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Global Markets for Roll-to-Roll Technologies for Flexible Devices

Global Markets for Roll-to-Roll Technologies for Flexible Devices

Report Scope:

This report provides an updated review of roll-to-roll technologies for flexible devices, including a description of various device types and roll-to-roll fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging devices fabricated using roll-to-roll technologies.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for these products, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The roll-to-roll flexible device market is based on the following segments: substrate material, process, application, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research 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.

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


Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Intended Audience
Scope of Report
Methodology and Information Sources
Market Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
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
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices Manufactured, by Application, Through 2023
Table 1 : Global Market for Thick and Thin Films, by Type, Through 2023
Table 2 : Technological Milestones for R2R Flexible Devices
Table 3 : Global Patent Applications and Patents Issued for Flexible Devices, 1970-2017
Table 4 : Electronic Devices Manufactured, by Roll-to-Roll Technologies, 2018
Table 5 : Electrochromic Materials, 2018
Table 6 : Optoelectronic Devices Manufactured, by Roll-to-Roll Technologies, 2018
Table 7 : Solar Cell Generations
Table 8 : Energy Devices Manufactured, by Roll-to-Roll Technologies, 2018
Table 9 : Sensors and Other Devices Manufactured, by Roll-to-Roll Technologies, 2018
Table 10 : Basic Roll-to-Roll Fabrication Steps, 2018
Table 11 : Substrate Materials for R2R Manufacturing, 2018
Table 12 : Thick Film Coating Technologies, 2018
Table 13 : Lithographic Methods, by Resolution, 2018
Table 14 : Thin-film Coating Technologies, 2018
Table 15 : Thin Film Printing Technologies, 2018
Table 16 : Other Relevant R&D Activities, 2018
Table 17 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Industry Sector, Through 2023
Table 18 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Deposition Method, Through 2018
Table 19 : Global Market for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, Through 2018
Table 20 : Global Market for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2018
Table 21 : Global Market for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2018
Table 22 : Global Market for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, Through 2018
Table 23 : Global Market for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2018
Table 24 : Global Market for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2018
Table 25 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, Through 2018
Table 26 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2018
Table 27 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2018
Table 28 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Substrate Material, Through 2018
Table 29 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Application, Through 2018
Table 30 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Region, Through 2018
Table 31 : Global Market for Semiconductors, by Region, Through 2023
Table 32 : Global Market for Printed Circuit Boards, by Type, Through 2023
Table 33 : Global Market for Thick Film Devices, by Region, Through 2023
Table 34 : Global Market for Thick Film Capacitors, by Region, Through 2023
Table 35 : Global Market for Printed Electronics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 36 : Global Market for Wearable Electronics, by Type, Through 2023
Table 37 : Global Market for MEMS and NEMS, by Type, Through 2023
Table 38 : Global Market for Electronic Skin, by Region, Through 2023
Table 39 : Global Market for Displays, by Type, Through 2023
Table 40 : Global Market for Portable Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones, by Type, Through 2023
Table 41 : Global Market for Digital Signage, by Application, Through 2023
Table 42 : Global Market for Microdisplays, by Region, Through 2023
Table 43 : Global Market for Light-Emitting Diodes, by Type, Through 2023
Table 44 : Global Market for Photovoltaic Modules, by Type, Through 2023
Table 45 : Global Market for BIPV, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 46 : Global Market for Flexible Solar Cells, by Region, Through 2023
Table 47 : Global Market for Batteries, by Type, Through 2023
Table 48 : Global Market for Solid-State Batteries, by Type, Through 2023
Table 49 : Global Market for Supercapacitors, by Application, Through 2023
Table 50 : Global Market for Fuel Cells, by Type, Through 2023
Table 51 : Global Market for Thermoelectric Devices, by Region, Through 2023
Table 52 : Global Market for Piezoelectric Devices, by Region, Through 2023
Table 53 : Global Market for Sensors, by Type, Through 2023
Table 54 : Global Market for Printed, Flexible and Wearable Sensors, by Region, Through 2023
Table 55 : Global Market for Wearable Medical Devices, by Application, Through 2023
Table 56 : Global Market for Transparent Displays, by Device Category, Through 2023
Table 57 : Global Market for Organic Electronics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 58 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Deposition Method, Through 2023
Table 59 : Global Market for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, Through 2023
Table 60 : Global Market for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2023
Table 61 : Global Market for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2023
Table 62 : Global Market for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, Through 2023
Table 63 : Global Market for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2023
Table 64 : Global Market for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2023
Table 65 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, Through 2023
Table 66 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2023
Table 67 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, Through 2023
Table 68 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Substrate Material, Through 2023
Table 69 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Application, Through 2023
