Global Anti-Glare Film Market size- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2026
The global anti-glare Film market is growing at a potential growth rate Year-over-Year (YoY) and has reached USD 7.3 billion in 2020. The market is further expected to touch USD 15.0 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 11.8% during 2020-2026 (forecast period). The Anti-Glare Film market is likely to grow in the forecast timeframe due to a rise in usage of electrical, electronic, optical, and solar applications. The significantly growing electronic and semiconductor industries due to the rising demand for flat panel displays and smartphones would likely fuel the demand for the global anti-glare market.
Source: BlueWeave Consulting
Global Anti-Glare Film Market Overview:
Anti-glare is also referred to as a glare screen, it is a clear panel and filter that placed over the screen and helps in preventing the sun and light glare on a screen. It monitors the screen that is treated to reduce glare from light sources. The anti-glare glass consists and is made by layering the glass surface with an anti-reflective coating that eliminates back glare, rises transmittance, and lowers reflectance. The rising usage in electrical, electronic, optical, and solar applications is further expected to promote the anti-glare market growth in the forecast timeframe.
Anti-Glare Film Market Forecast and Trends
Increasing usage of Anti-Glare in electrical, electronic, optical, and solar applications
Anti-glare has been used in wide applications that include electronics, optical, solar, and other applications. A layer of the anti-reflective (AR) film is used to coat on the glass of a PV solar panel. This helps in improving the panel’s transmittance by declining the reflectance on the surface of the glass. The anti-glare glass roughness is much higher than that of the normal glass. The diffusion effect when increased, some of the reflective light can be easily transferred into transmitted light, which makes it efficient for power generation, even on cloudy days. A thin anti-reflective coating is applied to optical lenses also and after they've been cut and shaped to prevent reflections from bouncing off the person's lenses.
Booming electronic and semiconductor industries
The development of software, hardware technology will be directly driving the anti-glare market. The electrical and electronics industry holds around one-third share of the total global consumption of anti-reflective coatings. Due to the superior properties of anti-glare coatings, namely scratch resistance, smudge-proof, and high durability, it is widely used in electronics and even in semiconductor industries. Furthermore, advancements in sol-gel technology that make it easier to layer glass with anti-glare coatings would drive the market demand.
Anti-Glare cause headaches
Anti -Glare reportedly causes headaches. The glare from these same devices can trigger severe headaches. It is also reported that headaches caused by a new eyeglass prescription are common. But they go away within a few days as the person's eyes adjust. But many of the cases had many reported the headaches problem due to anti-glare. And there is a major restraining factor that can decline the market growth. Additionally, less consumer awareness about the usability of anti-glare glass in eyewear is expected to hamper the market growth.
Impact of COVID-19 in industry
The global economy and humanity have been pushed into a crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the high infection rate and adverse impact on public health systems, various governments have enforced nationwide lockdowns significantly impacting manufacturing supply chains, trade, and related services. Players are currently considering digital solutions that would enable them to serve the community and provide new opportunities to do business. The Application, manufacturing, supply chain, and other operations, have slowed down globally aimed to limit the spread of corona virus,
The global impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is likely only beginning and would significantly affect the Anti-Glare Film market in 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought with it travel bans and quarantines; massive slowing of the supply chain; uncertainty in the stock market; falling business confidence, and growing panic among the population. Despite the growing uncertainty and panic, technology suppliers must continue to focus on their long-term investments, maintain engagement with partners and prospects, and look to specific markets for stability.
Anti-Glare Film Market: By Application
Based on the application, the anti-glare film market is segmented into personal computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, e-books, others. The laptops segment is likely to dominate in the market. Anti -Glare also known as glare screen, is an anti-glare screen that is a clear panel and has a filter placed over a laptop screen. These help in preventing the sun and light glare on a screen.
Thus, the rising use of laptops among consumers requires anti-glare coatings and these would be directly benefiting the market Glare screens or anti-glare is often required when the person works on a computer in proximity to a window that is exposed to sunlight.
Source: BlueWeave Consulting
Anti-Glare Film Market: Regional Insight
North America region is likely to dominate in the anti-glare Film market, followed by the Asia Pacific, and others. Developing countries like the US and Canada have major opportunities for electronics Application, retail sales, and fixed-asset investment for the anti-glare film. Several other economies such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore in the Asia Pacific region are also forecast to grow at modest rates. The company's Applications is directly proportional to the Applications of workers. Hence, businesses in these regions are commonly embracing different instruments to help workers increase their Applications.
· In 2020, VSP Optics had announced the launch of TechShield Anti-glare Coatings with ISO-certified anti-bacterial technology. These enhancements will be likely to break new ground in the optical industry as it the first-ever anti-reflective coatings for ophthalmic lenses in the United States and includes anti-bacterial technology.
· In May 2020, HOYA Vision Care had also announced the U.S. launch of Super HiVision EX3+ anti-reflective treatment. The new lens has a treatment that offers the same industry-leading scratch resistance, durability, and long-term clean ability that eye care providers.
The anti-Glare film market is fragmented owing to the presence of many companies that provides varied Anti-Glare Film Applications. However, the companies that hold the majority share of the anti-glare film market are Janos Technology LLC, Honeywell International Inc., Essilor International S.A., 3m, Ecola, Tech Armor, Apple, Cooskin, Top-case, Blackberry, BodyGuradz, Tech21, i-peral, Optical Coatings Japan, iCoat Company LLC, Carl Zeiss AG, PPG Industries Inc., Hoya Corporation, Royal DSM, Rodenstock GmbH, and JDS Uniphase Corporation and other prominent players.
In the anti-glare film market, prominent market participants compete based on price and Application quality. Small and medium-sized market players are expected to show considerable improvements in the foreseeable future, given the moderate level of capital expenditure needed to set up a business. The large-sized companies, however, are likely to aim for global expansion, in a bid to gain a more considerable brand reputation.
Scope of the Report
Historical data – 2016-2019
Base Year – 2020
Forecast – 2021 – 2026
Revenue in USD Million
U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, China, UAE, South Africa, UAE, Turkey
By Application, By End-Use Industry and By Region
Janos Technology LLC, Honeywell International Inc., Essilor International S.A., 3m, Ecola, Tech Armor, Apple, Cooskin, Top-case, Blackberry, BodyGuradz, Tech21, i-peral, Optical Coatings Japan, iCoat Company LLC, Carl Zeiss AG, PPG Industries Inc., Hoya Corporation, Royal DSM, Rodenstock GmbH, and JDS Uniphase Corporation and others.
Scope of the Report
Ø Personal computers
Ø Laptops, tablets
Ø Smart phones
Ø Solar sectors
Ø North America
Ø Asia Pacific
Ø Middle East and Africa