Published: Sep, 2019

Optical Coating Equipment Market: Introduction

Transparency Market Research delivers key insights on the global optical coating equipment market. In terms of revenue, the global optical coating equipment market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of ~4% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors, regarding which, TMR offers thorough insights and forecasts in the optical coating equipment market report.

Optical coating equipment is used for applying thin film coatings on several devices, materials, and components. Optical coatings enhance the efficiency of products with improved anti-reflective and filtering capabilities. Optical coatings are used to enhance the visual appearance of buildings, and also protect them from harmful radiations. Optical coatings are also used in medical devices. The growing adoption of optical coating equipment across different industries is expected to fuel the demand for the product during the forecast period. However, the high cost of installation and maintenance is anticipated to hinder the growth of the market.

In this market report, TMR believes that the evaporative technology segment is estimated to outpace other technologies by the end of 2027, in the optical coating equipment market. Lower operational cost and wide range of applications are the major factors for the dominating market of evaporative technology.  However, technical advancements in deposition techniques have a profound influence on the market share of other technologies. Manufacturers also prefer plasma sputtering, ion beam sputtering, and atomic layer deposition for better accuracy and to improve product quality. This factor is also helping boost the overall market of optical coating equipment across the globe.

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Demand from different industry verticals such as automotive, electronics, medical, and telecommunications, and also demand for solar energy applications, are anticipated to surge the demand for optical coating equipment at a rapid pace in the coming years. Development of equipment at a low manufacturing cost and large-scale production of coated products are expected to create several growth opportunities for manufacturers in the future.

Optical Coating Equipment Market: Prominent Regions

Asia Pacific is estimated to exhibit prominent growth in the optical coating equipment market, owing to its growing demand for optically-coated products from different sectors, and the presence of several key manufactures in China, Japan, Taiwan, and Malaysia, all contributing countries to the growth of the optical coating equipment market in Asia Pacific. Also, the growing population across the region is boosting the demand for automotive and electronic products, which encourages demand for optical coating equipment. In the developed regions of North America and Europe, growing eyewear and R&D industries play a significant role in driving the sales of optical coating equipment. Additionally, developments in medical equipment, especially in ophthalmic and renewable energy, are fuelling the demand for optical coating equipment. The Middle East & Africa and South America are expected to represent moderate growth in the optical coating equipment market in the near future.

Key manufacturers in the optical coating equipment market are sharpening their competitive edge by adopting different strategies such as product launches, mergers, and acquisitions. Some manufacturers in the optical coating equipment market are also expanding through organic methods such as increasing production capacity, so as to meet the growing demand.

Optical Coating Equipment Market: Key Players

Key players operating in the global optical coating equipment market include Buhler Holding AG, Cutting Edge Coatings GmbH, Dongguan Huicheng Vacuum Technology Co., Ltd., Dynavac, Evatec AG, Optorun Co., Ltd., OptoTechOptikmaschinen GmbH, Satisloh, scia Systems GmbH, Shincron Co. Ltd., Solayer GmbH, and VON ARDENNE GmbH. 

Global Optical Coating Equipment Market: Segmentation

Optical Coating Equipment Market by Technology

  • Evaporative
  • Plasma Sputtering
  • IBS (Ion Beam Sputtering)
  • ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition)

Optical Coating Equipment Market by Coating

  • Mirror Coatings
  • Optical Filters
  • Anti-reflection Coatings
  • Beam Splitters

Optical Coating Equipment Market by Substrate

  • Glass
  • IR Materials
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Replicated Optics

Optical Coating Equipment Market by Application

  • Medical
  • Solar
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Automotive
  • Others

Optical Coating Equipment Market by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of the Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa 

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