Optical Coatings: Technologies and Global Markets

  • March 2014
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  • BCC Research
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  • 182 pages


STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This BCC Research study 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.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

Optics are essential in many commercial and consumer products, and optical coatings are a critical value-added technology in optics. Any component that influences the path of the light signal will be coated to improve performance. Optical communications are orders of magnitude faster than electronics; as the amount of video and interaction increases on the Internet, the need for maximum speed, possible only with optical technology, will increase.Flat screens for television, cell phones, computers and other displays will continue to grow in size and application.

Touchscreen technology will also become more ubiquitous. Optical components and coatings are critical in flat panels and screens. Transparent conductors make the screens possible; antireflection coatings improve brightness and picture quality.Advances in antireflection coatings promise to increase the efficiency of solar panels by double digits. Lighting technology is in the midst of a major shift to environmentally friendlier technologies such as light emitting diodes (LEDs). Optical coatings can improve light production and wavelength profile.In the medical and defense markets, the desire to be able to monitor and act remotely requires optics and optical coatings. In the medical market, optical fiber and associated technology permit physicians to operate less invasively.

In the defense market, the rapidly expanding use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, has increased the need for optics capable of acquiring high-magnification and high-resolution images to provide accurate actionable information for pilots located at a remote position. In addition, robots and remote sensors detect and report in dangerous environments, allowing personnel to remain at a safe distance.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT

This BCC Research report covers, with a critical eye, the global optical coatings marketplace. It focuses particularly on the markets and opportunities for optical coatings in the consumer electronics, solar, telecommunications, transportation, defense and medical markets.This study is presented in easy-to-follow sections that overview this subject; define the technology; segment the market by product type, application and region; profile companies; and identify suppliers. All dollar amounts are expressed in current 2013 U.S. dollars.This is a complete source for serious players in the optical coatings marketplace.


INTENDED AUDIENCE

Investors and project managers will use this report to assess the status of the optical coating market in order to identify suppliers and systems integrators and forecast the future markets. Market managers will be able to assess the competition and identify customers and new suppliers for coatings. Management consultants will determine whether companies divest or invest in optical coating technology based in part on the market projections, competitive strengths and development issues revealed in this report.Equipment managers will develop or modify existing products to address the coating technology manufacturing concerns emphasized in this report. Material suppliers will identify market opportunities and new customers based on the study’s projected growth in applications. Venture capital managers will identify targets for investment, merger or acquisition based on companies identified and described in this report. Strategic planners will identify other companies with which to strategically partner so they can share in the overall optical coating technology growth as projected in this report.

Table Of Contents


Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 4

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
INTENDED AUDIENCE
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH ONLINE SERVICES
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 2

Table Summary : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL COATINGS, THROUGH 2018
Figure Summary : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL COATINGS, 2012-2018

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 6

INDUSTRY DEFINITION
IMPORTANCE OF THE INDUSTRY
HISTORY
FORESEEABLE FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

Chapter- 4: MATERIALS 12

GLOBAL MARKET BY MATERIAL CATEGORY
COATING CHARACTERISTICS

Chapter- 5: TECHNOLOGY 16

REVENUES BY DEPOSITION TECHNIQUE
PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION
CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION
SOLUTION CHEMISTRY (SOL-GEL FILMS)
PATENTS

Chapter- 6: MARKETS BY COATING TYPE 13

GLOBAL MARKET BY COATING TYPE
REVENUE MODEL
COATING TYPES

Chapter- 7: MARKETS BY APPLICATION 89

TOTAL GLOBAL VALUE BY APPLICATION
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
ARCHITECTURE
SOLAR
TRANSPORTATION
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
MEDICAL
DEFENSE AND SECURITY
INDUSTRIAL

