4, 5, 6 December 2018
Cambridge, UK

Wolfson College, Cambridge

Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes & 2D Materials


Vital business intelligence covering material production techniques, performance versus market need, applications, players and forecasts

Graphene has received tremendous media attention and is the recipient of large sums of research and commercialization funds. Today, a large number of researchers around the global are advancing the technology, whilst numerous companies are now seeking to commercialize it.

In this forum, we will look at the past, the present and the future of graphene commercialization, looking at the market complexity/fragmentation, pricing as well as investment/revenue/profitability trends, go-to-market strategies, grand technical and commercial challenges, and so on.

We will examine the graphene technology itself, looking at the material characteristics of different graphenes, reviewing the different production processes, and assessing a big range of potential applications from electronic inks to battery materials, from various composite fillers to functional coatings, and so on. At all times, we will seek to highlight the latest prototypes and commercial launches, whilst making our application assessment as data-based and quantitative as possible.

Non graphene 2D materials

Non-graphene 2D Materials are also now at the forefront of the next wave of research with many hoping that it will lead to the establishment of a diverse family of complementary 2D materials covering the full range of material characteristics. In this forum we will highlight some of the ways for making non-graphene 2D materials whilst reviewing the latest technical progress on a few select 2D materials.

Carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were also once billed as the wonder material of our time. They have therefore been there and done that, and interestingly, CNTs are now quietly making a commercial comeback after doing their time in the wilderness of the disillusionment period. In this class, we will provide a historical perspective on how CNT commercialization has progressed in the past decade, and will consider its future demonstrating that it has finally entered into a major volume growth phase. Here too, we will provide a brief review of types of CNTs, of the different production processes, and of the key existing and emerging applications and market trends.

The aim of this forum is to give you a strong understanding of the technology as well as the market potential and current commercial progress of these most famous of nanomaterials. This forum can be attended on its own or in addition to the other sessions, which are complementary in subject matter. A discount is available for booking multiple sessions.

For those attending.

  • The PDF files of the presentations will be available to download from this website after the sessions are ended.
  • All Insight Forums will be conducted in English


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Forum 3 / Agenda

5 December / Morning

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 13:00-14:00


  • 8:30 - 9:00
  • Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:15
  • Attendee introductions and business card exchange
  • 9:15 - 9:45

Graphene Production Methods

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • What is graphene
  • Graphene value chain
  • Types of graphene
  • Assessment of graphene production methods, covering the process and the advantages and disadvantages of each. This will include the following production processes:
    • Expanded graphite
    • Reduced graphene oxide
    • Oxidising Graphite
    • Reducing graphite
    • Direct liquid phase exfoliation
    • CVD
    • Epitaxial
    • Other Methods
  • 9:45 - 10:15

Commercialization of Graphene: Applications of Graphene

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Application timeline
  • Graphene will be assessed for the following applications, providing for each the current progress, key players, market needs and performance versus the competitive or incumbent technologies:
    • Lithium ion and advanced/post lithium ion batteries
    • Supercapacitors
    • Printed conductors for antennas, heaters, etc
    • Anti-corrosion coating
    • Multi-functional composites with enhanced thermal, mechanical, electrical, permeation and other properties
    • Transparent Conductive films (TCFs)
    • Transistors
  • 10:15 - 10:45

Graphene Market Size, Capacity and Outlook

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Graphene pricing trends
  • Global production capacity of graphene by player, geography and production process
  • Key market dynamics in terms of revenue growth, industry profitability, commercialisation, etc
  • Graphene development and application by territory
  • Market size of graphene by value 2018 and 2028
  • Insights into market dynamics and future prospects
  • 10:45 - 11:15
  • Networking break
  • 11:15 - 11:40

Non-graphene 2D Materials

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Types of 2D material beyond graphene
  • Characteristics of materials
  • Developers and researchers, potential electronic applications
  • 11:40 - 12:30

Carbon Nanotubes

Compiled by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx

  • Appraisal of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) production methods
  • CNT application roadmap and maturity
  • Appraisal of carbon nanotubes for different applications, including performance, cost leading suppliers
  • CNT manufacture capacity
  • Market size by material value 2018 and beyond
  • 12:30 - 12:45
  • Questions & Answers
  • 12:45 - 14:00
  • Lunch and Networking
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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