By Will Soutter
Research and Markets has included a new report titled ‘Markets for Optically Functional Films and Coatings in Displays - 2012’ to its catalogue.
NanoMarkets' report covers the opportunities and challenges of markets for optically functional films utilized in displays for the coming eight years in detail. It identifies the potential markets of new optical film products in various kinds of displays when compared to industry-leading LCDs and areas where these new films for LCDs are likely to help maintain the profitability of those suffering display markets.
This report specifically covers materials that perform some optical function, but does not include coatings such as hard coatings used to enhance the longevity of displays as they do not perform any optical function even though they need to be optically transparent. Moreover, the report covers the strategies being adopted by key players involved in the optically functional coating and film field.
Like all other NanoMarkets reports, this comprehensive report comprises in-depth forecast data of optical films and coatings for eight years in terms of volume (by area coated), applications and value terms.
End-use display markets discussed in the report include plasma displays, e-paper displays, OLEDs, LCDs, computer monitors, televisions, divided by mobile computing devices (such as notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and much more), and others. Optical film and coating products analyzed in the report include polarizer films, multifunctional BLU films, reflective polarizers, prism and brightness enhancement films, diffusers, reflectors, privacy films, color and contrast enhancement, antiglare and antireflection.