Anti-fog coatings are a type of hydrophilic coatings which contain polyvinyl alcohol in their formulation. These coatings help disperse small droplets of fog formed due to the condensation of water and are therefore also known as non-mist coatings. Anti-fog coatings are transparent, abrasion-resistant, and durable in nature; and thus do not degrade even after extensive usage. They provide high chemical & UV resistance and adhesion even in humid weather conditions. Anti-fog coatings are used in the building & construction, automotive, aviation & aerospace, electronics, military & security, and medical & safety industries. In the military & security sector, they are typically employed in military gas masks, garage forecourt gauge covers, and fireman’s visors. Anti-fog coatings are extremely safe and typically find application in protective sunglass & sports eyewear, as they are durable even after prolonged exposure to water vapor. Other applications include cameras, watches, TV monitors, medical electronic displays, traffic signal lenses, windows, side mirrors, and commercial freezers.

Based on substrate, the global anti-fog coatings market can be segregated into the following types: acrylic, glass, PET (polyester film), polycarbonate (PC), and polyamide. Demand for anti-fog coatings particularly for acrylic, polyamide, and glass substrates is expected to rise at a significant rate over the forecast period due to the rising demand for protective eyewear, interior headlamps, and automotive gauges applications. Based on product type, the anti-fog coatings market is further segmented into the PVA, PAA, LDPE, EVA, PEG, and PVC divisions. Demand for PEG followed by PVA and PAA is anticipated to rise significantly during the forecast period. PEG-based products possess excellent anti-fog properties and are thus widely employed in various industries.

Rising growth in various end-use industries coupled with the characteristics of anti-fog coatings are some of the prime factors driving this market. Protective eyewear, automotive & aviation, sports & recreation, and optical imaging equipment are a few potential applications of anti-fog coatings. Rising demand for protective safety wear in the military and medical industries coupled with the demand for it in automotive lightning to achieve safety standards under harsh ambient atmospheres are propelling the anti-fog coatings market. These coatings have gained popularity due to their ability to reduce light scattering; however, in aggressive weather conditions, they may exhibit non-uniform properties and form frost which may hinder the market over the forecast period. Continuous R&D and focus on building blended PVA- and PAA-based coatings create various opportunities for the manufacturer to provide coatings in frost as well as fog conditions. Nano-based anti-fog coatings have also received wide attention over the past few years due to their high optical properties.

Geographically, the global market for anti-fog coatings has been distributed over Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is a leading region in terms of their consumption followed by Europe and Asia Pacific, due to the increased usage of digital gadgets and protective sunglasses & sportswear in the region. Rising demand for colored sunglasses in the fields of fashion and cosmetics is motivating the anti-fog coatings market in Europe. Furthermore, the growing population and consumer inclination to enhance personal appearances typically in Asia Pacific play a significant role. The increasing number of research activities toward nano-based anti-fog coatings containing blended PAA and PEG are also predicted to drive the anti-fog coatings market over the forecast period.

Key players operating in the global anti-fog coatings market include Optical Coating Technologies, FSI Coating Technologies, 3M Company, Peerless Plastics & Coatings, TOCALO Co., Ltd, and Mitsui Chemicals.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

Highlights of the report:

  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market   

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

Custom Market Research Services

TMR offers custom market research services that help clients to get information on their business scenario required where syndicated solutions are not enough.


Anti Fog Coatings Market

Pre Book