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Global Market for Optical Coatings to Reach Nearly $13.9 Billion in 2018; Commercial Segment Growing At 12% CAGR

April 03, 2014

Wellesley, Mass., April 3, 2014 –BCC Research  reveals in its new report, OPTICAL COATINGS: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the  global optical coatings market is expected to grow to nearly $13.9 billion  by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8%. Commercial applications is the largest and fastest growing segment, with a significant CAGR of 12%.

Growth in optical coatings is directly linked to the expansion of optics into new applications and innovative new coatings to improve existing applications. The commercial category, which includes telecom, defense, architecture, medical, solar, transportation and industrial sectors, is expected to grow to $9.2 billion in 2018. The strong growth reflects a recovering construction industry in the Americas and healthy growth rates in lighting and machine vision applications, and automotive sensors.

The consumer category, comprising flat-screen TVs, computers, tablets, cell phones and eyeglass coatings, is projected to reach $4.68 billion by 2018, registering a steady 3.7% CAGR.

"As flat-screens and view screens are added to products such as smart phones and vehicle cabins, the demand for coatings increases," says BCC Research photonics analyst Lori Weisenbach Cornett. "Expanding use of energy-efficient low emissivity windows and increasing installation of solar panels increase coating demand as well."

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GLOBAL MARKET FOR OPTICAL COATINGS, 2012-2018
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Source: BCC Research

OPTICAL COATINGS: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS provides a comprehensive overview of the global optical coatings market. The report focuses primarily on the markets and opportunities for optical in the consumer electronics, solar, telecommunications, transportation, defense, and medical markets. It considers market conditions and opportunities in regional areas around the globe. In addition, it 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.

Editors and reporters who wish to speak with the analyst should contact Steven Cumming at steven.cumming@bccresearch.com.

Optical Coatings: Technologies and Global Markets( PHO006A )
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