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China flexible copper clad industry development analysis

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Brief introduction of copper clad laminate

As we all know that copper clad laminate is a kind of plate-like material made by dipping electronics or other resins, covering one or both sides with copper foil and hot pressing. The main raw materials for CCL production are copper foil, glass fiber cloth, resin and wood pulp. Copper clad laminates are mainly divided into rigid copper clad laminates and flexible copper clad laminates.
copper-clad-laminateBy selectively processing copper clad laminates into printed circuit boards, they can be used in communication equipment, automotive electronics, consumer electronics, industrial control, aerospace and computers. and other fields.

About flexible copper clad laminate

Flexible copper clad laminate refers to a copper clad laminate formed by bonding one or both sides of flexible insulating materials such as polyester film or polyimide film with copper foil through a certain process. The research and development of flexible copper clad laminates in China began in the 1980s. After years of development, it has become one of the world’s largest producers of copper clad laminates.

At present, Shengyi Technology, Sanwo Chemical, Jinding Electronics, Lianmao Electronics, Foster, Fangbang and other companies all sell flexible CCL products. Among them, Shengyi Technology covers non-adhesive single and double-sided flexible CCL, glued flexible CCL, Sanwo Chemical mainly sells halogen-free flexible CCL, Jinding Electronics sells adhesive single- and double-sided flexible CCL, Lianmao Electronics sells halogen-free and common flexible copper clad laminates, Foster mainly sells glue-free single and double-sided copper clad laminates, and Fangbang sells ultra-thin flexible copper clad laminates.

The market prospect of flexible copper clad laminates is optimistic in the new technology era

The-market-prospect-of-flexible-copper-clad-laminates-is-optimistic-in-the-new-technology-eraAs China enters the 5G era, consumer electronics are facing a new round of development, resulting in a steady increase in the output of flexible copper clad laminates and continuous expansion of production scale, especially high-performance flexible copper clad laminates based on polyimide films , which is in great demand.

In addition, under the influence of factors such as the continuous transfer of global flexible copper clad laminate production capacity to China, the Chinese copper clad laminate market will show a good development trend. Therefore, it is expected that the market size of China’s flexible copper clad laminates will show an increasing trend from 2022 to 2027, and will reach about 9.5 billion yuan by 2027.

In terms of raw materials, among them, the insulating base film materials for flexible copper clad laminates include polyester (PET) film, polyimide (PI) film, polyesterimide film, fluorocarbon vinyl film, imide fiber paper, polyamide Butene terephthalate film, etc. Among them, the most widely used are polyester film (PET film) and polyimide film (PI film).
flexible-copper-clad-laminates raw materialIn recent years, with the continuous development of China’s economy and the advancement of the construction of consumer electronics, communication equipment and other industries, the market scale of the low dielectric loss film industry for flexible copper clad laminates in China has continued to expand.

Nearly 40% of the total market size of the low dielectric loss film industry for copper clad laminates has become the world’s largest regional market for low dielectric loss films for flexible copper clad laminates; The market size of the low dielectric loss film industry for copper clad laminates has achieved a year-on-year growth of 127.66%.

The source of the growth of the market scale of the low dielectric loss film industry for flexible copper clad laminates in China comes from the rapid development of downstream industries. At present, low dielectric loss films for flexible copper clad laminates in China are mainly used in the production of flexible copper clad laminates in the communication equipment and consumer electronics industries.

In recent years, the development of China’s consumer electronics industry and the continuous advancement of communication equipment projects have provided a broad market space for China’s low dielectric loss film industry for flexible copper clad laminates. In 2021, the output of flexible copper clad laminates in China will grow rapidly, reaching 143,002,700 square meters, an increase of 113.79% compared with 66,890,200 square meters in 2020, which directly drives the rapid growth of the market scale of the low dielectric loss film industry for flexible copper clad laminates in China.

In the future, it is expected that with the increase in the use of flexible copper clad laminates in industries such as automotive electronics and data centers, this part of the emerging electronics industry will become a new growth point for the market scale of low dielectric loss films for flexible copper clad laminates in China.

To sum up, the growth of the market scale of the low dielectric loss film industry for flexible copper clad laminates in China is mainly due to the promotion of product sales. The market size of the low dielectric loss film industry for copper clad laminates will continue to grow
flexible-copper-clad-laminates-in-industryHowever, due to the late start of the field of low dielectric loss films for high-end flexible copper clad laminates in China, driven by a large number of market demands, the number of production enterprises has increased in recent years, but there is still a certain gap with the international advanced level, and there are new product types. Insufficient, unstable product performance, etc., there are very few companies that independently master the complete preparation technology of low dielectric loss films for high-performance flexible copper clad laminates.

Therefore, with the transfer of FCCL and other electronic manufacturing industries from South Korea and Taiwan to mainland China, the proportion of the mainland region in the downstream market of low dielectric loss films for flexible copper clad laminates continues to increase, 5G communications, flexible displays, high-speed rail transit, etc.

The field is developing rapidly. The low dielectric loss film for high-performance flexible copper clad laminates is used as a “stuck neck” material that affects the rapid development of China’s high-tech industry. The market demand is increasing, and the demand for localization is urgent.

Industry segment market analysis

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PET film market

With the rapid development of China’s polyester film industry, China’s polyester film production capacity has now ranked first in the world, and China has become the most important production base and consumer market for polyester film products in the world.

In recent years, enterprises in the industry have increased their efforts in technological transformation and technological research, and improved their independent innovation capabilities. They have developed from ordinary packaging films to the current multi-field and multi-functional layout of electronics, electrical engineering, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, and construction.

At present, China’s polyester film industry is in a situation of low-end surplus and high-end shortage. High-end and special polyester films are mainly imported, and even some products are completely dependent on imports. The industry concentration is low, and the industry CR5 is only 37%. Among them, Shuangxing Color Sculpture ranked first with a market share of 13%, followed by Sanfangxiang and Kanghui Petrochemical, with a market share of 7% and 6% respectively.

PI film

PI-filmIn the future, PI film products will mainly develop in the direction of high performance. As functional materials, more and more functional properties need to be realized, and new functional forms such as structural materials will be derived. The downstream application fields will expand accordingly, and its market scale will continue to expand. 2021 The market size of China’s PI film industry reached 7.24 billion yuan in 2018.

With the expansion of application fields, it is difficult for PI film manufacturers with few product categories to expand their market share. Enterprises with multiple production lines and mastering multiple process routes have stronger industrialization capabilities, and can put new product formulations into mass production more quickly and efficiently, thereby continuously enriching product categories, expanding downstream application fields, and helping to increase market share , enhance comprehensive strength

There is a gap between the overall technical level of China’s PI film industry and advanced companies such as DuPont and Zhongyuan Chemical. However, with the development of China’s PI film industrialization process, Chinese companies represented by Ruihuatai have established a relatively complete core technology system.

It has developed a complete PI film preparation technology and promoted the localization process of PI film. More and more Chinese listed companies have entered the PI film industry, which has also promoted the development of China’s high-performance PI film industry, and the trend of localization has increased.

Conclusion

With the further easing of the COVID epidemic and international conflicts such as Russia and Ukraine, affected by the price of raw materials, the price of PI film for flexible copper clad laminates will drop. As a key material for China’s high-tech development, the market demand for PI film for flexible copper clad laminates continues to expand, and the development of new high-value-added PI films will further increase product prices.

With the continuous expansion of terminal applications, the market size of the low dielectric loss film industry for flexible copper clad laminates will also increase. Continuing to maintain the growth trend, the market size is expected to reach 2.272 billion yuan by 2029.

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