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A Bright Outlook for Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films: Prism Film (BEF), Reverse Prism Film, Polarization Recycling Film (DBEF) and Brightness Enhancement Diffusers Product Image

A Bright Outlook for Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films: Prism Film (BEF), Reverse Prism Film, Polarization Recycling Film (DBEF) and Brightness Enhancement Diffusers

  • ID: 597586
  • December 2007
  • 271 Pages
  • McLaughlin Consulting Group

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • E-Fun Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Gamma Optical Co. Ltd.
  • Kuraray Co. Ltd.
  • LGS Co. Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.
  • MORE

Upside for Brightness Enhancement Film Sales is $3.3B in 2011
Total sales for brightness enhancement light management films could register 11% annual growth to $3.3B in 2011 despite tough competition and lower prices for prism film (BEF) in the upside forecast scenario. Even in the expected scenario, sales rise over 6% a year to reach nearly $2.9B in 2011.

The forecast now includes the newly emerging brightness enhancement diffusers, which took nearly 10% area share of total use of brightness enhancement light management films in 2007. This new category of products offers a somewhat lower performance but also lower cost alternative to prism film (BEF) in monitors and TVs.
Film sales will be propelled higher by nearly 20% annual growth in LCD panel area, increasing penetration of LED backlights, and slower price reductions in CCFL lamps. Dollar sales will grow despite forecast price declines for all film types, and tough competition in prism film.

Sales of larger LCD TVs is fuelling growth in demand for polarization recycling film (DBEF), which is needed both for its superior viewing angle properties and to control heat build-up in the backlight. Although makers READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • E-Fun Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Gamma Optical Co. Ltd.
  • Kuraray Co. Ltd.
  • LGS Co. Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.
  • MORE

1 Executive Summary

2 Light Management Films (LMFs)
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Types of light management films
2.2 Prism Film (BEF)
2.2.1 3M Brightness Enhancement Film (BEF)
2.2.2 BEF Equivalent Film from Competitors
2.2.3 Microstructure BEF
2.2.4 Nanostructure BEF
2.3 Reverse Prism Film
2.4 Polarization Recycling Film (DBEF)
2.4.1 3M DBEF
2.4.2 3M APF (APCF)
2.4.3 3M BEF-RP
2.4.4 3M Combination DBEF and BEF (DBEFD-TV)
2.4.5 Cholesteric LC DBEF
2.4.6 Nano-structure DBEF
2.5 Brightness Enhancement Diffusers

3 Product Configurations Using LMFs
3.1 Single BED
3.2 Double BED
3.3 Single Prism Film (BEF)
3.4 Double Prism Film (2BEF)
3.5 Reverse Prism with Prism Light Guide
3.6 DBEF
3.7 Overview of LMF Configurations

4 Key Trends in Use of LMFs
4.1 Trends Increasing Demand for LMFs
4.1.1 Emergence of Brightness Enhancement Diffusers
4.1.2 Emergence of LED Backlights
4.1.3 Power Consumption as a Competitive Weapon
4.1.4 Trend to Large-Size LCD TVs
4.2 Trends Reducing Demand for LMFs
4.2.1 CCFL Pricing
4.2.2 Higher Aperture Ratio for Panels
4.2.3 Lowering Specifications for Brightness
4.2.4 Monitors Converting to TN Mode
4.3 Trends Changing Preference for Different LMFs
4.3.1 Thinner Notebooks

5 Supply Chain for LMFs
5.1 Supply Chain Today
5.2 Likely Evolution of Supply Chain

6 Trends in Backlights
6.1 CCFL
6.2 LED Backlights

7 Supply and Demand Trends for LCDs
7.1 Rapid Growth in Demand
7.2 Aggressive Investment in Supply Capacity
7.3 Large-Size LCD TVs Winning Against Tough Competition

8 Overview of Expected and Upside Forecasts
8.1 CCFL Lamp Pricing
8.2 Demand for Large-Screen LCD TVs
8.3 Market Penetration for LED Backlights
8.4 Notebook Share Gain at the Expense of Monitors
8.5 Summary of the Two Scenarios Assumptions
8.6 High-Level Comparison - Baseline vs. Upside

