Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes Report

Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2018-2028

Granular ten-year market forecasts, data-driven and quantitative application assessment, 40+ interview-based company profiles, revenue/investment/capacity by player, and more

Brand new for May 2018

 
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.
 
Why IDTechEx for research on graphene, carbon nanotube and non-graphene 2D materials?
This report is the result of years of ongoing research. We launched the first version of our report on CNTs and graphene in 2011 and 2012, respectively. In addition to the initial research, we have organized 13 business-focused events on topic ourselves in Europe and USA; we have also since attended and/or lectured at 10 relevant non-IDTechEx conferences in Asia, Europe and USA; we have interviewed more than 140 players worldwide; we have delivered 12 masterclasses to business leaders; and we have completed 7 major consulting projects. All this gives us an excellent and unrivalled insight into these industries.
 
Another unique point of strength for us is that we have extensive in-depth coverage of the end-use markets for these materials. Indeed, we have a series of independent reports on such topics. Examples includes our works on Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028, Supercapacitor Technologies and Markets 2018-2028, Advanced Li-ion & Beyond Li-ion Batteries 2018-2028, Composites 2017-2027: Innovations, Opportunities, Market Forecasts, Thermal Interface Materials 2016-2026: Status, Opportunities, Market Forecasts, Printed and Flexible Sensors 2017-2027: Technologies, Players, Forecasts, RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2017-2027, and so on. This expertise on the end-use markets enables us to better understand the landscape in which these materials compete.
 
Carbon nanotubes: a brief overview
CNTs are almost thirty years old already. In this time, they have gone through almost the entire hype curve, rising from their academic origins toward their peak of hype before nearly disappearing into the valley of disillusionment. CNTs have however been making a quiet comeback and have now indeed entered a phase of volume growth.
 
As in graphene and many other similar carbon additive materials, there is no single type of CNT but there are many. The diameter of on-market CNTs range from near 1nm to several hundred, taking the CNTs from being singled-walled (SWCNT) towards multi-walled (MWCNTs) and carbon nanofibers. Similarly, the tube lengths range from few micro meters all the way to 2 millimetres.
 
Each of these CNTs is a different material: it is produced differently; it is processed differently, and it is used differently. This diversity is also reflected in prices which cover nearly six orders of magnitude (from highest cost SWCNT to lowest cost MWCNT).
 
Evolution of MWCNT markets: quietly entering the volume growth phase
MWCNTs are mainly produced using the C-CVD process (catalytic chemical vapor deposition). The evolution of accumulated global production for MWCNTs is shown below. Note here that the commercialization efforts start around 2005/2006. The super hype then sets in, leading to a rush to install capacity. This pushes the industry into a state of overcapacity, and still worse, pushes many to produce a CNT that is not good enough to meaningfully displace carbon black or similar.
 
As a result, faced with disappointing prospects, some leave the business, leading to some correction in overall capacity. The global capacity then generally remains constant as some enter and leave. Importantly however, the utilization rate slowly begins to rise.
 
Our analysis is now that the market has entered a period of volume growth. MWCNT use in conductive plastic applications is now well established and is expanding. It is also being added to new polymers like elastomers. More importantly, it is being used more in batteries. This is more important because the battery market is an escalator market in that it itself is poised for rapid growth thanks to uptake of electric vehicles demanding large batteries operating in high charge-discharge regimes.
 
In general, like most carbon-based materials, CNTs have diverse target markets, giving resilience to their prospects. The growth in demand, we assess, will manifest itself soon as increased capacity. This process already begun when a multi-hundred-tonne facility came online in Asia a little over a year ago. This trend will continue.
 
Left: historical and projected price evolution of MWCNTs as a function time. The exact values have been removed in this article, but you can see that prices were reduced nearly by nearly a factor of 100. Right: global accumulated production capacity as a function time, telling the story of the market evolution. Source: IDTechEx Research
Like graphene, CNTs are often a substitute additive. As such, they must compete on price and performance against the reference market values set by the incumbent. This gives rise to a perennial downward cost pressure. The industry has therefore had no choice but to cut cost of production. And in that regard, it has had good success.
 
