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Posted on October 29, 2014 by  & 

The graphene industry finds new market opportunities in California

The 5th IDTechEx conference and tradeshow on graphene and 2D materials- Graphene and 2D Materials LIVE! - has become the annual meeting place for the global graphene industry in California.
Graphene markets will grow from around $20 million in 2014 to more than $390 million in 2024. Graphene can target a broad spectrum of applications therefore the graphene market will grow to consist of multiple subsets. To learn more about the market details please visit our market research report-

New Market Opportunities

Our event is focused on bringing all these subsets and potential target markets together in one place. We achieve this by co-locating our Graphene and 2D Materials LIVE! event alongside other highly-synergic industries such as supercapacitors, 3D printing, printed electronics, OLED lighting, conductive inks and transparent conductive films.
Our event is set to attract 2,500 attendees and 200 exhibitors. The entire audience is relevant as all these industries represent emerging and growing market opportunities for the graphene industry. This model continues to deliver maximum value to our clients as it creates networking, learning and sales opportunities into the highest growth target markets for graphene.
Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, the Head of Consulting at IDTechEx, has helped design the programme. He says "Our event is very unique in that it will not be exclusively graphene so you will not find the usual suspects or mostly your competitors there. Our event brings end users from a variety of sectors together and joins them with suppliers and innovators. It will be full of new networking and business opportunities".
The following graphene companies and institutes will be speaking and exhibiting at our event: Lockheed Martin, NASA, Nokia, Cabot Corporation, ZAPGO, AZ Electronic Materials, Momentive, PPG Industries, Directa Plus, Vittoria, NanoXplore, Abalonyx, Applied Graphene Materials, Incubation Alliance, XG Sciences, Graphene Technologies, Graphene Frontiers, Graphenea, Haydale, AIXTRON, ACS Material, CVD Equipment Corporation, Cornell University, Stevens Institute of Technology, UCLA, etc.


Energy storage is a very attractive target market for graphene. Supercapacitor is a high-growth sector. IDTechEx expects this market to register a 30% CAGR over the coming decade. Graphene may deliver value here thanks to high surface-to-volume ratio and early laboratory results, although technical hurdles that prevent utilisation of the full surface and in-plane conductivity remain. To learn more about the market details please visit our market research report-
Our graphene event is co-located alongside our Supercapacitors USA event. Here, we focus on the future applications, market forecasts and opportunities as well as giving the latest technology trends. Our speakers and exhibitors include BOSCH, EATON, United Chemi-Con, LandRover, Maxwell Technologies, VISEDO, Elbit Systems, Mizzou, Paper Battery Company, Ioxus, Torine e-district, Dreamwearer, Clarkson University, BSAC, University of California Santa Barbara, UCDAVIS.

Printed Electronics and Conductive Inks

IDTechEx find that the total market for printed, flexible and organic electronics will grow from $23.97 billion in 2014 to $70.39 billion in 2024. The majority of that is OLEDs (organic but not printed) and conductive ink used for a wide range of applications. On the other hand, stretchable electronics, logic and memory, thin film sensors are much smaller segments but with huge growth potential as they emerge from R&D. To learn more about the market details please visit our market research report-
The IDTechEx Printed Electronics Show - External Link - is the largest and most well-established event on all strands of printed electronics. It has an extensive programme covering conductive inks, logic and memory, sensors and actuators, printing techniques, etc.

3D Printing

The latest forecasts by IDTechEx, including ten key markets, show that the 3D Printing industry will reach over $14B by 2025. This high-growth market is ultimately restrained by material choices and graphene has huge potential in acting as an additive to bring multi-functionality to a range of 3D printable materials. This has already become a development front for many graphene companies and innovators. To learn more about the market details please visit our market research report-
Our conference has an exciting programme. We will have companies such as BOEING, Flextronics, Printbot, Arevo, Metalysis, 3D Graphene Lab, Solidscape, Optomec, Malubu, SEDS, Tufts University, 3DPonics, TNO, Rextroth, Airwolf 3D, MakeSolid, MakerBot, Cabot Corporation, CRP, etc.

Transparent Conductive films

Transparent conductive films is a $1.2 billion market in 2014 (glass and LCD industry excluded) and one that is set to grow in the next five years. Indium tin oxide (ITO) fully dominates this market today but its grip may be about to weaken as the application requirements change. To learn more about the market details please visit our market research report-
Graphene is one of the contenders in this market. Our event brings many key players in this field. For example, we Canatu, C3nano, Agfa, Nanogap, Engineered Material Systems, and Heraeus will speak or exhibit.
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