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Optical Fiber Coatings: Introduction

  • Optical fibers are used for transmitting the light. Optical fiber is a transparent and flexible fiber drawn out of glass (silica) or plastic. It is very small in diameter. This fiber is slightly thicker than the human hair strand. It can also be as thick as the hair strand. Optical fibers have revolutionized the telecommunication industry, due to their properties such as ability of multiplexing several signals in a single fiber and resistance to harsh environmental conditions. Optical fibers need to be coated for usage in high temperatures. Primary and secondary coating layers need to be applied on optical fibers to achieve properties such as low ink adhesion, fiber friction and high modulus, high viscosity, high refractive index, low-temperature micro-bending loss, delamination resistance, long-term durability, and fiber strength.

Key Drivers and Restraints of Global Optical Fiber Coatings Market

  • The global medical fiber optics industry is expected to expand significantly during the forecast period. This is likely to drive the optical fiber coatings market, owing to the rising demand for optically coated fibers in the medical fiber optics industry. These fibers are used for procedures involving endoscope placement, monitoring of movement of tiny catheters, robotic surgeries, vascular procedures and detection, bio-sensing, and precision biopsy. These procedures require invasive equipment with high efficiency, accuracy, and precision.
  • Rise in demand for sensing cables or fiber optic sensors for measuring strain, composition, and other parameters at high temperatures in the oil & gas industry is driving the demand for specialty optical fibers. This, in turn, is boosting the demand for optically coated fibers for sensing and EMI shielding applications at high temperatures.

Optical Fiber Coatings: Fiber Type Segment

  • In terms of fiber type, the global optical fiber coatings market can be segmented into silica optical fiber, glass optical fiber, plastic fiber, and others
  • The glass optical fiber segment is expected to account for significant share of the global optical fiber coatings market during the forecast period. It is anticipated to be followed by the plastic fiber segment.

Optical Fiber Coatings: Coating Type Segment

  • In terms of coating type, the global optical fiber coatings market can be segmented into transparent conductive coatings, anti-reflective coatings, protective coatings, and others
  • The protective coatings segment is expected to account for significant share of the global optical fiber coatings market during the forecast period. It is anticipated to be followed by the anti-reflective coatings segment.

Optical Fiber Coatings: Manufacturing Process Segment

  • In terms of manufacturing process, the global optical fiber coatings market can be segmented into UV light curing, thermal curing, and others
  • The UV light curing segment is expected to account for significant share of the global optical fiber coatings market during the forecast period. It is anticipated to be followed by the thermal curing segment.

Optical Fiber Coatings: Application Segment

  • In terms of application, the global optical fiber coatings market can be classified into fiber optic communications, medical, aerospace & defense, industrial network, fiber sensing, oil & gas, and others
  • The fiber optic communications segment is estimated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. It is projected to be followed by the medical segment.
  • The industrial network segment is likely to expand at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the rise in industrialization across the globe

Covid-19 Impact on Optical Fiber Coatings Market

  • On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Originating in China, the virus has spread to at least 213 countries and territories around the world.
  • Several governments and private sector businesses are operating at a limited capacity or have ceased operations completely due to recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Manufacture of various consumer goods and other products across the globe has come to a halt due to the unavailability of raw materials, shortage of labor, etc. This is expected to hamper the optical fiber coatings market in the near future.

Asia Pacific to Dominate Optical Fiber Coatings Market

  • In terms of region, the global optical fiber coatings market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • Asia Pacific dominated the optical fiber coatings market in 2020. This trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to the increase in focus on research activities and use of advanced composites in harsh environments, without compromising on mechanical properties. The optical fiber coatings market in Europe is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period.

Key Manufacturers Operating in Global Optical Fiber Coatings Market

The global optical fiber coatings market was consolidated in 2020. Major players have prominent presence in developed and developing countries. Key manufacturers operating in the global optical fiber coatings market include:

  • Ultramet engineers
  • Fiberguide Industries, Inc.
  • OFS Fitel
  • LLC
  • Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
  • Foss Group
  • Molex
  • Evaporated Coatings, Inc.
  • Excelitas
  • Nyfors Teknologi AB
  • Sancliff
  • Heraeus

Global Optical Fiber Coatings Market: Research Scope

Global Optical Fiber Coatings Market, by Fiber Type

  • Silica Optical Fiber
  • Glass Optical Fiber
  • Plastic Fiber
  • Others

Global Optical Fiber Coatings Market, by Coating Type

  • Transparent Conductive Coatings
  • Anti-reflective Coatings
  • Protective Coatings
  • Others

Global Optical Fiber Coatings Market, by Manufacturing Process

  • UV Light Curing
  • Thermal Curing
  • Others

Global Optical Fiber Coatings Market, by Application

  • Fiber Optic Communications
  • Medical
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Industrial Network
  • Fiber Sensing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Others

Global Optical Fiber Coatings Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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