This is shown in the chart here, also showing the price evolution of CNTs. The blue dots show historic prices whilst red ones are our future projections: the learning curve is steep with prices having fallen by 2 orders of magnitude.
 
This competition on price and volume has largely commoditized the MWCNT supply business. We however do not mean that all differences in material quality have disappeared since many varieties of MWCNTs are on the market. The differences in quality, depending on application, will manifest themselves as small price differentials enabling the market to retain some of its speciality chemical character.
 
SWCNT become more available and affordable?
The CNT story is not all about MWCNTs. Indeed, SWCNT have superior performance on an individual tube basis given their higher surface-to-volume ratio. They are however more difficult and expensive to grow, come as mixed metallic and semiconducting types, and are much harder to disperse even though the wt% levels involved for the same or better effect might be much lower. These three attributes have combined to keep its market limited to some niche electronic devices.
 
Some companies are now seeking to change this by offering a more affordable and available SWCNT. Price and volume leaders are emerging, hoping to push SWCNTs closer to high-performance MWCNT in their market positioning. These SWCNT may compete with MWCNT as a substitute in some applications, but, more interestingly, they will open new applications despite their moderate-to-high impurity levels (in the as-grown versions).
 
One interesting application is that they can enable coloured (vs. black) conductive adhesives owing to their ultra-low loading levels. We assess that this and similar SWCNT will first find markets where they deliver this type of additional value to customers as they still cannot compete on cost directly.
 
Graphene: Finally moving out of the lab and into the market?
Graphene is also going through its own hype curve. It is arguably now in that disillusionment valley. Graphene commercialization is however making steady progress. This can be summarized in the key trend below:
  • Increasing industry experience: In the early days graphene was oversold as a wonder material or a magic dust that would overnight revolutionize just about every industry. Naturally, with time, realism has set in. Today, graphene platelets are increasingly, and rightly, viewed as part of the expansive continuum of carbon additive materials.
 
Furthermore, the market now realizes that there are many graphene materials and not all are equal. As such, the users now accept that the winning materials cannot be determined a priori as final application-level results are influenced by many parameters such as graphene morphology and formulation/compounding technique and conditions.
 
  • Increasing availability: Graphene has diverse useful properties and as a result a diverse application pipeline. Most target applications however are volume markets. Therefore, suppliers have had to take the risk to invest in sizable production in the face of small and uncertain demand. This has been inevitable because otherwise suppliers could never progress past the phase of prototyping or performance demonstration. This process (of installing capacity) has made such significant progress worldwide that availability, in the medium term, is not a major industry concern.
 
Interesting, and as now is familiar in many industries, China has become the leading territory in terms of nominal production capacity. Its rise to prominence has also made direct liquid phase exfoliation the leading process by share of production capacity. This is because many Chinese producers were not part of the first wave of graphene companies who relied upon the then-available rGO process.
 
  • Increasing affordability: Similar to CNTs, graphene is largely a substitute material. As such, it must compete on price as well as performance with incumbent solutions. As a new specialty material, graphene suffered from high and divergent (by orders of magnitude) prices and pricing strategies.
 
This has changed. Graphene platelet prices have fallen and are beginning to converge, for now. The prices will however not settle around a single point, reflecting the diversity of graphene types and giving it a speciality chemical character. Furthermore, suppliers will be reluctant to further cut costs out of fear of premature commoditization although the continuation of this trend has an air of inevitability to it.
 
  • Increasing revenue and volume sales progress: Our data suggest that income at the graphene company level has been rising steadily since 2013. This rise, which is reflected largely across the board, will continue at similar rates until 2020/21 around which time our model suggests an inflection point will occurs, putting the market into its rapid volume growth phase.
 
  • This rise in revenue however has not been always accompanied with increasing profit. In fact, the opposite is often true in that losses have grown in line with revenues. Indeed, the industry, as a whole, is still loss making despite the existence of several profitable companies.
This is no surprise but is likely to soon change. Experience has demonstrated that new materials take years, if not decades, to commercialize. Graphene is also no exception therefore this behaviour is in our view a natural part of growth process of the industry.
 
