August 7, 2012 — Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are making inroads into displays, particularly small- to medium-sized units, and lighting. With OLED adoption, the total market value of materials used in OLED applications will grow quickly from about $500 million in 2012 to over $7 billion by the end of 2019, reports NanoMarkets.
Active OLED materials — emissive materials, hosts, and hole/electron injection and transport materials — will account for nearly $3 billion of that $7 billion pool.
NanoMarkets’ research report, “OLED Materials Markets 2012,” provides analysis and forecasts for OLED materials in the coming 8 years. It examines some of the latest market strategies, products and technical developments in OLED materials, as well as identifies how performance improvements are growing some addressable markets for OLEDs. Assessments of strategies at several top OLED materials suppliers are also included. Furthermore, the study is supplemented with granular eight-year forecasts of materials shipments in both OLED panel area and value terms, with breakouts by material type, deposition technology, and by panel type.
Material categories covered include: functional OLED materials in the emissive layer and hole/electron transport/injection/blocking layers as well as substrates, electrodes, and encapsulation technologies.