R. Collins, K. Ghaffarzadeh
Keywords: graphene, carbon nanotubes, market forecast, player analysis
Summary:Is The Tipping Point For Graphene Commercialisation Approaching? As the hype for graphene fades the revenue increase reaches its inflection point. Graphene offers tremendous opportunities in numerous sectors. Indeed, IDTechEx forecast that it will become a ca. $500m market by 2029. Despite this, many graphene companies are in that crucial step where they finally must convert their numerous leads into sales. Significant orders have been observed for plastic pipelines, heat spreaders, wear resistant liners, anti-corrosion coatings, and energy storage devices. And this is just the start. Numerous sectors will adopt this material over the next 5-years after a prolonged period of in-house testing and supply chain immaturity. In this talk, IDTechEx outline the past, present and future of graphene whilst considering trends in production capacity, price, revenues, and applications. Graphene commercialization, in many ways, is following in the footsteps of CNTs. This technology too experienced a hype cycle but now is making a steady but fairly quiet commercial progress. Indeed, it has entered the phase of rapid volume growth partially thanks to its falling price over the past few years. In this talk, we will consider the past, present and future of CNTs in terms of the evolution of industry production capacity, price, revenues, and applications.