This study covers the global market for conductive polymer capacitors, including solid polymer and liquid + polymer designs in tantalum, aluminum, niobium and carbon dielectrics. The study includes global demand for conductive polymer capacitors in terms of volume and value by dielectric, type, case size, world region, and end-use market segment. Also included is a competitive analysis and market share data by conductive polymer type and dielectric.
This report is time sensitive as it documents and forecasts the coming changes in the conductive polymer capacitor market and how these devices will become increasingly more standardized for general-purpose applications in multiple end-use market segments.
Solid polymer versions of these devices that employ a conductive polymer will continue to displace older technologies such as manganese nitrate (Ta205) and liquid electrolytes (Al203). There is confusion among the many aluminum capacitor vendors, tantalum capacitor vendors, and polymer materials suppliers about which is the most cost effective method for developing quality low ESR solid electrolytic capacitors. There are also issues of health and safety that are causing vendors and customers to move toward conductive polymer cathodes.
Conductive polymers discussed in this report include polythiophene, polyppyrole and polyaniline employed as cathode materials through dipping or gas pressurization.