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Study Forecasts Higher Prices For Capacitor Materials

Paumanok Publications’ 2008 analysis of the global capacitor foil supply chain predicts rising costs for etched anode and cathode foils consumed in aluminum electrolytic capacitors between 2008 and 2013.

The study, "Capacitor Foils: World Market Outlook: 2008-2013" forecasts demand for thin dielectric aluminum foils used in capacitor anodes and cathodes to 2013 based upon consumption in various types and configurations of aluminum electrolytic capacitors (radial, v-chip, h-chip, snap-mount, screw terminal). The study also addresses the competitive nature of aluminum as a dielectric when compared with competing technologies.

The study forecasts demand for tantalum based upon its unique attributes of capacitance, durability, corrosion and heat resistance; as well as its unique optical properties. It also discusses how these attributes will be desirable in growth markets through 2013.

The study addresses key issues that will face the industry between 2008 and 2013, including the impact of raw material price increases on capacitor manufacturers, and how competition for aluminum from multiple industries and regions will continue to impact the cost of goods sold in the capacitor industry over time. The study also addresses these topics:

  • Forecasted price increases for thin aluminum foil 2008-2013
  • Forecasted value and volume increases for etched anode and cathode foils: 2008-2013.
  • Trends in thin foil production
  • Trends in captive etching of foil
  • Trends in capacitor production by manufacturer (foil customer)
  • Competitive environment in foil supply to the capacitor industry.
  • Market forecasts for thin aluminum foil consumption in the capacitor industry from 2008-2013

For a detailed brochure about the study, or to download the report immediately to your hard drive in PDF format, see www.paumanokgroup.com

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