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The global thermal paper market size is projected to reach USD 5.85 billion by the end of 2027. Increasing applications of the product across diverse industry verticals will aid the growth of the overall market in the coming years. According to a report published by Fortune Business Insights, titled “Thermal Paper Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Width (2.25”, 3.125”, and Others), By Printing Technology (Direct Thermal, Thermal Transfer, and Others), By Application (Point-of-Sale, Tags & Labels, Ticketing, Lottery & Gaming, Medical, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027,” the market was worth USD 3.45 billion in 2019 and will exhibit a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period, 2020-2027.
Thermal paper is a specialty paper that is usually coated with a material that helps the paper transform its color when subjected to heat. The increasing applications of thermal paper are attributable to the favourable properties of the product. It is widely used in applications that require quick and short print slips including ATMs and other places that print out receipts. The growing product applications, coupled with the massive investment in the development of efficient products, will ultimately emerge in favor of the growth of the market in the coming years. The product is inclusive of easily derivable compounds as well as material available in abundance. The increasing investment in the research and development of efficient thermal paper will contribute to the growth of the overall market in the coming years. The presence of several large scale companies will emerge in favor of market growth.
Company Mergers Are Proving Beneficial for Existing Businesses
The report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the growth of the overall market in recent years. Due to healthy market competition, several companies are looking to adopt strategies that will help them establish a strong position in the global market. It is observed that company mergers and collaborations are a growing trend among major businesses across the world.
In February 2020, Koehler Paper Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of Beaver Paper and Graphic Media Inc. The company is a manufacturer of sublimation media; a product that is used widely in the digital printing industry. Through this acquisition, the company will look to combine the portfolio of both the companies and improve the overall sales and distribution of sublimation media across the world. Koehler’s acquisition of Beaver will help the company establish a formidable position in the global market. Additionally, this acquisition will have a huge impact on the growth of the overall market in the coming years.
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List of key companies profiled in the Thermal Paper Market Research Report are:
- Lecta (Spain)
- Hansol Paper (Korea)
- Appvion Operations, Inc. (USA)
- Domtar Corporation (USA)
- Ricoh Industrie France SAS (France)
- Mitsubishi Hi-Tech Paper (Germany)
- Koehler Paper Group (Germany)
- Kanzaki Specialty Papers, Inc. (USA)
- Jujo Thermal Ltd. (Finland)
- Oji Paper Co., Ltd. (Japan)
- Chenming Group (China)
- Guangdong Guanhao High-Tech Co., Ltd. (China)
- Other Key Players
Market in Europe Held the Highest Share; Increasing Number of POS Terminals Will Emerge in Favor of Market Growth
The report analyzes the ongoing market trends across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, the market in Europe currently holds the largest market share. The increasing number of POS terminals will emerge in favor of market growth. The increasing number of ATM transactions will also lead to a wider product adoption in numerous countries across this region. As of 2019, the market in Europe was worth USD 1.57 billion and this value is projected to increase further in the coming years.
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How Quantum Levitation Works
Quantum Levitation Can Make Objects Float and Fly
Maglev trains, like this one in Shanhgai China, essentially fly or levitate because of the magnetic field.
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By Andrew Zimmerman Jones
Updated January 11, 2019
Some videos on the internet show something called "quantum levitation." What is this? How does it work? Will we be able to have flying cars?
Quantum levitation as it is called is a process where scientists use the properties of quantum physics to levitate an object (specifically, a superconductor) over a magnetic source (specifically a quantum levitation track designed for this purpose).
The Science of Quantum Levitation
The reason this works is something called the Meissner effect and magnetic flux pinning. The Meissner effect dictates that a superconductor in a magnetic field will always expel the magnetic field inside of it, and thus bend the magnetic field around it. The problem is a matter of equilibrium. If you just placed a superconductor on top of a magnet, then the superconductor would just float off the magnet, sort of like trying to balance two south magnetic poles of bar magnets against each other.
The quantum levitation process becomes far more intriguing through the process of flux pinning, or quantum locking, as described by Tel Aviv University superconductor group in this way:
Superconductivity and magnetic field [sic] do not like each other. When possible, the superconductor will expel all the magnetic field from inside. This is the Meissner effect. In our case, since the superconductor is extremely thin, the magnetic field DOES penetrates. However, it does that in discrete quantities (this is quantum physics after all! ) called flux tubes.Inside each magnetic flux tube superconductivity is locally destroyed. The superconductor will try to keep the magnetic tubes pinned in weak areas (e.g. grain boundaries).
Any spatial movement of the superconductor will cause the flux tubes to move. In order to prevent that the superconductor remains "trapped" in midair.The terms "quantum levitation" and "quantum locking" were coined for this process by Tel Aviv University physicist Guy Deutscher, one of the lead researchers in this field.
