Colorless Polyimide Films Market

Colorless Polyimide Films Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report

Colorless Polyimide Films Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Flexible Displays, Flexible Printed Circuit Boards, Flexible Solar Cells, Lighting Equipment, Others) By End-Use Industry (Electronics, Solar Energy, Medical, Others) Based On Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

Report ID : BMRC 1891
Number of pages : 300
Published Date : Nov 2022
Category : Chemical And Materials
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Global Colorless Polyimide Films Market is valued at USD 71.25 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 3610.3 Million by 2028 with a CAGR of 72.5% over the forecast period.

Global Colorless Polyimide Films Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2022-2028- Increasing the number of solar panels is one of the major factors expected to drive the growth of the Global Colorless Polyimide Films market.

Scope of Global Colorless Polyimide Films Report:-

Colorless polyamide is one of the heat-resistant polymers and is widely used in many fields such as photoelectric fabrications because it integrates the advantages of traditional aromatic polyimide films. Colorless polyimides films offer excellent thermo-mechanical properties, and also optically transparent and have high chemical resistance. These properties are suitable for the production of electronics such as flexible printed circuit boards, flexible displays and lighting equipment. Additionally, colorless polyimide films are also utilized to produce transparent protective layers for various appliances, like solar cells and flexible displays.

The coronavirus pandemic has also affected on the production sector, including the semiconductor industry, with disturbance of supply chains and marketplaces, demand and output, and having a financial impact on various businesses and markets. The market is heavily concentrated in southern Asian countries such as China, South Korea and Japan leading the market in terms of production volume. The majority of these countries became hotspot in early outbreak of virus and majority of their production units remained on lockdown to avoid the spread of the contagion. The Covid-19 has caused not only manufacturing line disturbed and supply chain stall but also shortage of labor and inactive logics.

Global Colorless Polyimide Films Market Segmentation:-

The Global Colorless Polyimide Films market is segmented on the basis of application, end-use industry, and region & country level. On the basis of application, the global colorless polyimide films market is classified as flexible displays, flexible printed circuit boards, flexible solar cells, lighting equipment, and others. Based on the end-use industry, the global colorless polyimide films market is segmented into electronics, solar energy, medical, and others (aviation and space research).  

By Application:

  • Flexible Displays
  • Flexible Printed Circuit Boards
  • Flexible Solar Cells
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Others

By End-Use Industry:

  • Electronics
  • Solar Energy
  • Medical
  • Others (aviation and space research)

The regions covered in Colorless Polyimide Films market report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of the World. On the basis of country level, the market of Global Colorless Polyimide Films is sub divided into U.S., Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China, India, Japan, South East Asia, Middle East Asia (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt) GCC, Africa, etc.

Key Players of Colorless Polyimide Films Market:-

Colorless Polyimide Films Market report covers the prominent players like

  • SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.
  • Wuhan Imide New Materials Technology Co., Ltd.
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Kaneka Corporation
  • Kolon Industries Inc.
  • Industrial Summit Technology
  • NeXolve Holding Company
  • Wuxi Shunxuan New Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Suzhou Kinyu Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Changchun Gao Qi Polyimide Material Co., Ltd.
  • Zymergen Inc.
  • Dr. Dietrich Muller GmbH 
  • others.

Recent Developments

News- Kolon Industries Supplied Colorless Polyimide Films for Xiaomi's Foldable Phone

On May 3rd, 2021; Kolon Industries, a chemical and textile manufacturing company in South Korea, supplied transparent and flexible polyimide films for the cover window of Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone, Mi MIX FOLD, which was put up for online sales in China in April. With its heat resistance and flexibility, transparent polyimides have been adopted for flexible displays. Kolon has developed colorless polyimide (CPI) films as an alternative to glass displays, saying they have better price competitiveness and can implement quality optimized for customers' needs. CPI films are seen as a game-changer in the display market, but they are prone to scratches and creases that are created when folded and unfolded repeatedly over a long time. Also, some users find it not clear or transparent enough compared to glass displays.

SK Innovation's Subsidiary is Mass Producing of Flexible Cover Windows

On July 20th, 2020; The subsidiary of SK Innovation affiliated with South Korea's third-largest conglomerate SK Group is ready for mass production of flexible cover windows that can replace glass displays for foldable and flexible smartphones. SK IE Technology (SKIET), which makes separators for electric vehicle batteries, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SK Innovation (SKI). The company has built a plant for flexible cover windows (FCWs) in Jeungpyeong, 90 kilometers (56 miles) south of Seoul. SKIET said its FCW increased durability by hard-coating colorless polyimide (CPI) to protect displays from external shocks.

