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Flexible Glass Market By Application (Lighting, Display, Sensors, Energy Storage, Automotive), By Technology (Down-Draw, Float Glass) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025

Published: Dec 2017 | Report Code: 58910-12-17

Flexible glass is defined as a glass possessing a minimum thickness of 25 micrometers (microns). These are also known as innovative glasses as they are thinner and flexible than a human hair. Flexible glass is preferred over plastics, metals and silicon owing to its optical quality, surface quality, thermal capability, hermeticity, chemical compatibility and dimensional stability. The development of flexible glass has greatly generated interest among industry players and prompted for further research and development for flexible electronics, photovoltaic and organic light emitting diodes (OLED). Therefore, rapid advancements in technology is likely to change next generation technologies due to ongoing applications of flexible glass in e-paper, OLED lightening and roll to roll displays.

On the basis of application, the global flexible glass market is categorized into lighting, display, sensors, energy storage and automotive. In 2016, display segment is expected to account for the major share of the total flexible glass market by volume. The display segment is expected to dominate owing to its rapid demand in smart phones owing to its slim and scratch-resistant property. The lightweight as well as low cost applications when compared with rigid glass further enhances its application in mobile and computing sector. The recent incorporation of flexible glass in solar PV panels acts as a lucrative opportunity for the market. Recent innovations in flexible glass is expected to lead to the formation of foldable smart phones in the near future. Flexible glass witnesses rapid applications as altering the molecular properties further mends its britlessness, thereby leading to formation of new breed of glass. However, the high cost associated with the manufacturing of these glasses is expected to restrain the market growth.

Geographically, North America, is expected to dominate the market growth due to rapid advancements in manufacturing technology. There is recent development of foldable mobile phones along with wearable electronic in clothes has further augmented the market growth. The flexible glass market of Asia Pacific is also expected to witness the fastest growth rate due to rapid demand for improved quality electronic products such as smart watches, smart phones, and others. Growing research and developmental activities and technological advancements in manufacturing technologies are some of the other factors expected to surge the market growth. Apart from that, advent of new flexible and rollable glass products by key manufacturers such as Corning Inc. and Asahi Glass Co. are other significant factors which make the market competition intense. Growing application of solar glasses among developing regions, as in the integration of solar cells for shading of glass facades of high rise buildings is another factor driving the market demand. Collectively, the aforementioned factors are expected to surge the market growth.

Some of the key players operating in the market include Asahi Glass, Dow Corning, LG Display Co, Ltd, Nippon Electric Glass, SCHOTT AG, Dupont Display, Sony Corporation, LiSEC Group, kent Displays, Abrisa Technologies and other notable players.

Flexible Glass Market

Chapter 1. Preface
1.1. Report Scope and Description
1.1.1. Purpose of the Report
1.1.2. Target Audience
1.1.3. USP and Key Offering
1.2. Research Scope
1.3. Research Methodology
1.3.1. Phase I-Secondary Research
1.3.2. Phase II-Primary Research
1.3.3. Phase II-Expert Panel Review
1.3.4. Top Down & Bottom Up Approach
1.3.5. Assumptions
1.3.6. Market Segmentation

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Global Flexible Glass Market Portraiture
2.1.1. Global Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2016
2.1.2. Global Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2016
2.1.3. Global Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2016

Chapter 3. Flexible Glass Market: Market Dynamics and Future Outlook
3.1. Market Overview
3.2. Value Chain Analysis
3.3. Drivers
3.3.1. Growing Demand For Portable Electronics among Consumers
3.3.2. Growing Demand For Smartphones and Tablets
3.4. Challenges
3.4.1. Rising Costs of Flexible Glass
3.5. Opportunities
3.5.1. Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies
3.5.2. Rapid Adoption of Flexible Glass in Photovoltaic (PV) Applications
3.6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.7. Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography
3.8. Competitive Landscape
3.8.1. Competitive Landscape, by Key Players, 2016

Chapter 4. Global Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
4.1. Overview
4.2. Attractive Investment Proposition: Global Flexible Glass Market, by Application
4.3. Lighting
4.4. Display
4.5. Sensors
4.6. Energy Storage
4.7. Automotive
4.8. Others (Residential and Commercial Applications)

Chapter 5. Global Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
5.1. Overview
5.1.1. Attractive Investment Proposition: Global Flexible Glass Market, by Technology
5.2. Down-Draw
5.3. Float Glass

