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Transparent Conductive Films: Technologies and Global Markets

  • ID: 5118530
  • Report
  • June 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 126 Pages
  • BCC Research
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Report Scope:

For the purpose of this report, transparent conductive films are defined as thin films of optically transparent and electrically conductive material. Transparent conductive films, or TCFs, are used as transparent electrodes in the manufacturing of touch screens, LCDs, cover electrodes for solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes, etc. TCFs consist of a transparent polymer-based substrate (50-150 μm thick) on which a thin layer of conductive material is applied (less than 100 nm thick). Conductive layers usually employ metal oxides (InO2: Sn, SnO2:F), silver nanofibers, metal meshes (copper, silver, gold), graphene, conductive polymers (PEDOT: PSS) or carbon nanotubes. TCFs have become integral components of many devices, including electrochromic glass, solar panels, and LCD, and OLED displays. This is a growing market.

Currently, transparent conductive films are mostly produced using indium tin oxide (ITO), a degenerately doped n-type semiconductor. However, due to advantages such as processability, stability, and high conductivity, carbon nanotubes have received strong attention from electronics-industry researchers over the past several years as an alternative to ITO. The metal mesh is another material that is witnessing strong demand and growth due to several advantages, including high flexibility.

This report covers the global market for transparent conductive films and technologies for various end-user application industries. The market is broken down by application, type, and material. Revenue forecasts from 2020 to 2025 are given for each segment and regional markets with estimated values derived from manufacturers’ total revenues.

The report also includes a discussion of the major players across each regional market. Further, it explains the major drivers and regional dynamics of the global TCF market and current trends within the industry.

The report concludes with a special focus on the vendor landscape and includes detailed profiles of the major vendors.

For the purpose of this report, transparent conductive films or TCFs are defined as thin films of optically transparent and electrically conductive material. TCFs consist of a transparent polymer-based substrate (50-150 μm thick) on which a thin layer of conductive material is applied (less than 100 nm thick). Conductive layers usually employ metal oxides (InO2:Sn, SnO2:F), silver nanofibers, metal meshes (copper, silver, gold), graphene, conductive polymers (PEDOT: PSS) or carbon nanotubes.

The report covers the following stakeholders in the market:

  • Chemicals and high-performance material manufacturers.
  • Electronics and electronic materials manufacturers.
  • Nanomaterial and nanotechnology companies.
  • Diversified industrial manufacturing companies.

The report excludes companies that are not manufacturers (distributors, suppliers, etc.). Some of these companies may brand the product as their own and resell it. However, the report excludes those companies as well to avoid double counting revenue. Post-sale service providers are excluded from the scope of the report as well.

For large diversified manufacturers, the report only considers (through derivation and assumption wherever required) transparent conductive film revenue.

The report begins by introducing the reader to how the global market for transparent conductive films and technologies is evolving and how various factors impact the market.

The report then proceeds to identify:

  • Primary forces with a direct impact on the market.
  • Secondary forces that have an indirect impact.
  • Key challenges that may hinder the growth of this market.
  • Key trends visible in the market.
  • Leading segments within the market.

The Report Includes:

  • 61 tables
  • An overview of the global markets for transparent conductive films (TCFs) and technologies
  • Analyses of the global market trends with data corresponding to market size for 2019, estimates for 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025
  • Latest information on major market drivers, opportunities and challenges, industry chain structure, regulatory and environmental updates, macroeconomic trends, and technological advancements that are affecting the overall marketplace
  • Emphasis on the importance of scientific research, product innovation, indium tin oxide (ITO) in TCFs processing, applications of graphene‐based TCFs, and feasibility study of carbon nanotubes
  • Identification of the companies that are best positioned to meet this demand because of their proprietary technologies, strategic alliances or other advantages
  • An exhaustive patent analysis covering significant allotments of the U.S. patents
  • Competitive landscape of the global market, market share analysis of leading companies encompassing their successful marketing strategies, key contribution, and recent developments
  • Comprehensive company profiles of leading market participants, including C3Nano, Canatu Oy, GEOMATEC Co. Ltd., Kaneka Corp., TDK Corp., and Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Abrisa Technologies
  • Canatu Oy
  • Evaporated Coatings Inc.
  • Kaneka Corp.
  • Metamaterial Inc. (Meta)
  • Novarials Corp.
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background