We forecast that a circa. $300M market, at the material supply level, will be formed within the next ten years. Since graphene is still largely an additive material, this means that we will find graphene, of different types, in numerous volume applications in the years to come. This success, it is worth remembering, will not have come overnight but will have been the results of almost two decades of steadfast global research and commercialization efforts.
 
Non-graphene 2D materials?
These materials are still largely in the academic phase. They however hold enormous long-term promise in that they can complement the properties of graphene. They can, for example, add insulating or semiconducting (with sizable bandgaps) 2D materials to the menu of material options. In this report, we will outline some of the latest progress here in particular focusing on the need they serve in future electronic applications.
 
What does this report provide?
This report provides the following:
 
Introduction and business dynamics/trends
  • Disparity between ideal and non-ideal graphene and CNTs
  • Diversity of graphene and various CNT morphologies on the market
  • Pricing evolutions, trends and strategies worldwide for graphene and various CNTs
  • Nominal production capacity by supplier worldwide for graphene and various CNTs
  • Categorization of graphene and CNT manufacturers by production processes
  • Various trends such as publication, patent filing, etc
  • Trends in company revenue and profit/loss
  • Companies valuation trends
  • Specific look on China (for graphene) covering key emerging Chinese suppliers, applications and prices
  • Applications examples, pipeline and readiness levels for graphene and CNTs
 
Ten-year segmented market forecasts
  • Ten-year application-segmented market projections for graphene (platelet and film) in tonnes and value.
 
Here, we cover energy storage (li ion, silicon anode, LiS, supercapacitor and other); composites (mechanically-enhanced, permeation-enhanced, conductive, thermal, EMI shielding, conductive 3D printing filaments, tire, other); inks and coatings (anti-corrosion coating, RFID antenna, other); transistors, transparent conductive films, thermal interface materials and so on.
 
  • Ten-year application-segmented market projections for MWCNTs in tonnes and value
 
Here we cover electric vehicle and consumer electronic Li ion batteries, supercapacitors, CNT additives for automotive fuel lines and car body part painting, CNTs for IC trays and similar; other conductive polymer; non-tire rubber additives; tire additives; thin film transistors; transparent conductive films; cable screen shield; and cable replacement.
 
  • Ten-year application-segmented market projections for SWCNT/FWCNT in tonnes and value. Here we cover the same application as above.
 
Review of production processes
  • Graphene: rGO, direct liquid phase exfoliation, plasma, substrate-less CVD, substrate-based CVD and transfer (film type)
  • Carbon nanotubes: laser ablation, arc discharge, catalytic chemical vapour deposition, vertically-aligned growth, etc
 
Application assessment
  • Conductive inks: performance position vs metallic and carbon inks and results-based review of applications such as heating, EMI shielding coatings/films, UV-protecting films, anti-corrosion coatings, RFID antennas, printed sensor electrodes, and so on
  • Supercapacitors: Analysis of supercapacitor devices and their applications; review of results based on graphene and CNTs; assessment of remaining challenges; and overview of various electrode chemistries on the market based on patent analysis
  • Batteries: assessment of the need and challenges in various battery technologies (Li ion, silicon anode Li ion, Li sulphur, etc) and results-based review of role of graphene and CNTs in various batteries as both anode and cathode additives
  • Polymer composites: role of graphene and CNTs as multi-functional (thermal, conductive, permeation, strength enhancement etc) additives in polymers and results-based review of their impact in various polymeric hosts such as PS, PET, PET, ABS, PP, PMMA, PDMS, Epoxy, PC, PI, HDPS, and so on.
  • Other applications including transparent conducting films (with a special focus on film-type CVD graphene), sensors, transistors (with a special focus on 2D materials), tires, water filtration, memory, and so on.
 
