Lithium polymer batteries have characteristics of ultra-thin, can meet the needs of some product, made into a different shape and capacity of the battery. The battery, in theory, the minimum thickness of 0.5mm. Discharge volume, theoretically higher than similarly sized lithium-ion battery 10%. This lithium-ion battery with no leakage problems, its internal free liquid electrolyte batteries use colloidal solids.
2013 global demand for lithium-ion batteries amount 5,150.40,000 kWh, cylindrical batteries 1,749.730,000 kWh, 33.98%; battery 1,861.690,000 kWh, accounted for 36.15% polymer battery 1,538.610,000 kWh, 29.88% per cent. From the development trend, cylindrical and square-shaped battery market share showed a downward trend, and polymer battery market share is rising rapidly.
In 2013, however, polymer 80% of the total demand in the consumer electronics field, only 20% is used in electric vehicles and battery markets such as industrial and energy storage. Demand for lithium-ion batteries in various types of consumer products, polymer lithium-ion battery market share is 15.03% 2007, several years after rising rapidly, by 2013, 38.08% market share, becoming the largest amount of a lithium-ion battery product.
Market segments, polymer lithium-ion battery is the biggest market in the Tablet market (6.1483 million kWh), followed by the Smartphone market (4.061 million kWh). These two market segments accounted for the amount of total demand for polymer battery 2/3. 2013 global market for electric vehicle battery (type laminated battery) usage has more than 2.4 million kWh, and become the third largest market of polymer batteries.