Chapter 6. Global Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.1. Overview
6.2. North America Flexible Glass Market Analysis, 2015 – 2025
6.2.1. North America Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.2.2. North America Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.2.3. North America Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.2.3.1. U.S.
6.2.3.2. Canada
6.3. Europe Flexible Glass Market Analysis, 2015 – 2025
6.3.1. Europe Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.3.2. Europe Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.3.3. Europe Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.3.3.1. Germany
6.3.3.2. Spain
6.3.3.3. France
6.3.3.4. UK
6.3.3.5. Rest of Europe
6.4. Asia Pacific Flexible Glass Market Analysis, 2015 – 2025
6.4.1. Asia Pacific Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.4.2. Asia Pacific Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.4.3. Asia Pacific Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.4.3.1. Japan
6.4.3.2. China
6.4.3.3. India
6.4.3.4. Rest of APAC
6.5. Latin America Flexible Glass Market Analysis, 2015 – 2025
6.5.1. Latin America Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.5.2. Latin America Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.5.3. Latin America Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.5.3.1. Brazil
6.5.3.2. Mexico
6.5.3.3. Rest of Latin America
6.6. Middle East & Africa (MEA) Flexible Glass Market Analysis, 2015 – 2025
6.6.1. MEA Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.6.2. MEA Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.6.3. MEA Flexible Glass Market, by Region, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
6.6.3.1. GCC
6.6.3.2. Rest of MEA

Chapter 7. Company Profiles
7.1. Corning Inc.
7.1.1. Business Description
7.1.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.1.3. Product Portfolio
7.1.4. Key Developments
7.2. Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd
7.2.1. Business Description
7.2.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.2.3. Product Portfolio
7.2.4. Key Developments
7.3. Asahi Glass Co. Ltd
7.3.1. Business Description
7.3.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.3.3. Product Portfolio
7.3.4. Key Developments
7.4. Schott AG
7.4.1. Business Description
7.4.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.4.3. Product Portfolio
7.4.4. Key Developments
7.5. Abrisa Technologies
7.5.1. Business Description
7.5.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.5.3. Product Portfolio
7.5.4. Key Developments
7.6. Dupont Display
7.6.1. Business Description
7.6.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.6.3. Product Portfolio
7.6.4. Key Developments
7.7. Sony Corporation
7.7.1. Business Description
7.7.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.7.3. Product Portfolio
7.7.4. Key Developments
7.8. LG Display Co. Ltd.
7.8.1. Business Description
7.8.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.8.3. Product Portfolio
7.8.4. Key Developments
7.9. Universal Display Corporation
7.9.1. Business Description
7.9.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.9.3. Product Portfolio
7.9.4. Key Developments
7.10. LiSEC Group
7.10.1. Business Description
7.10.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
7.10.3. Product Portfolio
7.10.4. Key Developments
7.11. Other Notable Players

List Of Table :

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Flexible Glass Market Value
TABLE 2 Global Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 3 Global Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 4 Global Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 5 North America Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 6 North America Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 7 North America Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 8 North America Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 9 Europe Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 10 Europe Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 11 Europe Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 12 Europe Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 13 Asia-Pacific Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 14 Asia-Pacific Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 15 Asia-Pacific Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 16 Asia-Pacific Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 17 Latin America Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 18 Latin America Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 19 Latin America Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 20 Latin America Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 21 Middle East and Africa Flexible Glass Market, by Application, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 22 Middle East and Africa Flexible Glass Market, by Technology, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 23 Middle East and Africa Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 24 Middle East and Africa Flexible Glass Market, by Country, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
TABLE 25 Corning Inc.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 26 Dow Corning Corporation: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 27 Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 28 Asahi Glass Co. Ltd: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 29 Schott AG: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 30 Abrisa Technologies: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 31 DuPont Display: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 32 Sony Corporation: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 33 LG Display Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 34 Universal Display Corporation: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 35 Lisec Group.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)
TABLE 36 Other Notable Players.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Financial Information; Product Portfolio; News Coverage)

List Of Figures :

FIG. 1 Global Flexible Glass Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 2 Global Flexible Glass Market Value by Technology, 2016 (US$ Mn),
FIG. 3 Global Flexible Glass Market Value by Application, 2016 (US$ Mn),
FIG. 4 Global Flexible Glass Market Value by Geography, 2016 (US$ Mn),
FIG. 5 Global Flexible Glass in Lighting Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Global Flexible Glass in Display Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 7 Global Flexible Glass in Sensors Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 8 Global Flexible Glass in Energy Storage Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 9 Global Flexible Glass in Automotive Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 10 Global Flexible Glass in Others Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 11 Global Flexible Glass Market Share, by Technology, 2016 vs. 2025 (Value %)
FIG. 12 Global Flexible Glass by Down-Draw Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Global Flexible Glass by Float Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 Global Flexible Glass Market, by Geography, 2016 (Value %)
FIG. 15 U.S. Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 16 Canada Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 U.K. Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Germany Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 Spain Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 20 France Flexible Glass Market, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 21 UK Flexible Glass Market, 2015-2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 22 Rest of Europe Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 23 Japan Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 24 China Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 25 India Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 26 Rest of Asia Pacific Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 27 Brazil Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 28 Mexico Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 29 Rest of Latin America Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 30 GCC Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 31 Rest of Middle East and Africa Flexible Glass Market, 2015 – 2025 (US$ Mn)

