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Electronic Films Market By Film Type ( Conductive and Non-Conductive), Material (ITO on Glass, Polymer,Metal Mesh, and ITO on Pet), Application (Electronic Display, Semiconductors, and PCB) and Region( Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2021 – 2026)

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 8228
Pages: 170

Electronic Films Market Size, Share & Trends (2021 - 2026)

The size of the Electronic Films Market is expected to be valued at USD 8.3 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow at a (CAGR) of 8.2 % during the forecast period to a net market size of USD 11.23 billion in 2026.

Electronic films are highly functional films, which include ultra-thin copper layer flexible printed circuit board (FPC) materials; self-adhesive films; and silicone coated films. These films offer various advantages, such as chemical resistance, tolerance to high temperatures, low coefficient of friction, optical transparency, conductivity, resistance to UV rays and weathering, resistance to fouling, high insulation, non-flammable property, low surface energy and low dielectric constant. Electronic films offer protection to electronic devices and enhance overall performance and durability. These films have a wide range of applications in the electrical and electronic industry due to their beneficial properties, such as high insulation, optical transparency, and excellent chemical resistance.

Electronic films like PET, ETFE, copper films are highly employed in displays of smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Besides, PTE films are also used for electronic solar cell displays to secure the optics from ecological aspects like abrasion, dust, or heat, and to improve reflectivity and light transmission. Strong demand for non-conductive films from manufacturers of electronic displays, PCBs and semiconductors is the driving force in their market. The deployment of 5G in China by 2020 and the adoption of digital signage will increase the demand for PCBs and electronic displays.

There is a growing preference for large LCD screens in residential and commercial destinations. Large LCD screens have a larger surface area, resulting in higher consumption of electronic film. The demand for digital signage is increasing due to the thriving retail industry. In recent years, display technology has recorded several changes, resulting in an increased implementation of OLED, QDLED (quantum dot light emitting diode), and EPD. Electronic films are applied to electronic components such as television, printed circuit boards, etc., due to their various characteristics, such as resistance to chemicals, conductivity, etc. The global electronic film market is expected to experience substantial growth with the rising call for electronic films. electronic and electrical industry products.

Recent Developments 

  • The global industry leader Apple has recently announced that it will be making the next generation of iPhones in India, rather than in China. This shift comes during a chilling of relations between Washington and Beijing as a result of accusations of unfair trade and business practices by the USA against China.

  • Canada arrested the daughter and CFO Meng Wanzhou of the Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei. This was done at the behest of the US government which accuses Huawei of cheating banks in order to continue business with Iran despite US sanctions. This is further expected to strain the already tense relationship between the two economic superpowers.

Electronic Films Market Drivers

Increased demand for tablets, smartphones, and other similar consumer electronics, along with the high performance properties of polymer based electronic films are the main factors driving the global electronic films market. The global market should be stimulated by the increased demand for electronic films in the electronic industry for the manufacture of smartphones, tablets and touch screens. This is mainly attributed to the growing consumer demand for LED and LCD touch screens. For example, the consumer electronics association (CEA) forecast in January 2018 a 3.95% increase in the consumer electronics sector compared to 2017 with a turnover of $ 351 billion. Also, the increasing demand for high-performance polymer films in many electronic applications should further fuel market growth in the coming years. Electronic films are used in this application because they have properties such as chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, low coefficient of friction, optical transparency, conductivity, resistance to UV rays and weather, resistance to humidity, high insulation, low surface energy and low dielectric constant. Rapid growth in the retail sector is expected to create demand for digital signage which, in turn, spurs demand for electronic displays is another factor that should stimulate growth in the target market during the forecast period. Another factor expected to drive growth in the global electronic film market is the increase in applications in the automotive and electronics industries.

