Consumer Batteries - Global Strategic Business Report 2013-2018

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Dublin, Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kpvd7d/consumer) has announced the addition of the "Consumer Batteries - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Consumer Batteries in US$ Million by the following Battery Chemistries: Primary Batteries (Zinc Carbon, Alkaline, and Primary Lithium), and Secondary Batteries (Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium Ion, and Other Batteries).

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 112 companies including many key and niche players such as Battery Technologies Inc., BYD Company Ltd., Electrochem Automation Inc., Energizer Holdings, Inc., FDK Corporation, GP Batteries International Limited, Hitachi Maxell Ltd., LG Chem Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Sanyo Electric Company Ltd., Procter & Gamble Company, Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Sony Corp., Spectrum Brands, Inc., VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA, Tronic Technology Global Ltd., Jiangmen TWD Technology Co., Ltd., and Ultralife Batteries Inc.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Primary Batteries I-4
  • Zinc-Carbon I-4
  • Alkaline Batteries I-4
  • Primary Lithium Batteries I-4
  • Secondary Batteries I-4
  • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries I-4
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries I-4
  • Lithium Ion Batteries I-5
  • Other Batteries I-5

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

  • Consumer Batteries - A Prelude II-1
  • Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-2
  • Will the Consumer Battery Market Feel the Heat of Slowdown in the Global Economy? - A Review II-2
  • Current and Future Analysis II-3
  • Noteworthy Growth Drivers and Trends II-3
  • Booming Digital World Spells Opportunities for Consumer Batteries II-3
  • Longer Lasting Batteries: An Important Component Driving Sales II-4
  • Green Innovation to Lead the Way II-4
  • Replacement Sales Drive Overall Battery Market Growth... II-5
  • Global Demand for Battery Materials to Surge II-5
  • A Peek into Technology Trends II-6
  • New Generation Smart Power Batteries Gain Momentum II-6
  • Pre-Charged/Ready-to-use Rechargeable Batteries - An Opportunity Generator II-6
  • Portable Fuel Cell Batteries: Not an Immediate Threat II-6
  • Biofuel Cell: Will it Sound a Death Knell for Traditional Rechargeable Batteries? II-7
  • Li-Ion Polymer Batteries Get Thinner II-7
  • Aluminum-Air Batteries Poised to Gain Ground II-7
  • Nanotechnology - Creating a Difference in the Battery Market II-7
  • Carbon Electrodes: to Create High Performance Lithium Sulfur Batteries II-8

2. SEGMENTAL PERSPECTIVE II-9

  • Primary Batteries: An Overview II-9
  • Alkaline: Dominant Consumer Battery Segment II-10
  • Global Alkaline Battery Market: Concentrated at the Top... II-11
  • Challenges II-11
  • A Mature US Market for Alkaline Batteries... II-12
  • More Powerful Alkalines... II-12
  • Trends Adversely Impacting Major Player Profitability II-12
  • European Market for Alkaline Batteries: Untapped Opportunities... II-13
  • Emerging Trends Adversely Impacting Profitability II-13
  • Zinc-Carbon: Continues to Sustain Demand in Emerging Markets II-13
  • Primary Lithium Batteries: The Fastest Growing Primary Battery Segment II-14
  • Zinc Air - An Insight II-14
  • Continuous R&D to Broaden Electronic Devices Application Market II-15
  • Secondary Batteries: An Overview II-16
  • Key Statistical Inputs II-16
  • Battery Chemistries Responding to Demands from OEMs... II-17
  • A Peek into the Segments II-17
  • NiCad Batteries - Set to Decline... II-17
  • Key Statistical Inputs II-18
  • NiMH - A Mature Technology, Yet Strong in Consumer Applications II-19
  • Lithium Ion Batteries: A Review II-19
  • Market Scenario II-20
  • Key Statistical Inputs II-21
  • Asian Giants Dominate the Global Lithium-ion Battery Market II-22
  • Japan Losing Ground to Other Asian Countries II-22
  • Li-Ion Batteries Witness Increased Investments II-23
  • Lithium Rechargeable Prices to Decline II-23
  • Raw Material Dynamics in Li-Ion Batteries II-24
  • Super Charge Ion Battery (SCiB) - A Threat to Li-Ion Battery II-24
  • Growth Drivers II-24
  • Mobile Phones: A Power Packed Opportunity for Li-ion batteries II-24
  • Smartphones: A Lucrative Market II-25
  • Opportunity Indicator II-26
  • Laptops and Netbooks - The Li-ion Drivers II-26

