Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: IDTechEx’s latest insights

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Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, a leading expert and Research Director at IDTechEx has released the latest report on Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes.

The report, titled Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2019-2029, was recently published.

A new phase of growth for Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes

Dr Ghaffarzadeh argues: “Graphene is entering a new phase of growth. The industry has accumulated significant experience over the past 10-12 years and in this article, IDTechEx Research offers opinions about the recent past and the future outlook of the graphene industry and its applications. The article draws from the detailed report ‘Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2019-2029’.”

“The graphene industry has spent many years to arrive at a set of applications which make commercial sense. The early years were a divergent exploration phase in which players pursued numerous opportunities across diverse and often unrelated markets.”

A roadmap of Graphene applications

Figure 1. Indicative graphene application roadmap sample. Click here to download the full version of the table with a full list of target applications. Source: IDTechEx Research

Some of the interest applications outlined in the IDTechEx report include:

  • Graphene added to wear liners used in cement production or mining equipment;
  • Graphene in high-performance polyeurethanes to improve tensile strength and adhesion resilience; and
  • Graphene-TPU for the automotive industry such as in automotive dashboard soft skins.

Ghaffarzadeh adds: “We are now at a more convergent and focused phase during which a realistic application pipeline is establishing itself. At first, the industry overestimated the value proposition of graphene to different sectors. However, it is now more realistic about segment-specific prospects although some recalibration of expectations as well as segment-specific value propositions is still ongoing. The building of this commercial application know-how is an important and indispensable part of the learning curve of the industry and represents a source of competitive advantage.”

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