. SWOT analysis on photo patterned metal mesh TCFs
2.46. Key players
2.47. Carbon nanotubes: background
2.48. Basic MWCNT product metrics
2.49. Basic SWCNT product metrics
2.50. CNT production capacity by supplier and CNT type
2.51. Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: performance
2.52. Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: performance of commercial films on the market
2.53. Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: matched index
2.54. Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: mechanical flexibility
2.55. Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: stretchability as a key differentiator for in-mould electronics
2.56. Example of 3D touch-sensing surface with CNTs
2.57. Key players
2.58. Graphene: background
2.59. Numerous ways of making graphene
2.60. Quantitative mapping of graphene morphologies on the market
2.61. Chemical vapour deposition
2.62. The transfer challenge
2.63. Roll-to-roll transfer of CVD graphene
2.64. Novel methods for transferring CVD graphene
2.65. Sony's approach to transfer of CVD process
2.66. Sony's CVD graphene approach
2.67. Wuxi Graphene Film Co's CVD graphene progress
2.68. Wuxi Graphene Film Co's CVD graphene progress
2.69. Production cost of CVD graphene
2.70. Direct CVD graphene growth on an insulating substrate?
2.71. Graphene transparent conductive film: performance levels
2.72. Doping as a strategy for improving graphene TCF performance
2.73. Be wary of extraordinary results for graphene
2.74. Graphene transparent conducting films: flexibility
2.75. Graphene transparent conducting films: thinness and barrier layers
2.76. SWOT analysis on graphene TCFs
2.77. Key players
2.78. PEDOT: PSS
2.79. Patterning PEDOT: PSS
2.80. Performance of PEDOT: PSS has drastically improved
2.81. PEDOT: PSS is now on a par with ITO-on-PET
2.82. PEDOT: PSS is mechanically flexible
2.83. PEDOT: PSS is stretchable and can be thermoformed
2.84. Stability and spatial uniformity of PEDOT: PSS
2.85. Use case examples of PEDOT: PSS TCFs
2.86. Key players
2.87. Fine wire TCF technology
2.88. Performance of fine wire large-sized touch displays on the market
2.89. SWOT analysis on micro wire TCFs
2.90. CimaTech's self-assembled nanoparticle technology
2.91. Examples of Cima Nanotech's technology
2.92. ClearJet's inkjet printed nanoparticle-based TCFs
2.93. E-Fly Corporation's nanoparticle-based TCFs
2.94. Quantitative benchmarking of different TCF technologies
2.95. Technology comparison

3. APPLICATIONS
3.1. Consumer electronic device shipment forecasts
3.2. Smart phones have been growing in size
3.3. Growth in smart phones to come in the low-cost brackets
3.4. Chinese brands are stealing market share in China
3.5. Smart phone market is highly diverse and fragmented
3.6. Different capacitive touch architectures
3.7. Share of different touch screen architectures
3.8. Optical touch systems for large area touch displays
3.9. Assessing different optical touch technologies
3.10. OLED lighting market
3.11. Latest OLED lighting market announcements
3.12. Integrated substrates for OLED lighting
3.13. Market Forecast for Organic photovoltaics
3.14. Latest news on organic photovoltaics
3.15. Segmented market forecast for flexible OLED displays
3.16. OLED display revenue by technology
3.17. Smart window production capacity by technology & player
3.18. Smart window market projection

4. MARKET FORECASTS
4.1. TCF film prices used in our projections
4.2. Ten-year technology-segmented transparent conducting layer forecasts in $
4.3. Ten-year technology-segmented transparent conducting film forecasts in area
4.4. Ten-year technology-segmented transparent conducting glass forecasts in area
4.5. Ten-year application-segmented for ITO films
4.6. Ten-year application-segmented for ITO glass
4.7. Ten-year application-segmented for silver nanowire TCFs
4.8. Ten-year application-segmented for metal mesh TCFs
4.9. Ten-year application-segmented for PEDOT TCFs

5. COMPANY INTERVIEWS
5.1. Arkema, France
5.2. Blue Nano, USA
5.3. Bluestone Global Tech, USA
5.4. C3Nano
5.5. Cambrios, USA
5.6. Canatu, Finland
5.7. Carestream Advanced Materials, USA
5.8. Charmtron Inc
5.9. Cima Nanotech, USA
5.10. ClearJet, Israel
5.11. Dai Nippon Printing, Japan
5.12. Displax Interactive Systems, Portugal
5.13. Epigem Ltd
5.14. E-Fly Optoelectronic Materials Co., Ltd.
5.15. Goss International Americas, USA
5.16. Graphene Frontiers
5.17. Graphene Laboratories, USA
5.18. Graphene Square
5.19. Graphenea
5.20. Haydale Ltd
5.21. Heraeus, Germany
5.22. Kimoto
5.23. Komori Corporation
5.24. Multitaction
5.25. Nanogap, Spain
5.26. NanoIntegris
5.27. Nanomade
5.28. Neonode
5.29. OCSiAl
5.30. O-Film, China
5.31. PolyIC, Germany
5.32. Poly-Ink, France
5.33. Promethean Particles
5.34. Rolith, USA
5.35. Seashell Technology, USA
5.36. Showa Denko, Japan
5.37. Showa Denko K.K
5.38. Sinovia Technologies, USA
5.39. SouthWest NanoTechnologies, USA
5.40. Toppan Printing
5.41. UniPixel, USA
5.42. University of Exeter, UK
5.43. Visual Planet, UK
5.44. Wuxi Graphene Film
5.45. XinNano Materials, Taiwan
5.46. Zytronic, UK
5.47. Zyvex

