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PTFE Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2016-2021

PTFE Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2016-2021

THE established dielectrics for high temperature capacitors (>175 Degrees C) are ceramic, tantalum, plastic film, mica, glass and diamond-like carbon capacitors; and the emerging dielectrics include silicon, solid aluminum electrolytic and aluminum oxynitride. This section of this report focuses on “plastic dielectric” capacitors for high temperature applications. The use of plastic film capacitors as specialty dielectrics for high temperature applications in space go back decades to the beginning of the space program in the United States. The primary reason customers like these designs are for their self- healing characteristics. But the reader should be aware that some engineers swear by PTFE and Polymide film capacitors for high temperature applications while others say they are overrated compared to ceramic and tantalum. Regardless, we have seen the market grow by some 25% in value since 2012 due to further investment by the aerospace industry. Teflon™® is a DuPont term that covers a wide variety of fluorocarbon polymers. PTFE has the lowest leakage and lowest dielectric absorption rate of almost all plastic films. PTFE has a very low dissipation factor along with being able to operate in a wide temperature range (can operate safely up to 250 °C for some time), low temperature drift and very good stability. PTFE is a good film capacitor for critical analog applications although it is very expensive as a dielectric. W.L. Gore produces a well known dielectric variation vased upon their interpretation of their ePTFE product line, which has also found use as an indispensible exchange membrane in EDLC supercapacitors. PTFE material is used in capacitors for specialty high heat applications in oilwell logging and in defense electronics applications, such as satellites, missile defense and aircraft skin electronics. The ability for this capacitor to operate at 200 degrees C with self-healing characteristics is unique. PTFE film capacitors are also used by audio professionals who find the filter quality unparalleled in the audio industry. PTFE boasts capacitors with the lowest loss solid dielectric. Operating temperatures up to 250°C, extremely high insulation resistance, and good stability. Used in stringent, mission-critical applications. PTFE film capacitors have a large physical size (due to low dielectric constant), and higher cost than other film capacitors. The capacitor is limited to a film/foil winding construction. The FEP type of Teflon® is most prevalent in high temperature capacitors and is a melt film product. Du Pont notes that PFA is also used in high temperature Teflon® film capacitor applications as a dielectric. This study also covers advances and the need for polymide capacitor film lknown as Kapton™®, which is the Du Pont Tradename for Polyimide film, which is a polymer of imide monomers. It has been in production since 1955. It is known for its thermal stability, good chemical resistance, excellent mechanical properties, and characteristic orange/yellow color. This material is also used in exotic capacitors consumed in extremely high heat and harsh environments, primarily for defense applications (space electronics). The volumes are low and once again, this material, like Teflon® is rare. Some in the industry describe it as a lower cost alternative to Teflon but without the brand awareness. Like Teflon®, the material is used in exotic capacitor applications requiring high heat withstand capabilities, usually in space and aircraft electronics applications where capacitors are subjected to extremely high temperatures at +200 degrees C. Kapton® is difficult to work with as a capacitor dielectric and manufacturing yield rates are very low. Still however, the Kapton® is preferred in environments where the capacitor will be subjected to the affects of corona (i.e. satellites). Kapton™® Polyimide capacitors have operating temperatures of up to 200°C, with high insulation resistance, good stability and low dissipation factor. However, the capacitors are also physically large, have a very high cost per unit, and are extremely difficult to manufacture given the difficulty of winding Kapton® into an anode. Other exotic films used for capacitors in space discussed in this report are PEEK which is a high performance thermoplastic with high temperature resistance, good chemical resistance and inherently low flammability and smoke emission. PEEK is pale amber in color and usually semi-crystalline and opaque, except thin films are usually amorphous and transparent. It also has very good resistance to wear, dynamic fatigue and radiation, but it is difficult to process and very expensive. At this writing we only know of some specialty tests done on PEEK to determine its performance in a high temperature capacitor. This study contains a complete assessment of the supply chain for PTFE and related exotic capacitors including feedstock sources, film extruders, film metallizers and capacitor manufacturers who specialize in nice capacitor production for value-added and application specific end-use market segments. This is Paumanok specialty market report covering PTFE capacitors and their supply chain, with a forecast for these products with respect to end-markets due to expected changes in the commercialization of space.


