Global Market Report From IDTechEx Research on Fluoropolymers for Emerging Electronics and Electrics 2019-2039

The IDTechEx Research report "Fluoropolymers for Emerging Electronics and Electrics 2019-2039", embracing activities of over 100 organizations, will be invaluable for everyone involved in fluoropolymers: researchers, developers, manufacturers of resin and semi-finished products, users, investors, regulators. It has forecasts and roadmaps for 2019-2029.

The emphasis is on matching the huge research pipeline, the needs and the alternatives to find the largest and potentially most profitable opportunities, with a roadmap of introduction over the next 20 years. Are the big openings in next fuel cells, electric vehicles, batteries, energy harvesting, internet of things, morphing aircraft or what? Where in those devices do the opportunities lie for premium-priced fluoropolymers? Which types? What are the gaps in the market? Which research is worth backing? Which new device technology is fluoropolymer centric and headed for billion-dollar levels from almost nothing today? Are the opportunities mainly in electronics or electrical engineering? Where will fluoropolymers be kicked out and why? It is all here.

"Fluoropolymers for Emerging Electronics and Electrics 2019-2039" starts with a comprehensive Executive Summary and Conclusions for those in a hurry - definitions, main appraisals, recommendations, formulations, manufacturers, applications, traditional benefits and challenges neatly pulled together. Then the newly important parameters are revealed. An infogram pulls together research and commercial production by key electrical property, application and status of fluoropolymers in electronics and electrics - 11 emerging functional families against 14 basic formulations of primary interest. Eight formulations are then targeted for comparison of parameters and benefits relevant to new electronics and electrics. Beyond the fluoropolymer forecast for 2019-2029, there are backing IDTechEx forecasts for lithium-ion batteries, wearable electronics and other emerging uses.

The Introduction to the report covers formulations, their monomers and processing. See how remarkable new molecules are being prepared such as the new 2D fluoropolymers. Learn the widening manufacturing repertoire with the new 3D printing of fluoropolymers featured. Brands, health concerns and health benefits are introduced plus the recycling breakthrough.

Chapter 3 addresses fluoropolymers in emerging energy harvesting and sensors, because so many materials do both, with actuation in there as well. That is a natural lead into Chapter 4 on how dual and triple harvesting, sensing, and actuation become integrated. This reveals a new virtuosity from textiles to healthcare, addressing new needs. An aspect of this is battery elimination but another is supporting the booming lithium-ion and redox flow battery businesses being reinvented.

Chapter 5, therefore, analyzes fluoropolymers in emerging energy storage, including fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors and subsets of these such as three molecules of particular interest in redox flow batteries. That includes some formulations useful in several forms of energy storage. Assess electrolytes, electrodes, separators and other parts needing fluoropolymers tailored to purpose.

Chapter 6 explores a wealth of other emerging applications in electronics/ electrics again with emphasis on what fluoropolymers will be needed and why, all based on new research and market trends. Smart windows, printed transistors, artificial muscles, structural electronics and morphing are among the functions scoped for new fluoropolymer needs, such as a breakthrough in touch sensitive arrays.

Chapter 7 goes deeply into triboelectrics because they tick all the boxes to add over one billion dollars to fluoropolymer demand. There is a profusion of opportunities here with the opportunity of getting in at the beginning. Finally, Chapter 8 gives examples of interviews carried out.

The globetrotting IDTechEx analysts are mainly at the Ph.D. level and often able to interview in many languages. Indeed, IDTechEx already has drill down reports on the triboelectrics, piezoelectrics, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, energy storage, off-grid and other aspects involved. On your behalf, IDTechEx grasps the chemistry, physics, mechanics and circuitry involved and expresses the results in many new infograms and graphs. Much privileged information is shared from IDTechEx and other conferences, interviews, visits, databases.

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Table of Contents for Fluoropolymers for Emerging Electronics and Electrics 2019-2039


1.1.         Purpose of this report

1.2.         Definition

1.3.         Main conclusions

1.4.         The bad reputation and the good reputation

1.5.         Formulation

1.6.         Applications overview

1.7.         Traditional benefits of fluoropolymers

1.8.         Different primary benefits in new electronics and electrics

1.9.         69 Manufacturers of fluoropolymers

1.10.      Fluoropolymers in electronics and electrics by key property, application, status

1.11.      Fluoropolymers of interest in emerging electronics and electrics

1.12.      16 Fluoropolymer properties relevant to emerging electrical applications

