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OLED Encapsulation, TFE is the Top Trend

  • Expected application of TFE to all edge type and full screen use flexible OLED
  • PECVD manufacturing equipment, 62% of total encapsulation manufacturing equipment market

According to 2017 OLED Encapsulation Annual Report published by UBI Research, of OLED encapsulation technology, TFE (thin film encapsulation) will be applied to approximately 70% of total OLED panel in 2021, and become the key encapsulation technology.

OLED display trend is heading toward minimizing bezel for full screen actualization from edge type, and flexible OLED is being considered as the most optimal display for full screen. As such, Chinese panel companies, as well as Samsung Display and LG Display, are concentrating on flexible OLED mass production line investment rather than rigid.

Flexible OLED must be thin and bendable; glass using frit encapsulation Is not suitable and TFE (thin film encapsulation) or hybrid encapsulation must be applied. TFE is a structure that is formed via laminating thin inorganic and organic materials. In the early stages of development, it had 11 layers of complex organic and inorganic material deposition with low yield. However, it now has been reduced to 3 layers and greatly improved productivity, yield, and cost and it is being applied to most of flexible OLED.

<Thin film encapsulation development history, 2017 OLED Encapsulation Annual Report>

Hybrid encapsulation, which uses barrier film, is being applied to some flexible OLED. However, due to the high cost of barrier film and relatively thick thickness, recent investment is focused on TFE application.

According to UBI Research analyst Jang Hyunjun, TFE encapsulation is expected to continue to be applied to edge type and full screen type flexible OLED panel, and related manufacturing equipment and material market will carry on their growth.

The report explains that TFE’s key manufacturing equipment are inorganic material forming PECVD and organic material forming ink-jet printer. In particular, PECVD is used in inorganic material film formation of hybrid encapsulation as well as TFE. Therefore, PECVD market is estimated to record US$ 6,820 million in 2017-2021, and occupy approximately 62% of the total encapsulation manufacturing equipment market.

<PECVD manufacturing equipment market volume, 2017, 2017 OLED Encapsulation Annual Report>

The report includes encapsulation related key manufacturing equipment and material market in addition to encapsulation development history and trend, and key panel companies’ trend.


1. Encapsulation 개발 동향(Frit Glass Encapsulation, Thin Film Encapsulation, Hybrid Encapsulation)

2. Encapsulation Supply Chain 분석(LG Display, Samsung Display, 기타)

3. 주요 OLED panel 업체 동향(AU Optronics, BOE, CPT, CSOT, JDI, LG Display, Samsung Display, TIANMA, Visionox)

4. Market Trend

  • 전체 Encapsulation 시장 분석 기간: 2017 – 2021
  • 분석 컨텐츠 : Encapsulation 기술별 OLED 시장 전망(Total Shipment, Total Revenue, Frit Glass Type OLED, Hybrid Type OLED, TFE Type OLED)
  • Encapsulation 장비 시장 전망(개요, Total 장비 시장, PECVD 장비 시장, Ink-jet 장비 시장, Laminating 장비 시장, 검사, 측정 장비 시장, FA, 기타 장비 시장)
  • Encapsulation 소재 전망 시장(개요, Glass 시장, Frit Glass 시장, TFE용 Organic 재료 시장, Invar 봉지재 시장, Adhesive 재료 시장)


1. Executive Summary 

2. Encapsulation Outline
2.1 Encapsulation Definition
2.2 Encapsulation Requirements
2.3 Encapsulation Categorization
2.4 Encapsulation Process

3. Encapsulation Development Trend    
3.1 Frit Glass Encapsulation
3.2 Thin Film Encapsulation
3.3 Hybrid Encapsulation

4. Trend Analysis of Key OLED Panel Companies
4.1 AU Optronics
4.2 BOE
4.3 CPT
4.4 CSOT
4.5 JDI
4.6 LG Display
4.7 Samsung Display
4.9 Visionox

5. Encapsulation Supply Chain Analysis
5.1 LG Display
5.2 Samsung Display
5.3 Others

6. OLED Market Forecast by Encapsulation Technology
6.1 Total Shipment
6.2 Total Revenue
6.3 Frit Glass Type OLED
6.4 TFE Type OLED
6.5 Hybrid Type OLED7. Encapsulation Manufacturing Equipment Market Forecast    
7.1 Outline
7.2 Total Encapsulation Manufacturing Equipment Market
7.3 Encapsulation PECVD Manufacturing Equipment Market
7.4 Encapsulation Ink-jet printer Manufacturing Equipment Market
7.5 Encapsulation Laminating Manufacturing Equipment Market
7.6 Encapsulation Inspection, Measurement Manufacturing Equipment Market
7.7 Encapsulation FA, Others Manufacturing Equipment Market

