NanoMarkets Sees 2015 OLED Lighting Sales at $1.4B
GLEN ALLEN, Va., Nov. 1, 2010 — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has reported that the market for materials used in OLED lighting will generate almost $1.4 billion in 2015. The report, “OLED Lighting Materials Market Trends and Impact,” is the latest in the firm’s series on the commercial opportunities arising from the emerging OLED lighting market.
Among the electronics materials used in OLED lighting stacks, electron transport layer (ETL) materials will contribute the largest revenues with $370 million in sales in 2015, the report states. Many ETL materials, including carbon nanotubes, are currently being tried out by the industry.
Sales of emissive layer materials for OLED lighting are expected to reach almost $210 million by 2015. This area has become widely protected by patents by many active suppliers.
Substrates and encapsulation together will account for almost 20 percent of the OLED lighting materials market in 2015. NanoMarkets believes that there will be steady growth in the use of plastic film and flexible glass substrates for OLED lighting in the next decade, as well as flexible encapsulation systems. This will reflect the inexorable trend toward R2R manufacturing that has already begun.
The report analyzes and quantifies the opportunities that OLED lighting will create for materials suppliers. It sets out key factors for success in this space, as well as what OLED materials development will mean to the lighting industry and firms that make relevant manufacturing equipment. It examines developments in OLED lighting materials and details forecasts, broken out by type and functionality, as well as the kind of OLED lighting in which they will be used. Finally, it analyzes the emerging supply structure in the OLED materials sector, indicating the companies to watch and who the likely winners and losers will be.
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