The recently announced 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 roadmap from 2019 to 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? These are all answered in the report.
‘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 2019 to 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 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 three 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 four on how dual and triple harvesting, sensing, actuation becomes 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 five 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 six 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. A breakthrough in touch sensitive arrays for example?
Chapter seven 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 eight gives examples of the interviews carried out.
The globetrotting IDTechEx analysts are mainly at PhD level and often able to interview in many languages. IDTechEx already has drill down reports on the triboelectrics, piezoelectrics, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, energy storage, off-grid and other aspects involved.
IDTechEx grasps the chemistry, physics, mechanics and circuitry involved and expresses the results in many new infograms and graphs.