OLED Materials Market to Reach $27.8 Billion by 2023

  • Published: March 2018

Global OLED materials market is projected to reach $27,818.4 million by 2023, P&S Market Reseach.

Increase in demand for smartphones, increasing demand of OLED from the automotive industry, and rise in disposable income are some of the major factors driving the growth of the OLED materials market.

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Insights on market segments

On the basis of type, the market is segmented into cathode, emissive layer (EML), electron transport layer (ETL), hole injection layer (HIL), anode, encapsulation, substrates, and others. Substrates have been the largest category in the OLED materials market, attributed to the easy availability of this material.

Based on application, the OLED materials market is categorized into display and lighting. The display category is estimated to hold a larger share in the market, contributing more than 90.0% in 2017. This is attributed to the increased manufacturing of smartphone and television displays. The display application is further categorized into television and monitors, smartphones, notebooks and tablets, and automotive.

The end user segment is further categorized into residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. The residential category has been recording the largest share in the OLED materials market, due to growth in residential projects, resulting in increased demand of these materials.

Asia-Pacific stands as the largest OLED materials market

Globally, Asia-Pacific has been the largest OLED materials market, with more than 35.0% contribution in 2017. The region is a major manufacturing hub for display panels and brand products. Companies like Samsung, LG, Japan Display, and others have a strong presence in many countries of the region. The region has seen an increase in the production of smartphones due to their growing demand; thus, resulting in the growth of the market in the region.

Rise in population can be seen as another factor propelling the growth of the OLED materials market in Asia-Pacific. With the rise in population, there has been an increase in residential projects, which demand these materials for lighting and other displays. Moreover, increase in disposable income is also leading to greater use of these materials. For example, China has seen growth in its disposable income which has led to greater consumption of electronic products like laptops, tables, and mobile phones in recent years.

New product launches and innovation in electronics industry are creating opportunities in the OLED materials market

With the rise in demand for smartphones, televisions, monitors, and gaming consoles, the OLED materials market is expected to advance at considerable rate. There has been a demand for high realistic images from the consumers which can be met with the help of OLED displays. Also, technological advancements in electrodes are ongoing, such as in grapheme, carbon nanotubes, silver nanowires, and hybrid transparent electrodes. Thus, these factors are providing an opportunity for the growth of the market.

OLED materials market Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players operating in the OLED materials industry are Bayer AG, DowDuPont Inc., Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., LG Chem, Merck KGaA, Novaled GmbH, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited, TCI America, Universal Display Corporation, and Heraeus Holding GmbH.

OLED materials market Segmentation

By Type

  • Cathode
  • EML
  • ETL
  • HIL
  • Anode
  • Encapsulation
  • Substrates
  • Others

By Application

  • Display
    • Television & Monitors
    • Smartphones
    • Notebooks & Tablets
    • Automotive
    • Others
  • Lighting

By End User

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Latin America Middle East and Africa (LAMEA)
    • Brazil
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of LAMEA