Companies
Here we provide interview-based insights into over 100 companies. For a full list see the table of content below.
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Table of Contents
1.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1.Not all graphenes are equal: diversity is intrinsic to the material system
1.2.Trade-offs involved between different production processes
1.3.Explaining the main graphene manufacturing routes
1.4.Quantitative mapping of graphene morphologies on the market (lateral size vs thickness)
1.5.General observations on the market situation
1.6.The hype curve of the graphene industry
1.7.Graphene suppliers categorised by production process (direct exfoliation, rGO, CVD(powder), Plasma, CVD (film), etc.)
1.8.Trends in publications for graphene and other 2D materials
1.9.Large scale investment in graphene research
1.10.Investment in new graphene companies split by specific companies
1.11.Revenue of graphene companies split by 40 specific companies
1.12.Profit and loss of graphene companies from 2013 to 2016
1.13.Value creation for graphene companies: a look at public valuation trends
1.14.The rise of China in graphene (production capacity figures of Chinese graphene manufacturers)
1.15.Patent trends for grapehene: past peak activity?
1.16.Top 15 patent holders: dominance of Asia is clear
1.17.Graphite mines see opportunity in graphene
1.18.Graphene platelet-type: global production capacity by company and split by region and production process type
1.19.The importance of intermediaries
1.20.Graphene platelet-type: pricing trends by supplier and production process
1.21.Quality and consistency issue
1.22.Graphene platelet/powder-based conductors: conductive inks
1.23.Graphene platelet-based conductors: polymer composites
1.24.Graphene: LFP cathode improvement
1.25.Application timeline
1.26.Graphene products and prototypes
1.27.Graphene-enabled sports equipment
1.28.Graphene enabled lithium ion batteries
1.29.Graphene-enabled supercapacitors
1.30.Graphene-enabled lead acid battery
1.31.Graphene-enhanced conductive 3D printing filaments
1.32.Graphene-enabled bike tires
1.33.Graphene-enabled RFIDs and flexible interconnects
1.34.Heating applications
1.35.Graphene-enabled anti-corrosion applications
1.36.ESD films
1.37.Graphene-enabled stretch sensor applications
1.38.Graphene-enabled textile applications
1.39.Graphene-enabled vehicle tire
1.40.Graphene-enabled conductive adhesives and inks
1.41.Graphene-enabled guitar strings and lubricants
1.42.Graphene-enabled transparent conducting film applications
1.43.Graphene-enabled stretch sensor applications
1.44.Introduction to Carbon Nanotubes (CNT)
1.45.CNTs: ideal vs reality
1.46.Not all CNTs are equal
1.47.Price position of CNTs (from SWCNT to FWCNT to MWCNT)
1.48.Price evolution: past, present and future (MWCNTs)
1.49.Production capacity of CNTs globally
1.50.The evolution of accumulated global production capacity from 2016 to 2018
1.51.CNTs: value proposition as an additive material
1.52.CNT: snapshot of market readiness levels of CNT applications
1.53.CNT-polymer composite: performance levels in different polymers
1.54.Conductive plastics: application examples
1.55.Graphene vs. Carbon nanotubes: general observations
2.MARKET PROJECTIONS
2.1.Granular ten year graphene market forecast segmented by 21 application areas
2.2.Ten-year application-segmented graphene market forecast
2.3.Ten-year forecast for graphene platelet vs sheets
2.4.Granular snapshot of the graphene market in 2018
2.5.Granular snapshot of the graphene market in 2029
2.6.Ten-year forecast for volume (MT) demand for graphene platelets
2.7.Ten-year market forecast for MWCNTs segmented by 16 applications in value
2.8.Ten-year market forecast for MWCNTs segmented by 16 applications in tonnes
