Graphene Market

Graphene Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

SR496868 | 26-Mar-2021 | 170 Pages | Mordor Intelligence |


The Global Graphene Market was valued at USD 127.12 million in 2020 and the market is projected to register a CAGR of over 70% during the forecast period (2021-2026). The researchers and graphene manufacturers, around the world, are insisting graphene as a potential material in aiding to win the battle against the pandemic. The explanations for such potential could be found in graphene’s inherent characteristics, like antibacterial/antiviral properties, which are favorable qualities for manufacturing medical sensors and devices. From the past graphene has been extensively used for manufacturing medical sensors due to its microbial-repellency. The properties of graphene can be harnessed in the medical industry in various ways and fighting COVID-19 could be one among these. For instance, LIGC Applications, a protective masks producer, introduced Guardian G-Volt - face masks with a graphene filtration system that can be sterilized and safely re-used. The mask is having been equipped with an in-built graphene filtration system which is said to be 99% effective against particles over 0.3 micrometers, and 80% effective against anything smaller.

- Over the medium term, rising demand for printed electronics is likely to boost the market demand. The major component for printed electronics is conductive or semi-conductive ink. The printing speed is faster for graphene-based inks, which has led to the increased focus on graphene-based inks for printed electronics and has become one of the major applications of graphene.
- Various factors, like the lack of commercial production and consumer awareness along with limited application scope, are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.
- Asia-Pacific dominated the market, holding a share of around 60%. This was primarily due to the rising demand from electronics and telecommunication, and healthcare industries.

Key Market Trends

Electronics & Telecommunication Industry to Dominate the Market

- Electronics and telecommunications is the largest end-user industry for graphene and its derivative products. Graphene is used in a wide range of applications in both, electronic and telecommunication industry.
- In electronics and telecommunications, graphene is used for various applications, including unbreakable touchscreens, transistors, supercharged batteries (enhanced lithium-ion batteries), optical electronics, printed electronics, and conductive inks, among others.
- Over the last few years, widespread research into the properties and applications of graphene has been observed, and the material has been proposed as a potential replacement for silicon in many electronics applications.
- Graphene has several useful properties that include high mechanical strength, very high electron mobility, and superior thermal conductivity.
- Conventional battery electrode materials (and prospective ones) are significantly improved when enhanced with graphene. Graphene can make batteries that are light, durable, and suitable for high capacity energy storage, as well as shorten charging times while extending the battery’s lifetime.
- In addition, graphene is set to modernize the smartphone industry by replacing existing touchscreen technology. Graphene is considerably cheaper than the materials used in most modern smartphones and is much more agile. Graphene is used on a commercial scale in optoelectronics, specifically touchscreens (for smartphones, tablet, desktop computers, and televisions), liquid crystal displays (LCD), and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).
- The global consumer electronics industry has been growing rapidly across the world, over the years, owing to the consistently increasing demand for cellular phones, portable computing devices, gaming systems, and other personal electronic devices. The Indian electronics market is expected to reach USD 400 billion by 2025. Additionally, India is expected to become the fifth-largest consumer electronics and appliances industry in the world by 2025. The number of smartphone users in China is growing rapidly. The number of smartphone users in China was 712.8 million in 2018, and it is expected to reach 868.2 million by 2023.
- Overall, the various potential applications of graphene in electronics and telecommunications are projected to increase the consumption of graphene at an exponential rate, during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

- Asia-Pacific region accounted for the largest share, accounting for around 60% of the total market, with most of the demand coming from China, and it is also expected to register the highest CAGR of during the forecast period.
- China has the world’s largest electronics production base and offers a tough competition to the existing upstream producers, such as South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. Electronic products, such as smartphones, OLED TVs, and tablets, have the highest growth rates in the consumer electronics segment of the market, in terms of demand. With the increase in the disposable incomes of the middle-class population, the demand for electronic products is projected to increase steadily in the future, thereby, driving the market studied.
- The electronics manufacturing industry is constantly expanding in China, as a result of low cost and increasing demand for electronics products. With the increase in the disposable income of the middle-class population, the demand for electronic products is projected to grow in the near future.
- The Chinese aerospace policy represents one of the most comprehensive attempts to enter the top levels of aerospace development and production. Under the plan, ‘Made in China 2025’, it is expected that China is likely to supply over 10% home-made commercial aircraft to the domestic market by 2025. This is expected to propel the demand for graphene during the forecast period.
- Furthermore, increasing solar projects in the country are, in turn, likely to boost the demand for graphene in PV cells at a rapid rate during the forecast period. For instance, in 2019 first half, according to CPIA, more than 30% of the solar cells are produced by Chinese manufacturers as compared to the previous year.
- However, China, being a major manufacturing hub across the world, has been severely affected by the recent break down of COVID-19.
- Both the electronics and aerospace sectors are likely to be severely affected in 2020 and recover slowly during the forecast period. Shutdown of air transport is likely to be a major factor for the decline of the graphene market in this sector.
- Owing to the stalling of manufacturing activities across the country, the scenario is expected to affect the global economy very widely and also the demand for the market studied in 2020.

Competitive Landscape

The global graphene market is partially consolidated, among the top few players. With continuous and active research and the development of graphene for newer and emerging applications, a lot of new players are venturing into the market, leading to a fragmented market among the small, but active players. Key players in the market include Global Graphene Group, Ningbo Morsh Technology, Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology Co. Ltd., XG Sciences Inc., and Perpetuus Advanced Materials, among others.

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