9 Expected Case Forecast
9.1 Overview of Key Forecast Assumptions
9.2 Film Configurations
9.2.1 Mobile
9.2.2 Notebooks
9.2.3 Monitors
9.2.4 TVs
9.3 Demand for LCD Panels
9.4 Forecast for Prism Film (BEF)
9.4.1 Total All BEF
9.4.2 3M Forecast
9.4.3 3M Competitors Forecast
9.5 Forecast for Reverse Prism Film
9.5.1 Total
9.6 Forecast for Polarization Recycling Film (DBEF)
9.6.2 3M Forecast
9.6.3 3M Competitors Forecast
9.7 Forecast for Brightness Enhancement Diffusers
9.7.1 Area
9.7.2 Area Sales Mix by Application
9.7.3 Pricing
9.7.4 Sales
9.8 Total Demand for all LMFs
9.9 3M Total Sales and Sales Mix

10 Upside Forecast
10.1 Overview of Key Forecast Assumptions
10.2 Film Configurations
10.2.1 Mobile
10.2.2 Notebooks
10.2.3 Monitors
10.2.4 TVs
10.3 Demand for LCD Panels
10.4 Forecast for Prism Film (BEF)
10.4.1 Total
10.4.2 3M Forecast
10.4.3 3M Competitors Forecast
10.5 Forecast for Reverse Prism Film
10.5.1 Total
10.6 Forecast for Polarization Recycling Film (DBEF)
10.6.2 3M Forecast
10.6.3 3M Competitors Forecast
10.7 Forecast for Brightness Enhancement Diffusers
10.7.1 Area
10.7.2 Pricing
10.7.3 Sales
10.8 Total Demand for all LMFs
10.9 3M Total Sales and Sales Mix

11 Intellectual Property Overview
11.1 Overview of 3M Patents
11.2 BEF Patents
11.2.1 BEF Patent discussion
11.2.2 3M Patents claimed in Vikuiti BEF Family Literature
11.3 DBEF Patents
11.3.1 DBEF Patent Discussion
11.3.2 3M Patents claimed in Vikuiti DBEF Family Literature
11.3.3 Other forward references by 3M relating to birefringent multilayer structures

12 Company Profiles & Product Specifications
12.1 3M
12.2 Arisawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.
12.3 BrightView Technologies, Inc.
12.4 CoreFlex (Reflexite Corporation and Coretronic Corp.)
12.5 Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP)
12.6 E-Fun Technology Co. Ltd.
12.7 Fusion Optix, Inc.
12.8 Gamma Optical Co. Ltd.
12.9 Goyo Paper Working Co. Ltd.
12.1 Kim-Gate International Co., Ltd.
12.11 Kolon Industries, Inc.
12.12 Kuraray Co., Ltd.
12.13 LG Chem, Ltd.
12.14 LGS Co., Ltd.
12.15 Mirae Nano Tech Inc.
12.16 Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
12.17 Prodisc Technology Inc.
12.18 Rohm and Haas/SKC
12.19 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
12.2 Shinwha Corporation
12.21 UBright Optronics Corporation
12.22 Wah Hong Industrial Corp.
12.23 WaveFront Technology Inc.

13 Appendix A - Types of LCD Illumination
13.1 CCFL
13.2 EEFL
13.3 FFL
13.4 LED - White
13.5 LED - Red, Green, Blue (RGB)
13.6 HCFL

14 Appendix B - Types of Backlights
14.1 Wedge
14.2 Slab
14.3 Cavity

3M
Arisawa Mfg. Co. Ltd.
BrightView Technologies Inc.
CoreFlex (Reflexite Corporation and Coretronic Corp.)
Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. (DNP)
E-Fun Technology Co. Ltd.
Fusion Optix Inc.
Gamma Optical Co. Ltd.
Goyo Paper Working Co. Ltd.
Kolon Industries Inc.
Kuraray Co. Ltd.
LG Chem Ltd.
LGS Co. Ltd.
Mirae Nano Tech Inc.
Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.
Prodisc Technology Inc.
Rohm and Haas/SKC
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
Shinwha Corporation
UBright Optronics Corporation
Wah Hong Industrial Corp.
WaveFront Technology Inc

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