2.9.Ten-year market forecast for SWCNTs/DWCNTs segmented by application in value
2.10.Ten-year market forecast for SWCNTs/DWCNTs segmented by application in tonnes
3.OVERVIEW OF LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA
3.1.The rise of China in graphene (production capacity figures)
3.2.SuperC Technology Limited: Already making headway in energy storage
3.3.Ningbo Morsh: One of the largest graphene producers?
3.4.2D Carbon (Changzhou)Ltd
3.5.Sixth Element: one of the largest rGO players
3.6.Ningbo Soft Carbon Electronics: R2R CVD graphene growth and transfer
3.7.Wealtech/MITBG: Graphene as heating element
3.8.Tungshu (Dongxu Optoelectronic Technology)
3.9.Deyang Carbonene: Exfoliated graphene for heating
3.10.Other companies: ENN, Nanjing SCF Nanotech Ltd, Hongsong Technology
3.11.Other companies: Liaoning Mote Graphene Technology, Shandon Yuhuang New Energy Technology, Changsha Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy
4.GRAPHENE PRODUCTION (PLATELET TYPE)
4.1.Expanded graphite
4.2.Reduced graphene oxide
4.3.Oxidising graphite: processes and characteristics
4.4.Reducing graphene oxide: different methods
4.5.Direct liquid phase exfoliation: process and characteristics
4.6.Direct liquid phase exfoliation under shear force
4.7.Electrochemical exfoliation
4.8.Properties of electrochemical exfoliated graphene
4.9.Plasma exfoliation
4.10.Substrate-less Plasma
4.11.Substrate-less CVD (chemical vapour deposition)
4.12.Substrate-less CVD: growth of flower like graphene
5.GRAPHENE PRODUCTION (FILM TYPE)
5.1.Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) for film-type graphene
5.2.CVD Graphene
5.3.Growth process of CVD graphene
5.4.The key role of oxygen in CVD graphene growth
5.5.Roll to roll (R2R) growth of CVD graphene film
5.6.The transfer challenge: a showstopper?
5.7.Roll-to-roll transfer of CVD graphene
5.8.Novel methods for transferring CVD graphene
5.9.Using R2R joule heating to enable CVD growth
5.10.Epitaxial: high performance but high cost
5.11.Largest single-crystalline graphene reported ever
5.12.Different production processes (laser ablation and arc discharge)
5.13.Different production processes (catalytic CVD)
5.14.Different production processes (wafer or sheet based catalytic growth)
5.15.Varieties of vertically-aligned pure CNTs
5.16.Benchmarking of different CNT production processes
6.MORPHOLOGY OF GRAPHENE AND CNT MATERIALS
6.1.Pictures of graphene materials
6.2.Pictures of CNT materials
7.GRAPHENE CONDUCTIVE INKS
7.1.Graphene platelet/powder-based conductors: conductive inks
7.2.Applications of conductive graphene inks
7.3.Results of resistive heating using graphene inks
7.4.Heating applications
7.5.Uniform and stable heating
7.6.Results of de-frosting using graphene inks
7.7.Results of de-icing using graphene heaters
7.8.Transparent EMI shielding
7.9.ESD films printed using graphene
7.10.Graphene UV shielding coatings
7.11.Graphene inks can be highly opaque
7.12.RFID types and characteristics
7.13.UV resistant tile paints
7.14.Graphene RFID tags: already a success story?
7.15.Overview of RFID antennas
7.16.Overview of the general RFID antenna market figures
7.17.Cost breakdown of RFID tags
7.18.Methods of producing RFID antennas
7.19.Graphene in glucose test strips
7.20.Printed glucose: what is it?
7.21.Anatomy of a test strip: one example
7.22.Profitability in the test strip industry is falling
7.23.Big four test strip manufacturers are changing to counter decreasing profitability
7.24.Market projections for glucose test strips
8.SUPERCAPACITORS
8.1.Supercapacitors: what are they?
8.2.Supercapacitors: attributes and energy/power density positioning
8.3.Supercapacitors: extended cycle life
8.4.Application pipeline for supercapacitors
8.5.Cost structure of a supercapacitor