Table 70 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Region, Through 2023
Table 71 : Leading Manufacturers of Flexible Devices, by Roll-to-Roll Technologies, 2018
Table 72 : Leading Manufacturers of Flexible Devices by Roll-to-Roll Technologies, by Category, 2018
Table 73 : Leading Suppliers of R2R Flexible Devices, by Category and Region, 2018
Table 74 : Other Relevant Industry Players, 2018
Table 75 : U.S. Patents Related to R2R Flexible Devices, 2018
Table 76 : U.S. Patents Related to R2R Flexible Devices, 2017
Table 77 : U.S. Patent Trend for R2R Flexible Devices, Through 2018
Table 78 : U.S. Patents Related to R2R Flexible Devices, by Region, 2017-2018
Table 79 : U.S. Patents Related to R2R Flexible Devices, by Country, 2017 and 2018
Table 80 : Assignees of U.S. Patents Related to R2R Flexible Devices
Table 81 : U.S. Patents Related to R2R Flexible Devices, by Patent Category, 2017-2018
Table 82 : U.S. Patents Related to R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Type, 2017-2018
Table 83 : U.S. Patents related to R2R Flexible Devices, by Application, 2017-2018
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices Manufactured, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 1 : Global Market Share for Thick and Thin Films, by Type, 2023
Figure 2 : Global Patent Applications and Patents Issued for Flexible Devices, 1970-2016
Figure 3 : Global Market for R2R Flexible Devices, by Industry Sector, 2016-2023
Figure 4 : Drivers, Restraints, Challenges, and Opportunities for the Sputtering Target Market
Figure 5 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Deposition Method, 2018
Figure 6 : Global Market Share for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, 2018
Figure 7 : Global Market Share for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, 2018
Figure 8 : Global Market Share for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, 2018
Figure 9 : Global Market Share for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, 2018
Figure 10 : Global Market Share for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, 2018
Figure 11 : Global Market Share for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, 2018
Figure 12 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, 2018
Figure 13 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, 2018
Figure 14 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, 2018
Figure 15 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Substrate Material, 2018
Figure 16 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Application, 2018
Figure 17 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Region, 2018
Figure 18 : Global Market Share for Semiconductors, by Region, 2023
Figure 19 : Global Market Share for Printed Circuit Boards, by Type, 2023
Figure 20 : Global Market Share for Thick Film Devices, by Region, 2023
Figure 21 : Global Market Share for Thick Film Capacitors, by Region, 2023
Figure 22 : Global Market Share for Printed Electronics, by Application, 2023
Figure 23 : Global Market Share for Wearable Electronics, by Type, 2023
Figure 24 : Global Market Share for MEMS and NEMS, by Type, 2023
Figure 25 : Global Market Share for Electronic Skin, by Region, 2023
Figure 26 : Global Market Share for Displays, by Type, 2023
Figure 27 : Global Market Share for Portable Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones, by Type, 2023
Figure 28 : Global Market Share for Digital Signage, by Application, 2023
Figure 29 : Global Market Share for Microdisplays, by Region, 2023
Figure 30 : Global Market Share for Light-Emitting Diodes, by Type, 2023
Figure 31 : Global Market Share for Photovoltaic Modules, by Type, 2023
Figure 32 : Global Market Share for BIPV, by End Use, 2023
Figure 33 : Global Market Share for Flexible Solar Cells, by Region, 2023
Figure 34 : Global Market Share for Batteries, by Type, 2023
Figure 35 : Global Market Share for Solid-State Batteries, by Type, 2023
Figure 36 : Global Market Share for Supercapacitors, by Application, 2023
Figure 37 : Global Market Share for Fuel Cells, by Type, 2023
Figure 38 : Global Market Share for Thermoelectric Devices, by Region, 2023
Figure 39 : Global Market Share for Piezoelectric Devices, by Region, 2023
Figure 40 : Global Market Share for Sensors, by Type, 2023
Figure 41 : Global Market Share for Printed, Flexible and Wearable Sensors, by Region, 2023
Figure 42 : Global Market Share for Wearable Medical Devices, by Application, 2023
Figure 43 : Global Market Share for Transparent Displays, by Device Category, 2023
Figure 44 : Global Market Share for Organic Electronics, by Region, 2023
Figure 45 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Deposition Method, 2023
Figure 46 : Global Market Share for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, 2023
Figure 47 : Global Market Share for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, 2023
Figure 48 : Global Market Share for Thick Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, 2023
Figure 49 : Global Market Share for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, 2023
Figure 50 : Global Market Share for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, 2023
Figure 51 : Global Market Share for Thin Film R2R Flexible Devices Made with Additive Methods, by Process Type, 2023
Figure 52 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Category, 2023
Figure 53 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, 2023
Figure 54 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices Made with Subtractive Methods, by Process Type, 2023
Figure 55 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Substrate Material, 2023
Figure 56 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Application, 2023
Figure 57 : Global Market Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Region, 2023
Figure 58 : Regional Distribution of R2R Flexible Devices, by Category, 2018
Figure 59 : U.S. Patent Trend for R2R Flexible Devices, 2010-2018
Figure 60 : U.S. Patent Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Region, 2017-2018
Figure 61 : U.S. Patent Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Country, 2017-2018
Figure 62 : U.S. Patent Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Patent Category, 2017-2018
Figure 63 : U.S. Patent Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Process Type, 2017-2018
Figure 64 : U.S. Patent Share for R2R Flexible Devices, by Application, 2017-2018

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