Furthermore, the increasing penetration of the Internet and smartphones is expected to stimulate demand for electronic products, which in turn will drive growth in the global market. The rapid growth of the e-commerce industry is a key factor that should drive growth in the target market in the next 10 years. The growing demand for electronic films in smartphones, laptops, tablets, vehicle screens and industrial touch screens and the growing demand for consumer electronic devices are the key factor in the growth of the global electronic film market. Technological developments offering superconductive and defensive films should also drive market growth in the coming years. Electronic films are gaining ground in the market because they offer several advantages, such as chemical resistance, low coefficient of friction, tolerance to high temperatures, optical transparency, and conductivity in  end-user applications.

Restraints in the Electronic Films Market

The high cost of technological development and manufacturing of electronic films and the volatility of ITO prices are the main factors limiting the global electronic film market. Strict government compliance with the use of plastics is an important factor that can hinder the growth of the global electronic film market to some extent.

Opportunities in the Electronic Films Market

The continued development of application products and the development of PCBS due to the expected rollout of 5G present growth opportunities for the global electronic film market. Rapid advances in electronic film technology coupled with the continued development of printed circuit boards and other electronic products will offer immense market opportunities for players operating in the electronic film market during the forecast period.

Challenges in the Electronic Films Market

The high processing costs associated with ITO-based electronic films are expected to create significant challenges for market participants and hamper market growth during the evaluation period.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2025

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Product, Type, Consumption, Distribution Channel and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

3M (US), The Chemours Company (US), Dow DuPont (US), Saint-Gobain S.A. (France), Toray Industries Inc. (Japan), Toyobo Co, Ltd. (Japan), Gunze (Japan), Teijin Ltd. (Japan), Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan), TDK Corporation (Japan


Electronic Films Market

Electronic Films Market segmentation as per the research report until 2026.

On the basis of Film Type, the market is separated into Conductive and Non-Conductive. Conductive films might cause accidental discharges and shortcircuits in the machinery. Due to the added advantage of being nonconductive, these films are the most widely used segment for electronic films. The demand for nonconductive films is also expected to increase faster than for conductive films. Nonconductive films were the largest market segment as of 2020 and are projected to grow with the highest CAGR during 2020-2025.

On the basis of Material, the market is separated into ITO on Glass, Polymer, Metal Mesh, and ITO on PET. Polymers being light and inexpensive are the largest segment. They also give the added benefit of being non-conductive.  High-temperature tolerance, low friction coefficient, and superior toughness are some of the other salient features of these materials. Polymer segment accounted -for the largest market share and is anticipated to retain the lead during the analysis period of 2020-2025.

On the basis of Application, the market is separated into Electronic Display, Semiconductors, and PCB. Electronic display due to its huge application potential captured the largest market share for Electronic Films. Increasing usage of electronic display screens in advertising and billboards are propelling the market. New technologies like Electronic Paper Display, OLED, LED, and QDLED are creating more and more avenues of application for this segment. Electronic Display was the largest market segment and is expected to keep the top spot through the period of 2020-2025.

On the basis of Region, the Electronic Films Market is segregated into regions of North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Europe.

The Asia Pacific was the largest manufacturer of electrical and electronic equipment in 2020. Countries like China, Japan, and South Korea are the market leaders in many cutting edge technologies of the sector. With its huge population and growing middle-class consumers, it was the largest market for electronic films. In the upcoming years, the region is expected to drive the global market and continue to remain the largest market for this sector.

Asia Pacific both the largest manufacturer and market for electronic films. It is also projected to grow faster than other regions in the upcoming years.

Major companies plying their trade in the Electronic Films Market include 3M (US), The Chemours Company (US), Dow DuPont (US), Saint-Gobain S.A. (France), Toray Industries Inc. (Japan), Toyobo Co, Ltd. (Japan), Gunze (Japan), Teijin Ltd. (Japan), Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan), TDK Corporation (Japan). 3M is an American multinational conglomerate operating in many diversified industries. It collected a total of USD 31.7 billion in sales in 2020. It has operations in 70 countries and has more than 90,000 employees. It was ranked 97 in Fortune 500 list of largest American companies by revenue in 2020.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Study Deliverables                  

                1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

                1.4 General Study Assumptions                

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Introduction                               

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Analysis Design                         

                2.4 Study Timeline                          

3. Overview                                       

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                         

                3.3 Epidemology                              

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)                                    

