Fueled by a rapidly developing OLED lighting market and many new applications
for OLED displays beyond cell phone sub-displays and MP3 players, there will
be an explosion in demand for OLED materials of all kinds says a new report
According to NanoMarkets' new report on the OLED materials market, this market
will grow from around $420 million in 2010 to $2.9 billion in 2015. Additional
details of the report are available at www.nanomarkets.net.
- According to NanoMarkets' new report, OLED lighting is expected to consume
approximately 70 percent of OLED materials by 2015. OLED lighting has fewer
materials challenges than equivalent sized displays and a major factor in
why this part of the market is taking off.
- On the substrate front flexibility is what the industry is striving for
in order to realize the benefits offered by roll-to-roll processing of OLEDs.
However, such substrates are currently challenged by insufficient barrier
characteristics and by high costs so rigid glass substrates, which offer the
best combination of performance, costs and manufacturability will be the de
facto option at least through 2012.
- NanoMarkets sees a significant consolidation of control of important intellectual
property (IP) in the OLED materials space with UDC, Summation, and LG holding
pivotal positions in the OLED materials IP mesh. Access to established IP
is an increasingly important factor for success, especially for materials
used in the organic layers of OLEDs.
About the report:
NanoMarkets' new report, " Markets for OLED Materials: 2010-2017"
provides a complete analysis of the commercial opportunities for materials used
in OLED lighting and displays. The coverage comprises materials used in all
the layers of an OLED including the electrodes, encapsulation and substrate
layers, as well as the organic layers (EML, ETL, HTL/EBL and HIL.) The report
also discusses in detail the materials applications for a wide variety of OLED
applications including cell phones and other handhelds, TVs and other video
equipment, general and architectural illumination, backlighting, etc.
This report includes detailed eight-year forecasts OLED materials broken out
by materials type, as well as reviews of the latest research and the strategies
of firms and major research institutes active in the sector. In addition, the
report profiles the activities of the following firms: 3M, Add-Vision, Agfa,
BASF, Corning, DuPont, DuPont Teijin Films, Kodak, GE, H.C. Starck, Hodogaya
Chemical, Idemitsu Kosan, Konica Minolta, LG Chemical, Lumiotec, Merck/EMD,
MODISTECH, Nippon Steel Chemical, Nissan Chemical, Novaled, OSRAM, Philips Lighting,
PPG Industries, Samsung Mobile Display, Sumitomo, UDC and Vitex.