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-28

  • Battery - Device Maker's Need II-28
  • Evolution of Battery II-28
  • Major Applications in Conjunction with Historical Developments II-29
  • Types of Batteries II-29
  • Acid and Alkaline Batteries II-29
  • Wet and Dry Batteries II-30
  • Applications II-30
  • Consumer Batteries (Primary & Secondary) II-31
  • Different Sizes of Consumer Batteries II-31
  • Primary Batteries II-31
  • Zinc-Carbon (Zn-C) II-31
  • Alkaline Batteries II-32
  • Primary Lithium Batteries II-32
  • Secondary Batteries II-32
  • Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) II-33
  • History II-34
  • Drawbacks II-34
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) II-34
  • Nickel Metal Hydride Vs. Nickel Cadmium II-36
  • Lithium Ion Batteries II-36
  • Properties II-37
  • Applications II-37
  • Competition II-38
  • Merits II-38
  • Demerits II-38
  • History II-39
  • Lithium Vs. Alkaline Batteries II-39
  • Others II-39
  • Button Cell Batteries II-39
  • Lithium-Polymer II-39
  • Miniature batteries II-39

4. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK II-40

  • New EU Battery Directive II-40
  • New Standards for Laptop Batteries II-40

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS AND INTRODUCTIONS II-41

  • GTS Launches HMC55-Li Rechargeable Battery II-41
  • Anton/Bauer Launches DIONIC HD Battery II-41
  • Rayovac® Rolls Out Advanced High Energy Alkaline Batteries II-41
  • PAG Introduces Advanced L96e Broadcast Li-ion Battery II-42
  • Cabot Introduces LITX50TM Multi-Function Conductive Additive II-42
  • Powersolve Launches GMB Series Cylindrical Rechargeable Lithium Cells II-43
  • Rayovac Unveils Alkaline Batteries II-43
  • Akari Lightning and Electrical Unveils 3000mAHNiMH Rechargeable Battery II-43
  • ReVolt Company Unveils Rechargeable Zinc Oxide Batteries II-44
  • Leyden Energy Introduces New Line of Lithium-Ion Batteries II-44
  • Panasonic Unveils New High Rate Lithium Ion Cell CGR18650CH II-44
  • iGO Unveils Rechargeable Green Alkaline Batteries II-44
  • Maxell Introduces Lead-Free, Mercury-Free Silver-Oxide Cells II-45
  • Sanyo Releases XX eneloop AA-size Battery II-45
  • Renata Unveils ICP Series of 3.7V Lithium Ion Polymer Rechargeable Batteries II-45
  • VARTA Consumer Batteries Upgrades Website II-46
  • SANYO North America Rolls Out New Eneloop Batteries II-46
  • Rayovac Introduces Longer Lasting Ultra Pro Alkaline Batteries II-47
  • Renata Batteries Develops Mercury-Free Button Cells II-47
  • Lenovo Launches Advanced Battery Technology II-47
  • Contour Energy Introduces 2 New Coin-Type Lithium Battery Products II-47
  • Duracell Launches Duracell myGrid USB Charger II-48

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-49

  • Sanyo Electric Launches eneloop lite Rechargeable Battery II-49
  • CNano Introduces New Nanotube-Based Conductive Paste for Li Batteries II-49
  • Sony to Launch Mercury-Free Mini Alkaline Battery Products II-49
  • Power-cell Battery Products Unveils Zeus Alkaline Batteries II-49
  • Sony Introduces Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery II-50
  • Pure Energy Introduces New Rechargeable Alkaline Battery Range II-50
  • SANYO Electric Unveils 'eneloop music booster' II-50
  • Shenzhen Launches NiMH Battery II-51
  • Hitachi Maxell Announces Development of Leak-Proof Alkaline Batteries II-51
  • Maxell Introduces New Consumer Battery Product Line II-51
  • Apogee Power Launches Next Generation Lithium Batteries II-51
  • Energizer Unveils Energizer® Zinc Air Prismatic Battery II-51
  • Sanyo Electric to Introduce Two Product Sets and an 'eneloop tones Pack II-52
  • Sony Develops Mercury-Free Alkaline-Battery II-52
  • Pure Energy to Launch Rechargeable Alkaline- Cordless Batteries II-52
  • TeknoCreations Launches New Battery Packs II-52
  • Fuji Batteries Introduces Eco-Friendly EnviroMAX Consumer Batteries II-53
  • Nikon Rolls Out Ni-MH Batteries II-53