8.6.Cost breakdown of supercapacitors
8.7.Supercapacitor electrode mass and cost in transport applications
8.8.Why graphene in supercapacitors?
8.9.Challenges with graphene: surface area is far from the ideal case
8.10.Challenges with graphene: poor out-of-plane conductivity and re-stacking
8.11.Nanocarbons in supercapacitors: pushing the performance envelope
8.12.Promising results on GO supercapacitors
8.13.Promising results on graphene supercapacitors
8.14.Skeleton Technologies' graphene supercapacitors
8.15.Performance of carbon nanotube supercapacitors
8.16.Potential benefits of carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors
8.17.Binder-free CNT film as supercapacitor electrode
8.18.Challenges with the use of carbon nanotubes
8.19.Electrode chemistries of supercapacitor suppliers
9.GRAPHENE AND CNTS IN LI ION BATTERIES
9.1.Historical progress in Li ion batteries
9.2.Electrode mass by battery type
9.3.Cost breakdown of Li ion batteries
9.4.Why nanocarbons in Li batteries
9.5.Why graphene and carbon black are used together
9.6.LFP cathode improvement (PPG Industry)
9.7.Results showing graphene improves LFP batteries (Graphene Batteries)
9.8.Results showing graphene improves NCM batteries (Cabot Corp)
9.9.Results showing graphene improves LiTiOx batteries
9.10.Results showing CNT improves the performance of commercial Li ion batteries (Showa Denko)
9.11.Results showing SWCNT improving in LFO batteries (Ocsial)
9.12.Mixed graphene/CNT in batteries
10.GRAPHENE AND CNTS IN SI ANODE BATTERIES
10.1.Why Silicon anode batteries?
10.2.Overview of Si anode battery technology
10.3.Why silicon anode battery and key challenges?
10.4.Graphene's role in silicon anodes
10.5.Why graphene helps in Si anode batteries: results and strategies
10.6.State of the art results in silicon-graphene anode batteries
10.7.State of the art in silicon-graphene anode batteries (PPG Industries)
10.8.State of the art in silicon-graphene anode batteries (XG Sciences and SiNode)
10.9.State of the art in silicon-graphene anode batteries (CalBatt)
10.10.Samsung's result on Si-graphene batteries
10.11.State of the art in silicon-graphene anode batteries
11.GRAPHENE IN LIS BATTERIES
11.1.Motivation - Why Lithium Sulphur batteries?
11.2.The Lithium sulphur battery chemistry
11.3.Why graphene helps in Li sulphur batteries
11.4.State of the art in use of graphene in Li Sulphur batteries
11.5.State of the art in use of graphene in Li Sulphur batteries (Oxis Energy/Perpetuus Advanced Materials)
11.6.State of the art use of graphene in Li Sulphur batteries (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
11.7.Graphene battery announcement (Grabat)
11.8.Yuhuang's graphene-enabled battery
12.GRAPHENE IN POLYMER COMPOSITES
12.1.General observation on using graphene additives in composites
12.2.Graphene platelet-based conductors: polymer composites
12.3.Commercial results on graphene conductive composites (Nylon 66): the impact of aspect ration
12.4.Graphene as conductive additive in Polyester and PET
12.5.Graphene as conductive additive in PMDS, Natural Rubber and Epoxy
12.6.Graphene as conductive additive in PUA, PC, PDMS
12.7.Conductivity improvement in HDPE
12.8.EMI Shielding: graphene additives in epoxy
12.9.Results showing Young's Modulus enhancement using graphene
12.10.Commercial results on permeation graphene improvement
12.11.Permeation Improvement
12.12.Commercial results on thermal conductivity improvement using graphene
12.13.Thermal conductivity improvement using graphene
13.CNT AS PLASTIC ADDITIVE
13.1.How do CNTs do in conductive composites
13.2.MWCNTs as conductive additives
13.3.Summary of CNT as polymer composite conductive additive
13.4.Summary of CNT as polymer composite conductive additive
13.5.CNT success in conductive composites
