Global Markets for Roll-to-Roll Technologies for Flexible Devices 2016-2018 & 2023 -

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Roll-to-roll technologies are very common in the paper and fabric printing industries and are becoming increasingly popular in the electronics industry and other advanced sectors for manufacturing devices that are flexible, lightweight, and low-cost.

Flexible devices that are already commercially available include flexible printed circuits, solar cells, displays, and sensors. New devices are emerging for use in electronics, optoelectronics and other sectors.

This research has identified four main sectors where flexible devices that are currently produced using roll-to-roll technologies (a.k.a., R2R flexible devices) have current and potential use: electronics, optoelectronics, energy, and sensors.

This study provides an updated, comprehensive description of R2R flexible devices and their production methods, highlighting the latest developments in their fabrication technology and material used. It also offers a detailed market analysis for these products by segment (substrate material, process, application, and region), describing technical aspects and trends that will affect future growth of this market.

More specifically, the market analysis for this report is divided into five sections:

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of roll-to-roll technologies for flexible devices are provided, including an outline of recent events. This section identifies devices that are currently commercially available or emerging and offers a description of the main types.

The second section provides a technological review of the fabrication steps used to manufacture roll-to-roll flexible devices, with an outline of the most common processes. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2016, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied. The chapter ends with a highlight of the most active research organizations operating in this field and their activities.

The third section entails a global market analysis of roll-to-roll flexible devices. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (substrate type, process, application, and region), with actual data referring to the years 2016 and 2017 and estimates for 2018. Dollar figures refer to sales of flexible devices by roll-to-roll at the manufacturing level.

The analysis of current revenues for roll-to-roll flexible devices is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, technological trends, and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for roll-to-roll flexible devices within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period 2018 through 2023. Projected and forecast revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of roll-to-roll flexible devices, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. patents, with a summary of patents related to materials, fabrication methods, equipment, and applications for roll-to-roll flexible devices. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, process, and application.

The report includes:

  • 66 data tables and 18 additional tables
  • An overview of the market for roll-to-roll (R2R) technologies in the development and commercialization of flexible devices, including electronic devices, such as flexible displays, and energy devices, such as flexible solar cells
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016-2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
  • Description of various types of flexible devices produced by R2R methods, together with a historical review of the technology and an outline of the most significant recent developments and discussion of current and emerging applications
  • Examination of technical issues, and examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for
  • A list of the leading providers of R2R technologies and flexible devices, along with a description of their products
  • Profiles of major players in the industry, including 3M, Avery Dennison, E Ink Holdings, LG Display, Materion, Nitto Denko, and Panasonic

Key Topics Covered

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Intended Audience
  • Scope of Report
  • Methodology and Information Sources
  • Market Breakdown

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background

  • Definition and Study Focus
  • Roll-to-Roll Versus Batch Processes
  • Importance of Flexible Devices and R2R Processes
  • Milestones in the History of R2R Flexible Devices and Recent Events
  • Current and Emerging Flexible Devices Produced by Roll-to-Roll Technologies
  • Electronic Devices
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Energy Devices
  • Sensors and Other Devices

Chapter 4 Technology

  • Introduction
  • Basic Roll-to-Roll Fabrication Process
  • Substrate Selection
  • Film Deposition and Patterning
  • Curing
  • Assembly, Cutting, Finishing, Testing and Packaging
  • Latest Technological Developments, 2016 to Present
  • Microelectromechanical Systems Fabricated with Roll-to-Roll Processing
  • Fabrication of Flexible Mycelial Composite Surfaces
  • Fabrication of Graphene by Roll-to-Roll Process
  • Roll-to-Roll Large Scale Manufacturing of Wireless Nanosensor Systems
  • Roll-to-Roll Hybrid Plasma Modular Coating System
  • Barrier Layers by R2R Processing
  • Other Relevant R&D Activities

Chapter 5 Global Markets

  • Analysis Outline
  • Global Market Summary
  • Current Market Status
  • Market by Process Type
  • Market by Substrate Material
  • Market by Application
  • Market by Region
  • Market Growth Trends
  • Electronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Energy
  • Sensors and Other Devices
  • Market Forecast
  • Market by Process Type
  • Market by Substrate Material
  • Market by Application
  • Market by Region

Chapter 6 Global Industry Structure and Company Profiles

  • Leading Manufacturers of Flexible Devices by Roll-to-Roll Technologies
  • Other Industry Players
  • Company Profiles
  • 3M
  • AU Optronics
  • Avery Dennison
  • Career Technology
  • Daeduck Gds
  • E Ink Holdings
  • Fujikura
  • Interflex
  • Konica Minolta Pioneer Oled
  • LG Display
  • Materion
  • Mflex
  • Miasole Hi-Tech
  • Newflex Technology
  • Nippon Mektron
  • Nitto Denko
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Visionox

Chapter 7 Patent Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Summary of Recently Awarded Patents
  • General Trends
  • Trends by Country and Region
  • Trends by Assignee
  • Trends by Patent Category
  • Trends by Process Type
  • Trends by Application

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Related Topics: Printed Electronics

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: Printed Electronics