By Gary Thomas
Research and Markets has included IDTechEx’s new report titled ‘Graphene: Analysis of Technology, Markets and Players 2013-2018’ in its catalogue.
Graphene holds potential to deliver superior material properties in virtually all applications. Researchers call the nanomaterial as the ‘wonder’ or ‘superlative’ material thanks to its remarkable performance. However, there is a difference between reality and hype and this report discusses this difference in detail utilizing IDTechEx’s in-depth knowledge on the graphene technology and industry.
IDTechEx predicts a sale of 100 million dollars of graphene in 2018 for use in a variety of applications, which include logic and memory, sensors, ITO replacement, composites, super capacitors, smart packaging, RFID, and much more.
The report provides the forecast data in terms of mass and value for every market segment. The forecast models are on the basis of IDTechEx’s in-depth market knowledge at application level, its key evaluation of graphene's value proposition per target market and current and estimated commercial activity at each company level. The knowledge base was developed by interviewing key players operating in the market and garnering and analyzing the latest data from all across the world.
According to IDTechEx, different varieties of graphene are available and each one has a unique microstructure, oxygen content, layer number, and much more. Hence, each type demonstrates a different set of properties, thus targeting a variety of markets.
Many different methods are available for graphene production. IDTechEx focuses on the assessment of the graphene quality, cost structure and potential volume production capability for every technique. Techniques covered in the report include oxidization-reduction, liquid-phase exfoliation, chemical vapor deposition, micro-cleavage and different plasma methods.
The report also profiles key players of the industry including AMO, Aneeve, BASF, Catalyx Nanotech, Carbon Solutions, Carben Semicon, Cheaptubes, Durham Graphene Science, GRAnPH Nanotech, Graphene Frontiers, Graphene Square, Graphene Laboratory, Graphene Industries, Graphene Energy, to name a view.