13.6.Examples of products that use CNTs in conductive plastics
13.7.Tensile strength: Comparing random vs aligned CNT dispersions in polymers
13.8.Elastic modulus: Comparing random vs aligned CNT dispersions in polymers
13.9.Thermal conductivity: using CNT additives
14.TIRES
14.1.Graphene as additive in tires
14.2.Progress on graphene-enabled bicycle tires
14.3.Carbon black in tires
14.4.Black carbon in car tires
14.5.Mapping of different carbon black types on the market
14.6.CNT and graphene are the least ready emerging tech for tire improvement
14.7.Results on use of graphene in silica loaded tires
14.8.Comments on CNT and graphene in tires
14.9.Total addressable market for graphene in tires
15.INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS AND GLASS
15.1.Transparent conducting films (TCFs)
15.2.Different Transparent Conductive Films (TCFs)
15.3.ITO film assessment: performance, manufacture and market trends
15.4.ITO film shortcomings: flexibility
15.5.ITO film shortcomings: limited sheet conductivity
15.6.ITO films: current prices (2018)
15.7.Indium's single supply risk: real or exaggerated?
15.8.Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: principles
15.9.Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: performance levels and value proposition
15.10.Silver nanowire transparent conductive films: flexibility
15.11.Metal mesh transparent conductive films: operating principles
15.12.Metal mesh: photolithography followed by etching
15.13.Fujifilm's photo-patterned metal mesh TCF
15.14.Embossing/Imprinting metal mesh TCFs
15.15.Komura Tech: improvement in gravure offset printed fine pattern (<5um) metal mesh TCF ?
15.16.Graphene performance as TCF
15.17.Doping as a strategy for improving graphene TCF performance
15.18.Be wary of extraordinary results for graphene
15.19.Graphene transparent conducting films: flexibility
15.20.Graphene transparent conducting films: thinness and barrier layers
15.21.Wuxi Graphene Film Co's CVD graphene progress
15.22.LG Electronics: R2R CVD graphene targeting TCFs?
15.23.Ningbo Soft Carbon Electronics: R2R CVD graphene growth and transfer
15.24.2D Carbon (Changzhou)Ltd: Moving away from CVD type graphene film?
15.25.Other players
16.CNT TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS
16.1.Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: performance
16.2.Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: performance of commercial films on the market
16.3.Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: matched index
16.4.Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: mechanical flexibility
16.5.Carbon nanotube transparent conductive films: stretchability as a key differentiator for in-mould electronics
16.6.Example of 3D touch-sensing surface with CNTs
16.7.Example of wearable device using CNT
16.8.Key players
17.TCF BENCHMARKING AND MARKET ANALYSIS
17.1.Quantitative benchmarking of different TCF technologies
17.2.Technology comparison
17.3.2018-2028 Market forecasts segmented by 10 technologies (value)
18.COMPOSITES
18.1.General observation on using graphene additives in composites
18.2.Commercial results on graphene conductive composites
18.3.Experimental results on graphene conductive composites
18.4.EMI Shielding
18.5.How do CNTs do in conductive composites
18.6.CNT success in conductive composites
18.7.Examples of products that use CNTs in conductive plastics
18.8.Results showing Young's Modulus enhancement using graphene
18.9.Commercial results on permeation graphene improvement
18.10.Permeation Improvement using graphene
18.11.Thermal conductivity improvement using graphene, SWCNT and graphite as a function of wt% and vol%
18.12.Commercial results on thermal conductivity improvement using graphene
18.13.Thermal conductivity improvement using graphene
