Increase in number of smartphone users, globally, will lead to high demand for EMF shielding devices such as stickers, air tube headphones, and cellphone cases.
For instance, according to report released by GSM Association i.e. Mobile Economy 2019, 5.1 billion people around the world subscribed to mobile services, accounting for 67% of the global population in 2018. Moreover, a total of one billion new subscribers have been added in the four years since 2013. Furthermore, by the end of 2018, 3.6 billion people were connected to mobile internet, representing an increase of over 300 million compared to the previous year.
Increasing usage of smartphones will eventually lead to growth of global EMF shielding devices for cell phones market over the forecast period.
Moreover, these shields may sometimes interfere with the phone’s signal, causing cellphones to emit more powerful radiations to communicate with base station, which cannot be absorbed by shielding devices.
For instance, according to The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there is no scientific evidence that these EMF shields significantly decrease exposure from electromagnetic emissions. This could restrain growth of the global EMF shielding devices for cell phones market.
EMF Shielding Devices for Cell Phones Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
COVID-19 has significantly disrupted almost all the industries including automotive, medical & healthcare, consumer electronics, clothing & textile, food & beverage, automation, manufacturing, aerospace & defense, oil & gas, construction, electronics and semiconductor, agriculture, and others. Liquidity shortfall, cash crunch, and others are the factors that are restraining growth of the various sectors during COVID-19 pandemic. To combat COVID-19 pandemic, most of the countries had implemented lockdown and are now easing it phase-wise and industry wise. This has significantly impacted manufacturing sector as the facilities across the globe were temporarily shut down, such as in China, Italy, and India, among others.
North America is expected to hold dominant position in the global EMF shielding devices for cell phones market during the forecast period.
North America held dominant position in the global EMF shielding devices for cell phones market in 2020, accounting for 33.2% share in terms of value, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe.
Figure 1: Global EMF Shielding Devices for Cell Phones Market Share (%), By Region, 2020
Among regions, North America held the largest market share in terms of revenue in the global EMF shielding for cell phones market in 2020. The region is expected to be dominant over the forecast period with more than 30% of the total market share in the global EMF shielding devices for cellphones market. This is due to excessive usage of smartphones in the U.S and Canada by consumers. For instance, according to a report from GSM association, a trade body of mobile network operators worldwide, North America had 321 million cellphone users in 2018.
Furthermore, introduction of 5G technology for mobile in the U.S. is expected to lead to high emission of radiation and this is expected to propel demand for EMF shielding device for cellphones in the forecast period. For instance, in August 2019, Verizon, one of the leading telecommunication brands which has already launched its next generation 5g service in some parts of the U.S., had announced to provide access to 5G network to half of the U.S. cities. The EMF shield will reduce radiation emitted by this strong wireless communication network thereby further providing protection against health issues caused by EMF radiation.
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2020:||US$ 537.2 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2019||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||6.1%||2028 Value Projection:||US$ 818.5 Mn|
RF Safe Corporation, Shield Your Body LLC, Shenzhen Everwin Precision Technology Co, Ltd., KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES America, Inc., SafeSleeve, Shanghai Laimu Electronic Limited by Share Ltd., Cheng YeDe KunShan Communications Technology Co., Ltd, Photofabrication Engineering Inc., DefenderShield, Laird Technologies, Inc., W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., CGC precision technology Co, Ltd., 3M, Tatsuta Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd, American Aires Inc., and Noxtak
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Phone cases segment is expected to drive the highest market growth during the forecast period.
Among type, phone cases segment is expected to hold dominant position in the global EMF shielding devices for cell phones market during the forecast period. Phone cases are small bags of cell phone’s size, which block the harmful radiation from cell phone. Users can use phone cases to keep cell phones safe (to avoid damage) when they are not using the device.
Different type of phone cases are available in the market which includes, RF safe case, alara (pong) anti-radiation case, waves protect anti-radiation leather smart phone case, wavewall EMF blocking flip case, and others. Various market players such as Cheng YeDe KunShan Communications Technology Co., Ltd., RadiArmor, RF Safe Corportion, Shield Your Body LLC, and SafeSleeve provide phone cases.
Figure 2: Global EMF Shielding Devices for Cell Phones Market Value (US$ Mn) Analysis and Forecast and Y-o-Y Growth (%), 2017 - 2028
The global EMF shielding devices for cell phones market was valued at US$ 537.2 Mn in 2020 and is expected to reach US$ 818.5 Mn by 2028 at a CAGR of 6.1% between 2021 and 2028.
Major players operating in the global EMF shielding devices for cell phones market include RF Safe Corporation, Shield Your Body LLC, Shenzhen Everwin Precision Technology Co, Ltd., KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES America, Inc., SafeSleeve, Shanghai Laimu Electronic Limited by Share Ltd., Cheng YeDe KunShan Communications Technology Co., Ltd, Photofabrication Engineering Inc., DefenderShield, Laird Technologies, Inc., W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., CGC precision technology Co, Ltd., 3M, Tatsuta Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd, American Aires Inc., and Noxtak
EMI shield films are used to block the intervention of electromagnetic waves within a cell phone. In order to block electromagnetic wave intervention, these films are made up by combining chemical materials which possess characteristics such as heat and chemical resistance.
There are various market players which provide EMI shielding films. For instance, Tatsuta Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. manufactures EMI shielding films for cell phones using metallic thin film and film manufacturing technologies. This EMI shielding film is a high performance shielding material that can be laminated on flexible print circuits (FPCs) and eliminates EMIs over broad spectrum of frequencies including higher range frequencies. Moreover, 3M Innovative Properties Co had filled patent (US6818291B2) for durable transparent EMI shielding film.
Shielding cases are used as flip cover for cell phones. Shielding cases block the microwave signals without affecting the signal from the cell tower, which are emitted from the cell phones. Microwave signals are harmful to human body, hence to protect the user’s body from microwave signals, several cell phone users use shielding cases.
These shielding cases have a lid, and the consumer can flip the lid only to receive call or to make call, and flip back the cover during the call. For different cell phone models, there are various attractive and stylish shielding cases available in the market. For instance, Cruz iPhone 7/7s Phone Case, AZOFO iPhone 8 Case, iPhone 7 Case, Genuine Cowhide Leather iPhone 8 Wallet Case, and others are available in the market.
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“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.