6. COMPANY PROFILES
6.1. Agfa-Gevaert, Belgium
6.2. 3M, USA
6.3. Atmel, USA
6.4. C3Nano, USA
6.5. Chasm Technologies, USA
6.6. Cheil Industries, South Korea
6.7. Chimei Innolux, Taiwan
6.8. Chisso Corp., Japan
6.9. Conductive Inkjet Technologies (Carlco), USA
6.10. Dontech Inc., USA
6.11. Duke University, USA
6.12. Eastman Kodak, USA
6.13. Eikos, USA
6.14. ELK, South Korea
6.15. Evaporated Coatings Inc., USA
6.16. Evonik, Germany
6.17. Fujifilm Ltd, Japan
6.18. Fujitsu, Japan
6.19. Gunze Ltd, Japan
6.20. Hitachi Chemical, Japan
6.21. Holst Center, Netherlands
6.22. Iljin Display, South Korea
6.23. Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), Singapore
6.24. Join Well Technology Company Ltd., Taiwan
6.25. J-Touch, Taiwan
6.26. KAIST, South Korea
6.27. Komoro, Japan
6.28. KPT Shanghai Keyan Phosphor Technology Co. Ltd., China
6.29. Lee Tat Industrial Development (LTI) Ltd, Hong Kong
6.30. LG Chem, South Korea
6.31. Maxfilm, South Koera
6.32. Mianyang Prochema Plastics Co., Ltd., China
6.33. Mirae/MNTec, South Korea
6.34. Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., Mitsui Ltd., Japan
6.35. Mutto Optronics, China
6.36. Nagase Corporation, Japan
6.37. Nanopyxis, South Korea
6.38. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
6.39. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
6.40. Nicanti, Finland
6.41. Nitto Denko, Japan
6.42. Nouvo Film
6.43. Oike & CO., Ltd., Japan
6.44. Oji Paper Group, Japan
6.45. Panipol Ltd., Finland
6.46. Perceptive Pixel, USA
6.47. Polychem UV/EB, Taiwan
6.48. Power Booster, China
6.49. Rice University, USA
6.50. Samsung Electronics, South Korea
6.51. Sang Bo Corporation (SBK), South Korea
6.52. Sekisui Nano Coat Technology Ltd., Japan
6.53. Sheldahl, USA
6.54. Sigma-Aldrich, USA
6.55. Sony Corporation, Japan
6.56. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Inc., Japan
6.57. Suzutora, Japan
6.58. TDK, Japan
6.59. Teijin Kasei America, Inc. / Teijin Chemical, USA
6.60. Top Nanosys, South Korea
6.61. Toray Advanced Film (TAF), Japan
6.62. Toyobo, Japan
6.63. UCLA, USA
6.64. Unidym, USA
6.65. University of Michigan, USA
6.66. VisionTek Systems Ltd., UK
6.67. Young Fast Optoelectronics, Taiwan

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- 3M, USA
- Agfa-Gevaert, Belgium
- Atmel, USA
- C3Nano, USA
- Chasm Technologies, USA
- Cheil Industries, South Korea
- Chimei Innolux, Taiwan
- Chisso Corp., Japan
- Conductive Inkjet Technologies (Carlco), USA
- Dontech Inc., USA
- Duke University, USA
- ELK, South Korea
- Eastman Kodak, USA
- Eikos, USA
- Evaporated Coatings Inc., USA
- Evonik, Germany
- Fujifilm Ltd, Japan
- Fujitsu, Japan
- Gunze Ltd, Japan
- Hitachi Chemical, Japan
- Holst Center, Netherlands
- Iljin Display, South Korea
- Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), Singapore
- J-Touch, Taiwan
- Join Well Technology Company Ltd., Taiwan
- KAIST, South Korea
- KPT Shanghai Keyan Phosphor Technology Co. Ltd., China
- Komoro, Japan
- LG Chem, South Korea
- Lee Tat Industrial Development (LTI) Ltd, Hong Kong
- Maxfilm, South Koera
- Mianyang Prochema Plastics Co., Ltd., China
- Mirae/MNTec, South Korea
- Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., Mitsui Ltd., Japan
- Mutto Optronics, China
- Nagase Corporation, Japan
- Nanopyxis, South Korea
- National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
- National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
- Nicanti, Finland
- Nitto Denko, Japan
- Nouvo Film
- Oike & CO., Ltd., Japan
- Oji Paper Group, Japan
- Panipol Ltd., Finland
- Perceptive Pixel, USA
- Polychem UV/EB, Taiwan
- Power Booster, China
- Rice University, USA
- Samsung Electronics, South Korea
- Sang Bo Corporation (SBK), South Korea
- Sekisui Nano Coat Technology Ltd., Japan
- Sheldahl, USA
- Sigma-Aldrich, USA
- Sony Corporation, Japan
- Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Inc., Japan
- Suzutora, Japan
- TDK, Japan
- Teijin Kasei America, Inc. / Teijin Chemical, USA
- Top Nanosys, South Korea
- Toray Advanced Film (TAF), Japan
- Toyobo, Japan
- UCLA, USA
- Unidym, USA
- University of Michigan, USA
- VisionTek Systems Ltd., UK
- Young Fast Optoelectronics, Taiwan

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