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Printed Battery Markets - 2011

Category: Transport, Energy & Environment Published: Aug 2011 View Contents
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Printed batteries achieve low cost by adopting solution processing for manufacturing. They also tend to have thin and flexible form factors. As a result this new kind of battery is highly suitable for powering new high-volume electronics applications such as powered smart cards, smart packaging, and disposable electronics.

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We have been providing analysis of the printed battery sector for more than five years and notes that after a long gestation period, these batteries are now shipping. With this in mind, we are publishing this new report on emerging business opportunities in the printed battery sector. In the markets in which they will compete, printable batteries will face significant competition, both from conventional batteries and from higher-performance thin-film batteries. As a result, key objectives of this report are to identify where the market sweet spots are for printed batteries and where the acceptable price points for these new devices are to be found. Another goal of the report is to analyze the product/ market strategies that are currently being utilized by leading players in the printed battery space.

The report also provides an assessment of the latest technology and product directions in the printed battery sector. In particular, we consider the commercial impact of future printable electrolytes and the development of related energy storage devices such as supercapacitors that use printing in a major part of their manufacturing. In common with other NanoMarkets reports, this report on printable batteries also includes a granular eight-year forecast of shipments and an assessment of new technologies and products. This report is part of NanoMarkets ongoing covering of emerging energy storage markets that are enabled by developments in the advanced materials sector. NanoMarkets will also soon publish companion reports on markets for thin-film batteries and new electrode materials for lithium batteries.

This new kind of battery is highly suitable for powering new high-volume electronics applications such as powered smart cards, smart packaging, and disposable electronics.