Global demand for electronic display materials will grow twelve percent annually through 2008. Flat panel materials will benefit from increasing replacement of CRT monitors and televisions with flat panel displays. Glass will remain the dominant material but will lose share to chemicals and coatings and films.
This study analyzes the US$12.3 billion world electronic display materials industry. It presents historical demand data (1993, 1998, 2003) and forecasts to 2008 and 2013 by product (e.g., glass, coatings and films, liquid crystals, gases, photoresists, black matrix materials, phosphors); and application, and for five world regions (e.g., Americas, Asia/Pacific, Western Europe); and 12 countries.
The study also considers market environment variables, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 leading competitors including Asahi Glass, Corning, Nippon Electric Glass, 3M, and Merck KGaA.