Albany, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/16/2014 -- Metal meshes - previously not under serious consideration as transparent conductors because of their lack of transparency - have now overcome their limitations and are seen as serious competition for ITO in touch-screen sensors and large display, lighting and solar panels. In some cases, ITO and metal meshes may even be used to together.
Metal meshes on film have been around for many years, but it is only in the past couple of years that new deposition and materials technologies have allowed meshes to serve as a transparent conductor for real world applications. Many of the new generation of metal meshes use silver, but some now use copper, which had previously mostly been ruled out for transparent conductor markets.
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With the new opportunities that these trends imply, NanoMarkets is issuing this special industry analysis report on the markets for metal meshes. This report contains a granular seven-year forecast of the metal mesh market, with break outs by volume and value and the type of application. We also discuss the strategies of the growing number of metal mesh manufacturers, many of which have recently reported performance improvements in recent months. This report takes a look at all these companies and evaluates their offerings, capabilities, and readiness for volume production.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1. Background to this report
1.2. Objectives and scope of this report
1.3. Methodology of this report
1.4. Plan of this report
Chapter 2: Metal Mesh Transparent Conductors –Technologies and Capabilities
2.1. How does metal mesh fit into the transparent conductor market?
2.1.1. Growing interest in meshes
2.1.2. Comparison with other transparent conductors
2.2. Key advantages of metal meshes
2.3. Limitations of metal meshes
2.4. Silver or copper?
2.5. The future of metal meshes: recent developments
2.6. Key points from this chapter
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Chapter 3: Applications and Markets for Metal Mesh Transparent Conductors
3.1. Touch: The killer app
3.1.1. Capacitive touch screens – opportunities for metal mesh
3.1.2. Resistive touch screens – opportunities for metal mesh
3.1.3. Challenges going forward
3.2. Large displays and OLED lighting
3.2.1. Why metal meshes?
3.2.2. Moving toward larger panels
3.2.3. OLED lighting
3.3. Solar panels
3.3.1. Thin film PV – opportunities for metal mesh
3.3.2. Organic and DSC PV – opportunities for metal mesh
3.4. Combining metal meshes with ITO
3.5. Other applications
3.6. Key points from this chapter
Chapter 4: Key Firms to Watch
4.4. Other firms
4.4.1. Dai Nippon Printing
4.4.5. Hitachi Chemical
4.4.6. Mirae Nanotech
4.4.7. Poly IC
4.4.9. Suzhou Nanogrid Technology/O-Film Tech
4.4.12. Young Fast
4.5. Key points from this chapter
Chapter 5: Forecasts for metal meshes as transparent conductors
5.1. Forecasts for metal mesh and overall transparent conductor markets by application
5.2. Forecasts for metal meshes in touch-screen sensors
5.3. Forecasts for metal meshes in PV panels
5.4. Forecasts for metal meshes in large displays and OLED lighting
5.5. Key points from this chapter
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