Indium pp 167-173 | Cite as

Technological Applications and Consumption of Indium by Industries

  • Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera
  • Peter M. Herzig
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Abstract

Indium demand has grown strongly in the last few years at an average of ten per cent per year. Exceptional growth in demand has come from Japan and the Republic of Korea, which accounted for more than fifty per cent of indium consumption between 1995 and 2000 (Roskill Information Services 1996; Brown 1999). More than half of Japanese and Korean demand is consumed in applications for indium-tin oxide (ITO) and indium prices worldwide are now closely linked to the fortunes of ITO applications, as this sector has overtaken all other end-uses for indium. Flat bed display applications account for more than half of world indium demand.

Keywords

Zinc Europe Cadmium Arsenic Geochemistry 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera
    • 1
  • Peter M. Herzig
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economic Geology and Leibniz Laboratory for Applied Marine Research, Institute of MineralogyFreiberg University of Mining and TechnologyFreibergGermany

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