Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market: Introduction
- Polycarbonate films have excellent heat resistance, clarity, and high impact strength as they are made up of polycarbonate resins. Furthermore, the films have excellent chemical, stain, and abrasion resistance.
- Anti-fog properties of polycarbonate films and sheets are attained by applying anti-fog coating on one side of polycarbonate films & sheets using spraying and dipping technology. Furthermore, anti-fogging coating on polycarbonate films and sheets enhances the performance properties of films in terms of scratch resistance and optical clarity. These films possess properties such as high tint ability, printability, dimensional ability, and emboss ability.
- Anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets were initially employed in medical face shields. However, currently they have numerous applications in a variety of end-user industries, such as automotive, electrical & electronics, and building & construction.
- Anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets are used in manufacturing of sunglasses, sports eyewear, industrial visors and goggles, motorcycle visors, windows, mirrors, windshields, display panels, instrument lenses, telecom lenses, and appliance fascias
- Rise in adoption of anti-fog films and sheets in various end-use industries such as automotive, defense, and consumer goods, is estimated to drive the global anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets market during the forecast period
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Increase in Demand from Automotive industry to Drive Global Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market
- Excellent performance properties of anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets in terms of both anti-fogging and optical clarity, make the films and sheets a preferable alternative in automotive industry
- Anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets are used in automobiles such as cars, trucks, planes, trains, bus, boat, motorcycles, gondolas, and specialty & recreational vehicles such as snow and water ski mobile in the manufacture of various components including windshields & windscreens, side mirrors & camera systems, canopies, lights, cockpit instrument clusters, panel displays, sun/moon roofs, and gauges
- Rise in transportation safety concerns, mainly road safety, has led to implementation of various safety norms in terms of vehicle design across the globe. Thus, the demand for various instruments with better visibility, even in extreme environmental conditions, has been increased.
- Increase in demand for various automotive instrument from flourishing automobile manufacturing across the globe is anticipated to drive the demand for anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets during the forecast period
Europe to Hold Major Share of Global Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market
- In terms of region, the global anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets market can be divided into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
- Europe is a leading consumer of anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets, followed by North America and Asia Pacific. Rise in consumption of anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets in designing of various spare parts in automotive & transportation industry drives the demand for anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets in Europe.
- Constant demand for high value sunglasses and sportswear in countries in Europe such as Germany, France, and the U.K., mainly, due to high standard of living backed by enhanced purchase power of end-users, is expected to boost the anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets market in Europe during the forecast period
- The market in North America and Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a considerable pace during the forecast period. The well-established automotive manufacturing industries in the countries in these regions such as the U.S., Japan, and China are estimated to positively impact the demand for anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets during the forecast period.
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Key Players Operating in Global Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market
- The global anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets market is fragmented due to the presence of a large number of global and local players. Key players are adopting business strategies to invest in development of products for multiple applications. Some of the key players operating in the global anti-fog polycarbonate films and sheets market are:
- EIS, Inc.
- Kafrit Group
- Ningbo Zhongding Plastic Co., Ltd.
Global Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market: Research Scope
Global Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market, by Grade
Global Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market, by Thickness
- Up to 0.5 mm
- 5 mm to 2 mm
- 2 mm to 5 mm
- 5 mm to 7 mm
- Above 7 mm
Global Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market, by Thickness
- Automotive Industry
- Electrical & Electronics
- Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
- Building & Construction
- Consumer goods
- Others (Including Food & Beverages, etc.)
Global Anti-Fog Polycarbonate Films and Sheets Market, by Region
- North America
- Russia & CIS
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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