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Optical Coatings Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 207 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4515808
The optical coating market is estimated at around USD 7,800 million in 2022, and the market is projected to register a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The market was highly impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic affected the optical coatings market because of supply chain and market disruption. However, the market has rebounded back in 2021-2022.

Key Highlights

  • Over the short term, increasing demand of optical coatings from the solar industry is expected to drive the market .
  • High costs and some limiting properties of optical coatings are expected to hinder market growth.
  • Upcoming demand from electric vehicles is likely to create opportunities for the market in the coming years.
  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market and is likely to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

The Electronics and Semiconductors Segment is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • Optical coatings are used in various electronic applications where light must pass through optical surfaces. In cell phones and tablet screens, optical anti-reflective coatings are used for various effects, such as making it easier to read under sunlight. They are also used for anti-glare applications on consumer screens.
  • Transparent conductive coatings are also used in an electronic display. The market studied is being driven by the continuous growth of the demand for consumer electronics. The production of cellular phones, portable computing devices, gaming systems, and other personal electronic devices is anticipated to continue to spark the demand for semiconductors, displays, and other electronic components.
  • Optical coatings are used in semiconductor applications. These coatings are applied to the facets of the semiconductor diode lasers. The demand for semiconductors has shown very high growth in the past few years owing to the increasing penetration of IoT in many industries, which, in turn, is driving the demand for the optical coatings market.
  • For instance, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) - December 2021 release, the production by the global electronics and IT industry was estimated at USD 3,360.2 billion in 2021, registering a growth rate of 11% Y-o-Y compared to USD 3,033.7 billion in 2020. Moreover, the industry is expected to reach USD 3,536.6 billion, with a growth rate of 5% Y-o-Y by 2022.
  • According to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, the global semiconductor market size accounted for USD 555.89 billion in 2021, registering a growth of 26.23% compared to USD 440.39 billion in 2020. Moreover, the global semiconductor market is expected to increase by 13.9% in 2022, which corresponds to sales of USD 633 billion. In 2023, the global semiconductor market is projected to grow by 4.6% to USD 662 billion.
  • According to the ZVEI, the electronic and digital industry turnover in Germany accounted for EUR 199.8 billion in the full-year 2021, witnessing a growth rate of 9.8% compared to 2020. Furthermore, in terms of production, the electro and digital industry registered a growth rate of 8.8% in 2021 compared to 2020.
  • Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to have a significant impact on the market in the coming years.

The Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia Pacific region is estimated to dominate the optical coatings market during the forecast period. Increasing demand of optical coatings from electronics and semiconductors, and aerospace and defense sector, and others in countries like China, India, Japan, and South Korea is expected to drive the market growth.
  • The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has estimated the aviation sector to recover domestic traffic to around 85% of pre-pandemic levels. In addition, Chinese airline companies are planning to purchase about 7,690 new aircraft in the next 20 years, which were valued at approximately USD 1.2 trillion, which is further expected to raise the market demand for optical coatings.
  • According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), globally, India ranks 4th in renewable energy and wind power capacity and 5th in solar power capacity.According to the Annual 2021 India Solar Market Update, the cumulative solar capacity installed in India was around 49GW as of the end of December 2021.
  • In addition, India added a record 10GW of solar power in 2021. Solar power accounted for 62% of newly added power capacity in 2021, the largest share of power capacity to date. For 2021, large-scale solar PV projects accounted for 83% of installations, an increase of 230% annually.
  • In Japan, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), as of December 2021, the global production by the Japanese electronics and IT industry, including electronic equipment, components, devices, and others, was estimated to register a growth of 8% annually in 2021 to JPY 37,319.4 billion and the industrial production is forecasted to JPY 38,015.2 billion in 2022, with an estimated growth of 2% annually.
  • According to the International Trade Organization, South Korea is the 14th country to become carbon neutral by 2050, with an interim target of reducing emissions by 40% by 2030 compared to 2018 by 2050. South Korea imports more than 90% of its energy resources, sustaining industries deemed highly energy-intensive due to its lack of domestic energy resources. In 2021, South Korea will generate 576,316 GWh of electricity, with an 18% increase in renewable energy (43,085 GWh).
  • Due to all such factors, the market for Optical coatings in the region is expected to have a steady growth during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The optical coatings market is highly fragmented in nature. Some of the key players in the market include Dupont, ZEISS International, Newport Corporation , PPG Industries Inc., and Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., among others ( not in any particular order).

Additional Benefits:

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Demand From The Solar Industry
4.1.2 Technological Advancements In Optical Coatings Process
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 High Costs And Some Limiting Properties Of Optical Coatings
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5.1 Product Type
5.1.1 Optical Filter Coatings
5.1.2 Anti-reflective Coatings
5.1.3 Transparent Conductive Coatings
5.1.4 Mirror Coatings (high Reflective)
5.1.5 Beam Splitter Coatings
5.1.6 Other Product Types
5.2 Technology
5.2.1 Chemical Vapor Deposition
5.2.2 Ion-beam Sputtering
5.2.3 Plasma Sputtering
5.2.4 Atomic Layer Deposition
5.2.5 Sub-wavelength Structured Surfaces
5.3 End-user Industry
5.3.1 Aerospace And Defense
5.3.2 Electronics And Semiconductors
5.3.3 Telecommunications
5.3.4 Healthcare
5.3.5 Solar
5.3.6 Automotive
5.3.7 Other End-user Industries
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.4.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 3M
6.4.2 Abrisa Technologies
6.4.3 Accucoat Inc.
6.4.4 Artemis Optical Ltd.
6.4.5 Edmund Optics Inc.
6.4.6 Dupont
6.4.7 Inrad Optics
6.4.8 Materion Corporation
6.4.9 Newport Corporation
6.4.10 Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd
6.4.11 Optical Coatings Technologies
6.4.12 Ppg Industries Inc.
6.4.13 Quantum Coating
6.4.14 Reynard Corporation
6.4.15 Sigmakoki Co. Ltd
6.4.16 Schott Ag
6.4.17 Zeiss International
6.4.18 Zygo Corporation
7.1 Upcoming Demand From Electric Vehicles

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 3M
  • Abrisa Technologies
  • Accucoat Inc.
  • Artemis Optical Ltd.
  • Edmund Optics Inc.
  • Dupont
  • Inrad Optics
  • Materion Corporation
  • Newport Corporation
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd
  • Optical Coatings Technologies
  • Ppg Industries Inc.
  • Quantum Coating
  • Reynard Corporation
  • Sigmakoki Co. Ltd
  • Schott Ag
  • Zeiss International
  • Zygo Corporation