leading industry analyst firm based here, today announced it has released an
updated analysis of the conductive silver inks market. According to NanoMarkets'
analysis and forecast, sales of such inks will see declines for the next few
years before the market begins a recovery in 2011. NanoMarkets projects that
the market will achieve $1.6 billion in revenues by 2015. Additional details
about the report are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/.
According to NanoMarkets, several factors are pointing to a decline in the silver
inks business. Demand for consumer electronics and automobiles has declined
and will remain depressed for several quarters. The firm has also significantly
lowered its expectations for the RFID sector as the current environment and
more conservative actions taken by companies will slow the deployment of item-level
RFID and with it the need for silver inks for both antennas and chip contacts.
NanoMarkets still expects to see substantial business for silver inks emerging
from the solar panel metallization, especially as energy prices begin to increase
again. NanoMarkets believes that lower silver prices will help silver conductive
inks manufacturers stave off competition from copper and other inks in the near
future. However, as inflationary pressures resume in 2010 NanoMarkets expects
renewed impetus for alternative approaches to conductive inks.
About the Report:
NanoMarkets' report, Silver Inks and Pastes for Printable Electronics: 2008-2015
(Revised Edition) quantifies the opportunities for silver inks in both traditional
applications and in RFID, Photovoltaics, Displays, Sensors and Lighting. The
report covers the future of both conventional inks and pastes and the new nanosilver
inks. Printing types covered include screen, inkjet, flexo and gravure. Detailed
volume and value forecasts are provided for each application, including a breakout
by ink and printing technology type with completely updated numerical projections
with a discussion of possible high-end and low-end scenarios for silver conductive
inks markets. These scenarios enable the conductive ink community to plan successfully
for the highly uncertain future that they now face. We have also included revised
profiles of influential suppliers of silver inks including announcements and
developments since the original version of this report. The new profiles show
how and where silver conductive inks are producing new products and making investments.
Posted November 21st, 2008