On the basis of its applications, the global flexible glass market is categorized into following segments:

  • Lighting
  • Display
  • Sensors
  • Energy Storage
  • Automotive
  • Others

Flexible Glass Market

Flexible glass is also known as ultra-thin glass. It exhibits similar characteristics as compared to a rigid glass such as higher performance, temperature, robustness as well as transparency. Global glass leader such as Corning have undergone research and development measures to check the usability of flexible glass on printed electronics. And the results have led to the formation of flexible glass which exhibits the performance of glass along with the flexibility of plastic. Moreover, increasing demand among consumers for portable electronics where the energy efficiency, durability and lightweight is must has further led to emergence of new display technologies such as flexible glass. In 2016, display application dominated the flexible glass market and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This glass is being used in broad area electronic applications such as displays, solar cells as well as roll-to-roll systems to print newspapers. Apart from this, organic light emitting diodes (OLED) which has emerged as a recent display technology, has gained significance in lightening panels due to its light, thin and shatter proof property. The incorporation of flexible OLED’s (which is substrate consisting of plastic, metal or flexible glass) in mobile devices and TV’s has further surged growth of the market. In addition, rapid demand for smartphones, smart gadgets and tablets globally has further enhanced the application of flexible glass.

Energy storage application is expected to grow at a rapid pace owing to surging applications of flexible glass in high power applications. Flexible glass is widely utilized for photovoltaic panels, wind turbine generators and aerospace electronics. Certain players have discarded the use of conventional fragile glasses and have incorporate the use of flexible glass sheet on solar cells to form flexible solar products. The flexibility of these solar products has further led to easy and cost-effective installation of solar panels on rooftop applications such as by gluing panels on the roof. Rising demand for solar energy has further escalated the need of solar panels which is also a major factor stimulating the market growth.

On the basis of its technology, the global flexible glass market is categorized into following segments:

  • Down-Draw
  • Float Glass

Flexible Glass Market

Flexible glass is a thin glass varying in thickness from 1.1 mm down to 25 micrometers. Flexible glass exhibits surface quality, better optical transmission and hermeticity. Now-a-days, there is an increasing trend among industry players for light weight, ultrathin and high performance flexible electronics such as in photovoltaic, touch sensors and displays. Therefore, the increased demand for high quality devices requires high throughout put production methods. The discovery of ultra-slim flexible glass has further elevated the optical transmission characteristics of flexible glass. For instance, optical transmission of flexible glass is limited to 4% surface reflection loss along with zero presence of scattering or haze. The improvement in device design and performance with increased process optimization and manufacturing yield has further enabled high resolution in flexible glass. The introduction of down-draw technology has led to the increased manufacturing of thin and ultra-thin flexible glass. This process fabricates touch screens and glass wafers to be deployed in wafer level packaging of semi-conductor devices as well as camera image sensors. Currently, this process is expected to register to a major share of the market as this process rapidly incorporates different types of glass which are further processed to yield highly flexible thin glass. Increase in demand for flexible thin glass in consumer electronics such as in laptops, tablets and TVs is expected to drive the market in coming years. Float glass is another method utilized for the production of flexible glass. Float glass method leads to formation of a distortion free flat glass which is increasingly used for windows. Additionally, flexible float glass is essentially used for aesthetic applications in buildings as it provides attractive exterior surface which is further expected to augment the market growth.

Based on geography, the global flexible glass market is segmented into following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • France
    • UK
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Flexible Glass Market

In 2016, North America was the largest market as U.S. is the largest consumer of flexible glass owing to higher demand for smart electronics. There is an increasing demand for flexible display in North America owing to its widespread application in wearable devices, smartphones, televisions, military equipment which is expected to penetrate the market in the coming years. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a rapid pace throughout the forecasted period owing to changing lifestyles, acceptance of western culture, wide scale industrialization as well as growing population. Rapid adoption of western culture has raised awareness among consumers for better quality electronic gadgets such as smart watches, smart phones and cell phones. Increasing research and development activities in developing regions such as China and India by multiple display manufacturers has further led to the advancement in flexible display technology which is poised to drive the market growth. For instance, Samsung is currently involved in producing flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLED) in order to cater to growing consumers demand for mobile phones and wearable technologies. Growing consumption of light weight, handy and attractive electronic gadgets in Asian economies is further expected to stimulate the market growth.

Additionally, Moxi Group, a Chinese company, has innovated a flexible phone that can be easily worn on the wrist like a watch. Furthermore, increasing demand for smart phones and tablets is another factor contributing to market growth.

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