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-54

  • BASF Acquires Ovonic Battery Company II-54
  • EnerSys Inks Licensing and Technology-Development Agreement with PowerGenix Systems II-54
  • Powermat Technologies and P&G Form Joint Venture II-55
  • Spectrum Brands Announces Multimillion Dollar Investment by Rayovac® in Hearing Aid Battery Business II-55
  • Panasonic Establishes New Lithium-ion Battery Production Unit in China II-56
  • Electrochem Acquires Micro Power Electronics II-56
  • Harbin ZQPT to Take Over Heilongjiang ZQPT II-57
  • Universal Power Group Acquires Progressive Technologies II-57
  • iGo Signs Pact with PureEnergy Solutions II-57
  • Bureau Veritas Expands Capacity for Battery Testing in the US II-58
  • Novolyte Technologies Inks Joint Venture Deal with Foosung II-58

8. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-59

  • Energizer Receives Endorsements from OEMs for Energizer® Ultimate Lithium Batteries II-59
  • China TMK Completes Reverse Merger with Leading Asia Pacific Investment Ltd. II-59
  • CentraCan Selects Sysco Guest Supply for Distribution of Alkaline Batteries II-59
  • SANYO North America Selects ToCAD America as Distributor of Consumer Batteries II-60
  • Neah Power to Take Over CyVolt II-60
  • Sanyo Electric Sets Up New Technical Facility for Li-ion Batteries II-60
  • Sanyo Divests SANYO Energy Tottori Co to FDK II-60
  • Panasonic Acquires Sanyo Electric II-60
  • TonenGeneral and Toray to Create Global JV for Battery Separator Film II-61
  • Eveready to Acquire Majority Stake in UNIROSS II-61
  • GP Batteries Forges Alliance with Boston-Power II-61
  • STMicroelectronics Enters into Agreement with Front-Edge II-61
  • Energizer Battery to Partner with TennRich/ XPAL Power II-62
  • Varta to Supply Consumer Batteries to Greenham Stores II-62
  • Boston-Power to Increase Production Capacity for Rechargeable Batteries II-62
  • Panasonic to Close Manganese Battery Plant II-63

9. OCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-64

  • Battery Technologies Inc. (US) II-64
  • BYD Company Ltd. (China) II-64
  • Electrochem Automation Inc. (US) II-65
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. (US) II-65
  • FDK Corporation (Japan) II-66
  • GP Batteries International Limited (Singapore) II-66
  • Hitachi Maxell Ltd. (Japan) II-66
  • LG Chem Co., Ltd. (Korea) II-67
  • Panasonic Corporation (Japan) II-67
  • Sanyo Electric Company Ltd. (Japan) II-68
  • Procter & Gamble Company (US) II-69
  • Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. (Korea) II-69
  • Sony Corp. (Japan) II-70
  • Spectrum Brands, Inc. (US) II-70
  • VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany) II-71
  • Tronic Technology Global Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-71
  • Jiangmen TWD Technology Co., Ltd. (China) II-72
  • Ultralife Batteries, Inc. (US) II-72

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-73


III. Market

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. CANADA

3. JAPAN

4. EUROPE

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

6. THE MIDDLE EAST

7. LATIN AMERICA

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 112 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 148)

  • The United States (32)
  • Canada (4)
  • Japan (8)
  • Europe (33)
  • - France (2)
  • - Germany (8)
  • - The United Kingdom (15)
  • - Italy (1)
  • - Spain (1)
  • - Rest of Europe (6)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (66)
  • Latin America (1)
  • Africa (2)
  • Middle-East (2)

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