  • Overview
  • Key Market Drivers
  • Increasing Demand and Market for Smartphones
  • Growing Market for Flexible Devices
  • Growing Wearables Market
  • Strong Growth of the Solar Cells and Solar Energy Market
  • Market Challenges
  • Depleting Indium Resources
  • High Price of Certain ITO Alternatives
  • Other Issues Related to Certain ITO Alternatives
  • Key Trends and New Developments
  • Strong Continued Growth in the Asia-Pacific
  • Growing Focus on Non-ITO
  • Hybrid Transparent Conductive Films (TCFs)
  • End Uses
  • Global Market Forecast for TCFs and Technologies

Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by End-Use

  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • LCDs
  • Wearables
  • Other End Uses

Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Material

  • Indium Tin Oxide (ITO)
  • Non-ITO
  • Hybrid Materials and Technologies
  • Graphene
  • Carbon Nanotube
  • Silver Nanowire
  • Metal Mesh

Chapter 6 Market Breakdown by Application Segment

  • Touch-Based Applications
  • Non-touch Applications

Chapter 7 Market Breakdown by Region

  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Others
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia

Chapter 8 Industry Structure

  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Competitive Structure
  • Chemical and High-Performance Materials Manufacturers
  • Electronics and Electronic Material Manufacturers
  • Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology Companies
  • Diversified Industrial Manufacturing Companies
  • Analysis of the Global Market for TCFs
  • Power of Suppliers
  • Power of Buyers
  • Competition among Existing Players
  • Threat of New Entrants
  • Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 9 Company Profiles

  • Abrisa Technologies
  • ACS Material Llc
  • C3Nano
  • Cambrios Advanced Materials
  • Canatu Oy
  • Chasm Advanced Materials
  • Dontech Inc.
  • Evaporated Coatings Inc.
  • Geomatec Co., Ltd.
  • Genesink
  • Kaneka Corp.
  • Kimoto Co., Ltd.
  • Materion Corp.
  • Metamaterial Inc. (Meta)
  • Microcontinuum Inc.
  • Nitto Denko Corp.
  • Novarials Corp.
  • Oike & Co., Ltd.
  • Tdk Corp.
  • Teijin Ltd.
  • Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd.
  • Toyobo Co., Ltd.

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, Through 2025
Table 1: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 2: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, Through 2025
Table 3: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2019
Table 4: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2020
Table 5: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2025
Table 6: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Smartphones, Through 2025
Table 7: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Tablets, Through 2025
Table 8: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Laptops, Through 2025
Table 9: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for LCDs, Through 2025
Table 10: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Wearables, Through 2025
Table 11: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Other End Uses, Through 2025
Table 12: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, Through 2025
Table 13: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2019
Table 14: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2020
Table 15: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2025
Table 16: Global Market for ITO-Based Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 17: Global Market for Non-ITO-Based Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 18: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, Through 2025
Table 19: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2019
Table 20: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2020
Table 21: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2025
Table 22: Global Market for Touch-Based Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 23: Key Companies in Touch Application Areas
Table 24: Global Market for Non-touch Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 25: Some Key Companies in Non-touch Application Areas
Table 26: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Region, Through 2025
Table 27: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Region, 2019
Table 28: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Region, 2020
Table 29: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Region, 2025
Table 30: North American Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, Through 2025
Table 31: North American Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, Through 2025
Table 32: North American Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, Through 2025
Table 33: North American Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Country, Through 2025
Table 34: U.S. Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 35: Key Companies Headquartered in the U.S.
Table 36: Canadian Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 37: European Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, Through 2025
Table 38: European Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, Through 2025
Table 39: European Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, Through 2025
Table 40: European Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Country, Through 2025
Table 41: German Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 42: French Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 43: U.K. Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 44: Swedish Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 45: Asia-Pacific Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, Through 2025
Table 46: Asia-Pacific Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, Through 2025
Table 47: Asia-Pacific Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, Through 2025
Table 48: Asia-Pacific Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Country, Through 2025
Table 49: Key Companies with Operations in Japan
Table 50: Japanese Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 51: Chinese Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 52: Taiwanese Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 53: South Korean Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 54: Middle Eastern and African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, Through 2025
Table 55: Middle Eastern and African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, Through 2025
Table 56: Middle Eastern and African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, Through 2025
Table 57: Middle Eastern and African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Country, Through 2025
Table 58: South African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 59: UAE Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025
Table 60: Saudi Arabian Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, Through 2025