1.13.      Market forecast fluoropolymers 2019-2039

1.14.      Fluoropolymer forecast $ billion 2019-2039 with roadmap driving added electrical and electronic sales

1.15.      Lithium ion battery forecast $ billion 2018-2028

1.16.      Haptics revenue by technology 2015-2028

1.17.      Fuel cells 2019-2029

1.18.      Triboelectric TENG market low vs high power $ million 2019-2039

1.18.1.   TENG transducer market 2018-2039 ex-factory $M rounded including notional part value of embedded

1.19.      Market forecast 2018-2028: Wearable sensors (Revenue)

2.            INTRODUCTION

2.1.         Overview

2.2.         A route to PTFE

2.3.         ETFE, PVDF, ECTFE comparison by Asahi Glass Co.

2.4.         PVDF: gymnast of electrically useful fluoropolymers

2.5.         New fluoropolymer molecular structure: 2D fluoropolymers

2.6.         Manufacturing technology

2.6.1.     Fluorochemicals

2.6.2.     New fluoropolymer manufacturing technology: 3D printing of fluoropolymers

2.7.         Some brands

2.8.         Health concerns

2.8.1.     Usefulness of toxicity measurements

2.8.2.     Learnings from the toxicity literature

2.8.3.     LD50 may give a very low or very high estimate of poison risk to humans

2.8.4.     Fluorine and HF toxicity

2.9.         Recycling breakthroughs


3.1.         Overview

3.2.         EH transducer principles and materials

3.3.         EH technologies by actual and potential usefulness to 2029

3.4.         Challenges of EH technologies

3.5.         Some candidates for EH by power

3.6.         Capacitive (electrostatic) energy harvesting and sensing options

3.6.1.     Overview

3.6.2.     Electrostatics in energy harvesting

3.6.3.     Electrostatic energy harvesting: important new technologies FEP

3.6.4.     Dielectric Elastomer Generators DEG

3.6.5.     MEMS microphones PTFE PVDF

3.7.         Pyroelectrics for sensing and harvesting PVDF

3.7.1.     Overview

3.7.2.     Heat sensors

3.7.3.     Gas sensors infrared

3.7.4.     Power generation

3.8.         Photovoltaic sensors and harvesting ETFE

3.9.         Piezoelectric polymers

3.10.      The need for waterproof, breathable encapsulation


4.1.         Overview

4.2.         Progression of integration

4.3.         Towards PVDF piezoelectric + photovoltaic tires and sails

4.4.         Combining electret and triboelectric energy harvesting in fluoropolymers PTFE ETFE

4.5.         Ferroelectrets: piezo + electret FEP

4.6.         Artificial muscle: dielectric elastomer, piezo PVDF

4.6.1.     Ionic Polymer‐Metal Composite Actuators: Radiation‐Grafted Ion‐Exchange Membranes PSSA, PSPA, PETFE, PTFE, PVDF

4.6.2.     Artificial muscle with microhydraulics ECTFE


5.1.         Basic structure FC LIB

5.2.         Fuel cell ion exchange membrane

5.2.1.     Status

5.2.2.     Research example: Clemson University PFSI

5.3.         Fluoropolymers for both fuel cells and batteries

5.3.1.     Uses

5.3.2.     Synthesis

5.3.3.     Formulations: examples

5.3.4.     Difference between solid-state and polymer electrolytes

5.3.5.     Fluoropolymer battery electrode binders PVDF, PTFE

5.4.         Redox flow battery RFB interest in PTFE, ECTFE, PVDF

5.5.         Supercapacitor electrodes PTFE PVDF

5.6.         Supercapacitor electrolytes PVDF, PTFE

5.6.1.     Overview

5.6.2.     Trends with fluoropolymers in electrolytes PVDF

5.6.3.     Solvay PVDF solid state electrolyte

5.6.4.     Cross linked polymer electrolyte hybrid membrane ETFE

5.7.         Redox flow batteries

5.7.1.     Overview

5.7.2.     Primus ETFE

5.7.3.     RFB and fuel cell membranes STFE


6.1.         Morphing of airframes and artificial muscles PVDF

6.2.         PCB and structural electronics: Triazine FP

6.3.         Smart windows, facades, textile architecture FEP ETFE

6.4.         Transistor gate dielectric

6.5.         Transparent conductive electrodes


7.1.         Importance

7.2.         What is triboelectric energy harvesting, sensing, actuation?

7.3.         Look more closely

7.4.         Triboelectric materials

7.5.         Triboelectric dielectric series examples showing wide choice of properties

7.6.         Bilkent University Turkey measurements

7.7.         Materials in experimental TENGs and those likely in production

7.7.1.     Most popular materials in research

7.7.2.     Functionalisation

7.8.         Materials for 24 laminar TENG

7.9.         Materials for 12 vertical arch TENG

7.10.      Materials for 3 textile TENG

7.11.      Materials for 6 rotating TENG

7.12.      Materials for 10 other TENG variants

7.13.      Four basic TENG device structures

7.14.      Research focus on the four modes

7.15.      Primary conclusions

7.15.1.   Market

7.15.2.   Versatility

7.15.3.   Entry points

7.15.4.   Valued benefits

7.15.5.   High power opportunity

7.15.6.   Conditions of success

7.16.      Triboelectric harvesting device timeline 2018-2038 with mean power magnitude

7.17.      Materials opportunities

7.17.1.   Materials in experimental TENGs and those likely in production

7.18.      Working mechanism of the hybrid generator in a press-and-release cycle PTFE PVDF

7.19.      Boosted TENG PVDF

7.20.      PTFE + liquid fluoropolymer TENG

7.21.      PVDF composites as TENG with enhanced performance

7.22.      PVDF nanograss TENG

7.23.      Smart floors: Triboelectric nanogenerators and power-boards from cellulose nanofibrils, recycled materials and FEP

7.24.      Self-improving higher power triboelectric PVDF

7.25.      Touch sensitive arrays PTFE

7.26.      Sustainable direct current powering a triboelectric nanogenerator via a novel asymmetrical design PTFE


8.1.         Examples of interviews

8.2.         Arkema

8.3.         Solvay

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