PTFE CAPACITORS: WORLD MARKETS, TECHNOLOGIES & OPPORTUNITIES: 2016-2021
Table of Contents:
List of Figures:
A BOUT THE AUTHOR
1.0 INTRODUCTION:
1.1 Introduction: Historical Perspective on This Unique Market Segment:
1.2 About this report
1.3 SCOPE OF REPORT COVERAGE:
1.4 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY EMPLOYED:
1.5 THE PAUMANOK RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: 28 YEARS STUDYING PASSIVE CAPACITOR MARKETS
1.5.1 Government Data Collection and Resources:
1.5.2 Secondary Published Sources:
1.5.3 Primary Intelligence Gathering:
1.6 Capacitors and Their Respective Sub-Categories: FY 2016
1.7 THE PASSIVE CAPACITOR SUPPLY CHAIN:
1.7.1 Feedstock Materials:
1.7.2 Raw Materials Processing:
1.7.3 Capacitor Manufacturing:
Exotic film capacitor production requires basically winding techniques, but the film is unforgiving and difficult to wind.
1.7.4 Capacitor Distribution:
1.7.5 End-Market Consumption:
1.7.6 Recycling of Critical Materials:
1.8 THE TECHNICAL ECONOMIC MAXIMS ASSOCIATED WITH PASSIVE ELECTRONIC CAPACITORS:
1.9 THE TWO TECHNICAL ECONOMIC MAXIMS ASSOCIATED WITH PASSIVE ELECTRONIC CAPACITORS:
1.10 Ubiquitous Nature of Passive Electronic Capacitors In Electrical and Electronic Circuits:
1.11 Relationship Between Performance and Available Surface Area:
1.12 FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THIS REPORT: FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THIS REPORT:
1.12.1 Fiscal Year Reporting 1.12.2 Currency Translation
1.12.3 Please Read This First: Impact of Yen Depreciation on Revenues: FY 2016- FY 2017
1.12.4 Volume, Value and Pricing Data:
1.12.5 Forecasting Methodology: Fundamental Aspects of the 20 Year Growth Cycle In Passive Capacitors:
1.13 DC FILM CAPACITOR TYPES & DEFINITIONS:
1.13.1 General Purpose PET Film Capacitors (P5 Inductive)
1.13.2 Interference Suppression Capacitors (X/Y)
1.13.3 AC & Pulse Film Capacitors
1.13.3 SMD Film Chip:
2.0 PTFE CAPACITOR MARKETS: 2016-2021 OUTLOOK
2.1 TEFLON™® AND KAPTON™® BRAND WORLD MARKETS, TECHNOLOGIES OPPORTUNITIES: 2016-2021
2.2 PTFE, Polymide and Competing Exotic Film Dielectrics.
2.2.1 Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Capacitors:
2.2.2 Polyimide (PI) Capacitors:
2.2.3 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Capacitors:
2.2.4 Fluorene Polyester (FPE) Film Capacitors:
2.2.5 P(TFE-co-VDF) copolymer:
2.2.6 Polyetherimide (PEI) Capacitors;
2.2.7 Notes on PPS and PEN Films:
2.3 Teflon™ and Kapton™ Brand Plastic Film Capacitors: Global Markets: FY 2016
2.4 Unique Problems: Casting and Metallizing Exotic Plastic Films: 2016
2.5 Technology Threat: Ceramics: 2016
2.6 Creating Exotic Supply Chain Transparency: 2016
2.7 PTFE and PI: Voltage Range at High Temperature: 2016
2.8 PTFE and PI: Capacitance Value in Microfarads at High Temperature: 2016
2.9 PTFE AND PI CAPACITORS: END-USE MARKETS:
2.9 Teflon™® and Kapton™® Capacitor Markets By End-Use Market Segment: 2016:
2.9.1 High Temperature Defense & Aerospace Electronics:
2.9.2 High Temperature Oil, Gas & Geothermal Electronics:
2.9.3 High Temperature Specialty Industrial Electronics:
2.9.4 Peripheral Market Opportunities:
2.9.4 (A) Audio Filtering (High End Audio Aftermarket): 2.9.4 (B) Xenon Headlamps (Automotive OEM):
2.9.4 (C ) 175 Degree Prototype For UTH Applications (Automotive Racing Circuit):
2.9.5 Global Market Value and Volume for PTFE and PI Film Capacitors By End-Use Market Segment (175 Degrees C to 350+ Degrees C) and World Region, To Include North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific: 2016
2.9.6 PTFE and PI Capacitor Vendors By Dielectric: 2016
2.9.7 PTFE and PI Wound Capacitor Vendor Product Comparison: 2016
2.9.9: VENDORS:
2.9.9 PTFE AND PI Capacitor Manufacturers and Their Product Lines: 2016
(A) American Capacitor Corporation: Teflon® and Kapton® Film Capacitors
(B) Arizona Capacitors, Inc. (Electrotechnik): Custom Teflon® Capacitors
(C ) Condenser Products, Inc. (A Custom Capacitors Subsidiary): Teflon® Capacitors