19.SENSORS
19.1.Graphene GFET sensors
19.2.Fast graphene photosensor
19.3.Graphene humidity sensor
19.4.Optical brain sensors using graphene
19.5.Graphene skin electrodes
19.6.Wearable stretch sensor using graphene
20.OTHER APPLICATIONS
20.1.Anti-corrosion coating
20.2.Imagine Intelligent Textiles geotextile graphene
20.3.Water filtration
20.4.Lockheed Martin's water filtration
20.5.Nantero/Fujitsu CNT memory
20.6.Lintec NTSC CNT sheets
20.7.Future applications
21.GRAPHENE AND 2D MATERIALS FOR TRANSISTORS
21.1.What are transistors?
21.2.Transistor Figures-of-Merit: Transfer characteristics
21.3.Transistor Figures-of-Merit: Output characteristics
21.4.Graphene: the bandgap issue
21.5.Actually performance of graphene transistors
21.6.Actual performance of graphene transistors
21.7.Graphene transistor based on work function modulation
21.8.A range of two materials exist with bandgaps!
21.9.Mobility of 2D materials as a function of bandgap
21.10.Other 2D materials actually work as transistors
21.11.Do 2D materials offer mobility (speed) advantage?
21.12.The point of 2D materials as transistors: 5nm gate & beyond?
21.13.The point of 2D materials as transistors: large area flexible TFTs?
21.14.Stacked materials held together by Van der Waals forces
21.15.Exfoliation non-graphene 2D materials
21.16.Boron Nitride exfoliated
21.17.What it all means for 'future' printed electronics?
21.18.Some words on CVD non-graphene 2D materials
21.19.Effect of growth method on mobility
22.COMPANY PROFILES
22.1.2D Carbon (Changhzou) Ltd
22.2.Abalonyx
22.3.Advanced Graphene Products
22.4.AIST
22.5.Alpha Assembly
22.6.AMO GmbH
22.7.Anderlab Technologies Pvt. Ltd
22.8.Angstron
22.9.Applied Graphene Materials
22.10.Arkema
22.11.AzTrong
22.12.Bayer
22.13.biDimensional
22.14.Birla Carbon
22.15.Bluestone Global Tech
22.16.Bosch
22.17.Brewer Science
22.18.BTU International
22.19.Cabot Corp
22.20.Cambridge Graphene Centre
22.21.Cambridge Nanosystems
22.22.Canatu
22.23.Carbon Waters
22.24.CealTech
22.25.Changsha Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
22.26.Charmtron
22.27.Chasm (ex SWeNT)
22.28.Cnano
22.29.CNM Technologies GmbH
22.30.CPI Graphene Centre
22.31.Deyang Carbonene
22.32.Directa Plus
22.33.Enerage
22.34.Enerize Corporation
22.35.ENN
22.36.Ford
22.37.g2o
22.38.Garmor
22.39.Global Graphene Group
22.40.Gnanomat
22.41.Gnext
22.42.Grafoid
22.43.Graphenano
22.44.Graphene Batteries
22.45.Graphene Devices
22.46.Graphene Frontier
22.47.Graphene Laboratories, Inc
22.48.Graphene Square
22.49.Graphene Technologies
22.50.Graphenea
22.51.Grupo Antoline
22.52.Haydale
22.53.Heraeus
22.54.Hitachi Zosen
22.55.Hongsong Technology
22.56.IBM
22.57.Incubation Alliance
22.58.JC Nano
22.59.Jeio
22.60.Jinan Moxi New Material Technology
22.61.KH Chemical
22.62.LG Chem
22.63.Liaoning Mote Graphene
22.64.Lockheed Martin
22.65.London Graphene Ltd
22.66.Momentive
22.67.Nanjing SFC Nanotech
22.68.Nanocyl
22.69.Nanomedical Diagnostics
22.70.NanoXplore
22.71.Nantero
22.72.Ningbo Morsh
22.73.Ningbo Soft Carbon Electronics
22.74.Nippon Chemicon
22.75.Nokia
22.76.Ocsial
22.77.Perpetuus
22.78.Poly-Ink
22.79.PPG Industries
22.80.Pyrograf
22.81.Raymor Industries
22.82.Samsung
22.83.Shandom Yuhuang New Energy Technology
22.84.Showa Denko
22.85.SiNode
22.86.Sixth Element
22.87.Skeleton Technologies
22.88.Sony
22.89.Solan PV
22.90.Spirit Aerosystem
22.91.Standard Graphene
22.92.SuperC technologies
22.93.Thomas Swan
22.94.Timesnano
22.95.Toray Industries
22.96.Tungshu
22.97.Unidym
22.98.USDA Forest Product Laboratory
22.99.Versarien
22.100.Vorbeck Materials
22.101.Wealtech/MITBG
22.102.William Blythe Ltd
22.103.Wuxi Graphene Film
22.104.XFNAno
22.105.XG Sciences
22.106.Xiamen Knano
22.107.Zyvex

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