Optical Coatings: Transmissive or Anti-Reflective Coatings, Transparent Electrodes, Reflective Coatings, Filters, and Others

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Dublin, Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t6lmvp/optical_coatings) has announced the addition of the "Optical Coatings - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Optical Coatings in US$ Million. The global market is analyzed by the following Coating Types: Transmissive or Anti-Reflective Coatings, Transparent Electrodes, Reflective Coatings, Filters, and Others. The major End-Use Segments analyzed at a global level are Healthcare, Military, Electronics, Transportation, Construction, and Others. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets.

The report profiles 128 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Abrisa USPG Glass and Coatings
  • Andover Corporation
  • Applied Coatings Inc.
  • EMF Corporation
  • Edmund Optics Inc.
  • Evaporated Coatings Inc.
  • Exotic Electro-Optics Inc.
  • Fosta Tek Optics Inc.
  • Hampton Scientific Inc.
  • Helia Photonics Ltd
  • Hoya Corporation USA
  • Inrad Optics Inc.
  • Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd.
  • Mloptic Corp.
  • Newport Thin Film Laboratory Inc.
  • Nikon Corporation
  • Oclaro Inc.
  • OptoSigma Corp.
  • PFG Precision Optics
  • Präzisions Glas & Optik GmbH
  • Quantum Coating Inc.
  • REFLEX Analytical Corporation
  • Research Electro-Optics Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Instrument Co.
  • VLOC Incorporated
  • Vacuum Process Technology Inc.
  • ZC&R Coatings for Optics Inc.
  • Zygo Corporation.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3
  • Review of Select Coating Types I-4
  • Anti-Reflective Coatings I-4
  • Transparent Electrodes I-4
  • Reflective Coatings I-4
  • Filter Coatings I-4
  • Electrochromic Coatings I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1

  • Optical Coatings: Current Scenario and Prospects II-1
  • A Peek into the Past II-1
  • Era of Optical Coating Industrialization II-2
  • Growth of Sophisticated Technologies Drives Demand for High Performance Optical Coatings II-3
  • Summary of the Optical Coatings Market II-4
  • Technological Innovations in Optical Coatings Drive New Markets and Business Opportunities II-5
  • Optical Coatings Revolutionize Lighting Solutions II-5
  • Consolidation Still A Prevalent Factor II-6
  • Innovations to Underpin Revenue Growth II-6
  • Ion Beam Sputtering: The Clear Leader As an Optical Coating Deposition Method II-6

2. COATINGS MARKET - A BIRD'S EYE VIEW II-7

  • Global Coatings Industry: A Review of the Market Scenario II-7
  • Asia-Pacific: Poised for Rapid Growth II-7
  • Decorative Coatings II-8
  • Industrial Coatings II-8
  • China: The World's Leading Coatings Industry II-8

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-9

  • Optical Coatings: A Brief Introduction II-9
  • Optical Thin Film Coatings II-9
  • Types of Optical Coatings II-9
  • Anti-Reflective Coatings II-9
  • Types of Anti-Reflection Coatings II-10
  • Transparent Electrodes II-10
  • Reflective Coatings II-10
  • Filter Coatings II-10
  • Metallic Coatings II-11
  • Electrochromic Coatings II-11
  • Beam Splitter Coatings II-11

4. RAW MATERIALS OVERVIEW II-12

  • Silica II-12
  • Properties of Silica II-12
  • Indium Tin Oxide II-12
  • Fluorides II-12
  • Aluminum II-13
  • Silver II-14
  • Applications of Silver II-14
  • Gold II-16
  • Properties of Gold II-16
  • Applications of Gold II-16
  • Copper II-18
  • Applications of Copper II-18

5. COATING APPLICATION TECHNIQUES II-19

  • Sputtering II-19
  • Ion Beam Sputtering II-19
  • Magnetron Sputtering II-19
  • Coating under Vacuum II-19
  • Thermal Vaporization II-19
  • Electron Bombardment II-19
  • Electron Beam Ion Bombardment II-20
  • Ion-Assisted Bombardment II-20
  • Ion Beam Deposition II-20
  • Electron-Beam Vaporization Deposition II-20
  • Physical Vapor Deposition II-20
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition II-20

6. END-USE ANALYSIS II-21

  • Electronics and Instrumentation II-21
  • Medical II-21
  • Transportation II-22
  • Telecommunications II-23
  • Architecture II-23

7. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES II-24

  • Nissan Chemical Develops Novel Optical Coating to Improve Brightness of Organic Electroluminescence II-24
  • Fabrication of Transparent Electrodes by Self- Assembly of Silver Nanowires Using the Bubble Template Method II-24
  • Charge Transport through Zinc Oxide Nanowire Mesh for its Application in Transparent Electrodes II-24
  • Use of Radio-Frequency Sputtering for Formation of Graphitic Carbon Film under Ni Templates for Transparent Electrode Applications II-25

8. TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS/ DEVELOPMENTS II-26

  • Ferrotec Rolls Out New Electron Beam Evaporation Solutions II-26
  • New Thin Film Technology Enhances Optical Coatings Function II-26
  • Kyocera Unveils New Silver Mirror Coating Technology II-26
  • Sarnoff Corp. Announces Breakthrough in Ultra Violet Camera Technology II-26
  • Surface Technology Coatings and Swinburne University of Technology Reveal Evolution of PVD Thin Films Coatings II-26
  • Ceirra Photonics Innovates AED III Unique Thin Film Technology II-27
  • Optiva's Molecular Engineering Technology Cuts LCD Costs II-27
  • Tritons Nanotuf Coatings: A New Approach to Transparent Coatings II-27
  • NanoGram Corp Introduces LRD Processing Technology II-27
  • Tough Anti-Reflective Coatings from IOF II-27
  • European Researchers Develop Coatings for Solar Cells II-28

9. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-29

  • EV Group and Brisbane Materials Technology Unveil Breakthrough Anti-Reflective Coating for Photovoltaics II-29
  • iCoat Introduces Stainless AR, A New Anti-Reflection Lens Coating II-29
  • SCHOTT and JDSU Launch AR Oleophobic (DARO) Coating II-29
  • Jenoptik Rolls out Hybrid-Diamond-Like-Carbon Coatings (Germany) II-30
  • Veeco Introduces SPECTOR-HT, A Thin-film Ion Beam Deposition System II-30
  • Nanotrons Launches Automated Coating System for Self-Assembly of Nano-enabled Coatings, SPALAS II-30
  • Ophthonix Launches ViZeraTM Anti-Reflective Coating II-30
  • PPG Introduces Anti-Reflective Coating for Solar Modules II-31
  • PENTAX Develops HD PENTAX Coating Technology for K-Mount Cameras II-31
  • Honeywell Electronic Materials Introduces Honeywell Solarc RPV II-31
  • Tamura Launches Novel Coating Material for Solar Cells II-32
  • Brewer Science Launches ARC® 300 Coating Series II-32
  • Ocean Thin Films Launches Patterned Optical Coating, PixelTec II-32
  • Abrisa Launches Oleophobic, Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Optical Coatings for Front Plate Displays II-33
  • Jenoptik's Optical Systems Division Unveils Novel Range of Multispectral Coatings II-33
  • Deposition Sciences Launches Wide Angle Broadband Anti-Reflective (BBAR) Coatings II-33

10. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-34

  • Brewer Science Launches ARC29L Anti-Reflective Coatings II-34
  • Cilas Launches PACA2M Optical Coatings Machine II-34
  • Performance Coatings International Introduces Vueguard 941
  • Anti-Static Coating II-34
  • Optics Balzers Introduces CrBlack Coating II-34
  • Deposition Sciences Introduces Thin-Film Optical Coatings II-35
  • Abrisa Launches LuxVuTM Heated Optical Windows for Displays and Cameras II-35
  • Draka Introduces Acrylate Fiber Coating for High-Temperature Operations II-35
  • Optics Balzers Offers Exclusive Patterned Coating Collection II-36

11. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-37

  • Bühler Inks Take Over Agreement with Leybold Optics II-37
  • Coburn Takes Over UVMAX Patent from Solaris Optical Coatings II-37
  • Idex Acquires Precision Photonics II-37
  • Prysmian Group Signs Agreement with DSM for its DeSolite Supercoatings (Italy) II-38
  • Optex Systems and Synergy International Optronics Sign Licensing Agreement (US) II-38
  • VCF Films Establishes New Production Line II-38
  • Photonic Products Group Undergoes Name Change to Inrad Optics II-38
  • Metavac Terminates Operations at Holtsville II-39
  • IDEX Corp Completes Acquisition of CVI Melles Griot II-39
  • Materion Takes Over EIS Optics II-39
  • Newport Corporation Takes Over Ophir Optronics Ltd. II-39
  • Interfloat and DSM Advanced Surfaces Ink Supply and License Agreements II-39
  • DSM Inks Multi-Year Supply Contract with Corning II-40
  • Brush Engineered Materials Inc. Undergoes Name Change to Materion Corporation II-40
  • Ocean Thin Films Expands PixelTec Patterned Optical Coating Facility II-40
  • Schott Intends to Expand Optical Coatings Facility for Optical Components II-40

12. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-41

  • Halma Takes over SphereOptics II-41
  • ISP Optics Takes Over RP Optical Lab II-41
  • DSM Functional Coatings and Berliner Glas KgaA Enter Licensing Agreement II-41
  • JDSU Sets-Up Manufacturing Plant in China II-41
  • Unidym Inks Agreement with Guardian Industries II-41
  • Hitachi High-Technologies and Xerocoat Enter into a Strategic Partnership II-42
  • Optics Balzers Acquires Mso Jena II-42
  • Jenoptik and MEMS Merge to Form Jenoptik Optical Systems II-42
  • Halma Acquires Sphereoptics II-43
  • Brush Engineered Materials Takes Over Barr Associates, Inc II-43
  • Bookham and Avanex Close Merger to Form Oclaro II-43
  • EIS Optics Takes Over Oerlikon's Optics Business II-44
  • ITW Gema and MKB Enter into Agreement to Market Halo Process II-44
  • Williams Takes Over Barr Associates II-44
  • Oerlikon Systems Inks Cooperation and Distribution Deal with Meyer Burger II-44
  • Applied Multilayers Takes Over Edward Vacuums Ophthalmic Optical Coating Assets II-45
  • BlueScope Steel to Commence Building of Coating Line II-45
  • Lignol Energy Signs Deal with PPG Industries II-45
  • Collins Ink Takes over Hexion's Optical Disc Coating and UV Curable Inkjet Activities II-45
  • YOFC and DSM Sign Four-Year Deal for DeSolite Supercoatings II-46

13. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-47

  • Abrisa USPG Glass and Coatings (USA) II-47
  • ZC&R Coatings for Optics, Inc. (USA) II-47
  • AccuCoat, Inc. (USA) II-47
  • Princeton Instruments (USA) II-47
  • AFE Technology Coatings Ltd. (UK) II-48
  • Align Optics, Inc. (USA) II-48
  • Andover Corp. (USA) II-49
  • Applied Coatings Group, Inc. (USA) II-49
  • Applied Materials, Inc. (USA) II-49
  • Artemis Optical Ltd. (UK) II-50
  • Brewer Science, Inc. (USA) II-50
  • CVI Melles Griot (USA) II-50
  • DELTA Light & Optics (Denmark) II-51
  • DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc. (USA) II-51
  • Dontech, Inc. (USA) II-51
  • Dynavac (USA) II-51
  • Edmund Optics, Inc. (USA) II-51
  • EMF Corp. (USA) II-52
  • Evaporated Coatings Inc. (USA) II-52
  • Exotic Electro-Optics, Inc. (USA) II-52
  • Fosta Tek Optics, Inc. (USA) II-53
  • Hampton Scientific, Inc. (USA) II-53
  • Helia Photonics Ltd. (UK) II-53
  • Hoya Corp. USA (USA) II-53
  • VLOC Inc. (USA) II-54
  • Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd. (Canada) II-54
  • ISP Optics Corp. (USA) II-54
  • Janos Technology, Inc. (USA) II-54
  • JDS Uniphase Corp. (USA) II-55
  • Materion Corporation (USA) II-55
  • Mloptic Corp. (China) II-55
  • Newport Thin Film Laboratory, Inc. (USA) II-55
  • Nikon Corp. (Japan) II-56
  • Oclaro Inc.(USA) II-56
  • Opco Laboratory, Inc. (USA) II-56
  • Ophir Optronics Ltd. (Israel) II-56
  • Optical Coatings Japan (Japan) II-57
  • Optics Balzers Jena GmbH (Germany) II-57
  • Optoplex Corp. (USA) II-57
  • OptoSigma Corp. (USA) II-58
  • PFG Precision Optics (USA) II-58
  • Inrad Optics, Inc (USA) II-58
  • Laser Optics Division II-58
  • Präzisions Glas & Optik GmbH (Germany) II-59
  • Quantum Coating, Inc. (USA) II-59
  • REFLEX Analytical Corp. (USA) II-59
  • Research Electro-Optics, Inc. (USA) II-60
  • Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (USA) II-60
  • Semrock, Inc. (USA) II-60
  • Seoul Precision Optics Co. (South Korea) II-60
  • Umicore NV (Belgium) II-60
  • Umicore Coating Services (UK) II-61
  • Tru Vue, Inc. (USA) II-61
  • Vacuum Process Technology, Inc. (USA) II-61
  • Zygo Corp. (USA) II-61

14. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-62


III. Market

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. EUROPE

3. ASIA-PACIFIC

4. REST OF WORLD

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 128 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 147)

  • The United States (101)
  • Canada (2)
  • Japan (10)
  • Europe (27)
  • - Germany (9)
  • - The United Kingdom (7)
  • - Rest of Europe (11)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (5)
  • Middle-East (2)

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