Global Graphene Market - 2019-2026
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The global graphene market was worth $XX billion in 2018 and is forecasted to reach $XX billion by 2026, at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period.
Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms in a honeycomb crystal lattice (hexagons), and is the single building-block of graphite. It is the strongest material in the world, while being lightweight and with extraordinary electrical, thermal and optical properties. Graphene has a lot of possible applications in various fields like batteries, sensors, solar panels, electronics and more.
Increasing applications of graphene in energy and storage industry is driving the market. The emerging trends in portable and wearable electronics promote the design of flexible energy storage systems. Flexible supercapacitors and batteries as promising energy storage devices have attracted tremendous attention. Graphene is the best material for the flexible energy storage systems owing to its properties such as large surface area, good thermal and chemical stability, high conductivity and mechanical flexibility. Further, graphene-based batteries have many applications. Also, growing R&D activities and large graphite reserves will boost the market further. The industry is at its promising stage of commercialization. More than 75% of the graphene was used for R&D and prototype preparation by research institutes, universities, in 2017. Major companies in the world such as Nokia, Samsung, Intel, IBM, and others are making investments on Graphene based energy storage systems.
High capital investment, stringent environmental regulations, high price of equipment and technical limitations for commercial production are the factors that are hindering the market growth. There are many graphene production companies in the world. But the production of graphene is relatively small and prices are very high due to expensive production process.
Based on type the global graphene market is broadly segmented as monolayer graphene, few layer graphene, multi-layer graphene, graphene nano platelets and others. The graphene nanoplatelets segment is the leading segment owing to its wide applications in key end-user segments such as flexible electronic displays and supercapacitors. In experimental tests and setup, graphene nano platelets have exhibited high power density, comparable to the high-power lithium ion batteries in use at present. Thus graphene nanoplatelets can very well replace lithium ion batteries owing to its high flexibility, lightweight, and thin dimensions. The mass production of graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) is possible through the exfoliation of flake graphite in the tricomponent system made by the combination of ammonium persulfate, concentrated sulfuric acid, and fuming sulfuric acid. Graphene Nano Platelets (GNP) market was valued at USD 19.94 million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 177.75 million by 2025 with a CAGR of 31.71% during the forecast period 2018 to 2025.
Based on the application, the global graphene market is segmented into electronics, energy & storage, bio-medicals, composites and others. The energy and storage segment is expected to witness robust growth rate during the forecast period owing to graphene's unique properties such as high mechanical flexibility, large surface area, chemical stability, superior electric and thermal conductivities. Graphene is useful in a wide range of batteries including redox flow, metal-air, lithium-sulfur and, more importantly, lithium-ion batteries. Graphene can be chemically processed into various forms suitable for both the positive and negative electrodes, enabling the fabrication of an all-graphene battery with an ultrahigh energy density. The companies are increasingly focused on the R&D of graphene-based batteries to take advantage of being the first ones to capture majority market share. For instance, in September 2018, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. announced the use of graphene-based technology in its newest device, Honor Magic 2, with the device battery likely to be infused with graphene-assisted heat-resistant technology so as to keep the battery cool during charge.
Global graphene market is segmented by geographic region which includes North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America and Asia pacific markets are projected to be the major consumers of graphene due to high demand of energy and electronic products. Asia-Pacific has major proven reserves for graphene particularly in countries like China and India. Other regions such as North America is also contributing in low cost production of graphene with latest technology fueling the growth of global graphene market. The driving factors of the Asia-Pacific market include presence of large graphite mines in China, ongoing research on graphene in India, China, Japan, Korea, & Taiwan, and huge scope in electronics applications in this region. China is the dominant market accounting for 58% of total APAC market in 2017. Apart from China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are leading producers of graphene.
The global Graphene market is competitive with the presence of various small and large players in the market. Multinational companies are dominating the global graphene market in recent years. CVD Equipment Corporation, Haydale Graphene Industries PLC, First Graphene, XG Sciences Corporation, and Versarien PLC are the prominent players in the global graphene market and are benefited with new production technologies. CVD Equipment Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Central Islip, New York. CVD Equipment Corporation, a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems and materials announced that it has completed the purchase of the Company's planned additional facility, located at 555 North Research Place, Central Islip, NY in 2018. However, Stringent environmental regulations in various countries are affecting the competitive landscape in global graphene market.
In September 2018, NanoXplore Inc. and Sigma Industries Inc. are announces that they entered into an arrangement agreement pursuant to which NanoXplore will acquire all of the outstanding Sigma common shares and convertible debentures.
In July 2018, First Graphene Ltd has collaborated with Flinders University to launch the 50% owned 2D Fluidics Pty Ltd to commercialize the Vortex Fluidic Device.
In March 2018, NanoXplore Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Paradigm Capital Inc. and GMP Securities L.P. for a "bought deal" private placement offering of units of the Company (the "Units") at a price per unit of $1.65 (the "Unit Price") for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately USD 8 million.
In December 2017, CVD Equipment Corporation, a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems and materials announced that it has completed the purchase of the Company's planned additional facility, located at 555 North Research Place, Central Islip, NY.
In November 2017, CVD Equipment Corporation acquired assets of MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.
In March 2017, Grafoid Inc. launched its Ion Selective GPURE Graphene Polymer Nano-porous Membrane for Lithium-Ion battery applications.
In August 2016, Haydale Graphene Industries PLC launched graphene-enhanced PLA filaments for 3D printing at the TCT show in Birmingham.
In August 2016, Haydale Composite Solutions Team up with Filamentprint (UK) Ltd and Fullerex Ltd launched Graphene Enhanced PLA Filaments for 3D printing at the TCT Show.