Cintelliq has released a new report (Encapsulation and barriers: A review of the patent landscape) and say that "The commercialisation of OLED technology is driving the growth of sealing, barrier and encapsulation technologies". OLEDs are responsible for more than 90% of the new patents in those technologies.

“The increasing market acceptance of OLED based displays has been a major driver in the development of encapsulation systems, as OLED lighting begins to gain market adoption this too will also be a primary driver for further development. In fact the growth in encapsulation and barrier technologies has shown the same explosive growth OLED lighting has shown since 2000.”

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