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Global Polyimide (PI) Film Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2018-2022)

Global Polyimide (PI) Film Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2018-2022)

Scope of the Report

The report titled “Global Polyimide (PI) Film Market: Size, Trends & Forecasts (2018-2022)”, provides an in-depth analysis of the global PI film market by value, by end-users, by region, etc. The report also provides the analysis of the US PI films market by value and by segments.

The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall global PI film market has also been forecasted for the period 2018-2022, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends.

The global polyimide (PI) film market is dominated by few players, but there are other new players, private label players as well. However, the competition in the global polyimide film market is dominated by SKC Kolon PI, Inc, DowDuPont Inc. (DuPont), Kaneka Corporation and Saint-Gobain S.A., who are also profiled with their financial information and respective business strategies.

Country Coverage

The US

Company Coverage

SKC Kolon PI, Inc
DowDuPont Inc. (DuPont)
Kaneka Corporation
Saint-Gobain S.A.

Executive Summary

Polyimide (PI) films are made of polyimide resins, which is a polymer of imide monomers. The polyimides are organic resins that have outstanding engineering properties, especially thermal stability. Polyimides are high heat-resistant. Thus, polyimides give the PI films a unique blend of electrical, chemical, mechanical, and thermal properties.

PI films have unique features, such as heat, thermal, chemical and wear resistance, mechanical strength, flame retardant etc. PI films are known for their higher chemical resistance, high temperature resistance and high dielectric constant. Thus, PI films have diverse applications in areas that need rugged organic materials, like, high temperature fuel cells, displays etc.

Polyimide film market has been segmented on the basis of application and end use industry. PI films have wide end user industries like Electronics, Automobile, Aerospace, Mining and Drilling, Healthcare, Labelling, etc. PI films segments on the basis of applications are Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC), Pressure Sensitive Tape, Wire & Cable, Motor & Generator and Specialty Fabricated Product.

The global polyimide film market has increased at a significant CAGR over the years and projections are made that the market would rise in the next four years i.e. 2018-2022 tremendously.

The polyimide film market is expected to increase due to increasing smartphone OLED adoption rate, increasing demand of heat resistant sheets, increasing global personal electronics market, growing smartphones users, rising urban population etc. Yet the market faces some challenges such as high cost, environmental regulations etc.


