Reportlinker.com has added a new report on the United States high-performance thermoplastic films market titled, “High-Performance Films: The U.S. Market” to its product catalog.
The report analyses the trends impacting high-performance polymer films and identifies the major application segments for the films. The photovoltaic market is deemed to be the most rapidly growing applications sector for high-performance films. The report analyzes all the families of polymer films. The categories covered are nylons, polyesters, polycarbonates, polyimides, cyclic olefin copolymers, acrylics and fluoropolymers. The report offers market forecasts for high-performance films from the perspective of end applications such as packaging, electrical and electronics, automotive, photographic/reprographic and magnetic media.
The report also identifies major players of the high-performance film industry and the companies that drive innovation in the industry. 3M, Solvay and DuPont are the companies that invest substantial portion of their capital in research and development. The advances in the industry initially had their premise in chemistry. But current advancements are based on enhanced fabrication and way of treatment of films. An illustration of this is the intricate development of specialty polyolefin films to function in lithium ion batteries as membrane separators.
The most important application of the high-performance film industry is in the development of photovoltaic (PV) cells. DuPont envisages its revenue from PV-based applications of its high-performance films to surpass US $1 billion by 2012. The company’s rising revenue from the PV industry is the result of its investment in the development of fluoropolymers and other such high-performance films. The report also offers marketing methods adopted and pricing trends prevalent in the industry. Important suppliers to the high-performance film industry are also profiled in the report.