June 14, 2011
Wellesley, Mass. – According to a new technical market research report, GRAPHENE: TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETS (AVM075A) from BCC Research (www.bccresearch.com), the global market value for graphene-based products will be worth an estimated $67 million in 2015 and is expected to increase to $675.1 million in 2020, for a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58.7%.
The largest segment of the market, made up of capacitors, is expected to increase at a five-year CAGR of 67.2%, from $26 million in 2015 to $340 million in 2020.
The second-largest segment, made up of structured materials, is expected to reach $91 million in 2020. The market in 2015 is expected to be $17.5 million. Thus, the five-year CAGR is projected to be 39.1%.
The segment made up of displays is expected to be valued at $43.8 million in 2020. Its value in 2015 is expected to be negligible.
The segment made up of photovoltaics is projected to be $7.5 million in 2015 and to increase to $35 million in 2020 at a CAGR of 36.1%.
The thermal management segment is expected to be valued at $15 million in 2015 and to rise at a CAGR of 8.4% to reach $22.5 million in 2020.
The segment made up of other products is expected to be $1 million in 2015 and to increase at a CAGR of 169.7% to reach $142.8 million in 2020.
Despite the heightened interest surrounding graphene since the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Geim and Novoselov for their research on graphene, the commercial market for graphene-based products was essentially zero in 2009-2010. BCC expects the first commercially significant sales of graphene products to develop before 2015.
Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon whose strength, flexibility, and electrical conductivity have opened up new horizons for high-energy particle physics research and electronic, optical, and energy applications.
Potential electronics applications of graphene include ultra-small transistors, super-dense data storage, touch screens, and wearable electronics. In the energy field, potential applications include ultracapacitors to store and transit electrical power and highly efficient solar cells.
Some researchers argue that graphene’s greatest potential lies in its ability to conduct light as well as electricity. They believe that graphene can improve the efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and aid in the production of next-generation devices like flexible touch screens, photodetectors, and ultrafast lasers.
The goal of this report is to survey emerging graphene technologies and applications, identify those that are most likely to achieve significant commercial sales in the next five years to 10 years, and develop quantitative estimates of potential sales.
This report is intended especially for marketing executives, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, and other readers with a need to know where the emerging graphene market is headed.
The report has not been written specifically for scientists and technologists. However, the report’s findings concerning the market for their work, including the availability of government and corporate research funding for different technologies and applications, should interest them as well.
Graphene: Technologies, Applications, and Markets( AVM075A )
Publish Date: Feb 2011
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