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Optical Coatings Market: By Type, By Materials, By Substrate, By Deposition Method, By Application Type, By End User Industry, By Geography - Forecast (2018-2023)

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Optical Coatings (SAP) Market Overview:

The Optical Coatings market is pretty large and highly competitive. There are large companies that are part of the market that supply globally as well as small players that hat supply locally within the region. North America is the leading market for optical coatings followed Asia Pacific region, Europe and then the rest of the worlds. Telecommunication, Semiconductor and Automotive Industry.

Optical Coatings (SAP) Market Outlook:

Optical Coatings are basically layers of a material on optical components such a lenses and glasses, which alter the way the light interacts with that optical component a per our desire. The coatings are mostly layered heavily, having more than 200 layers.  The coating materials are made from a number of different materials in a solvent base and are applied to the desired substrates. It is important to note that the substrate must also be compatible for this application. There are a number of methods used for the application of these optical coating materials onto the substrates such as: Thermal Evaporation, electron beam Deposition, Ion and Plasma assisted methods, dip and Spin methods, Ion beam sputtering and many more.

Optical Coatings Market Growth drivers:

Major growth drivers for the Industry has been the application of Optical coatings in: Telecommunication devices and electronics such as TV Display screens, mobile phones, tablets, bulbs, tubelights and others; Automotive: car head lamps, tail lamps, interior lighting and many more. These sectors are in constant growth with the growth in global population, and the improvement in economies both emerging and matured. This leads to the increase in the use of optical coatings.
With the growth in the population the market for eyewear also keeps increasing: spectacles, sunglasses as these are part of both basic necessities and the cultural fashion which are also sectors of application of optical coatings.
Another major growth driver has been the use of optical coatings in applications of scientific equipment, semiconductor technologies and in military equipment. This coupled with the R&D being taken by various players in the market to better their coating methods and materials so as to provide high performance optical coats has boosted the market.

Optical Coatings (SAP) Market Challenges:

The major challenges faced by the Optical coating market is to keep up with the innovations in technology in various applicant fields of its. The industry for use of lasers is increasing with increase in its scientific, medical and military applications. This has led to the use of stronger lasers and this poses a challenge to optical coatings as laser are high intensity emissions that have enough strength to break down the coatings. Another similar technological field is its application in smart windows and glasses, as if the layering is not done right or there is a minor defect the whole product is dumped. Though there have been innovations to address these challenges such innovations and advancement in technology require the Optical coating market to be extremely dynamic in its Research, development and innovations so as to keep catering for the market.
Another challenge that was observed was the application of optical coating on polymer as a substrate in optics. Polymers have various advantages over glass as they are cheaper and lighter, but since polymer cannot handle the high coating temperatures, and the polymer tends to degrade over the exposure time for the various layers. Coating also poses challenges of peeling and flaking if not applied on the polymer properly and in harsh environments.

Optical Coatings Market

Optical Coatings (SAP) Market Research Scope:

The base year of the study is 2017, with forecast done up to 2023. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the Superabsorbent Market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the types of plastics in the electric vehicle market, and their specific applications in different types of vehicles.

Optical Coatings (SAP) Market Report: Industry Coverage

Optical Coatings Market– By Type:

Anti-reflective coatings, High reflective coatings, Beam splitter coatings, Dielectric coatings, Filter Coatings, Special Coatings and others.

Optical Coatings Market– By Materials:

Metal Oxide Compounds, Fluoride Compounds, II-IV Compounds, Semiconductors, Transparent Conductors, Metals, Multicomponent and others.

Optical Coatings Market– By Substrate:

Borosilicate Glass, Fused Silica, Calcium Fluoride, Silicon, Germanium, Polymers and others.

Optical Coatings Market– By Deposition Method:

Electron Beam Deposition, Dip and Spin coating, Thermal evaporation, Ion/Plasma assisted Methods, Ion Beam sputtering (IBS), DC Magnetron Sputtering, Pulsed Laser Deposition and others.

Optical Coatings Market– By Application Type:

Eye safety wear, Sunglasses, Spectacles, Computers, Signage, Displays Screens, Switches and Buttons, Ballistic glass, Binoculars and telescopes, Bulbs, tube lights and other lightings, Mirrors, Reflectors, Automotive and others.

Optical Coatings Market – By End User Industry:

Electronic industry, Telecommunication Industry, Automotive and Transportation Industry, Fashion Industry, Architectural Industry, Military industry, Sportswear Industry, Lighting industry, Medical Industry, Engineering and Manufacturing Industry and others.


The Superabsorbent Market report also analyzes the major geographic regions for the market as well as the major countries for the market in these regions. The regions and countries covered in the study include:
  • North America: The U.S., Canada, Mexico
  • South America: Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica
  • Europe: The U.K., Germany, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark
  • APAC: China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong
  • Middle East and Africa: Israel, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

Optical Coatings (SAP) Market Key Players Perspective:

Some of the Key players in this market that have been studied for this report include: Carl Zeiss Jena Gmbh, PPG Industries, Umicore, Celestron, Viavi Solutions, DuPont, Edmund Optics, Zygo, JenOptik, Angstrom Engineering and many more.   

Market Research and Market Trends of Optical Coatings (SAP) Market

  • One of the major trends seen in the Optical Coating Industry is the R&D being done to improve the properties of the optical coatings so as to withstand stronger laser impacts without degrading the coating. The improvement in semiconductor technology points towards a trend in increasing laser power. This has spurred the need for the optical coating industry to improve their coatings to make them more resistant to the laser intensity without breakdown, absorption of the laser energy and minimal reflection.
  • Another trend being seen is the adoption of smart windows and smart glasses, smart windows or smart glasses are windows or glass that also act as interface display screens or tinted windows and other applications at desire. These require the glass substrate to shift from transparent to opaque in a blink. This is done by having electrochromic coatings on glass that react when a voltage is passed through them. Despite the challenge that are present in this application it is gaining a market which is pushing for innovation in the optical coating market.
  • Another trend that is observed is the slow shift from glass substrate to polymer substrate as optic material which has led to innovation in the application of coating on polymers so as to have the same application and effect it had on glass, but since polymers are cheaper and lighter its  more advantageous.

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