Paumanok Inc. released research project report “Nickel Electrode Powder and Paste: World Markets, Technologies and Opportunities: 2019-2024 , which takes a detailed look at the global market for ultra-high purity nickel electrode powders and pastes consumed as the electrode layers of multilayered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCC).
This study updates the 1995 and 2005 studies of the same title by the same publisher and the same author. The study analyzes the global value and volume of consumption for nickel electrode MLCC powder, as well as the average price per kilogram over time as benchmarked by the prior studies. The study establishes the long-term historical value, volume and pricing for nickel electrode powder over time.
The study discusses
- the world’s top customers for nickel electrode powder by country and world region, including an analyses of all known factories producing MLCC by country (80+ MLCC Factories By Country and Location Worldwide).
- the detailed “matching systems” for nickel electrode powder and pastes in ceramic dielectrics and termination materials, and synergies between vendors of PBM and BME, barium titanate and additive materials.
- details the value of consumption for nickel electrode powder by particle size, and establishes price and end-product consumption points of differentiation based upon the mean particle size of the powder (<0.1, 0.1-0.19, 0.2-0.3, 0.4 to 0.5+ nm diameter).
The study addresses the global paste nickel electrode paste markets for MLCC, detailing the supply chain from powder to paste and addresses how some of the best pastes are available form the merchant market, but how most paste is produced captive by the MLCC manufacturers. Most importantly the study addresses recent changes in the market, including the captive development of nickel electrode powder and paste by some of the world’s top MLCC producers. Market share data for (1) nickel powders and (2) nickel pastes are also given by vender.
MLCC ROADMAP FORWARD
The study also shows the roadmap of development with respect to the application of nickel electrode powder in MLCC going forward and the recent breakthroughs in nanotechnology and paste development that have enabled
(A) a dramatic increase in capacitance value in microfarads per MLCC, as well as a
(B) potential to increase voltage per MLCC to threaten alternative electrolytic capacitor technologies.
The outlook for nickel electrode powder consumed in MLCC is discussed in terms of its ability to win new designs in emerging markets as it competes against related electrostatic and electrolytic material systems. The study also addresses recent spikes in MLCC market activity, MLCC shortages and “EOL” timeliness, and the resulting capacity expansion by the major MLCC manufacturers in 2019 as well as long term market forecasts to 2024.
ISBN: 1-89-3211-38-X (2019)
180 Pages, 80 Figures;
Published September 2019.