Flexible batteries are designed for their flexible use in electronic devices such as toys, smart card, sensors and others. Compact and small sized electronic devices need small, stretchable and flexible batteries due to presence of less space for their installation in these devices. Most of the electronic items need a power supply which should be thin, flexible and adoptable to the design needs.Manufacturing of these batteries requires cheap mass production processes. With increasing use of flexible electronic devices and wearable appliances, flexible lithium ion batteries are the most attractive for flexible energy sources. Introduction of flexible paper batteries is anticipated to be the major factor behind the success of market at global level as it could open up possibilities for smart labels, medical devices and electronic displays in advertising. The paper battery distinguishes itself from other batteries in its use of carbon nanotubes, which is allowed for electrical efficiency and effective use of space.
Market Size & Forecast
Global flexible battery market is anticipated to reach around USD 470 Million by the end of 2024, witnessing a healthy compound annual growth rate over the forecast period.
North America region is anticipated to dominate the global market followed by Asia Pacific. This can be attributed towards the high rate of adoption of emerging technologies in these regions. Europe market is expected to expand at a moderate rate over the forecast period.
It has been notified that smart card and RFID segments by end-use dominated the flexible battery market in 2016 as these are widely accepted technologies. High adoption of smart card technology in transportation sector will further propel the growth of flexible battery market over the forecast period.
Deep dive market analysis has been carried out on following product segments:-
Solid State Batteries
Thin-Film Lithium Batteries
Lithium Polymer Batteries
Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries
Laminar Fuel Cells
Thin Flexible Supercapacitor
By End Use
Flexible batteries have a wide range of application in different sector, following end uses are thoroughly analysed in the report:-
Wearable and Electronic Textiles
Medical and Cosmetic
Smart Packaging Interactive Media, Toys, Games etc.
Portable Electronics & Connected Devices
Global Flexible Battery Market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:
North America (United States, Canada), Market size, Y-O-Y growth Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
Growth Drivers and Challenges
Increasing use of electronic textiles along with rising adoption of wearable technology will further create a huge demand for flexible batteries in global market. Owing to the emerging technology in electronic devices, which has evolved from large desktop computers to pocket sized smart phones capable of running numerous applications, the need for small and flexible batteries are gaining the traction in the market, this will further boost the market growth over the forecast period.
Expansion of smart card technology in various fields is boosting the demand for flexible batteries all across the globe. Wireless sensors are catching the trend in the market; and thus found their wide range of application in various sector such as medical, construction and others. Increasing end use of flexible batteries will further uplift the market growth in next few years. However, technological advancement in these batteries has created various opportunities in the market which is likely to foster the growth in future.
Moreover factor such as charging, short life span of primary batteries, threat of substitution by emerging technologies are anticipated to hinder market growth over the forecast period i.e. 2017-2024.