The Increasing Demand for the Development of Flexible Displays for Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices and Increasing Number of Solar Panels are Driving the Market Growth

The growing development in flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays, restoring hard glass with flexible substance and thin films such as colorless polyimide films to make displays thinner, lighter, and less shattered is one of the major factors driving market growth. Mainly there are 3 substances used for flexible displays, which are, metal foil ultra-thin glass and colorless polyimide films. Colorless polyimide films has magnificent optical transmittance alike as ultra-thin glass and toughness as metal foils. There are many key phone manufacturers in the phase of innovation to develop blueprint of flexible smartphones such as Royole Corporation’s FlexPai, Lenovo’s Cplus, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, and many others.

Additionally, the increasing adoption of solar panels is one of the major factors driving the colorless polyimide films market. This is due to the polyamide films are extensively used in manufacturing of solar cells. According to the International Energy Agency’s data the power generation from solar PV is increase by around 23% from 2019 to 2020. The growing development in aerospace technology and growth in the electronics sector is also supplementing the growth of the colorless polyimide films market. In line with this, the rising consumption of consumer electronic products such as mobile phones and flexible displays is also acting as a key factors fostering the growth of the colorless polyimide films market.

However, high production cost and limited delivery of monomers for synthesis affected to restrain the growth of colorless polyimide films market. The limited growth rate of the colorless polyimide films market is directly affecting to the high production costs and very finite commercial availability of monomers for synthesis. The high cost is fundamentally affected with the monomer used during synthesis and leads to restraint the growth of this market. Additionally increasing use in aerospace and medical end-use industries may increase the business opportunity of the market. At first the use of polyimide films in aerospace applications was in the Apollo 11 moon landing, in which the lunar landing module and some other parts of the spacesuits are made of conventional Kapton polyimide films. NASA explained that colorless polyimides were eventually used in the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshield while also being adopted by Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrup Grumman. Colorless polyimide films have a less dielectric persistent compared to other optical polymer films. These insulating properties are mostly useful in shielding electromagnetic interference encountered in daily life due to the growing number of wireless devices such as cellphones and GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and near-field communication (NFC) technology.

Asia Pacific is Expected to Witness the Fastest Growth in the Global Colorless Polyimide Films Market

Asia Pacific region is expected to show the fastest growth in d the global colorless polyimide films market due to the increasing innovation, rising household incomes, high demand for consumer electronics products in the region. The major countries in the Asia Pacific region such as China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan are expected to capture the largest market of colorless polyimide films market. Additionally, the increasing consumption of colorless polyimide films for flexible display manufacturing in countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea is also supplementing the market growth. Countries of the Asia Pacific region have numerous key players with extensive manufacturing capabilities in sectors directly related to flexible electronic devices such as microelectronics, optoelectronics, printed electronics, photovoltaics, and flexible displays. All key flexible display producers such as LG Display Co., Ltd, Samsung Electron, Innolux Corp., Japan Display Inc., and BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd are located in Asia Pacific.

North America is expected to show significant growth in the global colorless polyimide films market due to the presence of key players in the field of manufacturing of solar cells, flexible printed circuit board flexible display in this region. The rapid evolution of optoelectronic engineering is also expected to fuel market growth. Furthermore, Europe is the third-largest contributor for the colorless polyimide films market, this is due to the rising use of polyimide films in the automobile industry, which drives the market in this region.

Report Analysis Details
Historical data 2015 - 2020
Forecast Period 2021 - 2028
Market Size in 2021: USD 71.25 Million 
Base year considered 2020
Forecast Period CAGR %:


Market Size Expected in 2028: USD 3610.3 Million 
Tables, Charts & Figures: 175
Pages 200
Colorless Polyimide Film Companies SK Innovation Co., Ltd., and Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd. Wuhan Imide New Materials Technology Co., Ltd., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Kaneka Corporation, Kolon Industries Inc., Industrial Summit Technology, NeXolve Holding Company, Wuxi Shunxuan New Materials Co., Ltd., Suzhou Kinyu Electronics Co., Ltd., Changchun Gao Qi Polyimide Material Co., Ltd., Zymergen Inc., and Dr. Dietrich Muller GmbH and many others.
Segments Covered By Application, By End-Use Industry
Regional Analysis North America, U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, The Middle East and Africa, GCC, Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa

Key Benefits of Global Colorless Polyimide Films Market Report–

  • Global Colorless Polyimide Film report covers in-depth historical and forecast analysis.
  • Global Colorless Polyimide Film research report provides detailed information about Market Introduction, Market Summary, Global market Revenue (Revenue USD), Market Drivers, Market Restraints, Market Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, Regional and Country Level.
  • Global Colorless Polyimide Films market report helps to identify opportunities in the marketplace.
  • Global Colorless Polyimide Films market report covers an extensive analysis of emerging trends and competitive landscape.
On Special Requirement Colorless Polyimide Films market Report is also available for below Regions and Country:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Rest of Europe


  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
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