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2019-2025
Figure 1: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 2: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2019-2025
Figure 3: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2019
Figure 4: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2020
Figure 5: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2025
Figure 6: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Smartphones, 2019-2025
Figure 7: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Tablets, 2019-2025
Figure 8: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Laptops, 2019-2025
Figure 9: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for LCDs, 2019-2025
Figure 10: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Wearables, 2019-2025
Figure 11: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies for Other End Uses, 2019-2025
Figure 12: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2019-2025
Figure 13: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2019
Figure 14: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2020
Figure 15: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2025
Figure 16: Global Market for ITO-Based Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 17: Global Market for Non-ITO Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 18: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2019-2025
Figure 19: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2019
Figure 20: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2020
Figure 21: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2025
Figure 22: Global Market for Touch-Based Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 23: Global Market for Non-touch Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 24: Global Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Region, 2019-2025
Figure 25: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Region, 2019
Figure 26: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Region, 2020
Figure 27: Global Market Shares of Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Region, 2025
Figure 28: North American Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2019-2025
Figure 29: North American Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2019-2025
Figure 30: North American Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2019-2025
Figure 31: North American Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Country, 2019-2025
Figure 32: U.S. Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 33: Canadian Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 34: European Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2019-2025
Figure 35: European Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2019-2025
Figure 36: European Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2019-2025
Figure 37: European Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Country, 2019-2025
Figure 38: German Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 39: French Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 40: U.K. Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 41: Swedish Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 42: Asia-Pacific Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2019-2025
Figure 43: Asia-Pacific Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2019-2025
Figure 44: Asia-Pacific Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2019-2025
Figure 45: Asia-Pacific Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Country, 2019-2025
Figure 46: Japanese Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 47: Chinese Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 48: Taiwanese Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 49: South Korean Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 50: Middle Eastern and African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by End Use, 2019-2025
Figure 51: Middle Eastern and African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Material, 2019-2025
Figure 52: Middle Eastern and African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Application Segment, 2019-2025
Figure 53: Middle Eastern and African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, by Country, 2019-2025
Figure 54: South African Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 55: UAE Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025
Figure 56: Saudi Arabian Market for Transparent Conductive Films and Technologies, 2019-2025

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Abrisa Technologies
  • Canatu Oy
  • Evaporated Coatings Inc.
  • Kaneka Corp.
  • Metamaterial Inc. (Meta)
  • Novarials Corp.
  • MORE

In this report, the publisher examines the global transparent conductive films and technology market’s revenue potential and the current state of the market. The analysis includes a detailed survey of upcoming organizations in the market as well as existing players. At the industry level, the publisher identifies, examines, describes, and provides global and regional market sizes for 2019, 2020, and 2025.

While a wide range of companies operates in the market, these companies can be classified as: 

  • Chemicals and high-performance material manufacturers.
  • Electronics and electronic materials manufacturers.
  • Nanomaterial and nanotechnology companies.
  • Diversified industrial manufacturing companies.

In terms of market size, the Asia-Pacific region is the largest market for transparent conductive films. The Asia-Pacific region is also witnessing the strongest growth rate and is expected to continue to be the strongest growing region in the coming years. North America is the second-largest market. Europe is the third-largest market and is expected to see a moderate growth rate. The market for transparent conductive films and technologies is expected to be moderate to low in the Middle East and Africa, and South America. However, these regions are witnessing a higher growth rate than North America and Europe. The Middle East and Africa, with a higher growth rate, will see some increase in its market share.

Segmentation by application shows that smartphones are the major segment and are among the strongest growing segments. Smartphones are followed by wearable devices. Wearable devices are expected to see the strongest growth as the wearables market/industry itself is a strong-growing market. The wearables market is witnessing strong growth worldwide and among various use areas; demand for transparent conductive films will see strong growth. Wearables are followed by tablets, other LCDs, and laptops.

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  • Abrisa Technologies
  • ACS Material Llc
  • C3Nano
  • Cambrios Advanced Materials
  • Canatu Oy
  • Chasm Advanced Materials
  • Dontech Inc.
  • Evaporated Coatings Inc.
  • Genesink
  • Geomatec Co., Ltd.
  • Kaneka Corp.
  • Kimoto Co., Ltd.
  • Materion Corp.
  • Metamaterial Inc. (Meta)
  • Microcontinuum Inc.
  • Nitto Denko Corp.
  • Novarials Corp.
  • Oike & Co., Ltd.
  • TDK Corp.
  • Teijin Ltd.
  • Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd.
  • Toyobo Co., Ltd.
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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