1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
2.1 Polyimide (PI) Films: An Overview
2.1.1 PI Film Features
Table 1: PI Films Features
2.1.2 PI Film Production Process
Table 2: PI Film Production Process
2.2 Polyimide (PI) Films Segmentation: An Overview
Table 3: PI Films Segmentation
3. Global Market Analysis
3.1 Global PI Film Market: An Analysis
3.1.1 Global PI Film Market by Value
Table 4: Global PI Film Market by Value; 2016-2017 (US$ Billion)
Table 5: Global PI Film Market by Value; 2018-2022 (US$ Billion)
3.1.2 Global PI Film Market by End User (Electronics, Automobile, Aerospace, Mining and Drilling, Healthcare, Labelling and Others)
Table 6: Global PI Film Market by End User; 2016 (Percentage, %)
3.1.3 Global PI Film Market by Region (Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, MEA and South America)
Table 7: Global PI Film Market by Region; 2016 (Percentage, %)
4. The US Market Analysis
4.1 The US PI Film Market: An Analysis
4.1.1 The US PI Film Market by Value
Table 8: The US PI Film Market by Value; 2014-2017 (US$ Million)
Table 9: The US PI Film Market by Value; 2018-2022 (US$ Million)
4.1.2 The US PI Film Market by Segment (Flexible Printed Circuit, Pressure Sensitive Tape, Wire & Cable, Motor & Generator and Specialty Fabricated Product)
Table 10: The US PI Film Market by Segment; 2017 (Percentage, %)
4.2 The US PI Film Market: Segment Analysis
4.2.1 Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) PI Film Market by Value
Table 11: Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) PI Film Market by Value; 2014-2017
(US$ Million)
Table 12: Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) PI Film Market by Value; 2018-2022
(US$ Million)
4.2.2 Specialty Fabricated Product PI Film Market by Value
Table 13: Specialty Fabricated Product PI Film Market by Value; 2014-2017
(US$ Million)
Table 14: Specialty Fabricated Product PI Film Market by Value; 2018-2022
(US$ Million)
4.2.3 Pressure Sensitive Tape PI Film Market by Value
Table 15: Pressure Sensitive Tape PI Film Market by Value; 2014-2017 (US$ Million)
Table 16: Pressure Sensitive Tape PI Film Market by Value; 2018-2022 (US$ Million)
4.2.4 Wire & Cable PI Film Market by Value
Table 17: Wire & Cable PI Film Market by Value; 2014-2017 (US$ Million)
Table 18: Wire & Cable PI Film Market by Value; 2018-2022 (US$ Million)
4.2.5 Motor & Generator PI Film Market by Value
Table 19: Motor & Generator PI Film Market by Value; 2014-2017 (US$ Million)
Table 20: Motor & Generator PI Film Market by Value; 2018-2022 (US$ Million)
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Increasing OLED Smartphone Adoption Rate
Table 21: Global OLED Smartphone Adoption Rate; 2014-2017 (Percentage, %)
5.1.2 Increasing Global Smartphone Users
Table 22: Global Smartphone Users; 2014-2020 (Billion)
5.1.3 Increasing Demand of Heat Resistant Sheets
Table 23: Use of Heat Resistant Sheets
5.1.4 Increasing Global Personal Electronics Market
Table 24: Global Personal Electronics Market; 2013-2020 (Billion Units)
5.1.5 Rising Global Urban Population
Table 25: Global Urban Population; 2015-2025 (Billion)
5.1.6 Increasing Global Population
Table 26: Global Population by Age Groups; 2015-2030 (Million)
5.1.7 Increasing Demand from Flexible Printed Circuits Boards (FPCBs)
5.2 Challenges
5.2.1 High Cost
5.2.2 Environmental Regulations
5.2.3 Difficult to Recycle and Reuse
5.2.4 Tighter Supply-Demand Dynamics
5.3 Market Trends
5.3.1 Evolution of Foldable Smartphones
Table 27: Technology for Foldable Smartphones
5.3.2 Preference for Transparent PI Film
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Global Competitive Landscape
6.1.1 Global PI Film Market Players by Market Share
Table 28: Global PI Film Market Players by Market Share; 2014-2017 (Percentage,%)
6.1.2 Global PI Film Market Players by Capacity
Table 29: Global PI Film Market Players by Capacity;2014-2020 (Tonnes/Year)
7. Company Profile
7.1 SKC Kolon PI, Inc.
7.1.1 Business Overview
7.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 30: SKC Kolon PI, Inc. Sales; 2013-2017 (US$ Million)
Table 31: SKC Kolon PI, Inc. Sales by Segment; 2017 (Percentage, %)
Table 32: SKC Kolon PI, Inc. Sales by Region; 2017 (Percentage, %)
7.1.3 Business Strategy
7.2 DowDuPont Inc. (DuPont)
7.2.1 Business Overview
7.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 33: DowDuPont Inc. Net Sales; 2013-2017 (US$ Billion)
Table 34: DowDuPont Inc. Net Sales by Segment; 2017 (Percentage,%)
Table 35: DowDuPont Inc. Net Sales by Region; 2017 (Percentage, %)
7.2.3 Business Strategy
7.3 Kaneka Corporation
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 36: Kaneka Corporation Sales; 2013-2017 (US$ Billion)
Table 37: Kaneka Corporation Sales by Segment; 2017 (Percentage, %)
Table 38: Kaneka Corporation Sales by Region; 2017 (Percentage, %)
7.3.3 Business Strategy
7.4 Saint-Gobain S.A.
7.4.1 Business Overview
7.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 39: Saint-Gobain S.A. Net Sales; 2013-2017 (US$ Billion)
Table 40: Saint-Gobain S.A. Net Sales by Segment; 2017 (Percentage, %)
Table 41: Saint-Gobain S.A. Net Sales by Region; 2017 (Percentage, %)
7.4.3 Business Strategy

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