Company: 
IDTechEx
Report publishing date: 
April 2010

This report gives an in-depth review to the needs, emerging solutions and players of the barrier-films for flexible electronics market. It addresses specific topics such as:

  • Companies which are active in the development of high barrier films and their achievements on the field to date.
  • Surface smoothness and defects (such as cracks and pinholes) and the effect that these characteristics would have on the barrier behavior of the materials studied.
  • Traditional methods of measurement of permeability are reaching the end of their abilities. The MOCON WVTR measurement device, which has been an industry standard, cannot give adequate measurements at the low levels of permeability required for Organic Photovoltaics and OLEDs. Other methods of measurement and equipment developed are being discussed.
  • Forecasts for OLEDs and OPV, in order to understand the influence that the development of flexible barriers would have at the mass deployment and adoption of these technologies.

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