11 Feb 10. New NanoMarkets Report Sees $1.7bn ($US) Market for Carbon-Based Inks, Pastes and Coatings for Electronics Applications. Glen Allen, VA: NanoMarkets, a Virginia-based analyst firm, has just issued a new report that predicts a $1.7bn ($US) market opportunity for carbon-based inks, pastes and coatings for electronics applications. The report notes that while silver grabs most of the headlines in printed electronics, carbon is a big business opportunity not only as a supporting player but also in its own right. And, the new carbon nanomaterials-carbon nanotubes and graphene-promise to offer silver a run for its money even in the applications where silver is currently dominant. Additional details about the report including a table of contents and excerpt are
available at www.nanomarkets.net[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103023640688&s=29435&e=001RwP35fUx4kS0zVnvtH0Shs4LlTzcW3Eyz_INBqa7OIEi7wNgbg3bOeVgN4QhV-nm1Nebo8lm1ZqS15K6lr4x4ooqkkQzH8p4eRejYsMdX6_F_lGk1S_4JzZ5bchYf1yoDVh5mJkoMwmXuocghb6NEACwwqZxBITw2fGnMKzo3dKbndAFJBm5RA==].
From the Report: While NanoMarkets’ new report projects that conventional carbon materials will remain dominant over the next several years, carbon nanotubes (CNT) are beginning to emerge and graphene will also emerge within just a few years. These two materials will comprise close to 50% of the total carbon materials market in 2017 as they not only enhance the performance of conventional carbon but also become competitive with silver in some applications, like RFID antennas. Traditional thick-film applications, making up almost 40% of the market in 2010, will fall in significance in favor of high-growth energy-related applications such
as photovoltaics, lead-carbon ultrabatteries, and supercapacitors over the next two to three years. By 2017 NanoMarkets sees these three applications as comprising almost 60% of the market for carbon-based inks, pastes and coatings. And, the high conductivity of carbon nanotubes and graphene will provide a new, potentially lower-cost alternative to costly silver and ITO. Transparent conductive applications will comprise almost 10% of the carbon market by 2017.
Feb 10. The London Diplomatic List: 2010 Edition. The January 2010 edition of The London Diplomatic List is now available from TSO and from The Parliamentary Bookshop (Tel: 020-7219 3890), for £13:00. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 10/07, 15 Feb 10)
10 Feb 10. Armed Forces: Defence Committee Report. The Defence Committee published (10 Feb 10) a Report on Readiness and Recuperation of the Armed Forces: Looking Towards the Strategic Defence Review. The main parts of the Report consider: Readiness (with each Service examined in turn); The Strategic Defence Review and Recuperation.
The Report concludes that the Armed Forces have been operating above Defence Planning Assumptions for some time. The Strategic Defence Review “will have to determine how the readiness of the Armed Forces should be balanced with the importance of maintaining a broad range of Defence capabilities which are appropriately resourced.”.
Comment: The Report includes a considerable amount of interesting information and is published with copies of four evidence sessions: 3 Feb 09; 10 Feb 09; 28 Apr 09 (Defence Secretary Hutton) & 24 Nov 09 (Defence Secretary Ainsworth). The Report is published as HC 53, for £15:50. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 10/07, 15 Feb 10)
Feb 10. Medical Treatment: National Audit Office (NAO) Report. The NAO published (10 Feb 10) a Report on Treating Injury and Illness Arising on Military Operations. The Report considers: The Delivery of Medical Care; Treating the Seriously Injured; Minor Injury & Illness and Mental Health Care. The background facts to the Report note that 522 Service personnel were seriously injured on Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan between October 2001 and October 2009. Personnel on Operations attended medical facilities 125,000 times for minor injur