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Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028

Aerospace has the highest carbon footprint per tonne-km over any other mode of transportation. Regulatory demands coupled with economic and performance advantages mean that saving any weight is a constant target. This report looks at the key lightweighting approaches for this sector and which players and technologies stand to be the main winners and losers. The predominant focus is on advanced lightweight materials and the rise of additive manufacturing.
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Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2018-2028

This report offers a detailed analysis of the technological and commercial progress as well prospects of graphene, carbon nanotubes and non-graphene 2D materials. This grouping of material technologies makes sense because graphene and CNTs, despite their morphological differences, have much in common; whilst non-graphene 2D materials promise to offer complementary properties.
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Structural Electronics 2018-2028: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts

Structural electronics (SE) is one of the most important technological developments of this century. It forms a key part of the dream, formulated decades ago, of computing disappearing into the fabric of society. It also addresses, in a particularly elegant manner, the dream of Edison in 1880 that electricity should be made where it is needed. SE is often biomimetic - it usefully imitates nature in ways not previously feasible. It is a rapidly growing multi-billion dollar business.
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Transparent Conductive Films and Materials 2018-2028: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

The market for transparent conductive films and materials has been rapidly changing. This continuing transformation is taking place at all levels: technologies, applications and suppliers. In this report we provide the most comprehensive and authoritative view of this industry.
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Toxicant Materials and Alternatives in Electronics/ Electrics 2018-2028

Poisonous materials are arriving in many electronic and electrical devices and structures. Mostly, there is no listing of them, assessment of risks, description of alternatives. For the first time this report looks at the toxicity and likely prevalence of the burgeoning number of materials and devices of concern, making recommendations concerning better legal constraints. It reveals many little known alternatives that are safer in manufacture, use, abuse and disposal.
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Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

This report provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the 2370 tpa conductive inks and paste market, giving detailed ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and material type. The market forecasts are given in tonnage and value at the ink level.
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Lightweight Metals 2018-2028: Forecasts, Developments, Players

The pressing need for solutions that provide the same functional capacity but at a lighter weight is apparent across numerous industries. Lightweight metals provide the most advanced solution to this challenge. IDTechEx have analysed the complete supply chain for aluminium, magnesium, metal matrix composites (MMC), and metal foams. Each one stands at different levels of market maturity, but all possess underlying advancements in technological innovations and contain a wealth of opportunities.
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Composites 2017-2027: Innovations, Opportunities, Market Forecasts

Composite parts consist of fibres embedded in a matrix to give superior properties in comparison to their individual elements. The industry appears well-established, but beneath the surface, there are significant innovations at every step of the supply chain. This provides both improved and nascent materials and opportunities in both expanding and emerging applications. IDTechEx forecast this market to exceed $9bn by 2027 just for synthetic fibres in composite parts.
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Perovskite Photovoltaics 2018-2028

This report gives a detailed introduction on the status of perovskite solar cells both in the technology perspective and business aspect. Technology benchmarking and market analysis are performed to analyse the potential of perovskite solar cells in a number of applications such as utility, BIPV, smart window, outdoor furniture, etc. By 2028 the market is expected to reach over $500 million.
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Barrier Layers for Flexible Electronics 2017-2027: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

This research report from IDTechEx gives an in-depth review of the issues relating to high barrier films for flexible electronics, as well as forecasts for display, lighting and photovoltaic technologies, in order to understand the influence that the development of barriers will have on the mass deployment and adoption of flexible electronics and photovoltaics.
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Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027

"Supercapacitor Materials 2017-2027" is a drill down from the IDTechEx overview report, "Supercapacitor Technologies and Markets 2016-2026". It has 210 pages packed with detailed analysis with infograms, conference slides, roadmaps and a ten year forecast 2017-2027. The Executive Summary and Conclusions is insightful, detailed yet easily assimilated. Chapters then give introduction then cover separators, active electrodes and electrolytes. Then there is an extensive chapter on 60 profiled developers and manufacturers. 79 tables and figures overall.
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Aerogels 2017-2027: Technologies, Markets and Players

Aerogel products are a class of highly porous lightweight materials made up of an interconnected nanostructural network. Major players are finding more nascent applications and new entries are progressing out of semi-commercial prototypes and into a full market launch. The market is predicted to reach $1.04bn by 2027 and a more diverse and profitable market to be on the cusp of emerging.
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Thermal Interface Materials 2016-2026: Status, Opportunities, Market Forecasts

