Scientists have known about graphene since the 1960’s; however, they were never able to isolate it on its own and learn about its incredible properties. But ever since the ability to quickly and inexpensively produce graphene was discovered a little over ten years ago, researchers have been rapidly finding new and exciting ways to use the cutting-edge material. Made up of carbon atoms a single layer thick, graphene has some truly amazing properties that lend itself to all kinds of high tech applications. At 100 times stronger than steel, not only is graphene one of the strongest materials available, it is completely transparent, both light and power conductive and it can be used to create ultra-thin solar absorbing cells.
The more that scientists work with graphene, the most uses that they discover for it, and it is probably going to be one of the most used materials for the production of next generation consumer electronics and computers in the near future. Naturally, with graphene being such a hot commodity, the bulk market for the material in all of its forms is exploding, and there are more than 100 companies offering graphene materials today. It is available in a wide range of materials, from bulk powder materials, thin transparent cells and even 3D printing filament that is capable of conducting electricity. In 2015 the graphene market reached almost $25 million, and is only expected to grow exponentially over the next several years.
The new Bulk Graphene Pricing Report for 2016 is now being made available by Research and Markets, one of the largest market and product research report resellers in the world. This is the third year that they have released the bulk graphene materials report, and it is now available for purchase and download from the Research and Markets website. While Research and Markets already offers several graphene market reports, most of them tend to cover the material as a whole, or just individual markets that can use the material. The new Bulk Graphene Pricing Report is tailored specifically to focus on the full market selection of bulk powder material types of graphene products.
The report covers everything from competition based pricing and the analysis of demand based pricing that both sellers and potential buyers can be expected to see. The report was designed to help users understand in which industries graphene is most likely to find useful applications, what price users can be expected to pay for the year and at what price points products made with the material will be considered competitive with traditional materials. It is an ideal tool for businesses and researchers to gain a better understanding of the material and improve their ability to purchase and sell it at fair market values.
For the new 2016 version of the Bulk Graphene Pricing Report, the authors added a bunch of new content to make the report even more comprehensive. It now offers demand-based pricing analysis of several graphene applications, including energy storage, conductive inks and filaments, and thermal management uses. It offers comparative analysis of similar 2D materials like carbon nanotubes to graphene, and the production capacities of the top 16 graphene producers. The 2016 report is 52 pages of brand new research and analysis that includes 14 figures and diagrams and 12 easy to understand tables. You can download the report here. Discuss further in the Graphene & 3D Printing Materials forum over at 3DPB.com.