                4.1 Market Drivers                          

                4.2 Market Restraints                    

                4.3 Key Challenges                         

                4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market                              

5. Market Segmentation                                              

                5.1 Film Type                     

                                5.1.1 Introduction           

                                5.1.2 Conductive             

                                5.1.3 Nonconductive     

                                5.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Film Type            

                                5.1.6 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Film Type          

                                5.1.7 Market Share Analysis, By Film Type            

                5.2 Material                       

                                5.2.1 Introduction           

                                5.2.2 ITO on Glass           

                                5.2.3 Polymer   

                                5.2.4 Metal Mesh            

                                5.2.5 ITO on PET               

                                5.2.5 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Material              

                                5.2.6 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Material            

                                5.2.7 Market Share Analysis, By Material              

                5.3 Application                 

                                5.3.1 Introduction           

                                5.3.2 Electronic Display 

                                5.3.3 Semiconductors    

                                5.3.4 PCB            

                                5.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Application         

                                5.3.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Application       

                                5.3.6 Market Share Analysis, By Application        

6. Geographical Analysis                                              

                6.1 Introduction                               

                                6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                                6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                                6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Product

                                       By Type

                                       By Application

                                       By Indication

                                6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis     

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Product

                                       By Type

                                       By Application

                                       By Indication

                                6.1.5  Market Share Analysis      

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Product

                                       By Type

                                       By Application

                                       By Indication

                6.2 North America                          

                                6.1.1 Introduction           

                                6.1.2 United States         

                                6.1.3 Canada     

                6.3 Europe                         

                                6.2.1 Introduction           

                                6.2.2 U.K             

                                6.2.3 Spain         

                                6.2.4 Germany 

                                6.2.5 Italy            

                                6.2.6 France       

                6.4 Asia-Pacific                 

                                6.3.1 Introduction           

                                6.3.2 China         

                                6.3.3 India          

                                6.3.4 Japan         

                                6.3.5 Australia   

                                6.3.6 South Korea           

                6.5 Latin America                             

                                6.4.1 Introduction           

                                6.4.2 Brazil          

                                6.4.3 Argentina

                                6.4.4 Mexico     

                                6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

                6.6 Middle East & Africa                               

                                6.5.1 Introduction           

                                6.5.2 Middle-East            

                                6.5.3 Africa         

7. Strategic Analysis                                       

                7.1 PESTLE analysis                         

                                7.1.1 Political     

                                7.1.2 Economic 

                                7.1.3 Social         

                                7.1.4 Technological         

                                7.1.5 Legal          

                                7.1.6 Environmental       

                7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                              

                                7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers    

                                7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services              

                                7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry     

8. Market Leaders' Analysis                                        

                8.1 3M                 

                                8.1.1 Overview 

                                8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                                8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                                8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                                8.1.6 Analyst View          

                8.2 The Chemours Company                      

                8.3 Dow DuPont                              

                8.4 Saint-Gobain S.A.                     

                8.5 Toray Industries Inc.                               

                8.6 Toyobo Co, Ltd.                        

                8.7 Gunze                           

                8.8 Teijin Ltd.                    

                8.9 Nitto Denko Corporation                      

                8.10 TDK Corporation                    

9. Competitive Landscape                                           

                9.1 Market share analysis                            

                9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                       

                9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                         

                9.4 New Product Launches                         

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities                                         


                a) List of Tables                

                b) List of Figures                              

  • Global,Regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

  • Segment-level analysis in terms of by type,by application,by  region, along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail

  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics

  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis

  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development

  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment

  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies

  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions

  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market

1.Global Electronic Films Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

2. Global Electronic Films Market By Film Type, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

3. Global Conductive Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

4. Global Nonconductive Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

5.  Global Electronic Films Market By Material, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

6. Global ITO on Glass Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

7.Global Polymer Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

8. Global Metal Mesh Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

9. Global ITO on PET Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

10.  Global Electronic Films Market By Application, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

11. Global Electronic Display Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

12.Global Semiconductord Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

13.Global PCB Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )



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