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REPORT # Nano-573 PUBLISHED October 01, 2012
Markets for OLED Encapsulation Materials 2012 – 2019
  • Advanced Materials
  • OLEDs

    This is NanoMarkets' latest report on the commercial development of OLED encapsulation.  The report analyzes the latest technical and market developments in the both OLED encapsulation materials and deposition strategies and it also contains granular eight-year forecasts of the revenues that we expect to be generated from this business, along with quantities of materials  shipped.  These in-depth forecasts are broken out by both product type and application within the OLED space.

    OLED encapsulation sector has changed considerably in the past two years. OLED displays have gone mainstream and OLED lighting is not far behind.  At the same time, novel ways to encapsulate OLEDs – notably Atomic Layer Deposition ALD — have become available for high throughput production of OLEDs for the first time.  NanoMarkets therefore believes that now is the time for its clients to become better acquainted with opportunities emerging from this important sector:

    • This report will clarify for companies offering the latest encapsulation technologies where they can best find early revenues in the OLED space for their innovative new approaches to encapsulation.  The report also sets out the opportunities for other, more conventional materials firms contemplating entry – or already involved – in the OLED encapsulation sector.

    • OLED display and lighting panel manufacturers will learn from this report, how recent leaps forward in encapsulation technology are enabling new applications for OLEDs, such as televisions and larger lighting panels for the office.  Will encapsulation prove to be the enabler that takes OLEDs into important new addressable markets

    • This report will help the glass industry understand where to make investments in the OLED space.  Despite the recent surge in new encapsulation approaches available to the OLED industry, it is widely understood that for the foreseeable future OLEDs will be mostly encapsulated in glass.  This report identifies what special requirements glass encapsulation must meet to be suitable for the OLED market.  It also analyzes some of the newer glasses that certain firms have recently brought to market, specifically designed for the OLED space along with the prospects for flexible glass in OLED encapsulation.

    In addition to above analysis, this definitive report on the markets for OLED encapsulation also names the winners and losers in this market and examines the product development and marketing strategies of major players in the OLED encapsulation sector, from large multinationals like 3M and Corning to specialty firms like Beneq, UDC, and Tera Barrier Films.


    Executive Summary
    E.1 What Has Changed in OLED Encapsulation in the Last Year
    E.1.1 Encapsulation as a Key Enabler for Large-Area and Flexible OLED Panels
    E.1.2 The Challenge of Pricing and Investment Strategies for Advanced Encapsulation Materials
    E.1.3 Glass Continues to Dominate OLED Encapsulation
    E.1.4 Non-Glass Technologies – Performance vs. Price Tradeoff
    E.2 Firms to Watch in the OLED Encapsulation Space
    E.2.1 Glass and Flexible Glass Firms
    E.2.2 Dyad, Laminate, and ALD Firms to Watch
    E.3 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for OLED Encapsulation

    Chapter One: Introduction to OLED Encapsulation Technologies
    1.1 Background to This Report
    1.1.1 Increased Production and Larger Panel Sizes Lead to New Encapsulation Needs
    1.1.2 New Strategies for Encapsulation
    1.1.3 Opportunities in Glass Encapsulation
    1.2 Objectives and Scope of This Report
    1.3 Methodology of This Report
    1.4 Plan of This Report

    Chapter Two: Markets for OLED Encapsulation Technologies – Designs, Materials, and Suppliers
    2.1 OLED Markets and Vulnerabilities
    2.2 Glass Technologies and OLED Encapsulation
    2.2.1 Analysis of Specialized Current and Future OLED Glass Products
    2.2.2 The Promise of Flexible Glass:  Lightweight and High Performance, But When Will the Cost Be Right?
    2.2.3 OLED Glass Suppliers
    2.3 Multilayer Films for OLED Encapsulation
    2.3.1 Dyads: Reducing the Number of Layers
    2.3.2 Multilayer Barrier Films as Laminates or Monolithic Coatings
    2.3.3 Barrier Film Suppliers
    2.4 Prospects for Metal Foil Encapsulation
    2.4.1 Opportunities for the Use of Metal on PMOLED Displays
    2.4.2 Can Metal Foil Encapsulation Find a New Home in Larger-Format OLEDs?
    2.5 Emerging Encapsulation Technologies
    2.5.1 The Future of ALD in OLED Encapsulation – Conformal Coatings
    2.5.2 Special Considerations for Flexible OLEDs
    2.5.3 Suppliers of New(er) Encapsulation Technologies
    2.6 Key Points from This Chapter

    Chapter Three: Eight-Year Forecasts for OLED Encapsulation
    3.1 Forecasting Methodology and Assumptions
    3.1.1 Methodology
    3.1.2 Scope of the Forecast
    3.1.3 Information Sources
    3.1.4 Forecasting Assumptions
    3.1.5 Alternative Scenarios
    3.2 Eight-Year Forecasts of OLED Encapsulation Technologies by Addressable Market
    3.2.1 Encapsulation for Small and Medium OLED Displays – Phones, Tablets, Notebooks, Computers, and Related
    3.2.2 Encapsulation for OLED TVs
    3.2.3 Encapsulation for OLED Lighting
    3.3 Eight-Year Forecasts of OLED Encapsulation by Product Type
    3.3.1 Rigid Cover Glass Encapsulation
    3.3.2 Flexible Glass
    3.3.3 Multilayer Barrier Films
    3.3.4 Conformal Coatings
    3.3.5 Metal Foils
    3.4 Summaries of Eight-Year Forecasts of PV Encapsulation
    Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Report

    List of Exhibits

    Exhibit E-1: Summary of OLED Encapsulation Revenues by Application and by Encapsulation Technology 2012-2019 ($ Millions)
    Exhibit 2-1: Important OLED Glass Suppliers 19
    Exhibit 3-1: Estimated Average Prices of Different Encapsulation Technologies 2012- 2019 ($/m2)
    Exhibit 3-2: Analysis of Small and Medium OLED Display Market by Application 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-3: Encapsulation of OLED Displays in Smartphones 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-4: Encapsulation of OLED Displays in Tablets 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-5: Encapsulation of OLED Displays in Notebooks & Related Devices 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-6: Encapsulation of OLED Displays in Monitors 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-7: Encapsulation in Small Passive Matrix OLED Displays 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-8: Summary of Encapsulation in Small & Medium OLED Displays by Technology 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-9: Summary of Encapsulation in Small & Medium OLED Displays by Display Type  2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-10: Encapsulation in the OLED TV Display Market 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-11: Encapsulation in the OLED Lighting Market 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-12: Rigid Cover Glass Encapsulation by OLED Application 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-13: Flexible Glass Encapsulation by OLED Application 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-14: Multilayer Barrier Film Encapsulation by OLED Application 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-15: Conformal Coating Encapsulation by OLED Application 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-16: Metal Foil Encapsulation by OLED Application 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-17: Summary of OLED Encapsulation by Application 2012-2019
    Exhibit 3-18: Summary of OLED Encapsulation by Technology 2012-2019


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