released a new report, "Silver Inks and Pastes: 2009 to 2016." This
report provides an eight-year forecast of silver inks and pastes used for electronic
devices, including photovoltaics, displays, solid-state lighting, RFID, sensors,
and traditional thick-film applications. According to the report, revenues from
silver inks and pastes will reach around $3.6 billion in 2016.
Further details about the report are available at www.nanomarkets.net. Executive
summaries for registered press are available upon request.
Since NanoMarkets' last related report the price of silver has almost doubled.
And while silver remains unchallenged as a printed conductor, the rapid increase
in silver prices will have real consequences for lower end items including RFID
tags and other "disposables." On the other hand, NanoMarkets believes
that cost pressures will once again give nanosilver ink makers a chance to establish
their product lines as a credible alternative to more traditional silver ink
On the applications front, the increasingly important role of OLED lighting
in the market -- as a result of both its aesthetics and the regulatory push
to use more energy efficient lighting -- in turn means a greater demand for
silver inks for printing electrodes and bus bars. Thin film photovoltaics will
provide an increased demand for silver inks, while in the crystalline silicon
solar panel industry, there is a trend towards thinner, more fragile substrates
that are best metalized with touchless jetted nanosilver. One other market that
bears watching is the emerging Smart Grids area that will require higher volumes
of components like capacitors -- and the thick-film silver that they use --
to facilitate decentralized energy production and storage.
About the Report:
NanoMarkets' report, "Silver Inks and Pastes: 2009 to 2016" provides
the firm's latest analysis and forecasts of the market for silver inks and pastes
for both traditional thick-film applications and newer emerging applications.
The report includes projections of inks broken out by type and application and
in volume and value for the next eight years. Amid the backdrop of market challenges
and uncertainties and efforts to improve silver inks in terms of cost and performance,
this report identifies the key materials and manufacturing strategies most likely
to generate profits as well as the application areas that will most benefit
from these developments.
The report provides analyses of key players in the silver inks and pastes arena
including: Advanced Nano Products (ANP), Bayer Material Science, CIMA NanoTech,
Creative Materials, DuPont, Ferro, Harima Chemical, Henkel Electronics, InkTec,
Methode Development Company, NanoMas, NovaCentrix, Parelec, Sigma Technologies,
Sun Chemical, and others.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in electronics
created by developments in advanced materials. For a full listing of the firm's
reports and downloadable white papers and report summaries please visit www.nanomarkets.net.