Plastics in Electronics Components Global Market and Technologies Report 2023: Sector to Pass $10 Billion in Value By 2027

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From the early days of valves to the creation of the transistor and later the integrated circuit, much of the progress made by the electronics industry towards ever-greater miniaturization has only been made possible due to the availability of different polymeric materials. The development of numerous novel plastics expressly for use in electrical and electronic device applications has led to the ongoing growth of both the electronics and plastics sectors. Electronics components have seen a large drop in real cost performance over time. This decline can be partially attributable to the availability and performance of novel polymeric materials.

A specific example is the development of the personal computer, where advancements in polymer-based photoresists and plastic encapsulation techniques have made it possible to mass produce high-density memories and microprocessors at a price that makes devices more potent than mainframe computers of thirty years ago available for barely more than the cost of a toy. The creation of electrical and electronic equipment today uses a variety of plastic materials extensively, from insulator moldings for the largest bushings and transformers to alpha particle barriers on memory devices.

Plastics, or more precisely polymers, are used in a variety of applications including equipment casings, protective coatings, wire and cable insulators, printed circuit board components, die-to-attach adhesives, and packaging for individual microcircuits.

The electronics sector is a significant user of high-performance thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Almost all engineering thermoplastics (ETPs) are used in some form of electronics component, but standard nylons (polyamides) and thermoplastic polyesters (typically polybutylene terephthalate) are by far the two most common polymer families.

This is particularly true among connectors, which make up the majority of the market for electronic components. Even as the average size of each component used continues to shrink and wall thicknesses can be reduced thanks to advancements in polymer processability and end-use performance, the consumption of engineering thermoplastics in this industry is rising as the use of electronic devices permeates more areas of our working and leisure lives.

ETPs are frequently viewed as commodities by specifiers, particularly in certain types of connectors, and the choice of material is likely influenced by cost as much as by performance. This is much less of an issue in higher-performance applications, but even in these markets, suppliers of high-temperature nylons (a class that includes nylons 46, 4T and polyphthalamides) compete with those of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), liquid crystal polymers (LCPs), and other polymer types. LCPs are a specific type of thermoplastic polyester. Different varieties of polyaryletherketone, the most prevalent of which is polyetheretherketone, are still further up the performance ladder.

In the market for electronic components, polyimides occupy a certain niche. They are mostly utilized in film form for flexible electronics and come in thermoset and thermoplastic varieties. When thermal stability is not a concern, they encounter some competition from films made of various forms of polyester (polyethylene terephthalate and, to a lesser extent, polyethylene naphthalate). This particular submarket is now expanding quickly.

Report Includes

  • 61 data tables and 23 additional tables
  • An overview of the global markets and technologies for plastics in electronics components
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data for 2022, 2023 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2028
  • Estimation of the market size and revenue forecast for plastics in electronics components, and market share analysis by type, end-user, and region
  • Highlights of the market opportunities, and major issues and trends affecting the plastic industry
  • Insight into the recent industry structure, regulations and policies, pipeline products, and the vendor landscape of the market leading participants
  • Company profiles of major players within the industry, including BASF, Covestro AG, Henkel AG, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp., and SABIC
Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages218
Forecast Period2022 - 2027
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2022$7.9 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2027$10.3 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate5.5%
Regions CoveredGlobal

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
3.1 Overview
3.2 Snapshot of the Electronic Device Market
3.3 Computers
3.4 Electronic Displays
3.5 Printers
3.6 "All-In-One" Machines
3.7 Phones
3.8 Fax Machines
3.9 Scanners
3.10 Mobile Electronics Devices
3.11 Automotive Market

Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by Technology Type
4.1 Overview
4.2 Types of Polymers
4.3 Thermoplastics
4.4 Thermoset Polymers