The Meissner Effect
Let's think about what a superconductor really is: it's a material in which electrons are able to flow very easily. Electrons flow through superconductors with no resistance, so that when magnetic fields get close to a superconducting material, the superconductor forms small currents on its surface, canceling out the incoming magnetic field. The result is that the magnetic field intensity inside of the surface of the superconductor is precisely zero. If you mapped the net magnetic field lines it would show that they're bending around the object.
But how does this make it levitate?
When a superconductor is placed on a magnetic track, the effect is that the superconductor remains above the track, essentially being pushed away by the strong magnetic field right at the track's surface. There is a limit to how far above the track it can be pushed, of course, since the power of the magnetic repulsion has to counteract the force of gravity.
A disk of a type-I superconductor will demonstrate the Meissner effect in its most extreme version, which is called "perfect diamagnetism," and will not contain any magnetic fields inside the material. It'll levitate, as it tries to avoid any contact with the magnetic field. The problem with this is that the levitation isn't stable. The levitating object won't normally stay in place. (This same process has been able to levitate superconductors within a concave, bowl-shaped lead magnet, in which the magnetism is pushing equally on all sides.)
In order to be useful, the levitation needs to be a bit more stable. That's where quantum locking comes into play.
One of the key elements of the quantum locking process is the existence of these flux tubes, called a "vortex". If a superconductor is very thin, or if the superconductor is a type-II superconductor, it costs the superconductor less energy to allow some of the magnetic field to penetrate the superconductor. That's why the flux vortices form, in regions where the magnetic field is able to, in effect, "slip through" the superconductor.
In the case described by the Tel Aviv team above, they were able to grow a special thin ceramic film over the surface of a wafer. When cooled, this ceramic material is a type-II superconductor. Because it's so thin, the diamagnetism exhibited isn't perfect ... allowing for the creation of these flux vortices passing through the material.
Flux vortices can also form in type-II superconductors, even if the superconductor material isn't quite so thin. The type-II superconductor can be designed to enhance this effect, called "enhanced flux pinning."
When the field penetrates into the superconductor in the form of a flux tube, it essentially turns off the superconductor in that narrow region. Picture each tube as a tiny non-superconductor region within the middle of the superconductor. If the superconductor moves, the flux vortices will move. Remember two things, though:
- the flux vortices are magnetic fields
- the superconductor will create currents to counter magnetic fields (i.e. the Meissner effect)
The very superconductor material itself will create a force to inhibit any sort of motion in relation to the magnetic field. If you tilt the superconductor, for example, you will "lock" or "trap" it into that position. It'll go around a whole track with the same tilt angle. This process of locking the superconductor in place by height and orientation reduces any undesirable wobble (and is also visually impressive, as shown by Tel Aviv University.)
You're able to re-orient the superconductor within the magnetic field because your hand can apply far more force and energy than what the field is exerting.
Other Types of Quantum Levitation
The process of quantum levitation described above is based on magnetic repulsion, but there are other methods of quantum levitation that have been proposed, including some based on the Casimir effect. Again, this involves some curious manipulation of the electromagnetic properties of the material, so it remains to be seen how practical it is.
The Future of Quantum Levitation
Unfortunately, the current intensity of this effect is such that we won't have flying cars for quite some time. Also, it only works over a strong magnetic field, meaning that we'd need to build new magnetic track roads. However, there are already magnetic levitation trains in Asia which use this process, in addition to the more traditional electromagnetic levitation (maglev) trains.
Another useful application is the creation of truly frictionless bearings. The bearing would be able to rotate, but it would be suspended without direct physical contact with the surrounding housing so that there wouldn't be any friction. There will certainly be some industrial applications for this, and we'll keep our eyes open for when they hit the news.
Quantum Levitation in Popular Culture
While the initial YouTube video got a lot of play on television, one of the earliest popular culture appearances of real quantum levitation was on the November 9 episode of Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report, a Comedy Central satirical political pundit show. Colbert brought scientist Dr. Matthew C. Sullivan from the Ithaca College physics department. Colbert explained to his audience the science behind quantum levitation in this way:
As I'm sure you know, quantum levitation refers to the phenomenon whereby the magnetic flux lines flowing through a type-II superconductor are pinned in place despite the electromagnetic forces acting upon them. I learned that from the inside of a Snapple cap.He then proceeded to levitate a mini cup of his Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream ice cream flavor. He was able to do this because they had placed a superconductor disk within the bottom of the ice cream cup. (Sorry to give up the ghost, Colbert. Thanks to Dr. Sullivan for speaking with us about the science behind this article!)
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