The optical film market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.0%, in terms of value, during the forecast period.
The optical film market is projected to reach USD 30.2 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 7.0% between 2019 and 2024. The major drivers stimulating the optical film market are an increase in demand for large LCD and OLED display panels from the televisions and smartphones segments. However, exclusivity and IP protection of emerging and advanced display materials are hindering the growth of the market.

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The smartphones & tablets application is the fastest-growing segment, in terms of value, of the optical film market.
The smartphones & tablets application constitutes a major share of the optical film market, by value and volume. The smartphones industry has witnessed continuous advancements in the past years, which is responsible for the growing penetration of smartphones and tablets, globally. Smartphones & tablets use small display panels, which includes LCD and OLED panels. Optical film is majorly used as a polarizer film in both panels. The average screen size of the smartphone has increased since the past few years, and this trend is expected to continue in the future, which will have a positive impact on the optical film market.

“APAC is the fastest-growing optical film market.”
APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing optical film market during the next five years. The main factor that is expected to contribute to this growth is the presence of a large number of prominent optical film manufacturers such as LG Chem, Ltd., Hyosung Chemical, Toray Industries Inc., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd, and Zeon Corporation. The growing demand from the consumer electronics industry is expected to increase the demand for optical film in the region during the forecast period. The huge number of large display manufacturers is driving the demand for optical film in the televisions application in this region.

This study has been validated through primaries conducted with various industry experts, globally. These primary sources have been divided into the following three categories:

  • By Company Type- Tier 1- 35%, Tier 2- 25%, and Tier 3- 40%
  • By Designation- C Level- 35%, Director Level- 30%, and Others- 35%
  • By Region- North America - 25%, Europe - 30%, APAC - 30%, Latin America -5%, and MEA - 10%

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of company profiles listed below:

  • LG Chem, Ltd. (South Korea)
  • Hyosung Chemical (South Korea)
  • Toray Industries Inc. (Japan)
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • 3M (US)
  • Zeon Corporation (Japan)
  • Kolon Industries Inc. (South Korea)
  • Sanritz Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan)
  • Samsung SDI (Japan)


Research Coverage
The market study covers the optical film market across segments. It aims at estimating the market size and the growth potential of this market, across different segments, such as film type, application, and region. The study also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market, along with their company profiles, key observations related to product and business offerings, recent developments, and key market strategies.

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The report will help the market leaders/new entrants in this market with information on the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall optical film market and the subsegments. This report will help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain more insights to position their businesses better and to plan suitable go-to-market strategies. The report also helps stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provides them with information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.