The Global Phase Change Thermal Interface Material (PCTIM) Market has been estimated at USD XX.XX million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 65.69 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 11.49% during the forecast period. Phase Change Thermal Interface Material (PCTIM) is a class of material, which remains solid at room temperature and start changing to liquid form, as and when its temperature start increasing. The aforementioned phase change generally occurs in the temperature range of 40°C to 70°C. PCTIM is a mixture of fine particle ceramic fillers (made of either BN, Al2O3, ZnO or AlN) for thermal enhancement, organic fillers (blend of low-melt-point crystalline component such as wax, and polymer), and supporting substrate (optional) such as woven glass mesh or aluminum.
The prime feature of PCTIM pads is their capability to transform their physical characteristics i.e. at room temperature they are firm and easy to handle, in turn allowing better control when applying the solid pads to heat-sink surfaces. They are supplied in solid bit flexible sheets varying in size, shape and thickness. They may or may not have and embedded substrate carrier.
PCTIM, owing to their process convenience, negligible material waste and ability to provide close interfacial contact and forming extreme bond lines, are increasingly becoming an integral part of various commercial and industrial sectors. In the PCTIM market report, we have taken the following major end-user sectors into consideration: Computers, Electrical and Electronics, Telecom, Automotive, and Other sectors. The computers segment accounted for more than XX.XX% share of the global PCTIM market in 2015.
This market is driven by a number of factors, such as growing consumer electronics industry, high cost of surface finishing, augmented functionality of electronic devices and increasing demand from gaming module industry. However, this market faces certain drawbacks, such as reduction in size of mobile handsets, reduced demand in Japan, and development of non-silicone substitutes. These factors may act as a roadblock to the PCTIM market growth.
The global PCTIM market, based on filler type, can be broadly segmented into Aluminum Oxide, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Nitride, Zinc Oxide and Others. The market has also been divided according to the binder type as paraffin, non-paraffin (organic), eutectic salts, and salt hydrates.
The market has been geographically segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America and MEA. In terms of consumption in 2015, APAC led the market with a share of XX.XX%. It was followed by Europe and North America. With the improvement in the financial status of the consumers, the purchasing power of the middle class consumers has increased, which in turn is accelerating the demand for consumer electronics and computers in the Asia-Pacific region, making the region an area of immense potential and opportunities. However, the reducing demand in Japan has considerably hindered the growth of the market in this region.
Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services and continuous product developments are 3M, AI Technology, Bergquist Company, Dow Corning Corp., Henkel Corp., Honeywell International Inc., Laird Plc. and Momentive.
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