Thin, lightweight TV and computer screens made of plastic are one of many new commercial applications of ground-breaking research into conductive polymers.
Batteries, sensors, anti-static coatings and radio-frequency shielding feature in a report on the materials and potential markets and organisations involved in conductive polymer research.
Polymers are more flexible and easier to process than metals used in electronic components.
Sales of conductive polymers could reach $1bn within a decade. The market for flat screen displays may exceed $20m by 2002.
Conductive Polymers: Ease of Processing Spearheads Commercial Success, $2,175, is published in the US by Technical Insights. For more details visit: http://www.insights.com.