Demand from Electronics Industry Driving the Market
Polyimide films are used widely in the electronics sector for applications including electrical wires, recording devices, and cables. The electronics sector is currently the largest segment of end-user industry. An increase in the demand, for polyimide films, from the electronics sector was witnessed due to their requirement in mobiles, computers, tablets, and other electronic devices. The growing demand for smartphones and laptops and technological advancements are expected to boost the market for polyimide films significantly during the forecast period.
Flexible Printed Circuit to Dominate the Polyimide Films Market
Polyimide films in the flexible printed circuits provide additional thickness, which is beneficial for the electronics and automotive industries. Flexible printed circuits are expected to have the highest demand for polyimide films during the forecast period. This is due to their large application base, mainly in mobile devices, computers, and next-generation flexible displays. Polyimide films are also used as base material for flexible printed wiring assembly since they offer better mechanical and thermal stability. This has made them useful in the aerospace sector, to provide thermal resistance in high heat application regions. They are also a vital component in the production of circuit boards. The increasing automotive production in countries, including China, India, Italy, and the United Kingdom, is further expected to boost the market for polyimide films, due to their requirement in electric wiring in vehicles.
Asia-Pacific Dominating the Polyimide Films Market
Asia-Pacific is expected to display the fastest growth in the polyimide films market over the forecast period. The expanding automotive and electrical industries in China and India, combined with infrastructural development is expected to drive the market in the region. Moreover, economic growth and increasing per capita income are some of the major factors that are triggering the growth of the polyimide films market in Asia-Pacific.
Key Developments in the Market
September 2016: FLEXcon Company Inc. launched a polyimide film under the brand name Thermlfilm HT 9000, which can be used to manufacture printed circulated boards.
Major players are Kaneka Corporation, Saint Gobain, Kolon Industries, Inc., UBE Industries Ltd, and Taimide Tech Inc., amongst others.
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1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Phases
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Demand from the Electronics Industry
4.1.2 Accelerating Usage in Automotive and Aerospace Industry
4.2.1 High Production Cost of Polyimide Films
4.3.1 Rise in Demand of Transparent Polyimide Films
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Flexible Printed Circuit
5.1.2 Specialty Fabricated Product
5.1.3 Pressure Sensitive Tape
5.1.4 Wire and Cable
5.1.5 Motor and Generator
5.2 By End-user Industry
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & services, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
8.1 Anabond Limited
8.2 Arakawa Chemicals Industries Ltd
8.3 Du Pont-Toray Co., Ltd
8.4 Flexcon Company Inc.
8.5 I.S.T. Corporation
8.6 Kaneka Corporation
8.7 Kolon Industries, Inc.
8.8 Liyang Huajing Electronic Material Co., Ltd
8.10 Shinmax Technology, Ltd
8.11 Skckolonpi Co., Ltd
8.12 Suzhou Kying Industrial Materials Co., Ltd
8.13 Taimide Tech, Inc.
8.14 Tianjin Hengji International Trade Co., Ltd
8.15 UBE Industries Limited
8.16 Von Roll Holding AG
8.17 Yongkang Haotai Industry and Trade Co., Ltd
8.18 Yunda Electronic Materials Co., Ltd
*List not Exhaustive
9. Future of the Market
**Subject to Availability in Public Domain
- Anabond Limited
- Arakawa Chemicals Industries Ltd
- Du Pont-Toray Co. Ltd
- Flexcon Company Inc.
- I.S.T Corporation
- Kaneka Corporation
- Kolon Industries Inc.
- Liyang Huajing Electronic Material Co. Ltd
- Shinmax Technology Ltd
- Skckolonpi Co. Ltd
- Suzhou Kying Industrial Materials Co. Ltd
- Taimide Tech Inc.
- Tianjin Hengji International Trade Co. Ltd
- UBE Industries Limited
- Von Roll Holding AG
- Yongkang Haotai Industry and Trade Co. Ltd
- Yunda Electronic Materials Co. Ltd