Overheating is the most critical issue in the computer industry. It limits further miniaturisation, power, performance and reliability. Efficient heat removal a crucial issue for progress in information, communication and energy storage technologies. This 206 slide deck covers the ten types of materials available to improve heat removal in eleven key applications with a combined market predicted to rise to $3.5b by 2026.
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Electrically Conductive Adhesives 2016-2026

Electrically Conductive Adhesives (also known as conductive epoxies) are used to form interconnects in a broad range of products and industries. Trends such as increasing numbers of LEDs and sensors, curved and flexible displays in more products, in-mould electronics, and thin film photovoltaics are placing more stringent requirements on ECAs and driving a $3.3 billion market by 2026.
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Quantum Dots 2016-2026: Applications, Markets, Manufacturers

This report gives an assessment of the main applications of colloidal quantum dots in display, lighting, photovoltaics, sensors and life sciences. With 10 year market forecasts, the report includes a detailed industry analysis of quantum dots in both LCD and QLED displays.
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Wearable Technology Materials 2015-2025

As wearable electronics becomes skin patches, hides in apparel and so on, the material becomes the product: the old "components in a box" approach is inadequate. This report evaluates the total market for wearable electronics and how the new materials for new processes such as 2D and 3D printed and in-mold electronics take the added value. It analyses the multi-billion market for new functional materials that results up to 2025.
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Functional Materials for Future Electronics: Metals, Inorganic & Organic Compounds, Graphene, CNT

We identify 37 families of new and rapidly-evolving electronic and electric device, spanning nano to very large devices. Most chemical and material companies wish to de-risk their investment by finding common formulations across this new business that has a potential of over $50 billion for them. Indeed, the biggest markets for new and reinvented electrical and electronic devices may get commoditised first or collapse suddenly, leaving the materials suppliers high and dry. Read this report to avoid such a fate.
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Fiber Lasers 2018-2028: Technologies, Opportunities, Markets & Forecasts

The report provides coverage of highly innovative laser technologies and the rapidly growing fiber laser market, which are rarely explored by market research companies. The report is authored by an analyst with a technical background in laser physics research.
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Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028: Electronic Shading and Semi-Transparent PV

Smart Glass is electrically active glass mainly for use in automotive, architectural and avionic windows, with demand growing to $1.1 billion in ten years. It is typically for electronic shading in place of physical blinds, or a semi-transparent PV window to generate electricity locally. As the only comprehensive report covering the technologies and markets, it will assist all in the value chain including building and vehicle designers, sellers and users.
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Stretchable and Conformal Electronics 2018-2028

Stretchable electronics is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of components. This traditionally academic area is beginning to move beyond the lab into early commercial markets. This report provides you with everything you need to know, with coverage of the entire value chain from materials and components through to emerging products, concluding that the market for stretchable electronic materials and components will be almost $800m by 2028.
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Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting 2018-2028: Applications, Markets, Players

Thermoelectric generators are devices which convert temperature differences into electrical energy. The principle phenomenon that underpins thermoelectric energy generation is known as the Seebeck effect: the conversion of a temperature differential into electricity at the junction of two materials.
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Triboelectric Energy Harvesting (TENG) 2018-2028

Invented only a few years ago, triboelectric energy harvesting potentially serves most power levels and formats. Particularly it addresses the trend to smart green materials replacing components-in-a-box. An independent commercialisation roadmap is needed with device, materials opportunities and impediments prioritised. This is it. Exponential growth from making new things possible? If investors and industry get behind triboelectrics, sales including integrated devices could be rapidly passing one billion dollars in ten years.
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Supercapacitor Technologies and Markets 2018-2028

Supercapacitors, also termed as ultracapacitors and EDLC, are an alternative energy storage technology to batteries, capable of delivering short bursts of energy for high-power applications. This report from IDTechEx provides end users with all the tools to navigate the subject and understand both the underlying technology and business opportunities, thanks to IDTechEx's signature 10-year market forecasts.
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Advanced Li-ion & Beyond Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028

Advanced Li-ion battery technologies are being developed all the time, but only a few make it to the mass production stage. This report analyses all main cathode (LCO, NMC, LFP, NCA) and anode (graphite, LTO, silicon, lithium metal) chemistries and benchmarks their potential against other existing or future battery technologies, such as lithium sulphur, lithium air, supercapacitors, redox flow batteries, sodium ion batteries, and zinc batteries.
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Ten Forecasts on Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the application of digital technology to fundamentally impact all aspects of our society. As it pertains to an enterprise, digital transformation is the reinvention of a business or organization through the use of digital technology in order to improve the way it performs and serves its clients.
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