Flexible Substrates Market by Type (Plastic, Glass, Metal), Application (Consumer Electronics, Solar Energy, Medical & Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense) and Region (APAC, Europe, North America, South America) - Global Forecast to 2023

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Date: 22-Jun-2018
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“Increased demand for flexible substrates from the electronics industry is driving the growth of the flexible substrates market across the globe.”

The flexible substrates market is projected to grow from USD 402.9 million in 2018 to USD 775.8 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 14.0% from 2018 to 2023. The growth of the flexible substrates market can be attributed to the flourishing electronics industry across the globe. Flexible substrates are widely used in the consumer electronics industry for flexible printed circuit boards. Some of the benefits provided by the substrates that are boosting their demand globally in electronics are greater barrier resistance, increased flexibility, and greater thermal resistance. The market restraint for flexible substrates market are the established conventional rigid electronic markets whose manufacturing processes are better defined to achieve higher throughput, and which do not use flexible substrates.

“Solar energy is expected to be the fastest-growing application for flexible substrates market.”

The fastest-growing application of flexible substrates is the solar energy application. Government initiatives in emerging economies such as China and India are driving the solar energy application of the flexible substrate market. In addition, corporations such as IBM and Google are taking concerted steps to move toward renewable energy, which is resulting in a rise in the demand for solar modules, thereby driving the flexible substrates market.

Increased demand for flexible substrates from the Asia Pacific region”

The Asia Pacific flexible substrates market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. China, Vietnam, and India are the key markets for flexible substrates in the Asia Pacific region. The growth of the flexible substrates market in the Asia Pacific region can be attributed to the increased government spending and private sector investments being made to carry out infrastructural development projects in the region. This, in turn, leads to an increased demand for the flexible substrates market in the region.

Extensive primary interviews have been conducted in the process of determining and verifying sizes of several segments and sub segments of the flexible substrates market gathered through secondary research.

The break-up of primary interviews has been given below.


  • By Company Type: Tier 1 – 36 %, Tier 2 –50 %, and Tier 3– 14%

  • By Designation: C Level –14%, Director Level – 29%, and Others – 57 %

  • By Region: North America –21%, Europe –29%, Asia Pacific –22%, South America – 14%, and the Middle East& Africa – 14%


Key companies profiled in this report on the flexible substrates market include DuPont Teijin Films (US), Nippon Electric Glass (Japan), Schott (Germany), Teijin (Japan), Kolon Industries (South Korea), American Semiconductor (US), Corning (US), and Heraeus (Germany).

Research Coverage

The flexible substrates market has been segmented based on type, application, and region. This report covers the flexible substrates market and forecasts its market size till 2023. The report also provides detailed information on company profiles and competitive strategies adopted by the key players to strengthen their position in the flexible substrates market.

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The report is expected to help market leaders/new entrants in the following ways:


  • This report segments the flexible substrates market and provides the closest approximations of revenue numbers for the overall market and its sub segments across different verticals and regions.

  • This report is expected to help stake holders understand the pulse of the flexible substrates market and provide information on key drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities influencing the growth of the market.

  • This report is expected to help stake holders obtain an improved understanding of the competitive landscape of the flexible substrates market and gain insights to improve the position of their businesses. The competitive landscape section includes detailed information on new product launches, expansions, and acquisitions.

Flexible Substrates Market by Type (Plastic, Glass, Metal), Application (Consumer Electronics, Solar Energy, Medical & Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense) and Region (APAC, Europe, North America, South America) - Global Forecast to 2023

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Market Scope
1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
1.3.2 Currency
1.4 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data
2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
2.1.2 Primary Data
2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
2.2 Market Size Estimation
2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
2.4 Assumptions
2.5 Limitations

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Flexible Substrates Market Attractiveness, 2018 vs 2023
4.2 Flexible Substrates Market, By Application
4.3 Flexible Susbtrates Market, By Region
4.4 Flexible Susbtrates Market, By Application and Country
4.5 Flexible Substrates Regional Share

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Adoption of Thin-Film Solar Modules in Various Applications
5.2.1.2 Increasing Adoption of Flexible Displays in Applications Such as Smartphones and Wearable Devices
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.2.1 Established Market for Conventional Rigid Electronic Products
5.2.2.2 Growing Demand for Flexible Substrates in Medical & Healthcare and Environmental Monitoring Applications
5.2.3 Challenges
5.2.3.1 High Manufacturing Cost and High Prices of Certain Substrates Having Higher Temperature Resistance
5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6 Flexible Substrates Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Metal
6.3 Plastic
6.3.1 Pet
6.3.2 Polyimide
6.3.3 Others
6.4 Glass

7 Flexible Substrates Market, By Application
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Consumer Electronics
7.3 Solar Energy
7.4 Medical & Healthcare
7.5 Aerospace & Defense
7.6 Others