(D) Dearborn Electronics, Inc. (An Exellia Company): FPE Film Capacitors
(E) Eurofarad (An Exelia Company): Teflon® Capacitors
(F) Custom Electronics, Inc. Teflon® Capacitors
(G) Electronic Concepts, Inc. Teflon ® Capacitors
(H) Polyflon Company (A Crane Company): Teflon® Capacitors
(I) Société des Condensateurs (SCR): Teflon® Capacitors
2.10 Global Vendors of PTFE and PI Capacitors: FY 2016 Estimated Sales Value and Market Shares.
3.0 P TFE and PI Plastic Film Dielectric Supply Chain: 2016
3.1 Supply Chain Risks and Assessment- Plastic Film Material Types are Used In High Temperature Film Capacitors > 175 Degrees C
3.1.1 Performance Criteria of Polymide and PTFE Films
3.1.1 Polymide Film:
3.1.2 PTFE Film:
3.2 PTFE AND PI FEEDSTOCK AND RESIN:
3.2.1 Global Vendors of Plastic Resins Consumed in The Production of High Temperature (150 Degrees C to 300+ Degrees C) Metallized Dielectric Films By Type: 2016
(A) E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
(B) Daikin Industries Japan
(C) Asahi Glass (AGC Chemical)
(D) Victrex PLC
(E) SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corp.)
3.3 EXTRUDED PTFE AND PI DIELECTIC FILM
3.3.1 Global Vendors of Extruded Film and Metallized Plastic Dielectric Film Consumed in The Production of High Temperature (150 Degrees C to 300+ Degrees C) Capacitors By Type: FY 2016
3.4 Global Vendors of Extruded and Metallized Plastic Dielectric Film For The High Temperature (175 Degree to 300 Degree C) Capacitor Industry
(A) Steinerfilm GmbH
(B) E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (CHEMOURS)
(C ) CS Hyde Company
(D) Polyflon Technology Company Limited
(E) Cixi Rylion PTFE Co. Ltd. China
(F) Jiangsu Xinrui Plastic Technology Co.
(G) Victrex PLC
(H) Dr. D. Mueller GmbH
(I) Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Norton)
3.5 PTFE AND PI METALLIZERS
3.5.1 Global METALLIZERS of High Temperature Plastic Film:
3.5.1 (A) Global Metallizers of High Temperature Film For The Capacitor Industry: 2016
(A) Steinerfilm GmbH
(B) Birkelbach GmbH
(C ) Winter-Wolf International, Inc.
(D) Dunmore Corporation
3.6 Research and Development in High Temperature Plastic Film Capacitors: 2016
3.7 Historical Attempts and High Temperature Plastic Film Development: 1995-2016 (PB, PBT and BB Films)
3.8 FPE Film Development:
3.9 As a Separator Material for EDLC Supercapacitors:
4.0 FORECASTS: 2016-2021
4.1 What are the Growth Trends?
4.1.1 Executive Order on Space Weather Preparedness:
4.1.2 Satellite Telecommunications Changing The Rural and Aerospace World:
4.1.3 Smallsats and Disaggregated Architectures:
4.1.4 USDOD At Space Crossroads:
4.1.5 Launch Vehicle Outlook:
4.2 High Temperature (>175 Degrees C) Film Capacitor Manufacturers and Their Product Lines: 2016
(A) American Capacitor Corporation: Teflon® and Kapton® Film Capacitors
(B) Arizona Capacitors, Inc. (Electrotechnik): Custom Teflon® Capacitors
(C ) Dearborn Electronics, Inc. (An Exellia Company): FPE Film Capacitors
(D) Custom Electronics, Inc. Teflon® Capacitors E) Electronic Concepts, Inc. Teflon ® Capacitors
