Global Flexible Heater Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product Type (Silicon Rubber, Mica, Polyimide, Polyester, Others), By End-Use Industry (Automotive, Electronic & Semiconductor Equipment, Medical Equipment, Oil & Gas, Aerospace & Defense, Food & Beverage, Others) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2021 – 2030

Industry: Semiconductors & Electronics


Global Flexible Heater Market Insights Forecasts to 2030

  • The Global Flexible Heater Market Size was valued at USD 1.17 billion in 2021
  • The Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2022 to 2030
  • The Worldwide Flexible Heater Market Size is expected to reach USD 2.3 billion by 2030
  • North America is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period


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The Global Flexible Heater Market Size is expected to reach USD 2.3 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.


Market Overview

Any heater that can be bent or flexed to meet the contours of the surface that has to be heated is referred to as a flexible heater, whether it is wire wound, chemically etched, or screen printed. Flexible heaters are chemical and moisture resistant, as well as durable, trustworthy, accurate, and efficient.


Owing to its simplicity of coupling or adhesion to any size or type of substrate, along with being dynamically flexed in application, flexible heating elements are employed in industrial, military, and commercial applications. Directly affixing flexible heaters to the surface that needs heating is the most efficient method for ensuring that thermal energy is transferred away from the heating element. It is often possible to directly integrate several sensors and controllers into the flexible heater.


In addition to pre-set or programmable thermostats, flexible heater designs frequently incorporate thermocouples, thermistors, RTDs, thermal fuses, and other electrical components. Depending on their information and type, these heaters are categorized as mica-based, silicone rubber-based, polyimide film heaters, and others. It enhances heating efficiency by increasing the life of the heating element. It is extensively used in a wide range of industries, including consumer electronics, aircraft, defense, and many others.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for Global Flexible Heater Market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the Global Flexible Heater Market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the Global Flexible Heater Market.


Global Flexible Heater Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2021
Market Size in 2021:USD 1.17 Billion
Forecast Period:2021 - 2030
Forecast Period 2021 - 2030 CAGR:6.1%
2030 Value Projection:USD 2.3 Billion
Historical Data for:2017 - 2020
No. of Pages:210
Tables, Charts & Figures:123
Segments covered:By Product Type, By End-Use Industry, By Region
Companies Covered:Rogers Corporation, Smiths Group plc, Space-Ray, Inc., Omega Engineering, Honeywell International Inc., Solaronics, Inc., NIBE Industrier AB, Watlow Electric Manufacturing, Chromalox, Ulanet™, Minco Products, Inc., Zoppas Industries S.P.A., Backer Hotwatt, Inc., Gaumer Process Heaters, Systems & Controls, All Flex Flexible Circuits, LLC
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

Global demand for flexible heaters is primarily driven by technological improvements, a wide variety of applications, growing demand from a number of industries, a flexible form factor, widespread use of flexible heaters in medical applications, and the launch of unique products. As a result of rising demand for various technologies and commodities, the market for flexible heaters manufactured of silicone rubber is expected to rise at the fastest rate throughout the forecast period. They are resistant to temperatures of up to 450 °F, making them long-lasting. Adaptable heaters are utilized in a variety of applications in the automotive sector, including battery warmers, safety vision system cameras, regulating wheels, and under-floor heating. Furthermore, increasing trends in EVS and HEVS are expected to improve the market for flexible heaters within the aforementioned industry.


Restraining Factors

Since flexible heaters need the energy to heat up, the cost of electricity accounts for a sizeable amount of their overall operating expenses. Additionally, as the world's energy usage grows, so does the price of electricity. As a result, operational costs for flexible heaters rise.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2021, the silicon rubber segment is witnessing significant CAGR growth over the forecast period

On the basis of product type, the Global Flexible Heater Market is segmented into silicon rubber, mica, polyimide, polyester, and others. Among these, the electric segment is witnessing significant CAGR growth over the forecast period. As seen by rising demand in the electronics, semiconductor, and medical industries, silicone rubber-based heaters are becoming more and more common. As wire wound heaters or etched foil heaters, flexible silicone rubber heaters are frequently available. Prior to starting large-scale production runs with etched foil, wire wounds are used mostly for small to medium-sized quantities and to develop prototypes to validate design parameters. They are incredibly sturdy and can withstand repetitive flexing without harming the lifespan or function of the heater.


  • In 2021, the electronic & semiconductor equipment segment is dominating the market with the largest market share of 47% over the forecast period

Based on the end-use industry, the Global Flexible Heater Market is segmented into automotive, electronic, semiconductor equipment, medical equipment, oil & gas, aerospace & defense, food & beverage, and others. Among these, the electronic & semiconductor equipment segment dominates the market with the largest market share of 47% over the forecast period. These heaters are used in a variety of electronic and semiconductor equipment manufacturing processes, including the production of plasma etch systems, probing stations, IC test handling equipment, photo-resist track systems, copy machines, LCD screen preheating, ATMs, semiconductor test modules, handheld scanners, and more. The medical sector is anticipated to develop at the fastest rate over the forecast period thanks to flexible heaters in a variety of medical equipment and diagnostic tools.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Flexible Heater Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Asia Pacific is dominating the market with the largest market share of 38%.


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With a 38% market share, Asia Pacific is likely to emerge as the industry's leading region throughout the forecast period. Medical devices and food equipment are expected to increase at the quickest rates in the future years. In Asia Pacific, the electronics and semiconductor sectors, as well as the automobile industry, are booming. The Asia Pacific region, which includes China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, has the greatest market for electronics and semiconductors. Since there is a growing demand for heaters in the production of semiconductors, commercial food equipment, diagnostic instruments, avionics and defence systems, and medical equipment. Furthermore, the surge in demand for electronics and automobiles due to EVs and HEVs, as well as other industrial processes in the region, would generate massive demand for the Asia Pacific flexible heater market.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the Global Flexible Heater Market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Market Players

  • Rogers Corporation
  • Smiths Group plc
  • Space-Ray, Inc.
  • Omega Engineering
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Solaronics, Inc.
  • NIBE Industrier AB
  • Watlow Electric Manufacturing
  • Chromalox
  • Ulanet™
  • Minco Products, Inc.
  • Zoppas Industries S.P.A.
  • Backer Hotwatt, Inc.
  • Gaumer Process Heaters, Systems & Controls
  • All Flex Flexible Circuits, LLC


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Development

  • In July 2022, PORON 92PL from Rogers Corporation is the most recent addition to the PORON 4790-92 line of extraordinarily soft & slow rebound polyurethane foams. The ability of PORON 92L polyurethane to change shape while preserving its original shape is critical for long-term performance in smart devices including smartphones, laptops, tablets, and smart wearables.


  • In December 2022, Honeywell and Johnson Matthey (JM) have formed a cooperation to develop low carbon1 hydrogen solutions. Honeywell's leading carbon capture technology and JM's revolutionary LCHTM technology will be combined to produce lower carbon intensity hydrogen (blue hydrogen) at scale. Because of this ready-to-deploy solution, project developers will have a new alternative for creating clean hydrogen.


  • In February 2020, Backer AB, a subsidiary of NIBE, purchased Elektrotermija. The company creates and sells innovative, energy-efficient interior comfort solutions. Elecktrotermija manufactures electric heaters and equipment in Serbia.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2021 to 2030. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Flexible Heater Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Flexible Heater Market, By Product Type

  • Silicon Rubber
  • Mica
  • Polyimide
  • Polyester
  • Others


Global Flexible Heater Market, By End-Use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Electronic & Semiconductor Equipment
  • Medical Equipment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Food & Beverage
  • Others


Global Flexible Heater Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

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