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ElectroComponent Science and Technology
Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 119-126

The Development of the Capacitor Industry and its Position in World Markets

Plessey Capacitors, West Lothian, Bathgate, Scotland

Received 1 September 1977

Copyright © 1978 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This article sets out the existing position in world markets of the capacitor industry and discusses its development both technically and commercially over the next few years. It examines the major component product groups within the capacitor industry and indicates their relative importance in the total capacitor market and also their individual development trends.

The external and internal pressures exerted on the capacitor industry are examined and their relative importance in connection with the development of the industry are disclosed.