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Roll To Roll (R2R) Technology For Flexible Device Market By Mechanism (Gravure, Flatbed & Rotary Screen Printing, Imprint Lithography, Flexographic Printing, Laser Photo Ablation, Offset Printing, Inkjet Printing), By Application (Automotive, Energy, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2022

This report analyses the global roll-to-roll technology market for flexible devices in terms of mechanism, application, and geography. Based on the mechanism employed, the global roll-to-roll technology market for flexible devices is segmented into gravure, flatbed and rotary screen printing, flexographic printing, imprint lithography, laser ablation, offset printing, inkjet printing, and other mechanisms. Similarly, based on application, the global roll-to-roll technology market for flexible devices is classified into consumer electronics, automotive, energy, healthcare, and defense and security, among others. The geographical distribution of the global roll-to-roll technology for the flexible device market considered in this study encompasses regional markets such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Growing desire among flexible device manufacturers to curb manufacturing costs in order to sustain profit margins and better penetrate markets is expected to drive the adoption of roll-to-roll manufacturing technologies and techniques during the forecast period. In addition, since R2R manufacturing processes consume less energy and have a comparatively higher throughput capacity than traditional manufacturing processes, their adoption among flexible device manufacturers is bound to grow in the coming years. However, the lack of primary standardized infrastructure at most manufacturing facilities and a lack of awareness regarding the potential and limitations of roll-to-roll processes have hampered the adoption of roll-to-roll technologies among manufacturers.

1.1 Report Description

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of the strategic research study titled "Global Roll-to-Roll Technology for Flexible Device Market: Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2016–2022" is to offer industry investors, company executives, and industry participants in-depth insights to enable them to make informed strategic decisions related to the opportunities in the global roll-to-roll technology for flexible device market.

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • R2R processing equipment manufacturers
  • Flexible Components and Device Manufacturers
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (ex-consumer electronics manufacturers, etc.)
  • Distributors and Retailers
  • End-users

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global roll-to-roll technology for flexible device markets, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2012 to 2022, keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

On the basis of application, the global roll-to-roll technology market for flexible devices is categorized into the following segments:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Others (defense, etc.)

Consumer electronics represents the largest application segment for the flexible device roll-to-roll technology market. The segment accounted for 68.2% of the global market revenue in the base year 2014. The trend shall prolong, and the segment is presumed to retain its leading position, exhibiting strong growth through the forecast period of 2015–2022. Roll-to-toll technology is predominantly used to manufacture flexible and printed circuits.

The demand for flexible printed circuits is witnessing an upsurge, replacing conventional circuit boards on account of growing preferences for miniaturization and superior functionality in consumer electronics. In addition, flexible printed circuits consume less space and reduce the weight of electronic devices, making them preferable for use in wearable electronics and touch-screen devices like smartphones and tablets. This, in turn, has a positive impact on the overall demand for R2R processing equipment that has proved cost-effective for manufacturing flexible circuit devices.

On the basis of the mechanism employed, the global roll-to-roll technology market for flexible devices is categorized into the following segments:

  • Gravure
  • Flatbed and rotary screen printing
  • Flexographic Printing
  • Imprint Lithography
  • Laser Ablation
  • Offset Printing
  • Inkjet Printing
  • Other Mechanisms

As of 2014, flatbed and rotary screen printing were the preferred mechanisms used for roll-to-roll manufacturing across the globe. The segment accounted for around one-fourth of the global market revenue in the same year. Flatbed and rotary screen printing, being the traditional and most widely known R2R mechanisms, account for the majority of the market's revenue share. On the other hand, soft/imprint lithography mechanisms are presumed to witness maximum adoption during the forecast period of 2015–2022. The anticipated adoption of this mechanism is majorly backed by its ability to reproduce high-resolution 3-D patterns on the substrate accurately. Inkjet printing is also presumed to witness strong adoption in the coming years on account of the benefits offered in terms of size, weight, scalability, and non-contact printing.

On the basis of geography, the global roll-to-roll technology market for flexible devices is segmented into the following regions and countries:

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

As of 2014, the global roll-to-roll technology for the flexible device market was led by Asia Pacific, followed by North America and Europe, respectively. The revenue share of Asia Pacific in the global roll-to-roll technology for the flexible device market stood at 35.9% in 2014. The growth in the Asia Pacific roll-to-roll technology for flexible device market is largely backed by growing demand for flexible electronics in countries including China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. These countries are also home to a large number of flexible device manufacturers who prefer R2R manufacturing over other traditional manufacturing processes due to the benefits offered in terms of cost, production, and throughput. In addition, a resurgence in the industrial sector coupled with an increasing inflow of foreign funds is expected to support the demand for flexible electronics and hence roll-to-roll processing instruments.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Roll To Roll (R2R) Technology For Flexible Device Market is expected to reach US$ 35.69 Bn By 2022.

The Roll To Roll (R2R) Technology For Flexible Device Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 13.5%.

The report is forecasted from 2015 to 2022.

The base year of this report is 2014.

E Ink Holdings, Inc., 3M Company, Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., Emfit Ltd., are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Aug 2016
Category:  Semiconductor & Electronics
Report ID:   58050
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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