8.Encapsulation Materials Market Forecast
8.1 Outline
8.2 Encapsulation use Glass Market
8.3 Frit Glass Market
8.4 Thin Film Encapsulation use Organic Material Market
8.5 Invar Metal Foil Market
8.6 Encapsulation use Adhesive Material Market

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100x100mm OLED Lighting Panel Production Cost, US$ 2.5 Also Possible

As environmental issues are becoming a global concern, countries around the world are introducing environmental policies. Lighting occupies approximately 1,900,000,000 tonnes of global annual carbon dioxide emissions, and is becoming a big environmental regulation issue. Also as it takes up 25% of global power consumption it is an important area for energy reduction. Restriction regarding incandescent light, which used to be the main lighting, started and with active regulation on fluorescent light expected to begin, next generation lighting market is forecast to grow considerably.


At present, LED is in spotlight as the next generation lighting, rapidly expanding the market with its high efficiency and lifetime, replacing incandescent and fluorescent light. OLED does not contain harmful materials or light, and as lighting with high energy efficiency, it is receiving much attention as the most suitable next generation light for environmental and energy reducing policies. However, due to the steep price compared to LED, the market is growing more slowly than estimated.


According to UBI Research’s OLED Lighting Annual Report, published today (14th May), if 100mmx100mm is mass produced using equipment size of 1270mmx1270mm, OLED lighting panel production cost is analyzed to fall to US$ 5 or lower from 3rd year of mass production, and US$ 2.5 from 10th year (when 1 min tack time/single stack). This price is higher than US$ 1 – 3 of incandescent and fluorescent lights but much lower than approximately US$ 10 of LED lamp for interior lighting (60~70lm/W). Additionally, OLED lighting panel is currently being mass produced with superior efficiency and lifetime compared to incandescent and fluorescent lighting, and being developed with efficiency equal to LED. Considering these factors, if active mass production investments by OLED lighting panel companies take place, the market share within the lighting sector is estimated to rapidly increase.


OLED Lighting Annual Report forecast that in the early stages of mass production OLED lighting will form market focusing on areas where OLED lighting’s merits can be utilized in areas such as automotive, medical use, cosmetics, and exhibitions and not through main lighting. However, once mass production competitiveness is achieved, it is expected to quickly expand in main lighting market. Additionally, lighting market with high added value could be created through differentiation using flexible and transparent, and forecast the market to grow to show US$ 2,900,000,000 by 2025, and occupy approximately 10% of the total lighting market.


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The data used for this report has been compiled, based on OLED companies’ information, though wired/wireless communication or in person, and participation in exhibitions, conferences, and seminars with the organizers’ consent.

The market forecast data in this report has been collected through simulation based on expected operation rate and yield rate on the basis of UBI Research’s DB in accordance with investment trends and the technological level of AMOLED panel companies.


Executive Summary

A summary for quick understanding of entire report

Issue Analysis

Recent key issues related to white OLED display have been selected and analyzed. The reason for large area AMOLED and latecomers have to mass produce white OLED display is discussed. Solution processed RGB OLED, which is estimated to be a rival technology for large area WRGB OLED, and WRGB OLED are compared and analyzed. By examining WRGB OLED and LCD (equipped with new technology to catch up to OLED), and their next generational competitiveness forecast future course for display. Includes analysis of WRGB OLED TV manufacturing companies.

White OLED Display Outline

Presented definition of white OLED display, categorization, structure, and development history in order to assist in understanding of white OLED display.

Trend Analysis of White OLED Display Companies / History Analysis

Analyzed key white OLED display companies’ trends in 2014 and history for better understanding of overall market flow.

White OLED Display Line Situation

Outlined R&D, pilot, and mass production lines for key white OLED display companies to forecast 2015/2016 investment plans and business course of panel companies.

White OLED Display Market Forecast (2015-2020)

Forecast white OLED display between 2015 and 2020 in terms of country, size and substrate type.

White OLED Emitting Material Market Forecast (2015-2020)

Forecast of market for emitting materials used in white OLED display between 2015 and 2020.

White OLED Equipment Market Forecast (2015-2020)

Forecast of market for key equipment used in white OLED display production between 2015 and 2020.

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