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Zinc-Air Batteries

Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Zinc-Air Batteries in US$ Million by the following End-Use Segments: Hearing Aids, Automotive, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 32 companies including many key and niche players such as Duracell International, Inc., Electric Fuel Battery, Corp., Energizer Holdings, Inc., eVionyx, Inc., GP Batteries International Limited, iCellTech Corporation, Power-One, Inc., Powerzinc Electric, Inc., Philips UK, Renata SA, Toshiba Battery Co. Ltd., Spectrum Brands, Inc., Rayovac, VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., and ZeniPower (Zhuhai Zhi Li) Battery Co., Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

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Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study
    • Hearing Aids
    • Automotives
    • Others

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • A Prelude
  • Impact of Recession in Retrospect
  • Recession Expands Market for Rechargeable Batteries
  • Outlook
  • Zinc - A Primary Raw-Material for Zinc-Air Batteries
    • Table 1: Global Zinc Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of End-User Demand by Category - Construction, Transport, Consumer & Electrical Goods, and General Engineering (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 2: Global Zinc Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of First-User Demand by Category - Zinc Coated Steels, Brass, Zinc Base Alloys, Compounds, Semi-Manufactures, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Hearing Aids - An Important End-User Market for Zinc-Air Batteries
  • Technological Innovations in Hearing Aid Devices and Batteries Linked Together
  • Technological Advances in Hearing Aids Market Result in Compact Battery Size

2. TRENDS AND ISSUES IN ZINC-AIR BATTERIES MARKET

  • Continuous R&D to Broaden Electronic Devices Application Market
  • Battery Chemistries Assume Greater Importance in Battery Buying Decision
  • Need for High Energy-Density and Lightweight Battery Solutions for Military Applications
  • Rechargeable Batteries Face Application Challenges in Hearing Aids

3. GLOBAL BATTERY MARKET

  • Batteries - Introduction
  • Market Review
    • Table 3: Global Batteries Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Battery Type - Lithium Ion, SLI, Alkaline, Stationary Lead Acid, Carbon Zinc, Motive Lead Acid, Nickel Metal Hydride, Primary Lithium, Nickel Cadmium, Zinc-Air, and Thermal (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Overview of Technological Progress in Batteries
  • Trends in Batteries Market
  • Counterfeit Batteries Pose Significant Challenges for Manufacturers
  • Development in Electronics Drive Demand for Batteries with Extended Life
  • Expanding Applications in Medical Industry Widen Market Opportunities
  • Automotives to Drive Lead-Acid Battery Demand
  • Types of Batteries
  • Classification Based on Recharging Ability
    • Primary Batteries
    • Secondary Batteries
  • Classification Based on Type of Raw Material Used
    • Zinc-Air Batteries
      • 3D Micro Batteries
      • Benefits of Zinc-Air Battery
    • Nickel Cadmium (NiCD) Batteries
    • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries
    • Lithium-ion Batteries
    • Primary Lithium Batteries
    • Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries
    • Silver Zinc Batteries
  • Environmental Concerns of Batteries
  • Lead Mining
  • Health Effects
    • On Workers
    • On Consumers
  • Emerging Battery Chemistries
  • Lithium-Air Batteries
  • Lithium-Sulphur Batteries
  • Silver Oxide Batteries
  • Sodium Sulphur Batteries

4. ZINC-AIR BATTERIES: PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Historical Background
  • Zinc
  • Zinc-Air Batteries
  • Characteristics
  • Focus on Select End-Use Application Areas
  • Suitability of Zinc-Air Batteries for Hearing Aids
  • Zinc-Air Batteries - A Perfect Way to Power Electric Vehicles
  • Other Applications
  • Advantages of Zinc-Air Batteries
    • Table 4: Energy Density (in Wh/L) by Battery Type - Carbon Zinc, Alkaline, Lithium, Li Ion, Lithium Ion Polymer, Lithium MnO2, NiMH, and Zinc Air (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: Specific Energy (in Wh/Kg) by Battery Type - Carbon Zinc, Alkaline, Lithium, Li Ion, Lithium Ion Polymer, Lithium MnO2, NiMH, and Zinc Air (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Storage and Operating Life
  • Electrical Discharge Properties
  • Primary Cells
  • Secondary Rechargeable Batteries
  • Mechanically Recharged Cells
  • Zinc Air Fuel Cells
  • Safety and Environment
  • Shortcomings of Zinc-Air Batteries
  • Other Key Challenges
    • Environmental Issues
    • Issues in Hearing Aids Market
      • Rust and Corrosion

5. TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS / DEVELOPMENTS

  • ReVolt Develops Rechargeable Zinc-air Batteries with Extended Life
  • SINTEF Group and Revolt Develop New Rechargeable Zinc-Air Battery
  • Advanced Power and Energy Sources Transportation Unveils Zinc-Air Battery
  • Energizer Launches Zinc-Air Prismatic Batteries
  • Energizer to Launch Enhanced OEM Version of Zinc Air Prismatic Battery

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Zinc Air Receives License for Use of Zinc Air Fuel Cells in Electric Vehicles
  • Zinc Air to Launch Grid Storage Batteries
  • Leo Motors Launches Zinc Air Fuel Cell Equipped Electric Trucks
  • Zinc Air Acquires License from LLNL to Manufacture Zinc-Air Fuel Cell
  • AVIC to Invest in Research & Development
  • RWE Innogy Acquires Minor Stake in Revolt Technology
  • eVionyx and Power Air Ink Memorandum of Understanding

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • Duracell International, Inc. (USA)
  • Electric Fuel Battery Corporation (USA)
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. (USA)
  • eVionyx, Inc (USA)
  • GP Batteries International Limited (Singapore)
  • iCellTech Corporation (Korea)
  • VARTA Microbattery GmbH (Germany)
  • Powerzinc Electric, Inc. (USA)
  • Philips UK (UK)
  • Renata SA (Switzerland)
  • Toshiba Battery Co. Ltd. (Japan)
  • Spectrum Brands, Inc. (USA)
  • Rayovac (USA)
  • VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany)
  • Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  • ZeniPower (Zhuhai Zhi Li) Battery Co., Ltd (China)

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: World Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries In Hearing Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: World Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries in Hearing Aids by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries In Hearing Aids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries In Automotive by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 13: World Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries in Automotive by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries in Automotive by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: World Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Battery Market Overview
    • Table 18: US Batteries Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by Battery Type - Lead-Acid, Alkaline, Rechargeable Lithium, Other Primary, and Other Secondary (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Higher Demand for Electronic Devices to Uphold Strong Growth for Batteries
    • Primary Batteries Demand to Prosper Due to High-Performance Chemistries
    • Table 19: US Primary Batteries Market (2007 & 2012): Revenues (in US$ billion) by Battery Type - Alkaline and Others
    • Abundance of Zinc Production Conducive for Zinc-Air Batteries Powered Electric Vehicles
    • Overview of International Trade
    • Table 20: US Zinc-Air Battery Exports (2008 & 2009): Percentage Breakdown by Destination Country - Canada, UK, Belgium, Japan, Malaysia and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 21: US Zinc-Air Battery Imports (2008 & 2009): Percentage Breakdown by Country of Origin - Germany, UK and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 22: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 23: US Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: US 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Demand for Primary and Secondary Batteries in Canada
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 25: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: Canadian Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 27: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Overview of International Trade
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 28: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: Japanese Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 30: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 31: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 32: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 33: European Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 34: European Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 35: European 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 36: European 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a. FRANCE

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 37: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 38: French Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 39: French 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. GERMANY

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 40: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 41: German Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 42: German 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4c. ITALY

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 43: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 44: Italian Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 45: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 46: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 47: UK Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 48: UK 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e. REST OF EUROPE

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 49: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 50: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 51: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • China
      • Proliferation in Electric Bicycles Market to Bolster Chinese Battery Industry
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 52: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 53: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 54: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. REST OF WORLD

  • Market Analytics
    • Table 55: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 56: Rest of World Historic Review for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 57: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Zinc-Air Batteries by End-Use Segment - Percentage Share of Dollar Sales for Hearing Aids, Automotive and Others for Years 2003, 2011 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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