SOURCE: NanoMarkets

November 16, 2009 14:14 ET

New NanoMarkets Report Predicts Revenues for Silver Inks and Pastes for Printed Electronics to Reach $3.6 Billion by 2016

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - NanoMarkets, a Virginia-based industry analyst firm, has 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 Executive summaries for registered press are available upon request.

Key findings:

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 offerings.

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.

About NanoMarkets:

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

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