Global Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films Industry

  • August 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 314 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for Taiwan, South Korea, China, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018. The report profiles 52 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M Electronics Manufacturing, Cheil Industries, Inc., Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., DuPont Display Enhancements, Inc., efun Technology Co. Ltd., Fusion Optix, Inc., Gamma Optical Co., Ltd., GDS, Inc., Gigastorage Corporation, Goyo Paper Working Co. Ltd., Kolon Industries, Inc., LG Chem Ltd., LMS Co., Ltd., MNTech Co., Ltd., Nitto Denko Corp, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Shinwha Intertek Corporation, SKC Haas Display Films Co., Ltd., Trivium Technologies, Inc., UBright Optronics Corporation, VIA Optronics GmbH, Wah Hong Industrial Corporation, WaveFront Technology, Inc., and ZEON Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Normal Prism Sheet I-3
Multi-Functional Prism Sheet I-3
Micro-Lens Film I-3
Reflective Polarizing Film (DBEF) I-3
Diffuser Film I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
BEML Films Light Up Display Panels Landscape II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Segment Review II-2
Table 1: Global Brightness Enhancement Films Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Demand by Film Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: World Reverse Prism Film Market by End-Use Segment
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for
Mobiles and Notebooks (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
DBEF Demand Declines II-3
High Cost Reflective Polarizers Market Being Replaced with
Alternatives II-3
Brightness Enhancement Films Facilitate Compliance with TV
Energy Regulations II-4
Table 3: Compliance Specifications for ENERGY STAR and EU
Energy Labels (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Competitive Scenario II-5
Table 4: Leading Global Manufacturers of Large Area LCD Prism
Sheet (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Demand for
LG Electronics, 3M, MNTech, E-Fun, Gamma, DNP, U-Bright, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 5: Leading Players in the Global LCD Backlight Films
Market for Monitors (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Shipments for Efun, MNtech, Shinwha, 3M, LGE, Kolon, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 6: Leading Players in the Global LCD Backlight Film
Market for Notebooks (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Shipments for 3M, Efun, U-Bright, Gamma, MNtech, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-7
Flat Panel Displays Industry: An Insight II-7
Table 7: Global FPD Market by Technology (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Unit Sales for a-Si TFT LCD, LTPD TFT LCD,
PDP, OLED, PMLCD, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7
Sustained Demand for LCD TVs: A Potential Opportunity for
BLUs and II-7
Table 8: Global Large-Sized LCD Market (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by End-Use Market (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Optical Films Market: An Overview II-8
Table 9: Global Optical Film Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Shipments for Polarizer Films and
Backlight Films (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
BLU: The Most Expensive Component of BLUs II-9
Table 10: Material/Component Cost for 32” LCD (2010) -
Percentage Share Breakdown for Backlight, CF, Polarizers,
Glass, Driver ICs, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 11: Cost Structure of Large Area LCDs (40-42”):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Component and Material Cost
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
LED Steadily Gaining Foothold in the Backlight Unit Landscape II-10
Table 12: Global Backlight Unit Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Unit Sales for CCFL BLUs and LED BLUs
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 13: LED BLU Penetration Rate (%) by End-Use Sector
(2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
‘Greener’ LEDs Overshadow CCFLs in Notebook Backlights II-11
Price Downslides to Illuminate LED Backlight Market II-11
Component Deficit Affects LED BLU Market II-12

