I shake my head and chuckle to myself every time a new acquaintance assumes the ceramic industry involves only brick or tableware. And don’t get me started on the folks who ask, “So how’s the pottery business?”
The global market for thin and ultrathin films was valued at nearly $9.3 billion in 2011 and is expected to increase to $14.9 billion in 2016, a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10%, according to “Global Markets, Technologies and Materials for Thin and Ultrathin Films,” a new report from BCC Research.
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