(F) Polyflon Company (A Crane Company) PTFE Teflon® Capacitors
4.3 Plastic Film Capacitors: Trends in R&D Related to High Temperature Operation:
4.4 Could PEN Film Capacitors Be The Choice for Future Auto Engineers?
4.5 FORECAST: Global Market Value and Volume for PTFE and PI Plastic Film Capacitors By End-Use Market Segment (175 Degrees C to 300+ Degrees C): Forecasted Market Growth: 2016-2021
4.6 HT PTFE and PI 175 Degrees C+: Global Market Outlook: 2016-2021
4.7 HT PTFE and PI Capacitors 175 Degrees C+: Global Market Outlook by End-Use Market Segment: 2016-2021
4.8 Forecast: Demand For PTFE and PI Film Capacitors By World Region: 2016-2021
5.0 PTFE CAPACITORS: COMPLETE SUPPLY CHAIN: 2016
5.1 ACC (PTFE AND PI CAPACITORS)
5.2 ARIZONA CAPACITOR (PTFE CAPACITORS)
5.3 ASAHI GLASS/AMENITECH (PTFE FEEDSTOCKS)
5.4 BIRKELBACH KONDENSATORTECHNIK GMBH (EXOTIC CAPACITOR FILMS)
5.5 CIXI RYLION PTFE CO.,LTD (PTFE FILM)
5.6 CS HYDE & COMPANY (PTFE AND PI FILMS)
5.7 CUSTOM ELECTRONICS (PTFE CAPACITORS)
5.8 DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. FLOUROCHEMICALS (PTFE FEEDSTOCKS)
5.9 DEARBORN ELECTRONICS
5.10 DR. DIETRICH MUELLER GMBH (PTFE AND PEI FILMS)
5.11 E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (NOW CHEMOURS TEFLON®)
5.12 DUNMORE CORPORATION (KAPTON FILM METALLIZER)
5.13 ELECTRONIC CONCEPTS (CAPACITORS)
5.14 EUROFARAD (CAPACITORS)
5.15 EXXELIA (CAPACITORS)
5.16 JIANGSU XINRUI PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY CO (PTFE FILM)
5.17 POLYFLON (PTFE FILM)
5.18 SABIC (PEI AND PEEK FILMS)
5.19 SAINT-GOBAIN NORTH AMERICA (NORTON) (POLYAMIDE FILM)
5.20 STEINER GMBH & CO KG (EXOTIC CAPACITOR FILMS)
5.21 VIXTREX (PEEK FILM)
5.22 WINTER-WOLFF INTERNATIONAL, INC. (EXOTIC FILMS)
List of Figures:
FIGURE 1: PAUMANOK RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
FIGURE 2: FIXED CAPACITOR MARKET BREAKDOWN BY SUB-CATEGORY: FY 2016
FIGURE 3: THE PASSIVE ELECTRONIC CAPACITOR SUPPLY CHAIN
FIGURE 4: THE TECHNICAL ECONOMIC MAXIMS ASSOCIATED WITH PASSIVE ELECTRONIC CAPACITORS
FIGURE 5: CURRENCY TRANSLATIONS USED IN THIS REPORT: 2013-2016 BY QUARTER
FIGURE 1: HIGH TEMPERATURE PLASTIC FILM CAPACITORS (>175 DEGREES C): GROWTH FORECASTS: 2016-2021
FIGURE 2: APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE CAPACITORS >175 DEGREES C
FIGURE 3: GLOBAL MARKETS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE FILM CAPACITORS (175 DEGREES TO 300+ DEGREES C) BY END-USE MARKET SEGMENT: 2014 ESTIMATES
FIGURE 4: GLOBAL MARKETS FOR PTFE AND PI FILM CAPACITORS (150 DEGREES TO 300+ DEGREES C) BY WORLD REGION: 2016 ESTIMATES
FIGURE 5: GLOBAL VENDORS OF PTFE AND PI FILM CAPACITORS BY DIELECTRIC: 2016
FIGURE 6: HIGH TEMPERATURE PLASTIC FILM CAPACITOR VENDORS BY SERIES: 2016
FIGURE 7: PTFE AND PI CAPACITORS (150 DEGREES C TO 300 DEGREES C) 2016 ESTIMATES OF GLOBAL MARKET SHARES
FIGURE 8: PERFORMANCE CRITERIA OF POLYMIDE AND PTFE FILMS
FIGURE 9: COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT IN HIGH TEMPERATURE DIELECTRIC RESINS FOR THE CAPACITOR INDUSTRY: 2016
FIGURE 10: GLOBAL VENDORS OF EXTRUDED AND METALLIZED PLASTIC DIELECTRIC FILM FOR THE HIGH TEMPERATURE (175 DEGREE TO 300 DEGREE C) CAPACITOR INDUSTRY
FIGURE 11: GLOBAL METALLIZERS OF HIGH TEMPERATURE FILM FOR THE CAPACITOR INDUSTRY: 2016
FIGURE 12: HIGH TEMPERATURE PLASTIC FILM CAPACITORS 175 DEGREES C: GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK: 2016-2021
FIGURE 13: HIGH TEMPERATURE PLASTIC FILM CAPACITORS: WORLD MARKET FORECASTS BY END-USE MARKET SEGMENT: 2016-2021
FIGURE 14: HIGH TEMPERATURE PLASTIC FILM CAPACITORS: DEMAND BY WORLD REGION: 2016-2021  

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