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Flexible Glass Markets, 2013 And Beyond

Applications for flexible glass covered by this report include:  displays, PV, OLED lighting, and various flexible electronics products (sensors, chips, etc.). NanoMarkets has provided coverage of flexible glass for several years as part of a larger focus on advanced materials for the display, lighting, and solar panel markets.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

E.1 Market Opportunities for Flexible Glass

E.1.1 Lowering the Weight of Displays and Photovoltaics

E.1.2 The Promise of Flexibility and R2R Processing

E.1.3 Encapsulation as a Key Market for Flexible Glass

E.1.4 Other Applications

E.2 Key Firms to Watch in the Flexible Glass Industry

E.3 Challenges to Commercialization of Flexible Glass

E.3.1 Bringing Costs Down

E.3.2 Competitive Materials

E.4 Summary of the Eight-Year Forecasts for Flexible Glass

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to this Report

1.1.1 The Value Proposition of Flexible Glass – Weight, Flexibility, and R2R Capability

1.1.2 Prospects in the Display Industry

1.1.3 Prospects for Flexible Glass in Photovoltaics

1.1.4 Other Markets for Flexible Glass

1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report

1.3 Methodology of this Report

1.4 Plan of this Report

CHAPTER TWO: FLEXIBLE GLASS: TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS, AND KEY SUPPLIERS

2.1 Manufacturing Trends and Challenges

2.1.1 Characteristics of Flexible Glass

2.1.2 Lightweight Devices

2.1.3 Durability of Flexible Glass

2.1.4 Flexibility and R2R Compatibility

2.2 Competition for Flexible Glass

2.2.1 Plastics

2.2.2 Metal Foils and Sheets

2.2.3 Other Competitive Products

2.3 Key Suppliers of Flexible Glass

2.3.1 AGC/ Asahi Glass

2.3.2 Corning

2.3.3 LiSEC

2.3.4 Nippon Electric Glass

2.3.5 Schott

2.3.6 Academic and Research Institutions with Flexible Glass Programs

2.4 Key Points from this Chapter

CHAPTER THREE: APPLICATIONS AND MARKETS FOR FLEXIBLE GLASS

3.1 Flexible Glass in Display Products

3.1.1 Mobile Computing Displays – Delivering Lighter Weight

3.1.2 Touch Panels and Flexible Glass

3.1.3 Rollable and Foldable Displays

3.1.4 Encapsulation of OLEDs with Flexible Glass

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