3. BACKLIGHT UNIT (BLU): INTRODUCTION AND COMPONENTS II-13
Backlight Unit (BLU): An Introduction II-13
Components of a Typical BLU II-13
Light Sources for LCD Backlights II-14
Types of BackLight Units II-15
Edge Lighting BLU II-15
Components of Edge Lighting BLUs II-16
Bottom Lighting BLU II-16
Brightness and Luminance Uniformity: Critical Performance
Indices II-17
Optical Inefficiencies Affect Display Performance II-17
LEDs and OLEDs - High Potential as Backlight Units in LCDs II-17
Key Statistical Data II-18
Table 14: Global Large Size BLU Market by End-Use Application
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales for
Notebook, Television, Monitor, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 15: BLUs Used in Notebooks (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Unit Sales by Type of BLU (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 16: BLU Demand in Monitors by Country (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales for South Korea,
Taiwan, and China (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-19
Optical Films: An Overview II-19
Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films - An Introduction II-19
Types of Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films II-19
Prism Film or Brightness Enhancement Film (BEF) II-19
Normal Prism Sheet II-20
Reflective Polarizing Film or Polarization
Recycling Film (DBEF) II-20
Diffuser Film II-20
Reverse Prism Film II-21
Multi-Functional Prism Sheet II-21
Micro-Lens Film II-21
3M’s Product Suite of Brightness Enhancement Light Management
Films II-21
End-Use Overview II-22
Mobile Phone Displays II-22
Notebooks II-23
Monitors II-23
LCD TV II-23

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-24
3M Launches DBEF-enabled Backlit LCD II-24
DuPont Teijin Films Launches Reflective Polarizer II-24
Toyobo Launches Diffusion Films for LED Lighting II-24
3M Introduces Optical Film Solution II-24
3M Unveils the Uniformity Tape II-25
3M Launches Vikuitiâ„¢ Brightness Enhancement Film II-25
3M Expands Vikuiti DBEF D3 Line II-26

6. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS II-27
Chimei Innolux and LG Display Select Coretronic II-27
3M to Expand Brightness Enhancement Film Production Capacity II-27
BCDMOS Technology Utilized in Development and Processing of
LED Driver ICs II-27
ZEON to Establish New Production Line II-27
Woongjin Chemical Commences Mass Production of Reflective
Polarizing Sheets II-28
Hi-Light Tek to Acquire Stake in Toplux II-28

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-29
3M Electronics Manufacturing (US) II-29
Cheil Industries, Inc. (South Korea) II-29
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (Japan) II-29
DuPont Display Enhancements, Inc. (US) II-29
efun Technology Co. Ltd. (Taiwan) II-30
Fusion Optix, Inc. (US) II-30
Gamma Optical Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) II-30
GDS, Inc. (Italy) II-31
Gigastorage Corporation (Taiwan) II-31
Goyo Paper Working Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-31
Kolon Industries, Inc. (South Korea) II-31
LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea) II-32
LMS Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-32
MNTech Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-32
Nitto Denko Corp (Japan) II-32
SABIC Innovative Plastics (Saudi Arabia) II-32
Shinwha Intertek Corporation (South Korea) II-33
SKC Haas Display Films Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-33
Trivium Technologies, Inc. (US) II-33
UBright Optronics Corporation (Taiwan) II-33
VIA Optronics GmbH (Germany) II-34
Wah Hong Industrial Corporation (Taiwan) II-34
WaveFront Technology, Inc. (US) II-34
ZEON Corporation (Japan) II-34

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-35
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films by Geographic
Region - Taiwan, South Korea, China and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for the Years 2009 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Brightness Enhancement
Light Management Film by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for Taiwan, South Korea, China and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36


III. MARKET

1. TAIWAN III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Strategic Corporate Developments III-1
Key Players III-1
B.Market Analytics III-3
Table 19: Taiwanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2009
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

2. SOUTH KOREA III-4
A.Market Analysis III-4
Outlook III-4
Strategic Corporate Developments III-4
Key Players III-4
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 20: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the
Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

3. CHINA III-7
Market Analysis III-7
Table 21: China Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2009
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

4. REST OF WORLD III-8
A.Market Analysis III-8
Outlook III-8
Product Innovations/Introductions III-8
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
Key Players III-10
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 22: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Brightness Enhancement Light Management Films
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the
Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 52 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 63)

The United States (16)
Canada (1)
Japan (14)
Europe (4)
- Germany (1)
- The United Kingdom (1)
- Italy (1)
- Rest of Europe (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (28)

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