Chapter- 8: INDUSTRY DYNAMICS 3

DRIVING FORCES IN INDUSTRY
EMERGING MARKETS
CONSOLIDATION
SHRINKING MARGINS
NICHE OPPORTUNITIES

Chapter- 9: INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS 9

GLOBAL VALUE BY REGION

Chapter- 10: COMPANY PROFILES 28

3M PRECISION OPTICS
ABRISA GLASS and COATINGS INC.
ACCUCOAT INC.
ALLIANCE FIBER OPTIC PRODUCTS INC.
ALLUXA
AMERINA
ANDOVER CORP.
APOGEE
A.R.W. OPTICAL CORP.
ARTEMIS INTERNATIONAL
BREWER SCIENCE INC.
CARL ZEISS
CHROMA TECHNOLOGY
DAHENG OPTICS
DELTA LIGHT and OPTICS
DEPOSITION SCIENCES
DICHROTEC THIN FILMS LLC
DICON FIBEROPTICS INC.
DISPLAYS and OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES
DONTECH INC.
DYNASIL
EVAPORATED COATINGS INC.
EVAPORATED METAL FILMS
FABRINET
FERSON TECHNOLOGIES
FLIR SYSTEMS OPTRONICS
FOSTA-TEK OPTICS INC.
FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE OPTIK UND FEINMECHANIK
FUZHOU SENVIEW OPTICS CO. LTD.
GOOCH and HOUSEGO PLC
GOODRICH CORP.
GUERNSEY COATING LABS
H.L. CLAUSING
HALMA
HAMPTON SCIENTIFIC INC.
HELIA PHOTONICS
HUDSON OPTICAL LABORATORIES INC.
IDEX
II-VI
IMT MASKEN UND TEILUNGEN AG
INTEGRATED OPTICAL SERVICES
IRD GLASS
IRIDIAN SPECTRAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
ISP OPTICS CORP.
GENERAL DYNAMICS GLOBAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES
JANOS TECHNOLOGY
JDSU
L3 APPLIED OPTICS CENTER
LAMBDA RESEARCH OPTICS INC.
LAYERTEC
MAJESTIC OPTICAL COATINGS
MATERION
METAVAC
ML OPTIC CORP
NACL INDUSTRIAL OPTICAL DIVISION
NEWPORT
OPHIR OPTRONICS LTD.
NIPPON SHEET GLASS
OCLARO
OPTICAL COATINGS JAPAN
OPTICS BALZERS
OPTIMAX
OPTIWORKS
OPTOPLEX CORP.
OPTOSIGMA
OXFORD INSTRUMENTS
OZ OPTICS
PERKINS PRECISION DEVELOPMENTS LLC
PFG PRECISION OPTICS
PHOTONIC PRODUCTS GROUP INC.
PPG
PRAZISIONS GLAS and OPTIK GMBH
PRECISION GLASS andOPTICS (PGandO)
REYNARD CORP.
SOLUTIA
THOR LABS
TIGOLD CORP.
TOPPAN
TORAY ENGINEERING
TOYOTEC
UMICORE COATING SERVICES
UNITED OPTRONICS (UOI)
UNIVERSAL THIN FILM LAB
UNIVERSE COATING SERVICES
VIEW INC.
XINXIANG BAIHE O.E. CO. LTD
YANGZHOU HUASHENG OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS FACTORY

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

List of Figures

Summary Figure : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 1 : GLOBAL MARKET OF OXIDE COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 2 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR FLUORIDE COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 3 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR METAL COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 4 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 5 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR PHYSICAL VAPOR COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 6 : GLOBAL FORECAST FOR SPUTTERED COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 7 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR EVAPORATIVE COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 8 : GLOBAL FORECAST FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 9 : GLOBAL FORECAST FOR SOLUTION CHEMISTRY COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 10 : GLOBAL VALUE FOR AR COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 11 : GLOBAL VALUE OF REFLECTIVE COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 12 : GLOBAL VALUE OF FILTER COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 13 : GLOBAL VALUE OF CONDUCTIVE COATINGS, 2012-2018
Figure 14 : GLOBAL VALUE OF ELECTROCHROMIC COATINGS, 2012-2018

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