September 1, 2014

Optical Coatings Markets and Technologies

In 2012, the total global value for optical coatings was calculated to be more than $8.3 billion, and $9.1 billion in 2013. The total market is projected to be almost $13.9 billion by 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% over the five-year period from 2013 to 2018.

New study “Optical Coatings: Technologies and Global Markets” analyzes the status of global markets for optical coatings. Optical coatings may be devices but more typically are a value-added feature of optical elements such as lenses, mirrors or flat-screen displays. Many elements are fabricated and coated in volume and, thus, have low prices and margins.

Innovation and development of new coating applications are critical for revenue growth in the coatings industry. Markets with the highest margins and fastest growth for coatings are new applications, where coatings offer a new advantage, and areas where the coating designer and processor can provide improved performance. Mass production of devices drives down prices and trims margins.

Custom coating design opportunities support a fragmented industry. Consolidation remains an industry trend as better capitalized firms acquire smaller ones. Some manufacturers acquire coating technology to vertically integrate their product processing. Others contract with third parties to produce components. A further trend is high volume, low margin coating moving to Taiwan and China. The military market remains important due to the advent of remote warfare means such as unmanned vehicles and robots. Machine vision optics for the semiconductor industry remains a high margin market with healthy growth.

Miniaturization in medical procedures offers opportunities for innovative coatings. Transportation applications are increasing as a greater number of vehicle models include cameras, displays and other optical systems. Growth in the telecom sector tracks the extension of fiber toward the end user. Coatings for solar panels represent a growing market.

This report considers market conditions and opportunities in regional areas around the globe. The report also considers the potential new high margin coatings applications that will emerge in the next five years.

Optical coatings are used in any application in which the wavelength of light must be precisely controlled. Coatings determine which wavelengths of light are transmitted or reflected, which determines the resolution and quality of any display or projected image.

This report provides a standard five-year planning cycle and revenue estimates through 2018. It defines product segments for optical coating technology categories, analyzes technology options and determines current application markets as well as likely future opportunities. Additionally, this report defines and graphically analyzes these optical coating markets from many perspectives and categorizes and profiles the companies involved.


Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site: “Optical Coatings: Technologies and Global Markets


 

Partial List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 1 : COATING TECHNOLOGY TIMELINE
Table 2 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL COATINGS BY MATERIAL, THROUGH 2018
Table 3 : MOST COMMON COATING MATERIALS
Table 4 : METALS COMMONLY USED IN OPTICAL THIN FILMS
Table 5 : GLOBAL MARKET OF OPTICAL COATINGS BY DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2018
Table 6 : GLOBAL MARKET OF PHYSICAL VAPOR COATINGS BY DEPOSITION TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2018
Table 7 : U.S. PUBLISHED OPTICAL COATING PATENTS AND APPLICATIONS, 2012 AND 2013
Table 8 : U.S. PUBLISHED APPLICATIONS BY COATING TYPE, 2012 AND 2013
Table 9 : U.S. PUBLISHED PATENTS BY COATING TYPE, 2012 AND 2013
Table 10 : GLOBAL VALUE FOR OPTICAL COATINGS MARKET BY PRODUCTS, THROUGH 2018
Table 11 : AVERAGE PRICE FOR HIGH-VOLUME OPTICAL COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 12 : FACTORS IN PRICING
Table 13 : GLOBAL VALUE OF OPTICAL COATINGS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
Table 14 : GLOBAL VALUE FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BY CATEGORY, THROUGH 2018
Table 15 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR TELEVISIONS, THROUGH 2018
Table 16 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR COMPUTERS, THROUGH 2018
Table 17 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MOBILE DEVICES, THROUGH 2018
Table 18 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR PERSONAL DEVICES, THROUGH 2018
Table 19 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MEDIA, THROUGH 2018
Table 20 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR ARCHITECTURE COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 21 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR FLAT GLASS COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 22 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR LIGHTING GLASS COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 23 : CATEGORIES OF SOLAR POWER GENERATION
Table 24 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR SOLAR COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 25 : GLOBAL VALUE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION BY CATEGORY, THROUGH 2018
Table 26 : GLOBAL VEHICLE SALES BY REGION, THROUGH 2018
Table 27 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR ELECTROCHROMIC MIRRORS, THROUGH 2018
Table 28 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR PROXIMITY SENSORS, THROUGH 2018
Table 29 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR NAVIGATION SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2018
Table 30 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR LED HEADLIGHTS, THROUGH 2018
Table 31 : GLOBAL MARKET VALUE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
Table 32 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MEDICAL COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 33 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR OPHTHALMIC COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 34 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR ENDOSCOPE COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 35 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR LASER COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 36 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MILITARY COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 37 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR PERSONNEL EQUIPMENT COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 38 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR LASER COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 39 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR SECURITY CAMERA COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 40 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MILITARY MUNITIONS COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 41 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR INDUSTRIAL COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 42 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR MACHINE VISION COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 43 : GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR LASERS COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Table 44 : GLOBAL VALUE FOR OPTICAL COATINGS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018
Table 45 : FORECAST VALUE OF OPTICAL COATINGS MARKET IN THE AMERICAS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
Table 46 : FORECAST VALUE OF OPTICAL COATINGS MARKET IN EMEA BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018
Table 47 : FORECAST VALUE OF OPTICAL COATINGS MARKET IN APAC BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2018

 

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