8 Flexible Substrates Market, By Region
8.1 Introduction
8.2 North America
8.2.1 US
8.2.2 Mexico
8.2.3 Canada
8.3 APAC
8.3.1 China
8.3.2 India
8.3.3 South Korea
8.3.4 Japan
8.3.5 Rest of APAC
8.4 Europe
8.4.1 Germany
8.4.2 Spain
8.4.3 Italy
8.4.4 UK
8.4.5 Rest of Europe
8.5 Middle East & Africa
8.5.1 Saudi Arabia
8.5.2 Israel
8.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
8.6 South America
8.6.1 Brazil
8.6.2 Rest of South America

9 Competitive Landscape
9.1 Overview
9.2 Market Ranking for Plastic Flexible Substrates Market
9.3 Competitive Situations & Trends
9.4 Expansions, 2015-2017
9.5 Acquisitions, 2015-2017
9.6 New Product Launches, 2015-2017

10 Company Profiles
Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View
10.1 Dupont Teijin (Indorama)
10.2 Teijin
10.3 Kolon Industries
10.4 Polyonics
10.5 American Semiconductor
10.6 Corning
10.7 Heraeus
10.8 I-Components Co., Ltd
10.9 Nippon Electric Glass
10.10 Schott
10.11 Other Companies
10.11.1 3m
10.11.2 Coveme
10.11.3 Doosan Electronics
10.11.4 Ferrania Technologies
10.11.5 Flexcon
10.11.6 Mistubishi Chemical
10.11.7 Taimide Tech
10.11.8 Toyobo

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

11 Appendix
11.1 Insights From Industry Experts
11.2 Discussion Guide
11.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets Subscription Portal
11.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
11.5 Related Reports
11.6 Author Details

List of Tables

Table 1 Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Type, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 2 Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 3 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Consumer Electronics Application, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 4 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Solar Energy Application, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 5 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Medical & Healthcare Application, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 6 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 7 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 8 Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 9 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Consumer Electronics Application, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 10 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Solar Energy Application, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 11 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Medical & Healthcare Application, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 12 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 13 Flexible Substrates Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 14 North America: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 15 North America: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 16 North America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Consumer Electronics Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 17 North America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Solar Energy Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 18 North America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Medical & Healthcare Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 19 North America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 20 North America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Other Applications, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 21 US: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 22 Mexico: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 23 Canada: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 24 APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 25 APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 26 APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Consumer Electronics Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 27 APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Solar Energy Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 28 APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Medical & Healthcare Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 29 APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 30 APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Other Applications, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 31 China: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 32 India: Flexible Susbtrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 33 South Korea: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 34 Japan: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 35 Rest of APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 36 Europe: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 37 Europe: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 38 Europe: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Consumer Electronics Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 39 Europe: Flexible Susbtrates Market Size in Solar Energy Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 40 Europe: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Medical & Healthcare Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 41 Europe: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 42 Europe: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Other Applications, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 43 Germany: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 44 Spain: Flexible Susbtrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 45 Italy: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 46 UK: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 47 Rest of Europe: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 48 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 49 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 50 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Consumer Electronics Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 51 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Substrates Market in Solar Energy Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 52 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Medical & Healthcare Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 53 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 54 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Other Applications, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 55 Saudi Arabia: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 56 Israel: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 57 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 58 South America: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 59 South America: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 60 South America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Consumer Electronics Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 61 South America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Solar Energy Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 62 South America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Medical & Healthcare Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 63 South America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 64 South America: Flexible Substrates Market Size in Other Applications, By Country, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 65 Brazil: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)
Table 66 Rest of South America: Flexible Substrates Market Size, By Application, 2016–2023 (USD Thousand)

List of Figures

Figure 1 Flexible Substrates Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Flexible Substrates Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Plastic Substrates to Be the Largest Type
Figure 7 Consumer Electronics to Be the Largest Application of Flexible Substrates
Figure 8 APAC to Be the Fastest-Growing Flexible Substrates Market
Figure 9 APAC Dominated the Flexible Substrates Market in 2017
Figure 10 Flexible Substrates Market to Witness High Growth
Figure 11 Consumer Electronics Application to Lead the Flexible Substrates Market
Figure 12 APAC to Register the Highest CAGR
Figure 13 China Accounted for the Largest Market Share
Figure 14 APAC to Be the Largest Market
Figure 15 Factors Governing the Flexible Substrates Market
Figure 16 Flexible Substrates Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 17 Plastic Substrate to Be the Leading Type
Figure 18 Consumer Electronics to Be the Leading Application of Flexible Substrates
Figure 19 India, China, and Spain to Be the Fastest-Growing Flexible Substrates Markets
Figure 20 North America: Flexible Substrates Market Snapshot
Figure 21 APAC: Flexible Substrates Market Snapshot
Figure 22 Companies Adopted Product Launches, Expansions as the Key Strategies, 2015-2017
Figure 23 Teijin: Company Snapshot
Figure 24 Kolon Industries: Company Snapshot
Figure 25 Corning: Company Snapshot
Figure 26 Heraeus: Company Snapshot
Figure 27 Nippon Electric Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 28 Schott: Company Snapshot

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