Chapter 5 Overview of Key Components, Pcbs and Encapsulants
5.1 Introduction
5.2 the Focus of this Report
5.3 Resin Consumption
5.3.1 Background
5.3.2 Markets
5.3.3 Growth
5.3.4 Market Drivers
5.4 Printed Circuit Boards
5.4.1 Overview
5.4.2 Property Requirements for Laminates
5.4.3 Physical Composition
5.4.4 Assembly Technologies
5.4.5 Pcb Substrates
5.4.6 Specific Polymers Used in Printed Circuit Boards
5.4.7 Other Materials Used in Printed Circuit Boards
5.4.8 Fiber Reinforcements
5.4.9 Production of Circuitry
5.4.10 Environmental Issues
5.4.11 Flexible Printed Circuit Boards
5.4.12 Soldering
5.4.13 Production Statistics
5.4.14 Industry Trends
5.4.15 Electronics Packaging
5.4.16 Market Estimates and Forecasts
5.5 Encapsulants
5.5.1 Definitions and Background
5.5.2 Primary Purposes of Encapsulation
5.5.3 Encapsulant Materials
5.5.4 Epoxy Encapsulation Formulations
5.5.5 Encapsulated Electrical and Electronic Components
5.5.6 Epoxy Encapsulant Systems
5.5.7 Silicone Encapsulants
5.5.8 Thermoplastic Encapsulants
5.5.9 Selected Major Encapsulant Producers and Their Product Lines
5.5.10 Market Estimates and Forecasts

Chapter 6 Molded Electronic Products
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 Background
6.1.2 Polymers Used
6.1.3 Market Drivers
6.2 Connectors
6.2.1 Background
6.2.2 Functions and Components of Connectors
6.2.3 Trends
6.2.4 Applications for Electronic Connectors
6.2.5 Material Selection
6.2.6 Flame Retardance
6.2.7 Standards Relating to Connectors
6.2.8 Manufacturers
6.2.9 End-Use Markets
6.2.10 Market Estimates and Forecasts
6.3 Switches
6.3.1 Background
6.3.2 Market Estimates and Forecasts
6.4 Coil Formers
6.4.1 Background
6.4.2 Manufacturers
6.4.3 Market Estimates and Forecasts
6.5 Relays
6.5.1 Background
6.5.2 Market Estimates and Forecasts
6.6 Capacitors
6.6.1 Background
6.6.2 Applications
6.6.3 Capacitor Materials
6.6.4 Consumption by Market Segment
6.6.5 Market Estimates and Forecasts
6.7 Other Types of Molded Electronic Components
6.7.1 Resistors
6.7.2 Market Estimates and Forecasts
6.8 Summary of Market Estimates and Forecasts

Chapter 7 New Developments
7.1 Background
7.2 Importance of Miniaturization
7.2.1 High-Density Interconnect Technology to Drive Market for Pcb
7.3 Thin-Walling Electronic Components
7.3.1 Background
7.3.2 Effects of Thin-Walling on Performance Requirements and Design
7.3.3 Application Requirements
7.3.4 Material and Process Selection
7.3.5 Properties Required
7.3.6 Challenges in Downsizing
7.3.7 Software That Aids Thin-Wall Design
7.4 Flexible Electronics
7.4.1 Overview
7.5 Wearable Electronics
7.6 Cloud Computing and Big Data
7.7 the Internet of Everything
7.8 Changes in Electronics Component Manufacturing That Could Influence Resin Choices
7.9 Recent Patents Related to the Industry

Chapter 8 Electronic Component Industry Overview and Plastics Producers
8.1 Top Semiconductor Producers and Customers
8.2 Manufacturing and Marketing Aspects
8.2.1 Globalization
8.2.2 What Component Suppliers Are Doing
8.3 Plastics Producers
8.3.1 Overview
8.4 Polymer Producers According to Material Type
8.4.1 Thermosets
8.4.2 Thermoplastics

Chapter 9 Environmental Issues

Chapter 10 Performance Requirements Related to Electronic Components

Chapter 11 Competitive Landscape

Chapter 12 Company Profiles

Chapter 13 Appendix: Acronyms

Companies Mentioned

  • Asahi Kasei Corp.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Basf
  • Celanese
  • Covestro AG
  • Cytec Industries Inc.
  • Dsm
  • Dupont De Nemours and Co.
  • Ems Grivory
  • Epic Resins
  • Henkel AG
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Interplastic Corp.
  • Kingfa Science and Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Lanxess AG
  • Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp.
  • Polyplastics
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • Solvay Specialty Polymers
  • Sumitomo Bakelite
  • Toray Plastics
  • Victrex plc

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